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The 12 Night The Snowbird Migration Cruise from Montreal, Quebec visits Quebec City, Quebec; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; Bar Harbor, Maine; New York, New York; Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida; Miami, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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12 Night The Snowbird Migration Cruise
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Explore Empress of the Seas
Day 1 - Montreal, Quebec
Day 2 - Quebec City, Quebec
Day 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Sydney, Nova Scotia
Day 5 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Day 6 - Saint John, New Brunswick
Day 7 - Bar Harbor, Maine
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - New York, New York
Day 10 - 11 - Cruising
Day 12 - Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Day 13 - Miami, Florida
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New York, New York, Aerial view
Aerial view of the New York city skyline
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12 Night The Snowbird Migration Cruise

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Leaving from
Montreal, Quebec
Onboard
Empress of the Seas
Day Port
1
Montreal, Quebec
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Quebec City, Quebec
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Sydney, Nova Scotia
From 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5
Halifax, Nova Scotia
From 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6
Saint John, New Brunswick
From 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7
Bar Harbor, Maine
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
New York, New York
From 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10 - 11
Cruising
Day at sea
12
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
From 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
13
Miami, Florida
Arrives at 8:00 AM
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Empress of the Seas, Aerial View, Bahamas and Caribbean Cruise Ship
Aerial View of Empress of the Seas Cruise Ship With Destinations in Nassau, Havana, and Cozumel
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ADVENTURE MAXING MEETS ULTIMATE RELAXING

Stay active while soaking up views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. Or unwind with a poolside movie or a visit to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center. Empress of the Seas℠ is the perfect place to find adventure and your Caribbean chill.

RISE & DINE

All that exploring is bound to work up an appetite. Thankfully, the options for next level noshing are endless. Five courses of gourmet goodness await at Chef's Table, while steakhouse favorites raise the bar at Chop's Grille℠. At Windjammer, you'll find a global array of options, all complimentary. And when the day winds down, the night heats up at Boleros.

BALLROOM STEPS & BOLD SETS

Get ready for some real scene stealers like Three, a grand multi-sensory production celebrating the golden days of show business, and Bailamos, a vibrant showcase of vocal ensembles and dynamic ballroom dancing styles.

Day 1: Montreal, Quebec

Day 1
Montreal
Quebec
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Canada Montreal Basilica Notre Dame Three Angels
Canada Montreal Basilica Notre Dame Three Angels
Things to do in
Montreal
Departs at 4:00 PM
Montreal effortlessly combines French delicacies with European architecture and Canadian friendliness. Its namesake, Mount Royal is a triple-peaked hill in the middle of the city, so it's literally the city's heart and focal point. After Paris, Montreal is the world's second-largest predominantly French-speaking city. However, nearly 60 percent of the population speak both French and English. Montreal's city center perfectly marries old and new architecture, as you have skyscrapers overshadowing Old (Vieux) Montreal, the city's historic district. Established in the mid-17th century, make time to step inside Notre Dame Basilica and Marche Bonsecours, a local-focused shopping destination.
Montreal, Quebec Saint Joseph Oratory
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.
Montreal, Quebec Notre-Dame Basilica
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.
Montreal, Quebec Botanical Garden
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.
Montreal, Quebec Poutine
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.
Montreal, Quebec Tote Bags
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 jewelry, handmade musical instruments and home wares from 85 artists. Meanwhile, Artpop has handmade children's toys, Montreal sweaters and an assortment of cards.

Day 2: Quebec City, Quebec

Day 2
Quebec City
Quebec
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Quebec City, Quebec, Aerial View
Aerial view of the old port in Quebec City, Quebec
Things to do in
Quebec City
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Quebec City blends old-world eye candy with fresh attitude from modern boutiques and coffee shops to cutting-edge music festivals. Set upon the mighty St. Lawrence River, the city holds more than four centuries of history, a vibrant contemporary art scene and an abundance of gastronomic discoveries. Step back in time and explore the Old City. Pass through imposing stone walls and walk cobblestone streets — you'll notice a range of architectural styles, from Baroque to art deco. With Quebec City cruises you can experience a sugar rush at one of the many boulangeries. Then, walk it off with a visit to the iconic Chateau Frontenac towering over the Quebec capital.
Quebec City, Quebec, Basilica of Sainte Anne De Beaupre
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.
Insider tip
Although French is the official language here, English is widely spoken.
Quebec City, Quebec, Poutine Dish
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 specialties, the famous Quebec poutine and steamy crepes. The delicious finish line is none other than the Chocolate Museum.
Insider tip
Attempts to speak en Francais are wholeheartedly appreciated. Try "bonjour" to greet shopkeepers and service staff and "merci" to say thank you.
Quebec City, Quebec, Riyak Plaza Buildings
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.
Quebec City, Quebec, Chef Holding A Pie
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 specialties including pork and venison, or comfort foods like poutine — a plate piled high with fries, brown gravy and creamy cheese curds and tourtieres, a savory meat pie spiced with clove and allspice and topped with a flaky crust. BYOB restaurants are popular in La Vielle Capital.
Quebec City, Quebec, Storefront
A storefront window with handbags

Shopping

In Vieux Quebec, seek out fine knits and cashmere, leather and suede clothing, Inuit art, specialty 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.

Day 3: Cruising

Day 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
CAN'T MISS FAVORITES
Latin Fiesta Dancing Salsa Cuba Cruise
Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba

Latin Fiesta

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 Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

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

Day 4: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Day 4
Sydney
Nova Scotia
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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Louisbourg Lighthouse
The Louisbourg Lighthouse during a beautiful day
Things to do in
Sydney
From 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The sight of the world's largest fiddle welcomes you to Sydney, Nova Scotia. In this enclave on Cape Breton Island, metropolitan charm meets down-home hospitality. Originally founded by Loyalists spooked by the American Revolution, Sydney remains a haven — but today, it's one replete with golf courses, a hearty music scene and the world-famous Cabot Trail. Step back into the 18th century while you walk among the town's classically inspired buildings and dramatically steepled churches. Cruise to Nova Scotia and stroll the boardwalk, indulge your inner lover of learning at the Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science, and end your day toe-tapping to Celtic beats.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Antique telephone
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 achieved invented only the telephone but also the world's fastest boat, Canada's first powered airplane flight and advanced recording technology. Marvel at his artifacts, films and family photographs.
Insider tip
The town center and Charlotte Street are only a five-minute walk from port.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Fort Louisbourg
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.
Insider tip
The currency is the Canadian Dollar, but some shops accept U.S. currency, too.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Historic Log Cabin
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 backdrop 11 period buildings, a general store and a one-room schoolhouse.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Baked Salmon Dish
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 downtown 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 favorite beer from Big Spruce Brewing.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Local Wool
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.

Day 5: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 5
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Picturesque Cityscape
A picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape
Things to do in
Halifax
From 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Halifax was founded as a naval base in 1749 — but you'd never know it from the vibe of this bustling urban capital today. Peer a little closer and you'll see the Citadel, the star-shaped fortress that still stands guard from its hilltop perch. Discover historic architecture, restaurants, museums and boutique shops on the restored waterfront. Hop a ferry to Dartmouth or visit Peggy's Cove. Jump onboard a Nova Scotia cruise and spend your day whale-watching, or sailing, and celebrate the day with some of the best beer and lobster the Maritimes have to offer.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Minke Whale Going Underwater
Halifax, Nova Scotia Minke Whale Going Underwater

Hit the High Seas

Hop aboard a boat tour of the harbor — 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.
Insider tip
Go sightseeing at your own pace with an all-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse On Rocky Coast
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.
Insider tip
Dining out? The typical tip is 10 to 15 percent of the pretax total.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Titanic Graves
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 artifacts and hear stories about the iconic event of 1912.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Steamed Lobster
A plate of steamed lobster

Local Cuisine

Halifax is a seafood feast. There are plenty of upscale eateries along the downtown 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 flavored 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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Maple Syrup
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 jewelry 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.

Day 6: Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 6
Saint John
New Brunswick
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Saint John, New Brunswick, St. Martins Sea Caves
Saint John, New Brunswick, St. Martins Sea Caves
Things to do in
Saint John
From 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In Saint John, New Brunswick, you'll discover a perfect mixture of natural and urban adventures. Canada's oldest incorporated city, Saint John is also the country's third-largest port and the only city located on the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides. Cruise to New Brunswick and stretch your legs while you catch a view of the bay on the Skywalk. Then, discover the local bounty at Saint John City Market, North America's oldest continuing farmers market, and check out its rafters that resemble a ship's inverted hull. Later, head out to explore Irving Nature Park's trails and Rockwood Park, a Stonehammer Geopark site.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Rocks On The Shore At Rockwood Park
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 kilometers (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.
Insider tip
Rockwood Park is great to visit in both winter and summer.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Carleton Martello Tower
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.
Insider tip
A 15 to 20 percent tip in restaurants and bars is expected in Canada and New Brunswick.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Hopewell Rocks
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.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Lobster Roll
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.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Rack Of Clothes
A rack of clothes

Shopping

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

Day 7: Bar Harbor, Maine

Day 7
Bar Harbor
Maine
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Bar Harbor, Maine Coastal Lighthouse
a lighthouse on the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine
Things to do in
Bar Harbor
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New England charm, scenic vistas and outdoor adventure have kept visitors returning to Bar Harbor for over 100 years. Unwind on the beach, and take in view of the soaring granite cliffs. Stretch your legs with a relaxed walk along the Shore Path. Explore the cobblestone streets of the town center and fuel up on fresh-caught lobster. Then, explore wild Acadia, Maine's only national park — hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the Atlantic seaboard. At the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the lush surrounding forests and ocean. Cruise to Maine and take the easy stroll around Jordan Pond to see the mountain reflected in the clear waters below.
Bar Harbor, Maine Barrels of Salt Water Taffy
Barrels filled with various flavors of salt water taffy

Treat Yourself

As you explore, stop for some saltwater taffy — try one of the 64 flavors 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?
Insider tip
These streets are made for walking: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes so you can take in the town on foot.
Bar Harbor, Maine Waterfront Building
A waterfront building in Bar Harbor, Maine

Slow Your Stroll

Bar Harbor runs on a slower speed. Take the day and walk the cobblestone 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.
Insider tip
Walk the Shore Path early in the morning to avoid crowds.
Bar Harbor, Maine Waves Crashing on Coast
Waves crashing on the coast in Bar Harbor, Maine

Adventure in Acadia

You'll feel like you 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 in the lakeside and surrounding mountains. Witness the force of Thunder Hole as the waves crash against the rocks.
Bar Harbor, Maine Lobster Dinner
A Maine lobster dinner platter

Local Cuisine

Maine is making its mark on the foodie map thanks to places like Bar Harbor. 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.
Bar Harbor, Maine Colorful Wooden Float Souvenirs
An assortment of colorful wooden float souvenirs in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shopping

Head to the cobblestone streets to collect artisan items that will remind you of your time in Bar Harbor. Pick up a colorful 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.

Day 8: Cruising

Day 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Grilled NY-Strip Steak -  Chops Grille
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.
FOR FOODIES
Grilled NY-Strip Steak -  Chops Grille
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
Chef's Table Dessert
A dessert at Chef's Table on Royal Caribbean cruises

Chef's Table

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: New York, New York

Day 9
New York
New York
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New York, New York, Lower Manhattan Skyscrapers
View of the skyscapers in lower Manhattan, New York
Things to do in
New York
From 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the City of Dreams, the Global Shopping Capital — New York City has as many opportunities for urban adventure as it has names. Make your way to Broadway to catch an iconic show. Marvel at the Statue of Liberty, holding out her famous torch to welcome you. Grab a hot dog from Billy's Hot Dog Cart and have a picnic in Central Park. Then, climb sky-high to top of the Empire State Building, or indulge your senses in one of the four other Burroughs of New York City: Head to hip Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for boutique shopping and innovative eats, or sample authentic Chinese street food in Flushing, Queens.
New York, New York, Statue of Liberty
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 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.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable shoes — this is a walking city.
New York, New York, Broadway sign
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 theaters like Lyceum or New Amsterdam Theatre. "Hamilton," "Wicked," "The Lion King" and "Phantom of the Opera" are some of the most renowned shows.
Insider tip
The subway is the easiest and least expensive way to get around the city.
New York, New York. Brooklyn near Williamsburg bridge
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.
Insider tip
The New York City Pass grants access to an on-off bus.
New York, New York, Pizza Slice
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.
New York, New York, Statue of Liberty souvenir
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.

Day 10 - 11: Cruising

Day 10 - 11
Cruising
At Sea
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Boleros Sitting Area
QN, Quantum of the Seas, Boleros Lounge, bar, lounge
LIGHTS OUT NIGHTS OUT
Boleros Sitting Area
QN, Quantum of the Seas, Boleros Lounge, bar, lounge

Boleros

Nighttime sizzles at Boleros, a Latin-themed club and hot spot. Try a variety of specialty 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.
Schooner Bar with Piano
QN, Quantum of the Seas, public spaces, Schooner Bar, piano, entertainment, lounge, dining, drinks

Schooner Bar

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

Day 12: Orlando, Florida

Day 12
Orlando
Port Canaveral, Florida
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Things to do in
Orlando
From 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

Trekkie Track

Lift off into interstellar exploration at the Kennedy Space Center. Among 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 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Insider tip
Bring cash for tolls on the Beachline Expressway between Port Canaveral and Orlando.

Get In 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.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable, broken-in walking shoes to the theme parks.

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 airboat 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 downtown 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. Stop by the family-owned Orange Blossom Indian River Citrus for Florida-grown oranges, grapefruits and other fruits during your Orlando cruise.

Day 13: Miami, Florida

Day 13
Miami
Florida
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Miami, Florida, Beach Walking Entrance
Entrance pathway to beach in Miami, Florida
Things to do in
Miami
Arrives at 8:00 AM
Miami moves to a rhythm all its own— from the sun-drenched beaches to a diverse blend of cultures. Indulge in the glitzy chic of Miami Beach and explore Little Havana’s deep-rooted Cuban heritage. Unwind on Key Biscayne’s serene shorelines, pedal along Ocean Drive or paddle a kayak through Oleta River State Park’s winding mangrove channels. Head to Coconut Grove to take in the bohemian vibe. Tour the Vizcaya estate’s Renaissance-inspired gardens. Miami cruises give guests the opportunity to check out the Perez Art Museum’s contemporary collections. Whether it’s deep-sea fishing, Art Deco architecture, world-class cuisine or endless nightlife, adventure shines bright in The Magic City.
Miami, Florida, Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue
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.
Miami, Florida, Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars
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 colorfully painted rooster statues to its hand-rolled cigar shops and open-air fruit markets, this is as authentic as it gets.
Miami, Florida, Wynwood Mural
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 neighborhood comes decked out in vibrant life-size murals by globally recognized talents. And don’t miss Wynwood Walls, a collection of old warehouses adorned with abstract paintings, graffiti quotes and unique sculptures.
Miami, Florida, Ropa Vieja Plate
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 flavors 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 savor ropa vieja (beef stew) for dinner. If seafood is your thing, crack into succulent stone crab claws, a true South Florida delicacy.
Miami, Florida, Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall
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 specialty stores. Cruise to Miami and head to Calle Ocho for hand-stitched guayabera shirts and hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

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