Wed 19 Jun FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 4:00PM Docked
Thu 20 Jun HAVANA, CUBA 11:00AM 0:00AM Docked
Fri 21 Jun HAVANA, CUBA 0:00AM 5:30AM Docked
Sat 22 Jun COZUMEL, MEXICO 8:00AM 5:00PM Docked
Sun 23 Jun CRUISING 0:00AM 0:00AM Cruising
Mon 24 Jun FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 7:00AM Docked
A city trapped in time, Havana captures the imagination like no other. Faded glamour meets careful colonial-era reconstruction with a backdrop of irresistible color. Walk El Malecón, the walkway bordering the ocean; visit Old Havana and the Catedral de San Cristóbal; and listen for salsa music, open-air bazaars and parties that last all night. Cuba is famously replete with vintage American cars, (link sends e-mail) which local owners have kept in remarkably good condition for decades. Havana was once a premier Caribbean hang-out for celebrities looking to get tipsy. During prohibition, big-name folks like John Wayne and Clark Gable used to come to the city in search of legal libations. They frequented an aptly named spot, Sloppy Joe’s, which is still around today. The Museum of the Revolution is housed in a remarkable building. It was originally designed for the provincial government, was finished in the 1920s as the presidential palace, and now functions as a museum. In other words, the building itself is full of interesting stories and was a site of revolutionary acts. As for what artifacts can be found inside it, the list is long and, for some, of great interest. Formally known as Avenida de Maceo, the Malecón (a bayfront road/walkway) stretches five miles along the coastline of Havana.
Starting at the Havana Harbor, it moves through Old Havana, crosses along the north end of Centro Havana, and ends up in the neighborhood of Vedado. The Malecón includes a roadway, seawall, and wide esplanade for pedestrians. In Havana, this is an extremely popular spot for all sorts of people, including lovers, families, revelers, and fishermen alike. The most active part of the street is where it meets 23rd Street in Vedado, a rather modern part of the city that is bustling with nightlife options. By and large, Cubans are excellent and enthusiastic dancers, and the salsa isn’t the only show in town. There’s the also the rumba, the cha-cha-cha, the mambo, and many more. Even for those who aren’t already proficient in shaking their groove thing, taking Cuban dance classes can be a really fun experience. Once you have the basic steps down, it’ll be time to hit the clubs. Casa de la Musica offers matinee performances starting at 6:00 pm. The legendary Buena Vista Social Club is still alive and kicking. Jardines del 1830 also has a fantastic space, and El Sauce is the largest music/dance venue Havana has to offer.
Get ready for adventure, mi amor. Hop in a jeep, zoom over to the shore and take a plunge into the ocean. Don't feel like plunging? Check out the amazing shopping! How about all the great resorts you can hang at for the day? scuba? snorkel? How about exploring the awesome ancient Mayan ruins? From ancient sights to modern fun, the options are almost limitless!
Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas is the perfect ship for three- and four-night cruises. There's enough to do to keep you busy during your single sea day, but nowhere near enough to feel like you've missed out on anything.
The vibe on the ship depends very much on the time of year -- quiet and sedate on early-in-the-year sailings, to full-on party ship during spring break, to family amusement park in the summer. There's also a strong Latin showing at any time of year as the ship tends to be popular with Spanish-speaking Florida residents, so venues are consistently lively, particularly the popular Boleros Latin lounge, which was a hit night after night; from the salsa dancing, you could tell the crowd knew what it was doing.
From the poolside movie screen and the cool serenity of Vitality Spa℠, to the winning thrills of an expanded Casino Royale℠. This is the ultimate getaway for the work-hard-play-hard mentality.
Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. The staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action the ships are known for. From their spectacular views to deluxe amenities, a stay with Royal is like nothing at sea.