RITZ-CARLTON

SAN JUAN TO SAN JUAN

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

TO  SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

All-Inclusive Luxury Cruise
ABOARD THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION
7 Nights | December 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Fares from $6100 per person
Taxes, fees and port expenses of $391 per passenger are additional.
Fares are per person based on double occupancy. 
Highlights:
San Juan, Samana, Santo Domingo, 
La Romana, Ponce, San Juan

Explore the heritage, vibrant cultures and natural wonders of the Spanish-speaking islands, from the spectacular colonial architecture of 500-year-old capital cities to an overnight stay at the famous bay where hundreds of humpback whales gather each winter.

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DAY 1 | SAN JUAN, PUERO RICO

San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is an intriguing blend of the old and the new. Founded in 1521, the city was a key port in the Spanish colonial empire, as evidenced by El Morro, the huge fortress that guards the harbor. Behind thick stone walls, Old San Juan retains its original character of blue cobblestone streets, elegant plazas and brightly colored heritage architecture. This lively center is the city’s – and island’s – cultural hub for museums, music, dining and more. The nearby Santurce district has emerged as the city’s hippest, with unique shops, cutting-edge restaurants and trendy nightlife. Just minutes from the heart of San Juan are the iconic beaches of the Condado and Isla Verde, whose stretches of palm-fringed sands are lapped by the azure waves of the Atlantic.

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DAY 2 | SAILING TIME

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favorite book.

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DAY 3 | SAMANA,
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Samaná peninsula is the Dominican Republic’s natural treasure, a region of verdant mountains, waterfalls, a beautiful bay and miles of pristine beaches. The port town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná overlooks Samaná Bay, where the annual winter gathering of thousands of Atlantic humpback whales is the top attraction. At the bay’s western end, Los Haitises National Park preserves and protects a diverse collection of subtropical plants and birds amid the forests and mangroves. Samaná’s famous beaches are on the northern coast along the Atlantic. Las Terrenas, the most developed town, has a decidedly cosmopolitan air, thanks to the French and Italian expats drawn to the silky sands and crystalline waters of Playa Bonita and Playa El Portillo. Quiet Las Galeras, at the peninsula’s remote far end, is the closest village to idyllic Playa Rincón.

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DAY 4 | SANTO DOMINGO, 
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is a big, energetic city with a vibrant urban culture. At its heart is the walled Zona Colonial, a compact district of cobblestone streets and graceful plazas lined with incredible heritage architecture, some dating to the early 1500s. Sights include the Catedral Primada de América, the ruins of the San Francisco monastery, and the original Spanish-built fortifications, as well as museums, shops and eateries. Galleries, designer boutiques, cool cafés and hot restaurants for modern Dominican cuisine have injected energy and new life into the increasingly revitalized historic district. Outside the Zona Colonial, the Plaza de la Cultura is home to the Museo de Arte Moderno and other major institutions. The National Botanical Garden and the caverned lagoons of Los Tres Ojos are natural retreats within the city. Dancers will love Santo Domingo’s legendary nightlife, which moves to the rhythms of merengue, son and bachata.

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DAY 5 | LA ROMANA (MARINA),
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Surrounded by rugged terrain and lush vegetation, La Romana is home to crystalline waters, white sand beaches and impressive coral reef life. It's a gateway to charming villages such as Bayahibe, ecological trails and numerous golf resorts. In the town center is El Obelisco, painted with images of local Dominican life. Nearby Altos de Chavon is a replica 16th-century village and cultural center featuring artist studios, galleries, an archaeological museum and sweeping views of the Chavon River. Due south is Catalina Island, surrounded by stunning coral reefs and the sunken wreck of pirate William Kidd's ship Quedagh Merchant. To the southeast, Parque Nacional Del Este houses hundreds of species of flowers and birds and offers beach access to reef diving amongst manatees, dolphins and other sea creatures. Over 400 caves also make the park a spelunker's dream.

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DAY 6 | LA ROMANA (MARINA),
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Surrounded by rugged terrain and lush vegetation, La Romana is home to crystalline waters, white sand beaches and impressive coral reef life. It's a gateway to charming villages such as Bayahibe, ecological trails and numerous golf resorts. In the town center is El Obelisco, painted with images of local Dominican life. Nearby Altos de Chavon is a replica 16th-century village and cultural center featuring artist studios, galleries, an archaeological museum and sweeping views of the Chavon River. Due south is Catalina Island, surrounded by stunning coral reefs and the sunken wreck of pirate William Kidd's ship Quedagh Merchant. To the southeast, Parque Nacional Del Este houses hundreds of species of flowers and birds and offers beach access to reef diving amongst manatees, dolphins and other sea creatures. Over 400 caves also make the park a spelunker's dream.

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DAY 8 | PONCE, PUERTO RICO  

Puerto Rico's second largest city, Ponce is called many things. Founded in 1692, it was named after Ponce de Leon's great grandson and now holds the titles of “Pearl of the South,” “Cradle of Liberty,” “Museum City” and “Ciudad Señorial,” which peg it as elegant, noble, fascinating and stately. By any name, this tropical beauty offers much to boast about. Neoclassical colonial architecture abounds. Museo de Arte de Ponce, Castillo Serrallés and Museo Casa Armstrong are excellent museums. Filled with fountains and monuments, the main square of Plaza Las Delicias features majestic Ponce Cathedral and the striking, red and black Parque de Bombas, a historic fire station. Take a stroll and grab a drink or a bite on Paseo Tablado La Guancha, a seaside boardwalk with bars and eateries. You might also climb the 100-foot-tall observation tower, La Cruz del Vigía, for an amazing photo op or explore Hacienda Buena Vista, a former coffee plantation.

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DAY 9 | SAN JUAN,
PUERTO RICO

San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is an intriguing blend of the old and the new. Founded in 1521, the city was a key port in the Spanish colonial empire, as evidenced by El Morro, the huge fortress that guards the harbor. Behind thick stone walls, Old San Juan retains its original character of blue cobblestone streets, elegant plazas and brightly colored heritage architecture. This lively center is the city’s – and island’s – cultural hub for museums, music, dining and more. The nearby Santurce district has emerged as the city’s hippest, with unique shops, cutting-edge restaurants and trendy nightlife. Just minutes from the heart of San Juan are the iconic beaches of the Condado and Isla Verde, whose stretches of palm-fringed sands are lapped by the azure waves of the Atlantic.

THE SHORE COLLECTION

Discover curated experiences designed to ensure each moment ashore is uniquely rewarding. No matter which you choose, each excursion has been created to provide an exceptional travel experience. For those who prefer the freedom and flexibility of independent travel, the Concierge Ashore can transform tours into a private experience or craft an entire bespoke event just for you.

The Shore Collection excursions are available for booking 120 days prior to embarkation.

SAMANA

• Whale-Watching Tour with Cayo Levantado Beach Break

• Caves and Mangroves Exploration

SANTO DOMINGO

• Wonder of Nature: Los Tres Ojos National Park

• Dominican Cuisine, Cooking Class and Tasting

• Get in the Swing at Guavaberry

• Making a Difference: Casa de Luz

• Movie and a Stroll: "The Battle of Santo Domingo"

LA ROMANA

• La Romana Evening Experience

• Soana Sensation

• Explore Altos de Chavón

• Rum and Cigar Experience

• Cave of Wonders and ATV/Buggy AdventureSalt and Sea Safari

• Beach Break at Bayahibe

PUERTO RICO

• The Pure Spirit of San Juan

• San Juan Highlights with Airport Transfer

• Hiking El Yunque and Surf Lessons