DAY 1 | Departs 4:00 PM | Welcome to Galveston Texas
Welcome aboard Vision of the Seas – Galveston has a way of enticing visitors to linger longer. A delightful destination, this island offers sandy beaches, boutiques, and top-notch dining. Take a carriage ride through the Historic District or wander the Strand District.
DAY 2 | Cruising
Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside. Our ships boast a sea of vacation possibilities for every guest. Like the chance to learn Italian, salsa dancing, or the recipe for a perfect martini. To conquer the rock climbing wall and ice skate on the equator. Or slow things down with a hot stone massage and duty-free designer shopping. See, do and learn more at sea than you ever thought possible.
DAY 3 | Arrives 8:00 AM | Departs 6:00 PM | Port of Call: Yucatan, Mexico
Founded in 1872 by Juan Miguel Castro, Progreso is situated on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Yucatan. Heavily influenced by the Mayan culture, Progreso enjoys a simple and laid-back lifestyle. This small and humble fisherman’s town is the place to explore the “unspoiled” side of Mexico.
DAY 4 | Cruising
Onboard, dining is about more than just food. Think ambiance, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savor.
DAY 5 | Arrives 7:00 AM | Port of Arrival: Galveston, Texas
Galveston has a way of enticing visitors to linger longer. A delightful destination, this island offers sandy beaches, boutiques, and top-notch dining. Take a carriage ride through the Historic District or wander the Strand District.
The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands with a population of just over 117,000. Maui has a thriving tourism industry and is one of the most popular islands to visit, featuring alluring attractions like the massive Haleakala volcano, the bustling whaler village of Lahaina, the magnificent humpback whales, the infamous stretch of road to Hana and its numerous family-friendly resorts and inviting white-sand beaches. Maui is also the largest island in Maui County, which is comprised of three other islands: Lana`i, Kaho`olawe, and Moloka`i.
TOP ISLAND PICKS
The road to Hana – A meandering drive on the road to Hana, a classic Hawaiian small town, is full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and breathtaking island views.
Pools of Oheo – A series of seven beautiful pools fed by waterfalls.
Haleakala National Park – Go on an excursion to the “House of the Sun”, an active but non-erupting volcano.
Molokini – A small island just off the southern coast of Maui creates a paradise for snorkelers and divers looking for beautiful coral and tropical fish.
Whale watching – Calm, clear, shallow waters create the perfect environment to attract whales during the winter season (December – May). Visitors will find a variety of options for whale watching experiences departing from Lahaina which can be followed by a visit to the town’s shops, art galleries, and restaurants.
Go to a luau – Rich with Hawaiian history, the shores of Maui are the perfect setting to experience a traditional luau, including the main course cooked in the earth accompanied by live music and a hula dance sharing Hawaii’s stories.
Golfer’s paradise – With 14 courses to choose from and several options falling onto various best course lists, golfers can tee off near ancient lava flows, palms trees or an ocean mist.
Upcountry – Paniolos, also known as Hawaiian cowboys, spent their time in the small Upcountry town of Makawao, where you’ll find famous cream puffs at T. Komoda Store in addition to other boutiques and galleries. While in Upcountry, make a stop at Maui Wine for a tour and tasting – we recommend the pineapple wine.
Home to the world’s tallest mountain and the world’s most active volcano, Hawaii is an island of extremes and superlatives. Where else can you go skiing on a mountain top in the morning and snorkel in a tropical sea in the afternoon? The southernmost island in the Hawaiian archipelago, the Big Island is also the largest island in the chain — bigger than all of the other islands put together — and is the largest island in the United States. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the state’s most popular attraction, which is pretty impressive considering just how many attractions Hawaii boasts.
Whether you explore the desert-like Kona coast or the lush emerald rainforests of Hilo, the laid-back Upcountry around Waimea or the glitzy resorts of the Gold Coast, the Big Island’s many facets offer something for everyone. Hawaii is also the heart of Hawaiian history and culture, the seat of power for Pai`ea Kamehameha (or Kamehameha the Great), the legendary Hawaiian king who united the islands under his rule. A land of coral and lava, of fire and snow, the Big Island is awesome in its rich natural beauty and offers a dazzling array of vacation options.
The beautiful beaches and lush mountain rainforests that make up Hawaii’s awe-inspiring scenery are the ideal backdrops for a destination wedding. Even the flowers that call Hawaii home &mdash hibiscus, orchids, birds of paradise, plumiera, jasmine – can add to a picture-perfect Hawaiian wedding. A reception hosted at a luau, a traditional Hawaiian celebration featuring local food, music, and dancing, will provide guests with an incredibly memorable and authentic Hawaiian experience
TOP ISLAND PICKS
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It offers visitors a chance to watch the lava flow meet the sea. Walk through a 500-year-old lava cave known as the Thurston Lava Tube to find a beautiful rainforest awaiting your arrival at the end.
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site – Part of the National Park System, this site is the location of the largest heiau, or Hawaiian temple, in Hawaii. This heiau is dedicated to the god of war, Kukailimoku, and was meant to support his efforts in creating a united Hawaii islands.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach – It is exactly as you imagine, a unique black sand beach lining the shore before you hit the lush green palm trees. You’ll find this wondrous sight just south of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Hilo – In downtown Hilo you will find art galleries, shopping, and restaurants that make you feel as though you’ve taken a step back in time, walking through a plethora of storefronts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park – Once served as a sacred refuge for Hawaiians who broke the law, and making it to the refuge for a special ceremony was the only way to avoid being put to death. The park is set on a lava rock shore and features a Great Wall, wooden gods and a sacred temple set among the fishponds.
Stargazing – Where better to view the beauty of the skies than the tallest sea mountain in the world, where the elevation and clear air create an ideal location to experience the stars. Pack your cold weather gear as you will find Maunakea’s peaks are snowcapped in the winter. Those not inclined to tackle the high altitude can visit the Imiloa Astronomy Center which features learning opportunities and a large planetarium.
Makana is the Hawaiian word for gift. At the renewed Sheraton Kona, it is through makana that guests are connecting with all there is to experience in a vacation on Hawaii, the Big Island. Whether island adventure or romantic, travelers find themselves in the perfect location at this 22-acre oceanfront resort adjacent to the natural aquatic playground of Keauhou Bay. To the splendor of the island, Sheraton Kona adds complimentary cultural activities, island-inspired dining, a multi-level pool and slide, a healing spa, romantic bayside wedding gardens and chapel, shopping and the largest array of meeting space on the Kona coast.
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca is located on the shore of the Cocle beach in Panama. Its exclusive service and complete facilities offer a variety of activities, sports, and entertainment to all clients, making each stay a wonderful vacation with family and friends.
In the hotel, you will find a different buffet and thematic restaurants to taste delicious Panamanian gastronomy, a refreshing swimming pool, and one gym in order to maintain the rhythm during your vacation. Throughout the day you will be able to join different activities with our team.
You will be able to dance, to sing, do some aqua gym, volleyball… and the children will find Riuland. At night you will enjoy the shows, live music, and the discotheque; or perhaps just enjoy a cocktail under the moonlight. Come to Coclé Beach and enjoy relaxing days in Hotel Riu Playa Blanca.
The Hotel Riu Plaza Panama stands at the heart of the financial center of Panama City, very close to many banks, boutiques and shopping malls.
Its 645 rooms, some with breathtaking views over the city, will please both the business and leisure traveler.
The hotel is situated very close to the very best Panama City has to offer in terms of culture and entertainment: shops, restaurants, bars and museums.
Business, culture, and leisure come together in Panama City, a metropolis that is as dynamic as it is interesting, where tourists coincide with businessmen. Under the tropical sun, the streets and people of Panama City from a unique contrast within Latin America.
Colonial districts rise up alongside imposing skyscrapers; and all along the impressive Panama Canal tropical forests are preserved, with one of the highest concentrations of bird life in the world.
The Latin atmosphere dominates the night, but society here is comprised of a melting-pot of cultures, drawn by the commercial magnetism of this place, a shopping paradise.