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EASTERN & WESTERN CARIBBEAN

19 Day Fly & Cruise Escorted Group Tour

CARIBBEAN 2017

19 Day Fly & Cruise Escorted Tour

CARIBBEAN 2017

19 Day Fly & Cruise Escorted Tour


Cruise the Caribbean in early 2017 with celebrity host chef Alastair McLeod. Have Christmas at home, then pack your bags to fly with Qantas Airways and cruise on board Holland America Lines brand new ms Koningsdam. This fantastic 19 day fly & cruise vacation shows off the breathtaking scenery and rich history of the best of both Eastern & Western Caribbean.

  • Date: 6 January, 2017
  • Length: 19 Days
  • Celebrity Host: Alastair McLeod
  • Cruise: HAL MS Koningsdam
  • Airline: Qantas Airways
  • Hotel Nights: Los Angeles & Miami Premium Hotels
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Price: $6,999 (Twin Share Per Person)

Itinerary & Inclusions

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Costings & Upgrades

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Next Step?

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Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

With over 20 years’ experience creating escorted group tours all
around the world, we are Australia’s escorted group tour experts.

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible fully escorted tour packages with luxury cruises, quality coaches, premium accommodation and unforgettable local experiences. Whether you are a first time traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there’s a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there with you to attend to every single detail of your dream holiday.


Cruise the Caribbean in early 2017 with celebrity host chef Alastair McLeod. Have Christmas at home, then pack your bags to fly with Qantas Airways and cruise on board Holland America Lines brand new ms Koningsdam. This fantastic 19 day fly & cruise vacation shows off the breathtaking scenery and rich history of the best of both Eastern & Western Caribbean.

  • Date: 6 January, 2017
  • Length: 19 Days
  • Celebrity Host: Alastair McLeod
  • Cruise: HAL MS Koningsdam
  • Airline: Qantas Airways
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Price: $6,999 (Twin Share Per Person)

Itinerary Details

Online PDF →

Costings & Upgrades

Online PDF →

Next Step?

Register your interest →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible escorted tour packages with luxury cruises and coaches, premium hotels and truly unforgettable local experiences. Whether you are a first time traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there’s a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there to attend to every detail of your holiday.


Cruise the Caribbean in 2017 with our celebrity host Alastair McLeod. Have Christmas at home, then pack your bags to fly with Qantas and cruise on board Holland America Lines brand new ms Koningsdam.

This fantastic 19 day cruise vacation showcases the breathtaking scenery and rich history of both the Eastern & Western Caribbean.

  • Date: 6 January, 2017 (19 Days)
  • Celebrity Host: Alastair McLeod
  • Cruise: HAL ms Koningsdam
  • Flight: Qantas Airways
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Price: $6,999 (Twin Share Per Person)

Itinerary & Inclusions

Online PDF →

Costings & Upgrades

Online PDF →

Next Step?

Register interest or ask a question →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

With over 20 years’ experience creating escorted group tours all around the world, we are Australia’s escorted group tour experts.

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible escorted tour packages with luxury cruises and coaches, premium accommodation and unforgettable local experiences. Whether you are a first time solo traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there is a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there to attend to every detail of your trip.


Cruise the Caribbean in early 2017 with celebrity chef Alastair McLeod. Enjoy Christmas at home, and then pack your bags to fly with Qantas and cruise on board Holland America Lines brand new ms Koningsdam. This fantastic 19 day cruise vacation showcases the breathtaking scenery and rich history of the best of the Caribbean.

  • Date: 6 January, 2017 (19 Days)
  • Celebrity Host: Alastair McLeod
  • Cruise: HAL ms Koningsdam
  • Flight: Qantas Airways
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Price: $6,999 (Twin Share Per Person)

Itinerary & Inclusions

Online PDF →

Costings & Upgrades

Online PDF →

Next Step?

Register interest or ask a question →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

With over 20 years’ experience creating fully escorted group tours all around the world, we are Australia’s escorted group tour experts.

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible escorted tour packages with luxury cruises and coaches, premium accommodation and unforgettable local experiences. Whether you’re a first time solo traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there’s a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there to attend to every single detail of your dream holiday.

Inclusions

This 19 Day Eastern & Western Caribbean Escorted Group Tour includes:

This 19 Day Eastern & Western Caribbean Escorted Group Tour includes:

This 19 Day Caribbean Escorted Tour includes:

This 19 Day Caribbean Tour includes:

  • Celebrity Chef Host Alastair McLeod
  • 14 Night Caribbean Cruise on board Holland America Lines ms Koningsdam
  • Return Qantas Airfares & Taxes
  • American Airlines Return Flights: Los Angeles to Miami.
  • All transfers as per Detailed Itinerary
  • Hotel night in Los Angeles
  • Hotel night in Miami
  • Experienced and friendly Dream Maker Travel tour escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Smooth, professional tours to fascinating, unforgettable destinations

This $6,999 tour package includes:

  • Cruise Cabin Inside Stateroom
  • Economy Class Airfares on all flights

Cruise Inclusions:

  • All meals on board included in Main Dining Room, Lido, Slice Pizza Bar, Terrace Grill Burger & Hot Dog Bar
  • Complimentary Room Service
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Special Inclusions (per person):

  • 1 x specialty dinner at Caneletto
  • 1 x specialty dinner at Pinnacle Grill
  • 1 x group cocktail party with drinks and hot finger food
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Hilary from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Hilary from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Hilary from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Hilary from Dream Maker to discuss.
This package has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us.

All prices and upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.

This package has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us.

All prices and upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.

This package has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us. All our prices and upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking.
This tour has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us. Prices & upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.

Itinerary

Join celebrity host chef Alastair McLeod for this 19 Day Escorted Fly & Cruise tour which showcases the breathtaking scenery and rich history of the best of the Caribbean. When it comes to pleasure & relaxation in the warm sunshine, nothing is better than a cruise with Holland America Lines.

Join celebrity host chef Alastair McLeod for this 19 Day Escorted Fly & Cruise tour which showcases the breathtaking scenery and rich history of the best of the Caribbean. When it comes to pleasure & relaxation in the warm sunshine, nothing is better than a cruise holiday with Holland America Lines and Dream Maker Travel.

Join celebrity host chef Alastair McLeod for this 19 Day Fully Escorted Fly & Cruise tour which showcases the breathtaking scenery and rich history of the best of the Caribbean. When it comes to pleasure & relaxation in the warm sunshine, nothing is better than a cruise holiday with Holland America Lines.

Join celebrity host chef Alastair McLeod for this group tour which showcases the breathtaking scenery and rich history of the best of the Caribbean. When it comes to pleasure and relaxation in the warm sunshine, nothing is better than a cruise holiday with Holland America Lines.

  • Itinerary PDF →
  • 6 Jan: Brisbane – Los Angeles

    Depart Brisbane on Qantas Airways.

    Arrival shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to hotel for early check-in. Free Day to relax or explore the city of Los Angeles.

    • Hilton Los Angeles Hotel (1 night)
    • Meal on plane
    • Qantas Airways (13 hrs 00mins)
    7 Jan: Los Angeles – Miami

    Early transfer to Los Angeles airport for a flight to Miami, Florida. Evening at leisure.

    • Hilton Hotel Miami Airport (1 night)
    • American Airlines (5 hrs 01mins)
    8 Jan: Miami – Cruise Terminal

    Morning transfer to Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal for ship embarkation.

    • Cruise (12 nights)
    • Buffet Breakfast (Hotel)
    • Ship departs 4:00pm
    9 Jan: Cruising At Sea

    An opportunity to rest, relax and explore the ms Koningsdam as you cruise the stunning Mediterranean Sea.

    10 Jan: Grand Turk

    Sugar-white sand, brilliant blue waters, kaleidoscopic sea life—all this is plentiful in the Caribbean archipelago nation of Turks & Caicos. Without hyperbole, this is one of the world’s most photogenic spots. T&C, as it is sometimes called, is the ultimate fantasy-island destination—the screen saver in all its glorious reality.

    Ringed by translucent warm waters teeming with coral and fish, it’s a bonanza for divers, snorkelers and anglers. Of course, you can always simply kick back and just enjoy the view from under a palm tree or beach umbrella. Or explore the fascinating history of its capital, Cockburn Town, which is lined with Bermudan-style buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    • Docked 8:00am – 3:00pm
    11 Jan: San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Back in the 1500s, Puerto Rico was one of the first Caribbean islands to be settled, and its capital, today’s San Juan, became a vital hub of Spain’s New World colonies. The historic part of the city, known as Old San Juan, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Strolling the narrow cobblestoned streets of Old San Juan, you’ll discover a historic treasure surrounded by massive city walls. You can climb the ramparts of imposing fortresses like El Morro, at the entrance to the bay, and visit the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest churches.

    Modern San Juan extends well beyond the historic district and offers diversions of its own. Visitors may sample one of Puerto Rico’s best-known products at Casa Bacardí, the rum distillery across the bay.

    • Docked 1:00pm – 11:00pm
    12 Jan: St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

    The capital island of the U.S. Virgin Islands is often the first stop for travellers as they begin to explore the Caribbean. The island is full of superlatives. It’s home to some of the Caribbean’s highest viewpoints, spectacularly positioned among verdant tropical foliage. It offers some of the best snorkelling around. And the island has got the hands-down coolest attraction in the region—an ice museum. St. Thomas is encircled by pristine beaches, and the island’s towns offer excellent shopping and dining.

    • Docked 8:00am – 5:00pm
    13 Jan: Cruising At Sea

    An opportunity to rest, relax and explore the ms Koningsdam as you cruise the stunning Mediterranean Sea.

    14 Jan: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

    Also known as Little San Salvador Island, Half Moon Cay is located 16 kilometres (10 miles) southeast of Nassau. In 1996, Holland America purchased the island and decided to set aside most of it as a protected wildlife sanctuary. This is appreciated by photographers and bird-watching enthusiasts as they explore the preserve and its variety of species.

    At 10 square kilometres (four square miles), the island is small enough that you can see it all in a day, yet large enough to offer a range of activities: horseback riding, snorkelling with stingrays, a range of water sports and, of course, simply lounging on the beach while taking dips in the clear sea to cool off.

    • Docked 8:00am – 3:00pm
    15 Jan: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Shimmering blue waters, swaying palm trees and soft ocean breezes will greet you in Ft. Lauderdale. You’ll find yourself somewhere between laid-back island time and the fast pace of a thriving city. In this sun-filled beach town, pristine beaches are the main attraction, shorts and flip-flops are the daily uniform, and yachts are often the preferred form of transportation.

    It’s a place where you can do as much, or as little, as you desire. Because of its many canals and waterways, it is sometimes called the Venice of America. Visitors will find world-class shopping on famous Las Olas Boulevard, celebrated restaurants and a cultural explosion in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District.

    • Docked 7:00am – 4:00pm
    16 Jan: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

    Another magical day in the Bahamas. If you’ve ever dreamed of the castaway experience or having a private island of your own, Half Moon Cay offers the opportunity to fulfil that fantasy.

    At the island’s Straw Market, you can shop for crafts made in the Bahamas, while the waterfront bars and Tropics Restaurant are ready to serve you a meal or drink when you’ve finished surveying your private paradise.

    • Docked 8:00am – 4:00pm
    17 Jan: Cruising At Sea

    An opportunity to rest, relax and explore the ms Koningsdam as you cruise the stunning Mediterranean Sea.

    18 Jan: Georgetown

    The Cayman Islands have everything you would want from a Caribbean destination – warm breezes, clear seas and a laid-back attitude – but the archipelago also has something you might not expect: an exciting culinary scene. Between the celebrity chefs who’ve set up shop on Grand Cayman and the 135 or so resident nationalities that have helped season the island’s giant melting pot, this is one of the best places to eat in the Caribbean.

    • Docked 8:00am – 4:00pm
    19 Jan: Cozumel, Mexico

    Cozumel, an island in the Caribbean off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, draws scuba divers, snorkelers and seekers of sand and sun who are attracted by the reliably sunny and tropical climate.

    The island also offers unique attractions such as underwater sculpture gardens and a submarine excursion to see a shipwreck. For visitors who are intrigued by Mexico’s Maya culture, there are archaeological sites in and around Cozumel. When you’re done sightseeing, there’s shopping for traditional Mexican crafts, jewellery and leather goods.

    • Docked 11:00am – 11:00pm
    20 Jan: Cruising At Sea

    An opportunity to rest, relax and explore the ms Koningsdam as you cruise the stunning Mediterranean Sea.

    21 Jan: Key West, Florida

    Key West’s compact 11 square kilometres packs in everything from gorgeous historic architecture and spectacular fishing and sailing to a fun bar scene along famed Duval Street. Visit Ernest Hemingway’s famous mansion in the Old Town district. There is no shortage of places to soak in the brilliant sunsets.

    • Docked 8:00am – 5:00pm
    22 Jan: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Cruise Ends. Transfer from cruise terminal to Miami Airport for flight to Los Angeles, and onto Brisbane.

    • Docked 7:00am
    • American Airlines (5 hrs 20mins)
    • Qantas Airways (13 hrs 50mins)
    23 Jan: Flying with Qantas

    Lose a day with time difference

    • Meals on plane
    24 Jan: Brisbane

    Arrive in Brisbane

    Welcome Home!

    Map

    Ship Information
    • Company: Holland America
    • Launched: April 2016
    • Occupancy: 2650
    • Crew: 1036
    • Ship Decks: 13
    • Company: Holland America
    • Launched: April 2016
    • Occupancy: 2650
    • Crew: 1036
    • Ship Decks: 13
    • Company: Holland America
    • Launched: April 2016
    • Occupancy: 2650
    • Crew: 1036
    • Ship Length: 285m
    • Ship Decks: 13
    • Company: Holland America
    • Launched: April 2016
    • Occupancy: 2650
    • Crew: 1036
    • Ship Length: 285m
    • Ship Decks: 13

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    About ms Koningsdam
    The ms Koningsdam ushers in a new era of elegance and innovation for Holland America. This contemporary vessel will be the first of the brand’s Pinnacle-class, carrying the Holland America heritage into the modern age with a stunning design. The designers approached the ship with fluidity in mind, creating spaces inspired by music with a focus on fluid curves and light-filled spaces that marry elegance & technology.
    The ms Koningsdam ushers in a new era of elegance and innovation for Holland America. This contemporary vessel will be the first of the brand’s Pinnacle-class, carrying their heritage into the modern age with a stunning design.

    The designers approached the ship with fluidity in mind, creating spaces inspired by music with a focus on fluid curves and light-filled spaces that marry elegance & technology.

    The ms Koningsdam will usher in a new era of elegance and innovation for Holland America. This contemporary vessel will be the first of the brand’s Pinnacle-class, carrying the Holland America heritage into the modern age with a stunning design.

    The designers built the ship with fluidity in mind, creating spaces inspired by music with a focus on fluid curves and light-filled spaces that marry elegance & technology.

    The ms Koningsdam will usher in a brand new era of elegance and innovation. This contemporary vessel will be the first of the brand’s Pinnacle-class ships, carrying the Holland America heritage into the modern age with a stunning design.

    The designers approached the ship with fluidity in mind, creating spaces inspired by music with a focus on fluid curves and light that marry elegance and technology.

    Cruise Inside Stateroom
    Your home away from home. Thoughtfully designed and well-appointed staterooms with ample space, a sofa, sitting area, and interactive TV.
    This cruise package comes with an Inside Stateroom.
    Your home away from home. Thoughtfully designed and well-appointed staterooms with ample space, a sofa, sitting area, and interactive TV. This cruise package comes with an Inside Stateroom.
    Your home away from home. Thoughtfully designed and well-appointed staterooms with ample space, a sofa, sitting area & interactive TV. This package comes with an Inside Stateroom.
    Your home away from home. Thoughtfully designed and well-appointed staterooms with ample space, a sofa, sitting area, and interactive TV. This cruise package comes with an Inside Stateroom.

    Inside Stateroom Amenities

    • 1 queen-size bed or twin singles
    • Approximately 143-225 sq. ft.
    • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Deluxe waffle weave bathrobes
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirror and quality hair dryer
    • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Elegant ice bucket and tray for in-stateroom beverages
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown services
    Dining
    As with all Holland America Line cruises, the ms Koningsdam provides a range of exceptional dining experiences but with more options than any other. New on this ship is the Sel de Mer Seafood Brasserie, providing timeless French cuisine.

    Guests can also find old favourites such as Holland America’s Canaletto and Tamarind restaurants. Followers of the fresh food movement will love the Culinary Arts Centre presented by Food & Wine magazine, an immersive farm-to-table restaurant where chefs dish up artisanal dishes made with thoughtfully sourced, fresh ingredients. Visit the new Lido Market, which offers casual dining with wholesome food in a marketplace setting.

    As with all HAL cruises, the ms Koningsdam provides a range of exceptional dining experiences but with more options than any other. New on this ship is the Sel de Mer Seafood Brasserie, providing timeless French cuisine.

    Guests can also find old favourites such as Holland America’s Canaletto and Tamarind restaurants. Followers of the fresh food movement will love the Culinary Arts Centre presented by Food & Wine magazine, an immersive farm-to-table restaurant where the chefs dish up artisanal dishes made with thoughtfully sourced, fresh ingredients. Visit the redesigned Lido Market, which offers casual dining with wholesome food in a marketplace setting.

    As with all HAL cruises, the ms Koningsdam provides a range of exceptional dining experiences but with more options than any other. New on this cruise ship is the Sel de Mer Seafood Brasserie, providing timeless French cuisine.

    Guests can also find old favourites such as Holland America’s Canaletto and Tamarind restaurants. Followers of the fresh food movement will love the Culinary Arts Centre presented by Food & Wine magazine, an immersive farm-to-table dining option where the chefs dish up artisanal dishes made with thoughtfully sourced, fresh ingredients.

    Visit the redesigned Lido Market, which offers casual dining with wholesome food in a marketplace setting.

    As with all Holland American cruises, the ms Koningsdam provides a range of truly exceptional dining experiences but with more options than any other. New on this ship is the Sel de Mer Seafood Brasserie, providing timeless French cuisine.

    Guests will also find old favourites such as HAL’s Canaletto & Tamarind restaurants. Followers of the fresh food movement will love the Culinary Arts Centre presented by Food & Wine magazine, an immersive farm-to-table restaurant where chefs dish up artisanal dishes made with thoughtfully sourced, fresh ingredients.

    Visit the redesigned Lido Market, which offers casual dining with wholesome food in a marketplace setting.

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