Today we go to another very popular cruise destination – Western Caribbean. Many cruise lines have sailings to the Western Caribbean with stops in Key West, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize and Jamaica. You can cruise from embarkation ports throughout Florida but also from the Gulf Coast in New Orleans and Galveston. From the western side of Florida and the Gulf Coast, sailings can be as short as 4 nights for this cruise usually with stops only at Cozumel or Grand Cayman. The most popular cruise length for this itinerary is a 7 night cruise.
The atmosphere on a Western Caribbean cruise is different than the Eastern Caribbean. While the Eastern Caribbean is more tropical, the Western is a little more arid until you get further south. Shore excursions on this itinerary can take you to beaches and snorkeling but you can also visit Mayan Ruins at many of the ports of call. In Grand Cayman you can do everything from snorkeling and kissing a stingray to going to Hell or a turtle farm.
For the eighth day of ToaDmas, we are going to go on a Western Caribbean sailing with Royal Caribbean on Oasis of the Seas. We visited this ship in September and found out first-hand how much she has to offer. There are many entertainment options, dining venues and sports activities for everyone. You can even take in a water theater show or ice show in the same night! This ship is a small city of its own. Zipline, rock climb or even learn how to surf, you can do it all on Oasis of the Seas.
There is a wide variety of room types on this ship. Of course there is the usual inside, ocean view, balcony and suite, but on Oasis of the Seas, you can also get a Boardwalk or Central Park view with either a window or a balcony, numerous family suites with different views and even a loft!
For pricing purposes, we selected the Cruisin’ with ToaD sailing on April 27, 2013. Pricing starts from just $829 per person plus tax for a large interior room. For two adults in a Central Park View with balcony (category C2), the total price would be $2267.74. A deposit of $500 would hold the room until February 11, 2013. All payments would be fully refundable until that date.
Won’t you join us?