7 NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

San Juan , Puerto Rico | Bridgetown , Barbados | St. Georges , Grenada | Fort De France , Martinique | Philipsburg , St. Maarten | St. Croix , U.S. Virgin Islands | 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

Fort De France, Martinique

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

SAY ‘OUI’ TO ADVENTURE

Known for its dramatic mountains and smoldering Mount Pelée volcano, Martinique’s landscape is unforgettable. Soak in the fast-paced vibe of cosmopolitan Fort-de-France while touring sites like Fort St. Louis and the Cathedrale St. Louis. Then slow things down outside of town with a snorkel session at Rocher du Diamant— from rainforest trails to stunning beaches, Martinique’s wild side offers it all.

Dock on beach at Anses-d'Arlet in Martinique
Walls of fort St. Louis in Fort de France, Martinique
Couple crossing a suspension bridge in Fort de France, Martinique

Known for its dramatic mountains and smoldering Mount Pelée volcano, Martinique’s landscape is unforgettable. Soak in the fast-paced vibe of cosmopolitan Fort-de-France while touring sites like Fort St. Louis and the Cathedrale St. Louis. Then slow things down outside of town with a snorkel session at Rocher du Diamant— from rainforest trails to stunning beaches, Martinique’s wild side offers it all.

Dock on beach at Anses-d'Arlet in Martinique
Walls of fort St. Louis in Fort de France, Martinique
Couple crossing a suspension bridge in Fort de France, Martinique
Things To Do

in Fort De France

Chateau Dubuc Ruins in Fort de France, Martinique

Chateau Show

Located at the end of the Caravele Peninsula, the ruins of Chateau Dubuc date back to the 17th century. Legend has it the master of the estate once used lanterns to lure ships into wrecking off the coast so he could steal their loot.

Coast of St. Pierre in Fort de France, Martinique

Rum In The Sun

Explore Martinique’s former capital, St. Pierre, which was once called “the Paris of the Caribbean.” While you’re there, stop at a local rum distillery, like the Distilierie Depaz, for a sample.

Accras de morue fish balls in Fort de France

Local Cuisine

Surrounded by both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Martinique's cuisine is an exotic mix of African, French and Creole influences. Try the popular accras de morue (fish fritters), Le matautou de crabe (stuffed crab) or le feroce d'avocat (spicy salt fish) in Fort-de-France's restaurants, situated mostly near the Porte d'Afrique.

Basket of starfruit in a market in Fort de France

Shopping

You'll sense the island's French flair and sophistication in shopping districts like Rue Victor Hugo, lined with boutiques carrying items from Paris and the French Riviera. And don't forget about Grand Marche in Fort-de-France, the sprawling bazaar featuring local herbs, spices and produce.

INSIDER TIP

If you're looking to get around easily, keep an eye out for minivans marked "TC" for "taxis collectifs" — these are taxis for hire.

DAY 6 - DOCKED

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

ARRIVES:
9:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 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

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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

THE ANTILLES

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix has it all— gorgeous natural scenery and colonial towns perfect for wandering. Walk the cobbled streets of Frederiksted and Christiansted for a taste of Dutch Victorian architecture. Or roam sprawling plantations and crumbling sugar mills dotting the countryside. And don’t miss the island’s white powder beaches, like Cane Bay and Rainbow Beach.

Wave crashing against rocks on a sunny day in Frederiksted Beach, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Canon overlooking harbor at yellow brick Fort Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix has it all— gorgeous natural scenery and colonial towns perfect for wandering. Walk the cobbled streets of Frederiksted and Christiansted for a taste of Dutch Victorian architecture. Or roam sprawling plantations and crumbling sugar mills dotting the countryside. And don’t miss the island’s white powder beaches, like Cane Bay and Rainbow Beach.

Wave crashing against rocks on a sunny day in Frederiksted Beach, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Canon overlooking harbor at yellow brick Fort Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Things To Do

in St. Croix

Cruzam rum distillery, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

GET YOUR RUM ON

Taste your way through the history of rum on St. Croix as you tour the Captain Morgan and Cruzan Rum distilleries, where you’ll learn about the process of making the Caribbean’s favorite spirit.

Canon perched atop the red walls of Fort Frederik, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

FORTIFIED FINDS

Check out the hard-to-miss yellow brick Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted for a vivid history lesson— it’s the best preserved Danish-built fort in the Virgin Islands. You can also visit an art gallery and several historical exhibits in Frederiksted’s Fort Frederik.

A view of buck island from Point Udall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

A BETTER POINT OF VIEW

Point Udall is the easternmost point in the United States. It’s about a half-hour drive from Christiansted, but well worth the journey— once you arrive at the rocky bluff, you can wander up a paved road to the overlook for the best views on the island.

Seven conch fritters on a white plate with a lime wedge and aioli

LOCAL CUISINE

St. Croix’s culinary scene is as diverse as its landscape. Stop in at any small local eatery and you’ll find fresh seafood dishes, like Cruzan Style Gundy (balls of ground herring and spices), that nod to French, Thai and Dutch cuisine— with plenty of West Indian spice and favorites like conch fritters. You’ll also find boardwalk bars serving traditional American fare, like hamburgers with rum punch.

Tropical shirts for sale in the U.S. Virgin Islands

SHOPPING

There’s no shortage of interesting dive shops in either Christiansted or Frederiksted. But the best places to shop in St. Croix are the duty-free shops offering jewelry, liquor, clothing and souvenirs.

INSIDER TIP

If you’re planning to go swimming, make sure you bring something to cover up with. Walking around town and entering stores wearing only a bathing suit is frowned upon.

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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