Monday, February 15 - TAMPA, FLORIDA
Tampa Bay is a lively port city located off of the beautiful Gulf Coast of Central Florida. Home to two large universities, a vibrant sports scene, and award-winning beaches. This underrated city offers all kinds of diversions for your entire group, from world-class museums to natural wonders and water-based adventures.
Tuesday, February 16 - AT SEA
Wednesday, February 17 - AT SEA
Thursday, February 18 - LABADEE, HAITI
The pristine port of Labadee is a Royal Caribbean, Ltd. private resort on the northern shores of Haiti. Surrounded by dense forest, this secluded paradise is filled with exclusive activities including rollercoasters like the Dragon's Tail Alpine Coaster, the 2,600-foot-long Dragon's Breath, the world's longest over-water zip line, the High-Speed Coastal Adventure, exhilarating speedboat tour of the peninsula, and much more. The stunning white sandy beaches with crystal blue waters are perfect for relaxing in the sun, swimming, or leisurely walks along the shore. Head to indoor Artisan Market or the outdoor Artisan's Village for keepsakes and souvenirs like colorful bracelets, and clothing. Finish the perfect day with a refreshing cocktail and sumptuous seafood fare, as you watch the sun set into the horizon. Whether you prefer the thrill of adventure or simply lazing by the beaches, cruise to Haiti and experience the impressive beauty and wonder of Labadee.
Friday, February 19 - AT SEA
Saturday, February 20 - KRALENDIJK, BONAIRE
Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges, and lime greens. Famous for its diving, the lively world under the sea is the allure of this laidback island. The island is surrounded by a marine park that starts at the beach and extends 200 feet in depth and covers its entire coastline. This cruise to Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking, and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean. Head downtown to the Rincon section for a great selection of restaurants with menus offering authentic local fare, like the Dutch snack, Frikandel, a deep-fried sausage of the Creole gumbo stew called Yambo.
Sunday, February 21 - WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO
Experience a traditional Dutch cityscape painted in distinctly Caribbean colors. You'll want to stroll the magnificent waterfront, admire the colonial buildings, and explore the backstreet cafes, shops, museums, and galleries of Willemstad.
Visit 17th-century Fort Amsterdam in the historic area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Netherlands established a settlement here in 1634. Today it reflects Spanish and Portuguese styles, as well as Dutch. But on cruises to Curacao, the sun warms your skin to remind you it's the Caribbean.
Monday, February 22 - ORANJESTAD, ARUBA
The capital of Aruba is made for walking. Browse the candy-colored townhouses, architectural details, and open-air patios that define this charming Dutch community. Gentle trade winds tame the Caribbean sun, shoo the infrequent rain, and maintain the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding. whWhen it's beach time, dig your toes into the soft white sand and soak your skin in the warm Caribbean water. After lounging awhile, find spas, restaurants, and bars just steps away. Divers and snorkelers flock to cruise to Aruba for its vibrant coral reefs, neon tropical fish, and eerie old shipwrecks. With just a mask and snorkel, you can watch the fish dart in and out of Antilla, a major wreck. Board a catamaran for a peaceful day of sailing and snorkeling, recharging with a barbecue lunch at Pelican Pier on Palm Beach. Or, venture to De Palm Island for water sliding and banana boat riding. When it's time to shop, browse Aruba's boutiques and find the leading designers at Renaissance Mall. Uncover local crafts in the marketplace nearby. Both are close to the port. Aruba serves French fare with a Caribbean twist. Find everything from Haute cuisine to casual food. Maybe even discover an ostrich burger on the menu. Of course, the fish doesn't get any fresher.
Tuesday, February 23 - AT SEA
Wednesday, February 24 - GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN
No destination blends global finance with the Caribbean lifestyle quite like Cayman Island. This upscale destination offers world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, and duty-free shopping, plus white sand beaches, brilliant blue waters, and teeming coral reefs. Enjoy postcard views of George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and West Bay from the custom-designed Cayman Explorer. You can step down easily into shallow waters to interact with the welcoming stingrays.
Launch your snorkeling adventure from a luxurious catamaran. Swim right through the World War II naval vessel USS Kittiwake, now a shallow artificial reef. Finish with leisurely sunbathing and cool cocktails. Swim with the denizens of Stingray City n the crystalline waters of Coral Reef Gardens. After snorkeling with the graceful rays, recharge with an island barbecue on Seven Mile Beach. You'll shop till you drop in the duty-free boutiques of George Town. Find gifts for everyone-including yourself-like china, crystal, jewelry, antiques, and resort wear by renowned designers.
Conch shells were the homes of tasty mollusks. try Cayman conch in salads, chowders, and fritters. Cruises to Grand Cayman islands are not complete without a sample of the rich Caribbean curries and don't miss the fresh produce: coconut, cassava, and plantains. For dessert, have some rum cake.
Puerto Pata also is blessed with an abundance of beautiful Victorian architecture, though some of it is in need of maintenance. The aged appearance gives the place an authentic look that is undeniably quaint and warm. We think you'll find Puerto Plata an interesting mix - one worth experiencing.
Thursday, February 25 - AT SEA
Friday, February 26 - TAMPA, FLORIDA
Tampa Bay is a lively port city, located off of the beautiful Gulf Coast of Central Florida. Home to two large universities, a vibrant sports scene, and award-winning beaches, our cruises from Tampa take you to the Caribbean and beyond. This underrated city offers all kinds of diversions for your entire group, from world-class museums to natural wonders and water-based adventures.