Irish Caribbean Cruise

8 Days | February 17-24, 2018

We had so much fun in 2017 we can’t wait for this cruise in February 2018! The entertainment, music and laughter on this sailing will be a travel memory gem for life. Join us alongside Gertrude Byrne Promotions for a fantastic week. Cabins are now available to book. 


Engelbert Humperdinck, Charlie Pride, Nathan Carter, Robin Averill, Michael English, Jimmy Buckley, Tony Kenny, and of course, Fr. John Kearns and Fr. Tom Flynn!  

What's Included

  • 7-Night Caribbean cruise aboard Holland America's signature class cruise ship.
  • All Star Irish Entertainment featuring more than 40 Irish performers.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Transfers to/from cruise ship on arrival in Ft. Lauderdale (return)
  • Port taxes and fees of $198.
  • Escorted by Jamieson Travel.

Cruise Only Pricing: US Dollars, Double Occupancy

Inside (L category) ……………. $1692.50 per person

Inside (K category) ……………. $1717.50 per person

Outside (D category) …………. $1992.50 per person

Outside (C category) …………. $2017.50 per person

Verandah (VC category) ...……. $2217.50 per person

Verandah (VA category) …...…. $2267.50 per person

Rates Include: $198 per person port charges, taxes and fees. Also included in above rate: Gratuities of $94.50 per person.

Booking Details

Payment in full if booking within 60 days of sailing departure. 

Insurance: Please call our office for an insurance quote. Prices vary based on cabin category. 

Flight Package From Ottawa

Flight Dates: February 16-24, 2018

Escorted by Jamieson Travel

$699 CAD per person - all taxes included

Limited availability at this rate. 


  • Transportation from Pembroke to the Montreal airport (with pickups along Hwy 417).
  • Round trip flights from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale.
  • Transfer from airport to hotel.
  • Pre-night hotel in Fort Lauderdale on Feb 16th.
  • Breakfast on Feb 17th.
  • Transfer from hotel to cruise pier.
  • Return transfer from cruise pier to airport.


Day 1 - Saturday, February 17, 2018

Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale - Embark Ship. Enjoy a Champagne reception and the sounds of great Irish music upon check-in. As you go onboard you will be greeted with a lineup of cabin stewards to escort you to your cabin which is only a hint about the service you will experience throughout the voyage.  

Day 2 - Sunday, February 18, 2018

At sea. Enjoy all the onboard entertainment and amenities the MS Nieuw Amsterdam has to offer! 

Day 3 - Monday, February 19, 2018

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. This village type setting has been completed to include the new Margaritaville. The concept reflected by Margaritaville Grand Turk is indicative of the kind of lyrics that Jimmy Buffett sings about. The island itself, Grand Turk, is the capitol of the Turks and Caicos Islands, which is significantly derived from historical connections with Bermuda. The newest addition to the Jimmy Buffett family, and the first Caribbean project outside Jamaica has been built in Grand Turk. Just minutes from the port in Grand Turk you come upon the newly built village. The colourful centre offers direct beach access, boasting crystal clear blue waters and mini spa services, with duty free shopping. Take in the beautiful view of the magnificent swimming pools and ocean. But there's still a place for those who want to slow the pace of life. Come see for yourself. We know your experience on this beautiful island will be nothing short of grand.  

Day 4 - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas & Virgin Islands. Charlotte Amalie (named for a Danish Queen) is where the ships dock and the white and pastel houses are heavily sprinkled against a background of emerald hills. Colourful sloops dock along the water front, and a few steps back, down alleyways lined with old Danish warehouse buildings. Its duty-free shopping scene is relatively unparalleled. It's also amazingly easy to find some respite from the inevitable crowds by exploring St. Thomas' quiet, more undiscovered side - a lively historic district, trips to Water Island, north shore beaches, fabulous restaurants in Frenchtown and an easy jaunt by ferry, to tranquil St. John.  

Day 5 - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Philipsburg, St. Maarten & Netherlands Antilles.  It's only 37 square miles, but shared by the Dutch and the French. The Dutch side is known as St. Maarten, the French side St. Martin - offer a little European culture along with a lot of laid-back Caribbean ambience. Water sports abound - diving, snorkelling, scuba, sailing, windsurfing, and more. With soft trade winds cooling the subtropical climate, it's easy to while away the day on one of the 37 beaches or try our luck at one of the 13 casinos. The island is well known for its shopping, gambling, and beautiful beaches.  

Day 6 - Thursday, February 22, 2018

At sea. Enjoy all the onboard entertainment and amenities the MS Nieuw Amsterdam has to offer! 

Day 7 - Friday, February 23, 2018

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Truly one of the most beautiful settings in the entire Caribbean. This privately owned tropical island has over one mile of ocean front, white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. A secure and secluded hideaway undiscovered by the masses. Located on the second largest barrier reef in the wold, with snorkeling and scuba diving off the beach, as well as wonderful fishing. Lush tropical foliage with nearly a mile of paths meandering through palm trees and exotic plants. Stop by the Market Square where an Irish party is in full swing. Dance to the great sounds of our Irish bands performing live under the gazebo. What a glorious setting, sunny skies, turquoise waters, palm trees with your cruise ship serving as a backdrop and you having the time of our life. Whether you want to parasail, snorkel, stroll barefoot on the beach, lie in a hammock beneath  palm tree or gain insight into Bahamian history and culture, you'll find it at Half Moo Cay.  

Day 8 - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Disembark cruise ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.