Ramblers Worldwide Holidays – the experts in guided walking adventures combining land and sea – have just launched their first programme of fly-Cruise & Walk holidays to the Caribbean. These include:
The Caribbean and Latin America
A 16 night fly-Cruise & Walk to three islands in the Eastern Caribbean, three southern islands in the Dutch Antilles and three ports in Panama and Colombia. The adventure begins with a flight to Barbados where one spends a night in a hotel and exploring the island before boarding Fred. Olsen’s Braemar which then sets sail for Castries, St Lucia, thence to the Spice Island of Grenada, famed for its production of nutmeg, mace, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Next port of call is Bonaire, the most easterly of the Netherlands Antilles and 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela followed by Aruba.
Full steam ahead for the mainland of Latin America calling at Colon in the Panama Canal which is close to the San Lorenzo National Park famed for its forests, mangroves and pastureland; Cartagena and Santa Maria, Colombia. On the way back to Barbados for the flight home one visits another of the Dutch Antilles islands – Curacao.
Price from £2,850 per person – departs 25 January 2015.
Islands in the Caribbean
A 16 night fly-Cruise & Walk which begins in Barbados after a night on this exotic island one boards Fred. Olsen’s Braemar bound for Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and thence to Havana, Cuba for two days tantalising days. Next is Grand Turk, in the Turks and Caicos Islands followed by St Kitts, St Maarten and Antigua (for two days) before returning to Barbados for the homeward flight.
Price from £2,590 per person – departs 8 February 2015.
All of the above prices include all meals, an exclusive welcome party on one evening and a traditional afternoon tea with waiter service on a sea day, guided walking tours, shore visits, sightseeing programmes, on-board entertainment and restaurant tips plus the services of a dedicated tour leader.
In a recent Which? report, Fred. Olsen Cruises achieved the second highest customer satisfaction rate of 86% primarily on the basis that it was ‘Well suited to people who wanted to avoid Ocean going giants and enjoy a more traditional cruising experience and atmosphere ’.