ARUBA, BONAIRE, CURACAO & GRAND CAYMAN CRUISE TOUR

9 NIGHTS ONBOARD CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale

 

JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 8, 2025

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Summary

Unpack and relax on our nine night cruise to the Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Grand Cayman. This unique itinerary takes you to islands not featured together on many Caribbean cruises – the ABC Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are visited along with Grand Cayman. The ABC Islands are special municipalities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the westernmost group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.
Kralendijk is the capital city and main port of the island of Bonaire. In Dutch, Koralendijk (from which the name Kralendijk comes) means “coral reef” or “coral dike.” Kralendijk is a lively and colorful Caribbean town center.
Established in 1634,Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island. It’s known for its old town center, withpastel-colored colonial architecture.
Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, is a bustling harbour city well worth visiting for its brightly coloured Dutch architecture, diverse culinary scene and interesting museums and monuments. Fort Zoutman, Aruba's oldest building dating back to 1798, was built to protect the city from pirates. Along the waterfront, L.G. Smith Boulevard is dotted with boutiques and shopping malls. A tram system connects the cruise ship terminal with the center of town.
Located in the British West Indies, George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands. It’s known world-wide as a financial hub and a port of call for cruise ships. Tax-free shops cluster around Cardinal Avenue. The Cayman Islands National Museum with its displays of local history, culture and wildlife is housed in a 19th-century building on Harbour Drive. The Cayman Islands are renowned for their pristine beaches. Lining Grand Cayman, the most famous is award winning, Seven Mile Beach.
To help enjoy our cruise even more, we have included the Surf Wi-Fi package, Classic Beverage Package and prepaid gratuities.
eclipse Celebrity Eclipse ship exterior

Itinerary

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2025

FLIGHT TO FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

Join us at Pearson International Airport today as we check-in for our overnight to Fort Lauderdale Airport. We will pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration procedures in Toronto before going through security and boarding our flight to Fort Lauderdale. Upon arrival in Fort Lauderdale, we will transfer to the Embassy Suites Hotel where we spend the night.

DAY 2 – THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2025

BOARD CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

DEPART 3:30 PM

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Fort Lauderdale, with a full hot buffet Breakfast included at our hotel, before we transfer to the pier at Port Everglades to board Celebrity Eclipse to begin our 9 Night cruise to the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Grand Cayman.Once you board Celebrity Eclipse you can unpack and relax for the next nine nights in your selected cabin category. You can be as active or inactive as you like – the choice is yours! Celebrity Eclipse offers a wide range of daily activities on board that can keep you occupied from sunrise until long past sunset.Entertainment options on board include cooking demos, port shopping talks, bingo,lectures, and art auctions.Nightly entertainment can be found at The Theatre on Celebrity Eclipse which offers musical and show productions in the evenings.There is also a smaller show lounge called Celebrity Central which has comedy shows,musical performances, and movies.Other options for entertainment at night can be found at the Passport Bar, The Entertainment Court Bar, Martini Bar, Sky Observation Lounge and Nightclub, and the Casino.To help you enjoy your cruise even more, we have included the Surf Wi-Fi package, Classic Beverage Package and Prepaid Gratuities in your tour package.The Moon Light Sonata Dining Room is where you can enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner served by your attentive staff, or you can visit the Oceanview Café and Buffet’s numerous food stations if you wish.Both of these dining options are included in your cruise fare.The only thing you have to do is enjoy the experience on board Celebrity Eclipse!(B,D)

Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 3 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2025

AT SEA - CRUISING

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. (B,L,D)

Celebrity Eclipse, Moonlight Sonata Dining Room

DAY 4 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2025

AT SEA - CRUISING

Our second full day at sea. (B,L,D)

Celebrity Eclipse, Pool Deck

DAY 5 –SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2025

KRALENDIJK, BONAIRE

Docked: 8:00AM to 6:00PM

Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving, the lively world under the sea is the allure of this laidback island. The island is surrounded by a marine park that starts at the beach and extends 200 feet in depth and covers its entire coastline. Cruises to Bonaire also offer such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean. Head downtown to the Rincon section for a great selection of restaurants with menus offering authentic local fare, like the Dutch snack, Frikandel, a deep-fried sausage or the Creole gumbo stew called Yambo. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2025

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO

Docked: 8:00AM to 8:00PM

Experience a traditional Dutch cityscape painted in distinctly Caribbean colors. You'll want to stroll the magnificent waterfront, admire the colonial buildings, and explore the backstreet cafés, shops, museums, and galleries of Willemstad.

Visit 17th-century Fort Amsterdam in the historic area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Netherlands established a settlement here in 1634. Today it reflects Spanish and Portuguese styles, as well as Dutch. But on cruises to Curaçao, the sun warms your skin to remind you it's the Caribbean.

Swim with charming, clever dolphins—an unforgettable experience—or go below the surface on a reef dive. View otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites inside Hato Caves and take a trolley tour to learn about Willemstad’s landmarks.

After a day of discovery, sit back, relax, and watch the sun set over a glass of traditional blue curaçao. Landhuis Chobolobo, a 19th-century historic mansion you can tour, is home to the famous liqueur.

Curaçao cuisine incorporates Indonesian, as well as Dutch traditions. Try the local waffles, fresh-cut fries drizzled in toppings, and raw herring served with pickles. Favorites include stewed goat, meat wrapped in banana leaves, and others.

In the Punda shopping district, explore Willemstad’s vibrant open-air markets. You'll find traditional blue Delft figurines and wheels of cheese. Otrobanda offers high-end designer options. Browse the Floating Market, the New Market, and the Old Market, too. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 -TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2025

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA

Docked: 8:00AM to 6:00PM

The capital of Aruba is made for walking. Browse the candy-colored townhouses, architectural details, and open-air patios that define this charming Dutch community. Gentle trade winds tame the Caribbean sun, shoo the infrequent rain, and maintain the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding. When it’s beach time, dig your toes into the soft white sand and soak your skin in the warm Caribbean water. After lounging awhile, find spas, restaurants, and bars just steps away. Divers and snorkelers flock to cruise to Aruba for its vibrant coral reefs, neon tropical fish, and eerie old shipwrecks. With just a mask and snorkel, you can watch the fish dart in and out of Antilla, a major wreck. Board a catamaran for a peaceful day of sailing and snorkeling, recharging with a barbecue lunch at Pelican Pier on Palm Beach. Or, venture to De Palm Island for water sliding and banana boat riding. When it’s time to shop, browse Aruba’s boutiques and find the leading designers at Renaissance Mall. Uncover local crafts in the marketplace nearby. Both are close to the port. Aruba serves French fare with a Caribbean twist. Find everything from haute cuisine to casual food. Maybe even discover an ostrich burger on the menu. Of course, the fish doesn’t get any fresher. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2025

AT SEA - CRUISING

Today, enjoy a free day at sea to relax, or take in your favourite onboard activity! (B,L,D)

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DAY 9 - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2025

GEORGE TOWN, GRANDY CAYMAN

Tendered: 10:00AM to 6:00PM

No destination blends global finance with the Caribbean lifestyle quite like the Cayman Islands. This upscale destination offers world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, and duty-free shopping, plus white sand beaches, brilliant blue waters, and teeming coral reefs. Enjoy postcard views of George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and West Bay from the custom-designed Cayman Explorer. You can step down easily into shallow waters to interact with the welcoming stingrays.

Launch your snorkeling adventure from a luxurious catamaran. Swim right through the World War II naval vessel USS Kittiwake, now a shallow artificial reef. Finish with leisurely sunbathing and cool cocktails. Swim with the denizens of Stingray City in the crystalline waters of Coral Reef Gardens. After snorkeling with the graceful rays, recharge with an island barbecue on Seven Mile Beach. You'll shop till you drop in the duty-free boutiques of George Town. Find gifts for everyone—including yourself—like china, crystal, jewelry, antiques, and resort wear by renowned designers.

Conch shells were the homes of tasty mollusks. Try Cayman conch in salads, chowders, and fritters. Cruises to Grand Cayman Islands are not complete without a sample of the rich Caribbean curries, and don't miss the fresh produce: coconut, cassava, and plantains. For dessert, have some rum cake. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2025

DAY AT SEA - CRUISING

All too soon, our adventure is coming to an end. Be sure to catch that last show, or enjoy a special farewell dinner! (B,L,D)

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DAY 11 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2025

ARRIVAL 7:00 AM

This morning we arrive at Port Everglades at 7:00 AM and after disembarkation we transfer to Fort Lauderdale International Airport for our return flight to Toronto.We hope that you have enjoyed your tour and cruise to Grand Cayman and the ABC Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and we look forward to seeing you again on a future tour with BST Vacations. (B)

Inclusions

COST INCLUDES:

  • Air Flights Toronto to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Lauderdale to Toronto including one checked bag per person
  • One night accommodation at Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale including full hot buffet Breakfast (B)
  • 9 Night Cruise on Celebrity Eclipse in your choice of Cabin Category
  • Transfers from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Embassy Suites, Embassy Suites to Port Everglades, and Port Everglades to Fort Lauderdale Airport
  • Surf Wi-Fi Package, Classic Beverage Package and Prepaid Gratuities on Celebrity Eclipse
  • All meals in Main Dining Room and Oceanview Buffet on Celebrity Eclipse
  • Hosted private cocktail party
  • Exclusive hospitality/information desk for our group
  • Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd. Professional Fee
    Services of a BST Vacations Tour Manager

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Items of a personal nature such as food and drinks on land portion of tour, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.
  • Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and/or Out-of-Province Medical Insurance
  • New Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases beyond our control
  • Fees for Passports or Visas that may be required
  • Any item not specified as being included

Pricing

COST PER PERSON

(Based on Double/Twin Occupancy)

in Canadian Dollars

A1 – Aqua Class Veranda Stateroom $6,399.00 including taxes and fees of $933.36 + $45.10 HST

C1 – Concierge Class Veranda Stateroom $5,199.00 including taxes and fees of $900.88 + $45.10 HST

V1 – Veranda Class Stateroom$5,139.00 including taxes and fees of $896.98 + $45.10 HST

I1 – Inside Stateroom$4,159.00 including taxes and fees of $879.16 + $45.10 HST

Celebrity Eclipse

INAUGURAL DATE - February 28, 2010

OCCUPANCY - 2,852

REFURBISH DATE - spring 2025

Unwind in stylish accommodations, including Concierge Class and our spa-inspired AquaClass® with exclusive dining at Blu. And, the ultimate in luxury, exclusive sanctuary, The Retreat® which includes private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge. Enjoy globally-inspired cuisine in distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by our chef. Make a toast in the Passport Bar, Martini Bar, or World Class Bar. Enjoy endless ocean views, catch some sun, and play your favorite outdoor games on a ½ acre of real grass at The Lawn Club. You’ll feel refreshed in The Spa, which features soothing treatments to invigorate the senses. Savor an incredible five-course meal designed by our Global Culinary Ambassador, Chef Daniel Boulud. Onboard experiences also include shopping at the finest boutiques and family-fun activities, including Hot Glass classes and theatrical events. Set sail and discover a whole new level of rest and relaxation.

Celebrity Eclipse is sailing with Starlink - the world’s most advanced broadband satellite internet - to bring you high-speed connectivity for a better onboard experience.

Trip Notes

To Confirm Space on the Tour, a non-refundable deposit of $1500.00 per person is required at time of booking.

Balance of payment is due October 25, 2024. At the time of booking, we will also require a photocopy of the information page of your passport indicating that it is valid for six months following the date of your return to Canada.

Weather late January and early February will average 30 degrees celius, so be sure to pack your sunscreen and hat!

Canadian citizens do not require a visa to visit Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao or Grand Cayman.

Terms & Conditions

BST Escorted Group Terms & Conditions

(These Terms & Conditions do not apply to Charters. Separate T & C apply.)

Please carefully review the Terms & Conditions outlined below. Any reservation made with BST constitutes a binding agreement signifying your acceptance of, and your agreement to follow, these Terms & Conditions, and to be bound by them.

To process your reservation, we will need your personal information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, citizenship, and information you have disclosed regarding health, medical, dietary, mobility and other special requirements. BST will require a copy of your valid passport at time of deposit.

Deposit and Final Payment

Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your reservation. The deposit amount due is $1500.00 CAD per person.

The final payment deadline is due in our office on or before the date included on your invoice.

All payments once received are non-refundable. Please refer to insurance sections below.

Please make cheques payable to Blowes and Stewart Travel. We also accept in-office cash / debit payments, or Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards.

Completion of the electronic credit card authorization form or the PDF credit card authorization form commits you to your reservation and the charges on your credit card.

The Company reserves the right to cancel a reservation if payment has not been received by the specified due date.

Final Travel details will be issued 2 weeks prior to departure.

Not Included in the Trip Cost

All quoted trip costs do not include items of a personal nature such as but not limited to; medical insurance, cancellation/interruption insurance, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, phone calls, airline baggage fees where applicable and meals that are not included or listed in the itinerary.

Escorted Group Cancellation Policy

All escorted groups require a minimum number of passengers to travel. Should minimum numbers not been reached, the Company has the right to cancel the tour with a full refund to the passengers booked. Refund will be processed in manner received. Tours unable to operate due to Travel Advisory, acts of God, Terrorism or any other event and no fault of BST, will be subject to cancellation charges as listed above.

BST highly recommends the purchase of cancellation/interruption insurance for all trips. BST will not be held responsible for loss of monies due to cancellation/changes.

Medical insurance is mandatory for all trips outside of the Province of Ontario. If client has out of province medical insurance with a separate insurance provider, BST must be advised of insurance company name, policy number & company contact information prior to trip commencement.

Persons leaving the tour during operation will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client. For additional information on packages/plans offered, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/Direct/ManulifeGlobal.aspx? ag=STEWPET&lang=E

Global Pandemic

Customer acknowledges the risks related to the spread of infectious or contagious diseases. It remains the customer's responsibility to take the necessary precautions applicable to any health hazards, including but not limited to a Global Pandemic. To ensure the safety of all guests and employees, suppliers may have mandatory safety protocols in place, and the availability of their services and facilities may be impacted.

Customer agrees to follow all current and future regulations/protocols set forth for safety in compliance with government policies at your own expense.

BST is not responsible for any fees for, or associated with, mandatory government testing in destination or for returning to Canada, quarantine or expenses relating to any Global Pandemic or similar. If additional insurance protection is declined, it remains the customer's responsibility to verify if their travel insurance policy covers a Global Pandemic.

BST will not be held liable should customers be denied boarding due to insufficient proof of a negative Global Pandemic test prior to departure, or displaying symptoms of a Global Pandemic upon check in. No monies will be refunded to customers who have been denied boarding or refunded at port of entry.

Additional Notes

All prices listed are per person in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted. Pricing is based on supplier cost, currency exchange rates and conditions in effect at the time of brochure printing. Final payment may fluctuate based on changes to the currency exchange at that time. Should there be a pricing increase, a maximum of 7% of base cost, may be applied, or to the taxes and/or government-imposed fees, fuel surcharges or additional airline fees before final payment, these increased charges will be levied to the customer and applied to the final invoice. No additional surcharges may be applied after the trip is paid in full. All trips may be subject to change in situations beyond our control.

When travelling outside of Canada all Canadian passengers require a valid passport. If travelling with a foreign passport (not Canadian) BST must be advised at time of booking so we can advise accordingly. Most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months beyond the expected return date.

Some countries may also have visa requirements for entry. Any fees to obtain visas or additional travel documentation that may be required are the responsibility of the traveler. Entry into another country cannot be guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the local authorities. BST takes no responsibility for a customer being denied entry into another country. Cancellation charges and any additional fees will be at the customer’s expense.

It is the passenger's responsibility to obtain information, and to have in their possession, all the required documentation to travel (such as passports, visa where applicable, etc.) required by the relevant governmental authorities, for themselves and passengers in their care. Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

BST is not responsible for any missing or inappropriate documents. Failure to have proper travel documents will result in denied boarding and automatic cancellation of your reservation without refund.

BST accepts any passengers that have a disability, intellectual or physical condition providing they are able to care for themselves during the trip which includes boarding the plane/bus on their own; participating in any included tours/sightseeing without assistance; the ability to understand meeting points/times and the ability to care for their own documents. BST will accept any passenger who’s intellectual or physical condition is such as to render him/her incapable of caring for him/herself without assistance, provided that he/she is accompanied by an attendant (at an additional cost) who is responsible for the passenger enroute and with the care of such attendant, he/she will not require attention or assistance beyond that which is usually provided by BST tour escort. Some destinations may not be suitable for physical mobility issues.

Baggage restrictions vary by airline and destination. Specific details will be provided with your final travel documents.

Please ensure that you have secured baggage tags to your luggage prior to arriving at the airport, train station or boarding the coach.

Please note that you are responsible for carrying your own luggage and are responsible for the safety and security of your luggage at all times. BST will not assume liability for loss, theft, or damage due to breakage, fire, water, or theft, during transport on the plane, coach, train or at hotel. Ask your agent for details of Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance coverage.

Airline seating requests are taken into consideration and sent to each airline if applicable. Additional charges apply for premium seating on aircraft. Specific seating on coaches or trains cannot be guaranteed. BST will try to accommodate all requests.

BST reserves the right to decline any person as a member of the trip at any time before or during the trip should such person’s presence be considered detrimental to the interest, comfort, and enjoyment of the other members. Persons leaving the trip after commencement will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client.

When travelling outside of Ontario, please note local customs may differ and conditions of travel may not be the same as home. Clients not travelling on full itinerary as outlined assume full responsibility for any cancellation penalties or fees incurred due to cancellation or alteration to itinerary in any way.

Our Role

In offering travel arrangements for sale, BST acts solely as the organizer of the tours and responsible for making all reservations as outlined. BST cannot be held responsible for supplier errors or omissions. We do not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment or operations of any supplier and we assume no responsibility for, and shall not be expected or required to pay for any financial loss, personal injury, other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which you may experience either by reason of (1) non-performance by any supplier for whatever reason (2) wrongful causes, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any supplier or its employees or on the part of any other party not under the control of BST (3) any defect, breakdown or other failure of any aircraft, train, bus, automobile, accommodation, ship or other equipment or instrumentality operated and owned or otherwise used by a supplier or (4) BST is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from circumstances beyond its direct control such as unexpected weather conditions, civil unrest, acts of God, force Majeure or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Book early to secure your cabin! Reach out to your BST Vacations Travel Advisor for details.