Take advantage of the last chance to get to the Caribbean in the 2018-19
season by flying out to join this voyage in paradise. Exploring the islands can
be as exhilarating or relaxing as you wish: go in search of Sea Turtles; uncover
sugar cane history aboard the St Kitts Scenic Railway; join a boat cruise around
Tortola; and unwind on the beaches of Antigua. Then enjoy the comfort and
space of Braemar as you head home via the Azores and Spain.
After arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados, there’ll be
time to discover this very British Caribbean island
before moving on to your next destination. You may
opt to explore the streets on foot, observing typically
laid-back Barbadian life first-hand, or pick from a raft
of awe-inspiring experiences. Admire impressive
stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; venture
out on to the shimmering waters in a catamaran in
search of Sea Turtles; or savour the collection of rare
and exotic plants at Hunte’s Gardens.
Antigua is next, where there are no less than 365
beaches to choose from – one for each day of the
year, if you ask the locals. Elsewhere, the Public
Market in St John’s is ideal for a spot of peoplewatching
and a slice of authentic Caribbean culture.
Or if you’d prefer to take in all the highlights in one
fell swoop, the 490ft-high lookout at Shirley Heights
affords sensational views of English Harbour, Nelson’s
Dockyard and much more.
The island-hopping continues as you reach Tortola,
where in Road Town you can learn about the island’s
fascinating pirate history on a scenic boat cruise with
an open-sided safari bus tour. What’s more, at
Pusser’s Bar you’ll have the perfect opportunity
to try some authentic Caribbean rum.
Then, Braemar glides in a south-easterly direction
towards St Kitts, presenting you with the chance
to explore Basseterre, the easy-going capital. Bask
in the balmy climate as you wander round the
botanical gardens, observe the local way of life at
Independence Square, or truly unwind to the full
– and be sure not to miss the chance to take a ride
on the incredible St Kitts Scenic Railway during
your time in port.
Though St Kitts is the conclusion to your Caribbean
adventure, Braemar still has two enticing destinations
up her sleeve before heading back to Southampton.
A call into Ponta Delgada of the emerald-green
Azores archipelago presents captivating natural
wonders – including crater lakes and hot springs –
that are sure to take your breath away. Uncovering
La Coruña’s galleries, impressive seafront promenade
and compact Old Quarter is a great way to cap off
this holiday of a lifetime.
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