Vacations To Go

 

Christmas in the Caribbean


 

Day 1 Saturday December 11th
Julie, Ray & Sherry:    
6:30 a.m. Depart: Spokane
  Do: Delta Flight 1025 Seats 28 DEF
11:39 a.m. Arrive: Minneapolis
  Do: Lunch
3:39 p.m. Depart: Minneapolis
  Do: Delta Flight 2202 Seats 35 DEF
7:55 p.m. Arrive: Orlando
  Do: Shuttle to Hotel
    Dinner- Dennys- 1 block, Chili's Grill & Bar or Hooters-3 blocks, Cracker Barrel or T.G.I Fridays - 6 blocks
Barb, Beau, Katie & Tim:    
9:41 a.m. Depart: Spokane
  Do: American Flight AA2876 Seats 21 ABC
1:25 p.m. Arrive: Phoenix
  Do: Lunch
2:30 p.m. Depart: Phoenix
  Do: American Flight AA411 Seats 26 DEF
8:28 p.m. Arrive: Orlando
  Do: Dinner- 1 block, Chili's Grill & Bar or Hooters-3 blocks, Cracker Barrel or T.G.I Fridays - 6 blocks
  Lodge: Fairfield Inn Orlando Airport
7100 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 888-2666
Ray & Sherry-King $105.75, Julie-King $105.75, Barb & Tim-King $105.75, Katie & Beau-2 Queens$104.63
Pool


Day 1 Sunday December 12th
Barb, Beau, Julie, Katie, Ray & Sherry:    
7:30 a.m. Do: Breakfast-Scrambled eggs, sausage, oatmeal, fresh fruit and yogurt Or Grab and Go
8:15 a.m. Depart: Hotel
8:30 a.m. Arrive: Orlando International Airport
9:30 a.m. Do: Disney Magic Express
10:30 a.m. Arrive: Port Canaveral
  Do:
Disney Fantasy Caribbean Cruise
Barb, Tim, Katie & Beau 7090
Julie, Ray & Sherry 7094
Autumn & Paul 7096
    Sail Away Deck Party
  Lodge: Disney Cruise


Day 2 Monday December 13th
Barb, Beau, Julie, Katie, Ray & Sherry:    
  Do: At Sea
12:30 p.m.
- 2:30 p.m.
 
Palo Brunch $40 (Adult Only)
  • Men: Dress pants/slacks and collared shirt is recommended. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes).
  • Women: Dress, pants or skirt/blouse is recommended. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes).
6:00 p.m.    
  Lodge: Disney Cruise


Day 3 Tuesday December 14th
Barb, Beau, Julie, Katie, Ray & Sherry:    
  Do:
At Sea
  Lodge: Disney Cruise

 

Day 4 Wednesday December 15th
Barb, Beau, Julie, Katie, Ray & Sherry:  
Enchanted Garden Restaurant
7:30 a.m. Arrive:
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
    Beach Express $64 (3-3.5 hrs)
The Beach Express is an open-air bus, ready to transport you to your playground, a gorgeous Virigin Islands shoreline.

On this adventure you will… 

  • Board the Beach Express, an open-air bus, and travel to Beef Island, where nature reigns and the coasts are unspoiled.
  • Arrive at a tropical beach for fun and relaxation. Swim in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, or just relax on a beach chair—the time is yours to do as you please. 
  • Reboard the Beach Express for the ride back to the pier.
    A Day at the Baths $136 (5.5-6 hrs)

Go beyond the beach to see the splendid results of ancient volcanic activity. 

On this adventure you will… 

  • Board a ferry for an approximately 40-minute scenic cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. 
  • Next, hop on board an open-air safari bus for a short 15-minute tour through Spanish Town and make your way to a stunning overlook of Savannah Bay for a photo stop. 
  • Follow the twisting road to the Top of the Baths, where your local guide will introduce you to the area and lead you to The Baths. 
  • Explore the intricate network of trails and boulders to discover the hidden caves, sea pools and sandy beach of Devil’s Bay. 
  • Enjoy about 3 hours of free time to swim and relax before making your way back to the Top of the Baths. 
  • Take in the spectacular views of the surrounding islands over a tasty lunch, followed by some time for souvenir shopping. 
  • Board the safari bus once more for a 30-minute drive back to the pier
    Tour to Virgin Gorda $80 (4-4.5 hrs)

Discover awe-inspiring boulders, secluded beaches, hidden caves and spectacular grottoes formed by volcanic activity. 

On this adventure you will… 

  •  Board a ferry boat for the scenic 40-minute cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. 
  •  Next, hop on board an open-air safari bus for a short 15-minute tour through Spanish Town to a stunning overlook of Savannah Bay, where a stop will be made to take photos. 
  •  Continue up the twisting road to the Top of The Baths, where you will meet your local guide, who will introduce you to The Baths National Park and lead you to a series of secluded beaches, spectacular pools and grottoes formed by volcanic activity and flooded with seawater. 
  •  Explore the intricate network of trails and boulders to discover the hidden caves and sea pools at the sandy beach of Devil's Bay. 
  •  Enjoy nearly 2 hours of free time to swim and relax before making your way back to the Top of The Baths, where you can take in the spectacular views of the surrounding islands and do a little souvenir shopping. 
  •  Reboard your safari bus for the approximately 15-minute cruise back to the pier.
    Island Drive & Beach Break $47 (3-3.5 hrs)

Relax on the white-sand beach and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters before heading back to the ship.

On this adventure you will…

  • Board an open-air safari bus in Road Town for an approximately 20-minute drive through Road Town before ascending Ridge Road for a scenic island drive of beautiful Tortola. Your tour takes you up Fort Hill and through the local villages of Long Trench and Fahie Hill.
  • Arrive at Sky World, where you will have approximately 35 minutes to shop for souvenirs and take in the stunning views of the British Virgin Islands from the observation deck.
  • Reboard your safari bus and continue your tour along the ridge for more breathtaking views before descending Ross Path to beautiful Cane Garden Bay.
  • Enjoy approximately one hour of free time to relax and swim in the crystal-clear water of this spectacular white-sand beach.
  • Reboard your bus and continue along the north shore and over Zion Hill for the approximately 25-minute scenic drive along Sir Francis Drake Highway and back to the pier.
    Jost Van Dyke Beach Day $114 (6.5-7 hrs)

Sail through Sir Francis Drake Channel to Jost Van Dyke's Great Harbor - then board a tender boat to White Bay Beach.

On this adventure you will...

  • Board a tour boat and set a course along the Sir Francis Drake Channel, where you can take in the unspoiled beauty of the British Virgin Islands. Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the 4 main islands in the BVI archipelago. The island's name comes from that of a 17th-century Dutch privateer, Jost van Dyke, who used its harbors as a hideout. 
  • Arrive at the island's Great Harbor, where you'll transfer to tender boats for a short journey to spectacular White Bay Beach. 
  • Prepare to get your feet wet, as there is no dock on this white-sand beach, featuring crystal-clear water and waving palm trees. White Bay Beach is also known as the home of the famous "Painkiller" drink — a blend of rum and tropical fruit juices. Upon arrival, the day is yours to enjoy—swim, stroll along the shoreline or take advantage of complimentary use of the beach chairs. 
  • Round out this perfect day in paradise with refreshing beverages and a freshly prepared BBQ lunch. 
  • When it's time to return to the ship, take the tender boat back to Great Harbor and reboard the tour boat for the 30-minute cruise to the pier.
  Do: Treasure Island Snorkel $79 (3-3.5 hrs)

Swim the crystal-clear waters of a colorful wonderland of coral formations, exotic fish and unusual marine life.

On this adventure you will…

  • Board your 50-foot sailing catamaran Soul Rebel at the pier. Your friendly crew will greet you and conduct a short safety briefing to make sure you are well-settled before the captain sets sail.
  • Cruise approximately 45 minutes across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to one of the British Virgin Island's prime snorkel sites.
  • Your approximately 30-minute snorkeling adventure is all about enjoying the beautiful clear waters of the Virgin Islands, the myriad marine life and an idyllic Caribbean beach.
  • Upon arriving at your snorkel site, experienced instructors will guide you around the underwater world of uninhabited, legendary Norman Island.
  • Snorkel locations are all weather dependent and the captain will choose the best site at his discretion.
  • Once back on-board Soul Rebel, you will motor to your 2nd snorkel or swim spot. Here you can choose to relax on the boat, swim or enjoy a 2nd guided snorkel experience.
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks and some tunes.
  • Finally, re-board your catamaran and enjoy a sail approximately 45 to 60 (wind dependent) minutes back to the pier in Road Town.
    Treasure Island Swim & Snorkel $79 (3.5-4 hrs)

Swim the crystal-clear waters of a colorful wonderland of coral formations, exotic fish and unusual marine life.

On this adventure you will…

  • Board your 57-foot catamaran Rebel Yell at the pier. Your friendly crew will greet you and conduct a short safety briefing to make sure you are well-settled before the captain sets sail. 
  • Cruise approximately 30 minutes across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to one of the British Virgin Island's prime snorkel sites. 
  • Your approximately 60-minute snorkeling adventure is all about enjoying the beautiful clear waters of the Virgin Islands, the myriad marine life and an idyllic Caribbean beach. 
  • Upon arriving at your snorkel site, an experienced instructor will guide you around the underwater world of uninhabited, legendary Norman Island. 
  • The cave furthest to the south once contained a horde of treasure and the reputed history of piracy on this island is immortalized in Robert Louis Stevenson's famous book Treasure Island. The pristinely clear waters of this area make it easy to observe the exotic fish and the abundant marine life of this colorful wonderland of coral formations. 
  • Once back on board Rebel Yell, you will motor approximately 15 minutes into Pirates Bight, where your boat will dock. Here, you have approximately 90-minutes to snorkel from the beach or simply relax. 
  • Finally, reboard your catamaran and cruise approximately 30 minutes back to the pier in Road Town.
5:45 p.m. Depart: Tortola
  Lodge: Disney Cruise
Mark:    
  Depart: Spokane
  Do: Delta Flight
  Arrive:  
     
  Lodge: Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821



Day 5 Thursday December 16th
Barb, Beau, Katie, Tim, Julie, Ray & Sherry:    
7:45 a.m. Arrive: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  Do: Excursions
4:00 p.m. Depart: St. Thomas
  Lodge:  
Mark, Paul & Autumn:    
  Depart: Spokane
  Do: Flight
  Arrive: Orlando
  Lodge:  


Day 6 Friday
December 17th
Barb, Beau, Katie, Tim, Julie, Ray & Sherry:  
Royal Court Restaurant
  Do:
Day at Sea
  Lodge: Disney Cruise
Mark, Paul & Autumn:    
  Do: Holiday Matsuri
  Lodge:  


Day 7 Saturday December 18th HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB
Barb, Beau, Katie, Tim, Julie, Ray & Sherry:  
9:30 a.m. Arrive: Castaway Cay
   
4:45 p.m. Depart: Castaway Cay
  Lodge: Disney Cruise
Mark, Paul & Autumn:    
  Do: Holiday Matsuri
  Lodge:  


Day 8 Sunday December 19th  
7:30 a.m. Do: Disembark  
Barb, Beau, Katie & Tim:      
  Do: Shuttle to Avis  
10:00 a.m. See: Kennedy Space Center $57 12 yrs plus (10-4)

INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

  • Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® 
  • Rocket Garden
  • NEW! Planet Play
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis ® with Shuttle Launch Experience®
  • NASA Now
  • Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted
  • IMAX Theater
  • Character appearances
 
4:15 p.m. Depart: Port Canaveral  
5:15 p.m. Arrive: Universal Studios 57
  Lodge:    
Ray & Sherry:      
  Depart: Port Canaveral  
  Do: Disney Express  
  Arrive: Walt Disney World  
  See: Animal Kingdom  
  Lodge:    
Mark, Paul & Autmn:      
  Do: Holiday Matsuri  

 


Day 9 Monday December 20th
Everyone:    
  Do: Universal Studios $195 (10 & up)
  Lodge:  

 

Day 10 Tuesday December 21st  
Barb, Beau & Tim      
10:40 a.m. Depart: Orlando  
  Do: American Flight AA420 Seats 27ABC  
1:29 p.m. Arrive: Phoenix  
2:39 p.m. Depart: Phoenix  
  Do: American Flight 1441 Seats 24 DEF  
4:23 p.m. Arrive: Spokane  
Mark, Ray & Sherry:      
  Do: Magic Kingdom  
  Lodge:    


Day 11 Wednesday December 22nd
Mark, Ray & Sherry:    
  Do: MGM Studios
  Lodge:  


Day 12 Thursday December 23rd
Mark, Ray & Sherry:    
  Do: Epcot
  Lodge:  


Day 13 Friday December 24th
Mark, Ray & Sherry:    
  See: Disney Springs
2:00 p.m. Depart: Disney World
     
  Arrive: Orlando Airport
5:00 p.m. Do: Delta Flight 2918
6:40 p.m. Arrive: Atlanta, GA
7:30 p.m. Depart: Atlanta
  Do: Delta Flight 355
9:30 p.m. Arrive: Spokane