London - Bridgetown, Barbados
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Gatwick Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Bridgetown, Barbados. On arrival, we transfer to the Radisson Aquatica Resort (4T), set on the beachfront in Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown.
Staying on the coast of this Caribbean island, you have the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous azure waters, maybe by boat, and relax on a mile-long, pristine white-sand beach, or alternatively, explore the island’s interior to find flower forests or Harrison’s Cave, one of the world’s largest underground caves. Vibrant, UNESCO-listed Bridgetown also has many places to see, from historic sites to modern shopping malls.
Day 3 - Bridgetown
We have the day at leisure to explore Bridgetown further. Perhaps visit National Heroes Square to find a statue of Lord Nelson and the old Parliament Buildings, which houses the National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament. We transfer to embark Braemar (3T+), with time to settle in before dinner and a late-night sailing.
Day 4 - Castries, St Lucia
St Lucia is the Caribbean dream, with glorious soft white beaches and beautiful national parks full of native wildlife and fauna. Docking in Castries, you have the opportunity to explore this, the island’s capital, laid out before the soaring Morne Fortuné, the fortified hill also known as Fort Charlotte after one of the many battles that took place here between the French and English. A jeep safari can help you discover the island’s rugged beauty and rustic charm. Cruising late this afternoon, we sail past St Lucia’s soaring Pitons, one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular landmarks.
Day 5 - St George’s, Grenada
Grenada boasts 45 pristine beaches and numerous secluded coves for you to discover, as well as historic plantations, where nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and vanilla scents the air. The colourful city of St George’s sits on a beautiful coastline with inviting waters. Explore Fort George, built by the French in 1705, or browse the busy Market Square. The island’s cool, mountainous interior has wonderful hiking trails with great views.
Day 6 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Look out for marine life as we sail the Caribbean’s rich blue sea.
Day 7 - Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, is considered a true gem, combining Dutch heritage - colourful buildings lining the water much like those of Amsterdam - with glorious beaches. The city’s museums offer an interesting insight into Aruba’s pre-colonial history, while the array of marine life will mesmerise the snorkeler.
Day 8 - Cruising Caribbean Sea
Spend a day relaxing on board.
Day 9 - Ochos Rios, Jamaica
Ocho Rios means ‘Eight Rivers’ in Spanish, and the tumble of rivers from its mountainous centre create some spectacular waterfalls, including Eden Falls and Dunn’s River Falls. Fern Gully twists and turns its way inland, so deep that sunlight hardly reaches the ground and the temperature is noticeably cooler, ideal for exploration.
Day 10 - Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Bustling Santiago de Cuba is heralded for its cultural and artistic influence on the country. The birthplace of many well-known Cuban musicians, artists and poets, there are various galleries, museums and monuments to choose from, such as Moncada Barracks, synonymous with Fidel Castro’s failed attack - the first armed assault of the Cuban Revolution.
Day 11 - At sea
A relaxing day at sea, giving you time to enjoy the facilities aboard your ship.
Day 12 - Road Town, Tortola
Tortola’s capital, Road Town, is typically old-world Caribbean, sat between vast, rolling hills and a beautiful bay. Rich with history, it was once a famous pirate haunt. Find the town’s craftsmen and women selling their textiles, paintings, rugs and ornaments along the waterfront or take a tour to discover the island’s stunning vistas, including some of the most impressive natural rock formations on earth.
Day 13 - Basseterre, St Kitts
Basseterre has some of the oldest buildings in the Caribbean. Take a tour to Brimstone Hill Fortress to admire magnificent views, travel on the St Kitts Scenic Railway - said to be one of the most attractive train journeys in the world - or relax on one of the tranquil beaches.
Day 14 - St John’s, Antigua
With 365 beaches, and many seaside cocktail bars, Antigua is a sunbather’s heaven. If you would rather explore, on the other side of this small island is English Harbour, home to a stunning bay and historic Nelson’s Dockyard, which was home to the British Navy for 300 years.
Day 15 - Fort de France, Martinique
Martinique's lively, unmistakably French capital is surrounded by steep green hills into which are tucked houses in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes. In the centre, many major buildings are made out of iron including the extraordinary Cathédrale St-Louis. The Regional Ethnography Museum has displays on the sugar-cane industry which sustained the islands, and on the slaves who worked the plantations.
Day 16 - Bridgetown, Barbados
This morning we return to Barbados, with the rest of the day free to explore. Maybe view the waters on a catamaran in search of the once endangered Hawksbill and Green Turtles.
Bridgetown - In flight
We disembark Braemar this morning and join an island tour of Barbados, which will include a buffet lunch and tour at the Sunbury Plantation before our onward transfer to the airport for our direct, scheduled British Airways overnight flight to London.
Day 18 London
Arrive at London Gatwick Airport, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.