West Indies Explorer - San Juan to San Juan

Call on a new Caribbean port every day

Set sail on a roundtrip voyage from San Juan to explore the colorful Caribbean. You'll avoid the long sea days associated with most Caribbean cruises-allowing you to visit more ports and spend more time immersing yourself in rich island cultures. Viking's small ship size-just 930 guests-gives you access to ports that larger ships cannot reach. On board, you won't find casinos, kid zones and umbrella drinks. Instead, you'll really explore the Caribbean, with delicious meals inspired by Caribbean culinary traditions, enriching shore excursions, onboard lectures and more.

All This Is Included

  • 11-day cruise visiting 9 countries & 9 ports
  • One included shore excursion in every port of call
  • Culture CurriculumĀ®: lectures on or performances of music, art, cooking, dance and history
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • Most al fresco dining at sea
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • 24-hour room service
  • Private veranda stateroom
  • Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Separate seating area
  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV, with interactive programming
  • Complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets with ample USB ports
  • Direct-dial satellite phone
  • In-suite binoculars
  • Mini-bar
  • Luxury robes & slippers
  • Spacious closet & drawer storage
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Oversize glass-enclosed walk-in shower
  • Premium Freyja? toiletries
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Open-air walking track & sports deck
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air Program

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Puerto Rico (San Juan), USA


    Arrive in San Juan to embark your ship today. You will stay aboard your ship overnight, giving you ample time to explore El Viejo San Juan, or Old San Juan, with its seductive colonial charms, easy island tempo and authentic culture. Wander its narrow lanes, literally paved with history, laid with blue adoquin stone once used to ballast Spanish galleons. This evening, stroll the Old Town's azure byways romantically illuminated by street lamps.

    Day 2 - Puerto Rico (San Juan), USA


    You have another day to take in the history and architectural beauty of San Juan, from its fanciful Condado district to the magnificent 16th-century Fort San Felipe del Morro, set on a promontory at the entrance to San Juan Bay. Or visit the lush woodland of El Yunque national rainforest. Later today, you will sail away into the Caribbean's blue waters. With Viking's destination-focused itinerary, you will call on a new port daily, with not a single day spent at sea.

    Day 3 - Tortola (Road Town), BVI


    Witness the lush beauty that once lured the pirates Blackbeard and Captain Kidd to Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands. You will traverse Tortola, ascending to its greatest heights to admire spectacular Caribbean vistas. Experience some of its British flavor, pass through charming fishing villages and cast your eyes on magnificent blue-green seascapes. Alternately, take to the waters to explore the grottoes of Virgin Gorda.

    Day 4 - Antigua (St. John's), Antigua & Barbuda


    Visit Antigua today, once Britain's "Gateway to the Caribbean." On an island tour from our berth in St. John's, you will admire lush green beauty all around and visit English Harbor. Its restored Georgian dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is named for Admiral Horatio Nelson, who commanded the Crown's fleet here in the 18th century. Today, yachts line the quays. But the island's stunning scenery hasn't changed since Nelson's day, blanketed with tropical forests and punctuated by sheer cliffs dropping into blue waters.

    Day 5 - Castries, St. Lucia


    Call on the lush and mountainous island of St. Lucia, with its sheltered harbors, quiet byways and Creole-inspired cuisine. A short drive from our berth in Castries, admire breathtaking views of azure waters and hillsides shrouded in tropical green. Witness the art of batik making here and glimpse prolific banana plantations. Or, venture across the island to view the spectacular Pitons, towering twin peaks draped in forests.

    Day 6 - Bridgetown, Barbados


    Relish the intense Caribbean beauty of Barbados today when you call on its capital, Bridgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will discover ample evidence of British rule here, from cricket matches and afternoon tea to the Commonwealth's third oldest Parliament. You will marvel at spectacular vistas from the heights of Farley Hill, descending to sea level and the roiling waves of Bathsheba's Soup Bowl, popular with surfers. Or head underground to explore the stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison's Cave.

    Day 7 - Guadeloupe (Pointe-a-Pitre), France


    Experience the colorful culture and breathtaking natural beauty of French Guadeloupe, often called the "Butterfly Island" because its two main islands are joined with bridges. See both sides from our berth in Pointe-a-Pitre. The national parks of the west island attract adventurers to mountainous, lush rainforests. The flatter east island boasts a rich culture, fine Caribbean cuisine and craft villages awash in island flavors, from pungent spices to fresh tropical fruits. Experience both, or hike in Guadeloupe National Park to marvel at the towering Carbet Falls.

    Day 8 - St. Kitts (Basseterre), St. Kitts & Nevis


    Call on St. Kitts today, Britain's first Caribbean settlement that grew into a sugar-producing powerhouse; 68 plantations operated at the height of the boom. You will learn about this lucrative colonial era at St. Kitts's Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden, a fascinating repository of relics and beautifully preserved rooms that provide a glimpse of the lives of sugar barons. Or visit the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Day 9 - St. Martin (Philipsburg), The Netherlands & France


    Explore two countries on one island today when you call on St. Martin. You will dock on the Dutch side, in Philipsburg, and have the chance to contrast the two cultures. See the great salt pond on the Dutch side, the charming old village of Quartier-d'Orleans and the French capital, Marigot, called the "Caribbean Paris." Or, choose to simply relax on the island's famous Orient Beach, one and a half miles of gorgeous white sand.

    Day 10 - St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie), USVI


    Explore one of the Caribbean's most beloved islands today, St. Thomas. You will dock within walking distance of its capital, Charlotte Amalie, set on one of the most picturesque harbors in the region. Get acquainted with the beauty of St. Thomas during a scenic drive along a spectacular route, stopping at the famous Mountain Top for breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding islands. Alternately, you might cross the emerald-green island to Magens Bay, home to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

    Day 11 - Puerto Rico (San Juan), USA


    Disembark this morning and return home, or continue your exploration of the Puerto Rican capital with our extension here.

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    Cruise Line
    Viking Ocean Cruises
    Duration
    11 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Sea

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1San Juan  
    Day 2San Juan  
    Day 3Road Town  
    Day 4St. John's  
    Day 5Castries  
    Day 6Bridgetown  
    Day 7Pointe-a-Pitre  
    Day 8Basseterre  
    Day 9Philipsburg  
    Day 10Charlotte Amalie  
    Day 11San Juan  
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