The ms Statendam sets sail from Fort Lauderdale December 11, and after spending two days at sea, the ship arrives in the bustling port town of Philipsburg on Dutch-owned St. Maarten. Next up, it calls on the stunning island of St. Lucia, consisting of tropical foliage and towering mountains. After that is a visit to Bridgetown, Barbados, where traces of the island’s British influence can be found, as well as a laid-back beach vibe.
The Statendam then sails on to Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe which is well known for its lively outdoor markets and French boutiques. Before returning to Fort Lauderdale, passengers will also experience the white-sand beaches of St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands, and the popular port of Nassau, in the Bahamas. Interior cabins are priced from just $576, with ocean view staterooms available starting at $670.
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