Ft Lauderdale, FL
Either before or after you have the time of your life on your cruise, you can discover all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Capture the sights of the Everglades, an expanse of swampland known for natural beauty and abundant wildlife, on a unique airboat; and witness the exotic wildlife of birds, fish and the infamous alligators. Experience the highlights of the newly designed beaches and cafes, including the Arts & Sciences District; stroll the historic Riverwalk; and shop the luxurious stores and boutiques on Las Olas Boulevard.
Located in the Southern Caribbean, outside the hurricane belt, Curacao enjoys a year-round 84º temperature and over 35 spectacular beaches tucked into coves and expansive coral reefs. The capital, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its brightly-colored colonial architecture and the floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site. Whether you’re roaming iconic Willemstad, lively Mambo Beach or adventurous Westpunt, Curaçao combines urban and outdoor life like no other island.
“Bonbini!” (“Welcome,” in Papiamento, Aruba’s native language) to this tiny, 70-square mile island nestled in the warm southern Caribbean. Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and, together with Bonaire and Curacao, forms a group known as the ABC Islands. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate, consistently receiving the least rainfall in the southern Caribbean. It is also located outside the Hurricane Belt, so guests can expect excellent weather no matter what time of year they visit. Aruba has long been known as one of the best shore diving and snorkeling destinations in the world due to its easily accessible and plentiful coral reefs. Whether you are visiting to relax or seek adventure, Aruba is the perfect destination.
Key West, FL
Key West is the southernmost point of the United States, the end of a string of islands and keys out into the beautiful blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The water and the climate of “The Conch Republic” have been drawing visitors for centuries, from Ponce de Leon to Harry Truman to writers like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. Enjoy a stroll down lively Duval Street with its assortment of bars, restaurants and unique shops. Visit Mallory Square and see an array of amazing magicians, musicians and street performers. Area highlights for cruise visitors include the Ernest Hemingway House (full of many-toed cats), McCoy Indigenous Park (full of rescued marine animals), and numerous local beaches (full of vitamin D).