Friday, May 4 through Friday, May 11, 2018 (8 Days)
Cruise & Flight Trip
Walking Level: Moderate
Signup Deadline: April 13, 2018 (reservations taken on a space available basis, please call)
Wheelchair Accessible Trip
CRUISE THE FRIENDLIEST ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN - St. Maarten/St.Martin
Get ready to set sail on the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship to beautiful St. Maarten/St. Martin! This short five-day cruising excursion is the perfect trip to explore the Caribbean and see if a cruising vacation is right for you. Did you know that St. Maarten/St. Martin is divided into two nations? There is a French side (Oui Oui!) and a Dutch (Hallo) side, and its nickname is 'The Friendly Island'. Maybe because the turquoise water along the 37 miles of white sand beaches is so inviting!
We will begin our journey by taking a flight from Omaha, Nebraska to San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is where we will meet our cruise ship, the Adventure of the Seas. Pushing off the San Juan dock at 8:30 pm, the Adventure of the Seas will begin the overnight journey to St. Maarten for our first day of sailing. We will become acquainted with the ship as we set sail onto the Caribbean waters.
The ship will make its way to St. Maarten as we spend our first night on the Adventure of the Seas. Since you'll be sleeping you will barely know that its moving! At sunrise, we will arrive on the shores of Philipsburg, a charming town on the Dutch side of the island. Philipsburg offers plenty of activities such as art galleries, historic forts, and casinos. Along the boardwalk which parallels the beautiful waters of Great Bay Beach we will find bars, restaurants and shopping to keep us busy for the day!
We conclude our day on St. Martin by boarding the ship where we will begin sailing towards New Jersey. The following three days we will spend onboard the Adventure of the Seas. The ship offers many activities for us to enjoy, such as Bingo, dance lessons, karaoke, and shopping. We will watch the Glitter and Glam on Ice. An ice skating show with amazing costumes and choreography. A winter sport in the middle of the Caribbean!? Absolutely! We will also watch one of the Broadway style shows with amazing vocalists and dancers. And to end each night aboard the cruise we will enjoy a three course sit down dinner in the main dining room.
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ & Full Fare Price Disclosure
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ means there are absolutely no hidden costs - everything is included: all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant), lodging in your own, regular bed, and all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city, all attractions, entertainment and activities, an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups. Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.
All prices shown are round trip prices and include all mandatory taxes and fees. Note: Soda cards on Royal Caribbean cruises are at your own expense (to keep the trip price fair for everyone).
Vendor & fuel price increases between the time of the traveler’s initial deposit and the due date for final payment are covered by Special Journeys—you never pay extra for Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™.
Travelers that need to travel with a dedicated 1:1 staff require an additional, reduced price fare to cover the costs for that staff.
All trips with a domestic flight component cover one 50 pound checked bag. See the trip description for 10+ day trips as 2 bags are usually covered then. The cost for additional or overweight bags will be shown on your trip itinerary. There is no fee for carry-on bags but they are limited in size to the then current airline standards.
Medical equipment does not count as luggage but you must notify us in advance so we have room to transport this equipment!
Some trips require a passport (see trip description). We recommend getting the passport book, not the passport card. It can take 2 to 3 months to receive a passport so apply as early as possible. They are good for 10 years!
We offer interest-free payment plans that allow you to finish paying for up to half of the trip cost after you return.
You can send in money (pre-pay) for a trip to be selected later.
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