Cruising allows passengers to sample beaches and other major attractions in different countries for a fraction of what it would cost to visit each destination individually – especially in the Caribbean. Carnival Cruise Line has a seven-day itinerary for travelers itching to sail through the shimmering Caribbean Sea waters while keeping their wallets intact – for just $499.
Departing from Miami on March 21, Carnival Valor will soak up the sun in the Western Caribbean, and, after a spending a day at sea, call on Georgetown in Grand Cayman. Here, passengers can disembark and frolic in the crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful aquatic wildlife. The following day, Carnival Valor arrives in Roatan, Honduras – a stunning port within easy reach of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. The vessel then sails to pristine Belize City, where guests can participate in a number of water-oriented activities such as snorkeling. And, before returning to Miami, the ship makes a pit-stop in serene Cozumel, Mexico.
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About the Carnival Valor: Launched in 2004 (and recently refurbished), Valor houses two dining rooms (plus a half-dozen buffets, delis, and supper clubs), five pools, a spacious casino, as well as 14 bars and lounges.
For the kids, Carnival Valor offers free activities everything from toddler tumbling to teen dance-offs, and Club O2 organizes dances, movies, and shore excursions for 15- to 17-year-olds. Facilities include the 4,200-square-foot Camp Carnival playroom, a computer lab, and the Caboose, which is a 1,800-square-foot arcade and dance club for teens.