There’s never been a better time to go to the Caribbean. If palm trees and sun-kissed beaches weren’t enough to lure you away from the dead of winter and the pressure of Valentine’s Day (Did I say pressure? I meant delight!), then check this out: Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a 7-night sailing on February 21, aboard the Norwegian Spirit, starting from just $509 (originally $1,399).
After sailing south from New Orleans and spending day two catching sunny rays in the Gulf of Mexico, the Spirit ventures into the port of Costa Maya, a quaint village with all the perks of a modern city, including restaurants, bars, and shops. Next, the vessel arrives in Santo Tomas Bay in Guatemala – a rare, beautiful, and relatively new cruise-ship destination (since 2004), possessing many undisturbed Mayan artifacts. After Guatemala, the ship makes a stop in Belize City, allowing willing passengers to zip-line through jungles and scuba dive in its reef-spackled waters. The last hurrah before returning to New Orleans is Cozumel, located on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The epitome of eco-tourism, Cozumel features miles of sugary-sand beaches, preserved natural resources, and locally sustained restaurants.
To book, call 800-338-4962, or sign up for free at www.vacationstogo.com to view the details of this cruise.