Central America & the Mardi Gras

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Departed Southampton  •  04th February 2017  •  46 nights
Balmoral  •  L1703
Miami
Miami
  Adult Only Cruises

This fantastic cruise takes you to some of the most beautiful, exciting and interesting destinations in the Caribbean, North America and Central America, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tick-off a host of incredible experiences from your must-do list on one truly stunning holiday. In Road Town, Tortola – voted the Caribbean’s best port of call by Fred.’s guests – take a ride on a Jeep Safari tour and enjoy the rugged landscapes; or perhaps swim with dolphins in the island's warm, crystal-clear waters – a simply unforgettable experience. In the United States, enjoy an overnight stay in New Orleans and join in with the colourful fun at the annual Mardi Gras Carnival. Be sure to collect the symbolic colourful beads as ‘Krewes’ parade their hand-crafted floats and costumes through the city; dance and drink the night away on Bourbon Street; and delve into delicious ‘King Cakes’ at this fabulously extravagant festival.

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Central America & the Mardi Gras
Date
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February 2017
Sat 04
Late PM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Fri 10
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Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

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Fri 17
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Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.

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Sat 18
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Castries, St. Lucia
Castries, St. Lucia

Castries, St. Lucia

St Lucia is the sort of island that travellers to the Caribbean dream about – a small, lush tropical gem. With glorious soft white beaches, St. Lucia is the perfect place to lay back, relax and soak up the sun. Away from the beaches, there are many National Parks with beautiful fauna and native wildlife to explore. 

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Sun 19
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St John's, Antigua
St John's, Antigua

St John's, Antigua

The great bay of stunning English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard are two of pretty Antigua’s highlights. The colourful street market in St. John’s, selling flowers, fruit and handicrafts, is a must-see, along with a stop at one of the 365 stunning beaches – one for each day of the year say the Antiguans.

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Thu 23
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Banana Coast (Trujillo)
Banana Coast (Trujillo)

Banana Coast (Trujillo)

Located on the beautiful Banana Coast, the colonial port town of Trujillo is the oldest, most historic and arguably most beautiful settlement on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, thanks to its glorious white-sand beaches and hot springs.

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Fri 24
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Late PM Anchor Port
Belize City, Belize
Belize City, Belize

Belize City, Belize

Surrounded by water on three sides, Belize City is a tightly-packed jumble of narrow streets and canals. The area was originally settled by the Mayan people. In the 1600s it was a famous pirate base, before the British arrived and built it up as a centre for the logging industry. Be sure to visit Old Belize, a living museum which recreates the story of the country’s history.

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Sat 25
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Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

Lying 20km off the Yucatan coast, the island of Cozumel has over 40 shrines to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of the moon, the sea and fertility. Visitors can snorkel the coral reefs and relax on the sandy beaches; shop in the colourful downtown stores; become immersed in Mayan history; or visit the Chankanaab National Park, known for its beach, reef and botanical garden.

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Mon 27
Early AM
New Orleans
New Orleans

New Orleans

Despite being devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans remains one of the top tourist destinations, with a heady mix of fabulous food, great music, hot weather and fascinating buildings.

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Tue 28
New Orleans
New Orleans

New Orleans

Despite being devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans remains one of the top tourist destinations, with a heady mix of fabulous food, great music, hot weather and fascinating buildings.

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March 2017
Wed 01
Early PM
New Orleans
New Orleans

New Orleans

Despite being devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans remains one of the top tourist destinations, with a heady mix of fabulous food, great music, hot weather and fascinating buildings.

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Fri 03
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Tampa
Tampa

Tampa

Though it may not be as well-known as Florida’s more famous cities – Orlando and Miami – Tampa is one of America’s most popular places to live and when you explore the city and see the impressive skyscrapers of the busy downtown district, abundance of pretty parks and golden beaches, fantastic shopping malls and array of attractions – including world-famous theme parks – you would be forgiven for wanting to live here too!

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Sun 05
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Key West, USA
Key West, USA

Key West, USA

The southernmost city in continental USA, this is the biggest of the Florida Keys – a chain of islands stretching out into the western Caribbean.

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Mon 06
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Miami
Miami

Miami

This electric city has many faces – and many sights to go with them. See the subtropical everglades by day, bustling with exotic wildlife, and when the sun goes down, take your pick of the lively bars and music venues South Beach has to offer.

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Tue 07
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Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral is home to parks, beaches and a waterfront with restaurants and shops. It’s the gateway for tours to the Kennedy Space Centre, which showcases vehicles, artefacts and exploration equipment, from moon dust, to model Lunar Rovers, to space suits. There’s even a chance to board a replica Space Shuttle and see a gripping launch presentation. Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Wed 08
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Jacksonville, USA
Jacksonville, USA

Jacksonville, USA

This wonderful place is bustling with restaurants and arts venues, making it a hub for modern and traditional American culture, including the theatre and the silver screen. If relaxing by the beach is more to your tastes, the region has 848 square miles of waterways and beaches to enjoy.

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Thu 09
Early AM
Late Night
Charleston, USA
Charleston, USA

Charleston, USA

Cobbled streets, antebellum architecture and bags of southern charm: this historic, romantic city has many highlights worth exploring. Learn of the city’s history in the Charleston Museum; explore the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; visit the Fort Sumter National Monument, marking the official starting place of the Civil War; or take a stroll along one of the nearby beaches.

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Sun 12
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Hamilton, Bermuda
Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton - the capital of Bermuda since 1815 - is renowned for its vibrant, friendly atmosphere, beautiful historic structures, delightful parks and bustling markets. A joy to explore, the city is the perfect place to wile away the hours under glorious sunshine.

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Sat 18
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Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ponta Delgada, Azores

Ponta Delgada, Azores

Ponta Delgada – the main town on the island of São Miguel – has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafés. The surrounding island boasts beautiful lakes, magnificent mountains, sandy beaches and lush valleys, as well as the stunning crater lakes of the extinct Sete Cidades volcano.

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Wed 22
Early AM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.

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