Day 1: Miami, Florida
Miami in Florida is located on the southeast tip of Florida. Miami is best known for its sunny weather, golden beaches and lively nightlife. Also known as the 'Gateway to the Americas', the 15 miles of glorious beaches make Miami popular with all ages, attracting a broad spectrum of tourists.
Tourist attractions include Miami's Miracle Mile - one of Miami's major shopping regions, the Miami Freedom Tower, Miami Metrozoo - one of the finest wild animal parks in America and the Miami Seaquarium - a 38-acre complex of huge saltwater pools.
Miami has a range of communities and districts, amongst them is Downtown Miami, a vibrant and diverse area of Miami, filled with clothes and jewelry shops, restaurants, cafés and fast-food stands. Miami South Beach Area (SoBe) is one of Miami's most exciting areas and is full of art galleries, stylish diners, Art Deco buildings, glorious beaches and many of Miami's top nightclubs.
Things to see and do
* Shopping at Miami’s Miracle Mile
* Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
* South Beach
* Miami Freedom tower
* Bill Baggs Cape Florida Park
Day 2: Cruising
Cruising at sea.
Day 3: Cruising
Cruising at sea.
Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
St. Maarten is one of the most rewarding stops for a cruise-ship passenger. The island is divided between French St. Martin in the north and Dutch St. Maarten in the south. Each side manages to retain its own distinct flavor. The Dutch side (Sint Maarten) is a lively destination of white sand beaches, casinos, historical sites, shopping venues and lot of nightlife. Most ships dock in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten.
Philipsburg fills a narrow stretch of land between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond. Two main roads cut across the length of Philipsburg--Front Street and Back Street. Front Street, the main thoroughfare, is lined with duty-free shops offering everything from Italian leather goods and Japanese cameras to native crafts. Narrow alleyways lead in either direction to arcades and courtyards filled with flowers. Visitors will also find examples of traditional West Indian architecture, including characteristic pastel-colored houses with second-story verandas looking out over the street. Front Street's most prominent landmark is the Courthouse, built in 1793. A grand white wooden structure topped with a cupola, it now serves as St. Maarten's courthouse. Also on Front Street is the Simartin Museum, which gives visitors an excellent introduction to local history.
Things to See & Do
* Simartin Museum
* St Maarten Park
* Visit the many beaches especially Orient beach
* Shopping in Philipsburg
* Fort Amsterdam & Fort Willem
Day 5: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Charlotte Amalie, is the main town on the island of St Thomas and the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It offers elegant dining, exciting nightlife, and world-class duty-free shopping. The city's reputation as the shopping mecca of the Caribbean draws visitors from all over the region and around the world. Imported goods from all over the world and stores tucked into remodeled Danish warehouses line each side of the picturesque Main Street. Cobblestoned alleys with numerous boutiques lead down to the waterfront.
Blackbeard’s Castle is the earliest fortification in the US Virgin Islands. Other attractions include Fort Christian, built in 1672; the Coral World Observatory; the Frederick Lutheran Church of 1850; Government House on Government Hill (1866); Venus Pillar on Magnolia Hill; Bluebeard’s Tower, the 19th-century pirate’s one-time abode; and the Synagogue on Crystal Gade, one of the oldest in the western hemisphere.
Things to See & Do
* Shopping in Main Street
* Blackbeards Castle
* Fort Christian
* Coral World Observatory
* Waterfront area
Day 7: Perfect Day at Cococay, Bahamas
(Royal’s exclusively owned private island)
Day 8: Miami, Florida