5* South to North America & Caribbean

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Set sail for adventure with this spectacular 18-night cruise from South America to North America via the Caribbean, from the comfort of the 5 Star Coral Princess.

Boarding in Buenos Aires in Argentina, you visit Montevideo in Uruguay before you cruise to Brazil and enjoy an overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro. There’s time for a stop in Salvador, Brazil, before you cruise into the Caribbean to visit the island paradises of Martinique and St. Kitts. Your final port of call is Ft Lauderdale in Florida.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Return transfers from airport to port
  • 18 nights onboard the 5* Coral Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis while on board
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Florida to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Following your overnight flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port where your ship will be waiting.

Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis – the “Paris of the South” – by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world’s great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city’s enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens – the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron. The “Paris of the South” flaunts its European heritage. One of the pleasures of Buenos Aires is simply absorbing its charm and flavor, from Parisian-style confiterias – cafés – to the city’s popular tango clubs.

Day 3 Montevideo, Uruguay

Nestled between the continent’s two giants, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. More than half of the nation’s population of three million reside in the capital of Montevideo, located at Uruguay’s southernmost point on the Rio de la Plata. Although small in size, Uruguay has proven to be big-hearted – the country is one of the most literate nations in the world while Montevideo is one of South America’s most interesting and cosmopolitan capitals. Montevideo is a charming city made up of 19th-century Beaux Arts buildings, parks, and historical monuments.

Day 4-5 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 6-7 Rio de Janeiro

“Passionate” best captures the wild beauty and heady sensuality that is Rio de Janeiro. For Rio is the Cidade Maravilhosa – the “Marvelous City” that throbs to a samba beat and revels in the hedonism of Carnival. There is no place on Earth like Rio – as the city natives, the famed Cariocas, delight in telling you. The geographical facts read like dry dust: over five million souls live in the city, another four million live in the surrounding suburbs, the metropolis is the cultural center of Brazil. The reality is Rio: the white sand beaches of Copacabana, the swaying palm trees, the immense statue of Christ the Redeemer and always the never-ending rhythm of life lived with passionate intensity. Founded in the early 16th century, Rio was once the capital of Brazil. The city remains the nation’s cultural and spiritual center, an amalgam of Latin and African cultures.

Day 8 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 9 Salvador, Brazil

The capital of Brazil’s Bahia State, Salvador boasts a languid tropical climate, miles of pristine beaches, and lush tropical vegetation. The city is also home to over 165 churches – and the densest concentration of Baroque architecture in Latin America. Little wonder that this former capital of Brazil, founded in 1549, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heart of Salvador’s historic city center is the Pelourinho District – named after the pillory where prisoners and slaves were once punished. The district’s 17th-century buildings are today home to chic boutiques and galleries.

Day 10-15 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 16 Martinique

To the Arawak, Martinique was their treasured “isle of flowers.” Lying in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and St. Lucia, the island is a tropical paradise of dense rain forest, rolling savanna and stunning beaches. The rich volcanic soil nourishes banana plantations and pineapple fields as well as mangoes, papayas, lemons, limes, and West Indian cherries. Little wonder that Columbus praised Martinique as the “best, most fertile, most delightful, and most charming land in the world.” Martinique’s cultural heritage is as rich and bountiful as its soil. The island has been governed by France for over three centuries. Today an overseas department of France, the island boasts a culture that is a unique and zesty blend of French, Caribbean, African and Middle Eastern influences, resulting in that spicy combination called Créole. Créole culture is reflected in Martinique’s architecture, cuisine, language, and music. For years the mayor of Fort-de-France was the internationally acclaimed Créole poet Aimé Césaire. Five centuries after Columbus made his landfall, Martinique remains a rare flower in the Caribbean.

Day 17 St. Kitts

Jagged volcanoes soaring above azure and turquoise seas, dense rainforests in myriad shades of green, rolling fields of sugarcane–welcome to St. Kitts. Along with its neighbor, Nevis, St. Kitts presents an exotic landscape more common to Polynesia than the Caribbean. The islands’ terrain, rich soil, and climate made them ideal locations for raising sugarcane. In fact, St. Kitts and Nevis were once the crown jewels of the Caribbean. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Spain, France and England vied for control of the islands, with the English finally winning out in 1787. Today, British and French heritage is evident on both islands. Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts, boasts fine, restored colonial buildings. Impressive Brimstone Hill Fortress, called the “Gibraltar of the West Indies,” is one of the most impressive fortresses in the Caribbean.

Day 18-19 At Sea

Cruising.

Accommodation

Coral Princess

Coral Princess, with more than 700 balcony staterooms, was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal. Be sure to try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine, join friends for cocktails and Movies Under the Stars® by the pool or try some decadent treats at the International Café.

Last Refurbished: January 2016

Guest Capacity: 2,000 lower berths

Number of Crew: 895

Tonnage 91,627

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable non-transferable deposit of 15% required at time of booking
    • Balance due 16 weeks from departure
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €2,439pp
  Number of nights: 18

18 March 2020 €2,439 Inside Cabin
18 March 2020 €2,649 Oceanview Cabin
18 March 2020 €2,739 Balcony Cabin

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