Orlando, Clearwater Beach & Caribbean Cruise

  • 14 Days

  • Southern USA

From theme parks and stage shows to leafy boulevards and boutique shopping, discover the many faces of Florida before setting off on a tropical Caribbean cruise. It won't take long before you're acclimatized to the Caribbean's easy-going pace.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

of 14 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 30th October 2017

Meals included: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Overview

From theme parks and stage shows to leafy boulevards and boutique shopping, discover the many faces of Florida before setting off on a tropical Caribbean cruise. It won't take long before you're acclimatized to the Caribbean's easy-going pace.

At a glance

  • Orlando
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Caribbean

Day 1

UK - Orlando

On arrival in Orlando transfer to your hotel where you will stay for four nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 2 - 4

Orlando

Home to over a dozen theme parks including the famed Walt Disney World, Orlando has enough attractions to keep you on your feet your entire Both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando resorts have a range of rides and entertainment, including stage shows, art exhibitions and animal experiences. If you would prefer to explore the quieter side of the city you may want to head to one of the landscaped gardens or nature preserves. Leu Gardens offers 50 acres of tropical and semi-tropical plants. A local rep in Orlando will be able to advise you on how to make the most of your stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Orlando - Tampa - Clearwater Beach

After breakfast, depart for Tampa on the west coast of Florida on the Amtrak® Silver Star Train. This sun-kissed city treats its visitors to miles of sandy beaches, great waterfront dining and several green spaces to wander. The Busch Gardens theme park is one of the city's most popular attractions, but there is also a beautiful 1920s theatre and several museums to explore if you would prefer more low-key entertainment. Later, leave Tampa and head for Clearwater Beach where you will spend the next three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 6 - 7

Clearwater Beach

Enjoy two days to explore this sunny resort on the west-central coast of Florida. Visitors flock here for its wide sandy beach which is lapped by warm gulf waters, but sun and sand isn’t all this region has to offer. The non-profit Clearwater Marine Aquarium is home to the world’s most famous dolphin, Winter, and each night the beach area near Pier 60 comes alive as local musicians and tourists gather to watch the sunset.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Clearwater Beach - Tampa

Today you will transfer to Tampa to embark the Carnival Paradise for your five-night western Caribbean cruise.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Grand Cayman

The largest of the three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is a tropical paradise with year-round highs in the mid-20s and pristine palm-fringed beaches. Along the famous Seven Mile Beach is where you'll find all the action, including a range of high-end resorts, speciality shops and restaurants. There are also several art galleries selling original paintings and prints. Head closer to town for the best spa and massage services, or walk further away from the busy docks to explore the quieter side of the island.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Cozumel

Arrive in the Caribbean island of Cozumel, famous for its bright coral reefs. Grab a snorkel and spend the afternoon exploring the island's rich marine life, or find yourself a shaded spot to relax. The day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Cozumel's coast is home to some stunning scenery, as well as a variety of waterfront restaurants and bars. If you're looking for culture, the San Gervasio Mayan archaeological site is a great place to wile away the afternoon.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Tampa - UK

After breakfast, disembark in Tampa and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Home landing in UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Orlando: Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista
  • Clearwater: Quality Hotel Beach Resort

Notes

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

The 2017 sailings are 5 nights and will be operated on Carnival Paradise by Carnival Cruise Line.

The 2018 sailings are 7 nights and will be operated on MS Rotterdam by Holland America Line.

 

Your ship

Carnival Paradise

The final Fantasy class ship ever created, Carnival Paradise is proof that not only is there something in a name, but there's also fun to be found in the ship itself.

This ship is classic Carnival — fun packed from bow to stern, featuring spaces that amaze, amuse and entertain. Fun indoors, outdoors and everywhere in between, Carnival Paradise features great times in and near the water courtesy of hot tubs, pools and a Twister Waterslide. There’s even tasty fare from the sea, compliments of The Taste Bar. And for those who appreciate a good story, there’s Seuss at Sea. They know you’ll love the interactive storytime and a parade — both featuring Dr. Seuss characters you know and love.

Spend a vacation aboard Carnival Paradise, and you’ll find a little slice of paradise at sea.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
Ship facts
  • Style: Resort
  • Class: Fantasy
  • Size: Large
  • Number of crew: 920
  • Number of cabins: 1023
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 24
  • Capacity: 2056 passengers
  • Main language on board: en
  • Currency on board: USD
  • Number of decks: 10
  • Gross tonnage: 70367
  • Length (m): 260
  • Width (m): 35
  • Speed in knots: 20
  • Launch year: 1998
  • Refit year: 2008
Available cabins on this cruise
Interior

An Interior stateroom is not only cosy and complete with Carnival stateroom amenities—it is the most affordable way to cruise. There are also Interior stateroom options with a view. Select an Interior with a porthole or picture window for a view of the ocean or a walkway view picture window for a view beyond your stateroom, out to the observation deck outside including a great sky view.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 5

Interior Upper/Lower

An Interior Upper/Lower stateroom creatively maximises space for a pair of cruisers. These staterooms feature all the same amenities as other Interior staterooms, with a different layout—including one twin bed, and either an upper Pullman or sofa bed. Select an Interior Upper/Lower with a porthole for an affordable view of the ocean.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 2

Ocean View

Catch a glimpse of what’s going by from your Ocean View stateroom where you’ll get views you won’t find anywhere on land. Don’t miss sunrise and sunset at sea— your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 5

Junior Suite

As you step into a Junior Suite aboard, you can’t help but feel that you’re stepping into luxury. Featuring a standard-size balcony, you’ll find everything else there is to love about a suite, including Priority check-in and a private balcony for relaxing.

Details

  • Suite: 220 square feet
  • Balcony: 20 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 3

Grand Suite

A Grand Suite features even more space than the standard suite. Add Priority check-in, a huge balcony, a whirlpool tub for relaxing and even a convenient dressing area with vanity and you can see just how extraordinarily comfy the entire experience can be.

Details

  • Suite: 330 square feet
  • Balcony: 70 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 5

Life onboard

The final Fantasy class ship ever created, Carnival Paradise is proof that not only is there something in a name, but there's also fun to be found in the ship itself.

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