I answered a question the other day from a reader asking about a land/cruise combination vacation in the Caribbean. I advised him that he should consider San Juan, the port that I think would give him the most options.
I’ve just received an email from Azamara Club Cruises that I think would be ideal for this sort of vacation. The Azamara Journey will sail round trip out of San Juan on Novemnber 22, 2011 for a 5 day cruise, with stops in St. Martin, Virgin Gorda, St. Johns and, on Thanksgiving Day, St. Barts.
This strikes me as the ideal length for such a combination trip. It also offers an opportunity to experience Azamara without having to commit to the more typical – and far more costly – 10 to 14 day cruises usually offered by Azamara.
As a bonus, the ship is at anchor in St. Barts until 1159PM on Thanksgiving Day. For those who want a more intimate holiday dinner than that offered on board, any one of the absolutely wonderful restaurants on St. Barts would fit the bill.
I sailed on the Azamara Journey through the Baltic two summers ago and had a memorable time. Many of my fellow passengers were repeat cruisers from much larger vessels. Praise for the experience on board Journey was universal.
For those who can’t get away over the holiday, Journey will be sailing a 7 day itinerary from San Juan to Barbados the following week.