A fantastic cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the Caribbean and back.
Silversea Caribbean includes:
- FREE Economy Class Flights
- FREE Beverages
- FREE Gratuities
- Ultra Luxury
Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale
Arrive: Mon 16 March 2020 / Depart: Mon 16 March 2020 at 18:00
For a unique introduction to the Venice of America, you may want to take one of the yellow and green water taxis.This convenient local transport makes numerous stops along the Intracoastal Waterway and the New River, bringing you within short distance of shopping, dining and local attractions.Another option to see Fort Lauderdale from the water is on one of several sightseeing boats. These delightful cruises can be booked from locations at the waterfront and the Riverwalk area. They meander through the main waterways and past magnificent mansions owned by wealthy local families and celebrities from around the country and abroad.
Day 2 - Key West
Arrive: Tue 17 March 2020 at 08:00 / Depart: Tue 17 March 2020 at 16:00
You really haven't seen Florida until you've seen the Florida Keys. This archipelago consists of a 126-mile string of 1,000 beautiful coral islands stretching out at the south end of the state. Many of them are connected by the Overseas Highway (Highway U.S. 1). Key West, located 155 miles south of Miami, is the best known and southernmost spot in the continental U.S.A. It is a tropical blend of exotic foliage, beautiful waters and history-rich attractions. Since its founding in 1822, Key West has gone through many phases; over the years pirates, smugglers, writers and revolutionaries have made the Conch Republic their home. Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost and Thornton Wilder are among the most noted who came here to enjoy the idyllic setting and casual, relaxed atmosphere. In the early 1800s, pirates found the Keys' busy shipping lanes quite profitable and Key West an easy escape. When piracy was defeated, a new, legal industry emerged - wrecking. The history of the wreckers can be learned in the Wrecker's Museum, which features treasures of some of the most successful salvage operations. Other industries developed, including sponging and fine cigar making; the latter was introduced in the 1830s by Cubans who escaped from Spanish tyranny. In 1912, Henry Flagler's railroad between Key West and the mainland was completed; it was destroyed by a hurricane a few years later. Cigar makers moved to Tampa and the railroad and shipping trade with Havana ceased; the resourceful islanders discovered tourism as their salvation. Visitors to Key West find a number of attractions to enjoy - unique architecture and charming gardens, treasures from shipwrecks, picturesque streets to stroll around, delicious cuisine and scores of souvenir shops and art galleries.
Day 3 - At Sea
Day 4 - Santo Thomas de Castilla
Arrive: Thu 19 March 2020 at 09:00 / Depart: Thu 19 March 2020 at 18:00
This small country is not only the birthplace of the Mayan culture but also the geographic center of the area they inhabited, which is why it is known as the Heart of the Mayan World. Guatemala was called “Iximulew”, or Land of Corn, by the Maya, but its main agricultural export today is bananas. It enjoys a mild climate and a variety of ecosystems, including coastal plains, mountains, volcanoes, deserts, forests and jungles. The Mayan culture still dominates and can be seen in the faces of the people living here, the exotic variety of handmade traditional costumes, and the words spoken on the streets. Although Spanish is the most common tongue, you will also hear Garifuna, and up to 23 different Mayan languages. Each ethnic group differs itself from the others by wearing hand-woven textiles with unique patterns and colors, and by speaking their own language. This medley of colorful traditions, costumes and food make Guatemala an interesting country to visit. Inside the cruise terminal at Santo Tomas you will find a colorful market filled with all sorts of handmade crafts. Guatemala's hand-woven and hand-embroidered textiles are famous for their quality and unique designs and are perfect for souvenirs. The designs often have religious or magical meanings, and may identify a certain group or village. Also for sale will be crafts made from wood and stone. To obtain the best prices for your souvenirs, be sure to bargain – room to discount will be built into the price you are first quoted.
Day 5 - Belize
Day 6 - Costa Maya
Arrive: Sat 21 March 2020 at 07:00 / Depart: Sat 21 March 2020 at 15:00
Day 7 - At Sea
Day 9 - Fort Lauderdale
Arrive: Mon 23 March 2020 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 23 March 2020
For a unique introduction to the Venice of America, you may want to take one of the yellow and green water taxis.This convenient local transport makes numerous stops along the Intracoastal Waterway and the New River, bringing you within short distance of shopping, dining and local attractions.Another option to see Fort Lauderdale from the water is on one of several sightseeing boats. These delightful cruises can be booked from locations at the waterfront and the Riverwalk area. They meander through the main waterways and past magnificent mansions owned by wealthy local families and celebrities from around the country and abroad
key West Pier
Wall Beach, Fort Lauderdale
Tiger Fern waterfall in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize
Silversea in Mexico
Key West Signpost
Tobacco Caye aerial in Belize barrier reef with boat
USA Holiday Stopovers
Why not add in the 'Land of the Midnight Sun' - Iceland -on your way to your holiday in the USA. We have put together a great stopover in Iceland for 2 or 3 nights which includes accommodation and the Golden Circle Trip which includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, the geo thermal area of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.
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