One of the best ways to escape winter and see the Western Caribbean Islands is on a 7 day cruise from New Orleans. We will arrive the day before the cruise in order to enjoy some time in New Orleans. Then it's all aboard the Norwegian Jewel for visits to Cozumel, Mexico, Belize City, Belize, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, and Costa Maya, Mexico. Each port of call is unique with its own distinct personality and stunning sights. Our floating hotel is a spectacular cruise ship with many restaurants and bars, lounges and spacious cabins. Our balcony cabins are perfect for viewing the islands or just watching the ocean while enjoying coffee on the balcony. This is a great break from winter. Join us as we go cruising!
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Saturday, January 25 – Arrive New Orleans; Welcome Dinner (D)
Schedule your flight to arrive no later than 4:00 pm. The tour will begin at the hotel at 6:00 pm in the courtyard of our French Quarter hotel. After introductions, we will walk to a restaurant in the French Quarter for our welcome dinner.
Sunday, January 26 – Morning Sightseeing Tour; Board the Norwegian Jewel (B,D)
New Orleans continues to be one of the most unique cities in the US, heavily influenced by the blended cultures of French and Creole. We'll enjoy a tour of the city, concluding at the ship. We'll board the beautiful Norwegian Jewel and get settled in before we gather to have dinner together.
Monday, January 27 – Full day at Sea (B,L,D)
An "at sea day" gives you the opportunity to take advantage of all the ship has to offer or just sit on your balcony and enjoy the water. The WTT tour leader will hold regular get-togethers as we go through the week to assist the group with plans for meals, shore excursions, and to get to know your fellow travelers better.
Tuesday, January 28 – Cozumel, Mexico (B,L,D)
The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. The island and its only town, San Miguel, retain much of their original warmth and charm.
Wednesday, January 29 – Belize City, Belize (B,L,D)
Long before the 17th-century powers fought over Belizean sovereignty, a complex Mayan civilization flourished here. Today, many of the architectural treasures from that amazing lost culture remain for us to explore in virtually untouched jungles.
Thursday, January 30 – Roatan Bay Islands, Honduras (B,L,D)
Beautiful and unspoiled, Roatan is a peaceful, eco-tourist's dream, just 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. Teeming with marine life and home to some of the best pillar coral in the Caribbean, the pristine Belizean Reef is a diver’s paradise. And the beauty of Tabyana Beach is always a sight to see.
Friday, January 31 – Costa Maya, Mexico (B,L,D)
This unspoiled coastal paradise in the Yucatán sprawls off the beaten path, with brilliant butterflies, exotic tropical birds, deer, monkeys – even jaguars are said to roam the remote parts of this pristine jungle.
Saturday, February 1 – Full Day at Sea (B,L,D)
The ship offers numerous activities while at sea. There is entertainment, spas and fitness, casinos, shopping and behind the scene tours of the ship - just to name a few.
Sunday, February 2 – Return Home from New Orleans (B)
All good things must end. Schedule your return flight no earlier than 2:00 pm. The WTT tour leader will assist with organizing ride-sharing to the airport.