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    Caribbean
  • Date
    Dec 20, 2019-Jan 4, 2020
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Itinerary

DAY 1 – FRI DEC 21
7:00 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 (212) 247-3900 in Times Square. The evening is yours to enjoy – catch a Broadway Show, skate at Rockerfeller Plaza or join your Tour Director for a walk in Times Square!
Hotel: The Wellington Hotel (201) 247-3900
DAY 2-15: SAT DEC 21 – FRI, JAN 3
ALL ABOARD! ALL ABOARD! We transfer to the New York Pier to board the magnificent Norwegian GEM for the next 14 days. You’ll have time to settle into your cabins and get a bite to eat. Join the fun on deck at about 4:00pm for the fabulous sail away 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 next few days at sea as we sail to the Caribbean! This sparkling cruise ship is the perfect choice for year-round cruises from New York. 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. 

Download Full Cruise Itinerary and Ports of Call. 
Hotel: The Norwegian Gem iConcierge Phone App: 1-877-308-5605
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16: SAT, JAN 4
HOME Morning arrival in New York City. As we say goodbye to the GEM, our motor 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. After a brief stop at Duty Free and clearing Canadian Customs,
we will arrive back home approximately 9:00pm. With wonderful memories and big smiles, we will be wondering….’Where are we going next?’

 

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Pricing

 

Early Booking Bonus!

*** $200 Off Per Person if you pay in full by July 16, 2019***

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor coach
  • One night hotel accommodation in New York at the Wellington
  • 14 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 120 days of departure
INSIDE CABIN OCEANVIEW CABIN BALCONY CABIN
Double $4,199 Tax Incl. Double $4,799 Tax Incl. Double $5,399 Tax Incl. 
Single $6,999 Tax Incl. Single $8,099 Tax Incl Single $9,399 Tax Incl.
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 August 16, 2019.
  • 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.
ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA

Port Information
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply

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. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) 

PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN

Port Information
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

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Port Information
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.

PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Port Information
Excursions: Additional Fees Apply

Let yourself relax and experience the best of Punta Cana, where sugar-fine sands, sapphire surf, verdant green palms and the warm kiss of the tropical sun are sure to leave you in a tranquil state of mind. Ready for more action? Discover the Parque Nacional Los Haitises, which translates to “land of the mountains.” It’s the perfect place to kayak amid verdant mangroves, hike along beautiful waterfalls, and drink in the lush beauty of subtropical ferns, bromeliads and bamboo. Or, learn about the region’s wildlife on a leisurely horseback ride through the gorgeous countryside. You may also want to explore a fascinating limestone cave, perhaps even spot ancient petroglyphs. Whatever you choose to do, Punta Cana offers something unforgettable for everyone.

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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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