Sounds of the South Tour & Caribbean fm New Orleans, 18 September 2019 (19 nights)

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Tastes & Sounds of the South Escorted Tour

Ship:
Carnival Glory
Line:
Carnival
Departure:
New Orleans
Depart Date:
18th September 2019
Duration:
19 nights | View itinerary
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Escorted Tour
    Selected Meals
    Included Home Pick-up within 150 miles of UK Airport
  • Elvis's Graceland Tour
    Studio B
    2 Nt Stay New Orleans
  • Overseas Transfers &
    Return UK Flights
  • Regional Flights Available at a Supplement 
  • Hotel Included
Inside from
£3,799 pp
Outside from
£3,899 pp
Balcony from
£3,999 pp
Suite from
£4,399 pp
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Cruise Id: 183598

Holiday Features

 Tastes and Sounds of the South Escorted Tour
  • 9 Nts Tour: Nashville, Memphis, Graceland, Natchez, Oak Alley, New Orleans
  • Home Pick-up within 150 Miles of UK Mainland Airport
  • 9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • 2 Nt Pre Cruise stay New Orleans
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Return UK Flights
 
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Nashville
2 Nashville - Sightseeing
3 Nashville
4 Nashville - Memphis
5 Gracelands Tour
6 Memphis - Natchez
7 Natchez - New Orleans
8 New Orleans - Sightseeing
9 New Orleans
10-11 New Orleans Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
12 New Orleans
New Orleans
With its atmospheric French Quarter, New Orleans oozes character quite unlike any other American city or cruise port. It is the sort of place where anything seems to go – that is why Americans love to call it the “Big Easy”.
PM
13-14 At Sea
15 Roatan Island
Roatan Island
Roatan, Honduras is a small island only two miles wide at its widest and about 35 miles long. It is a tropical island with all the vegetation one would expect. The main town of Coxen Hole is considered to be poor by most visitors, but its population is quite happy and content. One notices that many of its residents are of Caribbean island decent rather than Hispanic. Roatan is blessed with numerous beaches of a fabulous quality, and nowhere on the island are they more beautiful than on the West End.
AM PM
16 Belize City
Belize City
An eco-tourist's paradise. Offshore, friendly stingrays glide over the second longest barrier reef in the world; inland, brilliant butterflies loop through steamy jungles.
AM PM
17 Cozumel
Cozumel
This Mexican paradise will delight you with its ivory beaches, swaying palms and coral reefs. You can stroll along the oceanfront promenade of San Miguel, or explore the magnificent Mayan ruins of Tulum.
AM PM
18 At Sea
19 New Orleans
New Orleans
With its atmospheric French Quarter, New Orleans oozes character quite unlike any other American city or cruise port. It is the sort of place where anything seems to go – that is why Americans love to call it the “Big Easy”.
AM
19 Fly New Orleans/UK
20 Arrive in UK

Southern Sounds Escorted Land Tour

Southern Sounds Escorted Tour

Included on your escorted tour

All travel by air conditioned luxury coach

Services of a Tour Director

Accommodation in a twin bedded room with private facilities

Admissions as shown in the itinerary

State and Local Taxes

Porterage (1 bag) 

Day 1 of Land Tour – Nashville

Discover the heart of America's Music City on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the sounds of the South. Arrive in Nashville and transfer your hotel, Renaissance Nashville. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2 of Land Tour – Nashville Sightseeing

Today, head first to RCA's Studio B and discover the legends of Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Roy Orbison. Take a cultural insight into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a discussion and private performance of original and popular Cash tunes with Johnny and June's son, John Carter Cash (or another family member). Your acoustic journey continues with a visit to the World Famous Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See Elvis' Solid Gold Cadillac limousine and Jim Reeves' tuxedo jacket-an extraordinary collection of memorabilia on display to admire. There will be time to discover Nashville on a choice of sightseeing experiences, either the Johnny Cash Museum or the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.(B)

Day 3 of Land Tour – Nashville at Leisure & Sightseeing

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Nashville at your pace. Perhaps amble through Broadway’s honky-tonk scene or perhaps enjoy the flavours of home grown hot chicken and biscuits. Tonight the sounds of country music will the air as you head to the Grand Ole Opry to watch a performance of America’s longest running live radio programme. (B)

Day 4 of Land Tour – Nashville – Memphis

Travel along the vast Mississippi Delta and head for the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Memphis. Discover the sounds of the Blues on the must not be missed, Beale Street. Join a local specialist and musician to learn about Beale Street’s fame. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the former Lorraine Hotel, where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot in 1968. Today it is incorporated in the National Civil Rights Museum and is a cultural insight into the challenges faced in getting Civil Rights introduced to America. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Your hotel for the next two nights is at the Sheraton Memphis.(B)

Day 5 of Land Tour – Graceland Excursion

See one of the most popular attractions and places of worship for Elvis Presley fans and tourists alike. Today, visit Graceland, the home that Elvis Presley. He lived here until his untimely death and is a fitting tribute to the man who changed the face of American popular music and culture forever. You will see Graceland's Jungle room, squash courts and see his actual costumes and gold records. The culminates around the graves of Elvis and family. Fans from all over the world leave floral tributes around the paths and it is a very sombre experience. Later, visit Sun Studios, whose aim was to capture the raw energy of Beale Street, recording the first Rock 'n' Roll single in 1951. This evening, take Your Choice in a dining experience and choose from a selection of local eateries.(B,D)

Day 6 of Land Tour – Memphis – Natchez

This morning, start with a visit to the legendary Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum before travelling to the city of Natchez. Here there is the perfect spot for leisurely exploration of Southern history and hospitality, Experience a reception at the private residence of Joe Stone. His gracious 1850s home features a collection of rare maps, a billiards hall and ornamental glasswork. Joe will perform on his 1903 Steinway piano and delves into the inspiration behind each piece of music before you are free to tour this expansive collection. Head over to the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef once named one of the Top 20 female chefs in America by USA Today, to enjoy a traditional four-course Deep South dinner with wine. Accommodation tonight is at Natchez Grand.(B,D)

Day 7 of Land Tour – Natchez – Oak Alley – New Orleans

Today, join costumed local specialists and discover the Mississippi Delta's cotton plantation heritage that produces over 900 bales of white gold each day. Explore the slave customs, secret music and an authentically reconstructed 19th century plantation at Frogmore Plantation and Gins, before meandering through the charming Louisiana countryside to Oak Alley Plantation, along a quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old oak trees, overlooking the sleepy Mississippi River. This evening enjoy a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking before having a regional meal of culinary Creole creations. Accommodation for the next three nights is at Sheraton New Orleans. (B,D)

Day 8 of Land Tour – New Orleans Sightseeing and at Leisure

Let the good times roll in New Orleans today, tracing the cosmopolitan history of one of America's oldest cities with a local specialist, stopping at City Park and one of the ornate above-ground cemeteries, a unique feature of this city built on swamplands. The afternoon is at leisure to take in the laid-back vibes of The Big Easy.(B)

Day 9 of Land Tour –New Orleans at Leisure

Today is yours to explore the French, Spanish and Creole sights and sounds of New Orleans. Why not, visit Marie Laveau's Historic Voodoo Museum which traces the mysteries, legends and traditions of voodoo. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famous Court of Two Sisters.(B,D)

Day 10 of Land Tour – New Orleans

Transfer to the airport for your flight to continue to your cruise.

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Cabins on the Carnival Glory

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Customer reviews for Carnival Glory

  • Carnival Glory
  • Carnival
  • 22 Nov 2018

The pre cruise hotel stays would have been better if we had spent more time in New York and missed the South Beach stop completely. We were travelling most of the time and didn't have enough time to take in the sights that we wanted.Consequently by the time we had boarded the ship we were exhausted. Delta Airlines Comfort+ was little more than economy and didn't offer the value expected. They had our booking wrong and tried to put us in economy, and charge us for the 2nd case which we had already paid for. It was only when I was very persistent that we were given our correct seats. After a call home and my partner calling Iglu was I assured that the return journey would be sorted out. This was a concern throughout the holiday and did tinge our enjoyment. This was my fourth Carnival Cruise, The previous ones were some time ago and the first thing that I noticed was the embarkation process is much quicker and not the chaos that I experienced in the past. Unfortunately that is the only one of a very few positive changes that I saw. One more positive point was the evening meals in the dinning room were lovely, a good choice and cooked perfectly. The waiting staff were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. They remembered our names, likes and dislikes. Our cabin steward was also very good and made himself available 24/7. However the ship was shabby and our balcony was filthy. I had to use some of the towels supplied to give it a good clean just so that we felt comfortable sitting outside. Robes are no longer supplied in the staterooms which was a great inconvenience. had I known we would have taken our own. The buffet was the same menu every day of the cruise which made breakfast quite repetitive, we tried breakfast in the dinning room but the food was the same as the buffet, only we had to wait longer for it to be served. Also the buffet closed at 3:30 every day, so when returning to the ship all that was available was burger or pizza. We avoid junk food so had to order a sandwich from room service. Two of our Shore excursions were cancelled at short notice. We were refunded but no recompense offered. When we tried to book alternatives, anything decent had been fully booked. The shore excursions that we did get to go on were very expensive for what you got. We had been on an everglades tour in the past, but the one booked on the Glory was very commercialised and seemed more interested in racing the airboats rather than showing us the environment and wildlife. I would not recommend Carnival Glory for a typical cruising experience, but it would be OK as a lower class vacation so long as the prices reflected that. I will be looking at other cruise lines for the future.

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  • Carnival Glory
  • Carnival
  • 14 Apr 2014

Room was clean, bath nice size, cabin steward did an excellent job. Restaurant head waiter was very attentive. Food was not very appetizing, not alot of options. Fruits were not fresh nor presented in an appetizing fashion.  Did not like eating on deck 9, it was buffet style and was not very sanitary with all guest hovering over food. Felt like eating at a hog trough. Lay out of ship is confusing elevators were hard to catch, walked a lot of steps. Night time entertainment was pathetic, the entertainment that I would have enjoyed was always on deck 5, smoking area. I have a really bad reaction to cigarette smoke as a matter of fact my eyes were swollen from the few times I just walked through deck 5. Smoking was permitted in center of 5. We chose a room with balcony but people on either side of us were smoking so limited our use of our deck, what a waste of money! Pool area was geared for rapping music and vulgar dancing. I felt like I was on spring break at the adult pool no music for our age group (60) very unhappy with cruise. 

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Terms and Conditions

On tour: The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Holiday includes 9 nights on tour with 13 Meals: (9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners), Porterage and Restaurant Gratuities. Home pick is offered with 150 miles of your chosen airport. Excess mileage is charged at £1.80 per mile. Distance is calculated using Google.maps. Tour Director and Driver Gratuities can be pre purchased. Ask for details.

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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