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Special 60% Flash Sale Savings on New Fall Coastal Expedition Cruise with Haimarkís MS Saint Laurent


Explore ‘The Undiscovered Caribbean’ November 20- December 2, 2015:  
Sail Trinidad to Cartagena from $2,399, Includes Roundtrip Air from Select Gateways
 (L:R) Kogi Huts, Humpback in Ecuador and St. Georges Armada   
CHICAGO – (September 1, 2015) – A new requirement from the Venezuelan government that all applications for U.S. Visa requests must be processed in person has resulted in a last minute itinerary change for Haimark Line’s MS Saint Laurent Caribbean sailing November 20 – December 2, 2015.
“To avoid such an inconvenient situation for guests, we have quickly reorganized our late November itinerary to avoid Venezuelan waters. Instead, we have created a unique itinerary in primarily little-known parts of the Caribbean then onto South America, including visits with local indigenous tribespeople in Colombia, the Wayuu of the Guajira Penninsula and Kogi of the Sierra Nevada.
“To inspire short-term bookings, we’re offering very special flash sale rates that we hope will appeal to couples and groups of friends seeking a memorable warm weather getaway during the unofficial beginning of winter and the Thanksgiving holidays,” said Tom Markwell, Haimark Managing Partner, Sales & Marketing.
The special flash sale offer for The Undiscovered Caribbean November 20 to December 2, 2015 sailing includes:
  • 60% off regular fares; sale fares start from $2,399 per person/double occupancy
  • Waive single supplement
  • Roundtrip economy airfare from four gateways (IAH, JFK, MIA and YYZ)
  • One cabin category upgrade
  • Optional shore excursions
  • All meals and open bar
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Reserve now: call toll-free, 1-855-424-6275, or visit
The thoughtfully designed itinerary draws on Haimark’s deep knowledge of and relationships in the region to feature a fascinating exploration of Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Carriacou, Bonaire, Curacao and Colombia aboard the 105-cabin Saint Laurent. Guests will be accompanied by knowledgeable experts and a fleet of Zodiacs for explorations into pristine marine sanctuaries and remote ports of call.
Highlights of The Undiscovered Caribbean from Trinidad to Cartegena November 20 – December 2 include:
  • Day 1, Port of Spain, Trinidad (Embarkation): After arriving at Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport, travel to the port in Port of Spain to board MS Saint Laurent and enjoy an optional afternoon excursion to the Caroni Bird Sanctuary to spot flocks of scarlet ibis coming home from Venezuela, followed by an evening cocktail reception where a steel drum band sets the rhythm for your exotic journey
  • Day 2, Port of Spain, Trinidad: Tour this melting pot of the Caribbean, home to people of Indian, Asian, African and indigenous descent, or accompany the expedition team on a visit to Asa Wright Nature, a microcosm of bird, insect, butterfly and plant life
  • Day 3, Charlotteville, Tobago: Anchored off this sleepy fishing village, travel ashore by Zodiac for swimming and snorkeling and to visit Little Tobago, once known as Bird of Paradise Island, home to a multitude of seabirds, from the Red Bill Tropic Bird to the Red Footed Booby
  • Day 4, St. Georges, Grenada: While docked at picture-perfect St. Georges Harbor, the scented breeze will confirm that this is the spice isle of the Caribbean, one of the world’s richest sources of nutmeg, mace, clove, cinnamon and cocoa. In the morning, travel to the island’s Fort Frederick, Grand Etang Lake and Laura’s Spice Garden, with optional snorkeling in the afternoon
  • Day 5, Hillsborough, Carriacou: This is the largest of the Grenadine Islands, and is part of Grenada, home to 100 rum shops and one gas station, steeped in seafaring tradition and largely untouched. Go ashore by Zodiac or tender and explore island-style in small mini vans, with stops for photos, coconut water and more
  • Day 6, Cruising the Caribbean Sea: Keep your eyes open to spot more than 450 species of fish, from the bull shark and silky shark to flying fish, parrotfish, Atlantic grouper and gigantic manta rays
  • Day 7, Kralendjk, Bonaire: Until 2010, Bonaire was part of the Netherland Antilles and Dutch influence remains very strong. Here the Dutch West India Company harvested salt, which attracts scores of pink flamingos. This afternoon, go flamingo spotting on an adventure that will visit the Grottomeer saltpans, the slave huts and Rincon, the original Spanish settlement, then onto Seroelargo with panoramic views. Or opt to explore Bonaire’s Marine Park on a beach snorkel trip.
  • Day 8, Willemstad, Curacao: Enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage Site that is dotted with restored Dutch colonial buildings in an array of pastel colors that reflect architectural styles from the Netherlands as well as influences the city’s trading partners in Spanish and Portuguese colonial towns. Enjoy a morning walking tour and a choice of afternoon options that include urban shopping and dining or an excursion to the Curaçao Liqueur factory and aloe farm.
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