On this cruise, we will venture deeper into the Caribbean on the road-less-travelled to remote islands teeming with lush rainforests, waterfalls, rare birds and spices unique to the region. We will also discover aquamarine seas ablaze with brightly coloured coral reefs teeming with technicolour fish, breathtaking national parks and world-renowned beaches. On one of the islands, St. Thomas, the warehouses that were once filled with pirate loot now serve as stores with wonderful duty free shopping.
We will cruise in style and luxury aboard the new Sky Princess. The ships of Princess Cruises are among the most beautiful and hospitable, and have more of everything you would expect in a 5-star floating resort. Princess’ award winning shore excursions and fascinating onboard programs bring the culture and colours of this region to life. Talented chefs will take you on a culinary journey, with freshly prepared and carefully crafted dishes that celebrate the Caribbean.
Take in some of the finest cruise ship entertainment as the theatre lights up the top deck day or night with feature films, or watch a lavish Broadway production complete with dazzling stage sets and international performers in the state-of-the-art Princess theatre!
* All shore excursions are optional and may be purchased in advance on Princess Cruises’ website, or onboard the ship.
Itinerary / Excursions
We fly to Miami and upon arrival we transfer to our cruise ship, the Sky Princess. This evening we enjoy our first delicious dinner on board.
Time to relax, get acquainted with the ship and enjoy the endless array of facilities, activities and entertainment. Visit the health club for a workout or beauty treatment, join an exercise class, line dancing or perhaps wine tasting.
Although this unique Dutch island has blossomed as a sophisticated Caribbean destination, the real attraction is under water. Aruba is surrounded by colourful coral, and the abundant sea life around Arashi Reef or the wreck of the Antilla is simply breathtaking. If you would rather stay dry, view it all by taking an excursion from the air conditioned comfort of an Atlantis submarine or a glass bottom boat.
If you think you have seen everything, come explore the kunuku - a Caribbean-style outback terrain unique to the Netherlands Antilles. Here nature serves up prickly cactus where iguanas feel at home and the offshore waters shimmer like a million aquamarines.
Breathe in the scent of the wild nutmeg trees that this "Spice Island" is famous for as you stroll past the heliconia and ginger lilies to Grand Etang Lake. Be sure to bring along your swimsuit because the crystal-clear pool at the base of Seven Sisters Falls is hard to resist.
This island boasts a wealth of lush rain forests, dense jungles and rugged mountains. You can explore the natural beauty at places like Champagne Reef, Emerald Pool and Ti Tou Gorge. You can also sit back and watch the brilliantly plumed Sisserou and Jacquot parrots flit from tree to tree.
St. Thomas is a small island surrounded by a series of jagged bays, inlets and coves with miles of beautiful beaches and green mountains. Enjoy exploring the colourful waterfront and cobbled streets with outstanding duty-free shopping in the lovely capital of Charlotte Amalie.
This small island is bursting with 19th century Caribbean charm. The Bermudan British colonial architecture sitting alongside the colourful Caribbean-style local dwellings make Grand Turk a delight to visit. The island is blessed with miles of quiet sugary beaches and has several uninhabited cays just waiting to be explored.
Relax and enjoy all of the activities and entertainment on board our ship.
We arrive back in Fort Lauderdale in the morning and transfer to the Maimi airport for our flight home.