WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE & TOUR
Embark on a luxury journey on a revolutionary new ship that is poised to change the cruising experience.
Start with an overnight in Fort Lauderdale at the Hotel Morrison, a boutique style service hotel located in the heart of historic Dania Beach. Then board your seven-night luxury cruise onboard the Celebrity Edge sailing on a Western Caribbean voyage to Key West in Florida, Costa Maya, Cozumel in Mexico and George Town in the Cayman Islands. With an incredible ship designed to highlight the destinations, Celebrity have decided to start in the corner of the world so often referred to as ‘paradise’ – the Caribbean.
Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Key West - Mexico: Puerto Costa Maya, Cozumel - Grand Cayman: George Town
* Roundtrip airfare
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass
• Fort Lauderdale: one night 3.5-star hotel accommodation with breakfast
• Celebrity cruise: seven nights sailing onboard the Celebrity Edge with meals (onboard the cruise only)
• Merit Travel tour host**
• All transfers, taxes and gratuities***
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Group size: 30 maximum
8 night cruise & tour onboard Celebrity Edge
Departs: Nov. 23, 2019
Toronto - $2,995* p.p.
Vancouver - $3,495* p.p.
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DAY 1 | Nov. 23, 2019 | Toronto/Vancouver - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Board your flight to Fort Lauderdale. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel.
Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. The city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to visit.
Accommodation at Hotel Morrison (1 night)
DAY 2 | Nov. 24, 2019 | Fort Lauderdale, FL (B, D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Your morning is at leisure to enjoy the resort facilities or explore the local area. The Hotel is around an 11-minute walk from Gallery of Amazing Things and 1.5 km from the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Museum. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Boomers, Dania Beach Hurricane and Frost Park.
In the afternoon transfer to the cruise terminal and board your Celebrity cruise.
Cruise departs 3:30 p.m.
Accommodation onboard Celebrity Edge (7 nights)
Below is information on your cruise itinerary and ports of call you will be visiting. Shore excursions are not included. Meals (B, L, D) and prepaid gratuities are included onboard the cruise.
DAY 3 | Nov. 25, 2019 | Key West, FL (B, L, D)
Arrive 7:00 a.m. Depart 5:00 p.m.
Key West is the southernmost point in the Continental United States and has a tropical climate, tantalizing blue water, and laid-back island ambiance.
Capture Key West and let Key West capture you-with beautiful beaches, delicious dining and fantastic fishing. Breath-taking dives are offered just miles off shore or immerse yourself in the attractions and historical sites. A visit to Key West will grab the interest of both the young and old, the energetic and laid-back, the water lovers and land loungers. Ride the Conch Train's wheels or walk the streets to see all Key West has to offer.
Experience Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Key West Lighthouse, and the way life was for famous former Key West residents Ernest Hemmingway and John James Audubon in their historical island homes.
Old Town is the location of many popular Key West sites and attractions. Duval Street is in the heart of Old Town and home to some favorite Key West drinking establishments like Sloppy Joes, Hog's Breath Saloon and Jimmy Buffetts’ Margaritaville Cafe.
DAY 4 | Nov. 26, 2019 | At sea (B, L, D)
Enjoy the amenities onboard your cruise ship as you cruise at sea.
DAY 5 | Nov. 27, 2019 | Costa Maya, Mexico (B, L, D)
Arrive 8:00 a.m. Depart 5:00 p.m.
Built around the enigmatic culture of the ancient Maya, and the rich jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, travelers enjoy sapphire blue seas, emerald green jungles, and a gamut of experiences. Try diving shipwrecks in Chinchorro Banks or floating down calm rivers at the helm of your own kayak. Explore newly unearthed ruins, ancient masks of Kohunlich, Fort San Felipe, multi-coloured lagoons, and a treasure of wildlife and culture.
DAY 6 | Nov. 28, 2019 | Cozumel, Mexico (B, L, D)
Arrive 7:00 a.m. Depart 4:00 p.m.
The island of Cozumel lies just twelve miles off the Yucatan Coast, a 45-minute ferry ride from the famed Riviera Maya. Dive into the crystal blue waters of Cozumel and discover why Jacques Cousteau claimed it to be the best diving area in the world. Palancar Reef, the second largest in the world, provides an incredible diversity of species, stunning sites and visibility of at least 150 feet. Whether you're a firsttime snorkeler or an experienced diver, the intricate coral reefs and teems of painted fish will amaze you!
DAY 7 | Nov. 29, 2019 | Grand Cayman (George Town) (B, L, D)
Arrive 10:00 a.m. Depart 6:00 p.m.
Grand Cayman attracts most Cayman tourists, most of whom flock to Seven Mile Beach. Divers see abundant marine life. Gentle stingrays cluster at Stingray City. Rum Point serves up cinnamon rum punch. Spend an entire day floating in clear azure waters. At dawn, head out on a dive boat or tan on Seven Mile Beach.
Check out underwater sights without getting wet on a 100-foot descent on Atlantis Submarine or an 800-foot descent in a twoperson sub to a shipwreck. Head to Hell, with its velour-clad devil, before zipping over to Turtle Farm.
Grand Cayman's sparsely populated East End is refreshing with long stretches of rocky coast. The oldest island structure is a castle rumored to have been built by pirates two centuries ago in Savannah.
If you prefer to browse and window shop Harborside George Town will tempt you, or relax with a refreshing beverage at Lone Star Bar & Grill or My Bar on the shores of Sunset House.
DAY 8 | Nov. 30, 2019 | At sea (B, L, D)
Enjoy the amenities onboard your cruise ship as you cruise at sea.
DAY 9 | Dec. 1, 2019 | Fort Lauderdale - Toronto/Vancouver (B)
Arrive 7:00 a.m.
After breakfast, disembark your cruise and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
*CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Based on an interior stateroom cat. 11 or similar. Single supplement: $1,100. Upgrade to an ocean view stateroom cat. 07 or similar: $370. Upgrade to a balcony stateroom cat. E1 or similar: $1,100. Upgrade to a cat. C2 concierge class stateroom: $1,400. Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 16 passengers required for a Merit Travel tour host. ***Gratuities are included onboard the cruise. Shore excursions not included.
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