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Tampa , Florida | Key West , Florida | Kralendijk , Bonaire | Willemstad , Curacao | Oranjestad , Aruba | George Town , Grand Cayman | Tampa , Florida

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RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

INTIMT. OPPSLUKENDE. UFORGLEMMELIG.

Oppdag nye horisonter fra toppen av klatreveggen. Lær matlaging av en erfaren kokk på et kulinarisk kurs, eller oppdag en ny favorittvin på Vintages. Alt dette på ditt mest spennende eventyr så langt.

DAG 1 - Avreisedato

Tampa, Florida

AVREISE:
4:00 PM

ET SJØRØVERPARADIS

Cruise fra Tampa og start morgenen med en Café Con Leche i det historiske cubansk-spanske nabolaget i Ybor City. Ta så Teco Line-trikken til Channel District hvor du kan utforske Florida akvarium eller SS American Victory, et skip fra 2. verdenskrig som har blitt gjort om til museum.

Cruise fra Tampa og start morgenen med en Café Con Leche i det historiske cubansk-spanske nabolaget i Ybor City. Ta så Teco Line-trikken til Channel District hvor du kan utforske Florida akvarium eller SS American Victory, et skip fra 2. verdenskrig som har blitt gjort om til museum.

Ting å gjøre

i Tampa

KULTURDOSE

Spaser langs Tampa Riverwalk og se hvor det fører deg. Du kan utforske interaktive utstillinger på Tampa Bay History Center, eller prøve deg på paddleboarding fra Sail Pavilion. Tampa kunstmuseums samlinger spenner fra gammelt til moderne  – og Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park er hjemsted for sprutefontener, en lekeplass og flott byutsikt.

SLÅ DEG NED I SANDEN

En halvtimes kjøretur vest for Downtown viser deg golfkysten, som er dekket av en rekke strender med sukkerstrand. Clearwater Beach og St. Pete Beach tilbyr begge en pulserende kystatmosfære, mens Caladesi Island State Park og Fort DeSoto Park byr på rolige settinger.

MATNYTTIG

Besøk Florida akvarium for å møte over 20 tusen arter av akvatiske planter og dyr. Cruise til Tampa og se elveotere på Florida Wetlands og ringhalede lemurer på vei til Madagaskar. Så kan du hilse på Goliatgrouper, rokker, revfisker, havskilpadder og haier i Bays & Beaches-habitatet.

DET LOKALE KJØKKENET

Tampas matkultur en blanding av cubanske, spanske, italienske og floribbeanske innslag. Lokale råbarer serverer ferske reker, østers, kamskjell og grouper fra Mexicogolfen. The Cuban Sandwich – fullstappet med Genoa-salami – er en klassiker i byen. For en smak av autentisk Florida Cracker-mat, prøv Sofkee-grøt, Pilau (riskaker) eller stekt alligatorhale under ditt neste Tampa-cruise.

SHOPPING

Kjøp tropiske klær og Florida-inspirerte suvenirer på Channelside Bay Plaza, like ved havnen. Kjør til Hyde Park Village for eksklusive boutique-forretninger og sjekk ut den lokale sportsbutikken Salt Pines. Ingenting slår Ybor City når det gjelder særpregede vintage-butikker og håndrullede sigarer.

INSIDER TIP

Den gamle, luftkondisjonerte Teco-sporvognen kan transportere deg mellom Tampa sentrum, Channelside og Ybor City, med 11 stasjoner langs en 4,5 kilometer strekning. Billetter kan kjøpes på stasjonene.

DAG 2 - DOKKET

Key West, Florida

ANKOMMER:
11:00 AM
AVREISE:
6:00 PM
THE KEY

TO ADVENTURE

Key West is the very definition of laid-back living. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this colorful island at the end of the Florida peninsula marches to the beat of its own steel drum. Pedal past charming pastel-colored porches, paddleboard through thick mangroves, or join a sunset block party in Mallory Square. And if the locals don’t charm you, the key lime pie will.

Sunset at beach by pier in Key West, FLorida
Pelicans hanging out on dock in Key West, FLorida
Houses on Water in Key West, FLorida

Key West is the very definition of laid-back living. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this colorful island at the end of the Florida peninsula marches to the beat of its own steel drum. Pedal past charming pastel-colored porches, paddleboard through thick mangroves, or join a sunset block party in Mallory Square. And if the locals don’t charm you, the key lime pie will.

Sunset at beach by pier in Key West, FLorida
Pelicans hanging out on dock in Key West, FLorida
Houses on Water in Key West, FLorida
Things To Do

in Key West

Garden Party Parrot Jungle, Key West

Garden Party

Meet macaws and play with parrots at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden, a haven for rescued exotic birds.

Aerial view of street, in Key West, FLorida

CONCH CABOOSE

Hop on the world-famous Conch Train to get a lesson in Key West history and hear local legends while touring Old Town and some of the island’s most iconic landmarks.

Shops at a Square in Key West, FLorida

SQUARE DANCING

In the hours leading up to dusk, head to Mallory Square and watch as it comes to life with acrobats, dancers and performers. The grand finale is a sunset you must see to believe.

A piece of Key Lime pie with lime slices on the side

LOCAL CUISINE

You can catch all kinds of exotic fish in Key West’s tropical waters, so it’s no surprise that much of the local cuisine centers on fresh seafood. Be sure to try some conch fritters and the iconic key lime pie, of course. When it comes to bars, you’ll find no shortage along lively Duval Street.

Souvenir shells at a shop in Key West

SHOPPING

In Mallory Square, you’ll find lots of local vendors selling seashells, souvenirs, cigars, rum, and of course, key lime pie. If you’re looking for art galleries and clothing boutiques, head to Duval Street.

DAG 3 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

SOLEKLARE FAVORITTER

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

Ting å gjøre

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Mini Golf

ON PAR FOR ADVENTURE

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

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 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

DAG 4 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

FOR MATELSKERE

Shrimp Wonton Soup served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.

Shrimp Wonton Soup served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.

Ting å gjøre

Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.
Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation. Now that’s fresh.

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.

DAG 5 - DOKKET

Kralendijk, Bonaire

ANKOMMER:
9:00 AM
AVREISE:
6:00 PM
DEEP DIVE INTO

ADVENTURE

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.

Flamingos flying over vegetation in Kralendijk, Bonaire
Cactus growing on the shore of Washington Slagbaai National Park in Bonaire

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.

Flamingos flying over vegetation in Kralendijk, Bonaire
Cactus growing on the shore of Washington Slagbaai National Park in Bonaire
Things To Do

in Kralendijk

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.’

Seaside deck on Sorobon Beach in Kralendijk, Bonaire

Beaching It

Unwind onshore or go windsurfing in the warm, shallow waters of Sorobon Beach, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.

Close up of Bananaquit Bird, birdwatching in Kralendijk, Bonaire

For the Birds

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

Closeup of goat stew, specialty of Kralendijk

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.

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.

DAG 6 - DOKKET

Willemstad, Curacao

ANKOMMER:
8:00 AM
AVREISE:
6:00 PM

ADVENTURE IN FULL COLOR

Discover the colonial-era fortresses and other landmarks of Willemstad on a trolley ride before exploring more on your own. Go on a distillery tour to sample the island’s signature spirit, Blue Curaçao, or make some new marine friends at the Sea Aquarium. Enjoy the island’s stunning turquoise seas on a boat, snorkeling or just relaxing on the sands.

Where the land divides along the sea forming a nice beach below the town of Willemstad, Curacao
Giant waves crashing on the coast of Willemstad, Curacao in Shete Boka Park
Cacti among nature in Christoffel National Park during a scenic hike in Willemstad, Curacao

Discover the colonial-era fortresses and other landmarks of Willemstad on a trolley ride before exploring more on your own. Go on a distillery tour to sample the island’s signature spirit, Blue Curaçao, or make some new marine friends at the Sea Aquarium. Enjoy the island’s stunning turquoise seas on a boat, snorkeling or just relaxing on the sands.

Where the land divides along the sea forming a nice beach below the town of Willemstad, Curacao
Giant waves crashing on the coast of Willemstad, Curacao in Shete Boka Park
Cacti among nature in Christoffel National Park during a scenic hike in Willemstad, Curacao
Things To Do

in Willemstad

Waves crashing on the coast of the Shete Boka Park in Willemstad, Curacao

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.

Hiking through the Christoffel National Park with a view of a nature landscape with the ocean in the distance

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.

An underground cave known as Hato Caves in Willemstad, Curacao

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.

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.

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.

DAG 7 - DOKKET

Oranjestad, Aruba

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVREISE:
5:00 PM
TWO SIDES TO

EVERY ADVENTURE

Oranjestad is best known for its colorful Dutch Colonial ‘gingerbread’ houses painted in bright Caribbean hues, powdery white beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine water. Explore Aruba’s unique geological formations amid desert-like landscapes. Or discover aquatic wonders under the waves on a snorkeling excursion or a thrilling submarine ride. Sun-seekers can choose the beach that best suits their style, from the activity-filled De Palm Island to resort-studded Palm Beach, one of the island’s most glorious stretches of sand.

Divi-divi tree at sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Natural Bridge at Blackstone Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Rocky landscape with cactus, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad is best known for its colorful Dutch Colonial ‘gingerbread’ houses painted in bright Caribbean hues, powdery white beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine water. Explore Aruba’s unique geological formations amid desert-like landscapes. Or discover aquatic wonders under the waves on a snorkeling excursion or a thrilling submarine ride. Sun-seekers can choose the beach that best suits their style, from the activity-filled De Palm Island to resort-studded Palm Beach, one of the island’s most glorious stretches of sand.

Divi-divi tree at sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Natural Bridge at Blackstone Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Rocky landscape with cactus, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba
Things To Do

in Oranjestad

Rocky and volcanic stone circles of the Natural Pool, "Conchi,", Oranjestad, Aruba

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.

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.

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.

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.

Closeup of colorful Dutch architecture, Oranjestad, Aruba

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.

DAG 8 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

SOLFYLTE DAGER

Family Enjoying the Pool and Tanning
Guests Enjoying the Solarium

Family Enjoying the Pool and Tanning
Guests Enjoying the Solarium

Ting å gjøre

Girls Diving and Swimming in the Covered Pool
Pools

SWIM IT TO WIN IT

Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, with complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity to enjoy a frosty cocktail.

Guests Enjoying the Drinks and Pool at the Solarium
Solarium

SUN AND SERENITY

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.

DAG 9 - TILBRINGERTJENESTE

George Town, Grand Cayman

ANKOMMER:
10:00 AM
AVREISE:
6:00 PM

LAID BACK LUXURY

Grand Cayman strikes the perfect balance between glitzy glamor and easygoing island life. You can hit the famous Seven Mile Beach and just chill, Cayman Mama in hand. Swim with stingrays on a snorkeling safari. Or treat yourself to a little retail therapy at some of the best designer shops in the world.

Aerial view of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman
Stingrays in the crystal clear waters of George Town, Grand Cayman
People riding horseback on the beach, George Town, Grand Cayman.

Grand Cayman strikes the perfect balance between glitzy glamor and easygoing island life. You can hit the famous Seven Mile Beach and just chill, Cayman Mama in hand. Swim with stingrays on a snorkeling safari. Or treat yourself to a little retail therapy at some of the best designer shops in the world.

Aerial view of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman
Stingrays in the crystal clear waters of George Town, Grand Cayman
People riding horseback on the beach, George Town, Grand Cayman.
Things To Do

in George Town

Close-up of a Hawksbill turtle in George Town, Grand Cayman

Swim with Sea Turtles

The whole family can swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot..

Palm trees swaying on the Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman

Stroll the Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is actually five-and-a-half miles of coral sands and crystal-clear shoreline. But it’s peppered with restaurants, bars, and upscale resorts— and it was named one of the world’s Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel + Life.

Palm trees in the North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman

Tee Off in Paradise

Hit the green at the North Sound Club, the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands.

Two women swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman

Get to Know the Locals

Take your adventure underwater and mingle with southern stingrays in Stingray City’s calm waters.

A grouper sandwich on a white plate

Local Cuisine

Locally caught fish is the main attraction in Grand Cayman cuisine. And you’ll find plenty of shellfish served marinated, in fritters, or in hearty chowders. Rum is the drink of choice, so make sure you try the “Cayman Mama,” a local signature cocktail made with light and coconut rums, banana liqueur, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, and a dash of Grenadine or strawberry syrup. Cheers!

DAG 10 - TIL SJØS

CRUISING

TING SOM ENDRER ALT

Performers dancing on stage for Piano Man Cruise Show on Radiance of the Seas

Performers dancing on stage for Piano Man Cruise Show on Radiance of the Seas

Ting å gjøre

Performer singing on stage during Piano Man Show in Radiance of the Seas
Piano Man

SING US A SONG TONIGHT

Take a trip down memory lane as pianists tickle the ivories to the great contemporary piano ballads of our time.

The logo of the Pure Country original production of Royal Caribbean
Pure Country

A GRAND OLE TIME

Take a hand clappin' crash-course in Pure Country! covering everything from classics to new country hits.

DAG 11 - Ankomstdato

Tampa, Florida

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM

EN SKATT VED BUKTA

Tampa tilbyr mange eventyr for alle aldre. Ta med familien til Glazer Children’s Museum. Besøk Busch Gardens for spennende fornøyelser. Rusle like utenfor byen til pulverstrender. Eller sjekk ut verdenskjente kunstmuseer i naboområdet St. Petersburg. Florida-natur, cubansk-spansk mat, en morsom piratarv – få med deg hele pakken før du drar hjem.

Tampa tilbyr mange eventyr for alle aldre. Ta med familien til Glazer Children’s Museum. Besøk Busch Gardens for spennende fornøyelser. Rusle like utenfor byen til pulverstrender. Eller sjekk ut verdenskjente kunstmuseer i naboområdet St. Petersburg. Florida-natur, cubansk-spansk mat, en morsom piratarv – få med deg hele pakken før du drar hjem.

Ting å gjøre

i Tampa

KULTURDOSE

Spaser langs Tampa Riverwalk og se hvor det fører deg. Du kan utforske interaktive utstillinger på Tampa Bay History Center, eller prøve deg på paddleboarding fra Sail Pavilion. Tampa kunstmuseums samlinger spenner fra gammelt til moderne  – og Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park er hjemsted for sprutefontener, en lekeplass og flott byutsikt.

SLÅ DEG NED I SANDEN

En halvtimes kjøretur vest for Downtown viser deg golfkysten, som er dekket av en rekke strender med sukkerstrand. Clearwater Beach og St. Pete Beach tilbyr begge en pulserende kystatmosfære, mens Caladesi Island State Park og Fort DeSoto Park byr på rolige settinger.

MATNYTTIG

Besøk Florida akvarium for å møte over 20 tusen arter av akvatiske planter og dyr. Cruise til Tampa og se elveotere på Florida Wetlands og ringhalede lemurer på vei til Madagaskar. Så kan du hilse på Goliatgrouper, rokker, revfisker, havskilpadder og haier i Bays & Beaches-habitatet.

DET LOKALE KJØKKENET

Tampas matkultur en blanding av cubanske, spanske, italienske og floribbeanske innslag. Lokale råbarer serverer ferske reker, østers, kamskjell og grouper fra Mexicogolfen. The Cuban Sandwich – fullstappet med Genoa-salami – er en klassiker i byen. For en smak av autentisk Florida Cracker-mat, prøv Sofkee-grøt, Pilau (riskaker) eller stekt alligatorhale under ditt neste Tampa-cruise.

SHOPPING

Kjøp tropiske klær og Florida-inspirerte suvenirer på Channelside Bay Plaza, like ved havnen. Kjør til Hyde Park Village for eksklusive boutique-forretninger og sjekk ut den lokale sportsbutikken Salt Pines. Ingenting slår Ybor City når det gjelder særpregede vintage-butikker og håndrullede sigarer.

INSIDER TIP

CityPASS gir deg adgang til byens beste attraksjoner, som Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo og mer, alt for en pakkepris på $ 106 for voksne og $ 96 for barn – og det er gyldig i 9 påfølgende dager.

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