MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen
8 days

Caribbean – Hidden Highlights of the Caribbean from Nassau to George Town

Price from $ 4,072
$ 3,054
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen
8 days

Caribbean – Hidden Highlights of the Caribbean from Nassau to George Town

Price from $ 4,072
$ 3,054
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Hidden Highlights of the Caribbean from Nassau to George Town
Departures
September 25, 2021
October 5, 2021
  • Visit a variety of areas including colorful cities, remote islands, and tranquil resorts
  • Experience four Caribbean countries: Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands
  • Watch for wildlife such as whales, turtles, dolphins, sharks, monkeys, and iguanas
  • Enjoy onboard yoga and meditation classes with a professional instructor
Experience vibrant marine life at local coral reefs.

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Itinerary

We sail from Nassau in the Bahamas to the remote Inagua Islands and the sleepy city of Cockburn. Then it’s on to Jamaica to discover hidden Port Antonio with lively Montego Bay before finishing the voyage in the Cayman Islands. This itinerary has a bit of everything: an onboard yoga program, gorgeous tropical beaches, unique wildlife, quiet resorts, and lively cities.
Day 1
Nassau, The Bahamas
Beautiful Bahamanian Resort
Experience vibrant marine life at local coral reefs.
Experience vibrant marine life at local coral reefs.
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A former pirate haven, lively Nassau still trades in rum and cigars, but now sports a bustling central shopping district and endless options to wine and dine. New Providence Island and Paradise Island are also renowned for their beaches and splendid coral reefs. Take some time to explore more with a Pre-Program before your expedition.

Experience vibrant marine life at local coral reefs.
Experience vibrant marine life at local coral reefs.
Photo: Shutterstock
Tradition and modernity in colourful Nassau.
Tradition and modernity in colourful Nassau.
Photo: Shutterstock
Scan for rich avian life from deck.
Scan for rich avian life from deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Enjoy perfect horizons at sea.
Enjoy perfect horizons at sea.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 2
At Sea
Serenity at Sea
Scan for rich avian life from deck.
Scan for rich avian life from deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Enjoy a pleasant day at sea on the way to the Inagua Islands. The Expedition Team will begin their lecture series on the Caribbean. Spend time on deck looking for birds and other marine life following the ship’s wake. Make the most of the perfect climate and join a yoga class out on deck.

Day 3
Inagua Islands, The Bahamas
Flamingos, Lighthouses, and…Salt
One of the 80,000 flamingos on Inagua.
One of the 80,000 flamingos on Inagua.
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With 140 different species of exotic birds, including over 80,000 flamingos, Inagua is a birdwatcher’s dream. The mangroves are also a natural habitat for nesting hawkbill and green sea turtles. Visit one of the three remaining kerosene-burning, hand-cranked lighthouses in The Bahamas or learn about the Island’s main industry, salt production, from the friendly locals.

One of the 80,000 flamingos on Inagua.
One of the 80,000 flamingos on Inagua.
Photo: Shutterstock
Explore untouched natural beauty.
Explore untouched natural beauty.
Photo: Shutterstock
Wander the charming lanes of the quiet capital.
Day 4
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos
Sleepy Capital
Fine British Bermudian architecture in Cockburn.
Fine British Bermudian architecture in Cockburn.
Photo: Shutterstock
Idyllic beach in Turks and Caicos.
Idyllic beach in Turks and Caicos.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 4
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos
Sleepy Capital
Wander the charming lanes of the quiet capital.
Wander the charming lanes of the quiet capital.
Photo: Shutterstock

As capitals go, few are as calm and quiet as Cockburn. The long, narrow streets are lined with old street lamps and featuring 18th and 19th century British-Bermudian architecture. The National Museum houses Taíno artifacts and an exhibit of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest known European shipwreck in the Americas, dated 1505.

Day 5
At Sea
Relax Onboard
Learn in our Science Center.
Learn in our Science Center.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Join the Expedition Team for interesting lectures, learn the basics of expedition photography, and spend time out on deck enjoying the fresh sea air as you watch for wildlife. Use the Science Center’s state-of-the-art microscopes to observe the tiniest creatures in samples taken during this voyage. Continue your yoga routine and unwind with guided meditation.

Learn in our Science Center.
Learn in our Science Center.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Enjoy sun and sky on deck.
Enjoy sun and sky on deck.
Photo: Nils Lund
Take a bamboo raft to Monkey Island.
Day 6
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Jamaica’s Hidden Retreat
Explore Jamaica´s natural beauty.
Explore Jamaica´s natural beauty.
Photo: Shutterstock
Discover local waterfalls.
Discover local waterfalls.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 6
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Jamaica’s Hidden Retreat
Take a bamboo raft to Monkey Island.
Take a bamboo raft to Monkey Island.
Photo: shutterstock

Once a beach escape for celebrities in the 1940s, this quiet town is tucked well away from Jamaica’s more touristy areas. With its makeshift markets and friendly street vendors, there is a romantic, slow-paced rhythm here. Trek to the stunning Reach Waterfall and famed Blue Lagoon or take a bamboo raft to the aptly named Monkey Island.

Day 7
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Melting Pot of ‘Mobay’
Coastal delights at Montego Bay.
Coastal delights at Montego Bay.
Photo: shutterstock

Christopher Colombus first anchored here in 1494, calling it the ’Gulf of Good Weather.” Today, it buzzes with locals and visitors out enjoying the beaches and prolific eateries. Visit Rose Hall to learn about Montego Bay’s colonial history, explore hidden underground caves, or board a bamboo raft down the glistening Martha Brae River.

Coastal delights at Montego Bay.
Coastal delights at Montego Bay.
Photo: shutterstock
Blue water and green jungle welcome visitors.
Blue water and green jungle welcome visitors.
Photo: shutterstock
Stunning local beaches.
Stunning local beaches.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 8
George Town, Cayman Islands
Cayman’s Cosmopolitan Capital
Stunning local beaches.
Stunning local beaches.
Photo: Shutterstock

There is an endless array of activities available in George Town. Go on a submarine tour; board a glass-bottom boat; go snorkelling, scuba-diving, or parasailing: visit rum distilleries and art galleries; and, of course, enjoy duty-free shopping and restaurants galore.  The 19th century National Museum contains over 8,000 exhibits, including a 14-ft traditional handmade catboat.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, sauna with floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Yoga and meditation sessions with an instructor
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights
  • Travel protection
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected

Ships

MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

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MS Fridtjof Nansen

Year built 2020
Shipyard Kleven Yards, Norway
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m / 459 ft
Beam 23.6 m / 77 ft
Speed 15 knots

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom-built ships – and represents the next generation of expedition ships. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

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