Princess Cruises adds Trinidad and Tobago to 2017-2018 cruise calendar


Indian travellers will now have the opportunity to experience a destination
where thrill meets tranquillity

by Shrutee K/DNS

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad  - Trinidad and Tobago's popularity as a port of call continues to grow as the Princess Cruises announces its 2017-2018. Americas cruise calendar that includes sailings to Trinidad & Tobago. Caribbean cruises will offer several vacation packages in 2017-2018 and will launch a new 14-day Circle Caribbean itinerary out of Fort Lauderdale that includes stops in Trinidad and other Caribbean islands.

Huzan Fraser Motivala, India Representative, Tourism Trinidad & Tobago stated, "India as a source market for cruise holiday is continuously growing. Destination choices for cruises for Indian travellers are also fast evolving. While short haul cruise destinations like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Macau are popular. More and more Indians, however, are opting for cruise travel to long-haul destinations like the Caribbean, Venice, Spain, Scandinavia and even Antarctica. We are confident that Princess Cruises will give greater impetus to the number of Indian visitors travelling to our twin island destination.

Indian passengers on cruise ships docking in Trinidad & Tobago can sample a wide range of experiences, beginning with being greeted by locals dancing in dazzling Carnival costumes, singing calypso or playing the steel pan. A wide variety of shore excursions are also available in Trinidad such as to Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Yerette Hummingbird Sanctuary, Pitch Lake and the Down the Islands tour. Similarly, one of the Caribbean's pristine destinations, Tobago has much to offer, from rivers cascading into stunning waterfalls, exotic flora, stunning reefs and secluded beaches. 

A popular Tobago tour is the island scenic drive of Southern Tobago which covers many major sites, including the popular Store Bay beach. There are also stops at several forts including Fort James and Fort King George. The Buccoo Reef Marine Park glass bottom boat tour features one of Tobago's spectacular sites. A protected area, Buccoo Reef is one of Tobago's popular destinations. Indian visitors can snorkel and explore this shallow reef. From the reef, it's on to the Nylon Pool, a shallow sandbank with clear water out at sea. Adventure lovers will enjoy excursions into Tobago's magnificent Rain Forest Reserve and Argyle falls. Hike through the lush, tropical Main Ridge Forest Reserve, the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, or frolic in the natural pool at the base of the three tiered Argyle Falls," Ms. Motivala added. Caribbean Princess debuts a new 14-day Circle Caribbean itinerary, sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, including visits to Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Aruba, Curacao, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Princess Cays. Pacific Princess sails a holiday 14-day Caribbean Connoisseur voyage, visiting islands not typically included on other Caribbean itineraries for an off-the-beaten path exploration, including St. Croix, Nevis, Guadeloupe, Tobago and Virgin Gorda.

About Trinidad & Tobago : Trinidad & Tobago is located in the south-eastern region of the Caribbean. With its careful approach to tourism, the dual-island nation offers a distinct blend of culture, eclectic cuisine and an assortment of eco-adventure activities. Trinidad, the 'cultural capital of the Caribbean,' is home to the world famous Carnival and the birthplace of the steel pan, the only new musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century. It is also home to one of the world's top three nesting sites for endangered leatherback turtles and world class fine flavoured cocoa.  Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean paradise with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere and the six-time award winner for World's Leading Ecotourism Destination by the World Travel Awards.

For more information on upcoming special events and attractions in Trinidad & Tobago visit www.gotrinidadandtobago.com  or www.visittobago.gov.tt.

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