Gertrude Byrne's cruise is the most magical vacation ever.
The hospitality is exceptional, you feel like relatives rather than customers. The mealtime banter is like being with friends rather than strangers. It spoils you for any other cruise and the customer satisfaction validation speaks for itself. Record numbers of repeat passengers continue to sail on Gertrude Byrne's cruises, why, because they know that they never disappoint. If this is your first cruise be prepared to have the best time of your life!
A Holiday of your Dreams
A cruise is the perfect carefree solution, where you don’t have to worry about catching the next coach or flight as you travel from one place of interest to another. No packing and unpacking your bags and, most important, no searching for fine dining wherever you go! You will find that Holland America cruise ships are luxurious floating resorts offering every comfort, convenience and amenity that one could imagine. Once you step aboard into the warm welcome of a Gertrude Byrne cruise, the holiday of your dreams awaits you. Your rate includes luxurious accommodations, 5-star dining, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon teas, high teas, cocktail receptions, midnight buffets and superstar entertainment. There is no other Irish charter cruise in the world that can compare to a Gertrude Byrne Promotions product.
No other 7 day cruise can offer these enchanting ports of call along with Ireland's greatest entertainers.
The tropical islands of the Caribbean are some of the most beautiful in the world. From the charm of Holland America’s own Paradise island Half Moon Cay, Bahamas to the delightful islands of Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Travelers sailing into these tropical ports whether by silvered yachts or gilded cruise ships, pause and gaze in astonishment of the turquoise waters and magnificent scenery.
Port Everglades/ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Embarking in Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale, enjoy a Champagne reception and the sounds of great Irish music upon check-in. As you go onboard you will be greeted with a lineup of cabin stewards to escort you to your cabin which is
only a hint about the service you will
experience throughout the voyage.
Amber Cove (Puerta Plata),
Amber Cove is one of the most authentic and unspoiled places we visit on our Caribbean Costa Cruise. A stop in Amber Cove is synonymous with authentic experiences. The port of Amber Cove is one of the most beautiful destinations of the Caribbean. The historic downtown and main plaza are great places to take a stroll. Naturelovers can check out Damajagua Falls or the nearby beach towns of Sousa and Cabarete. To get a bird’s-eye view of all there is to do at Amber Cove, head to the Sky Bar. It’s perched at the top of a 60-foot granite hill and offers panoramic views of the cove below. If you’re looking for some pampering on your day in Amber Cove, a cabana might be just what the captain ordered. One of the most popular cruise activities for families is to swim with dolphins on a day in port. For those who want a bit more of a thrill, you can also swim with stingrays and sharks.
St. Thomas & Virgin Islands
States Virgin Islands and the most popular cruise port in the Caribbean. Charlotte Amalie (named for a Danish Queen) is where the ships dock and the white and pastel houses are heavily sprinkled against a background of emerald hills. Colorful sloops dock along the waterfront, and a few steps back, down alleyways lined with old Danish warehouse buildings. St. Thomas is one of the world’s top cruise ports. Its lofty popularity is
earned because St. Thomas offers something for just about everyone. Its duty-free shopping scene is relatively unparalleled – and because St. Thomas is an American port, U.S. travelers get an extra duty-free allowance from
customs. Other on-the-beaten-track sites include the world-famous Megan’s Bay and a scenic tram ride to a mountaintop. But it’s also amazingly easy to find some respite from the inevitable crowds by exploring St. Thomas’ quieter, more undiscovered side – a lovely historic district, trips to Water Island, north shore beaches, fabulous restaurants in Frenchtown and an easy jaunt, via 20-minute ferry, to tranquil St. John. While in St. Thomas take time out to visit the island of St. John.— it’s a lovely and enchanting island that is noted
for its unmatched natural beauty, its tranquil peacefulness and its outstanding homes and villas.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is a popular port of call for many cruisers, and type of city that you will love to visit again and again. Ships usually docks right in the heart of Old San Juan, which dates back to the 16th century. The most beautiful Promenade in Old San Juan is the Paseo de la Princesa. A great place for a leisurely stroll experiencing the esplanade, the Old Walls, the governor’s mansion, the sunset over the bay, the food, music and overall loving vibe of the place. Puerto Rico offers the most exotic aura of all America's Caribbean islands. There is something for everyone and for the beach lovers Condado Beach is a nice little beach located at the western end of San Juan with azure waters, cool breeze and tan colored sand. It’s a fun place to enjoy the Caribbean waters since the beach is protected by a rock barrier, the waters are smooth.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Truly one of the most beautiful settings in the entire Caribbean. This privately owned 9.2 acre tropical island has over one mile of ocean front, white sand beaches, and crystal clear turquoise water. A secure and secluded hide away undiscovered by the masses. Located on the second largest barrier reef in the world, with snorkeling and scuba diving off the beach, as well as wonderful fishing. Lush tropical foliage with nearly a mile of paths meandering through palm trees and exotic plants. Stop by the Market Square where an Irish party is in full swing. Dance to the great sounds of our Irish bands performing live under the gazebo. What a glorious setting, sunny skies, turquoise waters, palm trees with your cruise ship serving as a backdrop and you having the time of your life. Whether you want to parasail, snorkel, stroll barefoot on the beach, lie in a hammock beneath a palm tree or gain insight into Bahamian history and culture, you’ll find it at Half Moon Cay.