Our departure port of Miami has an amazing medley of cultures and flashy urban settings, which make it a scene to be seen. Before we set sail, there is much to explore with the trendy Art Deco district of South Beach, Calle Ocho in Little Havana, the super-upscale neighborhoods of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. Take a trip on the unique ecosystem of the Everglades and the airboat adventure, where prehistoric creatures like alligators and crocodiles lurk along ‘The River Of Grass’… the perfect start before stepping aboard.
“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.
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.