New Ship Arvia: Caribbean Sailing from Southampton to Barbados including flights to London
Canary Islands and Caribbean from Southampton
Cabin: PF4 Inside
Sail Date: 25th Oct 2024
Duration: 14 Nights
Includes flights to London
**Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 25th Oct - 08th Nov 2024
**Single traveller pricing available
**Multiple dates available.
**Stateroom available form Inside to Suite
**Kindly contact our holiday team for availability, best price guarantee
Southampton, UK: The vibrant port city of Southampton has always had a rich history in seafaring and is still a popular embarkation port for cruises today.
Tenerife, Spain: Visiting the largest of the Canary Islands, our Tenerife cruises bring you close to one of the world's most dramatic and varied landscapes, ranging from verdant valleys and lush plantations to glorious beaches, vast pinewoods and the volcanic `moonscape' of Mount Teide National Park. Tenerife's cruise port Santa Cruz has grown from a fishing village to a splendid city with classy bars and restaurants, varied shops, fine architecture and interesting museums. With our cruises to Tenerife the action begins right outside the port gates, where you will find a caf-lined boulevard leading to the Plaza de Espana, at the heart of the port's main shopping area. Look out for bargain electrical goods and cut-price CDs, Tenerife's speciality. Prefer museums and galleries? Try the Museo de Bellas Artes, which contains works by Bruegel, or discover the island's history, topography, flora and fauna at the Museo de la Naturaleza y El Hombre.
St Maarten: Half French and half Dutch, St. Martin/Sint Maarten cruise port is one of the Caribbean's most diverse and interesting islands. The Dutch capital Philipsburg is a delightful warren of narrow streets called steegjies. Here you will find interesting shops and leafy courtyard cafes. Start your exploration at Wathey Square, which is home to a colourful market. If you would prefer to enjoy a little French 'je ne sais quoi', take an island tour to the pretty French capital Marigot. It's worth visiting for its colourful markets, lovely cafe-lined waterfront and the chic boutiques of Marina Port La Royale, where you can pick up unusual jewellery and leather goods. Or spend your day on a catamaran trip from Philipsburg for fabulous deep-sea snorkelling with lunch.
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis: If you have ever dreamt of the classic Caribbean island, chances are it looked a lot like St. Kitts cruise port. You will recognise that mixture of deserted beaches, sleepy villages, lush rainforest greenery and sugarcane fields and maybe even the mini-mountain range with a dormant volcano in its midst. Yet the first thing you will see when the ship docks is pretty much brand new: St. Kitts cruise terminal and marina complex - a collection of shops, bars, restaurants and gardens. Once through that, though, you can explore the back streets and impressively restored Georgian buildings of the capital, Basseterre. Independent since 1983, St. Kitts covers just 65 square miles but has its own World Heritage site: Brimstone Hill fortress. Another option for St. Kitts cruise visitors is the 45-minute ferry to sister island Nevis.
Castries, Saint Lucia: The lush island of St Lucia is a tropical paradise. The Caribbean is a treat for all the senses. Get a taste of island life with a St Lucia cruise holiday. With its mouth-watering mix of exotic local flavours and historic influence, Caribbean cuisine is a melting pot of culinary cultures. And while you’d be hard-pressed to take a bad shot, the region offers up iconic scenes that will give you the kind of photos that bring back happy memories every time you see them.
Cloaked in verdant rainforests, its skyline dominated by the dramatic twin peaks of Les Pitons and its gardens a riot of hibiscus and bougainvillea; St. Lucia is the epitome of a Caribbean paradise. Here you can watch parrots and hummingbirds skim through the trees, bask on beautiful beaches, visit charming fishing villages, view stunning volcanic scenery and glory in the Caribbean's best botanical gardens. If it is your first visit, an island tour to the dramatic Soufrire volcano will show you the island's full beauty. Boat trips to spot dolphin and whales are also available, as are biking, jeep and hiking tours of the rainforest. But do leave time to explore the shops of Castries cruise port, where you can pick up bread, wine and even ketchup made from bananas.
You may feel that you could be on the Cornish coast but the moment you hear the waves of gospel singing emanating from a tiny local church you'll realise you could not be anywhere else but Barbados.
Terms & Conditions
All fares are displayed in Great British Pound and pricing is per person based on twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise. Although all due care is taken to keep information as up-to-date as possible, pricing and availability are subject to change without notice: due to varying timing schedules of supplier automated update processes; currency fluctuations; fuel surcharges or government tax & fee changes and may not be guaranteed until paid in full. Gratuities may be an additional onboard charge depending on particular cruise line selected. Please ask your cruise consultant for any clarification of Terms & Conditions.