Escape the ordinary and discover pure Caribbean bliss on board Celebrity Ascent! Prepare for seven nights of luxury merged with exploration. They will take you to white beaches, turquoise seas, and plenty of cultural experiences.

Fine dining, lavish rooms, and thrilling land trips are part of the package. Think ancient ruins one day, swimming in coral reefs another. Come indulge yourself and make memories: this is what paradise feels like – every single day.

Welcome aboard Celebrity Ascent – your gateway to tropical paradise as we explore the beautiful islands of the Caribbean!

About the Ship

The modern luxury cruise ship Celebrity Ascent was launched in autumn 2023. It measures 1,073ft long and has a beam of 128ft. On board, there is plenty of room for all the activities and amenities – it has a tonnage of 141,420. Sailing at 22 knots means elegance as well as efficiency when traveling through Caribbean waters.

Celebrity Ascent can accommodate up to 3,260 guests based on double occupancy. Hence, despite feeling vibrant, you’ll also find intimacy here. Throughout your trip, expect top-class service from the enthusiastic crew who cater to every detail. It will leave you free to kick back and enjoy yourself in sumptuous surroundings!

Accommodation On Board

The rooms on Celebrity Ascent offer a range of luxurious accommodations to suit every traveler’s needs and preferences:

  • The Retreat: This top-tier option comes with beautiful rooms, a private restaurant and lounge, and a sundeck – plus an army of dedicated staff, including butlers.
  • AquaClass: All about wellbeing. These rooms have spa-like showers and fancy bedding. Staying here also nets you perks like healthy eating tips and yoga mats.
  • Concierge Class: As well as having your own personal concierge, you can dine in an exclusive restaurant – not forgetting lunches on the ship’s real grass lawn.
  • Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda: Celebrity Cruises has invented a new type of cabin with balconies that convert into enclosed winter gardens.
  • Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda: A good option if you’re traveling alone – it’s got the same amazing balcony as above.
  • Veranda: Enjoy fresh air without leaving your room thanks to a fancy-pants balcony that’s bigger than those on most other cruise ships.
  • Ocean View Staterooms: These larger-than-average rooms change price depending on how good their location is for looking out at scenery such as passing islands or sunsets over the water
  • Inside Staterooms: Thoughtfully designed small cabins that make efficient use of space so there’s somewhere to put everything while still being able to relax once you’ve finished unpacking.

Activities & Entertainment

Embark on an adventure like no other aboard Celebrity Ascent, where every turn brings a new discovery or thrill. The Grand Plaza sparkles with metropolitan flair, playing host to captivating performances and vibrant bars such as the Martini Bar.

Find yourself transported in the Rooftop Garden: think floating pools that extend over the ocean. Or why not relax on the Resort Deck, which boasts one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces – perfect for grown-up downtime – alongside more pools? One of these is located in the adults-only Solarium area, another blissful spot for chilling out.

Prepare to be amazed by the Magic Carpet. Cantilevered over the waves, this floating platform offers mesmerizing views while live music plays. Look out for cool pop-up dining events here too.

In Eden, you can have experiences that play on all your senses at once; later, try your luck in the casino (it’s got a Vegas-style vibe). The Theatre will show productions worthy of any West End or Broadway house – look out for edgier shows created exclusively for Celebrity Cruisers, too.

There’s never a dull moment onboard, including exclusive shopping opportunities at The Celebrity Shops!

Dining Options

Come try our food on Celebrity Ascent – it’s really good! There are loads of places to eat: fancy ones where you pay extra for something special or four restaurants where the food is free but still amazing.

You can also eat for free in lots of other places like the Eden Café (which isn’t just a café) or the Spa Café and Juice Bar – they don’t just do juice!

If you’re staying in The Retreat (lucky you) or AquaClass accommodation, there are restaurants just for you: Luminae at The Retreat and Blu Restaurant. The food here is out of this world!

They’ve got bars all over the place, too. How about having a cocktail made by an award-winning bartender in the World Class Bar? Or sipping a drink while looking at views that go on forever from the Sunset Bar? And yes, they even have a Martini Bar… several, actually!


Join us aboard the Celebrity Ascent for an unforgettable journey through some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and culturally rich destinations:

  • Day 1 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Depart from lively Fort Lauderdale, where endless blue skies and calm waters await.
  • Day 2 – At Sea: Make the most of your ship’s many facilities as you sail all day over the open ocean.
  • Day 3 – San Juan, Puerto Rico: Explore vibrant San Juan with its historic sites and lively arts scene; don’t miss strolling Old San Juan’s cobbled lanes.
  • Day 4 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands: This serene island offers pristine beaches plus fantastic diving and hiking opportunities.
  • Day 5 – Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis: Unwind on golden-sand beaches or explore rainforest trails before checking out colonial architecture in Basseterre itself.
  • Days 6 & 7 – At Sea: Two more days to make the most of your cruise-ship experience on board Celebrity Ascent!
  • Day 8– Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Returning to Fort Lauderdale wraps up your voyage—but not before you’ve made incredible memories both onboard and ashore.


During your Celebrity Ascent cruise, you won’t be bored while docked at various ports. You can do anything from snorkeling through coral reefs to visiting ancient sites.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Appreciate Fort Lauderdale’s lively culture and lovely beaches: Take it easy on a gondola tour of the pretty waterways or sunbathe on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Learn about the area’s past by touring Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, or shop till you drop along Las Olas Boulevard.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

There’s lots to learn about in San Juan if you’re interested in history and heritage: Explore colorful colonial buildings and impressive forts on foot in Old San Juan. Taste traditional Puerto Rican food at local restaurants or unwind on beautiful Condado Beach. For hiking trails through lush rainforests leading to jaw-dropping waterfalls, don’t miss El Yunque National Forest!

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Get away from it all on Tortola with snorkeling trips in clear waters to spot colorful fish and coral. Hike through Sage Mountain National Park for sweeping views of lush landscapes or chill out on quiet Cane Garden Bay Beach. Don’t miss a day trip by catamaran to explore nearby islands.

Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

Nature lovers will be in their element in Basseterre – fly through the rainforest canopy on a zip-wire adventure. If you prefer history, visit Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.

Beach bums can flop on golden sands at South Friars Beach. For something different, take a scenic railway tour around St Kitts – expect knockout vistas over volcanic peaks and sugarcane fields.

Bottom Line

You’re going to love this incredible week-long cruise in the Caribbean on Celebrity Ascent! There is no better way to travel: with world-class dining, luxurious accommodations, and plenty of activities at every port of call.

Onboard, enjoy breathtaking views from the Rooftop Garden, treat yourself to delicious fare at Luminae or Blu, and dance the night away at The Club.

With its perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, Celebrity Ascent promises an unforgettable experience as you make amazing memories while sailing through paradise.

Strap yourself in and prepare for the lap of luxury with ITA Business Class! With fine dining at 30,000 feet and roomy, lie-flat seats for a peaceful trip, flying with ITA is an experience you won’t forget.

Whether you travel frequently for work or just want to treat yourself, ITA Business Class pulls out all the stops to make sure you have everything you need.

So put your feet up and sit back – we’re about to take care of you like never before. Get ready.

Why Should You Choose ITA Business Class?

Why settle for a standard flight experience when you could enjoy the epitome of luxury onboard ITA Business Class? If you’re looking to make your next trip something truly special, here’s why it’s worth considering an upgrade:

Airport Experience

Enjoy a luxurious and hassle-free airport experience with ITA Business Class from the moment you arrive at the terminal.

Say goodbye to luggage worries as you take advantage of the generous baggage allowance of 2 pieces weighing up to 32 kg each, plus a carry-on and personal item – meaning you can pack everything you need.

On arrival, enjoy exclusive benefits such as private check-in desks and dedicated security lanes, making your journey through the airport as quick and efficient as possible.

After clearing security, take advantage of the fabulous facilities at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports. Treat yourself to some retail therapy or relax in our luxurious lounges – where style meets comfort.

Lounge in comfortable armchairs, enjoy tasty treats and drinks and use free Wi-Fi as you soak up the atmosphere. At Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Lounge, there is an extensive selection of food to choose from. Help yourself at the buffet or grab a quick express pizza, all designed to make your time before your flight extra special.

When it’s time to board, simply jump the queue so you can get into your seat quicker – meaning you’ll be ready for an amazing flight sooner. With ITA Business Class, they want you to enjoy every moment you spend at the airport – even before take-off!

Comfortable Seats

In the ITA Business Class, they’ve spent ages thinking about how you’d feel in their seats. They’re perfect for both long-haul flights and medium ones.

If you’re flying long-haul in our business class cabin, you’ll find interiors inspired by automotive design legend Walter De Silva that create an atmosphere of elegance and comfort.

Every seat has a door for privacy and direct aisle access – no more clambering over your neighbor’s legs if they’re asleep (hooray!). Whether upright or fully reclined at 180°, peace surrounds you thanks to the cosseting leather armchair.

Throughout your journey, their lighting system adapts to reflect different colors, as seen naturally at each stage of the day. Boarding, sunrise, or night-time – it does this seamlessly, too.

Plus, treat yourself to luxury aboard ITA Airways’ Airbus A330-900neo business class cabin boasting 30 seats in a 1-2-1 layout. Enjoy a fully flat bed spanning 80 inches, plus a roomy seat width of 19.7 inches and a sleek entertainment screen measuring 17.3 inches.

The classy cream and navy-blue design oozes style. There’s also an Italian flag motif for added heritage appeal. Handy features include lots of storage space, USB charging ports, and easy-to-reach seat controls – all thoughtfully placed with the traveler in mind!

Meanwhile, in medium-haul business class, you’ll find ergonomically designed leather armchairs that ensure you arrive at your destination refreshed. An innovative lighting system with six settings travels with you, creating the perfect environment for relaxation or work.

Privacy and comfort are key for a fulfilling travel experience. Here, there’s room to stretch out, an empty seat beside you, and lots of table space. They deliver luxury and practicality – so much more than just a comfy chair!

Exclusive Dining

Experience a culinary journey like no other with ITA Airways’ Business Class, where exceptional dining options are designed to delight the taste buds.

For long-haul flights, enjoy the very best in Italian cuisine created by Chef Gian Piero Vivalda. Expect four gourmet meals that combine innovation with tradition – think dishes made using seasonal ingredients which create sensational flavour combinations.

Enjoy a glass of Prosecco as you peruse the à la carte menu before indulging in delicious food and fine wines chosen from some of Italy’s top vineyards. End your meal with an invigorating Limoncello liqueur or Lavazza coffee.

On medium-haul flights, tuck into breakfast treats such as freshly baked pastries and fruit salad or hot dishes prepared to order. Throughout the day, choose from an enticing menu offering snacks worth savoring as well as lunch and dinner options inspired by classic Italian fare.

To accompany your meals, there’s Italian sparkling wine plus reds and whites hailing from various regions across Italy. So you can literally taste la dolce vita while cruising at 35,000 feet.

In-Flight Entertainment

ITA Airways offers a wide range of entertainment options on its long-haul flights, so you’ll never be bored. You can use the plane’s Wi-Fi to stay connected or enjoy Italian films, Hollywood blockbusters, TV shows and music playlists on your own 17-inch screen.

If you’d rather read, there are more than 7,000 magazines available free of charge via the digital newsstand. And don’t worry about running out of power for your devices – there are USB ports at every seat.

On medium-haul flights using Airbus A320neo and A220 aircraft, passengers can connect to the internet using their own devices: simply choose from a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit your needs.

Alternatively (or additionally), take advantage of the IFE wireless streaming service to enjoy movies, TV series, and music directly on personal smartphones and tablets.

A flight tracker showing progress maps plus arrival time details keeps customers fully updated; USB-A+C ports mean gadgets may be charged throughout.

Amenity Kit

During your ITA Airways long-haul flight, enjoy the epitome of comfort with our deluxe amenity kit. Treat yourself to sumptuously soft socks and a premium dental set complete with a bamboo toothbrush and Marvis toothpaste – for an extra dose of relaxation during your journey.

Indulge in ultimate well-being with QC Terme’s plush cosmetics bag. Think exfoliating shower gel, a mild shampoo, nourishing conditioner, moisturizing face cream, body cream (to keep skin hydrated), and even hand butter (because airplane air can be drying).

Consider this your inflight beauty routine for hair and skincare – ensuring you step off the plane feeling refreshed and revived.

Bottom Line

Experience the ultimate in luxury and comfort with ITA Business Class. From start to finish, they’ve thought of everything so you can have an amazing trip.

Whether you’re delighting in delicious meals, stretching out in your lie-flat seat, or treating yourself to our amenities, there’s nothing else like flying this way.

Enjoy a world-class experience when you fly ITA Business Class, both before takeoff and after landing. Indulge every step of the journey when you fly ITA Business Class.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure from Dubai to Asia on board the MSC Virtuosa. This 7-night cruise offers luxury, excitement, and stunning views, as well as delicious food and fantastic entertainment.

Discover vibrant markets, beautiful beaches, and so much more at each stop – there will never be a dull moment!

Come with us as we take you through the itinerary for this incredible trip so you can start dreaming about all the incredible things you’ll do and see.

About the Ship

MSC Virtuosa is a cruise ship that belongs to the Meraviglia-Plus class. It represents elegance and progress while sailing. Having made her debut in 2019, the vessel measures an impressive 331 meters – providing travelers with a luxurious environment in which they can enjoy themselves as much as they please.

At double occupancy, MSC Virtuosa can host 4,842 passengers; however, should all beds be filled, she has room for up to 6,334 holidaymakers.

This makes for a lively onboard atmosphere where people have every opportunity to socialize or find their own space. Helping things run smoothly are 1,704 crew members who provide excellent service throughout your trip.

Accommodation On Board

MSC Virtuosa has a range of cabins to choose from, so guests can find one that suits them perfectly. Here are the different types you’ll find on board:

  • Inside Cabins: Comfortable and affordable, these cabins are a great place to relax after a busy day onboard – or ashore.
  • Oceanview Cabins: With big windows overlooking the sea, you might find it difficult to tear yourself away from your cabin and get out exploring!
  • Balcony Cabins: Your own private balcony area means fresh air whenever you want it, not to mention some fantastic views while cruising into or out of port.
  • Suites: Expect lots of space, beautiful furnishings, and those little extra touches when you book a suite. Think along the lines of butler service plus access to private lounges and restaurants. Perfect if you like the sound of exclusivity (or just crave some serious pampering).

Activities & Entertainment

Enjoy an adventure-packed trip on board MSC Virtuosa with something for everyone. For the ultimate luxury and tranquillity, book into the exclusive MSC Yacht Club – expect 24/7 butler service here. Be wowed by Cirque du Soleil at Sea, which promises awe-inspiring performances.

Unwind with a Balinese-inspired treatment at the Aurea Spa while kids let off steam on the Polar AquaPark’s slides and ropes course. Brave types shouldn’t miss Vertigo – a 112-metre slide that extends over the side of the ship. Work up a sweat in the MSC Gym by Technogym or join one of many classes offered daily.

Teens have their own dedicated hangouts where they can make friends and enjoy activities such as gaming; adults might prefer to socialize over cocktails at the TV Studio & Bar, which also has live music and comedy.

Restaurants & Bars

Embark on a foodie’s paradise when you step aboard MSC Virtuosa. With an array of restaurants and bars catering to all tastes and occasions, there really is something for everyone – whether you’re after high-end dining or a quick bite before hitting the buffet.

Toast your holiday with bubbles at the Champagne Bar, sip expertly mixed cocktails at Edge Cocktail Bar, or sit back with a beer or wine in Meraviglia Bar & Lounge’s sleek surroundings.

Those wanting laidback vibes (and food and drink to match) should head to Marketplace Buffet, Bamboo Bar, and Atmosphere Bar North dish up refreshing drinks by the pool, too.

Infinity Bar in the atrium oozes class while serving your favorite tipple. For exclusive ambiance plus sea views, check out Top Sail Lounge, which is just for suite guests. Do bear in mind that some venues incur an extra fee!


You will start and finish the trip around Dubai, in which you will travel mesmerized for seven nights through the Arabian Peninsula. Set off from the busy city of UAE to explore other places during the week.

  • Day 1 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Welcome aboard at dazzling Dubai, where old and new meet. The sight of the city’s unique skyline as one leaves through the ship sets the pace for an eventful trip.
  • Day 2 – Doha, Qatar: After that, you will reach Doha, Qatar’s futuristic capital. Enjoy visiting this fast-developing town with its cultural museums, stunning architecture, and busy souks.
  • Day 3 – Bahrain, Bahrain: The next stop is Bahrain Island in the Arabian Gulf, a small country with a big legacy made out of pearls. Experience its ancient civilization ruins, contemporary art, and friendly citizens’ welcome.
  • Day 4 – Cruising: Take advantage of being on the sea all day, surrounded by the beautiful calmness of nature. The vessel has many things to do or facilities for your comfort, and it promises to be a leisurely but entertaining day.
  • Day 5 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: You will dock at Abu Dhabi, which is the capital of the UAE. See its marvelous structures, like the grand Sheikh Zayed mosque, before going to enjoy Ferrari World!
  • Day 6 – Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates: Call Sir Bani Yas Island, an unspoiled natural island with game animals. In such breathtaking surroundings, there can be nothing better than safaris, snorkeling, and kayaking trips.
  • Day 7 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Go back to Dubai, where you can see everything again. On your last day before ending, there are many ways to have fun, ranging from shopping in enormous malls to desert safaris.


Introducing a range of fascinating trips in each port of call during your MSC Virtuosa cruise

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of Dubai with trips to iconic sights such as the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, and bustling markets.

Go on adrenaline-pumping desert safaris and enjoy retail therapy at Dubai Mall – one of the world’s biggest shopping centers. Or delve into Emirati history at Dubai Museum.

Doha, Qatar

Experience Doha’s blend of ultramodern style and ancient roots with visits to its beautiful corniche (waterfront promenade), Museum of Islamic Art, and Souq Waqif marketplace. Sample Qatari cuisine at an authentic restaurant.

Check out contemporary architecture in Katara Cultural Village. Or admire the city skyline aboard a traditional dhow boat on a leisurely cruise.

Bahrain, Bahrain

Discover Bahrain’s rich history with trips to ancient sites such as the Bahrain Fort and Barbar Temple. Immerse yourself in the lively culture at Manama Souq or unwind on beautiful beaches along the coastline. Don’t miss experiencing traditional Arabian hospitality through local food and customs.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Embrace indulgence and opulence in Abu Dhabi with a trip to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace Hotel, and Ferrari World. For a taste of authentic Emirati culture, visit Heritage Village or go for leisurely strolls along Corniche Beach.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore art galleries or try sandboarding on desert dunes – it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Escape to paradise for a day of relaxation or adventure at Sir Bani Yas Island. Take part in thrilling activities such as wildlife safaris. Here, you can see exotic animals roaming freely across this conservation island!

Bottom Line

While disembarking the MSC Virtuosa and ending your Dubai-to-Asia cruise, take a minute to think. This is an experience that will stay with you for a long time.

There’s so much more than just great rooms, entertainment, and food (though it does have those in spades!). Each new port offers excitement galore!

So don’t let go of those feelings of exploration –– keep them safe as houses! Whether traveling near or far, may all the happiness from this trip be yours wherever you are. Safe travels!

Step aboard the Icon of the Seas and prepare to embark on a voyage through the captivating Western Caribbean. In this post, we’ll be examining both this ship’s incredible variety of facilities and its many charming ports of call to provide you with an idea of what to expect from your luxurious holiday.

A transparent ocean waits in Cozumel, vibrant Miami streets beckon, and wonders of nature populate the Bahamas. They are all yours over seven spectacular nights as Icon of the Seas charts indulgence and beauty on a grand scale.

Welcome to our review of exactly what you’ll find on board when cruising around the western Caribbean aboard Icon of the Seas!

About the Ship

On January 27, 2024, Royal Caribbean International’s stunning marvel Icon of the Seas set sail for the first time. This unprecedented cruise liner raises the bar when it comes to luxury voyages.

The lead ship in its class, Icon class, measures a colossal 364.75 meters long and weighs an incredible 248,663 gross tons – making it the biggest passenger ship ever to sail.

Home ported in Miami (USA), this floating metropolis can carry up to 7,600 vacationers plus a further 2,350 crew members spread out over no fewer than twenty decks.

Using environmentally friendly technology that is at the cutting edge of engineering know-how, cruising speed during normal operations is approximately twenty-two knots.

Accommodation On Board

The Icon of the Seas has a wide selection of staterooms for you to choose from. Each one is different and offers unique features and facilities:

  • Suite Stateroom: For people who like luxury and lots of space, these suites are perfect. You’ll get extra-special service, too. Things like having your own concierge, being able to board first, and reserved seats when it comes to entertainment will be available for you.
  • Balcony Stateroom: Wake up to stunning views right from your own room with a balcony stateroom! You won’t even have to leave your cabin.
  • Ocean View Stateroom: Want breathtaking scenery every day? Get it all aboard the ship when you book an ocean-view stateroom. They feature windows overlooking the water, so nothing escapes your gaze!
  • Interior Stateroom: A cozy retreat at the end of busy days awaits in these rooms without outside views. They still provide everything necessary for recharging before setting off on new adventures tomorrow morning.

Activities & Entertainment

Transforming into an entertainment haven after dusk, Icon of the Seas hosts a cacophony of laughter and melodies: anything from feel-good jazz-pop to guffaw-inducing comedy. The night scene – where bars pump until late – is multi-faceted. There’s a beat for everyone, whether that’s salsa or rock.

But it doesn’t end with the above. This vessel has seven pools in total (some with ocean vistas), including Hideaway high up in the sky and Cloud 17 – both offering unique vibes.

Waterbabe? Check out Category 6 – reportedly the biggest floating waterpark on Earth! Risk-takers can also try Crown’s Edge slides if brave enough.

Prefer something more interactive? En garde! Challenge mates atop the FlowRider surf simulator. Prefer land sports? How about scaling Adrenaline Peak’s vertical climbing wall?

More leisurely pursuits include a sports court, mini-golf course, or just chilling on deck. Trust us when we say there are plenty of opportunities here for lifelong memories!

Dining Options

With its wide-ranging selection of restaurants, Icon of the Seas makes every meal a special occasion. The Main Dining Room offers an elegant setting, while Windjammer Café and Aquadome Market have foods from around the world.

Suite guests can enjoy exclusive dishes at Coastal Kitchen or The Grove. For something lighter, Park Café and Basecamp serve sandwiches and snacks. Empire Supper Club and Chops Grille create gourmet meals to remember.

There are always tasty things happening at El Loco Fresh or Sorrento’s—perfect if you want quick but good-quality food, too.

Don’t forget about our specialty places like Empire Supper Club – it’s worth trying their menu out!

Plus, there are more than 20 other options onboard. So no matter what time, day or night, whether you’re feeling fancy pants or just need fuel – this ship has got something delicious waiting just for YOU!!


Begin and end your thrilling seven-night adventure to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean in Miami’s vibrant city. Sail away from Port Miami on this journey, which includes visits to sunny locales and scenic cruising days.

  • Day 1 – Miami, Florida: Set sail from Miami’s bustling port as your voyage begins.
  • Days 2 & 3 – Cruising: These two days at sea let you appreciate life by the ocean waves. Whether you relax poolside or enjoy spa treatments while watching the ship’s entertainment, do whatever brings you joy.
  • Day 4 – Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico: Discover ancient Mayan ruins or marvel at marine life like never before when you visit this port.
  • Day 5 – Cozumel, Mexico: Experience an island paradise renowned for its breathtaking coral reefs.
  • Day 6 – Cruising: Enjoy another day of sailing on the open sea. With numerous activities and relaxation spots onboard, it’s entirely your choice how to spend your time.
  • Day 7 – CocoCay in the Bahamas: Create unforgettable moments during a trip to Royal Caribbean’s exclusive private island retreat.
  • Day 8 – Back to Miami, Florida: Although your vacation ends where it began, you’ll forever keep treasured memories.


Immerse yourself in the spirit of Miami, Florida, with customized activities and adventures that suggest the true essence of each place you explore on your trip.

Miami, Florida

Whether you’ve just arrived or are back from a cruise, don’t miss diving into the lively scene ashore at Miami, where there’s so much to see and do.

Check out Little Havana: think music and art studios that double as museums showcasing Cuban culture and flavorsome fare you won’t soon forget.

Or just stroll around South Beach’s Art Deco District. It’s like stepping back in time to another era.

If relaxing is more up your alley, then why not lay out on its famous sandy white shores? Shopping plus waterfront dining equals Bayside Marketplace-BONUS!

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Immerse yourself in the heart of Mayan culture with a trip to Chacchoben’s ancient ruins. Scale stunning pyramids and admire its tropical backdrop.

If you love water sports, head out on a snorkeling or scuba diving expedition along glorious coral reefs beneath Costa Maya’s turquoise seas.

Prefer dry land? Tour the bustling Mahahual village. Buy artisanal crafts, sample Mexican seafood dishes, or simply unwind on soft white sands with a cool drink.

Cozumel, Mexico

In Cozumel, there’s no shortage of excitement on land or underwater. Explore the breathtaking Palancar Reef — part of a massive underwater ecosystem called the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef — while scuba diving or snorkeling.

This is where you’ll find some of the most spectacular coral formations and sea life on Earth.

On dry land, learn about Mayan culture at the ancient ruins in San Gervasio. Or sip tequila like a connoisseur during an organized tasting session: Mexico’s most famous export.

For something more laid-back, stroll along San Miguel’s waterfront promenade with its stunning vistas across the ocean. Here, you’ll come across shops, bars, and restaurants.

Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas

CocoCay, the exclusive island owned by Royal Caribbean, strikes an ideal balance between relaxation and adventure. For those who want a break from sunbathing and watersports, take on Daredevil’s Peak — North America’s highest slide.

Or swim in the huge freshwater pool Oasis Lagoon. Snorkel amidst hidden surprises beneath the waves or simply float above them in The Bahamas’ famously translucent seas.

If you want something extra special, rent a cabana — complete with service staff — on Chill Island for pure beachside indulgence unmatched anywhere else.

Bottom Line

Set out on an incredible adventure aboard the Icon of the Seas. With luxurious cabins, including suites, balconies, ocean views, or interiors to choose from, there’ll be no end to comfort and relaxation throughout your trip.

Expect world-class entertainment guaranteed to leave you amazed and evenings filled with laughter and excitement. Sample a host of different dining options – each designed to tickle taste buds perfectly.

Dive into pools and waterslides aplenty for sun-soaked fun that never stops. Try thrilling activities that will unite loved ones like never before – leaving memories destined to last forever.

Don’t wait – book now for an unforgettable journey on board Icon of the Seas!

Are you a business traveler looking for a better way to fly? Virgin Atlantic Upper Class is the answer. With luxury, convenience, and excellent service, it’s perfect for people who expect more from air travel. 

They’ve thought of everything – from roomy, fully flat beds to private lounges – so you get exactly what you need. Friendly crew members? Check. Delicious meals served at your seat 35,000ft in the air? Absolutely. 

Find out why this top-class cabin makes such a difference to professionals on the move all over the world.

Why Should You Choose Virgin Atlantic Upper Class?

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class is an excellent option for professionals traveling on business thanks to its extensive range of advantages and luxuries. Here are several reasons why you should select Virgin Atlantic Upper Class:

Airport Experience

For a truly elevated airport experience, look no further than Virgin Atlantic Upper Class. The moment you set foot inside the terminal, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered another world – one that’s all about convenience and luxury.

First off, there’s Fast-track service – meaning you get whisked through security without any fuss or long waits. No more standing around in line wasting precious time; just a smooth and stress-free journey from start to finish.

Once you’re past security, there’s even more exclusivity in store: your own private check-in area is exclusively for upper-class passengers. This isn’t like those chaotic counters where people can barely hear themselves think. Instead, it’s an oasis of calm staffed by experts who know exactly what they’re doing.

But wait, there’s more – passengers flying Virgin Atlantic Upper Class also receive complimentary access to the renowned Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses. These high-end retreats offer a welcome break from busy airport life. 

Unwind in stylish lounges with up-to-the-minute amenities like ample seating, free Wi-Fi, fully stocked bars, and gourmet dining created by top chefs.

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class customers have generous baggage allowances too. Two items of hand luggage weighing up to 16kg combined (35lb), plus two checked-in bags, each weighing up to 32kg (70lb). Priority boarding means you can get settled into your luxurious seat before anyone else.

Comfortable Seats

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class presents various seating options depending on the aircraft model, all designed to provide maximum comfort. Let’s examine each one more closely.

For those flying on the Airbus A350-1000, comfort is king. With retractable privacy screens built into their seats, passengers can cocoon themselves for ultimate peace and quiet. 

Entertainment-wise, expect an 18. 5-inch HD touchscreen with access to The Loft – where you can hang out or simply stretch your legs. Seat width comes in at 20 inches (50cm), bed length stretches up to 6ft 7in (2m) long, while bed width remains at a cozy 20 inches (50cm).

If you’re flying on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner plane, Upper Class passengers are in for a treat. With beds that are over half a meter wide (22 inches) and stretch an impressive 6 ft 6in long, falling asleep shouldn’t be a problem. 

Once your bed is made up, there’s plenty of space to spread out, too: at its widest point, it measures almost a meter across (33 inches). The experience on this particular aircraft also includes something called The Bar – come here to order drinks and chat with other travelers while in flight.

Passengers on board the Airbus A330-300 can unwind in generous surroundings that include roomy beds and comfortable seating. With 22in-wide seats and beds measuring up to 6ft 6in long, it’s easy to stretch out fully for a restful flight.

Finally, aboard the Airbus A330-200, passengers will find comfortably snug seating that measures 20 inches across. When it’s time to sleep, seats convert into beds up to 6 feet long. For amusement options during flight, flyers can look forward to a roomy 15.3-inch touchscreen monitor.

Delicious Meals

Indulge in an elegant meal at Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class dining, where your in-flight experience becomes a sophisticated restaurant visit. Once you’re settled on the plane, you’ll be handed a glass of champagne — a taste of what’s to come. 

The menu, made with the best ingredients and served with specially selected wines, means every dish feels like a treat. There are four courses to choose from: perhaps try the herb-roasted chicken breast, roasted trout fillet, or Beyond Burger® (but not as you know it). 

You can pre-order one of the 11 meals. Do you need something for the kids? No problem – catering to all dietary needs is easy, too. It’s not just food; this is dining done sky-high.

In-Flight Entertainment

Vera, Virgin Atlantic’s exclusive entertainment platform, takes in-flight amusement to new heights. Vera provides passengers with a plethora of premium content. It includes Hollywood blockbusters, addictive series, chart-topping music, and thought-provoking documentaries. 

Vera Loves monthly features spotlight the best current cinema and must-see TV shows, ensuring that there’s always something brilliant to watch on your flight.

There’s plenty for children too. Families appreciate Kids’ Zone, which offers plenty of child-friendly content – complete with parental controls for peace of mind.

Vera goes beyond just films and TV, though. Create personalized playlists, enjoy audio designed to help you sleep or relax, connect to WiFi throughout your flight, or simply keep all your devices charged thanks to an in-seat power supply.

Amenity Kit

A big step towards sustainable travel has been taken by Virgin Atlantic through its new inflight amenity kits. Upper Class and Premium Goodie Bags are made from eco-friendly, recyclable kraft paper. 

Inside, bamboo toothbrushes from Bambuubrush, earplugs in paper packaging, and kraft paper pens can be found. Ren Clean Skincare products, a satin eyeshade, White Glo toothpaste, and stylish destination-inspired socks complete the package.

Virgin Atlantic aims to save an impressive 945 tonnes of plastic per year – that’s equivalent to the weight of over six A350 aircraft! – by introducing these changes.

In addition, for maximum comfort during night flights (and also wearability off the plane), the airline has revamped its Upper Class loungewear, too.

Bottom Line

As the preferred option for business travelers who want something more out of their flight experience, Virgin Atlantic Upper Class really shines. Everything about this service has been designed with discerning professionals in mind – from the plush seats to the private lounges and world-class hospitality.

And now there’s another reason to choose it: sustainability. The company has launched eco-friendly amenity kits and sustainable loungewear as part of its commitment to reducing plastic waste without sacrificing style or comfort.

So why not enjoy a seamless airport journey while also helping make flying greener? Next time you fly, make sure it’s with Virgin Atlantic Upper Class. Because why settle for less when you can soar in style?

Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you embark on the Galapagos Inner Loop with Celebrity Flora, a seven-night trip that promises memories to last forever. The luxurious ship lets you get up close and personal with the archipelago’s astonishing wildlife and untouched landscapes in style.

Every step of your expedition is designed to thrill – whether it’s spotting unforgettable creatures or hiking through untamed terrain.

And thanks to Celebrity Flora‘s eco-friendly features, your journey will be as awe-inspiring as it is mind-broadening. This trip shows why we need to protect nature while letting you experience it like never before.

Ready to discover what makes the Galapagos Inner Loop such a sought-after destination? Then read on.

About the Ship

Experience the wonders of the Galápagos Islands on board the Celebrity Flora. It is a truly extraordinary expedition ship that measures an astonishing 102 meters long.

With room for just 100 guests, this yacht-like vessel provides an exclusive environment in which to explore one of the world’s most fascinating archipelagos. At all times, she is attended by an attentive crew of 80 who attend to your every need.

Launched on January 29th, 2019, and powered by four Caterpillar C32 diesel generators, this eco-friendly mega-yacht has been designed with state-of-the-art technology and luxurious furnishings throughout. Her debut cruise took place on June 30th, later that year.

Accommodation On Board

Get ready for the ultimate in pampering and luxury lodging options on the outstanding Celebrity Flora. Here’s a list of the stunning suites that await guests:

  • Penthouse Suite: The biggest and most sumptuous accommodation onboard is a luxurious sanctuary spanning up to 1,288 square feet. Perfectly designed for your Galápagos experience, these lavish dwellings will ensure you’re comfortable throughout.
  • Royal Suite: With contemporary design touches, this elegant suite provides 559 square feet of sheer bliss. Make yourself at home with separate living areas, a bedroom, and a private veranda. It is the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Ultimate Sky Suite with Infinite Veranda: Cutting-edge design means glorious views come as standard with our game-changing Infinite Veranda feature. They’ll be brought into your stateroom at the touch of a button! Revel in total luxury within 365 square feet of space.
  • Premium Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda: These suites blend an infinite veranda with an outward-facing spa tub and shower. Design-wise, they’re modern and offer open-air access to the sea and islands.
  • Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda: With a bi-fold door that becomes a veranda wall at the touch of a button, these rooms connect you even more closely to nature. The etched-glass divider gives you lovely outward views when relaxing in bed or sitting on your veranda.
  • Veranda Sky Suite: Ranging from 330 square feet (veranda included) to roomy two-bedroom configurations, these suites offer both comfort and tranquility at sea. Unwind like never before on their eXhale® bedding collection. Plus, enjoy plenty of storage space and amenities throughout.

Activities & Entertainment

Get ready to be blown away by the range of things to do onboard Celebrity Flora. The Discovery Lounge is not just a place to meet people. It’s also where you can chat with our naturalists. They will tell you all sorts of amazing things about the islands you’re visiting.

For something more immersive, try the Observatory. It is an incredible library surrounded by huge windows that give you panoramic views of the Galapagos (perfect for photos).

Or head up to the Stargazing platform. Here, are expert guides who will show you everything from constellations to satellites through powerful binoculars or one of their telescopes if they have set them up yet.

Lastly, treat yourself to an extraordinary adventure with Galapagos Glamping. You’ll enjoy a sunset dinner and stargazing session guided by a naturalist who can point out constellations in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Then, wake up to a stunning sunrise and private breakfast in your cabana.

Dining Options

Experience an unparalleled culinary adventure on board Celebrity Flora, where dining options are just as diverse and extraordinary as the Galápagos Islands themselves.

Here, sustainability is key, so you can expect locally sourced ingredients in meals that will make your taste buds tingle.

The Seaside main restaurant matches gourmet dishes with a sophisticated setting. For grilled specialties and seafood served with panoramic ocean views, head to Ocean Grill. Or grab a variety of snacks and light bites from Marina Café if you’re feeling more casual.

Whatever the size of your party or reason for eating out – from a romantic dinner à deux to a big family get-together – every mouthful is memorable. Leave enough space to fit it all in.


This carefully planned schedule outlines each day of your extraordinary adventure through one of Earth’s most diverse areas.

  • Day 1 – Baltra & Daphne Major: Leave from Baltra, which is where we enter the Galapagos. Soon afterward, you’ll visit Daphne Major, a renowned destination for birders that is famous for its finches and other animals found only here.
  • Day 2 – Egas Port, Santiago Island & Rabida Island: At Egas Port this morning, expect wildlife encounters with unusual residents such as marine iguanas or fur seals while strolling on black sand beaches! Then, after lunch, explore Rabida Island’s red sands (made from iron-rich minerals).
  • Day 3 – Elizabeth Bay & Tagus Cove, Isabela Island: Experience the wonders of Elizabeth Bay by kayak as you glide through mangroves teeming with vibrant sea life. Later, at Tagus Cove, witness ancient graffiti left behind by sailors of yesteryear while keeping your eyes peeled for adorable Galapagos penguins along its rocky coastline.
  • Day 4 – Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island & Bartolome Island: Get ready to step back in time at Sullivan Bay, where you’ll marvel at remarkable lava formations dating from eruptions centuries ago. Then it’s off to storied Bartolome Island for postcard-perfect views atop famous pinnacle rock— plus an optional chance to snorkel with playful penguins!
  • Day 5 – Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island & North Seymour Island: Start off at Las Bachas, a crucial place where sea turtles lay their eggs. After that, you’ll spot lots of birds on North Seymour Island, including frigatebirds doing their courtship displays.
  • Day 6 – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno & Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island: Check out the Galapagos’ capital (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno) and then visit a special rock formation and many different kinds of birds at Punta Pitt.
  • Day 7 – Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island: Enjoy a whole day experiencing all that Puerto Ayora has to offer, including visits to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the captivating highlands.
  • Day 8 – Baltra Island: As we disembark at Baltra Island, people are left with full hearts and minds from everything they have experienced during the past week.


In Galapagos, every trip is like a call to lose oneself in nature’s awe-inspiring beauty. It’s where you come face-to-face with its wonders up close – and discover more about how this extraordinary environment hangs together. This is what lies ahead at each of our stops:

Baltra Island & Daphne Major

Begin your journey on Baltra, stepping into a world of natural wonders. At Daphne Major, learn about evolutionary biology against volcanic backdrops while birdwatching.

Egas Port & Rabida Island

Encounter thriving wildlife amid dramatic black sands at Egas Port. Brilliant snorkeling and flamingo-spotting await at Rabida Island’s saltwater lagoon and red beaches.

Elizabeth Bay & Tagus Cove

Engage in a kayak adventure as you paddle through the mangroves of Elizabeth Bay and get up close to marine creatures. Explore Tagus Cove on foot and learn about its past; keep an eye out for penguins.

Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

Walk along Sullivan Bay’s distinctive lava flow formations before ascending Bartolome Island to be rewarded with expansive views and snorkeling opportunities with penguins.

Las Bachas & North Seymour Island

Take a trip to Las Bachas for turtle nesting sites. Visit bird heaven North Seymour and check out blue-footed boobies, frigates, and land iguanas too.

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno & Punta Pitt

Immerse yourself in the art scene of the capital and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of Punta Pitt, where you can spot diverse species of seabirds, such as red-footed boobies.

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

Discover what makes the Galapagos Islands so special by visiting both the Charles Darwin Research Station and also seeing giant tortoises up close in their natural habitat high up in the green hills.

Bottom Line

Setting off on the Galapagos Inner Loop with Celebrity Flora isn’t an ordinary getaway. It’s a transformative experience that will make you feel more alive than ever.

Prepare to be awed as you come face-to-face with some of the world’s most incredible creatures and explore unspoiled landscapes like nowhere else on Earth.

And when you’re not out exploring, your luxurious Celebrity Flora cabin will provide all the comfort you could desire — along with cutting-edge eco-friendly technology.

This is a journey you’ll never forget — one that may even change your life forever by showing you just how important it is to protect our planet for future generations.

If you have ever thought about combining your trip to Europe with a visit to the art-rich city of Hamburg and stylish Rotterdam, Royal Caribbean’s five-night cruise on Independence of the Seas could be for you, as it calls at both ports.

The itinerary kicks off in edgy Hamburg – home to HafenCity waterfront district and countless must-see attractions – before sailing on to cultural powerhouse Rotterdam.

Both destinations are brought alive through tours that unveil their secrets, dining experiences featuring local food and drink, and coastal jaunts highlighting their natural beauty. Don’t miss out! Read now for an unforgettable journey!

About the Ship

The Independence of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, is a fantastic cruise liner that’s been making hearts race since its first outing on May 2nd, 2008.

It’s no shrimp: this stupendous ship measures in at an impressive 1,112 feet long and can take upwards of 3,600 passengers.

The boat boasts all mod-cons with multiple pools to choose from, cabins for different budgets, various dining options, and loads of places to let your hair down, including an ice-skating rink and even…a climbing wall!

To ensure everyone gets the service they deserve there’s a crew number to make anyone feel faint: roughly 1,360 people!

Accommodation On Board

The Independence of the Seas is home to various options for those seeking comfortable and convenient accommodations. No matter your travel needs, you’re bound to find a place that checks all the boxes during your voyage.

  • Interior Staterooms: Want a comfy room with everything you need on hand? Book an interior stateroom. It’s perfect for penny-pinchers.
  • Ocean View Staterooms: These gems have big windows or portholes so you can gaze at sea views or let sunlight fill your space as you relax.
  • Balcony Staterooms: Get yourself one of these babies if sitting out on your own private balcony sipping coffee in the morning sounds like heaven – or watching a breathtaking sunset, cocktail in hand, at night.
  • Suites: Total VIP treatment is yours when you book one of these bad boys. There are separate living areas, bedrooms, and balconies/verandas (private ones). And perks include access to a suite-only lounge and concierge service.

Activities & Entertainment

Get ready for an amazing adventure once you step aboard the Independence of the Seas because boredom just isn’t an option! Prepare to enter the Battle for Planet Z and take part in glow-in-the-dark, interactive laser tag.

On The Perfect Storm dueling waterslides, get set to launch yourself into action – and see who can slide the fastest among your family or friends.

And when it’s time to chill out and have some low-key fun, SplaShaway Bay Water Park will keep kids – as well as adults – entertained with a range of fountains.

With such a wide choice of activities and entertainment on offer on this trip, every second will be filled with enjoyment – not to mention fantastic memories, too.


Calling all foodies! Get ready to tuck into a feast of epic proportions on board Independence of the Seas, where an incredible array of bars and restaurants await.

Fancy some proper British grub? Head to Fish & Ships for crispy calamari, fresh-battered cod, fluffy hand-cut chips – and even a pint. Or how about an Asian adventure?

Izumi Hibachi & Sushi serves up delicious sushi and teppanyaki – prepared at your table by talented chefs.

Love sport as much as you love eating? Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is where you’ll find pub classics, ice-cold draughts, and live matches on multiple screens – all in one place.

And don’t forget about Sugar Beach candy or dessert: you’ll find treats galore at this indulgent sweet spot alone. So grab your gang – it’s time to go culinary cruising!


Join us for an exciting six-night Northern European Cruise starting at Southampton, England. The itinerary below describes every day of your incredible trip:

  • Day 1 – Southampton, England: Board the elegant vessel at Southampton to embark on your journey. You will leave the port soon enough. Make sure that you absorb all of this sea atmosphere and get comfortable in your cabin before enjoying yourself with those amenities onboard.
  • Day 2 – Cruising: Enjoy peace as you spend the entire day afloat. Use this time lying around at the decks, spoiling yourself with some spa treatments, or taking part in onboard entertainment; this day is meant for the pure enjoyment of cruising.
  • Day 3 – Hamburg, Germany: The ship docks in Hamburg by morning (8:00 am) and leaves around evening (5:00 pm). Hamburg is full of surprises, from the Elbphilharmonie to the busy harbor, and this promises to be a truly diverse, experience-packed day out.
  • Day 4 – Cruising: With a second straight day at sea, there couldn’t be a better time to just sit back and enjoy what the vessel has available. Indulge in the cruise lifestyle and take advantage of onboard amenities while sailing towards your next port of call.
  • Day 5 – Rotterdam, Netherlands: Enjoy the elegance of Rotterdam since it will receive you at around nine o’clock. From bold street art to iconic landmarks, this Dutch city with modern designs and a deep maritime past will keep you entertained throughout its bustling streets and amidst cultural events until about seven in the evening.
  • Day 6 – Southampton, England: Finally, we get back to Southampton. It will also mark the end of your six nights North European Cruise, which includes trips to Hamburg and Rotterdam. Now you are set for Europe as you disembark today, recalling all that Hamburg and Rotterdam.


From the rich historical tapestry of Southampton, England, to the buzzing cultural hubs of Germany’s Hamburg and the Netherlands’ Rotterdam – these destinations offer a heady cocktail of art, history, architecture, and local flavor.

Southampton, England

Delve into medieval history at Tudor House and Gardens or Bargate, a former city gate. The famous Titanic exhibition is an engaging way to learn about maritime history at SeaCity Museum.

Nature lovers can take a stroll through New Forest or visit Mottisfont Abbey with its beautiful gardens.

Hamburg, Germany

Dive straight into vibrant Hamburg by visiting iconic landmarks such as St Michael’s Church before exploring HafenCity, Europe’s largest inner-city development project.

Don’t miss taking in the picturesque harbor on a boat tour or walking along Speicherstadt – the historic warehouse district. Art fans should visit Kunsthalle Hamburg museum or catch a performance at Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Behold architectural wonders like the Erasmus Bridge and Cube Houses in this forward-thinking city. Get arty at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen or delve into Dutch maritime history at Maritime Museum Rotterdam.

For panoramic views, head to Euromast. Market lovers will get their fixes from Markthal and Witte de Withstraat. You can go for shopping, eating out, and drinking in local culture.

Bottom Line

Hop aboard the Independence of the Seas and have a blast during a sensational five-night break taking in Hamburg and Rotterdam.

You won’t be able to resist Southampton. It is just an appetizer for what’s to come in these two charm-packed cities that ooze culture from every pore.

Famous sights? Tick. Terrific food? Tick again. Rich history galore? Three ticks. Idyllic harbourside walks, amazing restaurants lining the coast, and stunning panoramas from suspension bridges high above the water – this trip has it all!

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure. You’ll need your suitcase space as we make memories that will last long after our suitcases are back in the loft – enjoy!

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as we set sail aboard the magnificent Navigator of the Seas for a 4-night journey to Catalina and Ensenada. Prepare to be enthralled by breathtaking landscapes, thrilling activities, and unparalleled relaxation.

Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or new to the world of ocean voyages, this experience promises to be unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.

Join us as we unveil the wonders that await you – from exploring the picturesque Catalina Island to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Ensenada.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to set sail and indulge in pure cruising bliss!

About the Ship

The Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class cruise ship, Navigator of the Seas, has been providing passengers with memorable excursions since it launched on May 2nd, 2008.

At more than 1,112 feet long and capable of carrying more than 3,600 passengers plus crew members (it takes around another 1,360 to keep everything running smoothly), there is an awful lot to see and do onboard.

The fun-filled boat offers loads of pools and restaurants, luxurious sleeping quarters, plenty of spots to catch some entertainment or relax, as well as a few surprises – including an ice-skating rink and rock-climbing wall.

Simply put, if you get bored during your trip aboard this amazing vessel, well… we’re not sure what you should do next!

Accommodation On Board

If you’re sailing on the Navigator of the Seas, there are many types of rooms that you can choose from and feel comfortable in.

  • Interior Staterooms: These cozy, affordable spaces are great if all you want to do is sleep after exploring all day. There aren’t any windows, but these well-designed rooms have everything else you need.

  • Ocean View Staterooms: Big picture windows make it easy to take in amazing views of the ocean from your room—so don’t worry about missing out!


  • Balcony Staterooms: Want an amazing view all day long? This is for you! In addition to access to an outdoor space just for your use—a huge bonus!—you’ll also get floor-to-ceiling window views.

  • Suite Accommodations: If luxury’s what you’re looking for, then consider one of our suite options, like a Junior Suite or Grand Suite (each with its own special perks!) or an Owner’s Suite and Royal Suite. They’ve got lots more space than other staterooms, plus separate sleeping areas, whirlpool tubs—and even concierge service!

Activities & Entertainment

Prepare yourself for nonstop excitement and adventure as you step onto the all-new Navigator of the Seas. The pool deck has been converted into a hub of fun-filled activities and entertainment choices.

You are bound to experience something extraordinary in its waters. But that’s not all – this time, we will take you with us on a breathtaking journey at sea!

Have fun at a new Aqua Coaster – the Blaster, the longest slide among water ones worldwide. High speeds, steep descents, and breathtaking flights over water await you here.

If you’re looking for a wild headfirst ride, there’s nothing better than Riptide – the only one here! And it goes straight down from the top of the liner!

Two times larger size of pools with numerous spots for relaxation under the sun make it the most remarkable pool day ever. Also, remember about Splash Pad – it’ll make your child happy.

So go ahead, plunge in, cut loose, and create memories that no one aboard the Navigator of the Seas will ever forget!


There are culinary delicacies in many restaurants on board the Navigator of the Seas that will satisfy every taste. Hooked Seafood is the place to be if you want some delicious seafood with a twist of New England in it.

Enjoy tasty crab cakes, rich chowders, and expertly opened mussels to make your mouth water while dining on them.

Make your way to Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver if you prefer authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared by the renowned chef Jamie Oliver.

Have a taste of the mouthwatering homemade pasta and experience Italy itself through the loved Famous Plank.

Do you long for traditional American fast food? Just walk across the pool deck to Johnny Rockets Express.

Have a great time eating delicious hamburgers and crunchy French fries, or order a spiked shake if you need something more refreshing.


Experience an amazing four-night Pacific Coast Cruise, which starts in the busy Californian city of Los Angeles. Enjoy the best of the West Coast using this detailed plan:

  • Day 1 – Los Angeles, California: As you leave Los Angeles, you begin your cruise adventure. Take time to admire the shoreline and wave goodbye to this famous town…it shall be there when you return.
  • Day 2 – Cruising: This day will be very comfortable for you because there is just a slow pace at sea with its pacifying views and onboard entertainment. The sea deck awaits you if you fancy relaxing or joining other fun activities. It’s all about enjoying your day while cruising.
  • Day 3 – Catalina Island, California: The vessel docks offshore at Catalina Island for discovery. Experience this piece of paradise by visiting sandy shores or some local spots that attract people.
  • Day 4 – Ensenada, Mexico: In Ensenada, the bustling town, immerse in cultural experiences and explore different attraction spots in this Mexican port town before leaving for home.
  • Day 5 – Los Angeles, California: Come back to the glamorous town of Los Angeles as planned for your four-night Pacific coast cruise. Leave behind having alighted from the ship with happy memories of cruising and coastal travels.


Embark on awe-inspiring escapades and create evergreen memories as you explore three vibrant locations – the captivating Catalina Island in California, the culturally rich Ensenada in Mexico, and the glamorous Los Angeles.

Catalina Island

Dive into Catalina’s scenic wonders with kayaking jaunts across turquoise waters or hikes along spectacular coastal trails.

Sign up for zip-lining thrills or snorkeling/diving trips to discover incredible marine life. Or, simply snooze on pristine beaches, soaking up island vibes.

Ensenada, Mexico

Experience Baja California’s cultural melting pot with wine tastings at celebrated local vineyards. Think ATV rides through dramatic landscapes and private yacht cruises along a stunning coast.

Don’t miss La Bufadora – an awesome blowhole where ocean waves create impressive water spouts.

Los Angeles

With glamour pulsating from every pore, LA is hard to resist. Take guided tours of star-studded sights such as Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and major movie studios.

Hang out on Venice Beach or roll like a celeb down Rodeo Drive. Find breathtaking views from Griffith Observatory. And visit world-class museums like Getty Center… get ready to go home feeling all tingly inside!

Bottom Line

Prepare yourself for a four-night cruise on the Navigator of the Seas filled with joy. You will experience some of the most captivating views ever witnessed on Catalina Island.

And you will also get to enjoy the rich cultural diversity of Ensenada, including an enticing visit to Los Angeles. This is a trip that is packed with different activities and sights that would suit individuals of all types.

Navigator of the Seas has every possible facility for either peaceful rest or active entertainment. Therefore, prepare your luggage now. You are going to experience something extraordinary at sea.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you set sail on Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7-night Western Caribbean voyage, departing from lively Tampa.

Relaxation meets excitement, and there’s no shortage of cultural experiences to have onboard this indulgent cruise ship.

Buckle up for paradise because these crystal-clear seas will guide you through some of the most breathtaking destinations in travel today.

From ancient Mayan ruins or pristine beaches in Honduras to vibrant Cozumel – this is your opportunity to discover hidden gems in the west Caribbabeian with ease and complete comfort.

Come get on board! We’ll take care of any wish that crosses your mind.

About the Ship

The Norwegian Jade, part of the fleet of the Norwegian Cruise Line, shows contemporary opulence on an open sea. Its length stretches for 965 feet, and it’s built to house around 2,400 passengers in comfort.

An approximate crew of around 1,100 people makes sure that everything runs smoothly on board this huge ship. This vessel is celebrated for its freestyle cruising concept.

Guests can choose from a wide array of different dining options – from casual cafes to upscale specialty restaurants.

The staterooms are elegantly designed and comfortable havens. There are plenty of entertainment options with Broadway-style shows, a casino, or various lounges.

With modern amenities and attentive service at every turn as standard features, it’s no wonder that the Norwegian Jade has quickly become one of the most popular ships for those seeking an unforgettable vacation experience.

Accommodation On Board

Accommodations on the Norwegian Jade are designed to cater to a range of preferences and budgets:

  • The Haven Suites: An exclusive luxury option featuring access to a private courtyard, personalized butler, and concierge service – plus spacious accommodation.
  • Mini-Suites: Offering more space than standard cabins, these suites have additional seating areas and upgraded amenities for those wanting extra comfort.
  • Balcony Staterooms: Rooms with their own private balcony so guests can enjoy fresh air as well as sea views from their cabin.
  • Oceanview Staterooms: Feature either a window or porthole for natural light and sea views without going outside.
  • Inside Staterooms: Compact but cozy cabins that make an affordable base for your cruise holiday; all the essentials, no ocean view.
  • Studio Cabins: Designed especially for solo travelers who want to undertake a voyage while avoiding paying a single supplement, these are small-sized rooms that come at reasonable prices.

Activities & Entertainment

Begin an expedition of unending stimulation and tranquillity on board the Norwegian Jade.  Here, every day presents a novel journey brimming with shows and pastimes.

Plunge into the breathtaking realm of Broadway-style acts. They will captivate you or laugh until your sides ache at the comedy gigs. Gamesters should head for the sparky casino. Every dice throw or slot spin could be a winner.

Sports fans can engage in some friendly rivalry at the sports complex. Simultaneously, fitness freaks shouldn’t fear – there are plenty of high-tech kits to help keep you trim.

Outside, steady yourself by one of the pools with a cocktail as you drift across oceans blue. For full-on relaxation, book yourself in for a spa treatment. Or sign up for classes and workshops.

As darkness falls, themed parties, live music, and dancing guarantee that life is never dull during those magical hours between sunset and sunrise.

Few ships offer such diverse entertainment options. Everything from enjoying jazz late into the night to playing ‘Deal or No Deal’ under bright lights on Broadway.

Dining Options

Embark on a dining odyssey aboard the Norwegian Jade, where meals become more than just food – they’re an epicurean adventure.

At its heart are the Grand Pacific and Alizar Main Dining Rooms, serving up a world-spanning fare in elegant surroundings.

For American classics, Cagney’s Steakhouse offers succulent steaks and delicious trimmings.

Le Bistro serves gourmet French cuisine in romantic surroundings, while La Cucina transports you to Italy with every bite.

Jasmine Garden caters to fans of Asian cuisine. While The Garden Café offers a varied menu via buffet-style dining for relaxed meals throughout the day.

If it’s comfort food you’re after in a pub-like atmosphere, O’Sheehan’s is open round-the-clock for hearty grub. Whatever your choice of venue or dish on board Norwegian Jade it’s about so much more than simple sustenance.

It’s about creating memories that will last long after your holiday ends by combining great taste with amazing settings! One unique cruise dining experience.


Experience the 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise that embarks from Tampa, Florida. Here’s your day-by-day itinerary for this thrilling journey:

  • Day 1 – Tampa, Florida:The trip starts that evening as you embark on the luxury liner at Tampa, Florida, promptly sailing at 4:00 PM into the sunset. Settle into your stateroom and acclimatize with all the ship has to offer while preparing for your departure into the sunset of the Caribbean.
  • Day 2 Cruising: Your first full day at sea. Be lazy on deck, indulge in spa treatments, and see a show or a movie in the many inside the ship.
  • Day 3 Costa Maya, Mexico: The ship will dock in bustling Costa Maya at 8:00 AM and will leave at 5:00 PM. You can take your time to visit ancient Mayan ruins, bask under the sun on beautiful sandy beaches, or enjoy every color of the area.
  • Day 4 Harvest Caye, Belize: Get docked at the private island oasis of Harvest Caye from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Spend your day basking on sandy beaches, exploring nature trails, or indulging in water sports.
  • Day 5 Roatan, Honduras: Experience the enchanting island of Roatan, arriving at 8:00 AM and departing at 4:00 PM. Explore its world-famous coral reefs or lush tropical forests and enjoy vibrant cultures on the island.
  • Day 6 Cozumel, Mexico: Arrive at Cozumel at around 9:00 AM. It is a perfect mix of the Mexican sway and Caribbean beauty. Get in the archaeological sites on this island and immerse in its vibrant marine life, along with local cuisine, till 7:00 PM.
  • Day 7 Cruising: Another day cruising and enjoying the Caribbean sun or onboard activities, or just chilling out in readiness for the journey’s end.
  • Day 8 Tampa, Florida: Arriving at Tampa, you are ready to disembark your amazing Western Caribbean adventure.


Discover the most enchanting places in the Western Caribbean with our top-rated trips that take you to each of these mesmerizing ports.

Choose from a variety of activities at each destination. They all crafted to bring you up close and personal with their immense cultural heritage, local legends, and natural wonders.

Costa Maya, Mexico

Costa Maya is famous for its bright white beaches and crystalline turquoise waves. Book an excursion to explore Chacchoben’s ancient Mayan ruins – hear about this intriguing civilization’s history as you wander through this archaeological site.

Or perhaps snorkeling or diving on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the second-biggest coral reef system globally – is more your thing.

Harvest Caye, Belize

Relax on pristine sandy shores backed by lush greenery in Harvest Caye. You can learn plenty about Mayan culture while onshore here, too.

Visit Nim Li Punit or Lubaantun’s atmospheric Mayan ruins during your getaway. Seek adventure? Zip-line amid tropical forest foliage or go tubing down serene rivers surrounded by nature-rich settings.

Roatan, Honduras

Roatan possesses warm teal waters packed full of captivating coral reefs. Snorkel or dive alongside some spectacular marine life at West Bay Beach, Tabyana Beach, and so on. There are numerous well-known spots to choose from here.

If it’s wildlife interaction you’re after, though (think monkeys and birds), plus gardens and trails set against an island backdrop, then Gumbalimba Park ticks all those boxes.

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel has pearly sand aplenty bordered by azure seas, plus masses of excellent scuba opportunities nearby, too!

Think of eye-catching marine life paired with interesting underwater formations if you head to Palancar Reef or Santa Rosa Wall. Both sites draw divers worldwide in search of amazing experiences.

Alternatively, getting up close and personal with San Gervasio’s Mayan ruins could be just the enriching adventure you’re after.

Tampa, Florida

A buzzing metropolis teeming with coastal charisma, Tampa has something for everyone.

At Busch Gardens, an amusement park featuring high-octane rides and face-to-face meetings with extraordinary creatures, visitors can’t get enough of the thrill.

Alternatively, hop on a leisurely boat tour or kayak trip around the stunning waterways of Tampa Bay – one of the city’s must-do excursions.

Checking out The Florida Aquarium or catching a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game will keep you entertained, too. This place is firing on all cylinders.

Bottom Line

More than just a journey across the sea, this Western Caribbean cruise is your gateway to adventure, culture, and stunning natural beauty.

Every port of call beckons you to explore – from ancient ruins to tropical rainforests to underwater wonderlands.

These shore excursions promise immersion in fascinating experiences that will create memories for a lifetime – souvenirs of a different kind.

At the end of each day, as you sail off into the sunset, you’ll take with you not just souvenirs but stories that epitomize exploration and discovery.

Welcome to Princess Cruises, where you are about to embark on the transcranial cruise of a lifetime! Over 15 nights, we’ll take you on an epic adventure – and it’s not just any old cruise. This is a voyage that will transport you through time and cultures.

Expect stonking clear Caribbean waters one day and Pacific coastlines with views for days the next.

Think stunning port after stunning port. Picture relaxation versus exploration – in equal measure – because this trip is all about balance (and memories).

Do seasoned travelers book? Yep. Is it perfect for first-time sailors? Sure as heck.

Traditional cruising really does cover everything from leisurely pursuits to knocking your discovery socks off. If all that floats your boat, hop aboard now for itinerary heaven.

About the Ship

The Island Princess, a luxurious jewel in the Princess Cruises fleet, was launched in July 2003. At an impressive length of 964 feet, this mid-sized cruise ship is not too big and not too small – it’s just right.

With a capacity of approximately 2,200 passengers and over 900 crew members dedicated to making your stay aboard extraordinary, expect attentive service that’s second to none.

What sets the Island Princess apart? It boasts more than 700 balcony staterooms for breathtaking views of the sea!

Plus, its overall design incorporates other unique features specifically designed to enhance your experience while traversing the Panama Canal.

Accommodation On Board

If you’re sailing on Island Princess, you get to choose from different types of accommodation to suit your preferences and budget. Here they are:

  • Interior stateroom: These cozy rooms offer good value for money and come with the essentials, such as a TV, fridge, and bathroom.
  • Oceanview stateroom: Next, as the name suggests, these cabins have picture windows so passengers can see where they are – whether that’s out at sea or in port.
  • Balcony stateroom: If having your own outdoor space is important to you, this option gives you just that – a balcony for fresh air and great views.
  • Mini-suite: More room than in regular cabins means there’s enough space for a sitting area; some also come with perks, including premium bathroom amenities.
  • Suite: The most luxurious way to travel offers lots of living space, including separate areas for sleeping/lounging, plus big balconies. Suite-only benefits include priority services and special dining options.

Activities & Entertainment

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Welcome to the Island Princess, where exhilaration and relaxation go hand-in-hand.

Step inside its cutting-edge theater for a taste of Broadway right on the high seas, with side-splitting comedy acts, live music, and full-on shows that change nightly.

Interestingly, then there’s “Movies Under the Stars,” a giant poolside screen that rivals any in town. It is surrounded by twinkling lights and featuring showings of first-run films and all-time classics. Snuggle up under a warm blanket or grab a seat at one of more than six loungers and enjoy!

Keen to keep active? There are plenty of sports activities on board, like basketball or even shuffleboard. The well-equipped gym will keep fitness buffs happy, too. Fancy something less strenuous? Multiple pools (including hot tubs) should do the trick.

Enrichment is important, too. How about taking in an art auction, catching one of our culinary demonstrations, or learning to tango in one of our dance classes?

Families keen on space away from kids can rest easy: we’ve got dedicated youth (and teen) centers ensuring young cruisers have as good a time as adults.

Dining Options

Embark on a culinary voyage as varied and flavorful as the locales it explores, thanks to the Island Princess’ wealth of onboard eateries and bars.

Delight in multi-course feasts crafted from international flavors and traditional mainstays served with attentiveness amid fine furnishings at the ship’s dining rooms.

Grab something more casual at the round-the-clock Horizon Court buffet, where self-service stations proffer an array of dishes for all tastes.

Specialty dining experiences up the ante. Bayou Café & Steakhouse brings you New Orleans-inspired food delivered with pizzazz. Simultaneously, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria focuses on authentic plates from Italy’s classic osterias.

At the same time, The Chef’s Table offers a behind-the-scenes galley tour along with a fixed gourmet menu hosted by your ship’s executive chef.

As for lounges? Choose your pleasure – whether that means sipping crafty cocktails at Crooners Bar or knocking back beers in Britannia-class tradition at Wheelhouse Bar. Last but not least, Vines Wine Bar serves vino in its many forms.

All told, each dinner or drink is another layer peeled off this unforgettable cruising onion.


Embark on a delightful 15-night sailing adventure in one of our state-of-the-art cruise liners charting the wonderful coastlines of North and Central America. Take a gander through your itinerary by reading on:

  • Day 1: Los Angeles, California – Your adventure begins in the lively metropolis of Los Angeles. Board your cruise liner by 3:00 PM to settle into your new home as we make our way from America’s entertainment capital, surrounding you with the lavish artistry garnered from the City of Angels.
  • Day 2 & 3: Cruising – Spend two days at the sea basking in the Pacific scenery. These two days could be reserved to enjoy all amenities on board, from the deck pools to fine dining.
  • Day 4: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – At 8:00 AM, you will arrive at lively Puerto Vallarta. There is also an opportunity to visit its fabulous beaches and enjoy sunbathing or shopping at the local shops until 5:00 PM.
  • Day 5: Cruising – Another day at the sea offers the ability to relax as well as several entertainment and relaxation options aboard.
  • Day 6: Santa Cruz Huatulco, Mexico – Arrival at 8:00 AM and docking on Santa Cruz Huatulco. It is a beautiful and serene place with ecotouristic bays where you can enjoy some sightseeing and other ecotourism activities until your departure at 5:00 PM.
  • Day 7 & 8: Cruising – Day 7 and day 8 are filled with lots of cruising experiences and luxury in flying colors, from de-stressing spa treatments to gourmet dining at its best.
  • Day 9: Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Arrive at 7:00 AM in Puntarenas to enjoy the whole day full of natural wonders and the rich wildlife of Costa Rica until 7:00 PM.
  • Day 10: Cruising – A day at sea allows you to soak in the breathtaking views and enjoy the ship’s luxury facilities.
  • Day 11: Fuerte Amador, Panama – A full day at Fuerte Amador, Panama from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. This gateway provides a mixed character of historical sites as well as modern attractions.
  • Day 12: Panama Canal, Panama – Experience the awe-inspiring Panama Canal traversing from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM on your cruise journey, a highlight showcasing beauty along with scenic engineering marvels.
  • Day 13: Cartagena, Colombia – Arrive at the historic city of Cartagena at 8:00 AM. Colonial charm and vibrant street life are foreseen for you, and you have free time until 4:00 PM.
  • Day 14 & 15: Cruising – Two more days at sea as a perfect opportunity to calm and reminisce the journey, where guests enjoy the last moments of tranquillity on the ocean.
  • Day 16: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida – Arrive at 7:00 AM to complete an extraordinary journey with memories of diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and the luxury of your cruise experience.


Embarking on this cruise, you’re not just sailing across the ocean; you’re hopping from one adventure to another. Each port of call offers unique and exhilarating excursions that promise to enrich your experience.

Los Angeles, California

Begin your journey with a Hollywood Tour, where you will walk in the footsteps of stars. Discover the iconic Hollywood Sign. Additionally, stroll along the Walk of Fame, and experience the glamour of Beverly Hills.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Dive into vibrant Mexican culture with a Mariachi and Tequila Tour. Enjoy lively music, taste various tequilas, and explore cobblestone streets in this picturesque town.

Santa Cruz Huatulco, Mexico

Embrace nature with a Bays & Beaches Boat Tour. Glide along pristine waters; marvel at secluded beaches – if you’re lucky, spot local wildlife!

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Adventure awaits with a Rainforest Zip Lining excursion. Soar over lush canopies. Feel the adrenaline rush while witnessing diverse ecosystems from a bird’s-eye view.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

Step back in time with a Panama City & Canal Tour. At the same time, explore the historic old town. Witness the engineering marvels of the Panama Canal – and learn about its significant impact on global trade.

Cartagena, Colombia

Experience Cartagena’s charm with a Historic City Tour. Also, wander through colorful streets. Visit ancient fortresses and soak up rich history/architecture UNESCO World Heritage site.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Conclude your journey with Everglades Airboat Adventure. Glide wild wetlands spotting alligators/exotic birds. And thrill exploring one of the world’s most unique ecosystems!

Bottom Line

As your journey comes to an end, it’s clear that this voyage was more than just a trip across the waves. It is an exploration of diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and amazing experiences.

From glamorous Los Angeles to historic Cartagena, every stop had something special to offer.

On board the luxury ship and during thrilling trips ashore at each port you visited, everything came together perfectly.

What is more, along with mementos packed in your suitcase is a raft of memories, stories galore – and inspiration from all those fantastic destinations. This isn’t just a cruise. It’s a journey of a lifetime!