• Selina Akhtar

    You’ve probably seen envy-inducing snaps of Prince Harry on his official visit to the Caribbean, which includes stops in Barbados, Grenada and St Lucia. If you want to follow in the royal footsteps and embark on your very own Caribbean tour, here’s how…

    Prince Harry’s official visit to the Caribbean on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen is well underway. He’s visiting a grand total of six dreamy destinations including St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Barbados, and getting stuck into conservation projects, learning about each island’s culture, and even a spot of cricket.

    The best news is, if you’re inspired to take a similar VIP-style trip, you can book one of our brand-new Thomson Cruises Caribbean itineraries. We’ve introduced nine new itineraries and five new ports of call for Winter 2017 including San Juan in Puerto Rico, St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and Nassau in the Bahamas. Plus there are cruise and stay options at some of our fit-for-a-King hotels including Sensatori Resort Punta Cana and Royalton Negril, Jamaica.

    Here’s a selection of our special Caribbean itineraries…

    Seven Isles

    The seven islands you’ll cover on this tour are just slightly different from Harry’s, so you’ll feel like a proper royal on this trip. It’s also on our award-winning ship and the newest addition to our fleet, TUI Discovery, so you can expect gourmet dining options, a five-story atrium and activities like Escape Room games and mini golf to get stuck into. Starting in Bridgetown, in Barbados, you’ll visit colourful old Caribbean towns, sparkling sandy beaches, jungles and waterfalls, and get a true taste of paradise.

    Sailing on: TUI Discovery

    Sailing from: Bridgetown, Barbados – 10th Dec 17 – 1st Apr 18

    Calling at: Castries, St Lucia | Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe | St Thomas, US Virgin Islands | San Juan, Puerto Rico | Roseau, Dominica | St George’s, Grenada

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    Coral Islands

    Sailing on our Thomson Celebration ship, this itinerary ticks off a handful of Caribbean highlights. You’ll start by exploring the Dominican Republic, which was labelled ‘the fairest land under heaven’ by Christopher Columbus for good reason. Once you’ve had your fill of colonial cities, lagoons and beaches, it’s on to ancient forests in the British Virgin Islands, the tropical paradise of St Kitts, green and unspoilt Dominica, and finally rounding off with postcard-perfect Barbados and Martinique.

    Sailing on: Thomson Celebration

    Sailing from: La Romana, Dominican Republic – 13th Dec 17 – 21st Feb 18

    Calling at: Road Town, British Virgin Islands | Basseterre, St Kitts | Roseau, Dominica | Bridgetown, Barbados | Fort de France, Martinique

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    Caribbean Gems

    This itinerary ticks off a mixture of culture-packed old Caribbean towns and idyllic desert-island style locations. You’ll taste spices at the markets in Grenada’s pastel-coloured port St George’s and browse handmade crafts in Castries, St Lucia. It’s then onto the porcelain, palm-fringed beaches of St John’s in Antigua, and the thick rainforests and tropical shores of the British Virgin Islands. You’ll even get the chance to do some serious souvenir shopping in St Maarten which is chockfull of designer boutiques and markets.

    Sailing on: Thomson Celebration

    Sailing from: La Romana, Dominican Republic – 22nd Nov 17 – 28th Feb 18

    Calling at: St George’s, Grenada | Castries, St Lucia | St John’s, Antigua | Philipsburg, St Maarten | Road Town, British Virgin Islands

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    Transatlantic Sunset

    On our transatlantic itineraries, not only can you tick off two continents in one trip, you’ll also be able to make the most of your time on the ship – dining in all the restaurants and sunning yourself on deck every day. Transatlantic sunset includes the perfect selection of famous and lesser-known Caribbean islands, plus two of our top European beach destinations too. You’ll explore everything from Dutch-influenced Curacao and Aruba to the tropical highlights of St Lucia and Bonaire to get the full spectrum of what the Caribbean has to offer.

    Sailing on: Thomson Celebration

    Sailing from: La Romana, Dominican Republic on 7th Mar 18

    Sailing to: Malaga, Spain | Duration: 18 nights

    Calling at: Willemstad, Curacao | Oranjested, Aruba | Kralendijk, Bonaire | Castries, St Lucia | Basseterre, St Kitts | St John’s, Antigua | Funchal, Madeira | Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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    There’s never been a better time to book a winter 2017 cruise – browse all our itineraries here.

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