Southern Medley Winter Cruise

Southern Medley Winter Cruise

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When:
January 25, 2019 – February 5, 2019 all-day
2019-01-25T00:00:00-06:00
2019-02-06T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
Crown Princess
Cost:
$3389 - 4790
Contact:
Gold Crown Travel & Tour
319-366-3766

SOUTHERN  MEDLEY WINTER CRUISE

ABOARD PRINCESS CRUISE LINES “CROWN PRINCESS”

12 Total days

What better time to escape an Iowa winter than in January and February of any year. We have designed an escape itinerary to relieve every one of the holiday stress and winter blues with this relaxing and fun filled cruise.  We have previously enjoyed both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Now we are going to visit six of the most exiting Southern Caribbean ports while cruising in luxury aboard Princess Cruise Line’s state of the art  “CROWN PRINCESS”.

We will begin our tour on January 25th with a flight from Cedar Rapids to Ft. Lauderdale Fl. Upon arrival we will be transferred to the Hilton Inn and Suites for an afternoon and evening of relaxation.  On the morning of January 26th the Hilton will arrange our transportation to the port of Ft. Lauderdale for embarkation aboard the “CROWN PRINCESS”

Click here to view the Princess Cruise anniversary offer! (offer ends February 14, 2018)

Sailing Itinerary

 

Date Port Arrive Depart
Sat, Jan 26 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 4:00 pm
Sun, Jan 27 At Sea
Mon, Jan 28 At Sea
Tue, Jan 29 Aruba 8:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed, Jan 30 Curacao 7:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu, Jan 31 Grenada 12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 1 Dominica 7:00 am 4:00 pm
Sat, Feb 2 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Sun, Feb 3 Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mon, Feb 4 at Sea
Tue, Feb 5 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 am

ARUBA

Dutch influence still lingers on this balmy Caribbean island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986. Aruba is a contrast: the island’s arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches make up its coast. Aruba’s long and colorful heritage is reflected in its dialect. Called Papiamento, it is a tongue that combines elements of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, African and English.

 

CURACAO

Historians still contend over which European adventurer first spied the largest island in the former Netherlands Antilles. Some historians claim the honor for Alonzo de Ojeda; other historians champion Amerigo Vespucci. Little does it matter; today’s travelers are content to bask beneath sunny skies cooled by the trade winds. Lying some 40 miles off Venezuela, Curaçao boasts a landscape that is dramatic, stark, and volcanic. In contrast, Willemstad, the capital, seems a cozy Dutch haven with its neat row houses. And while those gabled and tiled roofs illustrate the island’s heritage, the bright, pastel houses speak pure Caribbean. Islanders themselves reflect this same colorful contrast: over 50 different nationalities have come to call Curaçao their home.

 

GRENADA

Grenada is the Caribbean’s “Isle of Spice” — one of the world’s major producers of nutmeg, mace, clove, cinnamon, and cocoa. Indeed, the fragrant aroma of spice seems to envelop the island’s emerald hillsides, tropical forests, and sun-drenched beaches. Grenada is truly a feast for the senses. Americans, of course, may remember the island from the 1983 U.S. military intervention. Over two decades later, Grenada is again an ideal vacation spot. No building here may be built higher than a coconut palm. The majority of hotels are small and family owned. St. George’s Harbor is a picture-perfect postcard of an idyllic Caribbean anchorage.

 

DOMINICA

Lying between Guadeloupe and Martinique is the island of Dominica–an unspoiled Caribbean paradise. The vibrant, rich rainforest is home to rare birds, including Sisserou and Jacquot parrots. Streams tumble down mountain slopes and thread fertile valleys on their short route to the sea. Dominica is also home to the last Carib Indians. When Columbus made landfall on his second voyage of discovery, this fierce tribe managed to keep the explorer at bay. And while the island proved a lure for both British and French planters, Dominica somehow managed to escape the trammels of civilization. This former British possession, independent since 1978, today lures visitors from around the world with its unspoiled beauty. As the islanders fondly say, “Apres Bondi, c’est la terre” (After God, it is the land). Tours may travel narrow, winding roads.

 

ST.THOMAS

The US Virgin Islands are America’s paradise, offering an easygoing blend of island ways and American practicality. St. Thomas, capital of the island group, offers every imaginable sport: snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and sailing. Just a few miles away lay St. John and Virgin Islands National Park. Stunning mountain scenery, crystalline waters, and white-sand beaches with palms swaying in the breeze – the US Virgin Islands are truly a slice of paradise. The harbor is easily one of the Caribbean’s most scenic. The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million in gold. St. Thomas has a reputation as a duty free-mecca for shopping.

 

GRAND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

Grand Turk, the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is a small island bursting with turn-of-the-century Caribbean charm, retaining the look and feel of the Caribbean 40 years ago. Grand Turk was founded by Bermudan salt rakers some three centuries ago and its Bermudan-British-colonial architecture surrounded by colorful local dwellings make the island a treasure to visit. It is recognized as being one of the first places in the New World where Christopher Columbus landed and also gained worldwide attention when John Glenn splashed down near Grand Turk on his historic first mission to space. Grand Turk is six miles long and just over a mile wide with a population of only 6,000. It is blessed with miles of uncrowded, beautiful beaches and is close to several uninhabited cays such as Gibb’s Cay, home of the stingray encounter. While there are many landside attractions to explore such as the Old Prison, Lighthouse Park, and the re-created salt salina, the real beauty of the island lies underwater. Grand Turk is world-famous for its healthy and beautiful coral reefs that surround the island, stretching almost from the coastline to the 7,000-foot vertical wall just offshore.

 

 

Included:

  • ROUND TRIP AIRFARE CEDAR RAPIDS – FT.LAUDERDALE – CEDAR RAPIDS
  • ONE NIGHT AT THE HILTON FT.LAUDERDALE INN AND SUITES
  • 10 DAYS ABOARD THE PRINCESS CRUISE LINES “ CROWN PRINCESS”
  • $50 CABIN CREDIT
  • 1 BOTTLE OF COMPLEMENTARY WINE
  • SIX PORTS

 

Not Included:

  • MEALS PRIOR TO BOARDING THE SHIP
  • TRANSPORTATION FROM SHIP TO AIRPORT UPON RETURN OF VOYAGE

 

Rate:

ALL  PRICES PP. DBL. OC.

INTERIOR CABIN:  $3389

OCEAN VIEW          $3670

BALCONY                $4350

MINI SUITE              $4790

GOLD CROWN TRAVEL REWARDS CLUB MEMBERS RECEIVE $100 PP CREDIT $200 PER COUPLE

Click here to view the Princess Cruise anniversary offer! (offer ends February 14, 2018)

 

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