Vacations To Go

 

 

All Things Disney

 

Day 1 Saturday April 4th
  Depart: Spokane
  Arrive: Orlando
  Lodge:  

 

 

Day 2 Sunday April 5th
  See:


Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
$470 Park Hopper or $495 including waterparks
Use any time during a 14 day period
Parking $20 a day

  Lodge:  

 

Day 3 Monday April 6th
  See:


Epcot Center

  Lodge:  

 

Day 4 Tuesday April 7th
  See:
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  Lodge:  

 

Day 5 Wednesday April 8th- Mark's Birthday
  See:
Islands of Adventure
& Universal Studios $170
Parking $20
  Lodge:  

 

Day 6 Thursday April 9th
  See:
Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  Lodge:  

 

Day 7 Friday April 10th
  See: Magic Kingdom
Epcot Center
  Lodge:  

 

Day 8 Saturday April 11th  
  Do: Disney Fantasy Caribbean Cruise  

 

Day 9 Sunday April 12th- Sherry's Birthday  
  Do: Disney Cruise- At Sea  

 

Day 10 Monday April 13th
     
8:30 a.m. Do: Cozumel
    Alebrije Painting Workshop-Inspired by Disney's Pixar's Feature Film Coco (3-3.5 hrs) $109
  • Board your transportation and drive 10 minutes to Discover Mexico Park.
  • Arrive at the park and take a guided tour. Your guide, who is well-versed in all aspects of Mexican culture and history, will be happy to answer any of your questions.
  • Visit the park's Museum of Popular Arts and see the alebrijes from Oaxaca, the colorful mythical and animal-like creatures made from paper mache or carved wood, similar to the alebrijes featured in Disney•Pixar's "Coco." The museum boasts an original by Pedro Linare, the Mexican artist credited for inventing these brilliantly painted creatures in the 1930s. Alebrijes have been an iconic part of Mexican culture ever since.
  • After your immersion into Mexican art and culture, it's time to go to the workshop and release your creativity. Your alebrijes kit comes in a traditional Mexican sabucan bag and includes a beautiful postcard, a carved-wood creature, 6 vibrant paints and a selection of sponges and toothpicks to apply the paint.
  • Choose from an exclusive selection of figures including a few featured in Disney•Pixar's "Coco." Let your inner artist free as you express your appreciation for Mexican culture. Upon completion, your creation will be safely packaged so you can take it home with you as a unique and handmade memento of your visit.
  • Conclude your tour around the park before reboarding your transportation and returning to the pier.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras such as souvenirs or snacks.
    Amazing Secret River and Playa Del Carmen (8-8.5 hrs) $139
  • Embark on a 45-minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen on the Mexican mainland.
  • Walk 10 minutes to your air-conditioned motorcoach before taking a 30-minute drive to the entrance to the Secret River. Rated a top 10 Family Activity by National Geographic and Earth Check Silver certified for its sustainable practices.
  • Receive a comprehensive safety briefing before donning a wetsuit, life jacket and helmet and descending some stairs. Note: during this experience Guests must be able to use stairs, walk, bend and squat. Guests should be physically fit to participate.
  • During your 90-minute experience, explore an amazing series of caverns connected by underground waterways. Incredible natural formations are around every corner as you walk, wade and swim through the 700-yard route enjoying the crystal clear fresh water. This protected natural reserve has astounding stalactites, stalagmites and other formations that will amaze you with their variety and natural splendor.
  • An expert guide will describe the cultural importance of the caverns as you marvel at the magical subterranean world that had remained unexplored for millions of years - until now.
  • Afterwards taste the local flavors with a snack and beverage at the Secret River.
  • Next, drive approximately 30-minutes to Playa del Carmen where you will have 90-minutes free time to enjoy the shopping, cafes and restaurants on its famous 5th Avenue or head to the white sand beach, before the ferry ride back to Cozumel.
    Caves, Caverns and Paradise Lagoons (8-8.5 hrs) $133
  • Embark on a 45-minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen on the Mexican mainland.
  • Meet your eco-guides and walk approximately 5 minutes to your air-conditioned mini-van before taking a 40-minute drive south to 2 natural cenotes. Cenotes are natural water formations caused by sinking limestone bedrock. The Mayan culture sometimes used cenotes for spiritual rituals.
  • Hear about the history of these impressive rock formations and enjoy a refreshing snorkeling session in the crystal clear waters.
  • Travel to a unique natural aquarium where you'll have approximately 45 minutes to snorkel among a variety of tropical fish and colorful marine life. Note: This is a freshwater lagoon, not a typical aquarium with sea life in a tank.
  • Arrive at a beach club for a Mexican lunch and complimentary beverages. Here, you can relax, enjoy the sunshine or take a swim at the beach.
  • Take a short ride back to Playa del Carmen where you will board your ferry back to Cozumel.
  • This excursion travels to mainland Mexico.
  • The ferry transfer is 45 minutes in both directions and may cause motion sickness.
  • Guest must be relatively fit and possess basic swimming skills.
  • Maximum weight limit is 250 pounds.
  • Snorkeling gear including mask, snorkel, fins and mandatory snorkel vest are included.
  • Lunch includes fish Tikin Xic, chicken of the day, pasta of the day, rice, beans, flour tortillas, tortilla chips, guacamole, Mexican salsa, green salad, fish ceviche, and fresh fruit. Open bar includes national liquors, soft drinks, water and juices. A light snack of fruit and crackers with bottled water will be served during land transportation.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear swimwear under their clothing and to bring beach essentials including biodegradable insect repellant and sunscreen and water shoes.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency to purchase optional extras such as underwater cameras, biodegradable repellent and lotions or snacks on the ferry to Playa del Carmen.
  • This tour does not include free time for shopping.
    Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins-New World Wonder (8-8.5 hrs) $149
  • Take a 45-minute ferry ride to the Mexican mainland; then, board an air conditioned van headed to Chichen Itza,, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with immense cultural significance. 
  • The van ride to the ruins location is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes in each direction.
  • You’ll have approximately 70 minutes of guided exploration in this legendary city, which extends over 6 square miles and contains hundreds of structures. 
  • See El Castillo, the pyramid of Kulkulcan which is the largest and most important ceremonial structure at Chichen Itza. 
  • Visit the largest and best-preserved Mayan ball court, the Tzompantli, along with the Platform of the Eagles, the Temple of the Warriors and Platform of Venus.
  • Re-board the van and relax during the to your ship.
  • This excursion travels to mainland Mexico. 
  • The ferry transfer is 45 minutes in both directions and may cause motion sickness. 
  • The bus ride is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes in each direction. 
  • This trip is not recommended for children under 8 years of age. 
  • You will receive a compact wireless device with earphones that will allow you to hear your guide clearly, without any distracting noises that may be in the surrounding area during the ruins visit. 
  • For the continued preservation of Chichen Itza, Guests are prohibited from climbing on the ruins at any time. 
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • For those wishing to bring a video camera, please note that an additional fee will be charged.
  • A lunch, consisting of 2 bottled waters, one soda, a ham and cheese submarine sandwich- potato chips, a muffin and a piece of fruit will be provided along with a light snack comprised of another piece of fruit and a granola bar. 
  • There is a 15-minute walk along the main avenue between the ferry and the bus departure point in Playa Del Carmen. During the walk, Guests are required to stay with the group and not enter any stores.
  • You should never feel that gratuities are expected, but it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of exceptional service in restaurants, taxis and for excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you to determine the amount. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear flat, comfortable shoes. 
  • Guests are also encouraged to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a camera and bug repellant.
    Cozumel Highlights, Ruins and Discover Mexican Cultural Park (4-4.5 hrs) $76
  • Board an air-conditioned motorcoach and embark on a 30-minute drive inland to your first stop, the recently excavated ruins of San Gervasio.
  • Once there, embark on an approximately 60-minute guided tour of the pre-Columbian Mayan site, where exterior columns and stone walls mingle with short ceilings and mysterious red-colored hand prints. Snap a picture of the century-old structures such as the Chi Chan Nah, El Arco, and Nohoch Nah and learn about the early civilization that once called this awe-inspiring place home.
  • Discover Ixchel, the goddess of fertility and good health, and find out why ancient Mayan women traveled hundreds of miles to San Gervasio to pay homage to her.
  • Next, take the approximately 30-minute drive to the Discover Mexico historical park. Celebrating the history of Mexico from the pre-Hispanic age to modern times. Discover Mexico is a cultural park brimming with eye-opening exhibits in sight and sound for the entire family.
  • Wander the beautiful landscaped grounds, and snap a picture of the many "miniature" archeological sites and colonial buildings.
  • Stroll through the art museum and view age-old artifacts and award-winning handmade items from Mexico's finest artisans.
  • See its newest attraction, the Papantla Flyers; a ritual dance where participants climb a meter pole and launch themselves - tied only by their feet toward the group.
  • Enjoy authentic Mexican cooking at the Mercadito Corona during a private fiesta complete with food, games, pinatas and other surprises. Then shop for gifts at the souvenir boutique featuring arts and crafts both big and small.
  • Take a short, 15-minute drive to The Mayan Cacao Company, where you'll learn about the history of chocolate. See the manufacturing process, cacao plants in all stages, participate in a chocolate demonstration and enjoy a sample of this delicious beverage.
  • Drive approximately 15 minutes back to the pier.
  • Guests are required to walk a total distance of approximately one mile during this excursion.
  • Bottled water is included.
  • Lunch will include hard shell chicken tacos, quesadillas, chicken fingers, beef or chicken burritos, red rice with vegetables, beans, green salad, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, ice cream and flavor water or soft drinks. Additional beverages are available for purchase.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear flat, comfortable shoes and to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a camera and bug repellant.
  • Due to extreme limited availability of this excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
    Cozumel Ruins, Chocolate and Beach Break (5-5.5 hrs $60)
  • Meet your guide and board an air-conditioned motorcoach for the 30-minute drive to the San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.
  • Discover the sanctuary of Ixchel, goddess of love and fertility on this 60-minute tour of the ruins, as your guide expounds on the Mayan culture and its vestige artifacts, including the significance of the mysterious, small red handprints in the Temple of the Hands.
  • See the sights on a 40-minute scenic ride around the island—with incredible views of Cozumel’s limestone formations, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters—on route to The Mayan Cacao Company.
  • Enjoy a 45-minute chocolate workshop that reveals the secrets of Mayan cacao, including its origins, the manufacturing process, stages of chocolate production and tastings of this alluring spice.
  • Continue to Playa Mia Beach Club where you’ll receive a refreshing welcome beverage and 90 minutes of leisure time to enjoy the beach. Swim, sunbathe and relax or enjoy any of the non-motorized amenities at the beach. Hobie Cat sailboats, a swimming pool, water icebergs, paddleboats, kayaks, floating mats and waterbikes are all included.
  • Reboard your motorcoach for the 15-minute drive back to your ship’s pier.
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras such as souvenirs or snacks.
  • A bottle of water per Guest is included.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear swimwear under their clothing and to bring a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a camera and insect repellant.
    Everybody Loves Rays (3-3.5 hrs) $57
  • Meet your guide and take the 15-minute transfer to Stingray Beach with your small group.
  • After a short safety briefing on snorkeling and handling the stingrays, begin your 30-minute stingray encounter. Enter the shallow waters and pet the stingrays, feel their silky wings and feed them by hand. The stingrays in this one-acre enclosure are barb-free, making this experience comfortable for even our youngest Guests.
  • Continue your adventure snorkeling in deeper waters with even more stingrays, including baby rays during the season. In addition to swimming with the rays, you’ll encounter tropical fish, friendly nurse sharks and a fascinating reef installation, featuring 10 artificial marine habitats and more than 800 coral.
  • Head to the Seaside Club and enjoy approximately 60 minutes of relaxation on the beach. Pose for pictures with our resident macaws and green iguana, take in a hermit crab race or browse the souvenir and photo shop.
  • Conclude your stingray-beach club adventure and take the transfer back to the pier. Or if you wish to go to downtown Cozumel to shop and browse at your leisure, return transportation to the ship will be at your expense.
  • No cameras are permitted in the water during the petting and feeding portion of this tour. (Cameras are allowed during the snorkeling portion, however.)
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding.
  • This tour may run in reverse order.
  • This tour is not recommended for expectant mothers and Guests with heart, knee or back problems.
  • Mask, snorkel, snorkel vest (required), fins and water shoes are provided. Fins are not used during the stingray encounter.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear their swimwear under their clothes and to bring a towel, sunglasses and sunscreen. For the safety of the stingrays, sunscreen must be biodegradable.
  • Secure storage for personal items is available in the beach office. Lockers are available for rent.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency or credit cards to purchase extras such as photos, souvenirs and snacks.
  • This tour is only available on select calls to Cozumel.
    Tulum Ruins (8-8.5 hrs) $149
  • Voyage to the mainland of Mexico via an approximately 45-minute ferry ride before taking a bus to the ancient walled city of Tulum.
  • Explore the awe-inspiring ceremonial ruins and discover the fascinating Mayan civilization as a guide reveals the complex history of the picturesque region.
  • Tour the ruins without missing a thing thanks to a wireless audio system that allows you to hear your guide clearly even when he or she is out of sight. You can move freely without risk of missing the commentary while you are shooting amazing photos.
  • The largest and most prominent building at Tulum is El Castillo (The Castle). Other important ruins at the Tulum archaeological site are the Temple of the Descending God, the House of the Columns, the Temple of the Wind and the Temple of the Frescos, which still has traces of murals on its inner walls, which are now mostly erased by time. Visitors are no longer permitted to enter.
  • Have the option to continue the exploration of the ruins or swim at the beach.
  • Return to the bus transportation for an approximately 70-minute ride to the ferry, and the approximately 45-minute ferry ride back to Cozumel.
  • his excursion travels to mainland Mexico.
  • The ferry transfer is 45 minutes in both directions and may cause motion sickness.
  • The bus ride is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes in each direction.
  • This trip is not for children under 5 years of age.
  • You will receive a compact wireless device with earphones that will allow you to hear your guide clearly without interruption or distracting noises that may be in the surrounding area during the ruins visit.
  • A late, sandwich-style lunch and beverage are provided at 3:00 PM.
  • For the continued conservation of Tulum, Guests are prohibited from climbing on the ruins at any time.
  • An additional fee will be charged for those wishing to bring a video camera.
  • There are areas of rough terrain; strollers are not allowed.
  • A small beach is located at Tulum. Guests must be able to ascend and descend stairs to enter and exit the water.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear swimming attire under clothing if they wish to swim at the beach.
  • There is an approximately 15-minute walk along the main avenue between the ferry and the bus departure point in Playa Del Carmen. During the walk, Guests are required to stay with the group and not enter any stores.
4:45 p.m.    

 

Day 11 Tuesday April 14th
10:30 a.m. Do: Georgetown, Grand Cayman (Tender Boat)
    Walk to the shops on Harbour Dr/Church St.
    Adventures to Stingray City Sandbar (2.5-3 hrs) $60
  • Ride approximately 15 minutes by bus to Snug Harbor, where you’ll board a custom-built, 65-foot power catamaran outfitted with a gift shop, refreshment area and restrooms.
  • Take in panoramic views and enjoy the breeze as you move about the vessel, suntan on its expansive upper deck or relax in the shade on the main deck. The cruise across the North Sound to world-famous Stingray City is approximately 40 minutes.
  • Receive a safety and protocol briefing from certified instructors who will show you how to use your snorkel equipment (including a safety vest) and offer helpful hints on how to interact with the stingrays.
  • Take photos with these intriguing creatures as your instructors bring them to the surface for you to touch, pet and even kiss! Your snorkel session and stingray interaction will last approximately 40 minutes.
  • Reboard your boat for the cruise back to the harbor and your bus ride back to Georgetown.
  • Guests must be able to climb a boat ladder into and out of the water.
  • All snorkeling equipment (a snorkel, mask and snorkel vest) will be provided. Fins are not permitted at Stingray City. Snorkeling is with stingrays only; fish, coral and other sea life will not be present.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring local currency or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Atlantis Submarine Expedition (2-2.5 hrs) $120
  • Meet your guide on the pier for an approximately 5-minute walk to the submarine dock.
  • Board a ferry vessel and receive a safety briefing on the Atlantis XI Submarine. After the roughly 10-minute boat transfer, board the submarine
  • The Atlantis XI Submarine was specifically designed for passengers and is maintained at sea level pressure—so there is no effect on the ears. She is 65 feet long, 13 feet wide, weighs 80 tons and can carry 48 passengers with 3 crew members.
  • Your first sight of the submarine will be as she breaks the water surface, returning from her previous dive. Once moored alongside the ferry, board the deck of the submarine by a ramp and enter the air-conditioned cabin through a large hatch with a ladder. After the hatches are secured, and pre-dive checks are complete, your descent begins.
  • The smooth ride and clarity of the water will amaze you as you explore Grand Cayman's underwater marine park to depths of 100 feet. Huge barrel sponges and star coral abound on the reef. Even the occasional stingray and turtle may pass within a few feet of your large viewport.
  • After your roughly 40-minute tour, make your way back to the pier via ferry.
  • You can return to the ship or choose to spend your time exploring the sights of Georgetown.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks while ashore.
    Cayman Dolphin Extreme Swim (3-3.5 hrs) $120
  • Take a 30-minute bus ride to Dolphin Discovery Cayman. Receive an informative orientation and your life jacket. 
  • Immerse yourself in 3 feet of water for a fun-filled, 30-minute encounter where you're invited to touch and play with these magnificent creatures of the deep. 
  • During the hands-on experience, examine the dolphin's smooth skin and delight in its gentle demeanor. Learn some of the techniques the trainers use to communicate with the dolphins and practice feeding them. 
  • Share a very special kiss and "handshake" with your new mammal friend. Or, how about a water “dance”? 
  • Enjoy being pulled across the surface of the water by the dolphin's pectoral fins during a "belly ride."
  • At completion, you'll have time to view photos of your encounter.
  • The Cayman Dolphin Extreme Swim takes place on a submerged platform and in deeper water. 
  • For safety reasons, Guests interacting with dolphins are not allowed to carry cameras, including waterproof ones. 
  • For the continued well-being of the dolphins, jewelry, such as watches, bracelets, rings and earrings, is not permitted during dolphin interaction programs. Guests are advised to secure their valuables in their stateroom safe prior to leaving the ship. In addition, Guests are not permitted to wear sunscreen in the water. 
  • Lockers and life jackets are provided at no charge. 
  • This excursion is not suitable for expectant mothers. 
  • Due to the limited availability of this excursion, we encourage Guests to book early.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as Dolphin Extreme Swim videos, pictures, souvenirs, snacks and beverages.
    Discover Native Cayman and the Saltwater Forest (3-3.5 hrs) $75
  • Depart George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, for a narrated drive in an air-conditioned minibus to world-famous Seven Mile Beach. At the beach, take pictures against a stunning backdrop of beautiful turquoise water.
  • Continue to the West Bay area to experience historic Cayman. Visit traditional Caymanian cottages, and stop to watch local artisans craft unique pieces of jewelry and other accessories.
  • Visit Hell which is a group of short, black limestone formations approximately the size of half of a soccer field. Guests are not allowed to be amongst the limestone formations but can view from platforms situated at the front of the formations. A popular activity is to send a post card from the hell Post Office.
  • Next, take a short bus ride to the Yacht Club, where your boat will be waiting to take you on a ride to the nearby mangroves—or saltwater forest—which make up one of the most unique ecosystems on earth.
  • Enjoy informative commentary from your expert local guide. Discover resident birds, baby fish, starfish and tree-climbing iguanas. Tickle a jellyfish and learn the importance of the forest's ecological community without getting wet.
  • Enjoy some fresh Cayman lemonade aboard the boat!
  • Take the 15-minute return drive to the pier in downtown George Town.
  • The order of the sites might vary.
  • This excursion is stroller-accessible. However, some portions of the tour might require Guests to fold accompanying strollers. Lightweight strollers are recommended.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
  • Due to the extreme limited availability of this adventure, we encourage Guests to book early.
    Osculus Glass-Bottom Boat Tour (.5-1 hr) $65
  • Take a short walk from the cruise terminal to board Oculus, a glass-bottom boat waiting to take you on a tour of the island’s azure waters. 
  • Stay dry while viewing the lovely tropical marine life through Oculus’ window to the wonders of the ocean! 
  • Take advantage of the freedom the 30-minute tour time allows to try more than one Grand Cayman excursion. 
  • Enjoy crystal-clear views, informative guides and a smaller, more intimate group on this unique visual and educational experience!
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras such as souvenirs or snacks. 
    Shipwreck and Reef Snorkeling (2.5-3 hrs) $43
  • Board a custom-built snorkel boat and cruise approximately 15 minutes to your first snorkel site, the famed Cayman Island shipwreck of the Cali, a 220-foot steel schooner.
  • Learn basic snorkeling techniques, general safety tips and details about the Cali’s history from experienced dive masters before entering the water, where you’ll snorkel for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Travel to your second snorkel site, a beautiful reef formation. In these crystal-clear waters, you’ll see an abundance of aquatic life at close range, from sergeant majors and parrotfish to angelfish and even sea turtles. Your dive masters will feed the fish to bring them closer.
  • Relax with complimentary iced water or lemonade on your return cruise back to the pier.
  • Guests must be able to climb a boat ladder into and out of the water.
  • All snorkeling equipment (a snorkel, mask, fins and required snorkel vest) will be provided.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring local currency or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Stingray City Reef Sail & Snorkel (3.5-4 hrs) $75
  • Travel 15 minutes by air-conditioned minibus to Safehaven Dock, where you’ll board a 65-foot catamaran.
  • Set sail for a delightful seafaring adventure as you voyage to a 10- to 12-foot-deep reef for approximately 45 minutes of fun-filled underwater exploration.
  • Snorkel amidst unique coral formations and tropical fish as stingrays glide past you from all directions during this unforgettable guided adventure that’s great fun for the whole family. Note: This tour goes to the original Stingray City site, not the Stingray Sandbar.
  • Relax onboard with a cold beverage as you sail back to the marina and then transfer back to Georgetown.
  • Guests must be able to climb a boat ladder into and out of the water.
  • Snorkeling equipment (a snorkel, mask, fins and mandatory snorkel vest) is provided.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, camera and towel and to wear swimwear under their clothing.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring local currency or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
5:30 p.m.    

 

Day 12 Wednesday April 15th
7:30 a.m. Do: Falmouth, Jamaica
    18th Century Great House and Plantation Tour with Lunch (4-4.5 hrs) $64
  • Embark on an informative and historical drive 25 minutes through Falmouth bound for Good Hope Estate.
  • Enjoy a full estate experience during your 3-hour visit, including a 30-minute guided tour around parts of the plantation in a special purpose off-road vehicle.
  • Take a walk through one of the most sought-after great houses of the 18th century and discover ruins that were once the jewel of the Caribbean. The Good Hope Great House was built in the 1700s and has been restored in its entirety, with paintings, antiques and the lush surroundings of a 2,000-acre working enterprise.
  • Walk on the lands once owned by the largest planter in Jamaica, John Tharp. Travel to the ruins where the waterwheel and kiln still stand today.
  • Enjoy a delicious Jamaica jerk barbeque for lunch afterwards.
  • Stop at the Trading House, the only store of its kind in the Caribbean, where you can shop for unique Jamaican-made souvenirs before returning to the cruise ship pier.
  • Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
  • Guests with limited mobility and expectant mothers are not allowed to participate. Tours utilizes an all-terrain vehicle and travels over bumpy and uneven terrain.
  • Food and beverage options may include jerk chicken, hush puppies and a fruit drink or soda.
  • Guests are recommended to bring insect repellant, swim attire and towels, as there is a pool for an optional swim.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Bobsled Jamaica and Dunn's River Falls (6-6.5 hrs) $139
  • Board an air-conditioned minibus for an approximately one-hour drive to Dunn's River Falls. After a comfort stop, meet your guide, who will provide a safety orientation. Then, begin your optional climb up the 600-foot, cascading falls.
  • Exit the craft market after your roughly one-hour visit and reboard the transportation for a short drive to Mystic Mountain. Upon your arrival, get on the Sky Explorer chairlift for about a 15-minute ride through the thick tropical forest overlooking the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. The chairlift ride will pass through the top of the canopy, providing glimpses of the cliff-lined north shore and the emerald treetops.
  • Arrive at the top and enjoy approximately 45 minutes exploring the educational pavilion, featuring interactive Jamaican history exhibits. Next, visit the mesmerizing hummingbird and butterfly garden.
  • Finally, a short walk away is the crown jewel of Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain: the Bobsled Jamaica attraction. This signature ride features a gravity-driven plunge through 3,280 feet of twists and turns on a specially designed sled, evoking the glory of the 1988 and 1992 Jamaican Olympic bobsled teams. The track route for the bobsled run was designed to avoid disturbing the natural landscape. As such, the trail curves around ancient trees, hugs majestic cliff faces and limestone outcroppings looming over the shoreline, and ushers you through narrow chutes of dense rainforest. You control your own descent with an in-sled handbrake, allowing for either a leisurely tour through the forest or a pulse-quickening dive to the bottom of the mountain. Note:Guests must be at least 46" to ride the Bobsled.
  • Once your bobsled slides to a graceful stop, you are slowly raised back through the rainforest to the top of the mountain, completing the entire circuit in about 8 minutes.
  • Savor a delicious Jamaican-inspired lunch that is included in the tour.
  • Walk up the observation tower for spectacular views of the north shore, including the town of Ocho Rios and the harbor. You are also welcome to enjoy the infinity pool and waterslide. When it is time to depart, simply ride the Sky Explorer back to the base of the mountain, then board your transportation for your return to Falmouth.
  • Guests should note that Dunn's River Falls is a natural feature, and a certain amount of agility is needed to climb the falls. Guests must be at least 46 inches tall and should be able to maneuver steps over uneven, steep and wet terrain. Guests should make their own judgment before deciding to climb the falls, or having children join them on the climb. It is optional to climb the falls and there are alternative ways of enjoying this natural attraction.
  • Guests choosing to climb the falls are required to wear proper shoe attire, which must be stable and contain a rubber sole. Suggestions include teva sandals and water shoes, which can be brought from home. Water shoes can be purchased onboard the ship or rented at the falls. Rental fees are about $7.00—cash only. Prices vary and are subject to change.
  • A liability waiver is required for this tour. Guests suffering from vertigo should consider not taking this tour.
  • The order of the sites may vary and/or run in reverse.
  • Meal options include a choice of mild jerk chicken, grilled fish or a hotdog, served with a choice of rice or red peas with fried plantains. A soda or water is also included.
  • Guests are recommended to bring a change of clothing, towels, hats, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses. Jewelry and other valuables should be left onboard.
  • Lockers are available for a nominal fee.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Chukka Catamaran Cruise and Dunn's River Falls (6-6.5 hrs) $133
  • Board an air-conditioned minibus and travel about 60 minutes to a local pier. There, you'll step aboard a beautiful catamaran and get ready to sail away in style. The vessel is 65 feet long and 29 feet wide, with shaded areas and open spacious decks.
  • Set sail! During scheduled stops, you'll have the chance to snorkel and explore reefs, or just go for a dip in the warm seas.
  • Arrive at a beautiful beach where world-famous Dunn's River Falls meets the sea. Here, you will have the opportunity to climb 600 feet of natural cascading waters. Once you think you've done it all, climb back aboard for a return trip, where you'll enjoy a party with complimentary rum punch and authentic Jamaican music. Sailing aboard the Chukka catamaran is fun for the entire family!
  • Arrive back at the pier and take your transportation back to the terminal.
  • Guests should note that Dunn's River Falls is a natural feature, requiring a certain amount of agility to climb the falls. Guests must be at least 36 inches tall and able to maneuver steps over uneven, steep and wet terrain. Before deciding to climb the falls—or bring children along for the climb—Guests should use their own judgment. Climbing is optional and there are other ways to enjoy the falls.
  • Guests choosing to climb the falls are required to wear proper shoe attire. They must be fully secured and contain a rubber sole. Suggestions include teva sandals and water shoes, which can be brought from home. Water shoes can be purchased onboard the ship or rented at the falls. Rental fees are cash only. Prices vary and are subject to change.
  • Rum punch, water, fruit punch and a local beer are included; alcoholic beverages may only be served to Guests ages 21 and older. Additional food, snacks and beverage items are available onboard and can be purchased with cash.
  • We recommend that Guests bring insect repellant, a change of clothing, towels, hats, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses. Jewelry and other valuables should be left onboard.
  • Lockers are available at the falls for a nominal fee, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Dolphin Cove and Dunn's River Falls (7-7.5 hrs) $100
  • Enjoy an approximately one-hour scenic drive in air-conditioned comfort aboard a coaster bus. Travel along Jamaica's beautiful coastline to the world-famous Dunn's River Falls, where you will have the option to climb through 600 feet of cool, refreshing water as it cascades over natural limestone terraces. Guides will be provided to assist as you ascend the rushing flow, which plunges directly into the pristine Caribbean Sea.
  • After approximately 90 minutes, take a quick transfer to Dolphin Cove, where you'll meet the friendly hostesses and enjoy a welcome fruit drink. This unique park, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, is home to a beautiful family of bottlenose dolphins, exotic birds, snakes and iguanas. Note: Guests will not interact with dolphins on this tour.
  • Explore the park for about 170 minutes, and choose from a variety of attractions. Enjoy watching the dolphins at play in their natural habitat, the Caribbean Sea, or take a leisurely walk through the lush, tropical jungle. You can also get an up-close experience with the beautiful and friendly birds, snakes and iguanas.
  • Mingle with and feed the colorful, free-flying lovebirds in the aviary. Interact with exotic sea creatures in the touch tank display.
  • Visit "Little Port Royal," a replica of Jamaica's most famous pirate "haunt".  Browse through the gift shop, stocked with dolphin souvenirs or visit the jewelry store and craft market for locally handcrafted items.
  • View the rambunctious and hilarious shark show, and watch the stingrays in their lagoon gracefully gliding by.
  • Enjoy a Jamaican-style buffet meal while listening to the rhythms of Caribbean music. Sample the world-famous Blue Mountain Coffee® and liquors, or have your hair braided. You might also choose to watch a local fashion show. There are plenty of options as you learn about Jamaican culture and enjoy your surroundings.
  • Conclude your day of fun discoveries and relax on the trip back to Falmouth.
  • Guests should note that Dunn's River Falls is a natural feature, requiring a certain amount of agility to climb the falls. Guests must be at least 36 inches tall and able to maneuver steps over uneven, steep and wet terrain. Guests should use their best judgment when deciding to climb the falls and/or bring children on the climb. The climb is optional, and there are other ways to enjoy the attraction.
  • Guests choosing to climb the falls are required to wear proper shoe attire—fully secured, with a rubber sole. Suggestions include teva sandals and water shoes, which can be brought from home. Water shoes can also be purchased onboard the ship or rented at the falls. Rental fees are USD—cash only—and are subject to change.
  • The order of the sites might vary and/or run in reverse.
  • Food and beverage options might include green salad, hot pasta, jerk chicken, bammy (made from cassava), festival corn meal dumplings, hamburgers and hot dogs. Water and a fruit drink are served at lunch.
  • For the continued well-being of the dolphins, jewelry such as watches, bracelets, rings, earrings etc. is not permitted during dolphin interaction programs. Guests are advised to secure their valuables in their stateroom safe prior to leaving the ship. In addition, Guests are not permitted to wear sunscreen in the water.
  • Lockers are available for rent at both locations.
   

Dolphin Swim and Dunn's River Falls (7-7.5 hrs) $163

  • Travel on an approximately one hour scenic drive in an air-conditioned motorcoach along Jamaica's beautiful coastline to the world-famous Dunn's River Falls.
  • Have the option to hike 600 feet to the top through cool, refreshing water as it cascades over natural limestone terraces. Guides are provided to assist you when ascending the rapids. This exhilarating experience will last approximately 90 minutes.
  • Take a quick bus ride to Dolphin Cove, where the friendly hostesses will welcome you with a refreshing fruit drink. This unique park, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, is home to a family of beautiful bottlenose dolphins as well as exotic birds, snakes and iguanas.
  • Participate in a brief orientation and then enter the world of one of nature's most fascinating creatures, dolphins.
  • You’ll get to know these gentle creatures during an approximately 20-minute interaction in deep water, experience the thrill of "riding" the dolphin belly to belly. You may dance, sing, play and even enjoy a dolphin kiss or two.
  • Then you’ll have approximately 2 hours to enjoy a wide variety of uniquely Caribbean experiences.
  • Interact and feed the colorful free-flying lovebirds in the aviary. Get up close with exotic sea creatures in the touch tank display. Enjoy a hands-on pottery class at Wassi Arts at Dolphin Cove or watch a local artisan carve beautiful figures in wood.
  • Visit "Little Port Royal," a replica of Jamaica's most famous pirate "haunt".  Browse through the gift shop, stocked with dolphin souvenirs or visit the jewelry store and craft market for locally handcrafted items.
  • View the entertaining shark show and watch the stingrays in their lagoon as they gracefully glide by.
  • Enjoy a Jamaican-style buffet meal while listening to the rhythms of Caribbean music.
  • Sample the world-famous locally grown Blue Mountain Coffee® and liquors or have your hair braided and watch a local fashion show.
  • Relax on the motorcoach ride back to Falmouth.
  • If you are unable to climb the falls, you can still observe from a distance.
  • Please note that Dunn's River Falls is a natural feature, and a certain amount of agility is needed to climb the falls. Guests must be at least 36 inches tall and should be able to maneuver steps over uneven, steep and wet terrain. You should make your own judgment before deciding to climb the falls or to have children join you on the climb. If you decide not to climb the falls there are other alternatives to enjoy this natural attraction.
  • Guests choosing to climb the falls are required to wear appropriate rubber-soled footwear that is properly secured like Teva®-style sandals or water shoes. Water shoes may be rented at the falls for about $7 USD in cash only. Note that prices are subject to change.
  • Life vests are provided and mandatory.
  • The order of the sites may vary.
  • Food options may include green salad, hot pasta, jerk chicken, bammy (made from cassava), festival corn meal dumplings, hamburgers and hot dogs. Water and a fruit drink are served at lunch.
  • For the continued well-being of the dolphins, jewelry such as watches, bracelets, rings, earrings etc. is not permitted during dolphin interaction programs. Guests are advised to secure their valuables in their stateroom safe prior to leaving the ship. In addition, Guests are not permitted to wear sunscreen in the water.
  • Lockers are available for rent at both locations.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Dunn's River Falls Express with Lunch (4-4.5 hrs) $92
  • Travel approximately 70 minutes along the scenic Jamaica coastline in an air-conditioned mini-bus to Dunn's River Falls.
  • Enjoy commentary from your guide during the trip, as you learn the history of Falmouth and the island nation of Jamaica.
  • Have the option to climb this magnificent, 600-foot waterfall. During your climb, stop to relax in any of the soothing natural rock pools and soak in the soothing effects of the water as it cascades to the sea.
  • After an approximately 80- minutes visit, reboard your transportation for a short ride to our lunch stop, where you’ll enjoy an authentic Jamaican-style jerk chicken lunch.
  • After lunch, return to the bus for a relaxing trip back to the ship.
  • If you are unable to climb the falls, you can still observe from a distance.
  • Please note that Dunn's River Falls is a natural feature, and a certain amount of agility is needed to climb the falls. Guests must be at least 36 inches tall and should be able to maneuver steps over uneven, steep and wet terrain. You should make your own judgment before deciding to climb the falls or to have children join you on the climb. If you decide not to climb the falls there are other alternatives to enjoy this natural attraction.
  • Climbing the falls is not recommended for Guests who are pregnant or have neck, back, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. You may still enjoy a dip in the water at Dunn's River Falls in the many pools along the climb by utilizing the adjacent staircase.
  • Guests choosing to climb the falls are required to wear appropriate rubber-soled footwear that is properly secured like Teva®-style sandals or water shoes. Water shoes may be rented at the falls for about $7 USD in cash only. Note that prices are subject to change.
  • You’re advised to bring insect repellant, a change of clothing, towels, hats, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses. Jewelry and other valuables should be left onboard.
  • Lunch options include hush puppies, jerk chicken and a fruit drink or soft drink.
  • Lockers are available for rent for a nominal fee.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Green Grotto Caves Express (3-3.5 hrs) $55
  • Travel approximately 30 minutes from historic Falmouth Pier to the Green Grotto Caves. On your journey, enjoy the scenic beauty of Jamaica's sweeping North Coast.
  • Arrive at the caves, just over 1.5 miles from the spot where Christopher Columbus landed in 1494.
  • For approximately one hour, your guide will take you on a fascinating walking tour showcasing the inner beauty of the famous limestone caves. Stroll a series of interconnected passageways and chambers with light holes, stalactites, stalagmites, ceiling pockets - and bats! Some 37 meters down, encounter the serene grotto, awash with pristine underground waters.
  • On the way out, stop at the wishing well and toss a coin for luck, love and all your heart's desires.
  • Conclude your visit and board your transportation vehicle for a relaxing trip back to the pier.
  • Helmets are provided and are mandatory.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring insect repellant, a change of clothing, a towel, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Jewelry and other valuables should be left on the transportation vehicle.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring local currency or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Highlights of Falmouth and Greenwood Great House (3-3.5 hrs) $51
  • Board an air-conditioned bus for the brief transfer to
    St. Peter's Church, one of the largest Anglican churches in Jamaica, with supporting columns made of solid mahogany and a floor inlaid with mahoe and mahogany crosses.
  • Learn about Falmouth’s history as a commercial center, including the slave trade and the subsequent emancipation of the slaves. See town buildings—both the old and not so old—representing a variety of styles that gave rise to early Jamaican architecture.
  • Travel approximately 25 minutes to Greenwood Great House, a 19th-century estate inherited by poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the 1830s. The Barrett family were prominent landowners in northern Jamaica and also owned sugar plantations, mills, glassworks and ships that traded between Jamaica and Newcastle. The home-cum-museum still has much of its original furniture, with well-preserved artifacts, oil paintings, and a rare collection of musical instruments, books and antiques.
  • Enjoy a tropical drink and time to explore Greenwood Great House before reboarding the bus for the transfer back to the pier.
  • The tour includes some walking over uneven terrain and a few steps.
  • Road conditions may vary in remote areas. Ride may be bumpy at times.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring local currency or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks.
    Pottery Painting and Studio Tour (4-4.5 hrs) $143
  • Depart the cruise ship pier on an informative 25-minute drive through the town of Falmouth en route to Good Hope Estate, learning about the area’s history.
  • Spend time apprenticed to a renowned local artist learning the tricks of the pottery trade! Choose a work of pottery custom-designed and hand-thrown by David Pinto, a world-famous potter.
  • Release your inner artist as you paint and personalize your piece with your own artistic designs. While your original designs bake in the kiln, your artist/teacher will host an exclusive tour of his authentic studio. The artist will demonstrate his techniques for creating the pottery, explaining how the kiln is baking your lovely creations to completion and showing you how to operate the pottery wheel to create original designs.
  • Take home your own beautiful, personalized pottery at the conclusion of the tour! (Glaze is non-toxic and pottery is top rack-dishwasher safe.)
  • Finish the roughly 2-hour experience at the studio and savor a delicious Jamaican-inspired lunch at the Good Hope Estate before reboarding your transportation for the trip back to the pier.
  • Every participating Guest will custom-design his or her own piece of pottery.
  • Meal options might include jerk chicken and hush puppies. A soda or fruit drink is included.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards and currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and/or snacks.
    Sky Explorer and Dunn's River Falls (5.5-6 hrs) $119
  • Board an air-conditioned minibus and travel approximately one hour to Dunn’s River Falls. After a brief comfort stop, meet your guide, who will provide a safety orientation. Then begin your optional 600-foot climb up the cascading falls. This portion of the tour will last approximately one hour.
  • Exit the craft market and reboard your minibus for the short drive to Mystic Mountain. Upon arrival, ride the Sky Explorer chairlift through dense tropical forest overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. This 15-minute ride traverses the forest canopy, offering views of emerald treetops and the cliff-lined North Shore.
  • Arrive at the top and spend approximately 45 minutes exploring Mystic Pavilion, featuring educational, interactive Jamaican history exhibits. Next, you’ll visit the mesmerizing hummingbird and butterfly garden.
  • Savor a delicious Jamaican-inspired lunch at your leisure, included in the tour. There is also a restaurant featuring a full bar on site.
  • Ascend the observation tower for spectacular views of the North Shore, including the town of Ocho Rios and the harbor. Enjoy the infinity pool and waterslide, if you wish. When it’s time to depart, simply ride the Sky Explorer back to the base of the mountain, then board your bus for your return trip to Falmouth.
  • Guests should note that Dunn’s River Falls is a natural feature and that a certain amount of agility is needed to climb the falls. Guests must be at least 36" tall and able to negotiate uneven, steep and wet terrain. Guests should make their own judgment before deciding to climb the falls or have children join them on the climb. Climbing the falls is optional.
  • Climbing the falls is not recommended for expectant mothers or Guests with neck, back, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions. Those unable to climb the falls can still access the many lagoons found between the falls using the adjacent staircase.
  • Guests who choose to climb the falls are required to wear proper footwear, fully secured with a rubber sole. Suggestions include Teva® sandals or water shoes, which may be brought from home, purchased on board or rented at the falls. Water shoe rentals are about $7 dollars USD, payable in cash only. Prices may vary and are subject to change.
  • A signed liability waiver is required for this tour. Guests suffering from vertigo should consider not taking this tour. An additional chairlift seat belt is issued to all children ages 4 and under.
  • The order of the sites visited may vary or run in reverse.
  • Lunch options include mild jerk chicken, grilled fish or a hot dog served with your choice of rice or red peas with fried plantains. A soda or water is also included.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring a change of clothing, towel, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Jewelry and other valuables should be left on board.
  • Locker rentals are available for a nominal fee.
4:45 p.m.    

 

Day 13 Thursday April 16th
  Do: At Sea

 

Day 14 Friday April 17th
8:30 a.m. Do: Castaway Cay
4:45 p.m.    

 

Day 15 Saturday April 18th
7:30 a.m. Do: Dock at Port Canaveral
    Fly Home

 

 

 

Fees:  
Airline Ticket $400.00
Walt Disney World 5 Day Pass $470.00
Lodging 7 days $150.00
Parking $15.00
IOA/Universal Studios $170.00
Parking $3.00
Caribbean Cruise $2,100.00
Tips $84.00
Roundtrip Bus $100.00
Hotel $150.00
Total $3,642.00

*These are all approximates