Caribbean Sea - Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 2)

Caribbean Sea - Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 2)

Caribbean Sea - Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 2)

Caribbean Sea - Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 2)

Travel information 16 Days MS Fram
Departure
September 16, 2021
Price from
$ 6,199
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • See a mixture of colorful cities and beautiful remote islands around the Caribbean
  • Spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins, sharks, monkeys, and iguanas
  • Get to know the region’s rich indigenous culture as well as its colonial and pirate history
  • Enjoy onboard yoga and meditation classes with a professional instructor

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our planned itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

Caribbean Sea - Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 2)
  • Day 1
    Miami, Florida, USA

    Latin Beats

    Your expedition starts in Miami’s cocktail of cultures that blends vibes from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. The architecture features one of the greatest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. Start your trip early with an optional Pre-Program to explore more of what Miami offers.

    Day 1
    Miami, Florida, USA

    Latin Beats

  • Day 2
    Key West, USA

    Home of Hemmingway

    The southernmost island in the Florida Keys and only 87 miles from Cuba, laid-back Key West is perfect for a day of exploration. Take a stroll amid courtyards, gardens, and 19th century architecture in Old Town. Don’t forget to visit the Ernest Hemmingway House Museum.

    • Included Key West - Old Town Trolley
    Day 2
    Key West, USA

    Home of Hemmingway

  • Day 3-4
    At sea

    Serenity at Sea

    The Expedition Team will prepare you for the next few days of the expedition, which will be full of tropical island experiences. Spend time on deck and look for seabirds or other marine wildlife, or make the most of the pleasant weather with an invigorating yoga class.

    Day 3-4
    At sea

    Serenity at Sea

  • Day 5
    Belize City, Belize

    Mayan Heritage

    The cityscape here features handsome colonial houses, seaside parks, and busy shopping areas. Cross the Belize City Swing Bridge, browse art shops, or visit the museum to learn more about the country’s Mayan legacy. Join an excursion to the Lamanai temple in the surrounding jungle and look for crocodiles, fruit bats, spider monkeys, and herons.   

    Day 5
    Belize City, Belize

    Mayan Heritage

  • Day 6
    Lighthouse Reef, Belize

    Birds of Beauty at Half Moon Caye

    We land at the uninhabited Half Moon Caye island in the Lighthouse Reef, the most remote of the atolls. The island is Belize’s oldest bird sanctuary and the only nesting site in the region for red-footed boobies. It is also the country’s first marine protected area, home to endangered loggerhead, hawksbill, and green turtles.

    Day 6
    Lighthouse Reef, Belize

    Birds of Beauty at Half Moon Caye

  • Day 7
    Isla de Útila, Honduras

    Small But Stunning Island Living

    At just 8 miles long and 3 miles wide, Utila is the smallest of the Bay Islands. The town of Utila is the island´s only settlement, set on a curving bay with two short beaches. The island forms part of the second-largest barrier reef system in the world and is home to gentle whale sharks up to 20 feet long.

    Day 7
    Isla de Útila, Honduras

    Small But Stunning Island Living

  • Day 8
    Cayos Cochinos, Honduras

    The World’s Second Largest Coral Reef

    This archipelago is strictly protected and no commercial fishing is allowed. There aren’t even any roads, cars, or motorbikes. This high level of preservation has left the waters here with the healthiest and most pristine marine life in the Bay Islands. It is quite possibly the most beautiful place in all of Honduras.

    Day 8
    Cayos Cochinos, Honduras

    The World’s Second Largest Coral Reef

  • Day 9
    Trujillo

    Honduran History and Hospitality

    Easily explored on foot, Trujillo enjoys white-sand beaches and views of soaring mountains. Visit the three Garífuna fishing villages, meet the welcoming indigenous people, and try gifitti, a traditional drink. The old Fortress of Santa Barbara overlooks the bay and a museum recounts the area’s eventful history from Christopher Columbus to pirates and banana companies.

    Day 9
    Trujillo

    Honduran History and Hospitality

  • Day 10
    At sea

    Lectures and enjoying the tropical temperatures

    Join the Expedition Team for interesting lectures, learn the basics of expedition photography, and spend time out on deck enjoying the fresh sea air as you scout for wildlife. Continue your yoga routine and unwind with a guided meditation. 

    Day 10
    At sea

    Lectures and enjoying the tropical temperatures

  • Day 11
    Isla de Providencia

    ‘The Sea of Seven Colors’

    This tiny Colombian island in the Spanish Caribbean is a rare and unspoiled find off the beaten path. Tour the deserted golden beaches by buggy cart or go in search of pirate Henry Morgan’s hidden treasure. The diverse coral reefs are a primary attraction of the UNESCO’s Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, and kaleidoscopic marine life inspires the above local marine environment´s nickname of the ‘Sea of Seven Colors.’

    • Included Providencia - Cultural Show
    Day 11
    Isla de Providencia

    ‘The Sea of Seven Colors’

  • Day 12
    Corn Islands, Nicaragua

    The Caribbean’s Best-kept Secret

    Most of the local Creole population on Great Corn live in colorful wooden houses, engaging in lobster fishing. Hike up Mount Pleasant Hill for views of the coves and stunning horseshoe bays. Pristine coral reefs surround local islands, tantalizing snorkelers with the likes of barracudas, nurse sharks, hammerheads, green sea turtles, and spotted eagle rays.

    Day 12
    Corn Islands, Nicaragua

    The Caribbean’s Best-kept Secret

  • Day 13
    Bocas del Toro, Panama

    ‘Galápagos of the Caribbean’

    Bocas del Toro is a stunning archipelago brimming with deserted sandy beaches, teeming coral reefs, and lush rainforest. It is home to Panama's first National Marine Park and one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. This `Galápagos of the Caribbean´ supports wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, turtles, sloths, monkeys, and iguanas.

    Day 13
    Bocas del Toro, Panama

    ‘Galápagos of the Caribbean’

  • Day 14
    At Sea

    Science Center

    Use the Science Center’s state-of-the-art microscopes to observe the tiniest creatures in samples taken during the voyage. The Expedition Team never run out of interesting subjects to share with you that are relevant to this journey. Make sure you don’t miss today’s yoga session: Healthy body, Healthy mind. If the weather permits, we will hold our guided meditation class outside under the stars.

    Day 14
    At Sea

    Science Center

  • Day 15
    San Blas Island, Panama

    Eco-Conscious Paradise

    More than 365 keyes, islands, and reefs make up the San Blas Islands Only 49 of the islands are inhabited, exclusively by the Guna Yala indigenous people, who protect their islands by only accepting ecologically friendly tourism and shunning mass market cruise ships. Try fresh red snapper with coconut rice and a Coco-Loco drink before relaxing in a beach-side hammock.

    Day 15
    San Blas Island, Panama

    Eco-Conscious Paradise

  • Day 16
    Colón

    Entrance to the Panama Canal

    This wonderful voyage ends at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. Colón’s Canal Expansion Observation Center has viewing platforms over the locks and Gatún Lake. After saying farewell to MS Fram, add on a few extra nights with a Post-Program to explore even more.

    Day 16
    Colón

    Entrance to the Panama Canal

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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

Expedition Cruise  

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrømincluded for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities 

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center,which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes 
  • Citizen Scienceprogram allows guests to assist with current scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna, indoor gym
  • Yoga and meditation sessions with an instructor
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities 

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings 

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights 
  • Travel protection
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected 
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser
Your Ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Gross tonnage 11647
Length 114 m / 374 ft
Beam 20.2 m / 66 ft
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram honors the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology and making her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.

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Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch
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