14-DAY CARIBBEAN *NO FLY* NCL GEM CRUISE TOUR

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Feel free to warm up your winter in The Caribbean with the Norwegian Gem. Hop on a bicycle for a fun-filled tour of the historic sites of Old San Juan, including Fort San Cristobal and Santa Catalina Palace. Slow things down, way down, in St. John's as you take a sea taxi to expansive beaches where you can dip into the warm waters or simply recline on the sand with your favourite beverage in hand.
Then discover Grand Turk's British and Bermuda roots while touring Cockburn Town and see the popular Grand Turk Lighthouse - the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos.
* 14 days includes transportation days *


 

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11-Day Caribbean Round-Trip from New York
 

Date Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Mon, Feb 27, 2023 New York, New York (EMBARK)  ---  4:00 pm 
Tue, Feb 28, 2023 At Sea ---  --- 
Wed, Mar 1, 2023 At Sea ---  --- 
Thu, Mar 2, 2023 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic  10:00 am  5:00 pm 
Fri, Mar 3, 2023 San Juan, Puerto Rico  8:00 am  5:00 pm 
Sat, Mar 4, 2023 St. John’s, Antigua 8:00 am  7:00 pm 
Sun, Mar 5, 2023 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 7:00 am  5:00 pm 
Mon, Mar 6, 2023 Tortola, British Virgin Islands 6:00 am  1:00 pm 
Tue, Mar 7, 2023 Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands  12:00 pm  6:00 pm 
Wed, Mar 8, 2023 At Sea ---  --- 
Thu, Mar 9, 2023 At Sea ---  ---
Fri, Mar 10, 2023 New York, New York (DISEMBARK)  10:00 am  ---
 


DAY 1: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – NS/PEI/NB TO NORWALK CT
Today, we will make our way to Norwalk, Connecticut. We will stop for lunch and breaks along the way.

DAY 2: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – NORWALK CT TO MANHATTAN CRUISE TERMINAL
EMBARK ON THE NORWEGIAN GEM CRUISE SHIP
After a nice hot complimentary breakfast, we will leave hotel at 8:00am and drive to the port. After we check in at the terminal, we will embark the cruise and enjoy ourselves for the next 10 days! Upon arrival on the ship, you will be able to go eat, drink and visit the ship. They will make an announcement when your room will be ready.  You will have to complete the Muster Drill before leaving port.  Dream Vacation Tours will guide you through the process. You can also buy your duty-free purchases on the ship if you like, but we will stop at the Duty Free Store on the way home. They have great deals every day on the ship!

DAY 3: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – AT SEA
You will be able to explore all the ship has to offer, whether it’s relaxing by the pool, visiting the spa area, checking out the boutiques… the possibilities are endless!  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 – AT SEA
Today, you will be able to explore all the ship has to offer, whether it’s relaxing by the pool, visiting the spa area, checking out the boutiques… the possibilities are endless!  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.  Relax, eat, enjoy the ship!

DAY 5: THURSDAY, MARCH 2 – PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (10:00AM to 5:00PM)
Puerto Plata (or officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata) is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.

DAY 6: FRIDAY, MARCH 3 – SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (8:00AM TO 5:00PM)
Founded in 1521, San Juan's picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage. But the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, verdant mountainsides, imposing forts and a lovely tropical climate.  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.

DAY 7: SATURDAY, MARCH 4 – ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA (8:00AM TO 7:00PM)
Bask in the grand sight of the city's skyline, dominated by the white baroque towers of St. John's Cathedral. Sample local cuisines, visit the Botanical Garden, witness the magnificent Antigua Lighthouse, the historical Fort James and much more as you discover this grand city. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.

DAY 8: SUNDAY, MARCH 5 – PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN (7:00AM TO 5:00PM)
With an area of only 37 square miles, the island of St. Maarten is the smallest landmass in the world to be divided between two governments. The southern Dutch half offers casinos, duty-free shopping and island culture. The French half is all subdued sophistication.  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.

DAY 9: MONDAY, MARCH 6 – TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (6:00AM TO 1:00PM)
Discovered by Christopher Columbus himself in 1493, this exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering mahogany trees and white-sand beaches. The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage Mountain. A great spot for great birdwatching and breathtaking views of Tortola and neighbouring islands.  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.

DAY 10: TUESDAY, MARCH 7 – GRAND TURK, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS (12:00PM TO 6:00PM)
Founded in 1681 by Bermuda settlers for sea salt production, Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands and is home to historic sites, stunning beaches and colourful marine life. From diving and snorkelling to lounging beachside or exploring the island on scooters, there's something to match everyone's vacation style. Discover the island's British and Bermuda roots while touring Cockburn Town where you can learn about the island's old sea salt industry and see the popular Grand Turk Lighthouse - the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos. Or enjoy a scenic boat ride over to nearby Gibbs Cay and splash around with the wild stingrays that like to gather in the pristine calm waters surrounding the island.  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.

DAY 11: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 – AT SEA
Today you will get to enjoy your last full day on the ship by choosing to do what you want!  Relax and enjoy! The day is yours!  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.



DAY 12:  THURSDAY, MARCH 9 – AT SEA
Today you will get to enjoy your last full day on the ship by choosing to do what you want!  Relax and enjoy! The day is yours!  Your Dream Vacation Tour Guide will be in the lobby from 8:30am to 9:00am to answer any questions you may have.  Tomorrow we will self-disembark with our own luggage so we can leave earlier.

DAY 13:  FRIDAY, MARCH 10 – NEW YORK CITY TO PORTLAND ME
We will be arriving at the port at approx. 10:00am (or earlier).  This morning, you will have time to have your last breakfast at the buffet restaurant or you can choose to order the complimentary “Continental Breakfast” than can be delivered directly to your cabin this morning.  If you choose to do the Continental Breakfast, simply complete the card that is in your cabin with your selections and place the card on the outside of your cabin door the night before.

Once we disembark the ship at approximately 10:00am, we will make our way back to the motor coach area for the return trip home.  Staff from Dream Vacation Tours will be there to ensure you get on the proper motor coach. J

We will then begin our journey to Portland, Maine with breaks and lunch along the way.  Tonight, you will have time to do some shopping or simply relax at the hotel.

DAY 14: SATURDAY, MARCH 11 – PORTLAND ME TO NB/PEI/NS
Today after a nice hot breakfast, we will leave at 7:30am and drive home from an amazing 13-Day Caribbean Cruise with great memories and new friendships made!

TO PEI
 
CITY / TOWN ARRIVAL TIME LOCATION / ADDRESS
Woodstock 2:45 PM Murray’s Irving / Tim’s – 194 Bearsley Rd.
Fredericton 3:45 PM Blue Canoe (former Irving Big Stop) - 415 Nevers Rd.
Moncton 5:30 PM The Brick – 75 Trinity Dr.
Moncton 5:40 PM Four Points Sheraton – 40 Lady Ada Blvd.
Aulac 6:30 PM Aulac Big Stop - 170 Aulac Rd.
Borden-Carleton 7:30 PM Tim’s / Esso
Charlottetown 8:30 PM Wal-Mart – 80 Buchanan Dr.
*** SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***


TO NS
 
CITY / TOWN ARRIVAL TIME LOCATION / ADDRESS
Woodstock 2:45 PM Murray’s Irving / Tim’s – 194 Beardsley Rd.
Fredericton 3:45 PM Blue Canoe (former Irving Big Stop) - 415 Nevers Rd.
Moncton 5:30 PM The Brick – 75 Trinity Dr.
Moncton 5:40 PM Four Points Sheraton – 40 Lady Ada Blvd.
Aulac 6:30 PM Aulac Big Stop - 170 Aulac Rd.
Truro 7:45 PM Rath Eastlink Centre - 625 Abenaki Rd.
Enfield 8:20 PM Quality Inn Halifax Airport – 60 Sky Blvd.
Dartmouth 9:00 PM Hampton Inn – 65 Cromarty Dr. (Dartmouth Crossing)
*** SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
Price per person (includes Taxes, Fees, Daily Service Charges, Port Charges,
Free Perks, Pre and Post Hotels & Transportation)
based on 2 per room
(Canadian funds)

“INSIDE CABIN – MID-SHIP”
PACKAGE “A” - $2754
Premium Beverage Package
Specialty Dining Package

PACKAGE “B” – $2453
Internet Package (per cabin)
$50USD per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)
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“OCEANVIEW CABIN – MID-SHIP”
PACKAGE “A” – $3062
Premium Beverage Package
Specialty Dining Package
Internet Package (per cabin)
$50USD per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)

PACKAGE “B” - $2761
Internet Package (per cabin)
$50USD per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)
10 Photo Package (per cabin)
$100USD Onboard Credit (per cabin)
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“BALCONY CABIN – MID-SHIP”
PACKAGE “A” - $3621
Premium Beverage Package
Specialty Dining Package
Internet Package (per cabin)
$50USD per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)

PACKAGE “B” - $3320
Internet Package (per cabin)
$50USD per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)
10 Photo Package (per cabin)
$100USD Onboard Credit (per cabin)
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(Other types of cabins available upon request; however, in our opinion
these are great cabins and location!)

*Amenities only applicable to Guest 1 & 2

SPECIAL OFFER!!!!
Get an EXTRA $100 off per person for the next 10 cabins booked!
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Deposit of $200 per person to book
Balance is due October 15th, 2022

FOR MORE INFO OR TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL:
(506) 804-0989 OR TOLL FREE (844) 804-0989



Premium Beverage Package
Not valid for guarantee cabins (categories: IX, OX, BX, or MX).
Applicable to guests 1-8 on the reservation. If guests 3-8 is under 21 years of age, Premium Beverage package does not apply and soda package will not be supplemented. Guest must be at least 21 years of age at time of sailing to qualify for the Premium Beverage Package. Guests under 21 will receive the soda package. Eligible guests are entitled to two beverages per person per transaction. Includes a variety of spirits and cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to $15 USD retail price. Includes fountain soda, juice, and non-alcoholic beer. A 20% discount will be given on bottles of wine (champagne and sparkling included), Wine and Spirit Experiences, tastings or Flights purchased on board. Offer is not applicable at Harvest Caye bars, restaurants, or venues. Does not include: Wine and Spirit Experiences, tastings or Flights, Starbucks, Ice Bars, room service, package sales, bottled water, ship specific promotions or beer buckets, designated super premium brands (subject to change), bottled wine, mini bar purchases, fresh squeezed juices, Lavazza coffee beverages, wine dispenser, energy drinks or vending machines. Guest who receive the Soda Package may obtain fountain soda at any bar, lounge or restaurant throughout the duration of the cruise, excluding Harvest Caye bars, restaurants, or venues. Guest's check may reflect applicable VAT and/or taxes for certain ports or itineraries. Guest is responsible for 20% gratuities/service charge on the retail value of the Premium Beverage Package ($19.80 USD per person per day) and/or Soda Package ($1.59 USD per person per day) prior to cruise. Retail value of Premium Beverage Package is $99.00 USD per person per day. Package price is subject to change. Retail value of the Adult Soda Package is $7.95 USD per person per day. Package price is subject to change. 20% gratuities on the retail value of the Premium Beverage Package and/or Soda Package are included when booking through the Australia office. When booking through the Australia office, gratuities related to beverage and soda packages are included.

$50 Shore Excursion Credit
Offer is applicable to guest 1 in the stateroom. $50 Shore Excursion Credit will be applied per shore excursion of equal or greater value. In the event the tour is less than the value of the credit, the guest will not receive a credit differential and the $50 Shore Excursion Credit will be adjusted to match the tour value. Credit has no monetary value and is non-refundable. In the event a port of call or excursion is missed, for any reason, no refund or credit will be issued. $50 Shore Excursion Credit is applicable for each port, including debarkation port, and is not transferable to other ports. You must use the $50 Shore Excursion Credit or lose it. Does not include embarkation ports. Overnight stays are counted as individual ports/days for shore excursion credit. Shore excursion credit can be redeemed by calling 1-866-625-1167, booking via NCL.com or directly onboard. For shore excursions purchased prior to cruise, the promotion or $50 Shore Excursion Credits will be applied to the first guest at time of purchase. For shore excursions purchased onboard, the promotion or $50 Shore Excursion Credit will be applied to the first guest’s onboard account. The first guest may redeem the promotion of $50 Shore Excursion Credit on more than one shore excursion per port. Please see additional restrictions: If first guest purchases shore excursions tickets for other guests, the promotion and $50 Shore Excursion Credit will not apply to such tickets. The first guest cannot purchase shore excursions for themselves where the duration of such excursions overlap in time. For port calls in Great Stirrup Cay and Harvest Caye, the promotion and $50 Shore Excursion Credit does not apply to equipment rentals. Pre-cruise and post-cruise land tours are not eligible for this promotion.


Specialty Dining Package
Not valid for guarantee cabins (categories: IX, OX, BX, or MX). Package prices are subject to change. Guest is responsible for 20% gratuities on the retail value of the Specialty Dining Package prior to cruise. 20% gratuities on the retail value of the Specialty Dining Package are included when booking through the Australia office. Packages are based on a per meal basis. Applicable to guests 1-2 on the reservation. Dining package is applicable to guest ages 2 and older. Any Harvest Caye bars, restaurants, or venues, The Bake Shop, Ice Cream Bar, Gelato, specialty items in the Asian restaurant, Special Occasion/Holiday menus (New Year's, Christmas, etc.), Jazz Brunch, Wine Lovers and Murder Mystery lunches, and beverages are not included as part of the Specialty Dining Packages. You may choose to dine in the following venues as part of your Specialty Dining Package for the corresponding upcharges: Cabaret ($15 USD), For the Record ($15 USD), Ocean Blue ($10 USD), Bayamo ($10 USD), Cirque Dreams ($10 USD regular seats/$15 USD premium seats/$35 USD VIP seating on Breakaway) and Raw Bar ($7 USD). Specialty Dining Packages include one main course per person at Cagney's and Le Bistro restaurants. Additional main courses will be charged at the à la carte price listed on the menu. There is no minimum or maximum to the number of meals that can be redeemed in a day, however each meal is counted towards the package.

 
Sail Length Number of Dining
Package Meals
Retail Value 20% Gratuities
3 - 5 Nights 1 $44.95 USD Per Package $8.99 USD Per Package
6 - 8 Nights 2 $79 USD Per Package $15.80 USD Per Package
9 - 10 Nights 3 $99 USD Per Package $19.80 USD Per Package
11 - 14 Nights 4 $114 USD Per Package $22.80 USD Per Package
15 + Nights 5 $129 USD Per Package $25.80 USD Per Package

Internet Package
Not valid for guarantee cabins (categories: IX, OX, BX, or MX). Internet package is based on number of nights. Offer will be applied to the first guest in the stateroom. Internet package is per stateroom. One login per stateroom. Internet package is not available at Great Stirrup Cay or Harvest Caye. Internet package includes activation fee.
Sail Length Internet Minutes per Stateroom
3 - 6 Nights 100 Minutes
7 - 13 Nights 250 Minutes
14+ Nights 500 Minutes

 

Highlights

Highlights

  • All meals included on the cruise 24hrs a day
  • Hotel Pre & Post-Cruise *Included with the transportation package
  • Round trip Deluxe Motor Coach transportation from Charlottetown, Borden-Carleton, Dartmouth, Enfield, Truro, Aulac, Moncton, Fredericton and Woodstock to Manhattan Cruise Terminal in NYC
** If less than 21 passengers, shuttle from Charlottetown, Borden-Carleton, Dartmouth, Enfield and Truro to Aulac ** EVERYONE WILL BE ON A DELUXE MOTOR COACH IN AULAC
  • Dream Vacation Tour Guide for complete tour and cruise
  • Unlimited FREE cold water and snacks on the Motor Coach
  • Surprises along the way!
  • $100USD ONBOARD CREDIT PER CABIN
  • Free At Sea Promotion can include Free drinks, Specialty Dining, internet and $50 USD shore excursion per port. (Depending on category and cabin)
  • Great food at the included restaurants and amazing dining experience at the specialty restaurants – click HERE for list of restaurants
  • Specialty Dining Restaurants include – Moderno Churrascaria, Sushi, La Cucina, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Le Bistro and Teppanyaki
  • Complimentary onboard fitness center
  • Amazing on-board spa
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court
  • Art Gallery
  • Onboard Casino
  • Entourage for Teens 13 to 17
  • Splash Academy for Kids
  • Video Arcade
  • Many great bars and clubs including the Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club, Atrium Bar, Bali Hai Bar & Grill, Corona Cigar Club; Great outdoors Bar, Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar; maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar, O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, Sake Bar, Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar, Spinnaker Lounge, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Topsiders Bar & Grill
  • Amazing onboard entertainment, including Broadway Style shows such as “Blazing Boots” and also “Get Down Tonight” with the NCL Gem Production Cast and “Swing! The Musical” in the Stardust Theatre
  • Varied choice of port excursions (extra cost)
  • Starbucks on-board (extra cost)


**Option to visit numerous excursions (extra cost) to choose from during this cruise.