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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Silversea Cruises
Dec 12, 2014 10 Days
Silver Cloud 1437
US$3,950
Date: Day: Port: Arrive: Depart:
December 12th, 2014 Friday Fort Lauderdale, Florida   6:00 PM
December 13th, 2014 Saturday Day at Sea    
December 14th, 2014 Sunday Cozumel, Quintana Roo 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
December 15th, 2014 Monday Costa Maya, Quitana Roo 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
December 16th, 2014 Tuesday Santo Tomas 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
December 17th, 2014 Wednesday Trujillo 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
December 18th, 2014 Thursday Day at Sea    
December 19th, 2014 Friday George Town, Grand Cayman 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
December 20th, 2014 Saturday Day at Sea    
December 21st, 2014 Sunday Key West, Florida 8:00 AM 4:50 PM
December 22nd, 2014 Monday Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM  
Included in this Cruise
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturers and destination consultants
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
Gentleman Hosts
Bridge Sailing

Excursions

Enjoy the afternoon sunning and snorkeling at Chankanaab Beach Park, Cozumel's jewel and greatest tribute to nature.


Depart the pier by taxi and make the 10-minute drive to Chankanaab Beach Park.  It is the perfect beach setting to enjoy all inclusive shore snorkeling, access to park attractions and facilities.  Upon arrival, your escort will explain the programme along with its inclusions and the appointed time for your guided beach snorkel.


When the time arrives…grab your snorkel gear and dive into adventure! View schools of colourful tropical fish, the vibrant reef and admire underwater statues set in a protected marine reserve. Discover the blue lagoon, an inland coral reef, and visit the crocodile pond to learn more about this protected species.


For a cultural experience stroll through the sacred ancient botanical garden which features Mayan archaeological replicas and village. At Hacienda Antigua, sample different types of tequila and savor the colours and music of this classic Mexican town.


While at the park, enjoy complimentary sea lion shows, beach palapas, showers, changing rooms and when you're ready to relax, a sun chair or hammock.  With flexible return times you can spend as much time at the park as you wish and maximise your day in paradise.


Please note:  This tour involves moderate activity, and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair.  Guests entering the water to swim or snorkel must be in good physical condition and able to swim and snorkel in water too deep to stand.  Guests with asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, seizures or history of respiratory problems are not permitted to snorkel. They can still join the tour with friends/family, but are not allowed to participate in the snorkel portion of the tour.  Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, ample sun protection, shoes suitable for walking in sand and uneven paths and bring a towel from the ship.  Your tour price includes round-trip taxi transfers, your choice of white wine, beer, soft drink, or water (1 per guest) along with chips, salsa and guacamole served in the Restaurant La Laguna.  Guests may wish to bring extra cash for purchases of additional food & beverages as well as for shopping in the gift shops. Park closes at 5:00 p.m. local time.  Minimum age to participate in the snorkeling activities is 8 accompanied by a parent.

Excursions

Treat yourself to an amazing half-day adventure that is three activities rolled into one; kayaking, glass-bottom boating and relaxing on the beach.


See the Caribbean from a totally unique point of view as you glide over the coral reef in your clear 2-person kayak.  Your tour begins with a short transfer by local taxi to Uvas Beach.  Upon arrival, you are greeted by the friendly English-speaking staff and shown the facilities at your disposal during your stay.  


After receiving your safety briefing and equipment, join your guide for a tour over the reef using your clear kayak.  You may be amazed at how wonderful the view is through the bottom of your kayak.  When your unique journey over the sea is done, put on a mask and fins and head down under for a closer look at Cozumel's marine life in an inspiring snorkel excursion providing a great opportunity to take underwater photos.

Following the kayaking and snorkelling portions of the tour, return to the beautiful beach club facilities to soak up the sun, swim in the pool or relax in the shade of an umbrella. Take advantage of 2 complimentary drinks included with your tour or if you've worked up a bigger appetite, purchase food from the restaurant.  


When your tour time has expired, the option to either return to your ship or stay at Playa Uvas and extend your day in this tropical paradise is your choice to make. (Taxi coupons will be provided to return to the ship on your own).


Please note:  This tour requires moderate to extensive activity levels. Guests must be able to swim and in good physical condition to enter the water. Guests must sign a waiver to participate in this tour. We recommend wearing a swimsuit under a cover-up, water shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Guests must be 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages. The order of activities may vary.

Excursions

Experience the beauty of Cozumel that lies just beneath the surface of the azure blue sea during this exciting snorkelling excursion.


Cozumel's fabulous reef system has been a draw for scuba divers and snorkellers since the 50's when Jacque Cousteau brought international attention to this lush underwater world through a series of documentaries.


Board your tour boat for the short ride out to the first site.  En route, your certified PADI divemaster will provide snorkelling equipment, including a mask, snorkel, fins and a snorkelling vest.  A safety briefing will be given and instruction for the beginners.  Upon arrival at the first site, your divemaster will guide you through this underwater playground pointing out the unique ocean life.


As a snorkeller, you may see a variety of coral and plant species and an amazing variety of fish life. Schools of yellow and black striped sergeant majors flit through coral. Angel fish, groupers and rainbow-coloured parrot fish glide lazily among the sea fans and whips.


Re-board your boat for the short ride to the second snorkelling site, an off-shore reef that has drawn to it a myriad of tropical marine life.  All too soon, it is time to re-board your boat for the return ride to the pier and your awaiting ship.

  

Please note:  This tour involves moderate to extensive activity depending upon local currents. Guests must be able to swim and in good physical condition to participate in this tour. Guests must be physically capable of pulling themselves out of the water by way of a boarding ladder. Participants are required to sign a waiver.  Water and soft drinks are included, alcoholic beverages are available for sell after the snorkeling activities have ended and guests must be 21 years of age to be served alcohol. We recommend guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.

Excursions

Discover and explore the natural beauty of an amazing Punta Sur Park  ecological reserve onboard your Jungle Buggy.


From the pier, you will be taken to the parking lot where the Buggy and safety equipment awaits for you. Participate in a brief orientation before you continue your way to Punta Sur park-ecological reserve. Hop on the  vehicle and follow your guide, caravan-style. Passing through the jungle road and sand paths, you will see salt water crocodiles in their natural environment, admire the historic Celarain lighthouse, and enjoy an exhibit at the marine navigation museum. Visit a Mayan ruin. Your next stop Punta Sur Bay a pristine snorkeling spot, surrounded by stunning white sand beach and crystal clear waters. Swim at one of the untouched and most shallow reefs in the area, full of colorful tropical fishes and incredible sea life. Once you have finished with the beach, you will board your vehicle and head back to the ship's pier.


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Excursions

Explore the beauty of the underwater world without getting wet on this glass-bottomed boat excursion.


A short transfer from the pier brings you to the small, colourful fishing village of Mahahual where your boat trip begins.  Embark your glass-bottomed boat for the ride out to the second largest reef system in the world lying just off-shore from Costa Maya.


Take in the panoramic view of colourful coral reef formations and tropical fish as you travel over 2 different reef areas.  The iridescent water of the Caribbean is home to a myriad of tropical fish.


Following your underwater sight-seeing tour, return to the beach where you have the option of returning directly to the ship, or staying in the village to shop, explore or grab a bite of lunch on your own and returning to the ship independently.


Please note:  This tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible. We recommend guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, sun protection and insect repellent.

Excursions

Experience a cultural adventure to an ancient ruin located in the middle of a town during this half-day tour.


Depart the pier in your air-conditioned coach for the 45-minute drive to the Mayan village.  It is here that you discover that the Mayan culture, customs, language and beliefs continue on the Yucatan Peninsula even today. On this tour, witness the reality that faces these remarkable people as their ancient culture collides with and blends into the modern world.


This contemporary Mayan community built around the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement is where you visit one of the ruins located right in the heart of town. Follow your guide into an authentic Mayan house to learn about the local food and the ancient medicines still used by the local population. Interact with a local family and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of traditional Mayan/Mexican cuisine. Bottled water, soda and beer are included.


Following this unique interaction, your visit comes to an end as you re-board your coach for the return drive to Costa Maya and your awaiting ship.


Please note:  This tour requires a moderate amount of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utiilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat-soled walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent.  

Excursions

Enjoy the perfect combination of lush jungle and turquoise blue sea during this half-day excursion by Jeep, including a beach lunch.


Join your guide on Costa Maya's original eco-adventure as you drive on jungle roads, isolated terrain, and on to a white, sand beach. Your bilingual guide escorts you to the vehicle which is shared by 4 other guests. Then follow the lead vehicle in caravan-style through the quiet fishing village of Mahahual.


A quick stop is made at the village as your guide explains how this small town has rapidly turned into one of Mexico's most promising cruise ship destinations. Once everyone has gotten back on board their vehicle; off you go into the jungle and the bumpy portion of the ride.


The road surface can be quite rough, so hold onto your hats, as you follow your guide over the jungle road.  Along the way, encounter endless stretches of beach with the occasional fishing village and view a side of the Caribbean that not everyone has had a chance to see.


After an hour drive down the coastline, arrive at 'Pleasure Beach'. The white powder sand on this remote beach may be the perfect destination after your drive.  During your stay at this beach outpost, enjoy lunch, relax in the clear blue water or stroll down the coastline. Take in the pleasant rays of the Caribbean sun or play a game of beach volleyball. This stop will last approximately one hour.


At the end of your beach stop, re-board your Jeeps for the return drive through the jungle and on to Costa Maya.


Please note:  This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of driving over rough roads that are not paved.  The drive may be exceptionally bumpy after periods of rain and is not recommended for guests who may be pregnant, suffer from back or neck problems or those who have respiratory or heart conditions. Jeeps are all equipped with manual transmissions. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver's license in their possession. All vehicles must remain with the group throughout the tour. We recommend guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing over their swimsuit, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The route is over unpaved surfaces and you may get dirty. A light lunch is provided at the beach. A signed waiver is required to participate.

Excursions

Leave the crowded pier behind and head off to the secluded Costa Maya Channels for an exclusive fly-fishing tour. No need to be an expert, our professional guides will help you every step of the way showing you techniques to catch Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and many others in a catch and release format.


The Mayan Indians once used these fishing spots to transport wood, fish, seashells, and conch from the Costa Maya peninsula to the mainland. They were later used by the Maya to elude capture by the conquering Spanish and sometime later, pirates hid in them to ambush cargo ships and Spanish galleons as they made off with treasure taken from the Maya. After centuries of isolation the channels have become a perfect sanctuary for fish and birds of all species. These days these channels and flats boast Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snapper, and Snook to name a few and are ranked by many anglers as one of the most privileged fishing areas in the world.


Depart the pier by van for the approximate 20-minute drive to the dock to board your panga-style fishing vessel.  Soft drinks and snacks will be available during your 4-hour fishing experience.  Following your time on the water, re-join your transfer for the return drive to the pier.


Please note:  Tour involves moderate activity and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for wading in the shallow waters along with ample sun protection and insect repellant. Be sure to bring a camera in a waterproof container/bag. A minimum of 4 guests is required to operate this programme.

Excursions

Have some Mexican fun learning to make authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole, drink margaritas and learn how to dance salsa on the beach during this half day outing.


Depart the pier in your transfer for the short ride to a Beach Restaurant with a beautiful view, for a hand's-on Mexican salsa cooking class. Your guide will take you through the steps of making authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole from the freshest ingredients.  You'll have tortilla chips to taste your creations and can take the recipes home with you. Quench your thirst with complimentary margaritas that you will learn to make as well.  Mexican beer or flavored waters are also available.


Afterwards, your guide will show you how to step, sway and get into the groove of Latin America's most famous dance- the Salsa. Follow step-by step instructions and you'll soon be ready for the dance floor.  


After your class, you'll have free time to enjoy the beach beak.  When time's up, you have the option to either return to your ship or stay at Beach Club and extend your day in this tropical paradise. (Taxi coupons will be given to return to the ship on your own).


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking however it is over sandy, uneven terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. The minimum age to participate is 6 with a minimum age to consume alcohol of 21 years of age. Due to active nature of the tour and safety reasons, expectant mothers, guests with heart or respiratory conditions and those with back/neck injuries are not permitted to participate.  Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.

Excursions

Explore Guatemala's scenic beauty and storied past during this half-day tour through the Motagua Valley, and the 17th-century Castle of San Felipe.


Scenic Views

Depart the pier for the scenic drive through the Motagua Valley. Along the way, see an abundance of lush tropical vegetation in the countryside. Upon arrival at the bridge over the Rio Dulce, a stop will be made for spectacular views and photo opportunities of Lake Izabal and Rio Dulce National Park, a protected area and one of the most important ecological reserves in the country. From this vantage-point, you can see Guatemalan weekend homes, marinas and small hotels dotting both sides of the river and lake.


Castillo de San Felipe

Located on Lake Izabal is the Castillo de San Felipe, the Spanish fort built to protect the Rio Dulce from invading pirates. Take a brief boat ride to the fort for an inside visit. Located just minutes from the bridge, the Castle of San Felipe was built during the 17th century in honor of the Spanish King Felipe II. The fort, with its powerful battery of cannons strategically positioned at the entrance to Lake Izabal, offered protection to Spanish ships crossing its waters, and transporting products and supplies to and from Spain and Havana. Its walls offered protection from pirates that used to navigate the river and attack the boats they encountered along the way.


In 1686, a pirate assault burned most of the fort and the attacks continued until a series of treaties were signed between Spain and England. As a result, the Castillo lost its importance as a defensive fort, and was converted into a prison. It was later abandoned, and fell into a state of disrepair until its renovation by Architect Francisco Ferrus in 1955. Although rebuilt based upon its original plans, the Castle of San Felipe still retains two cannons dating back to the 1790s, and a pair of 400-year-old towers.


Following your tour, proceed to the Catamaran Hotel for refreshments before returning to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, however it is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair.  We suggest guests wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sun protection and insect repellent.  Guests must be agile enough to embark and disembark the boats with the guide's assistance.  This may be more challenging during periods of low tide.

Excursions

Explore the history of the ancient Mayan civilization during this scenic and informative Silver Shore Expedition journey to Northern Guatemala's renowned Mayan ruins of Tikal.


Journey to Tikal

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the airport and a chartered 1-hour flight to the vast northern region of El Peten. Upon arrival, board a coach for the scenic 1-hour drive along rainforest-lined roadways. Along the way, your guide informs you about the region in preparation for your visit to Tikal, the greatest Mayan city known and studied to date, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Tikal National Park

Upon reaching the entrance of the 231-square-mile (598-square-kilometre) Tikal National Park, leave your coach and begin your guided hike along dirt roads and pathways. As you enter the forest surrounding the ruins, your guide will explain the cosmic vision of life at the apex of Mayan rule.


After walking approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometres), discover and climb to the top of Temple IV; the tallest of all pre-Columbian structures in the Western Hemisphere where expansive views of the park will come into view. Continue past Temple V before reaching the Great Plaza, which is comprised of Temples I and II, the North Acropolis, Central Acropolis and the Maya royal residential complex, known as the Mahler Palace. Their magnificent architecture is still intact after hundreds of years. Some free time will be made available for you to explore the ruins independently.


Lunch at Maya International Hotel

Next, proceed directly to the Maya International Hotel for lunch accompanied by scenic views of Lake Peten Itza and the Island of Flores.


After lunch, join your transfer to the Mundo Maya airport for your return flight.


Please note: This Silver Shore Expedition tour requires pre-booking seven days prior to sailing through Silversea.com.  Requests received after this deadline may be accommodated on a space available basis.  Cancellations received after the booking deadline will result in a penalty of 100% which will be charge to your shipboard account. This tour requires extensive walking and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Climbing on Temple IV is not recommended for guests who may suffer vertigo or a fear of heights and is at your own risk.  After periods of rain, climbing on the Temple is discouraged as the steps can become very slippery. The tour will spend approximately 3 hours at Tikal National Park and cover approximately 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) on foot. It is recommended to wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent. Rain jackets, ponchos and umbrellas are also advised to provide coverage during cloudbursts. A minimum of 11 guests is required to operate this program.  The order of sites visited may vary based on the number of visitors at the ruins.  As a Silver Shore Sotto Voce Tour on Silver Spirit sailings, guests are offered optional headset for a better listening experience.

Excursions

Relax, unwind and take in the spectacular beauty of one of Central America's finest resorts during this memorable visit to Guatemala's Amatique Bay Resort.


Depart the pier via panga boat to the Amatique Bay Eco- resort. Considered a Central American five-star mega-resort, the Amatique Bay Resort features a botanical garden surrounded by Mayan archaeological sites, exotic landscaping, and a wide array of lush flora and fauna.


Upon arrival, you may use your time at the resort to relax and unwind at your leisure. You can sunbathe or swim at the pool with wet bar and water slides, explore the private beach.  


After a barbecue buffet lunch will be served during your visit, you will return to the pier via panga boat at your leisure.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking.  It is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however it is not wheelchair accessible.   Guests must be able to embark and disembark the transfer boat.  Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Drinks are not included, but may be purchased at the resort.

Excursions

Discover the native cultures during this full-day Silver Shore Expedition exploration of isolated villages and their sustainable development.


Scenic River Cruise

Depart Santo Tomas de Castilla by small covered 'panga' type boats enjoying scenic cruise where visitors will go through the picturesque waterways of the magnificent Rio Dulce, recognized as an area of prestigious natural beauty offering sights of river gorge rock covered with lush vegetation that provides sanctuary for a variety of birds.  


Ak'Tenamit

Your English-speaking guide will point out special places and describe the lifestyle of people living along the banks of this river.  The trip continues to Ak'Tenamit, a community development organization located on the Rio Dulce River, dedicated to empowering indigenous communities through grass root programs in health, education and family income generation.  At the project, find a comfortable and peaceful place not only to be in touch with nature but also to admire how local handicrafts are made.  


Livingston

Next stop will be at the small river village of Livingston, this is an excellent opportunity to see this quaint village, home of the Garifuna culture in Guatemala, declared a Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.  Stroll through the picturesque streets of the town and admire the turn of the century City Hall, meeting place for the indigenous community; where dancing and singing are just a part of everyday life.  


After the guided visit, enjoy a light lunch and a live Garifuna folkloric presentation at Villa Caribe Hotel.  Following the show, board your boat for the return journey to Santo Tomas de Castilla.    


Please note:  This Silver Shore Expedition tour requires a moderate amount of walking over unpaved and uneven surfaces in high humidity and temperatures.  It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair.  Guests must be able to embark and disembark the boats, which may require a high step depending on the level of the river.  We suggest guests wear lightweight comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent.  As a Silver Shore Sotto Voce Tour on Silver Spirit sailings, guests are offered optional headset for a better listening experience.

Excursions

Explore the pristine natural beauty of the Cerro San Gil rainforest and the lifestyle of its local residents during this memorable half-day journey to Las Escobas Springs.


Las Escobas Springs Reserve

Depart the pier in an air-conditioned coach for the brief drive to the Las Escobas Springs Reserve.  Las Escobas is one of the two main rivers flowing from the Cerro San Gil, a 117,000-acre (47,348-hectare) protected rainforest surrounded by mountains. The subject of intense study by renowned biologists, scientists, naturalists and ecologists, this thriving ecosystem is home to more than 400 bird species, as well as an abundance of reptiles, amphibious mammals and insects endemic to the region.


Nature Hike

Upon arrival at the Las Escobas Springs Reserve, receive a welcome by one of the reserve hostesses, and participate in a special educational program funded by FUNDAECO, a nature-preservation NGO that teaches students basic English language skills and incoming tourism services. During the program's 1.5-hour hike, several stops will be made for more detailed explanations and optional bathing in one of the puddles.


Las Escobas

Following your hike, proceed to the community of Las Escobas, located just five minutes from the Las Escobas Springs Natural Reserve. Enjoy, an opportunity to interact with the local people, experience their daily lives and participate in a tortilla-making demonstration.  Upon the conclusion of your village visit, re-join your coach for the return trip to Santo Tomas and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking of approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) over uneven ground, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. We suggest guess wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent. Guests wishing to swim should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring a towel from the ship.

Excursions

The Guaimoreto Lagoon, with its 50 km of calm waters, lies at the east side of Trujillo Bay. Seabirds and migratory birds use this lagoon as shelter. This wildlife refuge is home to many species of water birds, as well as crocodiles, turtles, white faced monkeys, iguanas, and hundreds of species of fish. The brackish lake is encircled by a mangrove forest-swamp which acts as a nursery for much of the marine life of the North Coast of Honduras.  On this visit to the lagoon you will be travelling in local boats for a two hour cruise, where you will explore the lagoon. The complex system of wetlands and waterways surrounded by mangrove forest. These surroundings are host a large number of birds, both native and migratory. Crocodiles, turtles, iguanas, and white-faced monkeys also inhabit the area. In the late afternoon dolphins often come in from the bay to feed at the mouth of the river that leads from the lake to the ocean. After disembarking at Trujillo you can choose among joining your guide for a walk through Trujillo town to get the feeling of the historical city and go back to the port walking, or to remain in your lagoon boat and return to the ship terminal at once.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat. The boats used are traditional and rustic, with only some protection from the sun. Expect hot and humid weather; dress in lightweight clothing and bring adequate protection from the sun. Please remember to bring your binoculars with you. Although the wildlife mentioned above are frequently seen on this tour, their presence cannot be guaranteed.

Excursions

Experience the thrill of adventure and the explore the jungles of Trjuillo at the same time during this half-day, off-road adventure. Your tour begins with a 30 minute transfer that will take you to Campo del Mar where you will begin this off-road adventure into a tropical jungle.


Drive you very own ATV 4-wheeler through the winding, narrow jungle paths of tropical vegetation as you experience different eco systems.  Take in the sights and sounds of the jungle as your guide takes you through rivers, swamplands, and thick jungle where little sunlight penetrates.  On the tour there will be stops along the way where you will learn about the history and folklore of Honduras and have photo opportunities.


This is the perfect tour for someone looking for an exciting, thrilling, and invigorating day.  



Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity. It is not suitable for guests with back and/or neck problems, heart and/or respiratory conditions, pregnancy issues. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Participants must be at least 16 years of age and weigh no more than 300 lbs (136 Kilogram; 21.4 Stone) and at least 4 feet (1.21 Metres) tall to drive the ATV. Previous experience driving an ATV and valid driver's license are required to participate on this tour. One person per ATV. A helmet with eye protection will be provided and must be worn for your safety. Closed-toe shoes are required, wear long pants, and bring a towel and sunscreen. Insect repellent is highly recommended.  Trail may be muddy and you may get dirty. will be required to sign a waiver to participate.

Excursions

Explore the beautiful Casuarina Point Reef right from shore.  This is a perfect dive for underwater photographers, those who have not dived in a while, or for the newly certified or junior open water divers.


Begin your tour with a short bus ride to the facility where you will meet your PADI certified dive professional who will give you get a short safety and site briefing.  Then, you will be outfitted with the equipment you need for your dive adventure and have a few minutes to store your personal belongings.  Once you set up your dive gear, with the assistance of your dive guide if you prefer, and carry out your pre dive safety checks it's time to begin your dive.  


You will be guided around Casuarina Point Reef for your shallow dive with a max depth of 60ft, which will enable you to enjoy a bottom-time of about 50 minutes.  The reef is home to diverse marine life.  On your dive, it is common to see turtles, stingrays, squid, eels and many different species of reef fish such as parrotfish, puffer fish, and angelfish.  The reef itself is composed of both hard and soft corals along with yellow and purple sea fans, yellow tube sponges and sea whips.  After your dive, you will have time to use the showers and restrooms.  Finally, you will receive a debriefing from your guide and have an opportunity to fill out your dive logbook.  After the excursion, you will be dropped off at the pier or you are welcome to stay at Don Foster's Dive shop and enjoy the facility, which has sun loungers, a pool, sandy beach areas, restrooms, snacks, refreshments and souvenirs.


Please note: This adventure tour for certified divers only requires an moderate amount of activity. Guests must have been diving within the last 3 years; please bring your dive log and bring a certification card.  You must present your certification card to participate and be able to complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver. The tour includes all scuba equipment, including wet suit.  You may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel. The actual dive site will be determined by the captain/dive master based on weather and sea conditions.  The dive profile will be determined by the dive master.  Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, plenty of sun protection and bring a towel and bottled water from the ship. The sighting of specific marine life cannot be guaranteed. A minimum number of guests is required to operate this tour.   All equipment is included.  Wet suits are optional and may be rented if desired.  Minimum age is 12 years.  Maximum age is 65 years

Excursions

Snorkel in the world famous waters of Grand Cayman's stingray sandbar. After a short transfer to the Cayman Island Yacht Club you will board the spacious and comfortable Allura catamaran. Sailing the beautiful waters of the North Sound you will finally reach the stingray sandbar. Here you will interact with the Southern Stingrays and may be have the possibility of having them  eating out of your hand! You will be provided with a mask and a snorkel so that you will be able to swim and see the stingrays. This is a unique experience you will have the opportunity to enjoy only here in Caymans.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utislise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat with deep steps up and down. Wear a bathing suit under a cover-up and suitable water shoes and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Please be aware that guests will have to go barefoot in the water and no footwear will be allowed.

Excursions

Experience the tranquil beauty of Caymans ecologically-sensitive coastal environment during this picturesque kayaking and snorkelling excursion.


Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the kayak staging area, which is located on the shore of a calm lagoon and protected from the open sea by a coral reef. Upon arrival, meet your guide, receive your safety and kayaking instructions, then begin your guided kayaking expedition.


As you proceed along the mangrove-fringed shoreline, your guide informs you about the island's ecology and history, points out sights of interest, and reveals interesting facts about the plants and animals that you encounter. Heading offshore, shallow sea grass beds give way to a white sandy bottom. Here, you can relax aboard our private snorkelling platform, and sunbathe or snorkel in the shallow, crystal-clear water. A mask, snorkel and snorkelling vests are provided.


At the conclusion of your tour, return to the kayak staging area, re-board your coach and commence the brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity, and a minimal amount of walking. The total distance paddled is approximately 1.25 miles (about two kilometres) in a reef-protected lagoon. This tour is recommended for guests that can swim, paddle a kayak and are in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with heart or respiratory problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.

Excursions

Experience the splendid beauty of the Cayman Islands from a unique perspective during this unforgettable helicopter flight-seeing excursion over Grand Cayman.


Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the helicopter pad. Upon arrival, receive your safety and flight instructions, then board your helicopter and commence your 20-minute flight-seeing journey. Along the way, extra-large viewing windows offer wonderful panoramic views of your exquisite surroundings.


Take a low flight over the beautiful turquoise waters en route to the reef, then hover over Stingray City for a spectacular, bird's-eye view of the stingrays as they gather and feed on the sandbar. From here, fly low and slow towards George Town. See the famous drop-off 'wall' that makes diving in Cayman waters so popular, along with beautiful, white-powder beaches; the famous Seven-Mile Beach is one of the top five beaches in the world.


Next, see the grandeur of your cruise ship set against the beautiful city of George Town. After hovering over the area for a unique photo opportunity of your ship, return to the helicopter pad. Upon arrival, you can take a picture close to the helicopter with your cruise ship in the background. Your tour concludes with a brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and activity, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the helicopter. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. A hat, sunglasses and a camera are recommended. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Excursions

Discover some of the Caribbean's most beautiful coral reefs and the world-famous Stingray City during this memorable snorkelling excursion in Grand Cayman.


North Sound Boat Ride

Depart the pier with your guide for the brief transfer to a private dock in Snug Harbour. Upon arrival, board a spacious boat for the scenic, approximately 30-minute ride across the North Sound en route to your first snorkel stop at one of Grand Cayman's beautiful coral reefs.


Coral Reef Snorkelling

After receiving your safety instructions and snorkelling gear, begin your guided snorkelling session. Here, you can expect to see a wide array of beautiful coral and tropical marine life, including angelfish, parrot fish, sergeant majors, eels, and an occasional turtle.


Stingray Sandbar

Next, proceed to your second stop, the world-famous Stingray Sandbar. During your visit, you can snorkel and interact with the graceful Southern stingrays; while the crew feeds the rays, you can touch and interact with them in a fun and safe manner. At the conclusion of your snorkelling adventure, commence the return ride to the private dock and re-board the bus for the approximately 15-minute transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.25 miles (0.4 kilometres), with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the bus, and five steps on the boat ladder to exit the water. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Some prior snorkelling experience is recommended. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel from the ship.

Excursions

Explore the city of Key West with the opportunity to re-visit the sites at your leisure during this morning overview tour.


City View Trolley Tour of Key West combines the best of all worlds with a fully narrated tour lasting one hour that also includes unlimited "hop on hop off" privileges. The deluxe trolleys are equipped with padded seats and panoramic windows providing superior views and comfort.  Enjoy the scenes as the professional guide offer a fully narrated tour, combining history, folk lore, facts and fun to entertain you.


The Trolley has eight different stops within the historic district of Key West where tales of pirates, spongers, shrimpers, millionaires and less well-off merge to create a fusion of fun in the sun.


The Trolleys run every 15 minutes or so depending on traffic, and offers you time to enjoy the southernmost city in the continental USA at a pace you command. Pause to shop on Duval Street, visit the attractions and museums and then hop back on the City View Trolley to complete you tour of this truly unique island city.


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking to the start point approximately 300 yards (275 metres) depending upon the ship's berth location. Additional walking is at the guest's own discretion. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark and disembark the trolley with little assistance.

Excursions

Spend a day exploring the tropical flora of the Keys. Begin this peaceful day with a brief transfer from the pier, in your survey of this splendid natural setting, enjoying a guided walk along paved pathways.


You will learn about the history of the gardens and about how they showcase flora native to South Florida, Cuba and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on protecting and cultivating endangered species of the Keys. Not only do the gardens display wondrous blooms, but they also host an arboretum, wildlife refuge and education center. In all, 7,000 different plants and trees thrive here, making the Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens a treasure of the Florida Keys, and of the world.


Enjoy a cold beverage made from native Key West fruits before concluding your garden discovery and returning to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity. The venue is wheelchair accessible, however due to the amount of the walking that required to see the gardens, this tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility. Expect hot and humid weather; dress in lightweight clothing and bring adequate protection from the sun.

Excursions

Experience the diverse natural beauty and marine life of Key West during this scenic excursion to the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, and a memorable visit to the Key West Aquarium.


Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Depart Mallory Pier for the brief transfer via shuttle-bus to the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, one of Key West's premier attractions. The facility houses a 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-metre) state-of-the-art, climate-controlled greenhouse. It includes an impressive collection of flowering plants and trees, cascading waterfalls, colourful birds, and 50 to 60 different butterfly species from around the world.

Your visit to the beautiful and tranquil Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory offers a unique opportunity to experience walking amongst hundreds of butterflies in a lush tropical garden. Other features here include the Conservatory's Learning Centre, where you can view a 15-minute film describing the life cycle and basic facts about butterflies, and an upscale gift shop offering a wide array of souvenirs for sale.


Key West Aquarium

Next, take a brief shuttle-bus transfer to Mallory Square. Upon arrival, proceed to the Key West Aquarium for a self-guided tour. One of the nation's oldest open-air aquariums, the Key West Aquarium is home to a variety of marine animals that thrive in the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Your up-close view of this picturesque underwater world includes touch tanks, shark feedings and the Atlantic Shores exhibit. Following your visit, transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 250 yards (about 229 metres), and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair; prior notice is required if a hydraulic lift is needed to transfer guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Excursions

Experience the splendid history and landmarks of Key West during this scenic and informative excursion aboard the Old Town Trolley or Conch Tour Train.


Key West Trolley/Train Tour

Depart the pier via the Old Town Trolley or Conch Tour Train for a 14-mile (23-kilometre) picturesque tour of Old Key West. Situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Key West is only 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) wide and four miles (6.4 kilometres) long. During this narrated tour, learn about the history of Key West as you pass by the Hemingway House, Southernmost Point, Audubon House, Duval Street, old conch homes, and other landmarks of the largest historical district in the United States. Your tour ends in the heart of the Old Town at Mallory Square.


Harry S. Truman Little White House

Next, you are escorted on-foot to the nearby Harry S. Truman Little White House. Built in 1890 as the first officers' naval quarters on the harbours waterfront, the Little White House was converted into a single-family dwelling to house the base commandant in the early 20th century. The house has been host to many distinguished guests, including Thomas Edison and US presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. Following your guided visit, walk back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking from the ship to the tour vehicle of approximately 250 yards (229 metres), and from the tour vehicle to the Little White House Museum of approximately 250 yards (229 metres). This tour involves approximately 20 steps to negotiate. Due to the historic nature of the building, the second level of the Little White House is not wheelchair-accessible. A video of the second floor is shown on the main level for guests unable to climb the stairs. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended.

Excursions

Experience a guided tour of the colourful history and characters of Key West on comfortable beach cruiser bikes.


Bike to where Jimmy Buffet lived, wrote, first performed, and Margaritaville, of course. Visit top destinations like Captain Tony's, Sloppy Joe's, Ernest Hemingway House, and the gates leading to Truman's Little White House. We'll cruise by the marker of the Southernmost Point of the United States, just 90 miles north of Cuba. Make a stop at the famous Key West Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Key West's most colorful characters. Along the way, you will learn about the history of the "Conch Republic", ship wrecking, and pirates.


Since this is the Key Lime Bike Tour, finish with a complimentary piece of frozen Key Lime pie dipped in Belgian chocolate - a must do experience in Key West!


Highlights:- Take a guided cruise on beach cruiser bikes- Visit top destinations and historical sites and learn about the colorful history and characters of the island- Enjoy a complimentary piece of frozen Key Lime pie dipped in Belgian


What to Bring:

- You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.

- Camera

- Sun protection and sunglasses

- Money for incidentals


What to Wear:- Recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes


Please note: Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.  Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting a tour.  Guests who have concerns should consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.

Excursions

Enjoy a full-day private sedan sightseeing tour exploring the highlights of Fort Lauderdale and South Beach in Miami with a knowledgeable driver/guide who will show you the sights and sounds of these beautiful cities.  


After claiming your luggage, meet your driver/guide outside the terminal hall.  Begin your journey on the Water Taxi for a narrated inter-coastal boat ride.  See the Venice of America up close as you travel to downtown on the new river.  After arriving at the Riverwalk, take a short stroll to the History Center for a tour of one of the original trading posts from the past.  Your driver meets you and continues through the arts and science district then stops at the Riverside Hotel where you have 90 minutes to stroll Las Olas Boulevard's quaint shops and restaurants.


Next, proceed to vibrant South Beach in Miami.  Explore the local sights with your driver/guide and enjoy 2 hours of at leisure time in this magical part of the city.

  

Your tour concludes at either the Fort Lauderdale or Miami International Airport or a local hotel.


Please note: This programme is available for guests with international flights departing FLL airport after 7:00pm, or for guests with international flights departing MIA airport after 7:30pm.  This tour involves moderate walking over paved surfaces with some steps to negotiate. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Comfortable walking shoes a must. Be sure to bring your camera. This programme is sold per vehicle and will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests with 2 standard-size pieces of luggage and a carry-on per person.  Please request only one ticket for this programme. Driver/guide will make suggestions where you may have lunch on your own.

Excursions

Enjoy a half-day private sedan sightseeing tour exploring the city with a knowledgeable driver/guide who will show you the sights and sounds of this twin city.  


After claiming your luggage, meet your driver/guide outside the terminal hall. Begin your journey on the Water Taxi for a narrated inter-coastal boat ride. See the Venice of America up close as you travel to downtown on the new river. After arriving at the Riverwalk, take a short stroll to the History Center for a tour of one of the original trading posts from the past. Your driver meets you and continues through the arts and science district then stops at the Riverside hotel where you have 90 minutes to stroll Las Olas Boulevard's quaint shops and restaurants.  


Your tour concludes at either the Fort Lauderdale or Miami International Airport or local hotels.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking over paved surfaces with some steps to negotiate. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. This programme is available for guests with international flights departing FLL airport after 4:00pm, or for guests with international flights departing MIA airport after 4:30pm. We recommend guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Comfortable walking shoes a must.  Be sure to bring your camera. This programme is sold per vehicle and will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests with 2 standard-size pieces of luggage and a carry-on per person. Please request only one ticket for this programme.

Excursions

Enjoy the majestic Everglades, the largest wetlands in the continental USA. Your excursion begins with a narrated drive to Sawgrass Recreation Park where you board a custom airboat for a journey into the Everglades.  


Your expert captain points out the unique wildlife and vegetation that inhabits this region. Fish, turtles, birds and the American Alligator call this vast wilderness home. Once ashore, visit the exotic wildlife exhibits and learn all about some the most endangered and fearsome animals that thrive in this 'River of Grass'. A visit is made to the shop for some souvenirs or refreshments then your excursion concludes at the ship, or the FLL or MIA airport.


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however the airboats are not wheelchair accessible and may not be exclusive to Silversea guests.  Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase at the gift shop.  We recommend guests wear comfortable, flat, walking shoes and bring a light jacket for cool or wet weather conditions.  Tour will return to the pier for in-transit guests before continuing on to the airports.  This tour is available to guests with international flights leaving Fort Lauderdale International Airport after 4:00 p.m. and for those with international flights from Miami International Airport after 4:30 p.m.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour option.

Excursions

There is no better way to see Fort Lauderdale than by both, land and sea during this full-day tour.  


After claiming your luggage in the terminal, you are escorted to your awaiting tour coach.


By Land

First, your tour guide shows you the sights of this city and describes the history and the crazy days of spring break. See our famous beaches and the quaint shops along Las Olas Boulevard.  Take a stroll through Esplanade Park or the River Walk.  


By Sea

Next board a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler, the Carrie-B for a narrated cruise on the new river - mansions and mega yachts are the lifestyle that gives this city the nickname as the 'Venice of America'!  


Shopping!

Following your river cruise, head out to Sawgrass Mills Mall, the largest retail outlet store in North America. Here, enjoy 2 hours of free shopping time, which includes a VIP booklet loaded with discounts.  You may wish to enjoy lunch on your own at the Grand Lux.


Rejoin your guide at the appointed time for your transfer to FLL or MIA airport, ending your day of adventure in lovely Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Please note: This tour is available to guests with international flights leaving Fort Lauderdale International Airport after 6:00pm and for those with international flights from Miami International Airport after 6:30pm.  This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, however guests who utilise a wheelchair must be able to negotiate the steps on/off the transportation. Carrie B restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.  A stop will be made if requested at a wheelchair accessible facility prior to boarding for guest comfort. A full bar and snacks are available for purchase aboard the Carrie B.  Tour will return to the pier for in-transit guests before continuing on to the airports.  We suggest guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Tour may operate in reverse order.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour option.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Discover a timeless jewel in Fort Lauderdale, renowned for its dazzling Atlantic Ocean, waterway, and cruise ship views. Set on 22 lush acres of tropical oasis along the intracoastal waterway, this breathtaking hotel provides the ideal getaway in the yachting capital of the world. Immerse yourself in boundless recreation or escape to a place of total relaxation at this resort-style retreat, which features exotic spa treatments and massages. Enjoy swaying palms and picturesque gardens along with spectacular food when you dine at any of the five restaurants and lounges. The hotel features complimentary beach shuttle, water taxi pick up, Avis rental car and is located adjacent to Port Everglades Cruise Port.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Silversea Cruises Grande Hotel programme includes breakfast daily, hotel porterage, a private vehicle transfer between the hotel and airport, and a small group transfer between the hotel and pier.


The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale infuses the Gold Coast with casual luxury as the city's first and only AAA Five Diamond hotel. Perched above the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this beachfront hotel includes a 2,200 square foot Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge; a 29,000 square foot oceanfront sundeck with an infinity pool and private cabanas; full-service luxury spa with an organic and botanical treatment menu; and, a water-view fitness center.  Four dining and entertainment options include Via Luna Restaurant with seating indoors or al fresco on an oceanfront patio, the dramatic oceanfront Via Luna Bar, a private Wine Room with a 5,000 bottle wine cellar and a seventh floor Poolside Café with commanding ocean views.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Discover a timeless jewel in Fort Lauderdale, renowned for its dazzling Atlantic Ocean, waterway, and cruise ship views. Set on 22 lush acres of tropical oasis along the intracoastal waterway, this breathtaking hotel provides the ideal getaway in the yachting capital of the world. Immerse yourself in boundless recreation or escape to a place of total relaxation at this resort-style retreat, which features exotic spa treatments and massages. Enjoy swaying palms and picturesque gardens along with spectacular food when you dine at any of the five restaurants and lounges. The hotel features complimentary beach shuttle, water taxi pick up, Avis rental car and is located adjacent to Port Everglades Cruise Port.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Silversea Cruises Grande Hotel programme includes breakfast daily, hotel porterage, a private vehicle transfer between the hotel and airport, and a small group transfer between the hotel and pier.


The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale infuses the Gold Coast with casual luxury as the city's first and only AAA Five Diamond hotel. Perched above the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this beachfront hotel includes a 2,200 square foot Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge; a 29,000 square foot oceanfront sundeck with an infinity pool and private cabanas; full-service luxury spa with an organic and botanical treatment menu; and, a water-view fitness center.  Four dining and entertainment options include Via Luna Restaurant with seating indoors or al fresco on an oceanfront patio, the dramatic oceanfront Via Luna Bar, a private Wine Room with a 5,000 bottle wine cellar and a seventh floor Poolside Café with commanding ocean views.

Dr. Anthony P. Maingot

Caribbean and South America ExpertAnthony P. Maingot is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Florida
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