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DAY 1 - Departure Day

Montreal, Quebec

DEPARTS:
4:00 PM

Bonjour, Belle Montreal!

Montreal's top attractions are within walking distance of the city centre, including Mount Royal (the city's namesake) and, in photogenic Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica and Bonsecours Market. Montreal effortlessly combines French delicacies with European architecture and Canadian friendliness.

Aerial view from above Montreal's city center and its landmark buildings, Montreal, Quebec
Aerial view of Montreal's cityscape with the Biosphere geodesic dome and Jacques Cartier bridge in Montreal, Quebec
Aerial view of Mount Royal belvedere in Montreal, Quebec
Canada Montreal Basilica Notre Dame Three Angels
Canada Montreal St. Joseph Oratory
Canada Quebec Montreal Cityscape Colorful Homes

Montreal's top attractions are within walking distance of the city centre, including Mount Royal (the city's namesake) and, in photogenic Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica and Bonsecours Market. Montreal effortlessly combines French delicacies with European architecture and Canadian friendliness.

Aerial view from above Montreal's city center and its landmark buildings, Montreal, Quebec
Aerial view of Montreal's cityscape with the Biosphere geodesic dome and Jacques Cartier bridge in Montreal, Quebec
Aerial view of Mount Royal belvedere in Montreal, Quebec
Canada Montreal Basilica Notre Dame Three Angels
Canada Montreal St. Joseph Oratory
Canada Quebec Montreal Cityscape Colorful Homes
Things To Do

in Montreal

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Canada's largest church, in Montreal, Quebec

Holy Heights

Located in the city's heart, visit Mount Royal for the best city skyline, port and water views. Check out The Cross, which was first placed on Mount Royal in 1643. Today's installation is illuminated nightly. Mount Royal Park is popular year-round, and on Mount Royal's slope you'll find Saint Joseph's Oratory, Canada's largest church.

The church interior of Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec

Meander Old Montreal

Old Montreal is the city's historic district. There's plenty to do within its boundaries, such as taking a spin on Old Port Montreal's observation wheel; shopping locally at Marche Bonsecours; or visiting Notre Dame Basilica, one of Canada's most stunning churches. Built by 1824, it has vaulted blue ceilings with gold stars, a gold-detailed main altar and ethereal stained-glass windows.

The Montreal Botanical Garden, with Asian boats on a pond, in Montreal Quebec

Go Green

Montreal Botanical Garden is one of the world's largest, with over 200 bird species and 22,000 plant, flower and tree varieties. This includes bonsai, maple trees and cactus. There are several gardens to visit during your Montreal cruise, including the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens. In the summertime, the Botanical Garden also hosts events, concerts and festivals.

Poutine, a Quebecois meal of french fries and cheese curds with gravy, from a restaurant in Montreal, Quebec

Local Cuisine

Montreal is known for three things: smoked meats, bagels and poutine. For Montreal-style bagels, locals recommend visiting St-Viateur Bagel. Cruise to Montreal and check out La Banquise for poutine, as it's open 24 hours. Schwartz's Deli is Canada's oldest deli and serves world-famous smoked meats.

Tote bags with the Canadian flag for sale in a souvenir shop in Montreal, Quebec

Shopping

Artpop Montreal and L'Empreinte Gallery-Boutique both have gifts, crafts and souvenirs from Quebec's most talented designers. L'Empreinte stocks things such as contemporary jewellery, handmade musical instruments and home wares from 85 artists. Meanwhile, Artpop has handmade children's toys, Montreal jumpers and an assortment of cards.

DAY 2 - DOCKED

Quebec City, Quebec

ARRIVES:
9:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

STYLE: FORTRESS CHIC

Blink an eye, and you might think you're in a historic French city – but look a little closer, and you'll see there's nothing quite like Quebecois culture. Meander the cobblestoned streets, poke your head in a gallery, or shop for artisanal or antique treasures. Later, feast on poutine at a traditional bistro, or enjoy farm-to-table fare at one the city's trendy eateries.

Aerial view of the old port in Quebec City, Quebec
View of the Rocher Perce off the coast of Quebec City, Quebec
A row of buildings in Quebec City, Quebec

Blink an eye, and you might think you're in a historic French city – but look a little closer, and you'll see there's nothing quite like Quebecois culture. Meander the cobblestoned streets, poke your head in a gallery, or shop for artisanal or antique treasures. Later, feast on poutine at a traditional bistro, or enjoy farm-to-table fare at one the city's trendy eateries.

Aerial view of the old port in Quebec City, Quebec
View of the Rocher Perce off the coast of Quebec City, Quebec
A row of buildings in Quebec City, Quebec
Things To Do

in Quebec City

View of the front of the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupre

Take a Pilgrimage

Up for a miracle? Recreate the traditional pilgrimage to St Anne de Beaupre Basilica, a site renowned for healings and noted for its stunning architecture. Upon your return, pause and marvel at the thunderous rush of Montmorency Falls.

A plate of poutine with chicken

Find Your Inner Foodie

The Quebecois offer a feast of local fare complete with wine pairings. Sample traditional Quebec cuisine with a modern twist, organic rotisserie specialities, the famous Quebec poutine and steamy crepes. The delicious finish line is none other than the Chocolate Museum.

Various buildings within Riyak Square in Quebec City, Quebec

French Village Charm

The illuminated streets of Petit-Champlain and Place Royale let you travel back over 400 years to North America's first permanent French settlement. Jump on a cruise to Quebec City and venture up to the district by way of the staircase, or enjoy the views from atop the funicular, which has run since 1879.

A chef holding a pie

Local Cuisine

The Quebecois are pioneers of farm-to-table cuisine, and you'll find gourmet experiences on every corner. Sample French specialities including pork and venison, or comfort foods like poutine – a plate piled high with chips, brown gravy and creamy cheese curds and tourtieres, a savoury meat pie spiced with clove and all-spice and topped with a flaky crust. BYOB restaurants are popular in La Vielle Capital.

A storefront window with handbags

Shopping

In Vieux Quebec, seek out fine knits and cashmere, leather and suede clothing, Inuit art, speciality chocolates, maple syrup, and gourmet olive oils and vinegars. Along Petit-Champlain and Place Royale, you'll find artisan stone sculptures, boutique designer fashions, fudge and famous Quebec ciders.

INSIDER TIP

Although French is the official language here, English is widely spoken.

DAY 3 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES

Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba

Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba

THINGS TO DO

Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba
Latin Fiesta

TURN UP THE TEMPO

First, we’ll kick off a Latin fiesta with a quick crash course on basic dance moves. Then, go head-to-head – or cheek to cheek – with your fellow steppers to the sounds of a live Latin band. 

Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

DAY 4 - DOCKED

Sydney, Nova Scotia

ARRIVES:
8:30 AM
DEPARTS:
3:30 PM

MARITIME MELODIES

Come to Sydney, Nova Scotia, and immerse yourself in multi-cultural Cape Breton, informed by the influence of the French, the Scots and the native Mi'kmaqs. Hang out in the French Fortress of Louisburg, sample Gaelic culture at the Highland Village Museum, or take in the ancient art and history of the island at Membertou Heritage Park.

The Louisbourg Lighthouse during a beautiful day
Rocky coastline in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Buildings on a coastal cliff in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Come to Sydney, Nova Scotia, and immerse yourself in multi-cultural Cape Breton, informed by the influence of the French, the Scots and the native Mi'kmaqs. Hang out in the French Fortress of Louisburg, sample Gaelic culture at the Highland Village Museum, or take in the ancient art and history of the island at Membertou Heritage Park.

The Louisbourg Lighthouse during a beautiful day
Rocky coastline in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Buildings on a coastal cliff in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Things To Do

in Sydney

An antique black and gold telephone

Answer the Call

Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, which overlooks the inventor's summer home in Baddeck. Learn how Bell invented not only the telephone but also the world's fastest boat, Canada's first powered aeroplane flight and advanced recording technology. Marvel at his artefacts, films and family photographs.

Close up view of the exterior of Fort Louisbourg

Dance Like It's 1744

Visit the 18th century at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The largest reconstructed French fortified town in North America is alive with music, dancing, cooking and military drills. Don't leave without sipping the Fortress Rum, sold in traditional bottles and sealed in wax.

A historic log cabin in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Celtic Sojourn

Gaelic may not be your first language, but it's worth the trip to Highland Village in the Bras d'Or Lakes region to hear the melodic sounds of Celtic culture. Traditional music, stunning vistas and friendly farm animals are the backdrop to 11 period buildings, a general store and a one-room school-house.

A baked salmon fillet with a side salad on a black plate

Local Cuisine

It's all about fresh and local. Head to one of the many pubs along the city centre waterfront for maple-glazed Atlantic salmon or a lobster dinner. Be sure to try the island's signature mussels before you go. Wash it all down with a mug of Sydney's favourite beer from Big Spruce Brewing.

Bins with local wool

Shopping

It's an artisan extravaganza in Sydney. Head to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design for affordable hand-crafted lamb's wool apparel, leather, glass and art. Get on Canada cruises to pick up some raw local lambswool or sheep's wool to take home and work with yourself.

INSIDER TIP

The town centre and Charlotte Street are only a five-minute walk from port.

DAY 5 - DOCKED

Halifax, Nova Scotia

ARRIVES:
9:00 AM
DEPARTS:
4:00 PM

A BEACON OF ADVENTURE

As Canada's Atlantic gateway, Halifax brings together unique history and modern excitement. Stroll the festive waterfront to get a feel for the bustling city centre with its boutique shops and art galleries. Then, visit the museum at Pier 21 to learn the stories of Nova Scotia's immigrants. Got foodie inclinations? Drop into the Halifax Farmers Market and sample the freshly caught local seafood.

A picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape
Boats docked at a harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia
A gazebo located in a garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia

As Canada's Atlantic gateway, Halifax brings together unique history and modern excitement. Stroll the festive waterfront to get a feel for the bustling city centre with its boutique shops and art galleries. Then, visit the museum at Pier 21 to learn the stories of Nova Scotia's immigrants. Got foodie inclinations? Drop into the Halifax Farmers Market and sample the freshly caught local seafood.

A picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape
Boats docked at a harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia
A gazebo located in a garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Things To Do

in Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia Minke Whale Going Underwater

Hit the High Seas

Hop aboard a boat tour of the harbour – from the observation deck, you can spy marine wildlife, including the majestic whales that inhabit Nova Scotia's waters. On some tours, the crew will even help you pull in a lobster trap.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse on a rocky coast

Light It Up

Nova Scotia is home to 160 lighthouses, and you can get to many of them easily from Halifax. Visit the most photographed lighthouse in the world at Peggy's Cove, just a one-hour drive from the city, where you'll find some of the best panoramic views around.

Graves of victims of the Titanic in Nova Scotia

Titanic Adventure

What does the sinking of the Titanic have to do with Halifax? A lot, it turns out. Take the Halifax Connection tour to visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where you'll see a collection of Titanic artefacts and hear stories about the iconic event of 1912.

A plate of steamed lobster

Local Cuisine

Halifax is a seafood feast. There are plenty of upmarket eateries along the city centre waterfront area serving full lobster dinners. Try the classic Nova Scotia seafood chowder, which brings together the best of the local seafood – mussels, haddock and scallops are commonly in the mix – in a creamy broth flavoured with bacon. Or opt for one of the less pricey spots, where you can order some of the freshest fish and chips you've ever had.

Assorted maple leaf containers of maple syrup

Shopping

Retail therapy in Halifax includes both world-class shopping and carefully curated boutiques. Try the Historic Properties for sweaters, the Hydrostone Market for art or Bishop's Landing for jewellery and unique cosmetics. Want a locally crafted keepsake? Head to the Seaport Farmers Market or Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique. Cruise to Halifax and be on the lookout for maple syrup – Nova Scotia produces some of the world's best.

INSIDER TIP

Go sightseeing at your own pace with an all-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass.

DAY 6 - DOCKED

Saint John, New Brunswick

ARRIVES:
12:00 PM
DEPARTS:
8:00 PM

RIDE THE TIDE

Be sure to devote some of your time in Saint John to the outdoors, exploring the Bay of Fundy. Bike the Fundy Trail along the rugged shoreline, see the towering Hopewell Rocks, or take a kayak out on the Reversing Falls rapids. On cloudy days, head inside and learn more about Saint John's natural and cultural history at the New Brunswick Museum and Loyalist House.

The reversing falls in Saint John, New Brunswick
The river lighthouse in New Brunswick
A waterfall in New Brunswick,

Be sure to devote some of your time in Saint John to the outdoors, exploring the Bay of Fundy. Bike the Fundy Trail along the rugged shoreline, see the towering Hopewell Rocks, or take a kayak out on the Reversing Falls rapids. On cloudy days, head inside and learn more about Saint John's natural and cultural history at the New Brunswick Museum and Loyalist House.

The reversing falls in Saint John, New Brunswick
The river lighthouse in New Brunswick
A waterfall in New Brunswick,
Things To Do

in Saint John

Rocks on the shore at Rockwood Park in New Brunswick

Rock and Roll

Rockwood Park is one of Canada's largest urban parks and a year-round adventure destination. It encompasses forest, freshwater lakes, over 50 kilometres (31 miles) of trails, a golf course and the zoo. It's also a Stonehammer Geopark site. Its ancient history is visible in the rock formations and caves ready to be explored.

The Carleton Martello Tower in Saint John, New Brunswick

History Lesson

Head to Saint John's New Brunswick Museum, Canada's oldest continuing museum, to see Canadian and international art, the Hall of Great Whales and New Brunswick exhibitions. Don't miss Saint John's National Historic Sites: Loyalist House and Carleton Martello Tower. The latter was pivotal in conflicts from 1812 until World War II.

The Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

Fun on Fundy

Saint John is where the Bay of Fundy meets the Saint John River. See the natural tug-of-war of the Reversing Rapids from Fallsview or Wolastoq Parks, or hop in a kayak and ride them yourself. In nearby St Martins, you can walk along the ocean floor at low tide during your cruise to Saint John.

A lobster roll with french fries on the side

Local Cuisine

Saint John City Market is the town's culinary heartbeat. Start your day with a brew from Java Moose Coffee and a treat from The Baking Stone. For lunch, enjoy a meal at Steamers Lobster Company. Top choices include the lobster rolls and bacon-wrapped scallops.

A rack of clothes

Shopping

The store at New Brunswick Museum is known for its gift selection. Alternatively, drop into The Butcher's Daughter Gift Shoppe in Saint John City Market. It stocks many handmade products from local and national artists, including pottery, jewellery, hancrafted knitwear and original artwork.

INSIDER TIP

Rockwood Park is great to visit in both winter and summer.

DAY 7 - TENDERED

Bar Harbour, Maine

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM
RAISE THE BAR

ON OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Adventure awaits in Bar Harbour. Pop into one of the galleries run by local artists in quaint Bar Harbour village. Stroll down the rosebush-lined Shore Path for sweeping views of the sea. And don't miss Acadia National Park: climb up Cadillac Mountain to see panoramic vistas, or hire bikes and pedal through the 57-mile Carriage Roads, which circle Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake and Mount Desert Island. Feeling extra adventurous? Get up close and personal with these dramatic cliffs as you learn the art of rock climbing.

a lighthouse on the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine
A white sailboat docked at a pier in a bay in Bar Harbor, Maine
The rocky coast at Acadia National Park

Adventure awaits in Bar Harbour. Pop into one of the galleries run by local artists in quaint Bar Harbour village. Stroll down the rosebush-lined Shore Path for sweeping views of the sea. And don't miss Acadia National Park: climb up Cadillac Mountain to see panoramic vistas, or hire bikes and pedal through the 57-mile Carriage Roads, which circle Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake and Mount Desert Island. Feeling extra adventurous? Get up close and personal with these dramatic cliffs as you learn the art of rock climbing.

a lighthouse on the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine
A white sailboat docked at a pier in a bay in Bar Harbor, Maine
The rocky coast at Acadia National Park
Things To Do

in Bar Harbor

Barrels filled with various flavors of salt water taffy

Treat Yourself

As you explore, stop for some saltwater toffee – try one of the 64 flavours of ice cream at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium. Another must is the lobster mac and cheese at Side Street Cafe. After all, what's a trip to Maine without lobster?

A waterfront building in Bar Harbor, Maine

Slow Your Stroll

Bar Harbour runs at a slower speed. Take the day and walk the cobblestoned streets, bopping in and out of the countless locally owned small shops and businesses like Fair Trade Winds. Later on, stroll down the Shore Path where land meets sea.

Waves crashing on the coast in Bar Harbor, Maine

Adventure in Acadia

You'll feel like you've stepped into a postcard when you visit to Maine's only national park. Explore Acadia on foot, by bike or in the comfort of your car with Maine cruises. Enjoy the sunset on top of Cadillac Mountain, or head to Jordan Pond to soak up the lakeside and surrounding mountains. Witness the force of Thunder Hole as the waves crash against the rocks.

A Maine lobster dinner platter

Local Cuisine

Maine is making its mark on the foodie map, thanks to places like Bar Harbour. Indulge in quintessential New England fare with dishes like chowder, lobster rolls and full lobster dinners. Go beyond the typical fair and enjoy lobster mac and cheese or the unique lobster ice cream at Ben and Bill's.

An assortment of colorful wooden float souvenirs in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shopping

Head to the cobblestoned streets to collect artisanal items that will remind you of your time in Bar Harbour. Pick up a colourful decorative buoy, a piece of distinctive local pottery or a handcrafted glass ornament made of recycled metals painted with a scene from this seaside New England town.

INSIDER TIP

These streets are made for walking: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes so you can take in the town on foot.

DAY 8 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

THINGS TO DO

Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
Chops Grille

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

Lobster & Alaska king crab main entree, served at the Elegant Chefs Table restaurant. One of the best cruise line fine dining
Chef's Table

AS VIP AS CAN BE

Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course menu and wine tasting.

DAY 9 - DOCKED

New York, New York

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
9:00 PM
THE CITY THAT'S NEW

EVERY DAY

Unforgettable adventures await you in New York City. Take your time and gaze at the city from 102nd floor of The Empire State Building. Or take a joy ride on the Staten Island ferry – the relaxing trip offers great view of Lower Manhattan and the iconic Statue of Liberty. Or head to the West End and walk the High Line, a former freight railway line that today is a 1.5-mile stretch of public park and landscape architecture.

View of the skyscapers in lower Manhattan, New York
A bridge surrounded by lush vegetation at Central Park in New York, New York
View of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan cityscape in the background

Unforgettable adventures await you in New York City. Take your time and gaze at the city from 102nd floor of The Empire State Building. Or take a joy ride on the Staten Island ferry – the relaxing trip offers great view of Lower Manhattan and the iconic Statue of Liberty. Or head to the West End and walk the High Line, a former freight railway line that today is a 1.5-mile stretch of public park and landscape architecture.

View of the skyscapers in lower Manhattan, New York
A bridge surrounded by lush vegetation at Central Park in New York, New York
View of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan cityscape in the background
Things To Do

in New York

View of the Statue of Liberty from the base

Experience the Iconic Sights

If you're visiting New York City for the first time, you can't miss the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, St Patrick's Cathedral and the One-World Observatory. Purchasing The New York Pass online is a great way to save money and experience all of these iconic spots and more.

A street sign for Broadway in New York, New York

Go to a Broadway Show

Another essential NYC experience is catching a Broadway show at one of the famous theatres, like the Lyceum or New Amsterdam Theatre. 'Hamilton', 'Wicked', 'The Lion King' and 'Phantom of the Opera' are some of the most-renowned shows.

Buildings in Brooklyn, New York near the Williamsburg Bridge

The Burroughs

New York City is made up of five burroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Exploring all five would be too tall a task for one journey, but outer-borough highlights include the hip bars and restaurants of Brooklyn's Greenpoint and Williamsburg and sampling ethnic cuisine in diverse Queens – check out Chinese-influenced Flushing or Little India in Jackson Heights.

A slice of New York style pizza

Local Cuisine

Whatever your cravings are, New York City dining can satisfy them. Want to splurge on a 10-course tasting menu? Head to Eleven Madison. Take a step back in time at one of the city's old-timey diners. Head to Chinatown or Flushing for Chinese dim sum, or tuck into tagliatelle bolognese in Little Italy. And of course, don't miss out on a slice of New York pizza.

Miniature Statue of Liberty souvenirs

Shopping

There's a reason New York City is known as the shopping capital of the world: Whatever budget you have or retail experience you're seeking, you can find it here. Head to Fifth Avenue for boutique fashions, homewares, beauty products and more. And check out the enormous Macy's NYC – it spans an entire city block.

INSIDER TIP

Wear comfortable shoes – this is a walking city.

DAY 10 - AT SEA

CRUISING

LIGHTS OUT NIGHTS OUT

QN, Quantum of the Seas, Boleros Lounge, bar, lounge
AN, Anthem of the Seas, Schooner Bar, lounge, piano, ship rigging decor, screens in back,

QN, Quantum of the Seas, Boleros Lounge, bar, lounge
AN, Anthem of the Seas, Schooner Bar, lounge, piano, ship rigging decor, screens in back,

Interiors, Allure, Allure of the Seas,Bolero, Boleros, Lounge,
Boleros

SHAKE IT LIKE A CAIPIRINHA

Night-time sizzles at Boleros, a Latin-themed club and hot spot. Try a variety of speciality drinks inspired by the music – like Cuban mojitos and Brazilian caipirinhas – and get down to the pulsating live music with a six-piece Latin band. This is one after-dinner party you don't want to miss.

QN, Quantum of the Seas, public spaces, Schooner Bar, piano, entertainment, lounge, dining, drinks
Schooner Bar

THE SCHOONER THE BETTER

There's always a crowd gathered around the piano at The Schooner Bar, one of our signature bars and a guest favourite. Drop by to take in the nautical theme, and stay to join in with the piano sing-alongs while enjoying your favourite cocktail.

DAY 11 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES

Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba

Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba

THINGS TO DO

Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba
Latin Fiesta

TURN UP THE TEMPO

First, we’ll kick off a Latin fiesta with a quick crash course on basic dance moves. Then, go head-to-head – or cheek to cheek – with your fellow steppers to the sounds of a live Latin band. 

Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

DAY 12 - DOCKED

Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:30 PM

SKY ROCKETING ADVENTURE

Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Explore America’s astronaut legacy at Kennedy Space Centre. Soak up the sand and sun along Space Coast beaches. Feel the thrill of Orlando’s theme parks, only an hour’s drive away. Or trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Explore America’s astronaut legacy at Kennedy Space Centre. Soak up the sand and sun along Space Coast beaches. Feel the thrill of Orlando’s theme parks, only an hour’s drive away. Or trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

Things To Do

in Orlando (Port Canaveral)

Trekkie Track

Lift off into interstellar exploration at the Kennedy Space Centre. Amongst interactive Mission Zones you’ll see the Saturn V rocket and the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis. Go behind the gates to discover historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities, plus marvel at the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Get Into Character

Orlando is known as a land of amusements – and for good reason. The city is home to six unique theme parks, each with their own distinct thrills, including Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. Or you can venture beyond the Big Six to Gatorland’s swampy terrain, or hit one of the many epic waterparks around town.

Outside the lines

Connect with Florida’s natural side while riding waves at Cocoa Beach or basking in seclusion at Canaveral National Seashore. Don’t miss a kayak trip through glowing bioluminescent waters, or an air-boat ride through wetlands. Cruise to Orlando-Port Canaveral and swim in rejuvenating freshwater springs – or tee off at one of Orlando’s 150 golf courses.

Local Cuisine

The Cove at Port Canaveral is home to plenty of waterfront restaurants serving up fresh fish tacos and mahi-mahi sandwiches. Orlando has its fair share of celebrity chef-led, farm-to-table spots – and character meals are popular at the theme park resorts. And the Mills 50 District north of central Orlando is famous for its Vietnamese fare.

Shopping

The shops in Historic Cocoa Village sell local handmade art and tropical décor. Souvenir shopping in Orlando is best at Disney Springs, Universal CityWalk and along International Drive. Pop into the family-owned Orange Blossom Indian River Citrus for Florida-grown oranges, grapefruits and other fruits during your Orlando cruise.

INSIDER TIP

Bring cash for tolls on the Beachline Expressway between Port Canaveral and Orlando.

DAY 13 - Arrival Day

Miami, Florida

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM

Blazing with Adventure

Head west of the city for a bike ride past alligators on the Everglades’ Shark Valley route. Take the kids to the Miami Children’s Museum, or paddle a kayak through Biscayne Bay. Come evening, indulge in haute cuisine at a swanky beachside restaurant – all before cocktails and dancing amid The Magic City’s trendy nightlife scene.

Entrance pathway to beach in Miami, Florida
Sunny Day at South Beach in Miami, Florida

Head west of the city for a bike ride past alligators on the Everglades’ Shark Valley route. Take the kids to the Miami Children’s Museum, or paddle a kayak through Biscayne Bay. Come evening, indulge in haute cuisine at a swanky beachside restaurant – all before cocktails and dancing amid The Magic City’s trendy nightlife scene.

Entrance pathway to beach in Miami, Florida
Sunny Day at South Beach in Miami, Florida
Things To Do

in Miami

Art Deco architecture of Collins Avenue in Miami, Florida

Sobe It

South Beach is a bright hot spot no matter what time of day. Soak up the sun along the shore and admire the Art Deco gems along lively Ocean Drive. Stroll busy Collins Avenue, sip mojitos in beach bars, dance in ultra-hip nightclubs and enjoy the best people watching in the city.

Close up of men smoking Cuban cigars in Miami, Florida

Called Culture

Experience Miami’s Cuban traditions along Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Here you can wander streets filled with fiery salsa sounds and meet locals smoking cigars over a game of dominoes. From its colourfully painted rooster statues to its hand-rolled cigar shops and open-air fruit markets, this is as authentic as it gets.

Artistic painted mural in Wynwood, Miami

Blank Canvas

Unleash your creative side with a jaunt through the Wynwood Art District during your Miami cruise. Every façade in this art-centric neighbourhood comes decked out in vibrant life-size murals by globally recognised talents. And don’t miss Wynwood Walls, a collection of old warehouses adorned with abstract paintings, graffiti quotes and unique sculptures.

Plate of Ropa Vieja, traditional Cuban food in Miami

Local Cuisine

Miami is an international culinary powerhouse. Michelin-starred chefs fill many kitchens and Latin American flavours highlight many menus. You can’t miss the city’s signature Cuban food: Enjoy pastelitos (pastries) for breakfast, lunch on a famous frita (spicy burger), then savour ropa vieja (beef stew) for dinner. If seafood is your thing, crack into succulent stone crab claws, a true South Florida delicacy.

Waterfront view of Bayside Mall in Miami, Florida

Shopping

Bayside Marketplace, across from the port, is a popular waterfront shopping spot for visitors. Locals love the quirky boutiques in Coconut Grove. Lincoln Road Mall spans 10 blocks of shops – and Miracle Mile is a long string of speciality stores. Cruise to Miami and head to Calle Ocho for hand-stitched guayabera shirts and hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

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