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November 22, 2020 — Tampa, FL

Tampa is a wonderful jumping-off point for our trip. Walkable from the port are The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, and American Victory Ship and Museum. Within the city limits, visit Busch Gardens, Tampa Zoo at Lowry Park, or the Adventure Island water park. For more history and culture, take the historic TECO trolley to the trendy Ybor City district (AKA the GaYbor district) for chic shopping, fabulous dining and drinking options, and the chance to learn the history of this Cuban-influenced settlement at the Ybor City Museum. History buffs should check out the Henry Plant Museum, a former grand hotel and National Historic Landmark that displays the city’s Victorian heritage. For some LGBT culture, head to a local club, like The Honey Pot, Southern Nights, or the mixed gay-friendly spot, The Castle. Nearby St Petersburg is home to the Weedon Island Preserve, where you’ll find a 3,700-acre stretch of tidal wetlands rich with bird and marine life. And Disney World is only about an hour and 15-minute drive away.

4 pm
November 23, 2020 — At sea
November 24, 2020 — George Town, Grand Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands have everything you would want from a Caribbean destination—warm breezes, clear seas, and a laid-back attitude—but the archipelago also has something you might not expect: a rich mix of cultures fueling an exciting culinary scene. Between the celebrity chefs who’ve set up shop on Grand Cayman and the 135 or so resident nationalities that have helped season the island’s giant melting pot, this is, hands down, one of the best places to eat in the Caribbean. In and around George Town, the Cayman Islands’ capital, you’ll find an amazing array of culinary offerings, ranging from spicy conch fritters, jerk chicken, and curried goat to cassava-laden heavy cake, stuffed paratha, and artisanal kombucha (and many more in between!). And that’s where the island’s other chief pleasures come in: Between savoring its culinary options, you can take in its many sights, whether walking along the fabled Seven Mile Beach, around historic sites, or through lush gardens or by being in or beneath the waves—swimming, snorkeling, or diving.

7 am 4 pm
November 25, 2020 — Mahogany Bay, Roatán

One of seven in the Bay Islands archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, Roatán sits atop an ancient, exposed coral reef and is positioned near the second-largest barrier reef in the entire world, the Mesoamerican Reef. Its unique—and fragile—ecosystem is a draw for those who are interested in the local flora and fauna, as well as anyone interested in beaches that invite maximum relaxation. Mahogany Bay, a 20-acre (8-hectare) section of Roatán’s port, has a lovely white-sand beach, which can be reached by foot or, for a cool (and cooling) vista, by chairlift. In the Mahogany Bay cruise center, you’ll find unique restaurants and stores, including some selling local art made of salvaged materials. Another spot to pick up a keepsake is the Stone Castle Cameo Factory, which offers cameos crafted from Honduran conch shells. Adventures on Roatán are, for the most part, low-key, with excursions ranging from garden visits to kayaking, snorkeling, and zip-lining.

Noon8 pm
November 26, 2020 — Costa Maya, Mexico

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula feels, in some ways, a world apart from the rest of Mexico, due in part to its geography. Costa Maya, like the larger resort towns on the Yucatán, offers access to the region’s cultural attractions, including dozens of Maya sites—some of which were only recently rediscovered, excavated and opened to the public. In addition to seeing the pyramids, temples and ceremonial centers of Maya sites like Chacchoben and Kohunlich, modern-day visitors to Costa Maya can experience the Western Hemisphere’s longest reef and cenotes, the sinkhole-formed pools that dot the region. Freshly caught fish and seafood dominate the menus here, as is to be expected, and restaurants are mostly casual in ambiance, with friendly, welcoming service. In Costa Maya you’ll also find shops with beautiful jewelry, featuring gems that are rare or believed to have healing properties. Back on the ship, enjoy a marvelous Thanksgiving dinner with your Olivia family!

8 am6 pm
November 27, 2020 — Cozumel, Mexico

Start your day off with a splash! Cozumel Island is one of the world’s premiere dive spots; the northern part of the Mesoamerican barrier reef lies just 200 yards off the shore. Snorkel above or dive alongside the reef for a chance to see exotic fish, lobsters, crabs, eels, stingrays, and other sea critters. Olivians who are intrigued by Mexico’s Maya culture have a choice of several archaeological sites to visit. Cozumel is home to the San Gervasio ruins, where between approximately 1000 AD and 1500 AD women made offerings to the jaguar goddess of fertility and childbirth, Ix Chel. Visitors who want their history served with an extra dose of breathtaking beauty can take a ferry across the channel to Tulum, where Mayan ruins sit perched on dramatic sea cliffs overlooking the Mexican Caribbean. And those willing to travel farther can visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Chichen Itza—a fusion of the Puuc and central highlands architectural styles of Mexico.

7 am7 am
Novemeber 28, 2020 — At sea
November 29, 2020 — Tampa, FL

Today, you’ll disembark in Tampa and head home.

6 AM
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