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The Eastern Caribbean & the Amazon: An Expedition from Nassau to Manaus - 2021

Nassau • 16-night cultural expedition cruise with Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Basseterre (St. Kitts), Les Trois-Îlets (Martinique), Soufrière (St. Lucia), Bridgetown (Barbados), Île Royale / Devil’s Island (French Guiana), Santarém • Manaus
  • JOIN THE INAUGURAL SAILING SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, VANTAGE'S FIRST SMALL SHIP OCEANGOING EXPEDITION VESSEL
  • WITH THE HELP OF YOUR ONBOARD NATURALISTS, LOOK FOR SOME OF THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON'S MOST INTRIGUING WILDLIFE
  • EXPLORE SOME OF THE CARIBBEAN'S MOST EXQUISITE ISLANDS, INCLUDING ST. KITTS AND MARTINIQUE
  • CROSS THE EQUATOR BY BOAT AND ATTEND A SPECIAL ONBOARD CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE OCCASION
  • GRAB YOUR BINOCULARS AND DISCOVER THE ABUNDANT WILDLIFE LIVING IN THE AMAZON
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING
  • This expedition is moderately paced
  • Spend 16 nights on board the Ocean Explorer, 2 nights in Nassau at the British Colonial Hilton (or similar), and 2 nights in Manaus at the Quality Hotel Manaus (or similar)
  • Enjoy 7 relaxing days cruising the Atlantic Ocean and the Amazon River and a total of 11 days touring. There is an overnight port call in Barbados
  • Sightseeing is usually offered in half-day tours, with time to relax every day
  • Cruising often takes place overnight but some scenic sailing will be conducted during daylight hours

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • You should be in relatively good health to fully enjoy this tour
  • This is a tour for moderately active travelers. There are several walking tours throughout during which you will be on your feet for an hour or two at a time.
  • Sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned/heated coaches with guides
  • Footing can be uneven or challenging in some of the historic and rainforest sites we visit. The cobbled streets of Old Towns will also require care
  • You will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, kayak, and ride bikes
  • Travelers must be able to climb in and out of a small excursion boat. On at least one occasion, you will need to embark and disembark from a small tender to get to shore
  • This cruise tour is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking or require wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair and handicapped traveler policy

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION
  • Most shore excursions, especially those in historic cities and in the rain forest, require walking on uneven terrain
  • Shore excursions utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches. During the hotel-based land portion of this trip, a walking tour might leave directly from the hotel, or it too might utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches
  • In some locations you may ride along uneven or bumpy roads, especially in more rural areas or at historical sites
  • The journey to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is by way of an open-air train
  • The tour to view the Meeting of the Waters and to fish for piranha utilizes a small excursion boat

CLIMATE
  • You will be traveling at and near the equator where the sun is strong, so we advise you to pack sunscreen and moisturizer (in the amounts permitted by TSA regulations), and bring a hat and sunglasses, as well. If you’re traveling in summer, be sure to bring very cool cotton or linen clothing
  • There is always a chance of rain, so bring a light rain jacket or umbrella
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly
  • For protection from the sun, do as the locals do and cover up by wearing longer pants or skirts, and shirts with sleeves

Please note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew.

Important: Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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