Sunday, 18 December 2011

Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise: 22 nights in November 2012.

Adventure awaits you in the sun soaked Caribbean. Bask in the balmy sun and return to Britain sun kissed and relaxed! The first Port of Call is Ponta Delgada, Portugal. A strong Portuguese influence pervades Ponta Delgada from the stylish colonial architecture to the food and wine served in its restaurants. The capital of Sao Miguel, the largest of the nine mountaineous, thickly-forested Azores islands, Ponta Delgada is probably the most spectacularly beautiful, too. It certainly has the most dramatic attraction: Sete citadades.This is a 15 square mile extinct volcanic crater in which two separate lakes have formed - one deep blue, the other emerald green. They make a remarkable sight, not to mention a great photo-opportunity. There is also a chance to bathe in the volcanic streams and therapeutic sulphur springs where locals come to picnic, burying their stewpots and sweetcorn so that they are cooked by natural heat. With over 365 beaches, Antigua is a slice of white sand heaven for every day of the year. Experience the ‘undiscovered’ Caribbean, in the unspoiled British Virgin island of Tortola. Its quaint capital, Road Town, is charming and compact, home to a colourful crafts market and a range of small speciality shops selling Tortolan ceramics, Mexican glassware and unusual carvings sculpted from sea flotsam. At Cane Garden Bay you can tuck into a barbecued freshly caught fish. Experience the mix of French and dutch culture in St. Maarten and bask on the beautiful beaches in St. Lucia. In Barbados you can enjoy every watersport under the sun; stunning nature walks and bike rides; or maybe a trip to the uniquely magnificent Harrisons Cave underground complex of caverns, waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites. When you travel around Madeira it quickly becomes clear why it is known as the Garden Island - it is simply awash with colour from a breathtaking display of sub-tropical plants and flowers. Locally made wicker furniture, lacework and tapestries all make good buys along with the ubiquitous Madeira wine.



Cruise Operator: P & O Cruises
Vessel: Aurora
Ports of Call: Southampton, Ponta Delgada, Antigua, Tortola, Saint Maarten, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Madeira, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Thu, Nov 1 2012. Arrives: Fri, Nov 23 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 22-nights.

Caribbean Transatlantic Itinerary
Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures
Day 1 - Southampton - Thu, Nov 1 2012 16:30
Day 4 - Ponta Delgada - Sun, Nov 4 2012 09:30 - Sun, Nov 4 2012 17:30
Day 9 - Antigua - Fri, Nov 9 2012 09:00 - Fri, Nov 9 2012 18:00
Day 10 - Tortola - Sat, Nov 10 2012 06:00 - Sat, Nov 10 2012 17:30
Day 11 - Saint Maarten - Sun, Nov 11 2012 06:00 - Sun, Nov 11 2012 17:00
Day 12 - Saint Lucia - Mon, Nov 12 2012 08:00 - Mon, Nov 12 2012 18:00
Day 13 - Barbados - Tue, Nov 13 2012 06:00 - Tue, Nov 13 2012 18:00
Day 19 - Madeira - Mon, Nov 19 2012 09:30 - Mon, Nov 19 2012 18:00
Day 23 - Southampton - Fri, Nov 23 2012 06:00

About the Aurora

Aurora is a cruise ship with a classic British design. Yet life on board feels distinctly cosmopolitan. French chic. Moorish elegance. International glamour. Her affinity for travel is evident throughout. If you are looking for a truly sophisticated cruising experience, she is the superliner for you. Water cascades down her Lalique style Atrium, creating a calm central space. From here you can discover some of her many bars, shops and lounges. Relax in the comfortable surroundings of Anderson's. Enjoy coffee and chocolates in Raffles. Or head to the Crow's Nest for sunset. Fancy something more active? Her gym and golf simulator could be just the thing. Dining on Aurora can be a relaxed or formal affair. Whilst her evening entertainment offers everything from theatre to comedy. All of her Staterooms have a stylish and spacious feel. Read more about the Aurora here!





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