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Fort Lauderdale , Florida | Labadee , Haiti | Falmouth , Jamaica | Fort Lauderdale , Florida

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DAY 1 - Departure Day

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

DEPARTS:
4:30 PM

BEACHY KEEN

Watch the sun rise above the Atlantic horizon on a morning walk along the Fort Lauderdale Beach promenade. Then grab breakfast by the water— you have plenty of spots to choose from, after all this “Venice of America” is home to more than 300 miles of waterways.

Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
High rise building lit up at nightfall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promenade at a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Watch the sun rise above the Atlantic horizon on a morning walk along the Fort Lauderdale Beach promenade. Then grab breakfast by the water— you have plenty of spots to choose from, after all this “Venice of America” is home to more than 300 miles of waterways.

Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
High rise building lit up at nightfall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promenade at a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Things To Do

in Fort Lauderdale

High rise building on Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to downtown, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upscale shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water trolley for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.

Bird's eye view of A1A and adjacent beach

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.

Close up of bird at the Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving among Florida’s finest natural landscapes.

Family style fresh seafood platter in Fort Lauderdale

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local “Floribbean” cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavors with locally caught fish, shrimp and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas sidewalk restaurants.

Tourist shop with hats and beachwear in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

DAY 2 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

HM, Harmony of the Seas, instructor, man doing a high jump, jumping on Flow Rider, onboard surfing, surf, waves, fun, action, excitement, athletic, athlete, horizon, ocean view in background,

HM, Harmony of the Seas, instructor, man doing a high jump, jumping on Flow Rider, onboard surfing, surf, waves, fun, action, excitement, athletic, athlete, horizon, ocean view in background,

THINGS TO DO

HM, Harmony of the Seas, woman holding on to mat as she races down Perfect Storm waterslide, smiling, laughing, fun, excitement, action, transparent section of slide, view of outside, Instameet shoot

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The Perfect Storm℠

A TWISTING TURNING ADVENTURE

Grab a buddy and plunge through three stories of twisting, turning thrills to the bottom of the dual racer slides Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠. The conditions are just right — for The Perfect Storm℠.

HM, Harmony of the Seas, OOH, female, woman on Flow Rider, arms out and raised, laughing, smiling, guests, family watching in background, waves, onboard surfing, surf, fun, action

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FlowRider®

NOW BOARDING FOR ADVENTURE

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.

DAY 3 - DOCKED

Labadee, Haiti

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
3:30 PM
PARADISE FOUND

WHERE ADVENTURE ABOUNDS

You set your own schedule at our private resort, Labadee®. For the ultimate thrill, hop on the longest zip line over water. If beachside napping is more your speed, unwind in a private bungalow overlooking Nellie’s Beach. At Labadee, paradise takes many forms.

Girl zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line, Labadee, Haiti
Young couple relaxing in a private bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti
4 friends zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line overlooking Labadee, Haiti

You set your own schedule at our private resort, Labadee®. For the ultimate thrill, hop on the longest zip line over water. If beachside napping is more your speed, unwind in a private bungalow overlooking Nellie’s Beach. At Labadee, paradise takes many forms.

Girl zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line, Labadee, Haiti
Young couple relaxing in a private bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti
4 friends zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line overlooking Labadee, Haiti
Things To Do

in Labadee

Man zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line with view of the beach below, Labadee, Haiti

HIGH FLYING THRILLS

Soar along the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line℠, the world’s longest zip line over water, and see Labadee from 500 feet above ground.

Girl riding Dragon's Tail Coaster with view of the beach, Labadee, Haiti

CARIBBEAN COASTING

Catch some of the best views of Labadee while coasting down a mountainside at 30 miles per hour on the Dragon’s Tail Coaster℠.

Private Bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti

CABANA BREAK

Relax and recharge in the shade of a private bungalow at Nellie’s beach during your Labadee cruise. When you’re ready to catch some rays, drift over gentle waves on a floating beach mat.

A plate of rice, salad, chicken and fish from Dragons Cafe in Labadee, Haiti

LOCAL CUISINE

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find all kinds of food served complimentary at Dragon’s Café, Labadee Café, and Columbus café. And be sure to try a Labodoozie— Labadee’s signature frozen drink.

An assortment of locally made crafts and souvenirs in Labadee, Haiti

SHOPPING

You can find lots of locally made souvenirs, crafts and paintings in the Artisan’s Village. You might want to practice your bargaining skills before you go, because prices are often open to negotiation.

DAY 4 - DOCKED

Falmouth, Jamaica

ARRIVES:
8:30 AM
DEPARTS:
4:30 PM
WELCOME TO

JAM ROCK

From reggae bands to secluded waterfalls, Falmouth is positively “irie” (pleasing). Head to Chukkah Beach for a shoreside horseback ride, or get your culture fix during high tea at Good Hope Estate. And no trip is complete without jerk chicken and rum cake.

Jamaica pure waters waterfall in the jungle
Royal Caribbean's dock at the port of Falmouth, Jamaica
Horseback riding in the clear water of the beach in Falmouth, Jamaica

From reggae bands to secluded waterfalls, Falmouth is positively “irie” (pleasing). Head to Chukkah Beach for a shoreside horseback ride, or get your culture fix during high tea at Good Hope Estate. And no trip is complete without jerk chicken and rum cake.

Jamaica pure waters waterfall in the jungle
Royal Caribbean's dock at the port of Falmouth, Jamaica
Horseback riding in the clear water of the beach in Falmouth, Jamaica
Things To Do

in Falmouth

Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica

CLIMB A WATERFALL

Take an excursion to Ocho Rios to experience the famous Dunn's River Falls. Follow your guide as you ascend to the top of the iconic waterfall. Be sure to plunge in the many natural pools as you make your way to the top!

Two people tubing down a river with a guide

TUBIN' AND CRUISIN'

Head to one of the many nearby rivers and ride down on an inner tube. As you cruise down the river, enjoy all the natural beauty that Jamaica has to offer.

View of Burwood Beach in Falmouth, Jamaica

Shore Escape

Just a few miles from Falmouth, Burwood Beach is a quiet and secluded swath of shoreline that’s perfect for some off-the-beaten-path beachcombing.

Jamaican patty filled with meat or vegetables

Local Cuisine

When it comes to jerk cooking, nowhere does it better than Jamaica. The same goes for their world-famous Jamaican patties— savory pastries usually stuffed with beef and spices. Be sure to pair your lunch with Jamaica’s Red Stripe lager, brewed locally since 1939. If you’re craving caffeine, have a cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee— it’s rated among the best in the world.

Falmouth port plaza with restaurants and merchants

Shopping

The Shoppes at Rose Hall offer the best duty-free shopping in Jamaica. Here you’ll find plenty of luxury goods, fine watches, designer jewelry, and locally made island crafts and souvenirs.

INSIDER TIP

Falmouth is the gateway to Jamaica’s top attractions, but if you want to explore outside port, try a guided tour.

DAY 5 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Two plates with sushi at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Sugar Beach on Independence of the Seas

Two plates with sushi at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Sugar Beach on Independence of the Seas

THINGS TO DO

Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.
Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation. Now that’s fresh.

Sugar Beach Candy Store
Sugar Beach℠

TREAT YOURSELF

Treat your sweet tooth to every candy under the sun — plus a few sugarcoated surprises. Sugar Beach℠ is stocked to max candy capacity with all your favorite confections.

DAY 6 - Arrival Day

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM

A YACHT OF ADVENTURE

Before leaving South Florida, be sure to visit the Florida Everglades for a thrilling afternoon gliding in a high-speed airboat across this expansive river of grass. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, turtles, and the American alligator— all of which are native to the wetlands.

Before leaving South Florida, be sure to visit the Florida Everglades for a thrilling afternoon gliding in a high-speed airboat across this expansive river of grass. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, turtles, and the American alligator— all of which are native to the wetlands.

Things To Do

in Fort Lauderdale

High rise building on Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to downtown, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upscale shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water trolley for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.

Bird's eye view of A1A and adjacent beach

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.

Close up of bird at the Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving among Florida’s finest natural landscapes.

Family style fresh seafood platter in Fort Lauderdale

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local “Floribbean” cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavors with locally caught fish, shrimp and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas sidewalk restaurants.

Tourist shop with hats and beachwear in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

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