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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bois Cotlette Heritage Tour

    Visit the stunning house and grounds of a Caribbean plantation and learn about the history and life on the estate, dating back to 18th century.

    Bois Cotlette Heritage Tour

    Dating from the early years of French settlement in the 1720’s, Bois Cotlette is the oldest surviving estate on Dominica. Nestled in a valley within the active Morne Plat Pays volcanic complex, it is the best preserved example of plantation architecture on the island, with its French colonial ‘Maison de Maitre’ and buildings for the processing of coffee, sugar, and cocoa.

    During a guided tour, you’ll discover the estate’s rich history through research provided by expert archaeologists and historians. Learn why archaeologists believe Bois Cotlette played such a key role for the English crown in the late 1700’s. The site has been of particular interest to historians and archaeologists with over 3,000 artefacts being unearthed during excavations on the estate since 2009. Your guide will bring the estate to life with tales of the owners and slave inhabitants and the importance of the estate’s crops over the past 300 years (coffee, sugar, cocoa and citrus).

    Refreshments of authentic Creole snacks and fresh fruit juices will be served whilst you enjoy the pristine, tranquil grounds and plantation house.



    This excursion will operate by minibus 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_037

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 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

  • 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

  • Dominica by 4x4

    Step aboard a 4x4 truck and discover the natural treasures of Dominica, reminiscent of a ‘lost world’.

    Dominica by 4x4

    Travel up to Morne Bruce for panoramic views over Roseau and the Caribbean Sea. Feel the force of nature as you wind through the mountains to Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs to see some of the island’s volcanic activity.

    Take an exciting ride into the island’s rainforest, to the spectacular Ti Tou Gorge, used in the filming of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 2’. Ti Tou Gorge flows from the Fresh Water Lake, one of the few mountain crater lakes in the Caribbean. The scenery here is spectacular as you are surrounded by lush rainforest.

    At Ti Tou, you will discover a crevice in the mountain where natural hot and cold streams intermingle and plunge into a pool below. Make the most of this natural spring by taking a refreshing dip in the mineral rich water.

    A complimentary refreshment will be served before returning to the 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, 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 4x4 truck and on foot. The roads on this tour can be narrow, steep and winding. Please take along a waterproof jacket or raingear, in the event of wet weather. The 4x4 vehicles are open-top ex-military trucks. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children may not participate. There will be around 30 minutes of walking over uneven and inclined surfaces including steps. Pathways can be slippery when wet. Guests are advised to take water shoes. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear and take a towel if wishing to take a dip.

    Tour code

    DOM_014

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 repellent, 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