5* Caribbean Cruise – Honduras

Enjoy a 7 Night cruise to the lesser visited gems of the Caribbean including Honduras and Belize on the 5* Caribbean Princess. Departing Fort Lauderdale in Florida visit Grand Cayman before cruising to the small Honduran island of Roatan, beautiful Belize and stunning Cozumel in Mexico. Some departures will visit Costa Maya in Mexico instead of Belize.

Enjoy all new original musicals created exclusively by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy & Academy award-winning composer of Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin. Schwartz’s first show Magic to Docombines a musical revue of his most famous songs with dazzling magic.

DESTINATION Caribbean
FROM Dublin
DATE 18th May & 29th June 2018
DURATION 8 Nights
PRICE From €1,559 pp

Enjoy a 7 Night cruise to the lesser visited gems of the Caribbean including Honduras and Belize on the 5* Caribbean Princess. Departing Fort Lauderdale in Florida visit Grand Cayman before cruising to the small Honduran island of Roatan, beautiful Belize and stunning Cozumel in Mexico. Some departures will visit Costa Maya in Mexico instead of Belize.

Caribbean - Honduras

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Miami, Florida, USA

Following your flight from Dublin you will be transferred to the hotel in Miami for a one night stay before the cruise.

Adjectives such as glitzy and glamorous and fun and funky only hint at the reason Miami’s a world-renowned international destination. In the 500 years since Ponce de León arrived in search of the elusive fountain of youth, people have flocked here to capture the city’s energy, vitality and alluring charms. While the city’s noted for its towering palm trees, glittering blue ocean vistas and pristine beaches, beautiful weather, beautiful places and beautiful people it’s also home to an intriguing history, lively culture and postcard-perfect architecture. From the “walking trees” and ‘gator spotting in the Everglades to celebrity spotting in South Beach, Miami’s sure to impress.

Day 2: Fort Lauderdale, USA:

Following your night in a Miami hotel you will be transferred to the port in Fort Lauderdale to board the 5* Caribbean Princess.

According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is “where the boys are.” The city’s reputation as America’s Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the “Venice of America” with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping. The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the “Carrie B.”

Day 3: At Sea:

Day 4: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands:

When Columbus made his landfall in the Caymans in 1503, he found tortoises and sea turtles in such profusion that he promptly named the islands Las Tortugas. But the name that stuck for the islands was the Carib word “Caimanas.” Fitting, since the caiman is a New World crocodilian and the islands were long the lair of pirates, buccaneers, and assorted freebooters. Despite their past, the Caymans are a Caribbean demi-paradise of white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and offshore waters harboring spectacular shipwrecks. Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman also boast the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean. This union of natural beauty and cosmopolitan style makes Grand Cayman a spectacular port of call for today’s adventurers. Note: Grand Cayman is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender. In certain sea conditions, an alternate pier is used to transfer passengers ashore. This may cause tour durations to vary.

Day 5: Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, is noted for its pristine coral reefs, beautiful beaches, lush tropical foliage, and friendly people. Christopher Columbus discovered the islands in 1502 while on his fourth voyage and over the years it has been controlled by both the British and Spanish, as well as pirates and traders. The first permanent population of Roatan originated from the Cayman Islands, arriving in the 1830s shortly after the end of slavery in British colonies. Today, the population is about 30,000. The main town and capital of the municipality is Coxen Hole. Roatan is a long, narrow island measuring 37 miles in length, located about 30 miles from the northern Honduran mainland. The island has a mountainous backbone that provides for some excellent hiking opportunities, panoramas and lush scenery. Surrounded by warm Caribbean waters, this hilly island (frequented by diving enthusiasts) is picturesque, unspoiled and can take claim to being one of the region’s fastest developing destinations.

Day 6: Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico or Belize

The sleepy fishing village of Mahahual is your gateway to Costa Maya. Here in the dense tropical forest and mangrove thickets of the southern Yucatan flourished the great Mayan civilization. During the Classic Period (200 – 1000 B.C.), the Maya erected elaborate stone cities of stepped pyramids, plazas, and palaces. Keen astronomers, they also developed a sophisticated mathematics, a highly accurate calendar, and a complex system of writing. Then, this fascinating culture literally disappeared as the Maya deserted their city complexes for the jungle interior. Today, visitors to Costa Maya can explore the ruins of the once great cities of Kohunlich, Dzibanché, and Chacchoben.

Located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize offers travelers a wealth of attractions. The country’s dense rain forest is dotted with Mayan ruins. The forest is also home to a wide range of tropical wildlife, ranging from jaguars and ocelots to keel-boated macaws and howler monkeys. Offshore, the world’s second largest barrier reef offers some of the finest diving in the world. And Belize’s easygoing ways, a legacy of its past as a British colony, feels far more akin to a small Caribbean island than a Central American republic.

Day 7: Cozumel, Mexico

Mayan myth claims that Cozumel was home to the gods. Truly Cozumel is a place fit for the gods, with its dazzling white-sand beaches, ruined Mayan temples, exotic jungle wildlife, and crystalline waters teeming with tropical fish. Just offshore lay Palancar Reef, considered one of the most spectacular coral formations in all the Caribbean. Of course, the gods weren’t the only individuals attracted to this terrestrial paradise: during its long and colorful history, Cozumel has been home to pirates, buccaneers, and freebooters, including Sir Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte. Today’s traveler will discover the same ravishing beauty and relaxation that entertained gods and pirates alike.The island has had a number of names throughout history – from Strongyle or “Round” to Thera in honor of an ancient hero. Santorini is more recent and stems from the island church dedicated to St. Irene – Santa Rini to foreign sailors.

Day 8: At Sea:

Day 9: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Following disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

Some departures will visit Costa Maya in Mexico instead of Belize.

1 Night in a 4* Miami hotel.

7 Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Caribbean Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Caribbean Princess)

Caribbean Princess

Guest Capacity: 3,140 lower berths

Tonnage: 112,894

Inaugural Cruise: April 3, 2004

Last Refurbished: March 2017

Christener: Jill Whelan, “Vicki Stubing” from “The Love Boat”

Dining and Snacks: Crafted by Curtis Stone (dining room dishes), Chocolate Journeys(SM) (desserts), Salty Dog Grill (burgers, hot dogs & street tacos), Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria (specialty restaurant)^, Crown Grill (steakhouse specialty restaurant)^, Steamers Seafood (specialty restaurant)^, Planks BBQ (specialty restaurant)^, World Fresh Marketplace (buffet), Vines (wine & seafood bar)^, Slice Pizzeria (poolside pizza), International Café (coffee, snacks, light meals & desserts), Coffee & Cones (coffee & ice cream), Ultimate Balcony Dining, 24-hour room service

^Nominal charges may apply

Showrooms/Lounges: Princess Theater, Explorers Lounge, Wheelhouse Bar, Skywalkers Nightclub Club Fusion, Churchill Lounge, Crooners Bar

Guest Services: The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Piazza Atrium, Casino, Wedding Chapel, Sports Deck, Kid’s and Teen’s Centers, Library, Internet Café, Photo/Video Gallery, Art Gallery, The Princess Shops, Guest Services Desk, Shore Excursions Desk, Medical Center

Number of Crew: 1200

Registry: Bermuda

Length: 952 feet

Height: 193 feet

Number of Decks: 19

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
18 May 2018 €1,559 Inside Cabin Book Now
18 May 2018 €1,599 Oceanview Cabin Book Now
18 May 2018 €1,759 Balcony Cabin Book Now
29 June 2018 €1,769 Inside Cabin Book Now
29 June 2018 €1,819 Oceanview Cabin Book Now
29 June 2018 €1,979 Balcony Cabin Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Miami
  •  All transfers airport / hotel / port
  •  1 night in a 4* Miami hotel
  •  7 nights onboard the 5* Caribbean Princess based on 2 sharing
  •  Superb dining on a full board basis
  •  Enjoy all new original musicals created exclusively by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy & Academy award-winning composer of Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin. Catch Movies Under the Stars®, our giant 300-square foot poolside movie theater with a 69,000-watt sound system
  •  Return transfer from port to airport
  •  Flight from Miami to Dublin
  •  Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.