As the cold winter comes into the northern hemisphere, an exciting adventure is an option for over 50s who want to escape the chill and embrace the warmth of the Caribbean. In this article, we’ll delve into the highlights of a Caribbean cruise just right for mature travellers, where you can trade in your winter blues for the vibrant colours of the islands.
One of the greatest advantages of a Caribbean cruise is the opportunity to explore multiple islands in a single trip. Each island has its own unique heritage and attractions, For those with an interest in history and nature, the Caribbean boasts many attractions that you are sure to enjoy.
While the Caribbean’s natural beauty is wonderful, the comfort and luxury of Ambition, your Ambassador Cruise Line ship, are equally excellent too. This cruise ship is equipped with a range of amenities to cater to your every need. Indulge in delicious dining experiences, unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments, and enjoy evening entertainment that includes Broadway-style shows and live music performances. Whether you’re looking to socialize or find a peaceful corner to relax, the cruise ship provides a home away from home during your voyage.
You’ll often find that these cruises are a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and make lasting friendships. Whether you’re joining group excursions, participating in onboard activities, or simply striking up conversations over dinner, cruises are the ideal environment for enjoying time with fellow travellers.
Here are just a few of places you could be visiting.
Bridgetown, the lively capital of Barbados, is a charming blend of history and modernity. Its colonial architecture stands alongside bustling markets and contemporary shops. The UNESCO-listed Garrison area and the stunning Carlisle Bay offer historical insights and beautiful beaches, making Bridgetown a fascinating destination.
Willemstad’s unique Dutch colonial architecture and pastel-coloured buildings create a picturesque scene against the azure waters of the Caribbean. With its floating Queen Emma Bridge and vibrant markets, this Curacao capital is a cultural hub offering history, shopping, and a warm island atmosphere.
Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, is a haven for sun-seekers and shoppers alike. Its pristine beaches are matched by a busy downtown area filled with smart shops, local boutiques, and delicious dining options. The blend of Dutch and Caribbean influences adds a distinct flavour to this tropical paradise.
Castries, St Lucia:
Nestled in a lush landscape, Castries is St Lucia’s capital. The buzzing central market, tasty Creole cuisine, and the historic La Toc Battery are notable highlights. The town also serves as a gateway to the island’s stunning natural wonders, including the iconic Pitons, Soufriere’s Drive-In Volcano and lush rainforests.
Scarborough, the charming capital of Tobago, offers a glimpse into the island’s laid-back lifestyle. Its waterfront esplanade, Fort King George, and local craft markets exude a relaxed Caribbean vibe. Pigeon Point Beach and the Nylon Pool are nearby attractions showcasing Tobago’s natural beauty.
St John’s, Antigua:
St John’s, Antigua’s capital, is a delightful mix of colonial history and modern flair. Its historic sites like the 17th-century St. John’s Cathedral coexist with duty-free shopping and thriving markets. The stunning beaches, such as Dickenson Bay and Runaway Bay, are perfect for relaxation and water activities.
These Caribbean destinations, each with its unique character and attractions, offer plenty of interest for travellers seeking history, relaxation, adventure and the warmth of the islands.
To book your Ambassador Cruise Line voyage, Christmas & New Year in the West Indies & Dutch Antilles or Highlights of Brazil and West Indies Adventure in January 2024, call our Silver Travel Advisors on 0800 412 5678.