Caribbean Sea Adventure

Join us for an exciting cruise adventure from New York City to the tropical paradises of the Caribbean and Central America. Visit historic cities, relax on sandy beaches, snorkel in crystal-clear waters and spot diverse wildlife. This expedition cruise calls on seven different countries to discover unforgettable tropical beauty.

  • Sail from New York City and explore the best of the Caribbean coast
  • Enjoy the highlights of seven different countries in one voyage
  • Visit tropical island paradises and relax on delightful sandy beaches
  • Discover rich local cultures and traditions
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Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the purest and most remote waters of the world. As with all expeditions, nature prevails. Safety is always our top priority. We continuously evaluate our cruises to adapt to unexpected weather, ice and sea conditions, and exciting nature opportunities. That’s why we call it an expedition.

Departure September 25, 2020

Departs from New York, USA
Overview

Seven Lands, One Voyage

Join us on an extensive Caribbean cruise that takes you to seven countries in North and Central America: the USA, Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.

Starting in the non-stop energy of New York City, we head to Charleston, South Carolina, considered one of America’s greatest historic treasures, before stopping at the laid-back city of Key West, Florida, renowned for its coral reefs and quaint pastel-tinted houses.

We sail further south to experience some of the remote islands of the Caribbean. Visit Isla de Providencia, Corn Island and San Andrés, where you can relax at the beach, snorkel among stunning tropical fish, experience Creole traditions and enjoy the Caribbean live-and-let-live lifestyle.

Ocean Serenity and Wildlife

This far-ranging Caribbean and Central America cruise additionally offers relaxing days at sea to spend at your leisure. Join in on lectures and other activities, or simply relax and enjoy the ship´s facilities. All along the way, the expedition team share their knowledge and inspire your curiosity and wonder. At times, our expedition ship will be escorted by seabirds, and other times by playful dolphins.

Our adventure ends in colorful Puerto Limón, Costa Rica.

Day 1: New York

The Big Apple

Embarkation

Our expedition voyage starts in energetic, one-of-a-kind New York City in beautiful autumn colors. Spend some time enjoying all that Manhattan has to offer before embarking on MS Fram. Join us on deck as we sail past the Statue of Liberty. 

Day 2-3: At sea

Lectures and Legends

Days at sea are yours to enjoy. The expedition team will start its series of introductory lectures about history, biology and life in the ocean. Enjoy the ship’s onboard facilities and go out on deck to spot marine wildlife and sea birds guiding our vessel.

Day 4: Charleston, USA

Historic Treasure

Full Day

Charleston is considered one of Americas greatest historic treasures.  With cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and the elegant French Quarter, the city is ideal to explore on foot. Stroll the magnificent Battery promenade and Waterfront Park. Explore the historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.

Day 5: At sea
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Photo: Andrea Klaussner Photo

Learning and Relaxing

Spend time on deck as we head south and feel the air getting warmer and warmer. Enjoy the serenity of sea days. Listen in as our experienced lecturers share their extensive knowledge and meet our expedition team outside on deck to spot marine wildlife and sea birds.

Day 6: Key West, USA

Hemmingway and Caribbean Villas

Half Day

The southernmost island in the Florida Keys and only 90 miles from Cuba. This laid-back town is perfect for a day of exploration. Stroll amidst 19th century architecture in Old Town, visit the Ernest Hemmingway House Museum, or cool off with a drink at famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar.

Day 7: At sea
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Photo: Andrea Klaussner Photo

Serenity at Sea

Our expedition team continues its lecture program, sharing their vast knowledge and experiences and letting you know about plans for the exciting days ahead.

Day 8: Cozumel, Mexico

Mayan Ruins, Beaches and Turquoise Seas

Full Day

Visit San Miguel de Cozumel and spend the day ashore in this lively island town enjoying the restaurants, cafes and nearby beaches. Discover the island at your own pace or join one of the offered optional excursions.

Day 9: Isla de Útila

Reefs, Research and Reptiles

Half Day

Known for its coral reefs and dive sites, Útila is the smallest of the Honduras Bay Islands. We go ashore in Útila Town, the island´s only settlement. Relax in town, visit the Iguana Research & Breeding Station to see local species or enjoy some of the nearby beaches.

Day 10: At sea

Learning and Relaxing

Enjoy a pleasant day at sea as we make our way further south. The expedition team will recap the voyage so far and prepare you for the next days of tropical island experiences. Spend time on deck and watch for birds and other wildlife following us on our travels. 

Day 11: Isla de Providencia, Colombia

Remote Tropical Paradise

Full Day

Providencia is an unspoiled tropical island with traditions that have remained intact. You still hear English Creole spoken here. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, lovely sandy beaches, friendly locals, and a gorgeous sunset before we set sail late in the evening.

Day 12: San Andrés Island, Colombia

Days of Adventure

Full Day

Another day in paradise awaits. Explore some of San Andrés Island’s natural attractions at your leisure or join one of the optional activities of the day.

Day 13: Corn Island, Nicaragua

Lobster and Jungle

Full Day

The Creole inhabitants of Great Corn Island live in colorful wooden houses and earn most of their income from lobster fishing. Enjoy splendid white sand beaches, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, or hike up Mount Pleasant Hill for a view of the entire island.

Day 14: Bocas del Toro, Panama

Island Style

Full Day

We round up our extensive tropical cruise by calling on Bocas del Toro, an archipelago of cays and thousands of islets. Bocas is brimming with sandy beaches and is called the “Galápagos of the Caribbean” because it is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.  

Day 15: Puerto Limón / San José, Costa Rica

Colorful Puerto

Disembarkation & Overnight Stay

Puerto Limón features fascinating architecture and vibrant open-air marketplaces. The central market is the place to go to buy everything from carved wood items to traditional souvenirs. After disembarkation, we transfer you to San José for your overnight stay. On the way, enjoy a fascinating excursion to Tortuguero Canal.

Day 16: San José, Costa Rica

End of the Expedition

Today your expedition comes to an end. If you’d like to extend your stay in Costa Rica, we recommend booking one of our post-cruise Land Adventures to visit, for example, beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park.

Arrival October 10, 2020

Location San José, Costa Rica
What's included

INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice  
  • Transfer from ship in Puerto Limón to hotel in San José, including lunch and an excursion
  • One hotel night in San José after the voyage, including breakfast

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE

  • rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team  
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the regions we sail through 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities 

ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • farewell event  

PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT

  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests) 
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track 
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected   

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • International flights  
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group adventures with our expedition team such as kayaking (availability pending weather conditions and safety)
  • Travel protection plan
  • Luggage handling  

NOTES:

Life on board

Your Ship: MS Fram

MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages.

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