EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Caribbean Sea – Discover Keys, Coves, and Reefs (Miami to Puerto Limón) (9 Days)

Cruise Line: Hurtigruten
Ship: MS Fram  |  1 Review
Miami, FL, United States to Limón, Costa Rica
Dates: 08 Oct 2019 - 16 Oct 2019

Track this Sailing

Please enter between 3 and 50 characters
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
08 Oct 2019
Miami, FL, United States

Magical Miami is an intoxicating blend of cultures and influences, reflected everywhere from South Beach to Little Havana. Enjoy an overnight in this vibrant city to sample the atmosphere and great food on offer.

DAY 2
09 Oct 2019
Miami, FL, United States

After breakfast, we take you on a city tour to visit the most famous sights of this fascinating metropolis. The tour ends at the pier where MS Fram awaits.

DAY 3
10 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea
Cozumel, Mexico

Visit San Miguel de Cozumel, and spend time ashore in this lively island town, enjoying the restaurants, cafés, and nearby beaches, such as Palancar or Paradise Beaches. Or take in the island's natural beauty, featuring mangrove trees and cenotes, and perhaps swim with stingrays at Stingray Beach (the captive rays have barbs removed of course).
The deliciously warm air invites you to stay on deck. Enjoy the sun or scan for wildlife, especially birds. The expedition team will start a series of introductory lectures about wildlife, biology, life in the ocean, and the ecosystems of coral reefs, also known as the rainforests of the sea.

DAY 4
11 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea

The Caribbean Sea is more than paradise islands and coral reefs, it also the site of fascinating history. After Christopher Columbus stumbled across the Caribbean in 1493, Spain claimed the area, and its ships scoured the area for treasure. When the Spanish discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513, the Caribbean became a hub for expeditions and convoys. Pirates and warships of rival powers preyed on Spanish ships in the area. Although Spain controlled most of the Caribbean, Britain, France, Netherlands, and Denmark established colonies on the islands along the eastern fringe. The 1800s brought U.S. ships into these waters, leading to the construction of the Panama Canal in 1914. A historic feat of engineering that saved thousands of miles of transit around Cape Horn for ships trying to reach the Pacific.

DAY 5
12 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 6
13 Oct 2019
Isla de Providencia, Colombia

Providencia is an unspoiled and traditional tropical island. Since there is no direct connection to the Colombian mainland, it's almost unreachable for most tourists. Its traditions and customs remain intact and you will still hear English Creole spoken. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, lovely sand beaches, friendly locals, and amazingly clear water that is superb for swimming, snorkelling, and diving. You'll find small cottages, hotels, and cabañas strung along the road, and a delightful handful of restaurants. Visit a local school and tour the island, and enjoy the view of the many hidden bays. Bird lovers will have the opportunity to explore inland, hikers can venture to the highest point, kayakers can explore the coastline, and divers and snorkelers can enjoy the superb undersea life.

DAY 7
14 Oct 2019
San Andrés, Colombia

If you are searching for an ideal combination of relaxing on white-sand beaches, snorkeling among tropical fish, and lovely historic architecture and culture, San Andrés is the perfect destination. This small island, shaped like a sea horse, is located some 500 miles northwest of Colombia. While small in size, it offers tremendous pristine beauty. The island is officially part of Colombia, but it has a long connection with England and a multicultural and bilingual culture, with the most common spoken languages being Spanish, English, and Creole. Equally diverse is the ecosystem, featuring reefs, geysers, groves, and cays. Needless to say, it's perfect for diving, snorkeling, and outdoor exploring.

DAY 8
15 Oct 2019
Corn Islands, Nicaragua

Located off the coast of Nicaragua, these beautiful islands have more in common with most Caribbean islands than mainland Nicaragua. The Creole people on Great Corn Island live in colorful wooden houses, earning most of their income from lobster fishing. You can experience their bounty first hand with a beach barbecue. Little Corn is a tiny island with no cars and a jungle interior to explore on foot. Venture below the water to be rewarded discover a rich world of undersea life.

DAY 9
16 Oct 2019
Limón, Costa Rica

Puerto Limón in Costa Rica is a compelling destination for adventurous explorers. The city has some fascinating architecture and colorful open-air marketplaces, with the main market in the center of town—the place to go to buy everything from carved wood items to traditional souvenirs. Cashew nuts are big here, so be sure to try the cashew wine. While the city is rather laid-back during the day, at night Puerto Limón has an active social scene with a number of bars and restaurants. This is where your expedition comes to an end. Stay on to enjoy Costa Rica or fly home.

Caribbean Sea – Discover Keys, Coves, and Reefs (Miami to Puerto Limón) map

About the Ship

South America landscape
MS Fram

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram honors the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology and making her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.

What's Included

Included

  • Daily Meals & Select Beverages

  • Wind/water-resistant jacket

  • Landings and activities on board and ashore

  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team

  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots

Not Included

  • International Flights

  • Travel Protection Plan

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional excursions and gratuities

About Us

Exploring since 1893, Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Europe, Africa, South/Central America and Arctic Canada. Our itineraries to these unique destinations focus on the stunning diversity of its wilderness, inhabitants, flora, and fauna. Hurtigruten’s unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enable us to offer guests unforgettable experiences in some of the most exciting corners of the world.

Insider Tip

Choose from a variety of cabin options ranging from Interior, Ocean View and Suite categories on any one of our 15 ships offering modern facilities carefully blended with true character.

Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions of this contract apply to the sea passage as well as to all other products or services of any kind whatsoever provided for or arranged by Hurtigruten AS, their agents or independent contractors. These terms and conditions represent the entire agreement and a binding contract between Hurtigruten AS and the customer. These pro-visions supersede any oral or written representations. Any change in these provisions must be in writing signed by the president of Hurtigruten AS.The transports of passengers, baggage and vehicles is subject to the provisions of the Act no. 39 of 24 June 1994 Norwegian Maritime Code, as amended (‘Norwegian Maritime Code’), and package tours are subject to the provisions of the Act no. 57 of 25 August 1995 Relating to Package Tours (‘Package Tours Act’). Copies of the Norwegian Maritime Code and the Package Tours Acts, in Norwegian and in English, are on file with Hurtigruten AS and available upon request. The terms and conditions of this contract are drawn up in accord ance with the Norwegian Maritime Code, Package Tours Act, and the regulations laid down by the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. However, in case of conflict between this contract and the Norwegian Maritime Code or Package Tours Act, this contract shall take precedence.

Click here to read more.



The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Cozumel, Mexico - 10 Oct 2019

Offered by: Journey Mexico
Location: Akumal, Mexico
Length: 5 hours 30 minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Wildlife & Nature
Private Tulum and Akumal Tour

07:30 Meet your Tour Guide and private Transfer from your Hotel to Tulum – 1:00 – 2:00 hours depending on where your hotel is located.

08:30 Arrive to Tulum and start visit – up to 1:30 hours.

10:00 End of visit and transfer to Akumal ‐ 20 minutes.

10:30 Snorkeling with Turtles. – up to 1:30 hour.

12:00 End of Snorkeling tour and time for lunch.

13:00 Arrive to Hotel.

Offered by: Journey Mexico
Location: Akumal, Mexico
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes
Meals: Lunch, Snack
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Private Deluxe Tulum & Akumal

07:30 Meet your Tour Guide and private Transfer from your Hotel to Tulum – 1:00 – 2:00 hours depending on where your hotel is located.

08:30 Arrive to Tulum and start visit – up to 1:30 hours.

10:00 End of visit and transfer to Akumal ‐ 20 minutes.

10:30 Snorkeling with Turtles. – up to 1:30 hour.

12:00 End of Snorkeling tour and time for lunch.

12:10 Lunch up to 1 hour.

13:20 Return to Hotel – up to 40 minutes.

14:00 Arrive to Hotel.

Reviews and Recommendations for Hurtigruten

100%

of 1
guests
recommend


Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by