from Miami CRUISE ONLY: Beaches, jungles and amazingly blue waters beckon during this 10-day cruise
10-Nights accommodation onboard Star Pride
All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
Welcome cocktails at reception
All onboard entertainment
Unlimited use of Fitness Center
Unlimited use of all water sports equipment
Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings
Port taxes and government fees.
Overnight in Cozumel with time to snorkel or dive Chankanaab, an eco-park with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles or travel to Chichen Itza
At Santo Tomas de Castilla find the UNESCO site Quiriqua Archaeological National Park with its impressive Mayan ruins
Appreciate all the cultural influences found in Key West, including Hemingway’s house and Truman’s Little White House
Visit the Howler Monkey Sanctuary in Belize
Snorkel in the ocean playground around Roatan, part of the huge Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
Climb the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins near Costa Maya for amazing views
10 Night Cruise sailing from Miami return onboard Star Pride.
Beaches, jungles and amazingly blue waters beckon during this 10-day cruise that crosses the Caribbean from Florida and explores the warm coastlines and jungles of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize. Wander among the historic furnishings of the Truman Little White House in Key West, Florida or track down one of the many friendly 6-toed descendants of Ernest Hemingway’s cats. Seek out crocodiles, flamingos, iguanas, and pelicans near the shores of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve near Costa Maya, Mexico, or venture deeper into the coastal jungle to catch a glimpse of howler monkeys, toucans or even a reclusive puma or jaguar. Swim with dolphins and snorkel with vibrant tropical fish in the protected island waters of Roatan, Honduras, a scenic stop along the massive Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Relax on Playa del Carmen’s extraordinary beaches with fruity cocktails and jicama fries, or dive deep among brilliant underwater caverns during an overnight stay in Cozumel, Mexico.
Highlights of this cruise:
With an average temperature of a pleasant 76°, there seems to be something for everyone in Miami. South Beach’s trendy nightlife, the charm of the Art Deco district, the calypso energy of Little Havana, the busy Calle Ocho area, the luxury of Miami Beach and the Coral Gables, the variety of shopping in Coconut Grove and the sports lures of deep-sea fishing, golf, boating, and tennis – only the beginning of the delights to be found here.
Key West, Florida
This southernmost city of Florida is only 90 miles from Cuba, only accessible from the mainland via the Overseas Highway, and famed for is coral reefs that are a destination for divers and snorkelers, and its stunning beaches. Two of the notable buildings of Key West are the Ernest Hemingway House, where he lived for 8 years, and the Harry S. Truman Little White House. The National Register of Historic Places includes the Porter House and the Gato House.
Costa Maya, Mexico
Costa Maya is the closest gateway to the Chaccoben Mayan Ruins some of which you can climb to get an amazing view. The port features interesting shopping, local artisans and good restaurant and bars. It is part of the massive Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, home to sharks, dolphins and turtles and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve where jaguars, monkeys and hundreds of bird species live.
The ocean playground around Roatan is part of the huge Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. These protected waters provide excellent snorkeling, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and other marine life and pristine powdery white beaches. Sample tradition island cuisine like conch, baleadas or pastilles in one of the many excellent cafes accompanied by delicious Honduran coffee.
Belize City, Belize
With an origin as a logging camp and exporter of mahogany, Belize City is known now as the gateway to lovely nature and beautiful offshore islands. But stay in town long enough to check out the Swing Bridge – the only functioning manually operated bridge in the world. Then find the Cave Branch River for a float through ancient Mayan caves or visit the howler monkeys at the Community Baboon Sanctuary.
The Mesamerican Barrier Reef spans 14 miles around the Mexican island of Cozumel and the impressive marine diversity here makes it an excellent place for snorkeling and diving. Chankanaab, an eco-park surrounding a lagoon offers underwater caverns that are home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. Or take a ferry ride over to the mainland to explore the beaches of Playa del Carmen.
Cruise costs are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. All fares and taxes are subject to change without notice up until full payment is received. Itinerary may be subject to change. Credit card payments will incur a fee. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Cruise Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests up to US$9 per person per day if the price of light sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) exceeds US$70 per barrel. Please consult cruise line website for current information.