Join the 6th Annual Salvation Army Missions Cruise January 15-25 2021, where you'll visit the beautiful, but needy parts of St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, and St. Kitts & Nevis. Pricing starts at $1,799*.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount and are per person based on double occupancy.
- Meals on Ship
- Port Charges
- 5 Missions Excursions
Day 1 Jan. 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
South Florida’s warm climate and sparkling waters make it a magnet for water sport enthusiasts. From the beaches and recreational waterways, to the lively arts and cultural scene, Fort Lauderdale has become a world-class destination.
Day 2 Jan. 16- At Sea
Enjoy your day at sea.
Day 3 Jan. 17- At Sea
Enjoy your day at sea.
Day 4 Jan. 18 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
In the 17th century, Dutch and French soldiers decided to share this little island, and today it remains happily split between France (Saint Martin, north side) and the Netherlands (Sint Maarten, south side). Cruise to St. Maarten and explore the dozens of alluring beaches that ring the island. At Orient Beach, sunbathers bask and beachcombers stroll on the white sands, while divers and snorkelers explore the sunken shipwrecks and marine life just offshore. You’ll really get blown away at Jet Blast Beach (officially Maho Beach), next to the airport. Embrace all the beauty of the island on a tour to the French capital, Marigot, where you can explore the quaint streets and cafés, open-air market, and 18th-century Fort Louis. Take a scenic cruise of Simpson Bay Lagoon, site of luxurious villas and megayachts. More tours show you charming Grand Case and Orient Bay. Both Philipsburg and Marigot are celebrated culinary capitals, and locals do enjoy outdoor cooking. Try the barbecued ribs and chicken. Leading French chefs flock to Marigot, where they give their sophisticated cuisine a Caribbean twist. Shoppers find electronics, rum, cigars, jewelry, and designer brands in the hundreds of duty-free and tax-free stores on Philipsburg’s mile-long Front Street.
Included Mission Excursion for Philipsburg: Today you will visit The Salvation Army facility and learn about their programs and ministry throughout the island. The island was hit by Category 5+ Hurricane Irma in September 2017, which caused widespread and significant damage to buildings and infrastructure. A tour of the facility and lunch are included.
Day 5 Jan. 19 - St. John’s, Antigua
St. John’s is home to 365 white sandy beaches, historic testaments to British colonial occupation, and kitschy beach shops around every corner. Like any tropical destination, St. John’s is perfect for lounging beachside, snorkeling and diving, or hiking to see Fort Barrington’s watchful eye overlooking the city. Historic sites like Fort James and St. John’s Cathedral make for nice tours during your cruise, leaving plenty of time in your day for tasty Caribbean cuisine and seafood, where the fresh catches of the day rule the local menus.
Included Mission Excursion for St. John’s: You will visit The Salvation Army District Office and with staff will stop at the St. John’s Sunshine Home and one of the nearby two Basis Basic (kindergarten) Schools. Lunch with the District Officer and staff will be provided.
Day 6 Jan. 20 - Castries, St. Lucia
A Caribbean cruise to Castries, St. Lucia offers a different side of the Caribbean than you’ve ever seen before. Castries itself is the capital of St. Lucia, and a walkable, bustling town. Head to Derek Walcott Square to relax after exploring the town, and don’t miss the historic cathedrals in the heart of the city. Of course, you have to try traditional St. Lucian food, including saltfish and green banana, the region’s signature dish. St. Lucia itself is sprawling and mountainous, protected yet easily explorable. Downtown Castries can certainly take up your day in port, but you could also venture further inland for thrills and outdoor adventures, like hiking one of the volcanic Pitons, a spire-like mountain promising incredible views of St. Lucia from the summit. Take a mud bath at Sulphur Spring Park, or simply swim and snorkel at Pigeon Island National Park or the beautiful Reduit Beach.
Included Mission Excursion for Castries: You will meet with officers at The Salvation Army Corps for fellowship and a presentation, followed by a tour of their Child Care Program, Basic (kindergarten) School, and Thrift Store. Lunch will be provided at a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon you will be able to assist with distributing meals in a feeding program.
Day 7 Jan. 21 - Bridgetown, Barbados
On your Barbados cruise, you’ll dock in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados and an important port city in the Caribbean. What’s not to love about Barbados? Miles of sandy beaches, turquoise island waters, and an abundance of plantations and historic sites to tour mean you’ll find plenty to occupy you during your time here. Be sure to try traditional Barbadian dishes like cou cou and macaroni pie, and make time to enjoy a rum tasting or distillery tour. Children and families will be captivated by protected species like the West African green monkey at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. You can head east to Bathsheba for plentiful chances to snorkel, surf, and dive. If your cruise ship docks in Bridgetown, be sure to stop in the numerous shops and boutiques in the historic downtown and visit sites memorializing British rule over the island. On your Caribbean cruise, Bridgetown stands out. It’s colorful, historic, and laid back, and the rest of Barbados is easily accessible by car or taxi.
Included Mission Excursion for Bridgetown: You will visit the Wotton Corps Day Care and Preschool, and Wellington Street Day Care before stopping at the Divisional Headquarters Compound where you will meet with the staff and receive a presentation and tour of the Thrift Store, Men’s Hostel, and Feeding Program. Lunch will be provided in a nearby restaurant.
Day 8 Jan. 22 - Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts and Nevis is a small island country located in the West Indies of the Caribbean Sea. It is the smallest sovereign state and has the lowest population within the Western Hemisphere. Despite its small size, it packs a big punch with visitors, who are entranced by its laid-back ambiance, gorgeously lush scenery, and powerful volcano. When you arrive here on your Caribbean cruise, you’ll get the feeling that you’ve found a part of the Caribbean that is still largely untouched by tourism. A cruise to St. Kitts will take you to Basseterre, the country’s capital, where most of the island’s tourism centers. From Basseterre, you can take a short boat ride across the shallow channel called “The Narrows” to the smaller island of Nevis, or tour other parts of the volcanic island.
Included Mission Excursion for Basseterre: Today you will visit the Basis Basic (kindergarten) School operated by The Salvation Army. We will enjoy lunch and fellowship with staff followed by a brief tour of the island on our return journey to the port.
Day 9 Jan. 23 - At Sea
Enjoy your day at sea.
Day 10 Jan. 24 - At Sea
Enjoy your day at sea.
Day 11 Jan. 25 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Arrive back in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.
Friday, January 15, 2021From $1799* Register Now!