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Cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana, is the birthplace of jazz and the Mardi Gras.  Don’t let the southern accents fool you!  Before boarding your luxury cruise ship and departing on your cruise from New Orleans, take a few days to explore the sights and swamps of this multi-cultural, multi-lingual slice of Americana.

Caribbean Cruises from New Orleans

Tucked away in the Gulf of Mexico, a cruise from New Orleans sails through the blue Gulf waters and enters the Caribbean Ocean.  Stop off at Key West in Florida, a hub for artists, poets and adventurers, and once the home of Ernest Hemmingway.  It has a distinctly tropical feel with palm trees and coral reefs, juxtaposed with an Old Town feel as you move away from the shoreline.  Via the Bahamas sail to a resort hideaway in Labadee, Haiti, then return to disembark at New Orleans via the white sandy beaches and waterfalls of Jamaica.

Cruises from New Orleans in the Western Caribbean begin with a two-night scenic cruise through the balmy ocean air arriving to Jamaica.  Falmouth still retains a certain charm from its British Colonial days; the Georgian architecture paints a surreal picture with bamboo rafts and horse-and-buggy rides.  Enjoy a snorkeling and nature excursion in the Cayman Islands, learning about turtles and the islands native iguanas.  Mexican Cozumel is a port of gold, originally discovered by the Conquistadors.  Shop for gold and silver in San Miguel and enjoy the coral reef snorkeling, which is said to be some of the best in the world.

Cruise from New Orleans to the Bahamas

The Bahamian Cruise from New Orleans first stops at Key West, before getting amongst the Bahamas Islands and the coastal town of Nassau.  With its prime location on the shipping route, Nassau was once the home of pirates scouring the Caribbean for hidden treasures.  It’s dangerous, colourful past is now behind it, and Nassau is a tropical haven with the greatest danger being that they forgot to put a little umbrella in your drink! 

Exclusive for you as a passenger aboard a Royal Caribbean Line cruise, visit the beautiful island of Coco Cay.  Spend a day off-ship enjoying watersports such as scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkeling, parasailing and kayaking, or simply enjoy a swim in the clear blue waters.  The island is full of natural wonders and there is opportunity to take a nature trail inland on this island that is only one mile wide, though you will think it bigger with all that Mother Nature squeezed into it!

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