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Caribbean Sea Adventure (New York to Puerto Limon)

16 days with Hurtigruten   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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DAY 1 The Big Apple
Location: New York City, New York
Embarkation
 
Our expedition voyage starts in energetic, one-of-a-kind New York City in beautiful autumn colors. Spend some time enjoying all that Manhattan has to offer before embarking on MS Fram. Join us on deck as we sail past the Statue of Liberty. 
 
DAY 2-3 Lectures and Legends
Location: At Sea
 
Days at sea are yours to enjoy. The expedition team will start its series of introductory lectures about history, biology and life in the ocean. Enjoy the ship’s onboard facilities and go out on deck to spot marine wildlife and sea birds guiding our vessel.

DAY 4 Historic Treasure
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Full Day

Charleston is considered one of Americas greatest historic treasures.  With cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and the elegant French Quarter, the city is ideal to explore on foot. Stroll the magnificent Battery promenade and Waterfront Park. Explore the historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.

DAY 5 Learning and Relaxing
Location: At Sea
 
Spend time on deck as we head south and feel the air getting warmer and warmer. Enjoy the serenity of sea days. Listen in as our experienced lecturers share their extensive knowledge and meet our expedition team outside on deck to spot marine wildlife and sea birds.
 
DAY 6 Hemmingway and Caribbean Villas
Location: Key West, Florida
Half Day
 
The southernmost island in the Florida Keys and only 90 miles from Cuba. This laid-back town is perfect for a day of exploration. Stroll amidst 19th century architecture in Old Town, visit the Ernest Hemmingway House Museum, or cool off with a drink at famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
 
DAY 7 Serenity at Sea
Location: At Sea
 
Our expedition team continues its lecture program, sharing their vast knowledge and experiences and letting you know about plans for the exciting days ahead.
 
DAY 8 Mayan Ruins, Beaches and Turquoise Seas
Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Full Day
 
Visit San Miguel de Cozumel and spend the day ashore in this lively island town enjoying the restaurants, cafes and nearby beaches. Discover the island at your own pace or join one of the offered optional excursions.
 
DAY 9 Reefs, Research and Reptiles
Location: Isla de Utila, Honduras
 
Known for its coral reefs and dive sites, Útila is the smallest of the Honduras Bay Islands. We go ashore in Útila Town, the island´s only settlement. Relax in town, visit the Iguana Research & Breeding Station to see local species or enjoy some of the nearby beaches.
 
DAY 10 Learning and Relaxing
Location: At Sea
 
Enjoy a pleasant day at sea as we make our way further south. The expedition team will recap the voyage so far and prepare you for the next days of tropical island experiences. Spend time on deck and watch for birds and other wildlife following us on our travels. 
 
DAY 11 Remote Tropical Paradise
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Full Day

Providencia is an unspoiled tropical island with traditions that have remained intact. You still hear English Creole spoken here. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, lovely sandy beaches, friendly locals, and a gorgeous sunset before we set sail late in the evening.

DAY 12 Days of Adventure
Location : San Andrés Island, Colombia
Full Day
 
Another day in paradise awaits. Explore some of San Andrés Island’s natural attractions at your leisure or join one of the optional activities of the day.
 
DAY 13 Lobster and Jungle
Location : Corn Islands, Nicaragua
Full Day
 
The Creole inhabitants of Great Corn Island live in colorful wooden houses and earn most of their income from lobster fishing. Enjoy splendid white sand beaches, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, or hike up Mount Pleasant Hill for a view of the entire island. 
 
DAY 14 Island Style
Location: Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Full Day

We round up our extensive tropical cruise by calling on Bocas del Toro, an archipelago of cays and thousands of islets. Bocas is brimming with sandy beaches and is called the “Galápagos of the Caribbean” because it is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.  

DAY 15 Colorful Puerto
Location: Puerto Limon, Costa Rica - San Jose, Costa Rica
Disembarkation & Overnight Stay
 
Puerto Limón features fascinating architecture and vibrant open-air marketplaces. The central market is the place to go to buy everything from carved wood items to traditional souvenirs. After disembarkation, we transfer you to San José for your overnight stay. On the way, enjoy a fascinating excursion to Tortuguero Canal.

DAY 16 End of Expedition
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Today your expedition comes to an end. If you’d like to extend your stay in Costa Rica, we recommend booking one of our post-cruise Land Adventures to visit, for example, beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park.
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All This Included
Join us for an exciting cruise adventure from New York City to the tropical paradises of the Caribbean and Central America. Visit historic cities, relax on sandy beaches, snorkel in crystal-clear waters and spot diverse wildlife. This expedition cruise calls on seven different countries to discover unforgettable tropical beauty.
  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice  
  • Transfer from ship in Puerto Limón to hotel in San José, including lunch and an excursion
  • One hotel night in San José after the voyage, including breakfast
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team  
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the regions we sail through 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities 
ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION
  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event  
PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT
  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests) 
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track 
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected   
Highlights
  • Sail from New York City and explore the best of the Caribbean coast
  • Enjoy the highlights of seven different countries in one voyage 
  • Visit tropical island paradises and relax on delightful sandy beaches
  • Discover rich local cultures and traditions
Accommodations
Cruising: cabin onboard Fram
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Not Included: International flights, travel protection plan, luggage handling and optional excursions.
  • All planned landings are subject to weather conditions.
  • All itineraries are subject to change.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.