On board MS EUROPA 2 from Miami to La Guaira

In the fascinating kingdom of the Maya

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Hemingway, the Maya, dream beaches and one of the most beautiful colonial towns: welcome to FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES in Central and South America. Stop off on a tour with the Conch Tour Train* at Hemingway’s favourite bar or try parasailing* over the turquoise-blue ocean. Visit the world-famous Mayan sites such as Chichen Itza*, Tulum* and Copan*. Daydreaming on the beach, orchids, water hyacinths and, with a little luck, even capuchin monkeys in Puerto Limon ensure memorable experiences with nature. Pure nostalgia: welcome to Cartagena, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And conclude your trip with that Caribbean feeling in the blue lagoons of the islands of Los Roques.


from Miami to La Guaira

Cruise dates:from 03.01.2015 to 18.01.2015 (15 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1501

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this trip:

  • Impressive evidence of a former advanced civilisation: the Maya sites of Chichen Itza*, Tulum*, Altun Ha* and Copan*.
  • Costa Rica’s natural paradises: the branched Tortuguero canals* and the rainforest*.
  • Monumental Spanish heritage in the old town of Cartagena.
  • On board: Mexican evening.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Itinerary

Sat, 03.01.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Miami and transfer to embarkation
Miami/Florida/USA, departure 21.00 hrs

Sun, 04.01.2015

Key West/Florida/USA, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

On the horizon, say goodbye to the skyline of Miami, as colourful days lie ahead. A delightful location is lively Key West with bars that have obtained cult status, such as Sloppy Joe, and picturesque wooden houses. Travel on the traditional Conch Tour Train* through the legendary city, or go parasailing* and hover up to 200 metres above the turquoise-blue ocean.

Mon, 05.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 06.01.2015

Playa del Carmen/Mexico , 7.00 – 10.00 hrs
Cozumel/Mexico, 11.30 – 20.30 hrs

In Playa del Carmen, you have the opportunity to disembark the EUROPA 2 for one of two spectacular day excursions (re-embark in Cozumel). In Chichen Itza* visit the breathtaking Maya sites, at the centre of which the Kukulkan pyramid towers over many mysterious structures. Just as enigmatic are the weather-worn temples of Tulum* which, along with insights into past cultures, also offers a wonderful view of the expansive ocean. Alternatively, unforgettable experiences are on offer in Cozumel – float over coral reefs in a transparent kayak*.

Wed, 07.01.2015

Belize/Belize , 12.30 – 21.00 hrs

The next day, follow the call of the Maya to Belize and to the ancient ruined city of Altun Ha*, which is surrounded by dense jungle. Or decide on an airboat adventure* and, with a little luck, see manatees grazing in the Almond Hill Lagoon.

Thu, 08.01.2015

Puerto Cortes/Honduras, 7.00 – 21.00 hrs

Set off again from Puerto Cortes on the fascinating trail of the Maya to visit the ruins of Copan*. The phenomenal step pyramid, whose roughly 2,500 hieroglyphics tell of former rules, testifies to the cultural riches of bygone times.

Fri, 09.01.2015

Coxen Hole Port/Roatan/Islas de la Bahia/Honduras , 7.00 – 14.00 Uhr

Idyllic hours that you can adapt entirely to your wishes await you in Coxen Hole Port on Roatan. Spend the time visiting the botanical garden, daydreaming on the fine sandy beach or snorkelling around the coral reef.

Sat, 10.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 11.01.2015

Puerto Limon/Costa Rica, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Your gateway to the natural wonders of Costa Rica is Puerto Limon. Orchids and water hyacinths thrive along the Tortuguero canals* and, with a little luck, you will be able to catch sight of capuchin monkeys and cormorants. The scenic journey in the rainforest* takes you to the diverse vegetation and for a skywalk in the treetops of the jungle giants.

Mon, 12.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 13.01.2015

Cartagena/Colombia, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

After a relaxing day at sea you reach Willemstad, a Dutch crown jewel under the palm trees. Enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere that blows through the romantic side streets on a city tour*, take an island tour* to Boca Tabla National Park, or go snorkelling* and immerse yourself in the underwater world.

Wed, 14.01.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 15.01.2015

Willemstad/Curacao/Dutch?Antilles/the Netherlands, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

After a relaxing day at sea you reach Willemstad, a Dutch crown jewel under the palm trees. Enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere that blows through the romantic side streets on a city tour*, take an island tour* to Boca Tabla National Park, or immerse yourself snorkelling* in the underwater world.

Fri, 16.01.2015

Islas Los Roques/Venezuela , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

A morning in the blue lagoons of the Islas Los Roques brings your cruise to an end. Spend some moments in paradise on white sandy beaches before bidding farewell to the EUROPA 2 in La Guaira.

Sat, 17.01.2015

La Guaira (Caracas)/Venezuela, arrival 5.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Sun, 18.01.2015

Arrival in Germany

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MIAMI AND BISCAYNE BAY


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MIAMI AND BISCAYNE BAY