Sounds of the South Tour & Caribbean from Orlando, 9 October 2019 (19 nights)

Ship:
Harmony of the Seas
Line:
Royal Caribbean
Depart Date:
9th October 2019
Duration:
19 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Hotel Included

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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
  • Flight New Orleans - Orlando
  • 2 Nt Pre Cruise stay Orlando
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Return UK Flights
 
  • Central Park open air area
  • Real plants, trees and grasses
  • Roman style Aquatheatre
  • Rising Tide - elevating bar!
  • Boardwalk - seaside style area
  • First ever at sea carousel
  • Zip Line - 82 feet long
  • Sauna, Jacuzzi & Steam Room
  • Kids activities from toddlers to teenagers
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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 Fly New Orleans/Orlando
10-11 Orlando Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
12 Orlando (Port Canaveral) PM
13 Cococay
Cococay
Coco Cay is Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas. This deserted island was once known as Little Stirrup Cay. Located within the Berry Island chain of the Bahamas, about 50 miles from Nassau, Coco Cay is the perfect setting for a beach adventure. Coco Cay has been recently renovated and now includes updated nature trails and Caylanas Aqua Park. Average temperatures range in the low to upper 80’s; with water temperature never below 72°.
AM PM
14 At Sea
15 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
16 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
17 Majahual, Costa Maya
Majahual, Costa Maya
Visit Costa Maya, an ancient Mayan maritime port and gateway to lush rain forests and blue lagoons. You could trek through the jungle to discover the ancient Mayan cities of Chacchoben and Kohunlich, and admire the marvellous temple adorned with magnificent stone masks. Don’t miss stunning La Palapa Beach, where you can snorkel in crystal clear waters or simply relax and soak up the sun. The local cuisine is delicious, so try Ceviche (raw conch with prawns and octopus marinated in lime juice with tomato, onion, cilantro and tostadas chips…
AM PM
18 At Sea
19 Orlando (Port Canaveral) AM
19 Fly Orlando/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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Customer reviews for Harmony of the Seas

  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 09 Sep 2019

Amazing service from Iglu from start to finish. Even with Hurricane Dorian taking place while me and my family were away, Iglu kept me informed, re-booked our flights and even arranged a complimentary airport transfer. 1000% recommend booking a Royal Carribean Cruise, The Harmony of the seas was incredible.

  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 17 Jun 2019

First class ship and holiday. Amazing service, amazing entertainment and activities, some great ports (Cococay is heaven!) and staterooms were immaculate and comfortable. I would absolutely go again in a heartbeat, and the friend I travelled with (first time cruiser) is now a major cruise convert after this lovely experience.

  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 04 Jun 2019

Ship and cruise was great. Very good overall experience. Everything well organised ie. Air travel, transfers, hotel, time spent on the ship and at ports. This was my 4th cruise with Royal Caribbean and I have always enjoyed their ships and cruises. It was my family's first cruise and they enjoyed the experience. Rating for ship 6

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