Caribbean Christmas (13 day) No Fly Cruise

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  • Location
    Caribbean
  • Date
    December 22, 2017 - January 3, 2018
  • Price
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OVERVIEW

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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.

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!

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Itinerary

DAY ONE
8:00 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 TWO – FIVE
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 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 Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner
DAY EIGHT
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 Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) & Dinner
DAY NINE
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 TEN
Tortola, British Virgin 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.
Hotel: The Norwegian Breakaway iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (if on ship) Dinner
DAY ELEVEN & TWELVE
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 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.
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 with breakfast
  • 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 PORTHOLE CABIN BALCONY CABIN
$3,249
TAX INCL

Double
$4,649 
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Single
$3,699 
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Double
$5,599
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Single
$4,299 
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Double
$6,799
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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 90 days prior to departure.
  • 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 Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)
7:00 am Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
8:00 am Depart Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)
8:15 am Depart Gananoque HWY#2 Carpool Lot
8:30 am Depart 1000 Islands Bridge
6:30 am Depart Ottawa Robbies Restaurant 1531 St Laurent Blvd (parking)
6:55 am Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking)
7:25 am Depart Kemptville Stinson’s Gas Bar HWY 43
8:00 am Depart Brockville Food Basics

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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

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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