Southern Caribbean Cruise– No Flying

January 7 – 20, 2023

Norwegian is a Contemporary Cruise Line known for its fun, laid-back ambiance and inventive “freestyle cruising” concept, which features no enforced dress codes, no fixed dining times and a plethora of onboard entertainment and family-friendly activities. Your ship, Norwegian Getaway, combines the most magnificent amenities Norwegian has to offer with unforgettable destinations. Stroll The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise line. Indulge in 20 dining options, experience the thrill of five water slides, and three levels of action-packed activities in the sports complex. The excitement and entertainment continue with Broadway style musical presentations. Your cruise package on Norwegian Getaway will include your choice of the following amenities (2 for Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins receive all four): Premium Beverage package (gratuities not included); Specialty Dining package (gratuities not included); Internet package with 250 minutes; or $50 USD Shore Excursion credit.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart Ottawa for your trip to New York. You will be overnighting in Manhattan before starting your cruise. You must pack an overnight bag for tonight as your large, checked bag will stay on the coach.

Day 2

This morning the magic begins with a guided tour of New York City. Your local tour guide, a knowledgeable New Yorker, will take you through the city giving you a chance to see some of the fabulous sites that have made this city a cosmopolitan gem. After the tour you’ll be taken to the port for embarkation. Your ship, the Norwegian Getaway, sails today at 3:00pm. (D)

Day 3

Leisurely spent at sea

There are plenty of activities aboard the Norwegian Getaway to entertain everyone or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Leisurely spent at sea

(B, L, D)

Day 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico (4 pm – 10:30 pm)

Founded in 1521, San Juan’s picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage. But the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, verdant mountainsides, imposing forts, and a lovely tropical climate. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Basseterre, St. Kitts-Nevis (12 pm – 7 pm)

Tender Port

Although founded by the French in 1627, St. Kitts is a very British paradise where cricket and tea are the norm. The dramatic mixed island landscape is rimmed in gold-sand beaches and dotted with well-preserved plantations left over from when the island was covered with sugar cane. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Castries, St. Lucia (8 am – 5 pm)

Tender Port

A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with thriving coral reefs and rain forest preserves. Explore the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater at Sulfur Springs. Visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Falls and the Morne Coubaril Estate. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Bridgetown, Barbados (7am – 4pm)

The most British of all the Caribbean islands, games of cricket are as common here as the typical island water sports. Visit the third-oldest Parliament in the entire Commonwealth. Stroll the inviting beaches of Carlisle Bay, tour a rum factory, or visit the historical Garrison area. Bridgetown is the only city outside continental North America that George Washington visited. The George Washington House, the actual house where he stayed, is now part of the Garrison Historic Area.

(B, L, D)

Day 9

St. John’s, Antigua (9 am – 6pm)

Bask in the grand sight of the city’s skyline, dominated by the white baroque towers of St. John’s Cathedral. Sample local cuisines, visit the Botanical Garden, witness the magnificent Antigua Lighthouse, the historical Fort James and much more as you discover this grand city. (B, L, D)

Day 10

St. Thomas, US Virgin Island (7 am – 3 pm)

The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbours in the world. Once home to pirates of long ago, today visitors find treasures of a different kind, for now beautiful beaches and bountiful duty-free shopping are truly its claim to fame. (B, L, D)

Day 11

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (9 am – 4 pm)

Puerto Plata (or officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata) is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Leisurely spent at sea.

(B, L, D)

Day 13

Leisurely spent at sea.

(B, L, D)

Day 14

New York to Ottawa – This morning the Getaway will arrive back in New York. After breakfast we will meet as a group and disembark the ship, where we will be met by our motor coach and begin our journey back to Ottawa, with a stop enroute for lunch. You can expect to arrive in Ottawa about 8:00 in the evening. (B)

Cruise itinerary is subject to change by cruise line.

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