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New Orleans , Louisiana | Miami , Florida | Nassau , Bahamas | Key West , Florida | New Orleans , Louisiana

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You'll gain a new perspective of adventure onboard Vision of the Seas®, and we don't just mean the views at the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. From classic sips at R Bar to disco dancing in Boogie Wonderland, this ship is a spectacle to behold.

DAY 1 - Departure Day

New Orleans, Louisiana

DEPARTS:
4:30 PM
BELLE OF

THE BAYOU

It’s easy to get lost in the colorful charms of New Orleans. Cruise from New Orleans and grab a sweet beignet and chicory café au lait for breakfast. Then enjoy the quiet side of the French Quarter with a morning stroll through Jackson Square and along historic balcony-clad streets.

Green and red streetcar trolleys for transportation in New Orleans

It’s easy to get lost in the colorful charms of New Orleans. Cruise from New Orleans and grab a sweet beignet and chicory café au lait for breakfast. Then enjoy the quiet side of the French Quarter with a morning stroll through Jackson Square and along historic balcony-clad streets.

Green and red streetcar trolleys for transportation in New Orleans
Things To Do

in New Orleans

Jackson square church in New Orleans, Louisiana

EASY STREETS

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a walk through the French Quarter. Start at St. Louis Cathedral in historic Jackson Square. Stroll along the Mississippi River and through the French Market. Then pass the bohemian charms of Royal Street before topping off with the buzz of Bourbon Street.

St. Charles streetcar trolley in New Orleans, Louisiana

ALL ABOARD

Hop on the historic St. Charles streetcar— the world’s oldest in continuous operation— for a relaxing ride from bustling Canal Street to the oak-lined Garden District. You’ll pass downtown scenes and antebellum mansions en route to Audubon Park, a beloved green space and home to the city zoo.

Bench by Turtle Swamp in New Orleans, Louisiana

SWAMP ROMP

Venture 20 minutes outside the city to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve to explore southern Louisiana swamplands during your New Orleans cruise. Airboat and sightseeing boat tours offer an up-close look at vast wetlands, plus its local residents— alligators, turtles and snakes included.

Sugar sprinkled beignets, treats found in New Orleans

LOCAL CUISINE

New Orleans is world-renowned for its seafood and spicy Creole flavors. Here they eat sugar-sprinkled beignets for breakfast. Lunch means fried seafood po’ boys and meaty muffulettas. Gumbo, jambalaya and boiled crawfish are savory dinner options— and you must try an authentic NOLA sno-ball for dessert. “America’s first cocktail”, the bourbon-based Sazerac, was also created here.

SHOPPING

Magazine Street spans six miles of boutiques and antique shops. Cruise from New Orleans and pick up fine art and funky works in the galleries along Royal Street in the French Quarter. And with six blocks of shops, the French Market is your best bet for Louisiana cookbooks and hand-painted items displaying the city’s fleur-de-lis emblem.

DAY 2 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

Health, Fitness, Sports, Area, Rock Climbing,  passengers playing basketball, 

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Oasis of the Seas, OA, Oasis Class, Allure of the Seas
GR, Grandeur, Grandeur of the Seas?, Family, Children, pool, sky, open deck, blue sky, relaxing, family time, swimming, water

Health, Fitness, Sports, Area, Rock Climbing,  passengers playing basketball, 

2011 Brand Campaign Details, 

Oasis of the Seas, OA, Oasis Class, Allure of the Seas
GR, Grandeur, Grandeur of the Seas?, Family, Children, pool, sky, open deck, blue sky, relaxing, family time, swimming, water

THINGS TO DO

HM, Harmony of the Seas, wide shot of young girl and young boy, teens, climbing Rock Wall, fun, POV from below, Ultimate Abyss slides on left, decorative photographic ceiling with jellyfish, sea life above,
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

QN, Quantum of the Seas, covered pool,
Pools

SWIM IT TO WIN IT

Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, with complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity to enjoy a frosty cocktail.

DAY 3 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Tuna Wasabi Carpaccio served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
Flat Italian bread with potatoes and herb, marinated artichokes, olives & pesto. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table.

Tuna Wasabi Carpaccio served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
Flat Italian bread with potatoes and herb, marinated artichokes, olives & pesto. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table.

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.

Oven baked almond crusted scallops w/red bell pepper pesto served at Giovanni's Table. Cruise fine dining Italian Restaurant
Giovanni's Table

AL DENTE INDULGENCE

A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.

DAY 4 - DOCKED

Miami, Florida

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

The Magic City

Adventure is hotter in The Magic City. From the sun-drenched beaches to the diverse blend of cultures. Pedal a bike along Ocean Drive’s Art Deco strip or kayak through Oleta River State Park’s winding mangroves. Swim with dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium. Or explore the deep-rooted Cuban heritage of Little Havana, complete with croquetas, mojitos, cigars and live salsa music.

Aerial shot of Oleta River state park in Miami, Florida
Bill Bags Cape Florida State Park Lighthouse in Miami, tourist spot
Entrance pathway to beach in Miami, Florida

Adventure is hotter in The Magic City. From the sun-drenched beaches to the diverse blend of cultures. Pedal a bike along Ocean Drive’s Art Deco strip or kayak through Oleta River State Park’s winding mangroves. Swim with dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium. Or explore the deep-rooted Cuban heritage of Little Havana, complete with croquetas, mojitos, cigars and live salsa music.

Aerial shot of Oleta River state park in Miami, Florida
Bill Bags Cape Florida State Park Lighthouse in Miami, tourist spot
Entrance pathway to beach in Miami, Florida
Things To Do

in Miami

Art Deco architecture of Collins Avenue in Miami, Florida

Sobe It

South Beach is a bright hot spot no matter what time of day. Soak up the sun along the shore and admire the Art Deco gems along lively Ocean Drive. Stroll busy Collins Avenue, sip mojitos in beach bars, dance in ultra-hip nightclubs, and enjoy the best people watching in the city.

Close up of men smoking Cuban cigars in Miami, Florida

Called Culture

Experience Miami’s Cuban traditions along Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Here you can wander streets filled with fiery salsa sounds and meet locals smoking cigars over a game of dominoes. From its colorfully painted rooster statues to its hand-rolled cigar shops and open-air fruit markets, this is as authentic as it gets.

Artistic painted mural in Wynwood, Miami

Blank Canvas

Unleash your creative side with a jaunt through the Wynwood Art District during your Miami cruise. Every façade in this art-centric neighborhood comes decked out in vibrant life-size murals by globally recognized talents. And don’t miss Wynwood Walls, a collection of old warehouses adorned with abstract paintings, graffiti quotes and unique sculptures.

Plate of Ropa Vieja, traditional Cuban food in Miami

Local Cuisine

Miami is an international culinary powerhouse. Michelin-starred chefs fill many kitchens and Latin American flavors highlight many menus. You can’t miss the city’s signature Cuban food: Enjoy pastelitos (pastries) for breakfast, lunch on a famous frita (spicy burger), then savor ropa vieja (beef stew) for dinner. If seafood is your thing, crack into succulent stone crab claws, a true South Florida delicacy.

Waterfront view of Bayside Mall in Miami, Florida

Shopping

Bayside Marketplace, across from the port, is a popular waterfront shopping spot for visitors. Locals love the quirky boutiques in Coconut Grove. Lincoln Road Mall spans 10 blocks of shops— and Miracle Mile is a long string of specialty stores. Cruise to Miami and head to Calle Ocho for hand-stitched guayabera shirts and hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

INSIDER TIP

Take the free trolley service for a scenic ride through various beach and mainland neighborhoods.

DAY 5 - DOCKED

Nassau, Bahamas

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
4:00 PM
PALM TREES

& PIRATE TALES

Find yourself right in the middle of the vibrant Junkanoo culture, bustling straw markets and glitzy casinos of Nassau. Here you can march to the beat of your own goombay drum, surrounded by swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear turquoise waters that make the islands of the Bahamas famous.

Close up of Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Closeup of a bottlenose dolphin swimming in Nassau, Bahamas
Colorful buildings in Paradise Island, Bahamas. All of them are about the same size, creating an interesting pattern or background.

Find yourself right in the middle of the vibrant Junkanoo culture, bustling straw markets and glitzy casinos of Nassau. Here you can march to the beat of your own goombay drum, surrounded by swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear turquoise waters that make the islands of the Bahamas famous.

Close up of Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Closeup of a bottlenose dolphin swimming in Nassau, Bahamas
Colorful buildings in Paradise Island, Bahamas. All of them are about the same size, creating an interesting pattern or background.
Things To Do

in Nassau

View of Lagoon Beach at Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort— an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbor on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had— whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides, or swimming with dolphins.

Boats docked at the pastel colored Marina Village, Nassau, Bahamas

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of the Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.

Jetskis lining a white sandy beach in Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbor, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavor.

Conch fritters, conch salad, and rum punch on a beachside table

Local Cuisine

Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African, and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways— from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff— a warm, spongy dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.

The sign at the Straw Market in Nassau, Bahamas

Shopping

Festival Place, which sits right on the wharf, has more than 40 local vendors selling artisanal items. Cruise to Nassau and make your way to Bay Street— just a block away— for duty-free luxury goods. This waterfront promenade is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, and the nearby Straw Market is the go-to spot for authentic Bahamian hand-made treasures.

INSIDER TIP

Water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island every half-hour.

DAY 6 - DOCKED

Key West, Florida

ARRIVES:
10:00 AM
DEPARTS:
7:00 PM
THE KEY

TO ADVENTURE

Key West is the very definition of laid-back living. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this colorful island at the end of the Florida peninsula marches to the beat of its own steel drum. Pedal past charming pastel-colored porches, paddleboard through thick mangroves, or join a sunset block party in Mallory Square. And if the locals don’t charm you, the key lime pie will.

Sunset at beach by pier in Key West, FLorida
Pelicans hanging out on dock in Key West, FLorida
Houses on Water in Key West, FLorida

Key West is the very definition of laid-back living. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this colorful island at the end of the Florida peninsula marches to the beat of its own steel drum. Pedal past charming pastel-colored porches, paddleboard through thick mangroves, or join a sunset block party in Mallory Square. And if the locals don’t charm you, the key lime pie will.

Sunset at beach by pier in Key West, FLorida
Pelicans hanging out on dock in Key West, FLorida
Houses on Water in Key West, FLorida
Things To Do

in Key West

Garden Party Parrot Jungle, Key West

Garden Party

Meet macaws and play with parrots at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden, a haven for rescued exotic birds.

Aerial view of street, in Key West, FLorida

CONCH CABOOSE

Hop on the world-famous Conch Train to get a lesson in Key West history and hear local legends while touring Old Town and some of the island’s most iconic landmarks.

Shops at a Square in Key West, FLorida

SQUARE DANCING

In the hours leading up to dusk, head to Mallory Square and watch as it comes to life with acrobats, dancers and performers. The grand finale is a sunset you must see to believe.

A piece of Key Lime pie with lime slices on the side

LOCAL CUISINE

You can catch all kinds of exotic fish in Key West’s tropical waters, so it’s no surprise that much of the local cuisine centers on fresh seafood. Be sure to try some conch fritters and the iconic key lime pie, of course. When it comes to bars, you’ll find no shortage along lively Duval Street.

Souvenir shells at a shop in Key West

SHOPPING

In Mallory Square, you’ll find lots of local vendors selling seashells, souvenirs, cigars, rum, and of course, key lime pie. If you’re looking for art galleries and clothing boutiques, head to Duval Street.

INSIDER TIP

Key West is easy to explore on foot, but you can also rent a bicycle for about $12 per day. A lot of locals prefer bikes to cars, so look out for cyclists.

DAY 7 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SHOW STOPPERS

Women performing on stage for the Boogie Wonderland Cruise Show, Vision of the Seas
Dancers on stage during Rhythm and Rhyme Cruise Show on Grandeur of the Seas

Women performing on stage for the Boogie Wonderland Cruise Show, Vision of the Seas
Dancers on stage during Rhythm and Rhyme Cruise Show on Grandeur of the Seas

THINGS TO DO

The performance crew of the Boogie Wonderland Cruise Show on stage in Majesty of the Seas
Boogie Wonderland

PEACE, LOVE & DISCO BEATS

Throw it back to the era that started it all with the best disco music and dancing that will leave you boogie woogie-ing all night long.

Dancers on stage during Rhythm and Rhyme Cruise Show on Grandeur of the Seas
Broadway Rhythm & Rhyme

ENTER STAGE RIGHT

Sing along with your favorite show tunes as the rhythm, rhyme, words and music of Broadway transport you to NYC.

DAY 8 - Arrival Day

New Orleans, Louisiana

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM

ALL THAT JAZZ

Let the good times roll amid a melting pot of cultures and cuisine in The Big Easy. Savor a po’ boy or muffuletta for lunch in a Magazine Street diner. Explore history at the National WWII Museum, or meet marine life at the Aquarium of the Americas. As evening falls, head to Frenchmen Street for craft cocktails and brassy jazz tunes.

Plants hanging over ornate balcony in New Orleans

Let the good times roll amid a melting pot of cultures and cuisine in The Big Easy. Savor a po’ boy or muffuletta for lunch in a Magazine Street diner. Explore history at the National WWII Museum, or meet marine life at the Aquarium of the Americas. As evening falls, head to Frenchmen Street for craft cocktails and brassy jazz tunes.

Plants hanging over ornate balcony in New Orleans
Things To Do

in New Orleans

Jackson square church in New Orleans, Louisiana

EASY STREETS

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a walk through the French Quarter. Start at St. Louis Cathedral in historic Jackson Square. Stroll along the Mississippi River and through the French Market. Then pass the bohemian charms of Royal Street before topping off with the buzz of Bourbon Street.

St. Charles streetcar trolley in New Orleans, Louisiana

ALL ABOARD

Hop on the historic St. Charles streetcar— the world’s oldest in continuous operation— for a relaxing ride from bustling Canal Street to the oak-lined Garden District. You’ll pass downtown scenes and antebellum mansions en route to Audubon Park, a beloved green space and home to the city zoo.

Bench by Turtle Swamp in New Orleans, Louisiana

SWAMP ROMP

Venture 20 minutes outside the city to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve to explore southern Louisiana swamplands during your New Orleans cruise. Airboat and sightseeing boat tours offer an up-close look at vast wetlands, plus its local residents— alligators, turtles and snakes included.

Sugar sprinkled beignets, treats found in New Orleans

LOCAL CUISINE

New Orleans is world-renowned for its seafood and spicy Creole flavors. Here they eat sugar-sprinkled beignets for breakfast. Lunch means fried seafood po’ boys and meaty muffulettas. Gumbo, jambalaya and boiled crawfish are savory dinner options— and you must try an authentic NOLA sno-ball for dessert. “America’s first cocktail”, the bourbon-based Sazerac, was also created here.

SHOPPING

Magazine Street spans six miles of boutiques and antique shops. Cruise from New Orleans and pick up fine art and funky works in the galleries along Royal Street in the French Quarter. And with six blocks of shops, the French Market is your best bet for Louisiana cookbooks and hand-painted items displaying the city’s fleur-de-lis emblem.

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