24 January 2017
It's a new day on Norwegian Dawn . . . after extensive upgrades she's practically a new ship. And on this fabulous seven night cruise, which begins and ends in the fascinating city of New Orleans, you will have the chance to experience all the upgrades first hand. Enjoy all the new dining venues and bars, great sports facilities and top rate entertainment as you sail to Mexico, Honduras and Belize with two fun packed full days at sea.
You board the Norwegian Dawn in New Orleans, Louisiana, with plenty of time to explore the 'Crescent City' before setting sail. It seems nothing can dampen the spirits where the good times roll, the jazz is cool and the food is hot. Get in on the action in the world-famous Vieux Carre, better known as the French Quarter, with its Dixieland sounds and Bourbon Street banter. Tour the charming Garden District or just stroll along the Mississippi.
The first of two days at sea on the cruise and a good time to get to know all that the Norwegian Dawn has to offer. Food and drink play a big part in any cruise and on this modern liner there are so many options for every meal. You can enjoy the authentic Mexican cantina and O'Sheehan's Neighbourhood Bar and Grill, which serves up sports highlights and pints all night, or stroll over to The Cellars, a family friendly wine bar and then pop into Sugarcane for a refreshing mojito.
Your first port of call on the cruise is Cozumel, Mexico, which has become a firm favourite for holidaymakers from all over the world. The island of Cozumel, off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkelling and diving opportunities. And despite the growth of tourism in recent years, the island and its only town, San Miguel, retain much of their original warmth and charm and are well worth visiting on your own, or on an organised tour.
Today the Norwegian Dawn docks at Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. Beautiful and unspoiled, Roatan is a peaceful, eco-tourist's dream, just 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. Teeming with marine life and home to some of the best pillar coral in the Caribbean, the pristine Honduran Reef is a diver's paradise. And the beauty of Tabyana Beach is always a sight to see. As with all destinations, plenty of tours today that can be booked on board.
Another day, another country, when you arrive at Harvest Caye, Belize, another ideal place for a spot of eco-tourism. With diverse ecology consisting of jungles, rainforests, swamps, and beautiful coral reefs, here you will find solace and adventure in the stunning landscape. You can explore Harvest Caye on your own, take one of the many organised tours, relax on a beach and soak up the sun, or stay on board the Norwegian Dawn and enjoy some of the fun activities.
Today the Norwegia Dawn arrives at Costa Maya, Mexico, and you can look forward to an action packed stay here. This coastal paradise in the Yucatan features stunning beaches with soft sand and blue skies. From Costa Mayo you can take a tour and visit ancient Mayan ruins in this region which is rich with archaeological sites. The shopping in town is also very impressive and a guide to where to go and what to buy here is available on board.
The last of your full days at sea as you cruise back to New Orleans, so make the very most of it. Relax on one of the sun decks with a good book and top up that tan, join in some of the organised entertainments, try a different dining experience, have a spa treatment and watch a top rate show. And if you are feeling lucky, why not try to win back some or all of your holiday money in Norwegian Dawn's Casino at Sea, which pays out more winnings than any other cruise line.
Today your short but action packed cruise comes to an end when the Norwegian Dawn arrives back into New Orleans. Say farewell to new found friends then see more of the sights in this famous city before heading to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey back home. There is so much to see and experience in New Orleans and it may well be worth staying on in a hotel for a few more days so you don't miss out on anything.
Inside Stateroom fr £544pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated