New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise

From $1249 (was $1549)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

10 Days
Passport Required View Dates and Prices

This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.

Introduction

Laissez les bon temps rouler — or let the good times roll — in the lively and historic city of New Orleans, then embark for paradise on a relaxing Western Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway. Warm weather, flavorful cuisine and the good life await!

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • New Orleans
  • Costa Maya
  • Harvest Caye 
  • Roatán
  • Cozumel
Cruise Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway
Hotel Accommodations
  • 2 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 1 Brunch
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy going activity level

Click here for full details.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a delicious Jazz Brunch with traditional New Orleans cuisine and a live jazz trio in the French Quarter
  • Tour the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Mississippi River and the Mardi Gras route
  • Visit Harvest Caye, Norwegian Cruise Line's private island
  • Relax on unspoiled beaches across the Caribbean

Free Balcony Upgrade and Free Beverage or Internet Package Set Sail Offers
Free Balcony Upgrade and Free Beverage or Internet Package Set Sail Offers
 

*Web prices reflect instant rebate pricing. Inside cabins receive choice of FREE Beverage Package or FREE Internet. Ocean View and Balcony cabins receive both FREE Beverage Package and FREE Internet. Beverage Package requires additional service fee. Click here to view offer details. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Please follow the steps below to price your vacation with YMT. When you complete all the steps, please click "Reserve" next to the date on which you would like to travel.

 

Step 1

Airfare to tour:

Step 2

Number of travelers:

Step 3

Cabin Type:

This cabin type is sold out, but other cabin types are still available. Please select a different cabin type or call a travel consultant at 877-332-6185 to book this tour.
This cabin type is sold out, but other cabin types are still available. Please select a different cabin type or call a travel consultant at 877-332-6185 to book this tour.

(Click the map to enlarge)

New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise

Tours Starts: New Orleans, LA

Tours Ends: New Orleans, LA

Day 1

Fly to New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans! If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a friendly YMT representative will greet you at the airport and transport you to your centrally located hotel. Tonight is yours to enjoy—take a balmy evening stroll through the famously lively city that takes its French motto, “laissez les bon temps rouler,” which means “let the good times roll,” very seriously!

Wyndham French Quarter or similar

Day 2

New Orleans City Tour

Enjoy a half-day included tour of “The Big Easy,” one of the country’s oldest and most interesting cities. You’ll see the French Quarter with Jackson Square, along with St. Louis Cathedral and colorful Bourbon Street during a short walk. Visit one of the famous old cemeteries, then continue to the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. View the longest bridge in the world and see the new flood gates and rebuilt levees, as well as antebellum mansions. Finally, we’ll follow the Mardi Gras route on St. Charles Avenue.

Wyndham French Quarter or similar


OPTION: NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKINGOPTION: NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING:

Take an optional visit to the New Orleans School of Cooking. Learn how to make and then savor New Orleans cuisine. $59 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.








Day 3

New Orleans and Embarkation

The morning starts with a spectacular meal— the Jazz Brunch at The Court of Two Sisters, a stunning open-air restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. Enjoy complexly flavored Creole and Louisiana dishes while a live jazz trio play their soulful tunes in the middle of the charming courtyard. After brunch, we will head to the cruise port to board the Norwegian Breakaway, where you’ll have plenty of time to relax, settle into your stateroom, and get acquainted with the ship before dinner. The cruise departs the port of New Orleans in the late afternoon. (B)

Day 4

At Sea

Now that you’re at sea, there’s nothing to do but, unwind, rejuvenate, and breathe in the warm ocean air. The Norwegian Breakaway was built for your enjoyment, so do take advantage of its many onboard facilities, entertainment and dining choices.

Day 5

Costa Maya, Mexico (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

This unspoiled coastal paradise in the Yucatán is full of brilliant butterflies, exotic tropical birds, pristine white sand beaches, and delicious dining options. The port at Costa Maya is a destination in itself, with a welcoming tropical aesthetic and plenty of restaurants, shopping, and excellent opportunities to swim in either the pool or the warm pacific. For an unforgettable cultural experience, you don’t want to miss the chance to visit Costa Maya’s 3,000-year-old Mayan ruins, which were only rediscovered in the past few years.

Day 6

Harvest Caye (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Relaxation is the name of the game at Harvest Caye, a 75-acre private island open exclusively to guests of Norwegian Cruise Lines. Designed to showcase the Caribbean’s stunning natural beauty, unique wildlife, and dynamic culture, your time on Harvest Caye is a vacation within a vacation. The Nature Center is a one of Harvest Caye’s most unique features. It’s free to visit, and is a great place to see massive boa constrictors and colorful toucans and scarlet macaws. The enclosed Blue Morpho Butterfly Sanctuary is nothing short of marvelous—you’ll be surrounded by countless native butterfly species and more than a few intrepid iguanas whose disinterest in humans is truly a sight to behold.

Day 7

Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Welcome to Roatán, the jewel of the Bay Islands, located just off the north coast of Honduras. The beaches here are second to none, and the warm water is teeming with exotic fish, coral, and gentle sea turtles who thrive here in the world’s second largest barrier reef. Come hungry, because Roatán is famous for offering a wide variety of world-class cuisine. Fresh fish and lobster are always a tasty choice, but if you want to eat like a true local, you have to give a freshly fried conch fritter a taste.

Day 8

Cozumel, Mexico (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula has done a fine job of retaining its cultural character over the years despite an explosion of popularity in its tourism sector. It has everything that visitors want—gorgeous beaches, warm waters, incredible reefs, friendly locals, and perfectly spicy cuisine—but has also managed to keep much of its authentically vibrant Mexican-Caribbean personality intact. There is nothing so perfectly refreshing as a bowl of fresh fruit paired with an ocean view, so we strongly encourage guests to stop at a fresh fruit stand whenever they get thirsty. Ask “¿Qué nos recomienda?” or “What do you suggest?” to guarantee the best variety of the tastiest fruit.

Day 9

At Sea

During the day catch up on some reading, or just enjoy the warm winter Caribbean weather from the sun deck. After dinner try your luck at the casino, or catch a stage show which are designed to razzle and dazzle; this final night is yours to enjoy!

Day 10

Depart for Home

Say adios to the Norwegian Breakaway and depart for home. Guests that didn’t book their flight with YMT should plan to fly out after 1PM.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
Inside Stateroom

Inside Stateroom

Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. The Norwegian Breakaway's modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area, and more. Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown.

Oceanview Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom

Experience comfort all around you. These stylish staterooms feature fine appointments, which are highlighted by nice touches and views of the ocean. Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown.

Balcony Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Soak in breathtaking views together or with the family. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments accent these modern rooms. Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown.

Norweigan Breakaway's Deck Plans

Click here to view Norwegian Breakaway's deck plans on the Norwegian Cruise Line website. Content that you may read on NCL's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.




You might also like:

Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour

Introduction

On this spectacular itinerary, you can visit Denali National Park and Glacier Bay National Park on the same trip! Cruise both the Gulf of Alaska and the Inside Passage and discover the best of the Frontier State by land and by sea—with we know it like it's our home.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour!

New England & Canadian Maritimes Cruise and Tour

Introduction

Explore New England and Coastal Canada’s famous and fascinating sites, resplendent in an Autumnal eruption of golds, reds, and oranges. Tour Boston, visit a famous Newport mansion, and enjoy the shores of Cape Cod before boarding the Norwegian Gem for your relaxing 7-night cruise.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your New England and Canadian Maritimes Cruise & Tour!

New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise

Introduction

Laissez les bon temps rouler — or let the good times roll — in the lively and historic city of New Orleans, then embark for paradise on a relaxing Western Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway. Warm weather, flavorful cuisine and the good life await!