Amazon and Caribbean Adventure – January 2025

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Conventional Cruises
Group Trip Name:
Amazon Bucket List Cruise
Destination:
Amazon, Antigua, Brazil, Guiana, Puerto Rico
Start Date:
January 2, 2025
End Date:
January 15, 2025
Host Couple:
James & Champagne

Amazon & Caribbean – A Bucket List Adventure
January 2-14, 2025 Exotic Amazon Bucket List Group Cruise – Explore the world’s largest river on the luxurious Viking SEA.  Prepare to be spoiled!   
Come along with James & Champagne on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.  You will definitely want to invite your friends and family to share this adventure for this incredible experience you will talk about for years to come.

 

Join your group of New Year’s travelers for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the heart of the Amazon on the Viking Sea, including visits to 6 countries and ports of call.  Both adult singles and couples are invited.

This is a group trip with Castaways Travel and Fox Travel, escorted by James & Champagne. Invite all your friends and acquaintances to share this adventure you can’t reproduce anywhere else in the world.

For information, availability, and quote, contact Debbie with Fox Travel and Castaways Travel at: Debbie@foxtravel.net or Info@castawaystravel.com

Or send us your inquiry to Get A Cabin.

OVERVIEW

Viking Sea   464 Cabins and Suites

Set sail on a 13-day cruise with the Amazon & Caribbean Adventure aboard the luxurious Viking Sea, journeying from San Juan to Manaus or vice versa. This captivating voyage offers a delightful mix of vibrant indigenous cultures, European colonial heritage, and breathtaking natural marvels.

Let’s delve into the highlights of this thrilling itinerary:

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico: Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of San Juan, renowned for its historic allure and dynamic culture.
  • Antigua: Delve into the island’s rich history and bask in the beauty of its pristine beaches.
  • St. Lucia: Explore the mesmerizing beauty of St. Lucia, with its verdant landscapes and crystal-clear waters.
  • Barbados: Witness the colonial influences of Barbados and admire its striking architecture.
  • Manaus, Brazil: Cruise along the majestic Amazon River, surrounded by lush tropics. Discover traditional riverside ports brimming with heritage.  With a population of over 2 million, Manaus is one of the primary cities established in the colonial era to become one of the first world-wide sources of rubber and is one of the largest cities in Brazil.

Throughout the journey, your Viking Resident Historian will enlighten you with captivating lectures on topics like Explorers, Pirates & Treasure Hunters, History of the Amazon, The History of Brazil, and Explorers of South America.

This adventure guarantees picturesque vistas, diverse cultures and remarkable biodiversity. Whether you’re a history buff, nature enthusiast or simply seeking a unique travel adventure, the Amazon & Caribbean Adventure invites you to launch yourself on an unforgettable journey!

ITINERARY – January 2-14, 2025

  • Jan 2  San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Jan 3   San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Jan 4   Antigua (St. John’s), Antigua and Barbuda
  • Jan 5  Castries, St. Lucia
  • Jan 6  Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Jan 7  Sail the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jan 8  Îles du Salut, French Guiana
  • Jan 9  Sail the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jan 10  Sail the Amazon River
  • Jan 11  Santarém, Brazil
  • Jan 12  Parintins, Brazil
  • Jan 13  Manaus, Brazil
  • Jan 14  Manaus, Brazil

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas  & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Complimentary access to The Nordic Spa & Fitness Center.
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service

SUITES AND CABIN RATES – Starting rates/person*

Deposit:  Due with reservation+insurance    Final Payment due 15 June, 2024

Options On Request:

  • Owners/Explorer/Suite Accommodations  $10, 599-$17,499
  • Penthouse Junior Suite    $7,599-$7,999
  • Penthouse Veranda  $5,899-$5,999
  • Deluxe Verandah Accommodations  $4,999-$5,199

*Subject to change and availability as the ship sells out.

Deck Plan:  Scroll to bottom to view Deck Plan.

Payments:  Deposit+insurance due upon booking Final Payment due 15 June, 2024

Cancellation:   Penalties apply to all transactions and payments.*

120 days or more prior to departure $100/person
119-90 days prior to departure 20% of full fare – 05 Sept to 04 Oct, 2024
89-70 days prior to departure 35% of full fare – 05 Oct to 24 Oct, 2024
69-50 days prior to departure 50% of full fare – 25 Oct to 13 Nov, 2024
49-30 days prior to departure 75% of full fare – 14 Nov to 03 Dec, 2024
29 days or less prior to departure 100% of full fare
*Plus $50/person cancel processing fee  

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

Passports and Visas:   Check your requirements that vary by citizenship.

ALERT:  You must have a valid passport to travel on this voyage. The passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your planned trip dates. For the most up-to-date visa information, all guests including non-US citizens and green card holders should seek advice from their respective embassy, consulate or a Passport/Visa service to determine which documents are needed before departure.  You will be required to provide your confirmed itinerary and flight information with your Visa application.
US Passport: Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/processing-times.html

ALERT:   Brazil:  May require a visa (rules subject to change).  May vary by the citizenship of each passenger. See below.

Note: Viking and Castaways Travel are not responsible for obtaining your documents nor for advising guests of passport, visa or other immigration requirements, so verify what is needed for your travels. You may be denied boarding or entry to some countries if you have not obtained the correct visas or documents before departure.  Viking and Castaways Travel cannot provide any refunds for unused portions of your cruise/hotel stay or cost to change travel plans should you have missing or incomplete documents or be denied boarding for any reason.

If you require visa or passport assistance, please consider Viking’s partner GenVisa, https://www.genvisa.com/viking/. GenVisa service fees will apply.

DETAILED VIKING SEA ITINERARY

San Juan, Puerto Rico Stroll the narrow lanes of Old San Juan, explore Fort San Cristóbal and sample local food.
San Juan, Puerto Rico Visit the 16th century, historic El Morro fortress and delve into 500 years of history.
Antigua (St. John’s), Antigua and Barbuda Learn about Antigua’s colorful past with visits to the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard.
Castries, St. Lucia Capture St. Lucia’s amazing views by land, sea or aerial tram; see the UNESCO-listed Pitons.
Bridgetown, Barbados Visit Barbados’s highlights, from settlement towns to the natural wonders of Harrison’s Cave.
Sail the Atlantic Ocean Dividing the “Old World” from the “New World,” sail the second-largest of the Earth’s oceans.
Îles du Salut, French Guiana Call on Île Royale, the onetime French penal colony; look out for macaws and monkeys.
Sail the Atlantic Ocean Sail the legendary waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the route of explorers for centuries.
Sail the Amazon River Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife that resides along the shores of the Amazon River
Santarém, Brazil Explore the busy downtown area, its cathedral and the Nova Orla Fluvial promenade.
Parintins, Brazil Attend a performance of Boi Bumbá, combining rhythmic music, dance and colorful costumes.
Manaus, Brazil Admire the city’s iconic Rio Negro Palace and Opera House; stroll the Brazilian Army Zoo.
Manaus, Brazil Explore the Old Town with its elegant buildings, gracious avenues and colorful facades.
  Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.  
 
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ALERT
 
All transactions are subject to cancellation penalties and Terms and Conditions of Castaways Travel and Fox Travel, parent company.
 
For information, availability and quotes, please contact Debbie with Fox Travel and Castaways Travel at: Debbie@foxtravel.net or Info@castawaystravel.com
Castaways Travel   800-470-2020   (281) 465-4960
Fox Travel   800-256-2128  (281) 363-0808