Phone: 516-626-9000

Toll-Free: 800-807-7009

December 22, 2019 - January 06, 2020

The 2019 Holiday Bridge Cruise

Miami Roundtrip

The Six-Star Crystal Serenity

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

Wrap your holidays in the warmth of the Caribbean sunshine on a celebratory voyage through enchanting tropical isles and crystalline waters perfect for all manner of water play.

All this, plus Roberta and Arnold's exciting bridge program!

Participation in our fun-filled bridge groups is available only by booking direct with us at Bridge Holidays LLC

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK THIS CRUISE:
Call us at: 516.626.9000 or 800.807.7009
Fax: 516.626.7255
E-mail: cruises@bridgeholidays.com

ITINERARY

December 22

Miami, FL

December 23

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 24

Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk, UK

December 25

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 26

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

December 27

Gustavia, St. Barts

December 28

Antigua/St. John's, West Indies

December 29

St. Lucia/Castries, West Indies

December 30

Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

December 31

Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

January 01

Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 02

Tortola/Road Town, British Virgin Islands

January 03

Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 04

Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 05

Key West, FL

January 06

Miami, FL

December 22 - Miami, FL

Depart 6 PM

It has the largest city population in Florida, is the third most visited American city among international travelers and showcases an Art Deco Historic District encompassing one of the largest neighborhoods entered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Miami certainly boasts its share of impressive characteristics, even before adding to the list its gorgeous beaches, spirited Cuban population and ritzy enclaves of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Miami wasn't always the glamorous and energetic city you see today. Until the late 1800s, it was mostly swamp, disconnected from the rest of the country thanks to its position on the edge of the continent and lack of the essential link of the day: a railroad. All that changed in 1896, when the railroad in northern Florida was extended to the latent tropical paradise of the south. The rest, as they say, is history, as Miami has since seen recurrent booms fueled by surges of immigration, perennially good weather and an insouciant refusal to do anything halfway. Admire the full glory of Miami Beach with a stroll along South Beach's famous Ocean Boulevard, where splendidly restored art deco buildings compete with fashion models and sun worshipers for attention. For a taste of Cuban cuisine and culture, visit Little Havana on the mainland (Miami Beach is separate both in its municipality and its geography: it sits on a barrier island four miles off the coast, and is reached by a causeway). Also outside mainland Miami are the acres of rare tropical plants nurtured to their fragrant and beautiful best in Fairchild Tropical Gardens. The aforementioned slice of heaven known as Coral Gables lies to the southwest. A gem of 1920s city planning, the city unfurls impressive boulevards and features the alluring Venetian Pool, where waterfalls and underwater caves offer the chance for a uniquely refreshing dip.

December 23 - Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 24 - Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk, UK

8 AM to 5 pm

Although there are numerous spots on land that invite relaxation and exploration, the Turks and Caicos are really all about the water. More specifically, they're all about what's beneath the water. These islands have some of the best diving and snorkeling anywhere, courtesy of one of the world's largest network of coral reefs, easily accessible off the islands' shores. One reef, aptly called the Wall, is particularly spectacular; it drops 7,000 feet-straight down. Between the shore and the reef, the water is only waist deep, providing a perfect place for beginning snorkelers to get their feet wet.

December 25 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

December 26 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten

8 AM (overnight)

With its colorful mix of French charm and Dutch hospitality, St. Maarten is like two islands rolled into one. In 1648, it was amicably divided between Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin until 2010. The island covers an area of 37 square miles, 17 of which are Dutch. Small as it is, St. Maarten has something for everyone - hideaway beaches, interesting cuisine and sophisticated boutiques.

December 27 - Gustavia, St. Barts

8 AM to 11 PM

St. Barts forms part of the French Overseas Region of Guadeloupe. Descendants of settlers from Brittany and Normandy operate its tiny inns, shops and restaurants. This charming, slow-paced island attracts tourists year-round to its shores. The graceful meadows surrounded by low stone fences, spectacular beaches, the small volcanic mountains and the quaint Creole-style villages are just several of the alluring aspects of this tranquil island.

December 28 - Antigua/St. John's, West Indies

8 AM to 5 PM

Antigua's sunny climate and easy-going Caribbean ways are alluring attractions for visitors. It boasts 365 superb white beaches and is home to a beautiful National Park that stretches for ten square miles. Found within this park are the famous English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard. Horatio Nelson was posted here early in his career and the harbor was the headquarters for the British fleet during the 18th century. Although Antigua achieved its independence in 1981, it continues to bear the unmistakable imprint of centuries of British rule.

December 29 - St. Lucia/Castries, West Indies

8 AM to 6 PM

Quaint bays, lush landscapes and delightful strains of the Creole language are part of the magic that emanates from St. Lucia. From a volatile settlement that endured numerous changes of ownership, this idyllic Windward Island has developed into a land rich with life and culture. Birthplace of Josephine, the Empress of France and wife of Napoleon, French heritage is evident throughout the island. However, now that it is an independent country within the British Commonwealth, St. Lucia also possesses an English charisma. Look for its charming buildings and vehicles, driven on the left-hand side of the road in true British style!

December 30 - Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

8 AM (overnight)

Barbados offers sun-drenched beaches, clear blue-green waters and cool trade winds. Inland are lovingly preserved plantation houses, lush sugar cane fields and fragrant gardens. This charming former British colony is one of the most stable independent Caribbean nations. Reminders of British rule abound, from cricket fields to Lord Nelson's statue and the original Trafalgar Square. Don't miss Bridgetown's bustling Careenage and the shops on Broad Street, which offer exceptional deals on luxury imports from Britain.

December 31 - Barbados/Bridgetown, British West Indies

Midnight Depart

Barbados offers sun-drenched beaches, clear blue-green waters and cool trade winds. Inland are lovingly preserved plantation houses, lush sugar cane fields and fragrant gardens. This charming former British colony is one of the most stable independent Caribbean nations. Reminders of British rule abound, from cricket fields to Lord Nelson's statue and the original Trafalgar Square. Don't miss Bridgetown's bustling Careenage and the shops on Broad Street, which offer exceptional deals on luxury imports from Britain.

January 01 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 02 - Tortola/Road Town, British Virgin Islands

8 AM to 5 pm

The British Virgin Islands were first settled by the Dutch in 1648 and later annexed by the English in 1672. Tortola, the capital, is the largest of the 50 British Virgin Islands. In Road Town, the seat of government, the Union Jack proudly flies above the residence of the British-appointed governor. As part of the turbulent history of this region, pirates and other European adventurers, famous seamen such as Blackbeard, Kidd and Francis Drake, plied the waters of this magical area. Although diminishing levels of fishing and native farming are still in evidence, tourism and offshore finance are the principal industries of the territory today.

January 03 - Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 04 - Cruising the Old Bahama Channel

January 05 - Key West, FL

8 AM to 5 PM

In the past, Key West was the winter home of Ernest Hemingway, John James Audubon and President Truman. Today it is a stylish retreat for writers and artists. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of the Caribbean, yet it is the southernmost town of the continental United States. Take a stroll along Duval Street, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, or explore its interesting art galleries and boutiques.

January 06 - Miami, FL

Disembark AM

FARES

All Fares are Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single fares in Brackets)

Fares are All-Inclusive: All beverages (including wine & liquor), WiFi/internet and gratuities are included.

Port Charge: $600

* Fares include the Book Now Savings and the Early Payment Discount.

Call us for air fares.

Save More: Crystal Society Discount, Onboard Booking Discount

Category (Deck) Our Discounted Fares
with Book Now Savings*
(single fares in brackets)
C3 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Forward)
$ 6,515 ( $ 9,055)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (slightly limited view)
$ 7,085 ( $ 9,790)
C1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 7,575 ( $10,430)
B3 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 9,090 ( $13,315)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 9,320 ( $13,630)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 9,505 ( $13,895)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 9,645 ( $14,085)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 9,785 ( $14,285)
P2 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 9,930 ( $14,490)
P1 (10)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 10,075 ( $14,695)
PH (10, 11)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 15,115 ( $27,040)
PS (11)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 20,405