Caribbean singles cruise departs
from San Juan
A cruise on the Celebrity Summit defines what the premium cruise experience is all about. In the elegant Cosmopolitan main dining room, expect crisp white linen, fine china and gourmet dining. Guests in search of a delectable Italian Steakhouse can find a seat at the Tuscan Grille, and enjoy fresh pastas and dry-aged steaks. Entertainment ranges from spectacular productions at the Celebrity Theater and the thrill of gaming at Fortunes Casino to strolling the Emporium for one-of-a-kind collectibles and upscale accessories. The Rooftop Terrace is also an excellent spot that offers the experience of the great outdoors with a chic touch.
Throughout the ship you’ll find sophisticated bars and lounges -- The Champagne Bar, Martini Bar and Michael’s Club are guest favorites -- perfect for socializing and cocktails. You won’t have any trouble finding ways to relax aboard the Summit, with options ranging from an afternoon at the famed AquaSpa to lounging at The Waterfall Pool to enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of The Conservatory; the Summit offers plenty of ways to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Staterooms are furnished with an interactive television, and guests enjoy complimentary use of bathrobes and 24-hour room service. Passengers who book suites are treated to additional amenities, among them champagne, use of the in-suite computer, complimentary use of the thalassotherapy pool and priority check-in.
The largest of the British Leeward Islands boasts 365 beaches and crystal-clear waters. History buffs will want to tour Nelson's Dockyard National Park, where one of the great admirals of the 18th century kept his fleet. The island draws a huge yachting crowd during Sailing Week in April and is perfect for windsurfing, water-skiing, sailing, snorkeling and diving.
With its natural caverns and flower forests, Barbados lends itself well to roamers. City tours of bustling Bridgetown are popular, as are island tours that show off the estates and plantation homes of the countryside. Other options include a rum party cruise or submarine ride.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cruises from San Juan depart year-round.
Old San Juan is rich in Spanish tradition, with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. This part of the Puerto Rican city is easily seen on foot, and cruise passengers can shop for handcrafted works or relax in a shaded park. New San Juan is distinctly elegant with lavish resorts, great restaurants and grand casinos. Visitors in San Juan can join an excursion to El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. national forest system. Adventurous travelers will want to partake in a deep-sea fishing, snorkeling or diving excursion.
St. Kitts is home to some of the best examples of West Indian architecture, all of which is set amid a dramatically beautiful landscape. The best shore excursion is a well-organized island tour, featuring a visit to the 17th-century British fortress at Brimstone Hill and the sites of the capital. The beaches here are magnificent, including Friar's Bay, which opens to the Atlantic and the Caribbean.
St. Lucia is home to the majestic Piton Mountains, the twin volcanic peaks rising thousands of feet above the island. Sightseeing tours offer a look of the island's rugged beauty, including the tropical rain forests. Most also visit Le Soufriere, the world's only drive-in volcano. Water lovers will find a variety of water sports at Marigot Bay.
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
This beautiful tropical island offers pristine beaches lapped by turquoise waters. The picturesque harbor town of Charlotte Amalie is known for its great duty-free shopping. The most popular shore excursions include island tours, a day at the beach at Magen's Bay, scuba diving and snorkeling expeditions.