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CARIBBEAN ANCIENT RUINS & CITIES

Step into the ancient past as you adventure through the Caribbean's ruins and cities.


Past meets present in the Caribbean, where you can discover the unknown of ancient ruins and old cities. Witness the unique mix of history and vibrant modern culture in Old Havana, while walking down streets surrounded by colonial-era buildings and bright Cadillacs. Explore the Castillo de San Cristobal fortress to glimpse sweeping views of Old San Juan. If adventure is more your thing, dive into the Great Blue Hole in Belize or float your way through the cenotes of Mexico. And if you're looking to cruise your way through history, venture off on an expedition of the Mayan Ruins of Tulum or Chichen Itza.

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Scenic view of San Felipe del Morro Fort in Puerto Rico.

Mayan Ruins in Mexico
TULUM TREKKING
In the walled city of Tulum, accessible from the port at Cozumel, Mexico, you can spend the morning learning about the seaport's history of turquoise and jade trading and hiking along the ruins of the nearly half-mile wall. In the afternoon, venture down to Playa Paraiso for a taste of paradise, where you can enjoy a seaside massage or cool off with a fresh coconut.
Couple entering a Natural Lazy River in a Cave
BELIZE FROM ABOVE
Soar through the skies and over the lush treetops of the Belize Rainforest on an exciting zip line, or hop on an inner tube and float your way through limestone caves on a natural lazy river. If you're itching for a big vacation adventure, take a dive into the Great Blue Hole, an undersea sinkhole that can be seen from space.
Vintage Cars in a Popular Street in Cuba
VIBRANT VIEJA
A trip to Havana, Cuba, isn't complete without stumbling down the cobblestoned streets of the Habana Vieja. Visit old cigar factories, hop in a classic American car for a tour on wheels, or take a stroll through streets lined with vibrant facades of colonial-era buildings dating back to 1800s.    



Old White Traditional Church in the Caribbean
BREATHTAKING BASILICAS
Old San Juan is home to one of the oldest churches in all of the Americas. The Catedral de San Juan Bautista was founded in 1521 and is home to the tomb of Ponce de Leon. Visit the Caribbean and head here to see the final resting place of the mummified remains of St. Pio, a first-century martyr.
Aerial View of Valley de los Ingenios
CANE YOU HANDLE IT?
Grab your walking shoes and wander through the sugar cane fields in Cuba to learn just how sugar is harvested and processed. Head to the Sugar Cane Museum near Santiago de Cuba to learn about the global history of the sugar industry.
Colorful Colonial Houses in Puerto Rico
COBBLESTONE CHARM
Once a New World home base for the Spanish, Old San Juan has maintained its colonial charm. Stroll along the cobblestone streets lined with pastel-painted buildings, and dine on local delicacies like tostones rellenos (fried plantains) at the restaurants on Fortaleza Street.   


ANCIENT TRAVEL ADVENTURES ABOUND IN

AGES-OLD CARIBBEAN CITIES

There's no wrong choice when deciding between an Eastern, Southern, Western or Cuba cruise. Each region offers something special, but they all have thousands of years of history in common. From Mayan ruins to Spanish colonial towns, you'll take a step back in time in the Caribbean.
Luscious trees and the colorful streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Traipse the Old Trails

Spend your days roaming streets, soaking up sounds and smells and chatting up locals in the old cities of the Caribbean. Check out a local hot spot in Old San Juan for a taste of criolla cuisine before shopping at your pick of boutiques selling handmade products like lace and cigars. Sip on a mojito in Old Havana or skip down the Malecon, and watch as colorful Cadillacs whiz down the busy highway.


Couple in front of Mayan Ruins, Mexico.

Race to the Ruins

Step off the ship and land in the early times when ancient civilizations ruled the world. To see a unique mix of the modern and the ancient, explore ruins in Tulum, temples in Chichen Itza and palaces in Belize.


Old World, New Adventures

Collect memories worthy of the history books on a Caribbean Cruise.

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WHAT TO KNOW

BEFORE YOU GO

Blast From The Past

Your Caribbean vacation adventure starts the second you embark on your cruise.

No matter how you choose to experience the coastal regions of the Caribbean, you'll be on your own expedition into the past. Wander through the ruins of ancient empires, or skip down the cobblestone streets of some of the oldest cities in the world.

In the Caribbean, the options for adventure are endless. Take a quick weekend cruise to enjoy the best of Cuba, or hop on a seven-day cruise to explore the Mayan ruins in the Western Caribbean.

Insider Tips

1 Whether you're exploring ruins or strolling down cobblestone streets, comfortable shoes are a must.
2 Be sure to purchase bottled water at tourist sites so you can stay hydrated while exploring ancient ruins and cities.
3 Many local vendors will not accept credit cards, so always keep cash on hand for souvenirs.

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