Memphis, New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise


  • 14 days

  • Southern USA

tour : 8992

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£1,367pp

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Discover colorful culture and warm welcomes on your affordable vacation through Tennessee and Louisiana, followed by a 7-night Caribbean cruise! Begin in Memphis, with a visit to Elvis Presley’s home at Graceland. Enjoy leisure time to explore this historic city on the Mississippi River. Perhaps visit the “Home of the Blues”—Beale Street, or visit the National Civil Rights Museum, built around the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Enjoy a free day in Memphis to indulge in authentic southern cooking and listen to Memphis Blues in a local club. Board your train at Memphis Central Station bound for New Orleans—the birthplace of Jazz and the home of Mardi Gras. You’ll spend three nights in New Orleans with time to explore the lively city steeped in the traditions of African, French, and American culture that blend into its music and cuisine. Explore the famed French Quarter—home of the colorful celebration of Mardi Gras, or take an optional tour of the quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, and the mansions of the Garden District.

Bid farewell to New Orleans to embark on your Norwegian Cruise ship for the Caribbean. Sail from the Gulf of Mexico to Cozumel off the Yucatan Peninsula. Explore the island town of San Miguel with fishing, snorkeling, or diving opportunities, or join in an optional excursion to see the Mayan city of Chichén Itza by airplane. Perhaps join in a shore excursion to swim alongside dolphins! Next, sail for Harvest Caye on the island of Beliz—renowned as an eco-tourism destination. Learn about Beliz’ diverse ecosystems—from jungles, rainforests, swamps, and coral reefs. Free time activities include snorkeling in the world’s largest living barrier reef, or exploring the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Nim Li Punit. Next, cruise for the Yucatan’s coastal paradise of Costa Maya. Stretch out on its stunning beaches, or take an optional excursion to discover ancient Mayan ruins. You’ll return to New Orleans to disembark your relaxing 7-day Caribbean cruise and conclude your affordable escorted tour in the American south.

Highlights

MEMPHIS
Guided audio tour of Graceland
MEMPHIS-NEW ORLEANS Journey aboard AMTRAK® City of New Orleans train
NORWEGIAN CRUISE 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

MEMPHIS

Day
1

Welcome to Memphis! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

MEMPHIS

Day
2

Enjoy an included visit to GRACELAND, the legendary home of Elvis Presley. See Elvis’ two custom designed planes. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Memphis, built on the Mississippi River, well known for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Visit the Downtown area to experience the sound of Jazz along Beale Street or the Lorraine Motel or the Civil Rights Museum, where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

MEMPHIS

Day
3

Today is a free day to discover Memphis.

MEMPHIS—NEW ORLEANS

Day
4

You will be transferred to Memphis Central Station to your AMTRAK® journey to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and the home of Mardi Gras. On arrival in New Orleans, transfer to your hotel for three nights. Our local rep will help you make the most of your stay in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS

Day
5

Make the most of two days to explore the lively, colorful city and birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. A city where French, African and American cultures come together, it embodies the spirit of Mardi Gras, the fiery festival known for its street parties and wild costumed parades. Why not take an optional city tour to see the French Quarter, including St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street and the Garden District, to admire its stately mansions.

NEW ORLEANS

Day
6

Today is a free day to discover New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS (EMBARKATION)

Day
7

Today you will be transferred to your Norwegian cruise ship for embarkation.

AT SEA

Day
8

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

COZUMEL

Day
9

Arrive in Cozumel, located off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, it offers fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. Discover the island and its only town, San Miguel, along with much of their original warmth and charm. Choose to experience a Mayan City, visit the archeological site of Chichén Itza by airplane, or swim with the world’s most fascinating creature the dolphin by joining your ship mates on a shore excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

ROATÁN, BAY ISLANDS

Day
10

Beautiful and unspoiled, Roatán is a peaceful, eco-tourist's dream, just 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. Teeming with marine life and home to some of the best pillar coral in the Caribbean, the pristine Honduran Reef is a diver's paradise. And the beauty of Tabyana Beach is always a sight to see.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

HARVEST CAYE

Day
11

Belize is ideal for eco-tourism. With diverse ecology consisting of jungles, rainforests, swamps, coral reefs, Belize is ideal for eco-tourism. Independent activities include snorkeling the world’s largest living barrier reef or discovering the ancient Mayan archeological site of Nim Li Punit. No matter your choice you will find solace and adventure in Harvest Caye’s stunning landscape.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

COSTA MAYA

Day
12

This coastal paradise in the Yucatan features stunning beaches with soft sand and blue skies. Choose to travel and see ancient Mayan ruins in this region rich with archaeological sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

AT SEA

Day
13

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

NEW ORLEANS (DISEMBARKATION)

Day
14

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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