Please Go Away Experiences:
Shimmering Shores and Flavors
of the Caribbean
12/7/21 - 12/17/21
Sail in style aboard the luxurious Seven Seas Splendor and feel the sand beneath your toes along the most beautiful Caribbean shore lines. On this journey we will be highlighting the unique flavors of the Caribbean which will feature several included foodie shore excursions as well as the option to book space in SS Splendor's magnificent on board Culinary Arts Center showcasing regional cooking demonstrations so you can take a taste of the Caribbean home with you.
Caribbean Ports of Call
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
There is plenty of local color in Puerto Plata. The city was founded around 1500 and given its name – which means “silver port” – by Christopher Columbus, who thought the clouds hiding the nearby mountaintop had a silvery appearance. Also identified by its hue, the main public beach is called Playa Dorada, or Golden Beach, after the color of its sun-kissed sand. If you spend some time there, you’ll find it’s a great place to bronze yourself. Or you can head into town to the Museo del Ámbar to see more shades of amber than you probably knew existed. Be sure to bring your green, as you can buy jewelry there too.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's first inhabitants were the Taino Indians, who encountered Columbus in 1493. The Spanish quickly settled, defending their territory against the Dutch and British. This is evident by the imposing fortresses of Old San Juan, namely the El Morro Castle, dominating the old section of this capital city. In 1897, Spain declared Puerto Rico an autonomous state. Spain later ceded Puerto Rico to the U.S. and residents were granted American citizenship in 1917.
Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
With more than a quarter of the island set aside as a national park and a rainforest that is growing rather than shrinking, St. Kitts is a stunning tropical island escape. Soar through the Valley of the Giants on a thrilling zip line, hike to Sofa Rock, which is the cap of a still smoldering volcano, or simply spend the day relaxing on one of the many beaches protected by major coral reefs. Enjoy fresh seafood and seasonal fruits like soursop and mammy apples. Additionally, St. Kitts offers duty-free shopping and is an excellent place to find copperware, local beer and rum and embroidery fabrics.
Roseau, a small town with plenty of colonial charm, offers the colorful New Market, where you can stop for a refreshing coconut drink. Dominica’s real beauty lies in its unspoiled natural landscape - the dense rain forests, lush foliage, natural springs and rivers and tall, smoldering peaks. Dominica is home to one of the Caribbean’s great natural wonders-the scenic Valley of Desolation, where in a verdant tropical gorge, white mists from bubbling hot springs swirl in the air.
St. Johns, Antigua
Touting 365 beaches, most protected by coral reefs; a ring of forts; and quaint Colonial architecture, Antigua, and particularly St. John’s, is a classic example of the British Caribbean. Sites to see include St. John’s Cathedral, destroyed by earthquakes and rebuilt on the same spot at least three times, the last time in 1845; and the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, which, in addition to island history, also offers a fascinating exhibition of semiprecious stones. For a stroll in nature, make your way to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, or the nature trail to Shirley Heights. St. John’s offers several hot spots for nightlife and live music. And be sure to stop at a local restaurant to taste the buttery “flying fish,” unique to this part of the Caribbean.
Gustavia, St. Barts
One of the Caribbean’s true gems, St. Barts is where Riviera chic meets Caribbean cool. Day-trippers come from nearby islands for the duty-free shopping, excellent dining and to lounge on the soft, white sands in a secluded palm-fringed cove. Tour Fort Gustav and Fort Carl, historic reminders of Sweden’s short-lived Caribbean possession. Excursions abound, inviting guests to snorkel, sail over the clear blue waters on a catamaran, or horseback ride through shaded jungle trails.
Day by day itinerary
Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Day 3: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Day 4: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 5: Basseterre, Saint Kitts & Nevis
Day 6: Roseau, Dominica
Day 7: St. John's, Antigua
Day 8: Gustavia, St. Barts
Day 9: Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Day 10: Cruising the Bahamian Waters
Day 11: Miami, Florida
Pricing from $5,550 per person depending on suite category selected. Based on 2 persons sharing a suite.
Special Single Supplement of only 25% fare for Deluxe Veranda Suite category.
Round trip coach class air from selected cities to Miami
All balcony suite accommodations
Pre-cruise 1 night hotel package for Concierge level and higher categories
Unlimited Shore Excursions
All meals in all restaurants
Unlimited beverages including fine wine, premium spirits and specialty coffees
Open bar and lounges including in-suite mini bar replenished daily
Prepaid gratuities for all ship staff
Valet laundry service
Virtuoso Voyages Private Cocktail Reception
Exclusive Private Wine Tasting on board
$300 per person on board credit