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New Years Exotic Caribbean Cruise
12-Days Exotic Caribbean
December 22, 2023 - January 2, 2024

** Shore Excursions Included **

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Join our Holiday Exotic Caribbean cruise that departs from Sunny Florida and share your Holiday week with a group of fun loving people. Board the Norwegian Gem at Miami and let our Singles Travel host take care of everything. All our shore excursions and a great party atmosphere are included on our celebration cruise. Enjoy all the cruise ship's amenities, all the exclusive activities plus all your shore excursions are included. Travel from/to Miami, stopping at ports of call in the Caribbean, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Costa Rica and Belize. We will visit nature parks, local villages and markets but the highlight of the voyage is the awe-inspiring Panama Canal - Behold the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the famous Panama Canal..

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New Years Exotic Caribbean Singles Cruise Itinerary

New Years Exotic Caribbean Cruise mapCruise Day 1:  Miami, Florida (Friday: December 22, 2023 / Embark 5:30pm
Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs.
Board the Norwegian Gem from 11:00am to 2:00pm - Join us for lunch on-board before we watch the ship sail away. Tonight meet all the other fun-loving singles at our Welcome Meet and Greet! Then it is time to get ready for a great evening of food, drinks and fun!


Cruise Day 2: Day at Sea (Saturday: December 23, 2023)
NCL GemOur first day at sea gives us the opportunity to get to know each other. Be sure and join the sail away party with music poolside; play volleyball or relax as we have lots of fun shore excursions planned. Join all the exclusive singles or the exciting cruise activities that will be going on today.  We will also have time to Paint Your Tote, providing you with your personal canvas bag to carry your beach wear and whatever you choose.


Cruise Day 3: Georgetown Cayman (Sunday: December 24, 2023 / 8:00am - 4:00pm)
stingray cityThe largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is famous for its Seven Mile Beach, the popular Stingray City and its excellent diving. Both nature and history are preserved underwater with a collection of easily viewed shipwrecks.
Included Shore Excursion - Stingray City Experience (3 1/2 hours) - Enjoy our boat ride to a series of sandbars in the shallow waters of Grand Cayman's North Sound where wild stingrays gather. When we arrive, hop in the clear blue water, which is about waist- to chest-high, to interact with the friendly stingrays. We can pet them, swim with them and feed them by hand with food provided by our guide. You can even go in for a stingray kiss, which local legend says brings you seven years of good luck! Then time for reef snorkeling before heading back to shore. Don't forget your cameras for this once in a lifetime experience.


Cruise Day 4: Day At Sea (Monday: December 25, 2023)
NCL Gem pool deckIf you have a passion for all things "wellness," the Norwegian Gem has designed a collection of activities to rejuvenate you - inside and out. Spend your day relaxing at the pool or check out one of the spa specials. Feeling more energetic then join in a game of tennis, basketball or volleyball. There are also dance classes, aerobics and pool games to get your blood flowing.



Cruise Day 5: Cartagena, Colombia (Tuesday: December 26, 2023 / 6:00am - 2:00pm)
Cartagena ColombiaCartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. The Bazurto market is a traditional market offering fish, meat, fruit, clothing and is as important in Cartagena as the La Popa Convent or the Castle of San Felipe.
Included Shore Excursion: City Tour and Shopping in the Old City - Cartagena's Cartagena Ladycenter is flat and relatively small.. making it the perfect city for a walking tour. See the real Cartagena and meet enigmatic locals whilst soaking up the history and exploring the beautiful Old City streets. We will stroll the streets of Cartagena, soaking up history and viewing the multi-colored pastel balconies jutting out along the narrow streets, the coral-stone foundations and Moorish-columned buildings. Then we will walk through a maze of alleys, where our tour guide will introduce us to all kinds of fruit, herbs, vegetables, fish, seafood and meat. There is also a spice market and natural healing pharmacies.
Music and dance is inextricably interwoven into the life of the people of Cartagena and Salsa dancing is an essential part of any trip to this amazing city. So tune in to the rhythms of the Latin coast and gain a fuller appreciation for the history and culture of the region, with our dance lesson in Cartagena.


Cruise Day 6: Panama Canal /Gatun Lake, Panama
panama canal2Few experiences can match today's, a cruise from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic through one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Marvel at this incredible feat of engineering as we cruise the 48 miles of man-made waterway through the narrow isthmus of Panama. Experience firsthand the mighty locks that raise and lower our ocean-going vessel 85 feet using no other power than the force of gravity. Custom-built for the spectacular, the Norwegian Gem features an incredible 180-degree Observation Lounge for us to soak in every stunning moment.


Cruise Day 7: Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (Thursday: December 28, 2023 / 5:00am - 4:00pm)
Puerto Limon Costa RicaThere are few places on Earth with the beauty and history of Puerto Limon.  From forests filled with exotic birds and animals to shopping from local vendors. you are guaranteed to enjoy your day of exploratoin.  Puerto Limon, is the capital city and main hub of Limon province   It is the seventh largest city in Costa Rica, with a population of over 55,000, and is home of the Afro-Costa Rican community. This caribbean province is a natural paradise, formed by a combination of dense jungles, imposing mountains, and paradisiac beaches
banana plantationCruise Excursion: Caribbean Highlights - Sun/Beach/Wildlife/Plantations
We spend the day exploring highlights of Costa Rica's capital, tasting farm-fresh tropical fruit, learning about the region's sweetest export and visiting a banana plantation. We'll also get an up-close look at Costa Rican wildlife like birds, monkeys and frogs on a rainforest boat safari tour down the biodiverse Tortuguero Canals. Swim or sun at a local beach and take a tour of the bustling port city of Limon before we head back to the ship.


Cruise Day 8: Day At Sea (Friday: December 29, 2023)
If you're passionate about having fun, the Norwegian Gem and Best Single Travel has lots of activities designed to keep us on our toes and challenge our competitive spirit.  Today we meet for our jewelry making activity.  We will show our own flair by designing our souvenir a pandora styled charm bracelet.  What could be better than to preserve our memories of this trip than by taking home our own creations!


Cruise Day 9: Harvest Caye, Belize (Saturday: December 30, 2023 / 10:00am - 4:30pm)
Harvest Caye BelizeHarvest Caye sits at the southern end of Belize, about 50 miles north of the border between Guatemala and Honduras. And while it is an island, it sits only about a mile from the mainland and roughly five miles from the town of Placencia. Harvest Caye is a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, located in southern Belize. The caye features wildlife exhibitions including a blue morpho butterfly house.
The FlighthouseOptional Day - Harvest Caye has so much to offer! From relaxing at the expansive pool area with swim-up pool bar and cascading waterfall, or try The Flighthouse, a thrilling 136-foot high venue for aerial activities featuring 3,000 feet of zip lining across the island, quick jumps and an observation deck with mainland views ($). Salt water lagoon for watersports such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and electric float boats ($). Large marina with food and bar area, offering guests a variety of exciting shore excursions. And an expansive shopping village featuring popular name-brand retailers as well as local Belizean crafts.


Cruise Day 10: Cozumel, Mexico (Sunday: December 31, 2023 / 12:30pm - 8:30pm)
Cozumel portCozumel, a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, is a popular cruise ship port of call famed for its scuba diving. At Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, there's diving spots around a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and the Museo Subacuático de Arte’s submerged sculptures. Chankanaab is an eco park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles.
Included Shore Excursion: Ultimate Snorkel & Beach Break - combines the best snorkeling reefs in Cozumel (Columbia Reef & El Cielo Reef), a catamaran ride and the best water park in Playa Mia Grand Beach ParkCozumel -Tortuga Snorkel Center) into one awesome day. Start with pick-up just outside the cruise pier. Board a beautiful catamaran where we go snorkeling on famous El Cielo and Columbia reefs, the water is so clear!  Enjoy the open bar on the boat, serving complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, cocktails and light snacks as we return to the beautiful beach at Tortugas Beach Club. . There you will enjoy  the facilities including water parks, lounge chairs, complimentary umbrellas, inflatable watersports and more.  Afterwards we head back to our ship for dinner and the onboard New Year's celebration.


Cruise Day 11: Day at Sea (Monday: January 1, 2024)  
NCL BlissOur final day at sea together. Time to finish your jewelry projects, make any last minute purchases, take any last minue photos and to enjoy the calm of the sea as tomorrorow is disemabarkment day. Get your luggage packed then enjoy our Farewell Dinner together at one of the many specialty dining restaurants. 


Cruise Day 12: Miami, FL (Tuesday: January 2, 2020 / Disembark at 7:00am)
At 7:00am the Norwegian Gem returns to Miami, Florida. Be sure to gather those emails to keep in touch with your new lifelong friends, and don't forget to plan ahead for your next singles vacation or cruise!


Singles Cruise Pricing
Studio Cabin
Ideal for the solo traveler, featuring everything you to need to refresh, recharge and get back to the action on board.

Inside Cabin

Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!

Ocean View

The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and each destination! * Some oceanview staterooms have obstructed views

Private Balcony

Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.

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**Free Roommate Matching**

Best Single Travel provides roommate matching on all our vacations as a courtesy to our clients who confirm their reservations at least 120 days before departure. If you request a match within 120 days of your sail date, we cannot guarantee you a roommate.

Pre-Night Package
Comfort Inn & Suites Miami International Airport
Accommodations - Airport to Hotel Shuttle - Breakfast - Wifi - Cruise Transfer
Share Room - $125 pp Single Room - $200

New Years Exotic Singles Cruise
Balance Due - August 20, 2023
(If paying after July please pay full amount).
If you would like a shared cabin and are booking 120 days prior to sailing we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking within 120 days of sailing we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.

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