Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kristina Cruises Kristina Katarina to Offer Caribbean Sailings in Early 2012

The globe-trotting Finnish operator Kristina Cruises is charting the Eastern Caribbean in early 2012.

Kristina Cruises will arrange direct charter flights between Helsinki and Barbados for two-week cruises in the Caribbean. Kristina Cruises is stating that they are already seeing strong bookings for thier Caribbean sailings.

The line is working with Finnair to transport passengers to and from the Caribbean and between Helsinki and Cape Verde's Praia, the starting point for Kristina Katarina's crossing to the Caribbean and the ending point for the repositioning cruise back in late March.

Kristina Katarina is scheduled to sail from Praia on Dec. 29 and will stop at Cape Verde's Mindelo before traversing the Atlantic to make its first Caribbean call, in Antigua, on Jan. 7. The voyage will continue to Martinique, Grenada and Tobago, ending with an overnight in Barbados where passengers will fly home to Helsinki.

Kristina Katarina will stay two months in the Caribbean and operate four two-week cruises. Ports are Scarborough (Tobago), Port of Spain (Trinidad), Willemstad (CuraƧao), Oranjestad (Aruba), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), St. John's (Antigua) and Fort-de-France (Martinique).

Special programs and excursions are planned for Kristina Cruises passengers in Santo Domingo, according to Sharon Mei, commercial director for Sansouci, operator of the Don Diego and Sansouci cruise terminals.

On March 8, Kristina Katarina will depart Bridgetown for the return to Cape Verde, arriving in Praia March 22.

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