Cruises are becoming more and more popular. People are finding that they already have enough stuff. Instead, they are looking to buy experiences. And what better experience can you buy than a Norwegian cruise?
It’s the poshest most comfortable way to travel. You can have adventures in exotic destinations without all the boring travel time. You will either travel while you sleep, or spend your travel day relaxing by the pool. So much better than an airport layover.
So where do you want to travel? Let’s get some ideas rolling. Take a look at the top 5 destinations that Norwegian Cruise offers out of Miami.
Cuba With Norwegian Cruise
Cuba is hands down the hottest new Caribbean destination. Norwegian Cruise alone added 25 new cruises this year from Miami to Cuban ports.
A trip on the luxurious Norwegian Sky will take you to visit Havana. There are 15 shore excursions for you to choose from. All of them comply with the rules for US Citizens visiting Cuba.
That’s plenty of options so you can enjoy whatever part of the city you want to experience. Be sure to check out Old Havana’s music and dining spots. There’s a rich culture to experience here.
The trip on the Norwegian Sky to Cuba will also include a visit to the company’s private island in the Bahamas. Norwegian Cruise bought Great Stirrup Cay in 1977. They’ve turned the 250-acre island into a tropical paradise. It’s the perfect spot to spend a relaxing shore day.
Spend the day on the white sand beach relaxing in the shade of the palm trees. Or go snorkeling in their fantastic underwater sculpture garden. The crystal clear turquoise waters allow you to see some awesome sights! Norwegian Cruise also has other ships that make other stops in the Bahamas.
Stop in the bustling port of Nassau to experience the blend of cultural influences. Countries from West Africa to England to Haiti to the United States have all had influence here.
The list of activities in this busy metropolis is almost endless. Head out on the water for a dolphin encounter or a chill booze cruise. Try your luck in one of the posh casinos. Or you can even tour the city in a horse-drawn surrey. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be glad you visited this gorgeous piece of paradise.
Latin American Destinations
Norwegian Cruise also offers a vibrant Latin American experience. Visit exotic destinations like Roatan, Harvest Caye, Santo Tomas de Castillo, Cozumel and Costa Maya.
If you don’t know much about this part of the world, you may have only heard of Cozumel. But while it may be the most famous, it isn’t the only interesting spot on the list.
Let’s start with Roatan. This little island off the coast of Honduras is a spectacular tropical spot. It has a colorful history and a colorful coral reef. Roatan is an awesome place for some fantastic snorkeling. The water is nice and warm so you can stay all day. Plus, the underwater visibility is crystal clear. You’ll feel like you’re seeing this underwater world in Hi-Definition.
Harvest Caye is the private playground of Norwegian Cruise in the West Caribbean. The island is in Belize and Norwegian heavily supports the local economy.
First, they supported the economy by employing local labor to build the port. Now they offer a lot of jobs to provide services to cruise passengers. Enjoy traditional shows performed by the locals. Peruse beautiful Belizean art and buy an authentic souvenir in the shopping area. A visit to Harvest Caye is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Santo Tomas de Castillo
This little stop in Guatemala is a great history lesson. From the port, you can access a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Quirigua Archaeological National Park. There you can see ancient Mayan ruins and tour San Felipe Castle. History buffs will find this is a fascinating stop. There are lots of water-based activities available here if ruins aren’t your thing.
Cozumel, Mexico is another beautiful place to explore Mayan history. There are tons of things to see and do here. Though it welcomes 1 million cruisers a year, Cozumel has managed to keep its pristine beauty. Jacques Costeau himself called this one of the best places for scuba diving in the world.
Norwegian Cruise finishes their Latin American experience with a stop in Costa Maya. They built this port for cruisers so it’s not quite as authentic an experience. There are still some interesting Mayan sights to see and the beach clubs are a nice place to relax.
The US Virgin Islands
You’ll dock in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. This port is one of the most trafficked cruise ports in the world. St. Thomas is well-positioned, though. You can get away from the crowds and enjoy the quieter side of the island. Or take a short trip over to Water Island. Have some fun exploring! Remember, they drive on the left side of the road.
The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands have a climate that is drier than other Caribbean regions. For this reason, there is little runoff and the already clear Caribbean waters are even more so. That makes this stop a huge favorite for snorkelers and divers.
The seas around the BVI are also very calm. That makes it a popular area for folks that get seasick in smaller boats. Go sailing around the BVI for an unforgettable experience.
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All this talk of exotic destinations has got you longing to explore the Caribbean. Caribbean cruises have something for everyone. It won’t be difficult to find a cruise the whole family will enjoy.
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