Dominica - Caribbean Cruises

Dominica is one of the Caribbean's most unspoiled destinations. Lush and mountainous, its rich rainforest embraces rare bird species, crater lakes, tumbling cascades which include the Trafalgar Falls, beautiful grottoes and hot springs. Divers will adore the teeming reefs and underwater fumaroles. It really is a natural paradise.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Whale and Dolphin Exploration

    An excellent opportunity to search for these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.

    Whale and Dolphin Exploration

    You will cruise approximately three to eight miles offshore to begin your search. Every now and then, the boat will stop and a hydrophone will be placed in the water.

    During the cruise, the crew will give you commentary on the whales, dolphins and other wildlife that you may see. If they are present, you’ll hear the rhythmic clicking of the Sperm Whales. Please bear in mind that the minimum distance for approaching whales is around 160 feet and so the Captain will manoeuvre the boat so that you can get good views and possibly some fabulous photographs.

    The deep waters surrounding Dominica are a natural breeding ground for the Sperm Whale, as well as several species of dolphins. The most commonly seen species are Sperm, Pilot and False Killer Whales, as well as Spotted, Spinner and Pantropical Dolphins.

    Complimentary fruit juices and rum punch will be served on the return journey.

    This excursion will operate by boat. These are animals in their natural habitat and, whilst every effort will be made to find them, sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you are prone to seasickness, please take the necessary precautions. The crew will follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare Code of Conduct when operating this tour. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of four. Guests are advised to take a camera, binoculars and plenty of sun protection. Guests must be able to negotiate the large step onto and off the boat.

    Tour code

    DOM_007

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Snorkelling at Champagne Reef

    Snorkel the sparkling waters of Dominica’s Champagne Reef on this exhilarating and unusual guided snorkel tour.

    Snorkelling at Champagne Reef

    As your boat takes you south west along the coast, you will have a fine view of Roseau and the villages of Newtown, Loubiere and Point Michelle. The snorkel site is located on the edge of a submerged volcano and you can actually feel the hot water vent from the earth’s core. This unique area is a haven for a large number of tropical reef fish, such as Angelfish, Parrot Fish, corals and sponges, so is an ideal spot for snorkelling.

    Your experienced guides will lead you along the best routes for you to experience nature’s fresh water spa. Swim through tiny crystal-like bubbles, which continuously struggle to the surface out of small volcanic fissures on the seabed.

    As you cruise back to Roseau, there will be a chance to enjoy a rum punch or fruit juice on board.

    A must for all snorkelling enthusiasts!

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by boat. Snorkel equipment is included. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. Comfortable non-slip shoes or water shoes are recommended. All participants must be competent swimmers. Children under eight may not participate. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities.

    Tour code

    DOM_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Gardens and Creole Cooking

    Experience the natural beauty of Dominica’s local gardens and sample the delights of local cooking.

    Gardens and Creole Cooking

    Enjoy a drive through the Old French Quarter of the capital of Roseau and onto the Botanical Gardens. The Gardens have been beautifully restored despite the destruction caused by Hurricane David in 1979.

    Afterwards, a scenic drive will take you through Eggleston and Giraudel, two villages that are renowned for their annual flower shows. Here, you will visit the local flower gardens and learn the fascinating facts behind Dominica’s flower gardening. You will also have the opportunity to listen to some traditional folklore music by a Dominican Jing Ping band.

    Your next stop is a charming Dominican guesthouse, where you will take a tour of the natural and organic gardens and experience some Caribbean Creole cooking. A professional Caribbean chef will show you a fabulous cooking demonstration using fresh local ingredients. After your demonstration you will be given the opportunity to sample the prepared meal and some refreshing local juices.

    On return to your ship a visit to the Green Mountain flower garden will round off your tour.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour is not suitable for children. The roads on this tour can be narrow, steep and winding. This tour involves some walking over uneven and gravel terrain, which may be slippery when wet. There are also some inclines and steps to negotiate at each location. Comfortable, flat closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. US Dollar currency is required for local purchases.

    Tour code

    DOM_017

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • River Tubing and Hibiscus Falls

    Experience river tubing down Dominica’s Pagua River, combined with a great photograph opportunity at the Hibiscus Falls.

    River Tubing and Hibiscus Falls

    Take a scenic drive, heading inland and on to the Eco Village launching site. The Eco Village, with its natural vegetation, is the perfect setting for river tubing. Upon arrival, your tubing guides will be waiting to take you on an adventure down the Pagua River.

    Enjoy the ride as you are transported downstream, along a combination of river flows. The slow flowing pools, offer a leisurely experience, with the opportunity to take in the scenery of the beautiful Concord Valley. In places, you will pass through small faster rapids and take pleasure in the fun of ‘whooshing’ past the rocks and riverbanks. After your river tubing adventure, cool off with a refreshing drink.

    During your tour a photograph stop will be made at the Hibiscus Falls. Enjoy the view and perhaps take the walk down to the waterfall pool, before returning to Roseau.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus, river tube and on foot. Please wear swimwear under clothes, take a towel and sunscreen. Comfortable non-slip shoes that can get wet or water shoes are advisable. This tour is not suitable for those with back or neck injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under eight may not participate. Participants must be competent swimmers. Personal belongings will be transferred to the pickup point. There are around 60 steps to reach the Hibiscus waterfall pool.

    Tour code

    DOM_019

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Indian River Rowboat

    Capture the beauty of the ‘Indian River’, as you hop aboard a wooden rowboat and retrace the steps of the Carib Indians.

    Indian River Rowboat

    Your journey will head up the west coast of the island to the town of Portsmouth, passing through the Canefield Estate and the coastal villages of Mahaut and Massacre en route.

    Upon arrival, you will board a wooden rowboat and set off along the ‘Indian River’, formerly used by the Carib Indians in their trade with the Europeans. The riverbed is lined with Amazonian style trees and mangroves containing a variety of wildlife species. Your local rowing boat guide will bring the river alive, with interesting facts along the way.

    A short stop will be made for the opportunity to disembark and enjoy a stroll through the rainforest. You will also be offered a soft drink refreshment or rum punch before rejoining the rowboat to take you back along the river.

    Relax and enjoy the lush green scenery, as you drive back to Roseau.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and wooden rowboat.The drive to the Indian River is around one hour. This tour involves limited walking, however guests must be able to negotiate steps onto and off the minibus. There are also four flights of steps to reach the boats. A degree of agility is required when boarding. There is no shade from the sun on board the boats. The boat ride is approximately one hour in total. Please take a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Flat, non slip shoes are recommended and a light rain jacket. Each of the wooden row boats can accommodate up to 15 guests. Lifejackets must be worn.

    Tour code

    DOM_027

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Salton Falls by 'Safari Bus'

    Step aboard a colourful ‘safari bus’ and discover the Salton Falls.

    Salton Falls by 'Safari Bus'

    Feel the wind in your hair as your island ‘safari bus’ takes you up to Morne Bruce viewpoint, where you can enjoy a lovely view overlooking the capital Roseau. From here, you’ll drive through the botanical gardens and on towards the Salton Falls.

    The Salton Falls are surrounded by natural beauty, with lovely flora and lush greenery. Upon arrival, enjoy a walk along the trail that leads to the falls. As you approach, you’ll hear the water as it cascades down into the pool below. For those who wish to, there will be an opportunity to take a quick dip to cool off.

    Afterwards, sit back and relax on the scenic back to the port. En route a stop will be made at a local inn to enjoy a fruit juice or a rum punch refreshment.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by safari bus and on foot. The roads on this tour can be narrow, steep and winding. The total driving time on this tour is around 1½ hours. This tour involves some walking over varying terrain, including a slightly steep incline, uneven ground and steps. Flat, non-slip shoes are advised. For those wishing to take a dip in the falls, please wear swimwear and take a towel and sunscreen.

    Tour code

    DOM_033

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Whale & Dolphin by RIB

    Hop aboard your rigid inflatable boat and head along the coast of Dominica to search for whales and dolphins.

    Whale & Dolphin by RIB

    Dominica’s protected coast and its deep waters are an ideal breeding ground for Whales and Dolphins, particularly Sperm Whales.

    Your search for these lovely creatures will begin as soon as you set off in your low sound, low seated RIB, and skim across the waves of the Caribbean Sea. Periodic stops will be made to listen with a hydrophone for the clicking sound of the Sperm Whale. Keep a close eye out for movement in the water, and you may also catch sight of other common species such as Pilot and False Killer Whales, as well as Spotted, Spinner and Pantropical Dolphins.

    Afterwards, your RIB will head to the shore where there will be an opportunity to take a refreshing dip and to enjoy a rum punch refreshment, before heading back to the port.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate RIB and on foot.This tour is not suitable for those with back or neck injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children may not participate. These are animals in their natural habitat and, whilst every effort will be made to find them, sightings cannot be guaranteed. The crew will follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare Code of Conduct when operating this tour. Guests will be asked to remove shoes whilst in the RIB. Please wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen.

    Tour code

    DOM_030

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Dominican RIB Adventure

    Experience an exhilarating ride over the waters in a RIB power boat, discovering the beauty of Dominica along the way.

    Dominican RIB Adventure

    You will board your RIB power boat at the pier and set off on a wave running ride to Champagne Bay. Here you can take the opportunity to snorkel the Champagne Reef and experience the feeling of swimming through the crystal like bubbles. Afterwards, you will speed across to Soufriere. Enjoy a stroll around this sleepy fishing village and experience the hot sulphur spring that comes up through the sand on the beach. Feel the power once more as you fly across the water to Scottshead. Located on the southern peak, this small peninsular is a mix of stone and sand beach that separates the Caribbean sea from the Atlantic ocean. Here, you will be offered a cooling refreshment.

    To round off your experience, you will zoom around the peninsular and take a thrilling ride out into the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, before returning to the pier.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by RIB and on foot. This tour is not suitable for those with back or neck injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children may not participate. Guests will be asked to remove shoes whilst on the RIB. Snorkel equipment is included and those wishing to snorkel must be competent swimmers. This tour involves some walking over uneven, rocky and sandy terrain. Flat, non-slip shoes are essential. Please wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. The itinerary and snorkel site are subject to sea conditions and may change.

    Tour code

    DOM_024

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Dominican Beach Break

    Take this simple transfer and enjoy the Caribbean sun at Dominica’s Mero Beach.

    Dominican Beach Break

    Your destination is Mero Beach, located just a short drive from the port. Here, you’ll have around two hours at the beach where you can sit back and relax on a sunbed, take a stroll along the black volcanic sand or cool off with a refreshing swim in the Caribbean waters.

    At the end of your visit, you will meet at the designated time and meeting point for the return transfer.



    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus. This tour is inclusive of transfers, sunbed and a refreshment. The sand at Mero Beach is black volcanic sand. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. US Dollar currency is required for purchases. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard. Please be sure to take note of your pick-up time as the bus cannot be held for latecomers. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    DOM_028

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Island Traditions & Herbal Remedies

    An opportunity to soak up the Dominican scenery and gain a fascinating insight into the local way of life.

    Island Traditions & Herbal Remedies

    Your drive will take you to the south of the island and to the community of Bellevue Chopin, home to just 525 residents. Here, you’ll visit Harmony Gardens Organic Farm, where a local farmer will share with you his wonderful knowledge of the many uses, benefits and properties of a variety of medicinal herbs. Let your senses tingle from the aroma of a selection of freshly cut herbs and sample a tasty herbal tea.

    Afterwards, you’ll head to the Geneva Heritage Park, where you’ll have an opportunity to browse a community based local art and craft shop.

    Your final stop will be at the home of a local family who pride themselves on having a 100% organic vegetable garden. You’ll be greeted by a family member, who will show you around the small garden and offer an insight into their traditional composting and farming practices.

    During your visit, a soft drink refreshment will be offered, along with a light dish for you to sample, freshly prepared from the garden produce.

    Take a few moments to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and lovely views, a formula for stress free living, before the return drive to Roseau.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour involves around one hour of leisurely walking over varying terrain, including uneven soil ground which may be muddy. Flat, comfortable non-slip walking shoes are recommended. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    DOM_034

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Waterfalls and Beach

    Discover the lush interior of Dominica with its cascading waterfalls and then enjoy the welcoming waters of the Caribbean Sea.

    Waterfalls and Beach

    Enjoy the sights and scenery as you take a short walk to the Hibiscus Falls. Once at the falls you can photograph the frothy-white water column or take a refreshing dip in the cool pool. Although a relatively short walk, you’ll really feel as if you’re in the depths of the Dominican rainforest.

    From the falls, you’ll take a short drive through green valleys to Mero Beach. You’ll have time to enjoy the fine, black volcanic sand beach and warm Caribbean sea. Relax on a sun chair, soak up the sun and enjoy the cool coastal breeze.

    Before heading back to the ship, you will be offered a refreshing rum or fruit punch to complete your Dominican experience.



    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Guests are reminded to wear footwear suitable for walking over rough, uneven and wet ground. The trail to the falls is around 20 minutes each way along a well maintained pathway. Please remain on designated pathways. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. There is limited shade on the beach. It is advisable to take a light rain jacket. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    DOM_012

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Roseau by Trolley Train

    An opportunity to gain an insight into Dominica’s capital, by trolley train.

    Roseau by Trolley Train

    Step aboard an open-air trolley train and take a ride through Roseau, the small capital of Dominica. Throughout your trolley train ride your guide will point out landmarks along the way, as you pass through the capital’s bustling streets.

    Your train ride will pass by the ‘Old Market’ en route to the Botanical Gardens, where a short stop will be made for you to admire the tropical plants. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to see a Sisserou and a Jaco parrot in their protective cages, all part of a conservation program. A rum or fruit punch refreshment will also be offered.

    Afterwards, you’ll continue to a panoramic viewpoint for a photograph stop, taking in the lovely views across the capital and the Caribbean sea. Your return ride will make a brief stop for you to view a typical local church, before arriving back at the port.

    This excursion will operate by trolley train. We regret to advise that the trolley train is unable to accommodate wheelchairs. Guests must be able to negotiate the step on to and off the trolley train. This tour involves limited walking at the stops described, however disembarkation is optional. Order of highlights may vary. The total duration of the train ride is around 60 minutes, however this may vary depending on local traffic conditions on the day. Flat, comfortable shoes are advised.

    Tour code

    DOM_026

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Enchanting Emerald Pool

    Take in the beautiful Dominican countryside as you venture through valleys and lush rainforest en route to the Emerald Pool.

    Enchanting Emerald Pool

    Travelling through the Canefield Estate you will make your way to Springfield Road, passing fern-covered hillsides.

    The highlight of your tour will be the visit to the Emerald Pool, a grotto filled by a waterfall and surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful plants, flowers and ferns. Located in the Morne Trois Piton National Park, the green-coloured pool invites you to stand behind the 40 foot waterfall or cool off with a dip.

    Relax and enjoy the setting of a local guest house, whilst enjoying a refreshing fruit punch. The West Coast Road provides your return route taking you through small Dominican villages.



    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. The roads on this tour can be narrow, steep and winding. There will be approximately 40 minutes of walking over uneven and inclined surfaces including steps. Pathways can be slippery when wet. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended. Guests are reminded to take sunscreen, and to wear swimwear and take a towel if wishing to take a dip at the falls. Before you book this excursion you must refer to the ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    DOM_004

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Hot Springs Escape

    Enjoy a swim at Ti Tou Gorge and a relaxing soak in the mineral hot springs located in Dominica’s lush rainforest.

    Hot Springs Escape

    Enjoy a scenic drive from Roseau to Laudat Village, the eco-tourism centre of Dominica that boasts 6 natural sites, one of which is the Ti Tou Gorge; used for some of the filming of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 2’. Take a swim in the cool pool and discover the crystal clear waterfalls between the mountains or be massaged by the hot and cold water streams, fed into the cool refreshing waters of the Gorge.

    Your experience continues with a drive to the ‘wellness’ village of Wotten Waven. En route, capture the stunning serene landscapes that characterise the island. On arrival, a short walk down a flight of natural steps will lead you to the open air pools where you will enjoy a hot mineral bath.

    Complimentary fresh fruit will be served as you relax in the natural rustic surroundings before heading back to Roseau.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Guests must be in good physical condition. Guests must be in good physical condition. Those under the age of 14 and pregnant women may not participate. There is a weight limit of 17 stone on this tour. This tour involves walking over uneven surfaces and steps. The roads on this tour can be narrow, steep and winding. The terrain surrounding the gorge and pools is rocky and water shoes or flat, closed-toe non-slip shoes which can get wet are essential. Participants must be strong swimmers. Guests are reminded to wear dark swimwear and take a towel. The mineral bath water may stain your swimwear.

    Tour code

    DOM_016

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Dominica, Falls and Carib Indians

    Capture the sights of Dominica including the Hibiscus Falls, and discover the Carib Indian culture.

    Dominica, Falls and Carib Indians

    Allow your Carib Indian guide to show you Dominica and gain an insight into the Carib Indian Culture…..

    Heading into the capital of Roseau enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens, home to a variety of exotic flowers and tropical plants. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens before continuing to Morn Bruce, a viewpoint that offers a bird’s eye view overlooking the capital.

    Your journey will continue onto the Hibiscus Falls, tucked away in the lush rainforest. Here, you can take a stroll to the viewpoint or take the steps that lead down to the waterfall pool and enjoy a refreshing dip. Afterwards, it’s time to head to the Carib Indian Eco-village to enjoy a delicious local-style, organic buffet luncheon. Whilst you dine, you will be entertained with typical Carib Indian dancing.

    Your return drive will take you through the Carib Indian Territory. Enjoy a short photograph stop en route to admire the scenery and to browse the handful of local craft stalls. As you return to Roseau, a short photograph stop will be made to view the Castle Bruce black volcanic sand beach.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Children under eight may not participate. Flat, non-slip shoes are advised. Please take sunscreen and insect repellant, wear swimwear and take a towel if wishing to take a dip in the waterfall. There are around 60 steps (optional) at the waterfall. The organic luncheon is vegetarian. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    DOM_029

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    5½ hours

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Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2

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Queen Victoria

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