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Bridgetown
to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Silversea Cruises
Dec 30, 2014 7 Days
Silver Spirit 5438C
US$4,320
Date: Day: Port: Arrive: Depart:
December 30th, 2014 Tuesday Bridgetown 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
December 31st, 2014 Wednesday Bequia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
January 01st, 2015 Thursday Day at Sea    
January 02nd, 2015 Friday Road Town, Tortola 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
January 03rd, 2015 Saturday Samana 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
January 04th, 2015 Sunday Grand Turk 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
January 05th, 2015 Monday Day at Sea    
January 06th, 2015 Tuesday Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM  
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturers and destination consultants
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare

Excursions

Explore destination at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

Experience two of the natural wonders on the island of Barbados; the only drive through cave in the Caribbean and the natural Barbados Flower Forest on this half-day tour.


Harrison's Cave

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Harrison's Cave, one of Barbados' most famous attractions. Discovered in 1970 and recently refurbished, Harrison's Cave is the island's only drive-in cave. Upon arrival, take a guided tram-ride inside the cave. Marvel at centuries-old stalactites and stalagmites, and take in splendid views of the 'Great Hall', the Chandelier and Mirror Lake, which features a breath-taking, 40-foot (12-metre) waterfall.


Flower Forest

Next, journey to a tropical garden seemingly created just for your sheer enjoyment and appreciation. The Flower Forest is 50 acres of pristine beauty housing many local plants and trees, some indigenous to Barbados. Relax in this peaceful atmosphere as you watch a few monkeys sitting on the sidelines or listen to the birds calling from the trees. Forget the rush of the day on this self-guided tour and stand amazed realising that the tree towering overhead is a potted plant in your garden at home.  Enjoy your complimentary drink prior to boarding the coach for your scenic return journey to the Harbour.


Please note: Tour involves a moderate amount of walking and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair.  Guests who suffer from claustrophobia should not participate in this tour.  It is recommended that guests wear seasonal clothing, flat, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Guest may get a few droplets of water on themselves as they ride through the cave.  It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes.  Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.  Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

Indulge your senses with the exquisite beauty of the coast of Barbados during this scenic and relaxing catamaran lunch cruise.


Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the catamaran dock, then embark your luxury catamaran and set sail through the Caribbean's calm waters along the 'turtle trail'. As you proceed along the coast, you can see some of the many luxury villas that may not be visible from the island side.


Upon anchoring in a sheltered bay, you can swim amongst families of graceful and curious green and hawksbill turtles whilst they feed. After your swim, a Barbadian-style buffet lunch is served with complimentary cocktails and beverages.


At one of the stops, you can swim in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, swim ashore and take a leisurely stroll in the soft white sand or try your hand at snorkelling. Snorkelling equipment, safety vests, professional instruction and assistance in the water is provided. Following your beach visit, embark your catamaran for the ride back to the catamaran dock and commence the brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity, and is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.   Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

Depart the pier for a scenic drive to the Northern area of the island, taking you through the charming little town of Speightstown in the parish of St Peter. Once referred to as "Little Bristol" due to its strong trade ties with the England, many of the buildings in Speightstown have remained unchanged over the years.


After experiencing this charming and grand  aspect of history to Barbados, you will return to the present day with a tour of the Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre. Here you will learn about the production of Mount Gay Rum, created from the finest grade of Barbadian Sugar Cane. This aromatic and lively tour will cover the history of 300 year old tradition of rum production in Barbados. Mount Gay has maintained the rich tradition of rum production to ensure its produced is consistently blended and stilled to give the variety of aromas and flavours that it currently has to this day.


Please note: Tour involves a moderate amount of walking and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair.   It is recommended that guests wear seasonal clothing, flat, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes.  Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.

Excursions

Explore destination at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8-10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

The feel of royalty is in the air when you visit the Barbados Concorde Experience; a one-of a kind attraction in the Caribbean and one of very few in the world that can call itself home to the Concorde G-BOAE on which her majesty the Queen of England herself flew.


A leisurely drive along the lively south coast of Barbados will take you to this unique facility. Learn about the history of flight or bask in the glorious memories of travelling in supersonic flight on the Concorde.


While at the Barbados Concorde Experience, you will watch 'Engineered for Speed', a visual show with sound and light effects, will leave you  feeling as though you have just witnessed a spectacular take-off. A visit into the interior of this amazing aircraft will give you a chance to experience how passengers felt traveling on it


After your informative tour, you will be escorted onto the Observation Deck where you will enjoy a the delectable afternoon tea menu as you watch the aircraft from the Airport take flight.


Please note: Tour involves minimal walking with some uneven surfaces and several steps to negotiate. Guests should wear comfortable seasonal clothing, flat walking shoes and sun protection. The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes. Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.

Excursions

It's time for an adventure of a lifetime; view the underwater beauty of Barbados without getting wet on this exciting submarine expedition.


Following a short ride to the Atlantis Submarine base, board the transfer vessel the Ocean Quest and sit back and enjoy the scenic cruise to the Atlantis dive site as the professional crew welcomes you and gives a safety briefing. The white sandy beaches of the Barbados coastline are always in sight and the short trip soon comes to an end when you make the easy transfer from the Ocean Quest to the submarine, Atlantis III.

After descending the 12-stepped ladder into the Submarine and taking your seat at one of the large view port holes, the captain signals and it is time to dive! Now fully submerged in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, curious exotic fish peek in at you and sea fans sway. This 'must-do' undersea voyage, can take you to a shipwreck and to depths of 150 feet (45 metres), in air conditioned comfort, which in the past has been reserved only for scuba divers.


A knowledgeable co-pilot narrates the 40-minute underwater adventure and will help you to identify and explain the amazing sights on the other side of your port hole.


Please note:  This tour involves minimal activity; however guests must be able to negotiate a 12-stepped ladder to get in to and out of the submarine.  Children must be at least 3 feet tall to participate.  This tour is not recommended for guests who may be pregnant or those who may suffer from claustrophobia.  We suggest guests wear comfortable clothing and flat rubber-soled shoes.  Time is available at the end of the tour for the purchase of souvenirs at the Atlantis base.  It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes.  Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.   Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

This tour begins with a tour of the Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre. Here you will learn about the production of Mount Gay Rum, created from the finest grade of Barbadian Sugar Cane. This aromatic and lively tour will cover the history of 300 year old tradition of rum production in Barbados. Mount Gay has maintained the rich tradition of rum production to ensure its produced is consistently blended and stilled to give the variety of aromas and flavours that it currently has to this day.


You will then proceed on a drive into the countryside where you discover the island's splendid tropical beauty. Your next stop will be at the Gun Hill Signal Station, located in the centre of the island. Gun Hill was a former military post and lookout during World War II, and offers wonderful panoramic views of the island.


Continue to the south of the island for your final stop of the day when you visit the Barbados Concorde Experience. This is a  a one-of a kind attraction in the Caribbean and one of very few exhibitions in the world that can call itself home to the British Airways Concorde G-BOAE.


After your informative tour, you will be taken on a brief transfer over to the airport where you can claim your luggage and proceed to your respective check-in counters.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilies a wheelchair.

Excursions

Explore destination at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8-10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

Explore Bridgetown at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

Discover a side of Barbados not typically encountered by most visitors during this picturesque, off-road excursion to the interior of the island.


Scenic Tour of the Island's Interior

Depart the pier in a 4X4 vehicle for the scenic drive to the interior of the island. Wind your way through the verdant greenery of the Fisherpond Sugar Cane Estate and Coffee Gully en route to Bathsheba. A photo stop is made here for breath-taking panoramic vistas of the Atlantic surf pounding the eastern coastline, and the island's hidden bays.


Welchman Hall Gully Eco-Walk

Next, your drive proceeds past miles of beautiful coastline and through the heart of Barbados before arriving at Welchman Hall Gully. Take a casual guided eco-walk through this tranquil natural phenomenon, and explore the vegetation, culture and natural history of the area. Along the way, observe the island's green monkeys frolicking amongst the vines and trees, and feeding on a platform near the entrance of the gully.


Holetown

Following your visit, re-board your safari truck for the return drive to the pier. En route, pass by Holetown, site where the island's first settlers landed in 1627 and home of many west coast mansions.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of travel over bumpy and uneven terrain, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the jeep and approximately 656 feet (about 200 metres) of walking through Welchman Hall Gully. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart conditions, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with closed-toe walking shoes, and sun protection. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.  It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes.  Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.  Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

Play a round in Barbados at the exclusive course of Apes Hill Club.


From your leisurely 30-minute drive through the middling to west side of the island, through the upscale location which houses this elite golf course, you can admire the opulence of the residences en route to this relatively new and exclusive golf club.  


Officially opened on December 5, 2009, and catering to an elite clientele, this championship golf course at Apes Hill Club, with lush pasture-land, coral stone quarries, wooded ravines and sparkling lakes is as much in accord with its varied surroundings as it is an exciting challenge for golfers. Multiple tees, elevated to showcase breath-taking West and East coast views, allow players of all capabilities equal opportunity for a satisfying game and the possibility of running into one of its rich and famous clients.


Please note: Programme involves moderate to extensive activity and includes roundtrip transportation, green fees 1/2 bucket of practice balls and shared cart.  Rental club requirements and optional caddy requests must be provided to the Shore Concierge Staff upon embarkation.  Rental Clubs (Callaway RAZR): $70.00; Shoe Rental: $22.50; Optional Caddy: from $50.  Rentals and other services and purchases are paid directly to the pro shop.  Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

Indulge your senses with the best of Bequia during this memorable island tour, lunch on the beach and a relaxing couples' massage with champagne.


Scenic Island Tour

Depart the pier for the approximate one-hour narrated sightseeing tour. Learn about the island's history; see the tiny vegetable and souvenir market in picturesque Port Elizabeth, and the model boat shop at Hamilton before departing for the Atlantic coast. Take in the fresh sea breeze while passing by palms and colourful roadside flowers along the roadside. A photo stop is made at Mt. Pleasant for marvellous views of your ship, the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding Grenadine Islands.


Lunch on the Beach

Next, proceed to the Friendship Bay Resort or Bequia Beach Resort. Upon arrival, you are greeted with a 'welcome' cocktail before being served a European-style lunch. The restaurant is located on the beach; you may be lucky enough to see the fishermen's 'catch-of-the-day' from your seat. Take a picture with a lobster or other fish, or just relax whilst seated at the bar.


Relaxation and Massage

After lunch, stroll along the beach, take a swim, sunbathe on a specially-provided beach chair, or retire to tea room where a drink and light snacks will be provided in a lovely, breezy atmosphere. From this point, you can view the island of Petit Nevis, home of the last whaling station in these parts, and take in splendid vistas of Mustique. Your tour concludes with a wonderful massage and a glass of champagne before commencing the drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps required to get on/off the mini-van. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended. Guests wishing to enter the water must be in good physical condition, able to swim and should wear a swimsuit under their clothing and bring a towel from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Excursions

Experience the splendour of the Grenadines from a unique perspective during this relaxing, half-day catamaran journey.


Catamaran Tour

Depart the pier aboard a catamaran and commence your sailing excursion. Set sail as the wind picks up after leaving Admiralty Bay. Watch the beautiful white-sand beaches glide by as your guide points out areas of interest along the way.


Moon Hole and Western Cays

Your first stop is at the 'Moon Hole'. This amazing natural phenomenon with homes built on the hillside offers wonderful photo opportunities. As you sail through the Western Cays, the previously hidden side of Bequia comes into view. In the distance, catch a glimpse of the world-famous hideaways of the rich and famous. The other uninhabited islands of the Northern Grenadines are close by; you may see the historic whaling station on the island of Petit Nevis.


Swimming, Snorkelling and Beach Visit

A stop is made for swimming or snorkelling in the cool, clear water. If you opt to remain on board, you can sunbathe on the nets or simply relax whilst the waves gently lap against your boat. Afterward, a light snack is served before sailing to Princess Margaret Beach. Upon arrival, up to one hour is made available to swim in full view of your ship. Your tour concludes with a complimentary rum punch en route to the tender pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and boating. Walking is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not recommended for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Masks and snorkels will be provided to those who wish to snorkel and have previous snorkelling experience (fins are not available). The captain reserves the right to change snorkelling sites visited based on prevailing weather conditions. Guests must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol on this tour.  Guests wishing to enter the water must sign a waiver, be in good physical condition and able to swim.  Guests may not enter the water if they have consumed alcoholic beverages prior.

Excursions

Discover the splendid beauty and heritage of Bequia during this scenic and informative sightseeing excursion.


Mt. Pleasant

Depart the pier for the scenic drive through parts of Port Elizabeth, the island's only town, and up to Mt. Pleasant for marvellous views of your ship, the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding Grenadine Islands.


Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary

Next, proceed up the Atlantic Coast to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary. En route, take in alternating views of the beautiful ocean and floral scenery along the roadside. Mr. Orton G. King, owner of this Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, has spent most of his time tending to his precious and endangered Hawksbill turtles. During your visit, learn about these ancient denizens of the deep and the sanctuary's conservation efforts.


Hamilton Fort and Shopping

Your tour continues with a brief stop at the 18th-century Hamilton Fort, followed by a visit to a local fabric screen printing company. Here, observe the production stages leading up to the finished product. Upon arrival back in Port Elizabeth, browse the colourful vegetable market and souvenir stalls. The rest of the time is at your leisure, as this area is within 100 feet (30 metres) of your ferry tender and departure point.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and riding over bumpy and uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the safari-style, open-air jeep. This tour is not suitable for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.  A minimum number of guests per guide is required for operation of this tour.

Excursions

Experience the best of the British Virgin Islands by both sea and land as you cruise amongst the islands and drive along the heights of Tortola.


Scenic Island Cruise

Begin your tour with a cruise in an open motor launch through the beautiful waters of the British Virgin Islands. Heading along Tortola's southern shoreline, you will pass picturesque coves and cays before crossing the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Cruise towards Dead Chest Island of Blackbeard fame and see Salt Island in the distance where the famed mail steamer RMS Rhone sank during a hurricane and then enter Peter Island's Great Harbour. While the launch is idling in the bay, drinks will be served. Then cruise past Norman Island, Flannagan Island and the northeast fringes of St. John en route to Soper's Hole Marina on Tortola's West End, where you will disembark your boat.


Browsing and Island Drive

Before boarding an open-sided safari bus, there will be time for a look around this attractive setup of brightly coloured buildings, full of specialty shops. Then proceed with the land portion of your tour, driving along the north shore road. This stretch offers views of white beaches, secluded bays and small villages. Above Cane Garden Bay, you will head inland via the twisting Ridge Road. Along the way, you are able to enjoy spectacular views of Tortola and the surrounding islands. Your tour concludes back at the pier in Road Town.


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking however guests will be required to embark and disembark the vessel and safari coach independently. This tour is not suitable for guests that utilize a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing, flat comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  

Excursions

Indulge your senses with the scenic beauty of the Virgin Islands during this memorable sailing cruise in Tortola.


Board a sleek sailing yacht and set sail across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island or Cooper Island. Return to an adventurous and exciting period in the British Virgin Islands history as you retrace the paths of notables such as Christopher Columbus and Captain Kidd. Envision the many skirmishes between the British, Spanish, Dutch and Danish, as well as the pirates who looted the merchant ships laden with treasure.


Sip sparkling wine and sample hors d'oeuvres as the yacht skims the azure waters of the Caribbean, before arriving at one of these enchanting islands. Typically the yacht sails to Norman Island, famed in the story of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Snorkel into the caves in search of the treasure of the islands - myriads of colourful fish swimming amongst the corals and marine plants. Relax on board or take time to swim and snorkel off the beach before sailing back to the ship.


Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages. Mask and snorkel (no fins) will be provided.

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Discover Virgin Gorda's unique natural terrain during this scenic visit to 'The Baths' at Spring Bay.


Depart the pier aboard a local launch for a 40-minute cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel, and on to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. The famous waterway has seen scores of pirates and buccaneers who once plied their profitable trade here.


Virgin Gorda

Arrive at the quaint Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda's main settlement. Here, your safari bus awaits you for the short drive to the top of the Baths at Spring Bay. As you approach the area, see the characteristic boulders strewn across the arid ground. They are reminders of volcanic action some 70 million years ago. Follow your guide down to the amazing Baths along a narrow trail set between huge boulders on both sides.


The Baths

Along a powdery, white sand beach, giant boulders are poised on top of each other in seemingly precarious positions. Weathered by the elements and over time, a series of spectacular pools and grottos have been created. The site is a natural phenomenon and never fails to amaze its visitors. Take a swim in the clear, warm water, or squeeze through narrow crevices and discover small caverns where sunlight creates cool hues. The picture below the waterline is equally fascinating with small tropical fish darting through the crystalline water. A total of about two hours will be spent at the Baths.


After hiking back up the trail, re-join your safari bus for a scenic island drive, followed by a light lunch at Fisher's Cove Beach Hotel. Afterwards, it is time to join the boat for the trip to Tortola.


Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Guests should also wear comfortable, flat walking shoes, as the footpath to The Baths is rough, steep and uneven. Snorkelling equipment can be rented at the beach.

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Explore Tortola's ecosystem from above and below sea level during this informative kayak and snorkeling tour.


Depart the pier for the drive to Witch's Brew Beach that looks out onto Sir Francis Drake Channel and the sister islands.  Upon arrival your guides will brief you on the equipment, safety and kayak etiquette for exploring the mangroves, sea grass and reef systems.  They will lead you on an easy kayaking tour where you will learn about the tropical ecosystem and the important role mangroves have within this biome.


First, you will enter the mangrove forest where your guide will inform you about how the trees sustain the ecosystem of the tropical marine and island habitats.  Next, you will be able to gently paddle into a channel and surround yourself with the serene stillness mangroves offer and if you are really quiet you will hear the scuttling of crabs and the calls of tropical birds.  Mangroves are the nursery grounds for almost all of the coral reef's inhabitants so you will see many small fish darting to a fro.  Upon leaving the mangrove channel you will paddle along the mangrove lined coast and across sea grass beds which are the feeding grounds of adolescent fish, see if you can catch a glimpse of a small shark or barracuda.   With a few more paddle strokes across deeper water you will arrive at the tip of Buck Island where you will beach your kayak and following additional safety and snorkeling instructions, you will enter the shallow water with one of your guides for an up-close look at the variety of tropical sea grass denizens.  Less adventurous guests may opt to simply relax, and soak up the ambience on a private beach while watching the ships at sea.


After this beach break you will paddle towards Hodge's Creek taking you along a small barrier reef and shallows where you can often spot stingrays and turtles swimming along in the crystal clear water.  Hodge's Creek Marina is your final destination. There you will be met for your transfer back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves strenuous activities and guests should be in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests who may be pregnant, suffer from back/neck problems or those with heart conditions. Masks and snorkels will be provided.  Please be ready to get wet when leaving your ship.  We suggest you wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and weigh between 75 and 225 pounds (34 and 103 kilograms). Participants weighing less than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) must paddle with an adult weighing more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms).  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The tour guides will have dry bags to carry items you need to bring along.  There will be bathroom and changing facilities only at the final destination.  Sighting of marine life cannot be guaranteed.  A waiver must be signed in order to participate.

Excursions

Experience the British Virgin Islands in a unique new way during this exhilarating flight-seeing tour over land and sea.


Depart the pier for the brief drive along Tortola's scenic southern shoreline, en route to the Beef Island Airport. Upon passing through security, your pilot leads you to your awaiting twin-engine airplane.


After boarding, receive a safety briefing, then take off for a 30-minute flight-seeing tour. Along the way, take in spectacular aerial views and photo opportunities over the blue Caribbean Sea and British Virgin Islands. Capture the scenes of the many small vessels sailing between the islands and your ship anchored in the harbour.


Following your flight-seeing tour, return to the airport and re-board your bus for the return drive to Road Town and the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, approximately 100 yards (90 metres) and guests must be able to climb four steps and manoeuvre well to board the plane. This tour is not recommended to guests with a fear of heights, limited agility, or those who utilise a wheelchair. Aircraft used are 5, 7 or 9-passenger twin-engine planes; all seats must be filled to operate this tour. Each guest has a window seat and the pilot offers brief commentary. Head sets are not necessary.

Excursions

Enjoy a scenic view of Tortola and it surroundings during this panoramic drive and beach break.


Board open air safari buses in Road Town for a scenic island drive of beautiful Tortola. Your tour takes you up Fort Hill along the Ridge Road passing the local villages of Long Trench and Fahie Hill before arriving at Sky World. A stop is made for  views of the lovely Virgin Islands from the observation deck.


Continue along the ridge for more scenic views as you descend Ross path to beautiful Cane Garden Bay. A stop is made for swimming and relaxing in the crystal clear waters of this spectacular white sand beach. A complimentary rum or fruit punch awaits you to quench your thirst. After your swim the tour continues along the north shore and over Zion Hill for the scenic drive along the Sir Francis Drake Highway back to Road Town and your awaiting ship.


Please note: Tour involves minimal walking however it is not suitable for guests who may have walking limitations and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark and disembark the open-air safari bus independently. Guests wishing to swim are advised to wear their swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The beach location features a bar, restaurant, changing and restroom facilities. Cane Garden Bay is a popular beach on Tortola and crowds may be expected.

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Advanced scuba divers, enjoy your own private boat and dive Instructor for a two-tank dive on one of the World's most renowned wreck dives, during this Silver Shore Expedition.


Today the Rhone is considered to be one of the world's best wreck dives. It is rated number one in the Caribbean. Two dives are needed to cover both the bow and the stern sections of the Rhone, but you'll want to do more.


The Wreck of the Rhone

The entire bow section, including the sharp prow, mast and lifeboat davits, can be seen from the surface.  At 80 ft. (24m), the deeper bow section is dived first.  As you descend down toward the ghostly image you'll be greeted by huge schools of Sennets and a large barracuda. Still mostly intact the cavernous interior can be entered from several points near the forward mast.  Inside, the hull is coated with Orange Cup Corals and school of grunts, accompanied at times by a variety of jacks and the resident Barracuda fondly known as 'Fang'.  Scenes from the movie The Deep were filmed here.


After a 45-minute break, the second dive of the day is on the shallower middle and stern sections.  The stern section is more broken up, but the structure of the ship can be easily traced by following the drive train from the massive shallow propeller. Scattered across the bottom are boilers, deck supports and other pieces, many holding fascinating relics of the ship such as tools or silverware, including the silver spoon Captain Wolley used to stir his tea. The holds are lined with Orange Cup Corals and filled with schools of snappers and jacks.  Nearly every solid surface of the wreck is covered with a kaleidoscope of corals and sponges.


Upon completion of your second dive, cruise back to the ship's pier while sharing the excitement of what you have just witnessed with your dive master.


Please note:  This exclusive dive charter is sold per boat and can accommodate up to 4 divers, or non-divers and only one person in your party need reserve a single ticket for this programme. This certified scuba dive is for certified divers that are Advanced or higher and have logged a dive within the past 2 years. A PADI waiver and medical questionnaire must be completed in full; along with producing your certification card for review to participate. Dive Instructor reserves right not to take diver on tour if paperwork is incomplete/out of date or if medical concerns exist. Dive boat does not have restroom facilities. This programme includes all the necessary scuba equipment, beverages, and your private dive master guide for up to 4 divers. Also you can invite your non-diving friends to join you on your exclusive dive boat. Once reserved, this programme becomes 100% non-refundable within 8 days of sailing.

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Discover Tortola's historical past and cultural heritage during this half-day panoramic sight-seeing excursion.


Old Government House Museum

Depart the cruise ship pier for a drive through the capital city of Road Town to the Old Government House Museum for a short visit. The official government residence until 1997, this gracious building now displays a nice collection of artifacts from Tortola's past. The rooms are filled with period furniture, hand-painted china, books signed by Queen Elizabeth II on her 1966 and 1977 visits, and numerous items reflecting Tortola's seafaring legacy.


Sunday Morning Well

Continue on, passing by the historic site of the Sunday Morning Well. Considered to be the most meaningful historical site on the island, this national monument is one of the sites where the Proclamation of Emancipation was read in the territory of the Virgin Islands proclaiming 5,133 Negro slaves free. As you drive past, see the territory's High School and the adjacent Legislative Council Chambers.


St. Phillip's Anglican Church

Following the coast road out of Road Town, pass the Territory's largest yacht charter company - the Moorings as you journey to the ruins of St. Phillip's Anglican Church. The ruins are the remains of the first Anglican Church built for liberated Africans in the Americas. The village was established as a settlement for Africans liberated from slaving vessels after Britain outlawed the slave trade in 1808.


Originally constructed in 1840, the Church will be restored in the near future. The walls of St. Phillip's are virtually all that remain of the free African settlement at Kingstown. The real importance in this church lies in the fact that it is recognized as being the first church to liberated Africans in all of the Americas. This makes the site an enormously important religious building to all people of African descent in the Americas.


Skyworld

Continuing along the Ridge Road, photo stops are made to capture the beauty of the surrounding islands before arriving at Skyworld. Enjoy a refreshing drink while taking in the scenic views that reveal the true beauty of the British Virgin Islands  


Finally, descend to Cane Gardens to visit the only operating Rum Distillery - Callwoods - before returning to Road Town.        


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility but is not suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests must be able to negotiate the high step to embark and disembark the coach. Lightweight comfortable clothing, sun protection and flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. The order of sites visited may vary.  

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Experience the thrill of adventure and the coastal beauty of Samana at the same time during this half-day, off-road adventure. After receiving a safety briefing and instructions on the operation of your ATV, travel off-road, caravan-style, to the interior of the Samaná Peninsula. Along the way your guide will provide a commentary on the places and sights that you see during this exhilarating off-road adventure. Travel through the countryside as you learn about the history and culture of this Island Nation. Continue on for a photo stop at the beautiful Lulu waterfall. Proceed to Playa El Valle, a remote and untamed white-sand beach fringed with palm trees. Finally, make your way to a picturesque waterfall where you can relax and take a freshwater dip prior to driving back to the tender facility.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of strenuous riding over bumpy and uneven gravel and sandy surfaces. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with limited mobility, guests who utilise a wheelchair, guests with heart problems, or guests with asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Minimum age is 18 and all participants must bring a valid driver's license, a waiver must be signed. Bring a swimsuit, a change of clothes if swimming; towels will be provided by beach club. Flat, closed-toes shoes only, no sandals.

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Witness the natural splendour of the Samana during this scenic and memorable ecological tour of Los Haitises National Park. After a safety briefing,  depart from the pier aboard speedboats for a truly unique ecological experience. Los Haitises National Park is a protected virgin forest accessible by water and represents a growing destination for ecotourism. The number of visitors allowed is limited to this tour is for those who want a unique experience. There are a multitude of caverns, adorned with pictographs  and petroglyphs. You will circle the small cay known as "Bird Island" while your guide explains the importance of the many migratory and indigenous birds that inhabit the mangroves and island. After cruising around Bird Island, your captain will dock the boat at one of the fascinating caves. Inside the caves you can view stalagmites and stalactites, as well as view ancient paintings and sculptures that represent the gods of the Taino Indians, native to this island.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity. Some surfaces may be unpaved, and uneven ground may be encountered. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat . This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Bring a bathing suit, adequate sun protection, water shoes and a towel with you.

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Indulge in a relaxing day at the all inclusive Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Your day begins with a boat transfer to the luxury resort, located on the beautiful, exclusive island of Cayo Levantado. With full access to the amenities of the resort, spend the day enjoying the gorgeous scenery and fantastic beaches,  relaxing at the spa, or trying something new like diving lessons or dance classes. Your Day Pass also includes lunch and drinks while you are at the resort.


Please note: This tour requires minimal activity. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat with deep steps up and down. Wear a bathing suit under a cover-up and suitable water shoes and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship.

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Grab your underwater camera and swimwear and let your dive instructor take you to the best dive sites in Samana. All equipment is provided.


After a 25 minute drive by mini-van from the cruise pier, arrive at the dive centre to meet your SCUBA team who will provide/fit all gear for a half day of fabulous exploration. Her, you will also receive a thorough safety briefing and well detailed dive profile in preparation.


During the 2-tank dive, the instructor will seek unusual underwater action and use his slate to name and describe sightings, such as turtles, rays, giant barracudas and colored tropical fish of all kinds. The emphasis is on safety and comfort, not to mention delightful Caribbean hospitality, that makes this highly reputable dive operation outstanding.


Please note: This adventure tour for certified divers only requires an extensive amount of activity; it involves a drift dive with currents. Guests must have been diving within the last year; please bring your dive log.  You must present your certification card to participate and be able to complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver. The tour includes all scuba equipment, including wet suit.  You may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel.  The actual dive site will be determined by the captain/dive master based on weather and sea conditions.  The dive profile will be determined by the dive master.  All dive activities are guided by a certified PADI Dive Master and or PADI Scuba Instructor.  Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, plenty of sun protection and bring a towel and bottled water from the ship. The sighting of specific marine life cannot be guaranteed.

Excursions

Spend a half-day exploring Samana as your guide gives you insight and background into the history of this beautiful island. Your  first stop will be to La Churcha, where you will have an outside panoramic view and time to take photos of this quaint church, that was brought from England and re-assembled piece by piece in Samana in the 1860s.

Your next stop is the small Whale Exhibition. Samaná Bay is part of one of the largest marine mammal sanctuaries in the world  and this exhibition is  dedicated to these majestic  mammals of the sea. These magnificent creatures have made an annual pilgrimage to the waters off the Samana Peninsula for many centuries.  


After your visit to the Whale Exhibit, re-board your transport for the ride to the Taino Park where you experience a recreated history of the lifestyles of the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the island of Hispaniola, the Taino people. At the end of the tour you have free time to browse the park gift shops and stores.


The final stop on your tour is the exclusive resort Puerto Bahia Marina where you can enjoy the impressive view and sights from its oceanfront marina with restaurants and bars. After your relaxing free time at the marina, re-board your coach for your short ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. This tour is not suitable for those who those who ustilise a wheelchair.

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This amazing and unforgettable excursion allows you to explore Grand Turk's natural beauty on horseback - both on land and in the water.


Depart the pier for the scenic twenty-minute bus ride along the coast and across to the other side of the island. The trip bypasses Governor's Beach, the local airport and one of Grand Turk's natural salinas which recently re-opened to show visitors how salt is obtained in its natural form. Drive past Cockburn Town, the administrative and political capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands before reaching the Grand Turk Indigenous Horse Shelter where your tour on horseback begins.


Once mounted on your horse, proceed with a leisurely walk along the beach whilst enjoying views of the ocean. The guides unsaddle your mounts and prepare them for the swim. Remounting your horse with a halter, enter into the water. Following this 'Experience of a Lifetime', you can take a shower and relax before being transferred back to the ship.


Please note: Bring sun block, aqua shoes, towel, swim wear and camera. Long pants are recommended. Tour is suitable for guests who are physically fit and is not recommended for pregnant women. A signed disclaimer is required to participate in this tour. Maximum weight for participants is 220 pounds (99 kilograms) and the minimum age is 6 years. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Experience a snorkelling thrill with a high tech spin on the 'Power Snorkel Adventure' to the amazing 7000 foot (2.13 kilometre) drop-off.


The adventure begins at the cruise terminal where you are greeted by friendly power snorkel guides as you board a comfortable bus that takes you to one of Grand Turk's most beautiful, white sand beaches.


Upon arrival, the guide provides you with snorkel equipment and your hand held power snorkel unit. After a safety briefing, take off for the snorkelling experience of a lifetime. Take charge of your underwater propulsion vehicle as you soar through the magical aquamarine waters that surround Grand Turk.


With the power units in your hands, you can glide easily over the stunning reefs and soak in all the natural beauty of these waters and the 7000 foot (2.13 kilometre) drop-off seen during this tour. Explore reefs further from shore by simply touching the special magnetic button on the unit to go, and releasing it to stop. This is an adventure not to be missed.


Please note: Participants should be in good physical condition and comfortable swimming in water over their heads. A signed waiver is required to participate in this tour.  We recommend wearing your swimsuit under clothing and water shoes. Don't forget to wear sunscreen and bring a towel.

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Join us for a fun and unique island experience on our 'Swim with the Stingrays and Gibbs Cay beach tour.'


Your adventure begins at the cruise terminal where you are greeted by your friendly crew as you board the boat that will take you to your destination, a pristine, uninhabited island - Gibbs Cay.


Upon arrival your crew will provide you with snorkel equipment as well as a safety briefing and equipment use instructions. If you wish, feel free to explore the coral reef about 50 yards from the beach and get up close and personal with a myriad of colourful fish. Your friendly and knowledgeable crew will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


During your time in Gibbs Cay, your crew will demonstrate the art of cleaning a conch. Conch is a local tradition and delicacy of all the local restaurants. Explore pretty Gibbs Cay or even go in search of the elusive Osprey or swim from the beach with the Stingrays. Watch as one-by-one these graceful creatures approach the small bay. Your crew will assist you in handling these beautiful sea animals.


After swimming with the stingrays, you may choose to relax with a complimentary beverage on the white sand. Re-board your boat for the relaxing return to the town dock.


Please note: Guests are requested to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection, comfortable footwear you do not mind getting wet and bring a towel from the ship. Participants must be at least five years of age; those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be agile enough to climb a 4 step ladder into and out of the boat. A waiver must be signed to participate in this activity; guests must be in good physical condition and able to swim.

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Unleash your sense of adventure during this exhilarating Silver Shore Expedition boat ride, snorkelling and beach excursion in the outer-islands of Grand Turk.


Speedboat and Snorkelling on Hidden Bay

Depart the pier aboard a 38-foot speedboat for a fast-paced ride to Hidden Bay. Only accessible by boat, Hidden Bay is surrounded by pristine coral reefs. Upon arrival, receive your safety briefing, snorkelling instructions and gear, then begin your guided snorkelling session. Along the way, encounter an abundance of tropical fish and a wide variety of healthy coral reefs.


Island Hike and Sightseeing

After formation of the island and its elusive nesting birds. From here, head up the coast of Grand Turk for snorkelling, take a guided hike to explore the old ruins on the island and the natural pools carved into the rocks along the shoreline. Your thrilling speedboat ride continues past Penniston Cay, where you can view the rock spectacular views of the island. Refreshing beverages are served during your tour.


Please note: This Silver Shore Expedition tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 300 yards (about 274 metres) on the beach and rocks at Hidden Bay. Snorkelling is in water over your head; guests must get in water to reach Hidden Bay. This tour is recommended for guests who can swim, and are in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel from the ship. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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If you are a sport fishing enthusiast, try your hand at the rich waters surrounding Grand Turk during this exclusive Silver Shore Collection deep sea fishing adventure.


Meet your experienced captain at the pier and board your exclusive fully-equipped 38-foot fishing boat that can accommodate up to 10 anglers, if you wish to invite family and friends to join you.  From here, set off to experience the excitement of deep sea fishing at its best.  


Of course catching fish is never a guarantee, but some of the common catches in this region include Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda and Dorado and your captain will always be on the lookout for that Blue Marlin.  


In addition to fishing, enjoy the scenic cruise along the Grand Turk coast and the entertainment of your crew during your exclusive expedition.  Lines will be rotated throughout the tour.  Your trip includes beverages, rod and reel, bait, tackle, license and ice.  Be sure to bring your camera to capture a photo of the one that didn't get away.


After an amazing time spent on the water fishing, return to the cruise center, hopefully with some great fishing tales to tell.


Please note:  This Silver Shore Collection tour involves moderate activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however it is not wheelchair accessible.  The tour is sold by the boat and not per person; only one person in your party need reserve this exclusive fishing charter.  Once reserved, the charter becomes 100% non-refundable within two weeks of sailing.  This is a 'catch and release' programme for endangered species. Other fish that are edible and not endangered may be landed and kept by the boat crew.  We recommend guests wear rubber-soled shoes, polarised sunglasses, a hat and plenty of sunscreen.  The boat is only partially covered offering some shade.  As the boat heads out to the fishing area, the poles will be baited and set by the mate to minimise the possibility of the lines becoming tangled.  The type of fishing that you'll be doing is trolling. This means the boat will be in the open ocean and 4 to 6 lines will be utilised on downriggers and outriggers. All of the hooked fish will be rotated between the guests fishing on the boat. It's recommended that you agree with your family and friends on the rotation order. When a fish takes the bait, the mate will 'set the hook' and give the pole to the first person in the fighting chair.  

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Dive in to a world of incredible life and beauty during your private Silver Shore Expedition scuba dive in Grand Turk.


Turks & Caicos boasts the third-largest barrier reef in the world, which makes the island nation a diver's paradise. You will be met at the cruise ship dock by your dive instructor/guide, then make the short trip to the dive shop where you are outfitted with all the scuba equipment and receive a safety briefing.


Depart the dive centre by boat to your first dive site, a pristine coral reef. Explore up-close, incredible sea life and colourful fish as you dive the reef covered in healthy varieties of coral. You dive will last for approximately one hour or until air supply limits are reached.  Re-board the dive boat by way of the ladder and motor to the second dive site. Relax on board sharing your experiences with your divemaster while you soak in the warmth of the sunshine and the beauty of the crystal clear waters surrounding you.  


After your surface interval of approximately one hour, suit-up for your second dive on the incredible reef system of the Turks and Caicos Islands for an additional hour. After you have explored the underwater world, re-board your private dive boat for the relaxing return to shore and the dive centre. Take a few minutes to browse in the dive centre for a memento or two before returning to the cruise terminal.


Please note: This Silver Shore Expedition tour involves extensive activity and is only suitable for guests in good physical condition.  The programme is sold per boat, not per person and will accommodate up to 4 certified divers or snorkellers, so invite your dive buddies to join you on your exclusive adventure.  Only one person in your party need reserve one ticket for this programme. Once reserved, this programme becomes 100% non-refundable within 2 weeks of sailing.  Minimum age is 12 years. Participants under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult who is not their parent must have signed permission from their parent or legal guardian. Wear your swimsuit; bring a towel from the ship. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. Waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Bring your C-card. You must have logged a dive in the last two years and able to climb a ladder to re-board the boat after diving.

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Hop onboard the Trolley Train for an historic sightseeing tour on Grand Turk.


After you are greeted by your guide and provided with safety information and a tour briefing, depart the cruise center.  Along the way to the historic town, your guide will provide you with some geographical and historical information regarding the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Pass by the John Glen memorial and salt Salinas as well as learn a bit about Grand Turk's arid climate and the plant and wildlife it supports.  Stop briefly at the salt salina where you receive information on Grand Turk's past salt production.  


Re-board the trolley train, turning towards town and famous Duke Street.  As you tour the tree lined street, your guide will provide you with fascinating information on the individual homes and the town's history.  Continue to Front Street where you leave the train for a bit of free-time to take some photos or browse the small, local gift shops on the waterfront.  Then re-board the train for the return to the cruise center.  


Please note: Tour involves minimal activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however it is not wheelchair accessible.  Participants must be willing and able to stand, walk and board the train without assistance. We suggest guests wear comfortable, light-weight clothing; sensible footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen and carry a bottle of water and a camera.  Order of sites may vary.

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Enjoy a tour of Grand Turk's past during this tour featuring the island's history.


You are greeted by your friendly guide at the cruise centre and board your air-conditioned transport. After a short drive, arrive at the John Glenn commemorative capsule for a quick photo opportunity and also learn about the historic 'splash down' just off the coast of Grand Turk. Continue your tour, driving past the St Thomas Parish Church. Stop at a working, historical lighthouse where you learn some of Grand Turk's 'pirate past'.  


Continue on towards town and enjoy a narrated drive along historic Duke Street, as well as a visit to the pretty Anglican Church built in 1899 located on Front Street. Front Street lined with historic 18th and 19th century landmarks reflecting the Bermudan style architecture, is the centre of the Turks and Caicos small capital.


Make a short visit to the Turks & Caicos National Museum to see the exhibit and hear the story of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest European shipwreck discovered in the Western Hemisphere (dated around 1505). A stop will then be made at the Salt House, a tribute to Grand Turk's salt-raking past. This shop contains exhibits chronicling the history of the salt and slave industry in Grand Turk as well as gift items.


Re-board your transport for the return drive to the cruise centre.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking over uneven pathways and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however it is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be able to easily navigate uneven pathways and be comfortable walking and standing completely unassisted. Participants must be able to enter and leave the bus, completely unassisted. We suggest guests wear comfortable, sensible footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. A minimum number of guests per guide is required for operation of this tour.  Order of tour may vary.

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Travel by open island style off-road vehicle while being taken on an adventure that covers Grand Turk from North to South and East to West.  


At the cruise centre, board your open-air island style vehicle and your journey of Grand Turk begins.  Explore the southern off roads and old Salinas.  From here, head along the west coast and historic Duke Street and Front Street famous for the old Bermudian-style architecture, historic churches and old cannons.  


Your guide will point out the famous 7,000 foot drop-off creating the Grand Turk 'Wall' which is famous to divers from all over the world.  Next, head north to 'Little Bluff' and 'North Creek' for a leisurely stroll along beach, shell hunting and through the mangroves, which are an important part of Grand Turk's ecosystem.  


Another stop on the northern end of Grand Turk is the historic light house.  Be sure to bring your camera on this stop because the elevated views of the Atlantic are spectacular.  Continue your adventure along the east coast for more dramatic views of the coastline and picture perfect views of Gibbs Cay.  The final leg of the adventure takes you right through the centre of Grand Turk and the town Salinas, which are a rich part of Grand Turk's history from the Salt trading years.  


On your return south to the cruise centre you have the opportunity to view the Friendship Capsule, a replica of the original space capsule carrying astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn that splashed down off the coast of Grand Turk in 1962.  


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however it is not wheelchair accessible. There are a few stairs to negotiate to enter the covered area of the vehicle. Guests should dress in seasonal clothing and wear flat, walking shoes and sun protection.

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Feel the thrill of driving or riding your ATV around Grand Turk and awaken your senses to the lustrous, untouched beauty of this island. After a briefing, receiving your safety gear and a practice run on your ATV, head out on your tour in a caravan style.


Stop at North Creek Channel to see the beautiful flora and some of the exotic sea creatures that inhabit these pristine waters. Continue to the Lighthouse at the northern-most tip of the island.  You might even see wild horses roaming free on the island.  As you head out to the Lighthouse, listen to stories of the Salt Trade and the ship wrecks which make up the rich history of this island. Continue your ATV adventure to catch a glimpse of the nearby Salt Ponds, where you may even see some of the famous and endangered pink flamingos and brown pelicans that forage through the silted bottom of the Salinas on your journey.  Continue your journey for more off-roading as you enjoy the natural beauty of the island and experience its unique flora and fauna as you make your way back to the Cruise Centre.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of strenuous riding over bumpy and uneven gravel and sandy surfaces. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with limited mobility, guests who utilise a wheelchair, guests with heart problems, or guests with asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Minimum age is 18 and all participants must bring a valid driver's license, a waiver must be signed. Bring a swimsuit, a change of clothes if swimming; towels will be provided by beach club. Flat, closed-toes shoes only, no sandals.

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Get off the beaten path to see the sites of Grand Turk on the most unique type of personal transportation today - a Segway.  


Take a short van ride from the cruise center to the starting point at the beginning of beautiful historic Grand Turk. Here you'll meet your guide and will be given instructions on how to control your personal Segway. You'll be surprised how quickly you get the hang of it and how fun it is to ride. Once you have mastered the Segway, set out to explore and experience historic Grand Turk.  


On your tour, see picturesque Duke and Front Streets, famous for the old Bermudian-style architecture, historic churches, old cannons and buildings made from old ships. Because you are on the Segway, you have the opportunity to venture into some of the smaller middle roads where regular bus tours cannot go to get a sense of the heart and culture of people of Grand Turk.  


For an added thrill, you have the opportunity to ride your Segway on the pristine white beaches of Grand Turk and stop to view the turquoise water. Throughout your tour, your guide will educate you with the rich history of the island on several stops during the tour including viewing the salt ponds and learning the history of the salt raking days.


On your return to the cruise centre view the Friendship Capsule, a replica of the original space capsule that splashed down off the coast of Grand Turk in 1962. This is truly a unique and fun way to experience Grand Turk.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility as long as the participant has a good sense of balance. The minimum age to participate in this tour is 12. Guests who have been drinking alcohol prior to the tour will be denied participation. A signed waiver is required to participate in this programme. We suggest guests dress in comfortable seasonal clothing, wear sensible shoes and sun protection.

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Enjoy a full-day private sedan sightseeing tour exploring the highlights of Fort Lauderdale and South Beach in Miami with a knowledgeable driver/guide who will show you the sights and sounds of these beautiful cities.  


After claiming your luggage, meet your driver/guide outside the terminal hall.  Begin your journey on the Water Taxi for a narrated inter-coastal boat ride.  See the Venice of America up close as you travel to downtown on the new river.  After arriving at the Riverwalk, take a short stroll to the History Center for a tour of one of the original trading posts from the past.  Your driver meets you and continues through the arts and science district then stops at the Riverside Hotel where you have 90 minutes to stroll Las Olas Boulevard's quaint shops and restaurants.


Next, proceed to vibrant South Beach in Miami.  Explore the local sights with your driver/guide and enjoy 2 hours of at leisure time in this magical part of the city.

  

Your tour concludes at either the Fort Lauderdale or Miami International Airport or a local hotel.


Please note: This programme is available for guests with international flights departing FLL airport after 7:00pm, or for guests with international flights departing MIA airport after 7:30pm.  This tour involves moderate walking over paved surfaces with some steps to negotiate. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Comfortable walking shoes a must. Be sure to bring your camera. This programme is sold per vehicle and will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests with 2 standard-size pieces of luggage and a carry-on per person.  Please request only one ticket for this programme. Driver/guide will make suggestions where you may have lunch on your own.

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Enjoy a half-day private sedan sightseeing tour exploring the city with a knowledgeable driver/guide who will show you the sights and sounds of this twin city.  


After claiming your luggage, meet your driver/guide outside the terminal hall. Begin your journey on the Water Taxi for a narrated inter-coastal boat ride. See the Venice of America up close as you travel to downtown on the new river. After arriving at the Riverwalk, take a short stroll to the History Center for a tour of one of the original trading posts from the past. Your driver meets you and continues through the arts and science district then stops at the Riverside hotel where you have 90 minutes to stroll Las Olas Boulevard's quaint shops and restaurants.  


Your tour concludes at either the Fort Lauderdale or Miami International Airport or local hotels.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking over paved surfaces with some steps to negotiate. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. This programme is available for guests with international flights departing FLL airport after 4:00pm, or for guests with international flights departing MIA airport after 4:30pm. We recommend guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Comfortable walking shoes a must.  Be sure to bring your camera. This programme is sold per vehicle and will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests with 2 standard-size pieces of luggage and a carry-on per person. Please request only one ticket for this programme.

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Enjoy the majestic Everglades, the largest wetlands in the continental USA. Your excursion begins with a narrated drive to Sawgrass Recreation Park where you board a custom airboat for a journey into the Everglades.  


Your expert captain points out the unique wildlife and vegetation that inhabits this region. Fish, turtles, birds and the American Alligator call this vast wilderness home. Once ashore, visit the exotic wildlife exhibits and learn all about some the most endangered and fearsome animals that thrive in this 'River of Grass'. A visit is made to the shop for some souvenirs or refreshments then your excursion concludes at the ship, or the FLL or MIA airport.


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however the airboats are not wheelchair accessible and may not be exclusive to Silversea guests.  Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase at the gift shop.  We recommend guests wear comfortable, flat, walking shoes and bring a light jacket for cool or wet weather conditions.  Tour will return to the pier for in-transit guests before continuing on to the airports.  This tour is available to guests with international flights leaving Fort Lauderdale International Airport after 4:00 p.m. and for those with international flights from Miami International Airport after 4:30 p.m.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour option.

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There is no better way to see Fort Lauderdale than by both, land and sea during this full-day tour.  


After claiming your luggage in the terminal, you are escorted to your awaiting tour coach.


By Land

First, your tour guide shows you the sights of this city and describes the history and the crazy days of spring break. See our famous beaches and the quaint shops along Las Olas Boulevard.  Take a stroll through Esplanade Park or the River Walk.  


By Sea

Next board a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler, the Carrie-B for a narrated cruise on the new river - mansions and mega yachts are the lifestyle that gives this city the nickname as the 'Venice of America'!  


Shopping!

Following your river cruise, head out to Sawgrass Mills Mall, the largest retail outlet store in North America. Here, enjoy 2 hours of free shopping time, which includes a VIP booklet loaded with discounts.  You may wish to enjoy lunch on your own at the Grand Lux.


Rejoin your guide at the appointed time for your transfer to FLL or MIA airport, ending your day of adventure in lovely Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Please note: This tour is available to guests with international flights leaving Fort Lauderdale International Airport after 6:00pm and for those with international flights from Miami International Airport after 6:30pm.  This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, however guests who utilise a wheelchair must be able to negotiate the steps on/off the transportation. Carrie B restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.  A stop will be made if requested at a wheelchair accessible facility prior to boarding for guest comfort. A full bar and snacks are available for purchase aboard the Carrie B.  Tour will return to the pier for in-transit guests before continuing on to the airports.  We suggest guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Tour may operate in reverse order.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour option.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Silversea Cruises Grande Hotel programme includes breakfast daily, hotel porterage, a private vehicle transfer between the hotel and airport, and a small group transfer between the hotel and pier.


The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale infuses the Gold Coast with casual luxury as the city's first and only AAA Five Diamond hotel. Perched above the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this beachfront hotel includes a 2,200 square foot Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge; a 29,000 square foot oceanfront sundeck with an infinity pool and private cabanas; full-service luxury spa with an organic and botanical treatment menu; and, a water-view fitness center.  Four dining and entertainment options include Via Luna Restaurant with seating indoors or al fresco on an oceanfront patio, the dramatic oceanfront Via Luna Bar, a private Wine Room with a 5,000 bottle wine cellar and a seventh floor Poolside Café with commanding ocean views.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Discover a timeless jewel in Fort Lauderdale, renowned for its dazzling Atlantic Ocean, waterway, and cruise ship views. Set on 22 lush acres of tropical oasis along the intracoastal waterway, this breathtaking hotel provides the ideal getaway in the yachting capital of the world. Immerse yourself in boundless recreation or escape to a place of total relaxation at this resort-style retreat, which features exotic spa treatments and massages. Enjoy swaying palms and picturesque gardens along with spectacular food when you dine at any of the five restaurants and lounges. The hotel features complimentary beach shuttle, water taxi pick up, Avis rental car and is located adjacent to Port Everglades Cruise Port.

Bill Rothschild

Engineer, Space Travel Expert, Ex-USAFBill Rothschild has 43 years of experience in the aerospace
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