7 NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

San Juan , Puerto Rico | Bridgetown , Barbados | St. Georges , Grenada | Roseau , Dominica | Philipsburg , St. Maarten | Charlotte Amalie , St. Thomas | San Juan , Puerto Rico

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After a day spent wandering new shores, dive into a world of thrills on Jewel of the Seas®. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall or catch a movie on the poolside screen. Grab your playbill for West End to Broadway and raise a glass at Vintages. It's time to go all-in on adventure.

DAY 1 - Departure Day

San Juan, Puerto Rico

DEPARTS:
8:30 PM
FORTIFIED

FOR ADVENTURE

Your journey begins in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s vibrant capital. You’ll find 500 years of history to delve into here, from ancient fortresses to colorful colonial-era buildings. If you’re traveling to San Juan by plane, arrive at least a day earlier to explore this beautiful city. If you’re arriving the same day, the airport is just a twenty-minute taxi ride to the port.

San Juan, Puerto Rico historic Fort San Felipe Del Morro.
Man standing in a waterfall in El Yunque National Rainforest, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Woman leaning on fort El Morro to enjoy the view in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Your journey begins in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s vibrant capital. You’ll find 500 years of history to delve into here, from ancient fortresses to colorful colonial-era buildings. If you’re traveling to San Juan by plane, arrive at least a day earlier to explore this beautiful city. If you’re arriving the same day, the airport is just a twenty-minute taxi ride to the port.

San Juan, Puerto Rico historic Fort San Felipe Del Morro.
Man standing in a waterfall in El Yunque National Rainforest, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Woman leaning on fort El Morro to enjoy the view in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Things To Do

in San Juan

Early morning sunlight on the lush vegetation of El Yunque National Rain Forest in San Juan, Puerto Rico

EXPLORE EL YUNQUE

El Yunque National Forest offers 29,000 acres of mountain terrain exploding with overgrown jungle, fast flowing waterfalls, and towering bamboo stands. Hike along 23 miles of nature trails, or summit El Toro— nearly 3500 feet above sea level— for sensational views.

Traditional Puerto Rican dish with a glass of mojito

Local Cuisine

In Old San Juan, you’ll find plenty of island fare and criolla cuisine— home cooking flavored by Spanish and African influences. Try some mofongo, mashed fried green plantains often stuffed with meat, or snack on some codfish fritters, called bacalaitos.

INSIDER TIP

The free, open-air trolleys in Old San Juan are a great way to see the city’s top sites.

DAY 2 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

LB, Liberty of the Seas, mini golf, fun, family, kids, teens, jumping, revite 2016.

LB, Liberty of the Seas, mini golf, fun, family, kids, teens, jumping, revite 2016.

Things to Do

HM, Harmony of the Seas, wide shot of young girl and young boy, teens, climbing Rock Wall, fun, POV from below, Ultimate Abyss slides on left, decorative photographic ceiling with jellyfish, sea life above,
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

LB, Liberty of the Seas, mini golf, fun, family, kids, teens, jumping, revite 2016.
Mini Golf

ON PAR FOR ADVENTURE

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

DAY 3 - DOCKED

Bridgetown, Barbados

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM
BRITISH ROOTS,

BAJAN FLAVOR

As soon as you get into “Town”, make a stop at one of the island’s 1,500 rum shops. Then spend your day on the seemingly endless pink-and-white-sand beaches. For inland adventures, explore the rolling hills and valleys, sugarcane fields and historic plantations. Or take a dive into the crystal clear turquoise waters filled with captivating coral reefs.

Sunny day with palm trees on Bottom Bay Beach in Bridgetown, Barbados
A couple of Sea Turtles Diving in clear ocean of Bridgetown, Barbados
Crystal clear running water in Harrison Cave, Bridgetown, Barbados

As soon as you get into “Town”, make a stop at one of the island’s 1,500 rum shops. Then spend your day on the seemingly endless pink-and-white-sand beaches. For inland adventures, explore the rolling hills and valleys, sugarcane fields and historic plantations. Or take a dive into the crystal clear turquoise waters filled with captivating coral reefs.

Sunny day with palm trees on Bottom Bay Beach in Bridgetown, Barbados
A couple of Sea Turtles Diving in clear ocean of Bridgetown, Barbados
Crystal clear running water in Harrison Cave, Bridgetown, Barbados
Things To Do

in Bridgetown

Colorful lights in Harrison Cave, Bridgetown, Barbados

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Take a solar-powered tram journey 170 feet below ground into Harrison’s Cave, an intricate limestone cave system. Here, you’ll find flowing streams, waterfalls, emerald-hued pools, unusual stalactite formations, and towering columns that formed over thousands of years.

Monkey eating at a wildlife reserve in Bridgetown, Barbados

GO GREEN

Hop into a rugged 4X4 and make your way through the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Deep in the island’s interior, you’ll find playful green monkeys, colorful birds, reptiles and other native animals roaming freely. Try to visit around 2 p.m. for feeding time to see the green monkeys close-up.

Clear sunny beach on Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados

BEST BEACH DAY EVER

Sit back and relax on the powdery white sands of Harbour Lights on Carlisle Bay Beach. If kicking back with a rum punch in hand is a little too laid-back, you can snorkel around shipwrecks, rent a jet ski, or even visit Tortuga to swim with turtles.

Three Bajan fish cakes on a green plate with white rice

Local Cuisine

This island is a seafood lover’s dream come true. Bajan (or Barbadian) cuisine blends African, Indian and British influences. For a truly authentic experience, don’t shy away from the street food— try the fried fish cakes, macaroni pie, tamarind balls, and the national dish, cou-cou with flying fish.

Assorted bags at an open souvenir market in Bridgetown, Barbados

Shopping

For the best deals on duty-free luxury items and authentic souvenirs from the island, check out the shops in the cruise terminal and the stores along Broad Street, the main street in Bridgetown. Cruise to Barbados and bring home a taste of the island with a rum cake, which is called ‘great cake’ for a reason.

INSIDER TIP

Ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, about a mile from town.

DAY 4 - DOCKED

St. Georges , Grenada

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

SPICE UP YOUR ADVENTURE

Aquatic adventurers should not miss Grenada’s wonders. Relax on a white-sand beach or sail the surrounding seas while basking in the famous trade winds. Explore the lush landscapes of volcanic mountains, lakes and hot springs. And savor the island’s culture with visits to a historic spice estate and a water-powered mill distillery whose signature rum is unforgettably potent.

Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Grenada, view to St. George's, Grenada
Underwater sculpture park, ring of figures in St. George's, Grenada
St. George's Anglican Church was built in 1825 but suffered heavy damage during the Hurricane Ivan in 2004. In a church with no roof, what remains to be seen are a few sections of tiled floors, stained glass in some windows, the bell tower with a clock placed in 1904. The renovations proceed, albeit slowly. St. George's, Grenada.

Aquatic adventurers should not miss Grenada’s wonders. Relax on a white-sand beach or sail the surrounding seas while basking in the famous trade winds. Explore the lush landscapes of volcanic mountains, lakes and hot springs. And savor the island’s culture with visits to a historic spice estate and a water-powered mill distillery whose signature rum is unforgettably potent.

Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Grenada, view to St. George's, Grenada
Underwater sculpture park, ring of figures in St. George's, Grenada
St. George's Anglican Church was built in 1825 but suffered heavy damage during the Hurricane Ivan in 2004. In a church with no roof, what remains to be seen are a few sections of tiled floors, stained glass in some windows, the bell tower with a clock placed in 1904. The renovations proceed, albeit slowly. St. George's, Grenada.
Things To Do

in St. Georges

Dock on Grand Etang Lake in St. George's, Grenada

SEE YOU CRATER

Hike through the island’s lush, mountainous interior to the beauty of Grand Etang Lake— a 30-acre extinct volcano crater filled with natural cobalt blue water, rumored to be inhabited by a mermaid. Bonus: you’ll see waterfalls, tropical birds and rare flowers along the trail.

Underwater sculpture of man with typewriter in St. George's, Grenada

SUNKEN SIGHTS

Grab your snorkel mask for the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park— a collection of contemporary ecological art beneath the ocean’s surface, and a vibrant habitat complete with colorful coral formations, tropical fish and other marine life.

Nutmeg and fruit from farm in St. George's, Grenada

HAVE A SPICE DAY

Discover the origins of the spice trade at the historic Dougaldston Estate, a village nutmeg cooperative. During your Grenada cruise, see how nutmeg is harvested, processed and exported at the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station and tour the island’s oldest working distillery at the River Antoine Rum Distillery.

Mid close up shot of a bowl of Goat Curry

Local Cuisine

Native dishes are based on local produce, fresh seafood and— of course— aromatic spices. Traditional dishes include the “oil down” (meat and veggies simmered in spices and coconut milk), stuffed crabs, and callaloo soup. For hamburgers and other casual eats, check out the food vendors along the Carenage harborfront.

An assortment of spices including Nutmeg

Shopping

You’ll find your standard guaranteed items like designer goods, jewelry and perfume here. But what you really want to take home are signature island spices, nutmeg jams, and spice-scented soaps. Your best bet is the Esplanade Mall at the cruise terminal, but many other options are within walking distance.

INSIDER TIP

Spices make a great souvenir, but only factory-sealed packages can be brought through US Customs.

DAY 5 - DOCKED

Roseau, Dominica

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM
A JAMMIN’

GOOD TIME

Dominica’s endless jungles, mountains and waterfalls will keep you wandering for hours. If you’re more of an urban explorer, jam out in the capital of Roseau, where the streets are filled with the sounds of reggae, calypso, soka and zouk. And bring an appetite, because when it comes to comfort food, Dominica nails it island style.

Boats on Soufriere Bay, Soufriere, Dominica
Sunny day at Scottshead Marine Reserve, overlooking  Soufrière Bay, Roseau, Dominica
The Boiling Lake, a world heritage site in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Roseau, Dominica

Dominica’s endless jungles, mountains and waterfalls will keep you wandering for hours. If you’re more of an urban explorer, jam out in the capital of Roseau, where the streets are filled with the sounds of reggae, calypso, soka and zouk. And bring an appetite, because when it comes to comfort food, Dominica nails it island style.

Boats on Soufriere Bay, Soufriere, Dominica
Sunny day at Scottshead Marine Reserve, overlooking  Soufrière Bay, Roseau, Dominica
The Boiling Lake, a world heritage site in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Roseau, Dominica
Things To Do

in Roseau

Exotic Hibiscus waterfall tucked away in rainforest greenery, Roseau, Dominica

Wade Through Waterfalls

At Trafalgar Falls, you can wade through freshwater pools beneath sparkling cascades tumbling 200 feet from the jungle canopy.

Pebbles lining the shore of Champagne Beach, Roseau, Dominica

Discover a Beach of Bubbly

Take a dip in the waters of Champagne Beach, where volcanic gases fizzle up from the ocean floor to create a sea of bubbles.

The Boiling Lake, a world heritage site in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Roseau, Dominica

Soak It Up

Relax in a bubbling thermal spring or indulge in a detoxing mud bath at Wotten Waven Caldera, one of Dominica’s nine volcanoes.

Dense jungle with small creek in the national park in Dominica

Full Throttle Thrills

Feeling a need for speed? Hop into a 4x4 and explore Dominica’s rainforests, waterfalls and mountains safari-style.

A bowl of mashed plantains

Local Cuisine

You can call this Caribbean Soul Food. Think sweet plantains, mangos, yams, kushkush (cornmeal), fresh fish and locally caught game, all cooked with plenty of Creole spices and savory herbs for a kick. The island’s signature drink— a spiced rum steeped with anisette and lemongrass— is the perfect refresher on a sunny island day.

Handwoven baskets at an outdoor shop

Shopping

During your Dominica cruise, you can find just about anything at Pirates on Long Lane, from souvenirs and cigars to local cheeses. But Kalinago Barana Aute in the Carib territory is a must if you’re scouting for carvings, pottery, and handwoven baskets. Today, Dominica boasts the largest population of Carib Indians, an indigenous people of the Lesser Antilles.

INSIDER TIP

Wear comfortable shoes. The cobblestone streets in Roseau are bumpy and uneven.

DAY 6 - DOCKED

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM
CROSSROADS

OF THE CARIBBEAN

St. Maarten sits at the crossroads of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. It’s also a place where over 120 cultures meet. You can taste it in the island’s cuisine, which is rated among the best in the Caribbean. And you can feel it whether you stay in the upbeat, party-centric Dutch side where the port is located, or cross into the laid-back, local-driven French side of the island.

Sunset at Marigot, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Cliffs and rock formations lining the white sands of Cupecoy Beach, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Sailboats racing in the Regatta through the crystal clear waters of Philipsburg, St. Maarten

St. Maarten sits at the crossroads of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. It’s also a place where over 120 cultures meet. You can taste it in the island’s cuisine, which is rated among the best in the Caribbean. And you can feel it whether you stay in the upbeat, party-centric Dutch side where the port is located, or cross into the laid-back, local-driven French side of the island.

Sunset at Marigot, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Cliffs and rock formations lining the white sands of Cupecoy Beach, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Sailboats racing in the Regatta through the crystal clear waters of Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Things To Do

in Philipsburg

Aerial view of the Great Salt Pond, Philipsburg, St. Maarten

LOTERIE FARM

Loterie Farm is a nature sanctuary with 135 acres of hiking trails, a zip line adventure course, and a spring fed multi-level pool with cascading waterfalls..

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, cityscape at the Great Salt Pond.

SIMPSON BAY LAGOON

The largest saltwater lagoon in the Caribbean, Simpson Bay is a great spot for lounging and watching the boats and yachts that dot its picturesque harbor.

Girl horseback riding with a view of the ocean in Philipsburg, St. Maarten

MOUNT CONCORDIA

Hike to the top of Mount Concordia, which marks the border between the French and Dutch sides of the island, for the best views of both sides

Enjoying a relaxing, seaside lobster lunch in Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Local Cuisine

This gourmet capital of the Caribbean serves a mix of French, East Indian and island flavors. Cruise to St. Maarten and stop by a roadside barbecue stand (called a lolo) and enjoy lobster grilled on split-metal drums. Or dine on stuffed crab and cod fritters at any local cafe. Be sure to try some guavaberry liqueur, made exclusively on the island.

A sign at Front Street in St. Maarten

Shopping

Head to Front Street in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, and shop your way down a mile of duty-free stores. Before you go, pick up some famous guavaberry liqueur at the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company.

INSIDER TIP

A service charge is sometimes included at Dutch side restaurants, but you may wish to add 15% if the service was especially good.

DAY 7 - DOCKED

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

HARBOR OF CHARMS

St. Thomas offers all the action of a lively city and the allure of a secluded island getaway. Stroll through the colorful markets of Charlotte Amalie, or unwind on the sugary sand beach at Magen’s Bay. Whether you’re looking to turn up or tune out, you’ll feel a world away in this unique slice of paradise.

Boats gathered in St. Thomas Bay on a sunny day
Statue of Blackbeard fighting with a sword, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Harbor Sunset from mountain, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

St. Thomas offers all the action of a lively city and the allure of a secluded island getaway. Stroll through the colorful markets of Charlotte Amalie, or unwind on the sugary sand beach at Magen’s Bay. Whether you’re looking to turn up or tune out, you’ll feel a world away in this unique slice of paradise.

Boats gathered in St. Thomas Bay on a sunny day
Statue of Blackbeard fighting with a sword, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Harbor Sunset from mountain, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Things To Do

in Charlotte Amalie

Palm trees and white sand, Magens Bay beach, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Beach Hop ‘Till You Drop

St. Thomas is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Ditch the crowds for some prime snorkeling at Sapphire Beach. And of course, no visit is complete without a stop at Magen’s Bay, named one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by National Geographic.

Cables cars in St. Thomas, USVI

Panoramic Views of Paradise

St. Thomas’s central mountain range offers endless opportunities to snag the ultimate panoramic selfie. Head to Government Hill, Drake’s Seat on Skyline Drive, and Mountain Top, which rises over 1,500 feet above sea level for the most bragworthy views.

Front of the Old Lutheran Church during a clear sky sunny day in Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Journey Into the Past

Just off Main Street, visit the St. Thomas Synagogue and Frederick Lutheran Church, each the second oldest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Stop by Blackbeard’s Castle, built in 1679, and see the world’s largest collection of life-sized pirate statues. Or climb the legendary 99 Steps built by 18th century Danes, using bricks that once served as ship ballast.

Cod fish with sides of Callaloo and Johnny Cakes

Local Cuisine

St. Thomas is a foodie’s haven, and you’ll find no shortage of bars and pubs serving up local favorites like St. John Brewers Virgin Islands beer and Blackbeard Ale™. West Indian fare, like callaloo (sautéed leafy greens) and Johnnycakes (cornmeal flatbreads), is a staple. And you absolutely can’t leave without trying some chocolate dipped coconut patties. In restaurants and bars, you may wish to add a gratuity of 15-20% to your bill if service was especially good.

DAY 8 - Arrival Day

San Juan, Puerto Rico

ARRIVES:
6:00 AM
FORTIFIED

FOR ADVENTURE

The adventure doesn’t have to end once you get back to San Juan. Before you go, be sure to enjoy some homemade criolla cuisine in one of the many cafes you’ll find in Old San Juan. Then pick up some local crafts or duty-free luxury items in the nearby boutiques— there are plenty to choose from in the old city.

Man walking through lush vegetation near a waterfall in San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, shore excursion, Old And New San Juan ?City Tour, white building, architecture

The adventure doesn’t have to end once you get back to San Juan. Before you go, be sure to enjoy some homemade criolla cuisine in one of the many cafes you’ll find in Old San Juan. Then pick up some local crafts or duty-free luxury items in the nearby boutiques— there are plenty to choose from in the old city.

Man walking through lush vegetation near a waterfall in San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, shore excursion, Old And New San Juan ?City Tour, white building, architecture
Things To Do

in San Juan

Sunset view from atop El Morro fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico

CASTILLO DE SAN FELIPE DEL MORRO

Strong and beautiful, this fort has helped guard the shore for nearly five centuries while overlooking some of the island’s best scenery. Explore it via spiral staircases between levels, and grab a photo at one of the iconic garita sentry boxes that line the outer walls.

Closeup of the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, in San Juan, Puerto Rico

CATEDRAL DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

Founded in 1521, this can’t-miss landmark is one of the oldest churches in the Americas. It houses the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and the mummified remains of religious martyr St. Pio.

Woman walking through streets of Old San Juan surrounded by colorful architecture

Shopping

During your San Juan cruise, head to the blue-hued cobblestone streets of Old San Juan for your pick of boutiques offering handmade lace and hand-rolled cigars, plus duty-free luxury items like diamonds, gemstones and watches.

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