Caribbean (13 day) No Fly Cruise

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  • Location
    Caribbean
  • Date
    March 5 - 17, 2018
  • 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. Incredible destinations include San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Tortola British Virgin Islands.

Day 1: Depart Kingston 
Day 2: New York (EMBARK)

Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 7: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Day 8: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 9: Basseterre, St. Kitts
Day 10: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: At Sea
Day 13: New York (DISEMBARK)

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Itinerary

DAY ONEfull-itinerary
8:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. (parking). Please see other pick-up times and locations on the back page. We travel to New York City where we will overnight at the Hotel Wellington.
Hotel: The Hotel Wellington 1-201-247-3900

DAY TWO 
ALL ABOARD! We transfer to the New York pier to board the magnificent Norwegian Gem for the next 11 nights. You’ll have time to settle into your cabins and get a bite to eat. Join the fun on deck at 4:00 pm for the fabulous sail away down the Hudson. Cruising past the Statue of Liberty is a site you will want to see.
Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY THREE – DAY FIVE
SEA DAYS. Enjoy all the Norwegian Gem has to offer as we relax and enjoy the next few days at sea as we sail to the Caribbean! Enjoy tons of dining choices and Norwegian’s 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. Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Whether you’re looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up. From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Gem has enough on board activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of the covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Gem, there’s never a dull moment. Round up the kids and enjoy a magical evening with the magician and comedy show. Get mesmerized by awe-inspiring acrobatics at Le Cirque Bijou. Groove to the music of the psychedelic 70’s during the Band on the Run performance.

Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY SIX
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 SEVEN
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 Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner

DAY EIGHT
PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN.philipsburg, st. maarten. With an area of only 37 square miles, the island of St. Maarten is the smallest landmass in the world to be divided between two governments. The southern Dutch half offers casinos, duty-free shopping and island culture. The French half is all subdued sophistication.

Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY NINE
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS.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 Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner

DAY TEN
TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGINS ISLANDS. Discovered by Christopher Columbus himself in 1493, this exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering mahogany trees and white-sand beaches. The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage Mountain. A great spot for great birdwatching and breathtaking views of Tortola and
neighbouring islands.

Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner

DAY ELEVEN & TWELVE 
AT SEA: Enjoy your Sea Days as we begin to sail home. There is so much to keep you busy on the Gem! Lounge by the pool, learn a new skill, play cards with your new friends or just chill out!
Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY THIRTEEN
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. We will make a lunch stop in Tannersville, Pennsylvania at the Premium Crossing Outlets food court. After a brief stop at the Duty Free and clearing Canadian Customs, we will arrive back home at approximately 10 p.m… With wonderful memories and big smiles, we will be wondering… “Where are we going next?”
Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast

 

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Pricing

EARLY BOOKING BONUS OF $200/PERS OFF IF PAID IN FULL BY OCT 22/18!

  TOUR INCLUSIONS
  PRICE NO ADDITIONAL TAX
  • Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor coach
  • One night hotel accommodation in New York City at the Hotel Wellington
  • Transfers to the ship
  • 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 and port charges
  • 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
 $2,499 Each for Double
(2 to a room) 
$3,299 for Single
(1 to a room) 
OCEANVIEW CABIN
$2,749 Each for Double (2 to a room)
$3,799 for Single (1 to a room)
BALCONY CABIN
$3,199 Each for Double
(2 to a room)  
$4,599 for Single
(1 to a room)
  • A deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking. Balance is due November 22, 2017
  • Minimum numbers apply. Prices subject to change at any time.
  • Deposits & all payments are non-refundable at any time.

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Departures

6:30 am Depart from Ottawa Robbies Italian Resturant 1531 St Laurent Blvd (parking)
6:35 am Depart Ottawa from St.Laurent Shopping Centre
6:50 am
Depart Ottawa from the Walmart on Baseline Road
6:55 am
Depart from Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking)

7:25 am Depart Kemptville from Stinson Gas Bar
8:00 am
Depart Brockville from Food Basics

6:30 am Depart from Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)
7:00 am Depart from Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
8:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. (parking)

8:15 am Depart from Gananoque HWY#2 Carpool Lot
8:30 am Depart from Lansdowne 1000 Islands Toll Bridge. 
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HOTEL

Wellington Hotel EntranceHotel 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 your business or leisure visits to New York City.


The Norwegian Gem
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 CallSan Juan 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.


St Thomas Port of CallSt. Thomas Port Information

Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbours 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

 

Saint Martin Port of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
With an area of only 37 square miles, the island of St. Maarten is the smallest landmass in the world to be divided between two governments. The southern Dutch half offers casinos, duty-free shopping and island culture. The French half is all subdued sophistication.

St Kitts Port of CallBasseterre, St. Kitts

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.

Tortola
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply
Discovered by Christopher Columbus himself in 1493, this exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering mahogany trees and white-sand beaches. The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage Mountain. A great spot for great birdwatching and breathtaking views of Tortola and neighbouring islands.

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • All passengers must have a valid passport until 6 months past the 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.
  • IMPORTANT: Maple Leaf Tours strongly recommends purchasing Cancellation & Emergency Medical Insurance for multi day, out of country tours. Insurance is available through Maple Leaf Tours.

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