Roseau 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.

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.

  • Volcano Snorkel and Sulphur Pools

    Experience snorkelling in an active volcano before a relaxing soak in hot sulphur pools.

    Volcano Snorkel and Sulphur Pools

    Relax on a scenic minbus bus ride along the coast as you head to the Scotts Head Marine Reserve, located in the middle of an active volcano complex.

    Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by an expert guide for an orientation of the area. Take a short walk up to a vantage point at the top of Scotts Head for spectacular panoramic views of the area.

    After a safety briefing, don your snorkel gear and be led by your guide on a fascinating and unique snorkel adventure. Explore the reef and see the underwater volcanic ‘drop-off’ that reaches depths of over 8,000 feet. Keep an eye out along the way as your guide points out the variety of sea creatures that inhabit this wonderfully colourful marine reserve.

    Back on dry land, head to a nearby beach to discover what it’s like to touch a live volcano. Learn how to take the ‘pulse’ of the volcano as sulphur gasses and volcanic heat radiate from the below the surface. Discover how the Dominican’s enjoy this treasure in a more traditional way by creating pools that capture this hot therapeutic water. Enjoy a rum punch before the return journey to your ship.

    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, passengers 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
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises 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 P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises 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 P&O Cruises.

    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 is operated by by minibus and on foot. 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. 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_039

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 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

  • Secret Seven Canyoning Adventure

    Visit seven spectacular and hidden waterfalls on this canyoning adventure.

    Secret Seven Canyoning Adventure

    After a scenic drive, you’ll receive a safety induction and training before heading to a secret location to experience Dominica’s newest adventure sport.

    Seven hidden waterfalls drop through a steep canyon that runs between Titou Gorge and the top of Trafalgar Waterfalls. This exhilarating sport will have you swimming, jumping and rappelling down the waterfalls into a series of incredible crystal-clear pools, descending down into the canyon bed.

    The magnificent Cathedral Falls is the last waterfall that awaits you, complete with vaulted arched walls, recessed altar alcove and enormous overhead pipe organ root masses.



    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, passengers 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
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises 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 P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises 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 P&O Cruises.

    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 operates by minibus and on foot. Care must be taken to follow all instructions given by the guides. Pregnant women and children under the age of 12 may not participate. This excursion is only suitable for those in good physical condition and is not suitable for guests who suffer from heart, neck, shoulder or back problems, seizures, asthma or balance disorders. You should be a competent swimmer and prepared to get wet. Wetsuits and safety equipment is provided and must be worn at all times. Please wear a swimsuit, casual warm clothes and strong closed toe shoes, with a good grip that can get wet and remember to bring a towel, change of shoes and clothing. It is advisable to take a bottle of water and sunscreen. 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_038

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Dominica's Favourites

    A chance to discover two of Dominica's natural gems: Trafalgar Falls and the Emerald Pool.

    Dominica's Favourites

    Heading out of Roseau, you will wend your way up to Morne Bruce. From a height of 300 feet, you will have wonderful views of the town. From here, you can also see the island’s towering mountains and deep valleys, making this a truly scenic tour.

    Trafalgar Falls is one of Dominca’s most spectacular attractions. After a 10 minute hike through ginger plants, vanilla orchards and tropical rainforest your first view of the majestic Falls, from a platform, is beautiful and breathtaking.

    Within the National Park, the enchanting Emerald Pool lies in the heart of lush, green rainforest. Take a walk down to the pool, where you can stand behind the 40 foot waterfall and cool off with a dip if you wish. Alternatively, just enjoy the surroundings of the tropical rainforest.

    You will make a brief stop at a local venue to sample some refreshing fruit juices. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere before taking the return drive to Roseau.

    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 six may not participate. Due to the topography of Dominica, this tour involves around two hours of the total tour duration on the minibus. The roads on this tour can be narrow, steep and winding. There will be approximately one hour 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 wear swimwear and take a towel if wishing to take a dip at the falls.

    Tour code

    DOM_001

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ 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, enjoy a refreshing drink before joining your tubing guides to embark 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.

    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 for a quick dip in the refreshing water.

    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 and Rum

    Discover the Salton Falls and try a tipple of the local Dominican rum!

    Salton Falls and Rum

    Morne Bruce offers lovely panoramic views across Roseau and the Caribbean coastline. Enjoy a short photograph stop here, before heading to the Botanical Gardens for a brief visit.

    Your journey will then continue to the Salton Falls, a rainforest gem surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty. Upon arrival, you’ll take a walk along the trail that leads to the cascading falls. As you near the falls, feel the coolness of the water as it splashes down into the pool below. For those who wish to, there will be an opportunity to take a quick dip to cool off.

    Next, you’ll head to the Macoucherie Rum Factory, with a short stop being made en route to enjoy some local fruits. The rum factory was built in the late 1800’s and as you stroll around the rustic grounds and small outbuildings, you’ll see that very little has changed. A sample of the Macoucherie Rum will be on offer for you to sample, and if it’s to your taste, perhaps purchase a bottle as a souvenir.

    During the journey back to the port, a stop will be made at a local hotel where a fruit juice or rum punch refreshment will be served.

    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. Participants must be 21 years and over. The roads on this tour can be narrow, steep and winding. This tour involves around 45 minutes of walking over varying terrain, including a slightly steep incline, uneven ground and steps. Flat, non-slip shoes are advised. US Dollars are accepted for purchases. For those wishing to take a dip in the falls, please wear swimwear and take a towel and sunscreen.

    Tour code

    DOM_032

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4¼ 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

  • Salisbury Beach Break

    Combine relaxation time on a scenic volcanic beach with the opportunity to explore one of Dominica’s beautiful living reefs.

    Salisbury Beach Break

    Salisbury Beach is a volcanic sandy beach located on Dominica's west coast. This beautiful natural attraction is home to the Salisbury Marine Reserve, consisting of dozens of sites with some of the healthiest and best reef diving in the Caribbean.

    You’ll have around three hours to spend how you choose. For those wanting a more relaxed day, why not soak up the sun as you sip a refreshing drink and admire the mountainous scenery from your beach chair. For the more adventurous, you can swim in the pristine waters or don a snorkel and explore the beautiful reefs with its array of colourful marine life that inhabit this fascinating underwater world.



    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. A beach chair and soft drink are included. Snorkelling equipment is provided and a safety briefing given before entering the water. Water shoes are recommended as there may be sharp fragments of natural coral on the beach or on the sea bed. There are freshwater showers and toilet facilities available. Food and additional beverages can be purchased from the onsite restaurant. Free wi-fi is available subject to connectivity. 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. A life guard will be on duty. Please note volcanic sand is very dark in colour. Children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. 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_035

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Strictly Local – Dominican Herbs, Art and Food

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

    Strictly Local – Dominican Herbs, Art and Food

    15. Excursion Description Your drive will take you to the south of the island to begin your local experience at the Harmony Gardens Herbal Farm, where the herbalist 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 will be offered, along with a local snack, including Dominica’s national dish, 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 tour will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour involves around 1 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_042

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Layou River Tubing

    Known as the land of 365 rivers, take a river tube ride along the Layou River, one of Dominica’s largest.

    Layou River Tubing

    Setting off from the port, you will take a scenic drive through the unspoiled Layou Valley to the launching site. Upon arrival, your tubing guides will be waiting to take you on a journey down the Layou River.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, as you are transported down-stream along this cool mountain river. Your ride will take you through the beautiful Layou Valley, bursting with unspoiled vegetation and tropical greenery. In places, you’ll pass through small rapids and take pleasure in the adventure of ‘whooshing’ past the rocks and riverbanks. You will stop off for a swim before floating off again through the natural freshwater pools.

    After your river tubing experience, you’ll be offered a refreshing drink 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, river tube 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 under eight may not participate. Participants must be competent swimmers. The drive to the river tubing starting point is around 30-40 minutes. Please wear swimwear under clothes, take a towel and sunscreen. There is a stony entrance to the river. Comfortable non-slip shoes that can get wet or water shoes are advisable. Personal belongings will be transferred to the pickup point.

    Tour code

    DOM_023

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Salisbury Beach Break

    Enjoy some beach time on an intimate and scenic volcanic beach in Dominica.

    Salisbury Beach Break

    Salisbury Beach is a volcanic sandy beach located on Dominica's west coast. This beautiful natural attraction is home to the proposed Salisbury Marine Reserve, consisting of dozens of sites with some of the healthiest and best reef diving in the Caribbean.

    You’ll have around 3 hours to spend how you choose. Your beach staff will welcome you with a refreshing drink upon arrival and a complimentary lounge chair and umbrella. Simply relax, soak up the sun and admire the mountainous scenery or cool off with a dip in the pristine waters.

    Salisbury Beach is a volcanic sandy beach located on Dominica's west coast. This beautiful natural attraction is home to the proposed Salisbury Marine Reserve, consisting of dozens of sites with some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean.

    You’ll have around 3 hours to spend how you choose. Your beach staff will welcome you with a refreshing drink upon arrival and a complimentary lounge chair and umbrella. Simply relax, soak up the sun and admire the mountainous scenery or cool off with a dip in the pristine waters. refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. US Dollar currency is required for any purchases. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises. Please be sure to take note of your pick-up time as the bus cannot be held for latecomers. A life guard will be on duty. Please note volcanic sand is very dark in colour. Children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. 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_041

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Caribbean Chocolate Experience

    Discover how ‘real’ chocolate is produced on a Caribbean plantation, before enjoying the experience of creating your own chocolate delights.

    Caribbean Chocolate Experience

    Bois Cotlette, the oldest surviving estate on Dominica, is one of a handful of places in the world that makes chocolate from its own fine flavour cocoa beans.

    Your chocolate discovery begins with an orientation of the estate and its plantation. Whilst on the plantation, your expert guide will pluck a cocoa pod and reveal its surprising contents. At this point there is no resemblance to the chocolate we know, but you’ll get to discover how the pods are harvested, fermented, dried, roasted and ground, in order to transform them into the widely recognisable cocoa powder, cocoa butter and chocolate.

    Your chocolate experience continues in the test kitchen, where you’ll witness the ‘Art of Chocolate’, as dark chocolate blocks are tempered and turned into mouth-watering treats. Use a chocolate ‘flavour wheel’ containing traditional and slightly wacky aromas to help you understand how connoisseurs learn to taste and appreciate fine flavour chocolate products.

    The afternoon would not be complete without the chance to put your new knowledge to work with a chocolate tasting session. An absolute must for any chocolate lover!



    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Approximately 2 hours are spent at the Bois Cotlette Estate. There is some uneven terrain and cobblestones on the estate. In certain areas of the estate there is ongoing archaeological work being carried out – in these areas please keep to the marked paths. Videoing is not permitted on the estate.

    Tour code

    DOM_036

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    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

  • Leisurely Dominica & Hibiscus Falls

    A leisurely option that allows you to discover the highlights of Dominica and view the picturesque Hibiscus Falls.

    Leisurely Dominica & Hibiscus Falls

    Setting off from the port, your journey will take you through Roseau and on to Morne Bruce viewpoint. Enjoy a brief stop, taking in panoramic views over the capital and the Caribbean coastline.

    You will continue to the Botanical Gardens, which have been beautifully restored despite the destruction caused by Hurricane David in 1979. As you follow your guide through the gardens, look out for the many varieties of exotic flowers and tropical plants.

    Afterwards, you will head inland, passing through the island’s tropical rainforest and plantations, en-route to Hibiscus falls. Capture a lovely sight of the falls from the viewpoint, or for those who prefer, take the optional walk down to the waterfall pool. During your visit, delicious local fruits and a fruit or rum punch refreshment will be offered.

    Your return journey will take you through more of the island’s lush green scenery, before arriving back at the port.

    This excursion operates by minibus. The short walk at the Botanical Gardens is optional and is over relatively flat ground. There is a short flat walk to reach the waterfall viewpoint. Guests who choose to take the optional walk down to the waterfall pool, must negotiate approximately 60 steps. Flat, comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    DOM_020

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours