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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

New York and the West Indies

Enjoy overnights in iconic New York, Bermuda and Puerto Rico on this superb cruise around the idyllic Caribbean islands. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • New York
  • St John's
  • Hamilton
  • Guadeloupe
  • Basseterre
  • St Martin
  • Tortola
  • St Thomas
  • San Juan

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Experience laid-back living and immerse yourself in Caribbean culture on this 14-night cruise between New York and the West Indies.

Moor overnight in New York and enjoy a full day exploring this exciting city and its iconic landmarks. Relax on pink sandy beaches on the idyllic island of Bermuda and take a step back in time at St John's restored Georgian docks on Antigua. Immerse yourself in the French culture of Guadeloupe and learn about the colonial sugar barons of St. Kitts.

The French-Dutch heritage of St. Martin can be seen throughout the island, and on Tortola you can see why its emerald beauty once lured pirates such as Blackbeard. Discover breathtaking views of the Caribbean on a drive into the mountains of St Thomas then sail to San Juan where an overnight stop gives ample time to explore Puerto Rico's fascinating history and culture.

RV315 Operated by Viking Ocean Cruises


New York and the West Indies Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - New York (USA)

Fly from the UK and embark ship in New York.

Day 2 - New York

Experience the excitement of New York on a panoramic drive past the city's highlights, including Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and the National September 11 Memorial. Pass through the famous neighbourhoods of Greenwich Village, SoHo and Fifth Avenue with its elegant boutiques. For a different view of the city why not ascend to the top of the Empire State Building or enjoy a memorable helicopter flight over the famous landmarks. This evening enjoy superb views of the city's skyline as you depart New York Harbour.

Day 3 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 4-5 - Hamilton (Bermuda)

Hamilton is the capital and cultural heart of Bermuda. Explore the pink-sand beaches, pastel-coloured streets, the old garrison and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. George. Optional excursions include a descent into Crystal Cave, a cruise on a glass-bottom boat and a sunset catamaran cruise.

Days 6-7 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 8 - St John's (Antigua)

Tour the island of Antigua today on a drive through the tropical countryside to visit English Harbour with its yacht-lined restored Georgian dockyard, Admiral’s Inn, museum and art gallery. Optional excursions include exploring historic Fort James by Segway, enjoying a helicopter ride over Montserrat and luxurious catamaran sailing cruise.

Day 9 - Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe)

Discover the stunning natural beauty of French Guadeloupe. Explore Grande-Terre, the eastern island of Guadeloupe, on a guided tour with visits to a local crafts market, dramatic Castle Point and the Morne-à-l’Eau Cemetery. Alternatively perhaps hike to the breathtaking Carbet Falls, visit a local distillery or join the ship's Executive Chef on a trip to a food market then help prepare regional dishes.

Day 10 - Basseterre (St Kitts)

St. Kitts was Britain’s first Caribbean settlement. Learn about the colonial sugar-producing plantations and sugar barons on a visit to Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden. The more active can opt for a a kayaking trip along the magnificent coastline.

Day 11 - Philipsburg (St Martin)

St Martin is shared between France and The Netherlands. See the contrasting Dutch and French cultures at Dutch Philipsburg, the picturesque old village of Quartier-d’Orleans and the French capital, Marigot. Optional excursions include a thrilling yacht race, a private perfume-making class and a snorkelling excursion.

Day 12 - Tortola (British Virgin Islands)

Tortola's spectacular beauty once lured the pirate Blackbeard to the island. Experience the stunning Caribbean vistas of the British Virgin Islands during an island drive high into the mountains. Alternatively, take the optional tour to Virgin Gorda and the Baths, a paradise of coves and caves, or visit the Callwood Rum Distillery.

Day 13 - St Thomas (US Virgin Islands)

Discover St. Thomas during a scenic drive along one of the island's most breathtaking routes, stopping at the famous Mountain Top for breathtaking views of the sea, emerald-green slopes and stunning bays. Why not try a banana daiquiri, said to have been invented here. Perhaps join the optional snorkelling trip to Turtle Cove where you can swim with rays and turtles.

Day 14 - San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Enjoy a full day to experience the lively Caribbean vibe of San Juan. Discover the highlights of historic Old San Juan on a guided walking tour, including the former jail of La Princesa, the Raices Fountain and the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Optional excursions include a tour of the Bacardi rum centre, a gentle horse ride and a walk through El Yunque rainforest.

Day 15 - San Juan - UK

Disembark ship in San Juan and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 16 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full-board accommodation on Viking Sea
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursion in every port with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Cruise Extensions

  • New York Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in New York from only £449pp. Please contact us for details
  • San Juan Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise stay in San Juan from only £409pp. Please contact us for details
Map for New York and the West Indies