Caribbean Christmas (13 Day) No Fly Cruise

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  • Location
    Caribbean
  • Date
    Dec 21-Jan 2, 2019
  • Price
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OverviewItineraryPricingDeparturesHotel & ExcursionsBefore You Go

OVERVIEW

Norwegian Gem is ready to whisk you away to the tropics. If stunning beaches and turquoise waters are what you seek, this delightful vacation is just the ticket. Exchange white snow for pristine white sand when you vacation Norwegian style, sailing the warm waters of the Caribbean. Your fully escorted Maple Leaf Tour begins with deluxe motor coach transportation to New York for one night before boarding the Norwegian Gem for your cruise to the Caribbean! Spend 12 days aboard the magnificent Gem sailing from New York!

Day 1: Depart Kingston
Day 2: At Sea!
Day 3: At Sea!
Day 4: At Sea!
Day 5: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 6: Basseterre, St. Kitts
Day 7: Castries, St. Lucia

Day 8: Bridgetown, Barbados
Day 9: St. John’s, Antigua
Day 10: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Day 11: At Sea!
Day 12: At Sea!
Day 13: Home!

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Itinerary

DAY 1 – FRI DEC 21
7:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. (parking). We travel to New York City where we will overnight at the Wellington Hotel in Times Square.
Hotel: The Wellington Hotel (201) 247-3900
DAY 2: SAT DEC 22
ALL ABOARD! We transfer to New York pier to board the magnificent Norwegian Gem for the next 11 days. You’ll have time to settle into your cabins and get a bite to eat.  You should be on deck at about 4:00 pm as we set sail down the Hudson. Cruising past the Statue of Liberty is a site you will want to see. Enjoy all the Norwegian Gem has to offer as we relax and enjoy the new few days as we sail to the Caribbean! Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with Wii™ games and lots more. 
Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 3-4: SUN DEC 23 – MON DEC 24
SEA DAYS
Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 5: TUE DEC 25
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 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.
Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner
DAY 6: WED DEC 26
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS 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.
Hotel: The Norwegian Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner
DAY 7: THU DEC 27
CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA The Capital of St. Lucia, known for it palm-lined Vigie Beach and as a port of call for cruise lines, with dutyfree shopping near the harbor. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with its colorful murals, sits by leafy Derek Walcott Square park. Lively Castries Market is nearby
Hotel: The Norwegian Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner
DAY 8: FRI DEC 28
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS Bridgetown is the island’s largest and most vibrant city! After all, it is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados. Steeped in rich history and culture, Bridgetown today reflects a mix of the old and the new, with historic sites and buildings sitting amongst modern structures.
Hotel: The Norwegian Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner
DAY 9: SAT DEC 29
ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA 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.
Hotel: The Norwegian Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) Dinner
DAY 10: SUN DEC 30
ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbors 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.
Hotel: The Norwegian Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) Dinner
DAY 11-12: MON DEC 21 – TUE JAN 1
SEA DAYS Enjoy your sea days as we begin to sail home. There is so much to keep you busy on the Gem.
Hotel: The Norwegian Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 13: WED JAN 2
10:00 AM Morning arrival in New York. As we say goodbye to the Gem, our coach will be waiting to return us home. Your baggage will be transferred to the coach for you, all you have to do is disembark and we’ll take care of the rest.
Meals: Breakfast
10:00 PM After a brief stop at the Duty Free and clearing Canadian Customs, we will arrive back in Kingston.

 

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Pricing

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor coach
  • One night hotel accommodation in New York at the Wellington
  • 11 days aboard the Norwegian Gem
  • All meals including daily breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard the ship 
  • Unlimited beverage package with a wide selection of soft drinks, beers, spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass/bottle or draft beer (up to a value of $15 per drink)
  • Prepaid ship board gratuities
  • All taxes, port charges and transfers to the ship
  • Fully escorted by a Tour Director
  • Rates are per person in Canadian dollars
  • Triple/Quad prices available upon request
  • Rates are subject to change if reservation is made within 90 days of departure
INSIDE CABIN OCEANVIEW CABIN BALCONY CABIN
$3,449
TAX INCL

Double
$4,999
TAX INCL

Single
$3,799
TAX INCL

Double
$5,699
TAX INCL

Single
$4,399
TAX INCL

Double
$6,899
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Single
Occupancy: Double (2 to a room) Triple (3 to a room) Quad (4 to a room) Single (1 to a room)
Price is listed per person including tax.
  • A deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking.
  • Balance is due September 21, 2018.
  • Minimum numbers apply. Prices subject to change at any time.
  • Deposits & all payments are non-refundable at any time.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE DISCLAIMER:
In the event of strikes, lockouts, stoppages of labour, riots, weather conditions, mechanical difficulties or any other reason whatsoever, Norwegian Cruise Line has the right to cancel, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailing or itinerary without prior notice. Norwegian Cruise Line shall not be responsible for failure to adhere to published arrival and departure times for any of its ports of call. Norwegian Cruise Line may, but is not obliged to, substitute another vessel for any sailing and cannot be liable for any loss to passengers due to such cancellation, advancement, postponement or substitution. Reservations are subject to change or cancellation in the event of a full-ship charter, and in such event, NCL shall refund all passage moneys paid by the passenger.

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Departures

5:30 am Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)
6:00 am Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
7:00 am Depart Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)
7:15 am Depart Gananoque HWY#2 Carpool Lot
7:30 am Depart 1000 Islands Bridge
5:30 am Depart Ottawa Robbies Restaurant 1531 St Laurent Blvd (parking)
5:55 am Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking)
6:25 am Depart Kemptville Stinson’s Gas Bar HWY 43
7:00 am Depart Brockville Food Basics

*Temporary overnight parking is offered at the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority as a courtesy for individuals with special circumstances. The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority is not responsible and assumes no liability for theft of or damage to any vehicle or its contents while located on its property. Completion of this form shall not be construed as waiving compliance with any parking law, regulation or ordinance. Vehicles parked beyond the indicated departure date may be subject to towing.

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HOTEL

Hotel Wellington
We offer a truly guest-centered experience assuring that you will feel completely at home. With the Park Cafe, a neighborhood favorite, Molyvos, an award-winning Greek restaurant, and a friendly, welcoming team, the Wellington is an ideal base for visits to New York City.
Address: 871 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone: 1-212-247-3900

CRUISE SHIP

The Norwegian Gem
Phone: 1-866-234-7350
This sparkling cruise ship is the perfect choice or year-round cruises from New York to the Bahamas, Florida and the Caribbean, or to the coast of Canada and New England. Tons of dining choices and Freestyle Cruising – Norwegian Gem has it all. Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with Wii games and lots more.

EXCURSIONS

Old San Juan Port of Call SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO PORT
Port Information
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
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. Looking for a cruise to San Juan?
St Thomas Port of Call CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA PORT
Port Information
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
The Capital of St. Lucia, known for it palm-lined Vigie Beach and as a port of call for cruise lines, with dutyfree shopping near the harbor. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with its colorful murals, sits by leafy Derek Walcott Square park. Lively Castries Market is nearby.
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS PORT
Port Information
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
Bridgetown is the island’s largest and most vibrant city! After all, it is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados. Steeped in rich history and culture, Bridgetown today reflects a mix of the old and the new, with historic sites and buildings sitting amongst modern structures.
St Kitts Port of Call BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS PORT
Port Information
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
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.
ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS PORT
Port Information
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
Though it’s only 32 square miles in size, St. Thomas has a million miles worth of things to do. Go shopping and sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island’s world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches and spectacular nightlife.

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BEFORE YOU GO

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.
CRUISE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Clients booked on this tour are invited to attend our Pre-Cruise Get-Together. Registration is required in advance.
  • All passengers must have a valid passport until 6 months past your return date for this tour. BOOKING NAME MUST BE AS IT APPEARS ON PASSPORT.
  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products such as perfume, cologne, and other fragrances and scented hand sanitizers.
  • There are regular stops made for comfort breaks.
  • Tipping for driver and escort is voluntary depending on quality of service
  • Baggage service will be provided. You will receive your luggage tags upon check in prior to departure. Please ensure that you adhere to our baggage policies. Maple Leaf Tours will pay only the portage charges for ONE large suitcase per person. You are responsible for your carry-on baggage.

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