Miami, Florida, USA
Arrive in Miami today, Florida’s sun-kissed city of glimmering high-rises and vibrant culture on scenic Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and take time to explore your ship amid Miami’s coastal beauty.
Explore the fascinating streets of Havana today. Long isolated from visitors, Cuba’s culture is among the most unspoiled in the world. With an overnight onboard stay in its capital, you will have ample time to explore Casco Viejo, or Old Town. More than 3,000 buildings populate this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Havana Cathedral and other magnificent neoclassical, baroque and Spanish colonial architecture. Take in the majestic beauty of Revolution Square, the Avenida de los Presidentes and the Malecón waterfront.
You have another day to discover the rich culture of Havana. Perhaps you’ll explore the Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, also known as Morro Castle, a sprawling fortress that guards the entrance to Havana Bay. See the 18th-century Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, today a historical park. Or browse collections stretching back to colonial days at the National Art Museum.
Discover the Mayan and colonial past of the island of Cozumel, located off Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Explore the colorful streets of San Miguel or visit Mayan and Toltec ruins at San Gervasio to gain insight into the island’s ancient beliefs and customs. View the scenic lighthouse at Punta Sur and the many pristine beaches for which the island is world renowned.
Belize City, Belize
Call on Belize today, inhabited by Mayans for more than 5,000 years. Journey to the mysterious ancient site of Altun Ha, one of Central America’s most accessible temples. Enjoy a cruise along the tropical Belize River. Or embark a small boat along the Belize River, a tranquil and pristine ribbon of beauty lined with lush jungle, vividly hued birds taking wing and monkeys hollering from the treetops.
Cruise the Gulf of Mexico
As you cruise the calm and tranquil Gulf of Mexico, often referred to as the “south coast” of the United States, the distinct light of the sun plays on the water like dazzling diamonds. The first European explorer to sail the gulf, Amerigo Vespucci, paved the way for the pivotal conquest of Mexico. During your day of cruising, you might visit The Spa, where a soothing massage, the Thermal Pool and the Snow Grotto complement your relaxing sail.
Key West, Florida, USA
Experience the carefree culture of Key West, the southernmost city in the continental US and a rich blend of Caribbean, Latin and American culture. Soak up its atmosphere with a stroll along Duval Street to Mallory Square, passing old Bahamian-style homes and Spanish-influenced Victorian mansions. See Ernest Hemingway’s home, where he wrote several novels, and former president Harry S. Truman’s Winter White House, preserved today as a historic monument.
Note: Day 2 on Dec 24, 2017 sailing will be at sea. Call for details.
Miami, Florida, USA
Disembark your ship today and depart for home, or extend your stay in Miami and take in its lively Cuban American culture, its fresh cuisine and the vibrant art deco architecture of South Beach.
Explore diverse Caribbean riches
Experience an array of distinct western Caribbean ports. From Miami, cruise to Havana, Cuba, where an overnight stay lets you immerse yourself in the newly opened country’s colonial streets. Continue to Cozumel, Mexico, and the island nation of Belize, two renowned ports known for fascinating Mayan ruins and unmatched snorkeling in protected waters. In Key West, witness a carefree town with a revered past.
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