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Southern Belles & Caribbean Cruise

Colourful charm, local flavour - this 18 day itinerary through the South and Caribbean is remarkable. From Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale, be enchanted.

18 Day
From (AUD)
$ 10,145
  • 2017 Atlanta > Fort Lauderdale

    Tour Code:

    SBUS

    Duration:

    18 Days

    Departure City:

    Atlanta

    Return City:

    Fort Lauderdale

    Wonderful rhythms

    From the charm of America’s Deep South to the languid bliss of Caribbean island life, this is an itinerary where laidback meets easy-going.

    Explore the jewels of the southern United States, from Graceland in Memphis to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, and you’ll be left with an abiding sense that you’ve been transported to a place where things move to a very different beat. This is a region where music isn’t just part of the culture, it’s part of the rhythm of daily life. From there, this itinerary takes you to more exotic climes, and equally joyful tempos – from Labadee® in Haiti, Falmouth in Jamaica, to Cozumel, Mexico. Enjoy.

  • 18 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Atlanta
      Highlights:
      Welcome Dinner

      This is a journey that will allow you to unravel the wonders of America’s vibrant southern states. You’ll arrive in Atlanta for your overnight stay at Grand Hyatt. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm. Tonight join your Tour Director and travel companions in celebrating your impending adventures over a ‘welcome to the USA’ dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Atlanta > Nashville
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Record a song at Studio B

      Travel to Nashville, the home of country music.

      Enrich

      Take a trip down memory lane at Nashville’s Studio B. Arranged exclusively for Scenic guests, you’ll get to record a song there, just as the likes of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers have done before you.

      For the next two nights you’ll be based at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Nashville
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Country Music Hall of Fame performance and Grand Ole Opry
      Enrich

      Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and learn of the fascinating country music culture in Tennessee, with an exclusive performance by one of Nashville’s acclaimed musicians.

      Enrich

      Sing and clap along during an evening performance at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry. ‘The Opry’ began as a radio broadcast in 1925 and today is a live entertainment phenomenon and American icon. You’ll gain backstage access to the Ryman Theatre on an exclusive tour of this incredible venue, which has hosted country music’s most famous musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Nashville > Memphis
      Highlights:
      Elvis Presley’s Graceland

      Make the ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll pilgrimage and delight in a tour of Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Later, dine in the original B.B. King’s Blues Club and revel in live blues tunes. Tonight you’ll get to stay at the Westin Memphis.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Memphis > Natchez
      Highlights:
      Antebellum estates

      Today, travel deeper south to Natchez where you can learn of the antebellum era, where grand estates maintained by enslaved servants turned into desperate ruins following the Civil War. The Monmouth Plantation is typical of the type and today has been restored and transformed into an opulent hotel. Enjoy your Special Stay, it’s your opportunity to immerse yourself in the plantation experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Natchez > Lafayette
      Highlights:
      Cruise Louisiana’s bayous, Enrich - Bal de Maison

      Cruise through one of Louisiana’s bayous, natural habitat of the alligator.

      Enrich

      This evening, join in the celebrations of a Cajun-style Bal de Maison, a house party, as you enjoy authentic cuisine and live local music.

      Tonight, you’ll stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Lafayette.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Lafayette > New Orleans
      Highlights:
      New Orleans city tour, Freechoice Dining

      You’ll be amazed by the culture of New Orleans. Explore this vibrant city and witness how the magic of the annual grand spectacular, the famous Mardi Gras, is created. Also, see the ongoing recovery since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, you’ll get to choose from an array of local restaurants.

      Later, you’ll begin a three night stay at the venerable Hotel Monteleone in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - New Orleans
      Highlights:
      Mississippi River steamboat cruise

      To truly round off your New Orleans experience, enjoy soulful sounds while cruising down the Mississippi River on a nostalgic paddle boat cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 9 - New Orleans
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose from a range of diverse activities on offer. Take a Cajun cooking class, a New Orleans movie tour, or a quaint horse and carriage ride. Alternatively visit the National World War II Museum.

      Enjoy a lively dinner and dance the evening away with your fellow travellers to the tunes of a local band.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - New Orleans > Miami > Fort Lauderdale
      Highlights:
      Fly to Miami, transfer to Fort Lauderdale

      Transfer to the airport for your flight to Miami, Florida (flight included in tour price). Upon arrival you will be transferred to Fort Lauderdale for an overnight stay at GALLERYone – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Caribbean Cruise
      Highlights:
      Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas or Allure of the Seas

      Transfer to Fort Lauderdale’s pier. Step on board your luxurious cruise ship and settle into your verandah stateroom on Harmony of the Seas or Allure of the Seas for a seven night Caribbean cruise. Your Tour Director will escort your cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruise South

      Today, sit back and enjoy your luxury cruise experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Labadee®, Haiti
      Highlights:
      Labadee®, Royal Caribbean’s private paradise

      On the north coast of Hispaniola, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage, sits Labadee®, Royal Caribbean’s private paradise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Falmouth, Jamaica
      Highlights:
      19th century Georgian architecture

      Enjoy 19th century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavourful local fare and horse and buggy rides (shore excursions are available at own expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruise the Caribbean

      Enjoy another day of blissful cruising.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Cozumel, Mexico
      Highlights:
      Snorkelling opportunities

      Cozumel’s sheltered coral reefs make it one of the best snorkelling areas in the world. Make the most of the occasion.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruise the Caribbean

      Simply enjoy your cruise today. You’ve earned the leisure time.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Fort Lauderdale
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Sadly, today your wondrous journey comes to an end, but we’d love to see you back. This morning, disembark and transfer to Fort Lauderdale Airport for your flight. Please book your flight to depart after 1pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 7 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 memorable Special Stay
    • 38 meals - 17 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 13 dinners