Caribbean Cruise Port Update
Many of you have been concerned about the impact of the recent hurricanes on our upcoming Exotic Southern Caribbean Cruise. We have confirmed that at this time, our cruise should be able to operate the full itinerary as scheduled, with one minor port change. The cruise will call on St. Maarten instead of St. Barths, due to extensive pier damage in Gustavia. All other ports for the cruise are scheduled to be fully operational by the time of our arrival.
Atlantis is partnering with LGBT organization Alturi and other non-profit organizations to provide much-needed relief to residents of the Caribbean, including San Juan. We encourage you to give whatever you can to support these relief efforts. Details can be found at http://www.alturi.org/rebuild_caribbean.
Head further south this winter to explore the deep and exotic Caribbean with our newest all-gay cruise sailing from San Juan. Five gorgeous islands beckon with the widest variety of thrilling adventures, awesome natural wonders, and vibrant island cultures as we sail the stunning Jewel of the Seas. It’s the perfect blend of true relaxation and the absolute best Atlantis parties, entertainment, and endless fun for 2100 guests from around the world. All at outrageous low fares starting at $899!
Itinerary subject to port approval
- March 18 San Juan, Puerto Rico 8:00 pm
- March 19 At Sea
- March 20 Bridgetown, Barbados 9:00 am 8:00 pm
- March 21 Castries, St. Lucia 9:00 am 9:00 pm
- March 22 Fort de France, Martinique 9:00 am 6:00 pm
- March 23 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 10:00 am 12:00 am
- March 24 At Sea
- March 25 San Juan, Puerto Rico 8:00 am
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan combines the culture of a historic city with the lifestyle of a modern metropolis. Visit Old San Juan's beautifully restored historic sites, go shopping or stop to enjoy authentic sangria and tapas. One of the gayest destinations in the Caribbean, San Juan features two gay beaches, a number of gay-popular restaurants and several gay bars. Beyond San Juan, there are mountains, caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and a massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to the island.
Enjoy the endless possibilities of an Alantis day at sea. T-dance? Atlantis brunch? Or the silliest bingo in the world?
While the surroundings and weather are unmistakably Caribbean, the ambiance is decidedly British. High tea is still served nearly everywhere, examples of Victorian architecture can be found throughout the city, cricket is a national obsession, and even the drivers observe the traditional left-side-of-the-road traffic rules.
Castries, St. Lucia
Owing to its somewhat checkered past, St. Lucia boasts both French and British influences. Its famous twin peaks are among the most startling geological formations in the world, while the island's easily accessible and expansive coral reefs make it a preferred destination for snorkelers.
Fort de France, Martinique
In the suburbs north of Fort de France, tourists can discover one of Martinique's most beautiful flower gardens, Jardin be Balata. La Savane's gardens are also a sight to behold.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
There is the delightfulness and soberness of the Dutch on one side, the savoir-faire of the French on the other, and the blending of both with exotic native heritage. Add dozens of beaches and lagoons, luxury hotels, elegant villas, and over 300 restaurants and you may understand why St. Martin is the most visited of all the Leewards. All the great chefs, European, American, or Asian vie to compete in this gourmet capital of the Caribbean, creating cuisines equal to the best of Paris or New York. Shopping on the island is duty free and casinos, discos and night clubs stay open till dawn.
After a week of exploring, enjoy our last day in the sun with great friends old and new.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Welcome back to San Juan. Disembarkation begins at approximately at 8:00am and Atlantis does not recommend flights before 11:00am. We can’t wait to see you onboard again in the future!
Sail deep into the heart of the Caribbean, where unspoiled beaches become the gateway to unexpected adventures. Start with a relaxing day at sea before arriving on the famous powder-white sands of laid-back Barbados, where British ambience meets Caribbean charm. Gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains captivate all who visit dramatic St. Lucia. Take in true French culture on Martinique, a treasure-trove of colorful architecture, lush gardens and charming fishing villages. Filled with amazing food and shopping, of course.
Finally, we’ll spend a day and night on the playground island of St. Maarten. Our extended stay lets you truly enjoy this unique island’s secluded beaches, tantalizing dining, and easygoing nightlife.
Exploring is just the beginning on Atlantis’ friendliest and most relaxing cruise, and we’ll take care of you in grand style onboard Jewel of the Seas. Start with a dip in one of the two sparkling main pools, or soak in an inviting hot tub. Pull up a deck chair to soak up the Caribbean sunshine, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage.
You’ll always find friends at the Congo Bar or discover a new wine at Vintages.
Looking for something more active? Drop in to the fully equipped Vitality fitness center for a workout, or try your skill on the rock-climbing wall high above the sea. Join in a game of volleyball or basketball on the sports court. Dive into one of our pool games for a bit of silly fun. And if golf’s your thing there’s a full-size simulator, or a playful mini-course on the top deck.
From quick bites between events to leisurely multi-course meals with friends, Jewel offers astonishing and tantalizing dining choices. Join friends old and new in the inviting two-story main restaurant for freshly prepared seasonal cuisine. Grab an easy snack at the poolside pizzeria. Or authentic sushi at Izumi. And for casual bites the Windjammer Cafe offers almost round-the-clock service of delicious fresh food designed just for Atlantis.
For a special night out, indulge in the perfect steak at Chops Grille, or authentic Italian cuisine at Giovanni’s Table. Both offer some of the finest meals at sea, with a view to match!
At night our stars come out, starting with featured Atlantis performers like Miss Richfield 1981, Air-Otic, La Voix and other signature acts. Our two-story main theater hosts a mix of singers, comedians, and specialty acts alongside Jewel’s own spectacular production shows. Discover new gay cabaret performers in the Safari Club, or our signature piano acts in the Schooner Bar, along with a few surprises around the ship. There’s simply no better way to enjoy the finest performers in the gay entertainment universe!
If you’re looking for a place to dance, Atlantis strikes the perfect balance between festive and friendly. Our outrageous themed t-dances are the perfect way to spend an afternoon dancing into the Caribbean sunset. Late night, we’ll transform Jewel’s massive decks into a spectacular outdoor nightclub featuring three of the world’s top DJs with awe-inspiring lighting, video, and laser shows. The Atlantis sound is made for dancing with music for every taste, ranging from today’s hottest music to classic disco, tributes to the great divas of the 90s, and more.
You haven’t truly seen the Caribbean until you’ve sailed form San Juan, and we’ve made it easier than ever this year, with rates starting at just $899. It’s a remarkable value when you consider all that’s included – meals, entertainment, parties, deluxe accommodations, and much more. But don’t delay, our friendliest and most relaxing Caribbean cruise sells out every time we offer it!