Discover Florida’s beautiful coastline and cultural highlights on a self-drive before boarding Caribbean Princess® for your Caribbean cruise.
• Miami, USA
• Marathon, USA
• Naples, USA
• Clearwater, USA
• Fort Lauderdale, USA
• St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
• Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
• Fort Lauderdale, USA
Self-drive During your self-drive you’ll stay at a range of hotels including the Sole on the Ocean in Miami, the waterfront Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater and the Gallery One Doubletree in Fort Lauderdale.
Cruise Balcony Staterooms have a furnished veranda and a queen-size bed or twin beds.
Overseas Highway The 113-mile Overseas Highway extends south from the tip of Florida and seems as if it’s the road to nowhere. A trip along this to the Florida Keys is one of the USA’s most iconic drives.
Cruise Explore the beautifully unspoilt island of Dominica* which has vast rainforests, waterfalls and rare birdlife.
Little Havana, Miami The unique rhythm of Havana can be experienced in the dance clubs of the Little Havana neighbourhood such as Ball & Chain or American Social.
Cruise Princess Cruises have partnered with DiscoveryTM and Animal PlanetTM to create a selection of experiences* on land and at sea.
Florida Keys cuisine The beautiful Florida Keys are known for their seafood dishes which are created using the freshest produce, and one of the USA’s favourite desserts, the key lime pie.
Cruise Steamers Seafood* is the ship’s top spot to sample fruits of the sea like mussels or clams.
Is this for you?
Princess Cruises® have a passion for travel and their unique itineraries visit some amazing ports of call. On board, comfortable staterooms, friendly crew, a great full-board package with mouth-watering cuisine and dazzling entertainment await. Princess operate a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships and have over 50 years’ experience taking guests to over 360 destinations across the globe.
This popular ship was refurbished and refreshed in 2017 and spends most of the year based in Fort Lauderdale sailing in the Caribbean or along the east coast of North America.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 Miami, USA Depart the UK on your flight to Miami. On arrival, transfer to the Sole on the Ocean where you will stay two nights.
Day 2 Miami, USA Begin your self-drive in Miami. See the Art Deco buildings and shiny sports cars that parade down Ocean Drive, or head to Little Havana to dance at Cuban bars.
Day 3 Miami to Marathon, USA Enjoy the incredible views and vibrant shades of green and blue as you make your way to Marathon, a 10-mile-long stretch of islands at the southern end of the Florida Keys. Marathon is particularly renowned for its superb seafood restaurants.
Day 4 Marathon to Naples, USA The Gulf Coast is home to some of Florida’s best beaches. En route from Marathon to Naples you could stop off at Everglades National Park for an airboat tour and the chance to see alligators in their natural habitat. Spend the night in the charming city of Naples and enjoy the high-end shopping, world-class dining and white-sand beaches.
Day 5 Naples to Clearwater, USA The city of Clearwater sits on Pinellas peninsula which is one of the most popular family destinations on the Gulf Coast. It has miles of sandy beaches, a glorious sunny climate and a range of activities including snorkelling, dolphin watching and fishing. Beyond the beach, there are many entertainment options including shopping, golf courses, museums and theatres, as well as the nearby theme park, Busch Gardens®.
Days 6-7 Clearwater to Fort Lauderdale, USA Known as the ‘Venice of America’ because of its miles of inland waterways and canals, the city of Fort Lauderdale has developed into a family-friendly resort with a sophisticated vibe. The impressive beachfront is bordered by a wide path that is perfect for running, walking or rollerblading while the charming riverside is dotted with restaurants and bars.
Day 8 Fort Lauderdale, USA
Begin your cruise on board Caribbean Princess®.
Day 9-10 At sea
Day 11 Bonaire
Day 12 Curaçao
Day 13 Grenada
Day 14 Dominica
Day 15 St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Day 16 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Day 17 At sea
Day 18 Fort Lauderdale, USA
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Departing 10 November 2019. Alternative USA & Caribbean itineraries are available with Princess Cruises, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
Upgrade your cruise
Upgrade your British Airways flight to business class (Club World) for extra perks such as dedicated check-in, lounge access at the airport, priority boarding and a lie-flat bed.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.