A Caribbean cruise is a dream holiday in itself but sailing on board Royal Caribbean International’s mega ship Harmony of the Seas will make your holiday all the more memorable. Departing Fort Lauderdale in Florida on 3 June 2017, this nine-night round trip itinerary will take you to St Maarten, San Juan and Labadee from £748pp*, cruise only.
Your first port of call St Maarten has enticing beaches, excellent restaurants and boutiques stocked with duty-free bargains. This island is the Dutch version of one of the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean and is the world’s smallest island shared between two nations – France and The Netherlands.
San Juan is the largest city and principal seaport on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. The historical heart of the city, referred to as Old San Juan, lies on a small island connected to the mainland by bridges and a causeway. Its narrow, crooked streets and buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries make for picture-perfect scenes, and the cathedral of San Juan Bautista, a 16th century Gothic structure that contains the tomb of the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Lesn, is also worth visiting.
Screened by vegetation-draped mountains and accessible only by sea, Labadee’s shady tropical sands are the idyllic private setting for a visit dedicated to the pleasures of a beach picnic, a little market selling local Haitian handicrafts, and sailing, jetskiing and, for those qualified, snorkelling and diving amid extensive offshore coral reefs.
On board Harmony of the Seas you will find plenty of cruise innovations including iFLY, the first skydiving experience at sea; the Ultimate Abyss, a thrilling 10-story slide; and a Bionic Bar run by bionic mixologists. This floating city, dubbed the world’s largest cruise ship, has seven distinct ‘neighbourhoods’ and its own Central Park complete with real trees, as well as a variety of dining options with comfortable and contemporary staterooms.
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*Prices correct at time of publication.