Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean - Miami to Miami

Jewels of the Yucatan

Explore the diverse treasures of the western Caribbean, from ancient ruins to colonial architecture. Walk with learned historians among the remarkably preserved Mayan sites in Belize and Chichen Itza. Learn from a local guide the colonial and Mayan past of Cozumel. En route, absorb the carefree atmosphere of Key West. With Viking's destination cruising, the flavors of the Caribbean infuse life on board, too, from elegant Mexican meals to enrichment lectures.

All This Is Included

  • 8-day cruise visiting 3 countries & 5 ports
  • One included shore excursion in every port of call
  • Culture CurriculumĀ®: lectures on or performances of music, art, cooking, dance and history
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • Most al fresco dining at sea
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • 24-hour room service
  • Private veranda stateroom
  • Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Separate seating area
  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV, with interactive programming
  • Complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets with ample USB ports
  • Direct-dial satellite phone
  • In-suite binoculars
  • Mini-bar
  • Luxury robes & slippers
  • Spacious closet & drawer storage
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Oversize glass-enclosed walk-in shower
  • Premium Freyja? toiletries
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Open-air walking track & sports deck
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air Program

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Miami, Florida, USA


    Arrive in Miami today, Florida's sun-kissed city of glimmering high-rises and vibrant culture on scenic Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and take time to explore your ship amid Miami's coastal beauty.

    Day 2 - Key West, Florida, USA


    Experience the carefree culture of Key West, the southernmost city in the continental US and a rich blend of Caribbean, Latin and American culture. Soak up its atmosphere with a stroll along Duval Street to Mallory Square, passing old Bahamian-style homes and Spanish-influenced Victorian mansions. See Ernest Hemingway's home, where he wrote several novels, and former president Harry S. Truman's Winter White House, preserved today as a historic monument.

    Day 3 - Cruise the Caribbean Sea


    Cruise the azure waters of the Caribbean today. Columbus sailed among the West Indies on these waters before making landfall on South and Central America. And the ships of European nations raised their sails here in search of land for their Crowns and gold for their coffers. You will have ample time to bask in the legendary Caribbean sun at the Infinity Pool and enjoy your meals al fresco, perhaps sampling a local rum cocktail.

    Day 4 - Belize City, Belize


    Call on Belize today, inhabited by Mayans for more than 5,000 years. Journey to the mysterious ancient site of Altun Ha, one of Central America's most accessible temples. Enjoy a cruise along the tropical Belize River. Or embark a small boat along the Belize River, a tranquil and pristine ribbon of beauty lined with lush jungle, vividly hued birds taking wing and monkeys hollering from the treetops.

    Day 5 - Cozumel, Mexico


    Discover the Mayan and colonial past of the island of Cozumel, located off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Explore the colorful streets of San Miguel or visit Mayan and Toltec ruins at San Gervasio to gain insight into the island's ancient beliefs and customs. View the scenic lighthouse at Punta Sur and the many pristine beaches for which the island is world renowned.

    Day 6 - Merida (Progreso), Mexico


    Call in Merida, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. More than half of the city's welcoming residents are of Mayan descent, infusing the culture with a rich and deep heritage. Drive from Progreso to Merida and learn all about the Yucatan heritage and traditions on a panoramic tour. You will see the French-inspired Paseo de Montejo boulevard, the country's national monument, the 19th-century Governor's Palace and Merida Cathedral, built in 1774. Or, choose to travel through the flat expanse of the Yucatan Peninsula to Chichen Itza, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Americas. Marvel at the symmetry of the Kukulcan Temple, known to los conquistadores as El Castillo, and view the Temple of the Warriors, the observatory and the sacred cenote, a natural sinkhole central to Mayan religious life.

    Day 7 - Cruise the Gulf of Mexico


    As you cruise the calm and tranquil Gulf of Mexico, often referred to as the "south coast" of the United States, the distinct light of the sun plays on the water like dazzling diamonds. The first European explorer to sail the gulf, Amerigo Vespucci, paved the way for the pivotal conquest of Mexico. During your day of cruising, you might visit The Spa, where a soothing massage, the Thermal Pool and the Snow Grotto complement your relaxing sail.

    Day 8 - Miami, Florida, USA


    Disembark your ship today and depart for home, or extend your stay in Miami and take in its lively Cuban American culture, its fresh cuisine and the vibrant art deco architecture of South Beach.

  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13213659

    Cruise Line
    Viking Ocean Cruises
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Sky

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Miami  
    Day 2Key West  
    Day 3Cruise the Caribbean Sea  
    Day 4Belize City  
    Day 5Cozumel  
    Day 6Progreso  
    Day 7Cruise the Gulf of Mexico  
    Day 8Miami  
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