8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Mariner of the Seas from Orlando, Port Canaveral, Florida Kralendijk, Bonaire, Architecture Aerial
The 8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Orlando, Port Canaveral, Florida visits Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Orlando (Port Canaveral), 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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8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
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Explore Mariner of the Seas
Day 1 - Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Day 2 - 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Oranjestad, Aruba
Day 5 - Willemstad, Curacao
Day 6 - Kralendijk, Bonaire
Day 7 - 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
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Kralendijk, Bonaire, Architecture Aerial
Aerial view of the shoreside architecture in Kralendijk, Bonaire
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8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Leaving from
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Onboard
Mariner of the Seas
Day Port
1
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Departs at 4:00 PM
2 - 3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Oranjestad, Aruba
From 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5
Willemstad, Curacao
From 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6
Kralendijk, Bonaire
From 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7 - 8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Mariner of the Seas

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Mariner of the Seas
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Mariner of the Seas Docked Aerial
Mariner of the Seas Docked Aerial
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Mariner of the Seas
This isn't your same-old, never bold weekend. This is a boredom busting getaway packed with new ways to play— like an intergalactic glow-in-the-dark laser battle, tiki-inspired cocktails in The Bamboo Room, and time-traveling theatrics in Gallery of Dreams. Mariner of the Seas® has all the action you need to ditch that road trip.

GOODBYE SAME OLD, HELLO WAY BOLD

Hang ten on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Challenge bots and aliens on a glow-in-the-dark laser tag field in Battle for Planet Z℠. Launch yourself into a virtual world on a bungee trampoline in the Sky Pad℠. Or race down The Perfect Storm℠ waterslides. This is adventure designed to thrill even the boldest weekend warriors.

ACTION-PACKED EATS

Fuel up on game-day favorites at Playmakers℠ Bar & Arcade, savor a taste of Italy at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, or say "Konnichiwa" to fresh sushi and sashimi at Izumi. Then, sip tiki-inspired craft cocktails at The Bamboo Room.

THRILLING THEATRICS

Journey through the ages to Mozart's Austria and the Wild, Wild West in Gallery of Dreams. Watch fierce skating stunts and dazzling acrobatics at an ice skating show, like Ice Under the Big Top. Or catch an exclusive performance by one of our talented guest entertainers.

Day 1: Orlando, Florida

Day 1
Orlando
Port Canaveral, Florida
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Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, Florida
Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, Florida
Things to do in
Orlando
Departs at 4:00 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.
Space Shuttle, Orlando, Florida
Space Shuttle, Orlando, Florida

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.
Universal Studios Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida
Universal Studios Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida

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.
Surfer's Standing Beach Waves, Orlando, Florida
Surfer's Standing Beach Waves, Orlando, Florida

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.
Fish Tacos Cuisine, Orlando, Florida
Fish Tacos Cuisine, Orlando, Florida

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.
Canoes at Night, Orlando, Florida
Canoes at Night, Orlando, Florida

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 2 - 3: Cruising

Day 2 - 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Man Doing Air Trick
Man Doing Air Trick on Flowrider
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Skypad Daytime Girl Jumping
Skypad Daytime Girl Jumping

Sky Pad®

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad®. Whether you’re smashing candies in a sugar-coated world or traveling light years into the future — this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a whole new universe of possibility.
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.
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Boy Ice Skating with his Family
Family's First Time Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve got moves like the Great One, you’ll have a great time every time at the ice skating rink.

Day 4: Oranjestad, Aruba

Day 4
Oranjestad
Aruba
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Divi-divi Tree at Sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Divi-divi Tree at Sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Things to do in
Oranjestad
From 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Welcome to Aruba— or as the locals say, Bon bini. Here Dutch traditions mix with island charm. The capital and port town of Oranjestad, is best known for its colorful Dutch Colonial ‘gingerbread’ houses painted in bright Caribbean hues. While Aruba is only 20 miles from tip to tip, it is packed with incredible contrasts. Cruise to Aruba and go from relaxing in a tropical paradise to trekking rugged desert in no time. The southern coast is one giant photo op— a bustling port town surrounded by powdery white beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine waters. To the north, waves crash onto a rocky coast, scattered with cliffs, cacti and divi-divi trees. Best of all, you don’t have to choose which spots to hit— just which to hit first.

ROADS LESS TRAVELED

Buckle up for an off-road 4X4 ride through the rough and rugged Aruba Arikok National Park. Along the way, you’ll spot the local plants and wildlife of the craggy but beautiful coastline on your way to Conchi, a natural pool created by the ocean’s relentless crashing waves.
Insider tip
Free trolleys run in a loop from the port to the downtown area.
Oranjestad, Aruba, California lighthouse
Sunny day at the California Lighthouse in Hudishibana, Oranjestad, Aruba

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

Perched on the northwestern tip of the island, you can climb to the top of the recently renovated California Lighthouse for panoramic views of the crashing waves of the windward coast. From 100 feet up, you can even see the tranquil waters of the leeward shore.
Insider tip
Locals love lunch, so this is when you’ll find great specials.
Rocky shore at Boca Prins Beach, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba
Rocky shore at Boca Prins Beach, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba

SEA FLOOR EXPLORING

The water off Aruba is teeming with marine life and you can see it all up close by riding in a high-tech submarine 150 feet below the sea. As you explore in comfort during your Aruba cruise, you'll pass schools of tropical fish, huge sponge gardens, colorful coral reefs, wreck sites and even scuba divers.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Pumpkin Soup
A bowl of pumpkin soup

LOCAL CUISINE

Taste your way through the multicultural heritage of the island. Sample Argentine meat dishes, Venezuelan empanadas and arepas, and nutty Dutch cheeses. Or for something a little more Caribbean, try a hearty pumpkin soup or gumbo with some pan bati— a pancake made from wheat and corn flour.

SHOPPING

The three-story Royal Plaza Mall and Renaissance Mall offer incredible duty-free deals, all within easy walking distance of the port. Here you can snag luxury designer jewelry and watches, but also pick up traditional Dutch items like Delft (blue and white) pottery and locally made aloe products.

Day 5: Willemstad, Curacao

Day 5
Willemstad
Curacao
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Things to do in
Willemstad
From 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Curaçao is a treasure trove of cultural attractions, rich history, and natural scenery — from desert landscapes and rugged cliffs to 38 spectacular, and mostly secluded, beaches. Sint Anna Bay separates the two sides of the capital of Willemstad. Punda, the original settlement, is a tidy grid filled with shops and unique markets, restaurants and open-air cafes. Not to mention the famous tropicalized Dutch architecture in vibrant hues. Otrobanda (literally, “the other side”) is a maze of narrow streets and even narrower alleyways. And at only 40 miles long, a wide variety of island adventures are within easy reach during your Curaçao cruise.

STOP FOR A PHOTO OP

Take a scenic ride through Shete Boka Park for three incredible sites— the Boka Tabla, where waves break so high against a rocky inlet they look like a geyser; the Boka Pistol, where giant waves make a thunderous sound as they crash into an underground cavern; and the natural bridge which the ocean has carved out of the rock.
Insider tip
Be sure to catch the swinging Queen Emma Bridge in action from the deck during sailaway.

TAKE A HIKE

Head to the 4,450-acre wildlife preserve, Christoffel Park National Curaçao, to spend the day immersed in unspoiled nature. Hike or bike any of eight trails and get to know the indigenous flora and fauna— like white-tailed deer, barn owls, blue iguanas, and rare wild orchids.
Insider tip
The tap water is safe to drink and refreshingly good thanks to the seawater distillery.

HISTORY AND MYSTERY

Discover stalagmites, stalactites, unique species and local lore inside the Hato Caves. These ancient limestone caverns are filled with pools, waterfalls, and 1,500-year-old cave paintings. Cruise to Curaçao and cross the mystical underground lake before entering two large caverns lined with ancient Arawak petroglyphs.
Willemstad, Curacao, Peanut Soup
Two bowls of peanut soup

Local Cuisine

For a taste of the real Curacao, explore the capital and stop at local eateries like Plaza Bieu, Trio Penotti or La Boheme. At spots like these, you'll find a storm of local flavors reflective of the cultural mix. Try kabritu, curried goat stew, or ayaka, meat-filled tamales wrapped in banana leaves. Or savor African peanut soup with bananas.
Willemstad, Curacao, Dresses at market
An assortment of dresses for sale at a market

Shopping

Walk by multicolored storefronts filled with local arts and crafts in the Punda and Otrobanda districts. Or venture into the New Market, a place to find handicrafts from Curacao, like the quintessential Dutch clogs, and souvenirs like hammocks from neighboring islands.

Day 6: Kralendijk, Bonaire

Day 6
Kralendijk
Bonaire
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Things to do in
Kralendijk
From 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
It’s always sunny in Bonaire, where the days last nearly twelve hours and the adventure never ends. The countless coral reefs surrounding its shores are home to more than 400 species of marine life, earning it the nickname ‘Diver’s Paradise.’ But for some of the best snorkeling, head to the islet of Klein Bonaire. Or hop on a glass-bottomed gondola for prime undersea views— no swimming required. Cruise to Bonaire and do some onshore exploring at Washington Slagbaii National Park, which covers a fifth of the island. With its dramatic desert landscape, mangrove lagoons, famous pink flamingos and unrivaled dive spots, Bonaire offers endless outdoor adventures— along with a healthy dose of colonial charm.
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Marine Park Coral School
School of fish swimming by the corals in Bonaire's National Marine Park

Chief of the Reef

Explore 86 unique dive sites at Bonaire Marine Park and discover why they call the island ‘Diver’s Paradise.’
Insider tip
Restaurants may include a standard 10-15% service charge on the bill. If not, a gratuity of 10-20% is appropriate.

Beaching It

Unwind onshore or go windsurfing in the warm, shallow waters of Sorobon Beach, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.
Insider tip
Official dive sites accessible from the shore are marked by yellow stones on the coastal road.
Close up of Bananaquit Bird, Birdwatching, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Close up of Bananaquit Bird, Birdwatching, Kralendijk, Bonaire

For the Birds

Hike through Bonair’s historic plantations while mingling with parrots, parakeets and pink flamingos in Washington Slagbaai National Park.

Local Cuisine

You’ll find lots of traditional Creole fare, like keshi yena (cheese stuffed meat) and kabritu stoba (goat stew), blended with Dutch specialties on menus across the island. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the conch stew— it’s a local delicacy. And be sure to cap off your meal with a cone from Kralendijk’s Lovers’ Ice Cream.
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Flamingo Shaped Souvenirs
Flamingo shaped souvenirs

Shopping

For your fix of duty-free deals, head to Harborside Mall, located just steps from the port in Kralendijk. You’ll find plenty of luxury jewelry, flamingo-themed souvenirs, and knick-knacks for diving and snorkeling.

Day 7 - 8: Cruising

Day 7 - 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Explorer of the Seas Johnny Rockets Food Feast
Friends Enjoying Hamburgers, Melts and French Fries
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Navigator of the Seas Playmaker Table
Man Playing Pool at Playmakers

Playmakers℠ Bar & Arcade

With a menu of game-day favorites and icy-cold draughts on tap, anything you order at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is a winner. And while you’re working on a signature Playmakers Burger or the five-scoop Touchdown Sundae, you can catch your home team live on dozens of screens or face off against your friends in the arcade.
Dog House Coney Island Hot Dog
Dog House Coney Island Hot Dog

Dog House

Everybody loves a great hot dog. Some like theirs served the classic way — between toasted buns with a drizzle of mustard, ketchup and relish. Others prefer theirs course-ground and sprinkled with sauerkraut, Old-World style. And some like hot dogs crafted with a creative twist — like a chicken sausage flavored with juicy apple. Whatever kind of foot long you fancy, Dog House serves up the best sausages at sea.
Main Dining Room Mother and Daughter Soup

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.

Day 9: Orlando, Florida

Day 9
Orlando
Port Canaveral, Florida
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Things to do in
Orlando
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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.
Space Shuttle, Orlando, Florida
Space Shuttle, Orlando, Florida

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.
Universal Studios Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida
Universal Studios Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida

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.
Surfer's Standing Beach Waves, Orlando, Florida
Surfer's Standing Beach Waves, Orlando, Florida

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.
Fish Tacos Cuisine, Orlando, Florida
Fish Tacos Cuisine, Orlando, Florida

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.
Canoes at Night, Orlando, Florida
Canoes at Night, Orlando, Florida

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.

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