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Take a break on board the Norwegian Star experiencing 7 relaxing nights on this Western Caribbean Cruise to Panama & Central America. Your ship embarks from New Orleans, the cruise will take you to 5 ports in 4 countries before returning to New Orleans. This particular 4 star cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line has forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

Day Date Port of call Arrival Departure
1 Sun 9 Dec 2012 New Orleans, USA 5.00pm
Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans (“N’awlins”) is a city and seaport in the northern Gulf of Mexico in the SE of the state of Louisiana, USA. Renowned for its lying below the level of the amazing Mississippi River, and the subsequent massive underground drainage system, it is surely one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it has a brilliant mosaic of culture, architecture, food, and music. The birthplace of jazz, and with mansions that Hve featured in famous movies, Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers 2014 awarded the city Best North American Homeport

Getting around the city by the oldest continuously operating streetcars in the world, with their mahogany seats, brass fittings, and exposed ceiling light bulbs - together with unlimited ride daily passes - gives visitors the opportunity to become completely absorbed in the charm and romance of the city. One gets to see the Central Business District, uptown, mansions, historic monuments, and shopping centres, quaint shops of the French Market, as well as the Aquarium of the Americas and beyond. Be sure to walk around the centre of the city and take a ferry ride across and back on the mighty Mississippi.

Then explore the phenomenal shopping on offer in the riverfront Malls and surrounds. It’s an opportunity not to be missed. If in town on a Saturday, visitors should definitely stroll around the riverside markets to find some truly different gifts. Then spend the evening walking around the French Quarter for a New Year Eve’s experience. The amazing music and dancing has to be seen to be believed. Places of interest such as the National WWll Museum (Royal Street 4km from the city centre), the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, the above-ground cemeteries, and the St Louis Cathedral are also intriguing.

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2 Mon 10 Dec 2012 At Sea
3 Tue 11 Dec 2012 Costa Maya, Mexico 10.00am 6.00pm
Western Caribbean Cruise With acres of unspoiled coastal land, vast natural resources and rich historic and cultural influences, Costa Maya offers visitors true insight into the essence of Mayan culture and the heritage of the Mexican Caribbean. While the port itself is home to: a modern tourist shopping mall; a central plaza with saltwater pools and swim-up style bars; as well as stores selling a mixture of souvenir items, most visitors enjoy going further afield. Costa Maya has the highest concentration of Mayan archeological sites and the largest existing Mayan population in Mexico. For historians, exploring the Maya ruins that provide glimpses into the past, is a must.

Just a little over an hour away, Chacchoban is the closest site, while just a bit further is Kohunlich. A trip to nearby Uyumil Che - nicknamed the Monkey Farm - can be entertaining. This facility can best be described as a rehabilitation centre for injured wild animals that need to be returned to their natural habitat. Bird watchers are delighted with the number of toucans that can be spotted from the nearby jungle. Then there’s the tranquil port and the Mahahual village that have been blessed with palm fringed beaches and calm aquamarine waters offering an abundance of water activities.

Another drawcard is the world’s second largest barrier reef, also known for its numerous sunken ships, which is a magnet for snorkellers and divers. All visitors are sure to absorb the beauty of Costa Maya’s unspoiled coastal land, vast natural resources, rich historic and cultural influences, as well as getting a true insight into the essence of Mayan culture. Whether you dream is of lounging at the beach drinking tropical drinks, snorkelling or diving in pristine waters, or kayaking to the outer reef, this is your ultimate destination.

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4 Wed 12 Dec 2012 Belize City, Belize 8.00am 6.00pm
Western Caribbean Cruise Belize City, the largest city in the Central American nation of Belize, is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. For those who spend some time at this small but somehow sprawling metropolis - rather than leave immediately to visit the northern cays - the city will reveal a distinguished history, and several superb sights. These include the Cayo District's caves and the Maya archaeological sites along the Macal and Belize rivers. Through interaction with the city’s inhabitants, visitors appreciate that the city’s astonishing energy and contrasting easy-going Caribbean atmosphere is principally due to the wonderful variety of ethnic groups.

Belize City boasts the only manual swing bridge in the world and the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America. Visit the Marine and Coastal Zone Museums at the north side’s Marine Terminal. It offers displays of the eco systems that support the reef and cays, as well as the historical Fort George Lighthouse. Appreciate what the Baron Bliss Memorial means to the locals, and explore the Museum of Belize that leaves you with a real sense of the extent and impact of the Maya civilization. The city’s commercial centre houses banks, large stores, an enclosed marketplace, and a variety of gift and souvenir shops.

When hungry, for a real taste of Belizean cuisine, skip the expensive restaurants and have lunch supplied by a range of vendors on one of the benches at Battlefield Park, while you take in views of the city. There are many other historically significant sites around the city including St. John's Anglican Cathedral built by slaves in 1812, and Government House that is now a museum. Both testify to the British occupation. Don’t forget that along its coast lies the second largest barrier reef in the world, while ancient temple ruins are scattered around its jungles.

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5 Thu 13 Dec 2012 Roatan, Honduras 8.00am 5.00pm
Western Caribbean Cruise Roatan (aka Ruatan, Rattan) is the largest of the Bay Islands, which are a part of Honduras, lying just over 48 km from the northern coast of the Honduran mainland in the Caribbean Sea. It is known around the world for its scuba diving. The reef surrounding the island attracts beautiful tropical fish and snorkellers alike. Dive attractions include sea walls and shipwrecks. Sea turtles, dolphins, and whales swim in the waters. On the other hand, Roatan is an island with beaches distinctive for their quietness, and crystal clear waters that will make you enjoy the sea as if you were in an enormous natural swimming pool.

There are several well-developed communities such as Coxen Hole, French Harbour, West Bay, and West End that are worth visiting, each with its own attraction. For example, an iguana farm east of French Harbour provides a refuge for thousands of iguanas. One tour takes guests to a great height, and then the participants take the zipline down to the coast, enjoying some fantastic scenery along the way. Though some cruise lines promote Roatan for its Maya historical sites, indeed these are invented, and the many archaeological sites on the island originate with indigenous Pech.

Many visit the Sante’ Wellnes Centre Day Spa in a most peaceful setting for a comprehensive spa and massage therapy session. Whatever you do keep a lookout for the parrots, iguana, and monkeys that live in the wild on this tropical island. Absorb the atmosphere of the local community by visiting Earth Mama’s Garden Cafe & Lifestyle for great food on a budget. Also very popular is the opportunity to visit the lush jungle and mountainous terrain that offer breathtaking zip-lining and canopy tour adventures. Horseback riding, botanical gardens, parks and wildlife are an important part of a Roatan visit.

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6 Fri 14 Dec 2012 Cozumel, Mexico 8.00am 5.00pm
Western Caribbean Cruise Cozumel is a Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula in SE Mexico. It has grown steadily over the years since Jacques Cousteau first put the island on the map as a sea turtle sanctuary. While it has great beaches, friendly people and safe streets, with prices comparable to other Mexican tourist destinations, most visitors travel to Cozumel to see what is under the water. However, they also discover a culture rich in warm hospitality, as in Cozumel hospitality isn’t simply a practice, it is a belief. This paradise island will enchant you with its natural beauty, magical ambience and excellent services.

Chankanaab National Park is a beautiful conservation area that protects the incredible plant and animal species found both on the Island and within its amazing world-famous coral reefs. On top of offering world class diving and snorkelling, this beautiful park houses the sea lion show, a botanical garden, reproductions of famous archaeological sites, a typical (artificial) Mayan village, an underground river, a tropical lagoon teeming with brightly coloured tropical fish, restaurants, and a dive shop. It also offers a wide array of things to do such as swimming with the dolphins, gastronomic delights, and sightseeing. Mayan culture is promoted here by the cruise industry, though the island is far from genuine Mayan sites.

Cozumel's only town, San Miguel, has a laid back elegance combining the charming remnants of colonial Mexico with the conveniences of modern life. Its heart and soul is the center plaza, known officially as Parque Benito Juarez, or simply as Plaza Central. Shops, restaurants and hotels surround the plaza, and since the whole area is blocked off to traffic, it can become quite crowded. Still, the area is a pleasant place for a walk. The main stretch, the Rafael Melgar Avenue, is lined with high-end jewellery boutiques, souvenir shops, department stores and restaurants.

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7 Sat 15 Dec 2012 At Sea
8 Sun 16 Dec 2012 New Orleans, USA 8.00am
Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans (“N’awlins”) is a city and seaport in the northern Gulf of Mexico in the SE of the state of Louisiana, USA. Renowned for its lying below the level of the amazing Mississippi River, and the subsequent massive underground drainage system, it is surely one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it has a brilliant mosaic of culture, architecture, food, and music. The birthplace of jazz, and with mansions that Hve featured in famous movies, Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers 2014 awarded the city Best North American Homeport

Getting around the city by the oldest continuously operating streetcars in the world, with their mahogany seats, brass fittings, and exposed ceiling light bulbs - together with unlimited ride daily passes - gives visitors the opportunity to become completely absorbed in the charm and romance of the city. One gets to see the Central Business District, uptown, mansions, historic monuments, and shopping centres, quaint shops of the French Market, as well as the Aquarium of the Americas and beyond. Be sure to walk around the centre of the city and take a ferry ride across and back on the mighty Mississippi.

Then explore the phenomenal shopping on offer in the riverfront Malls and surrounds. It’s an opportunity not to be missed. If in town on a Saturday, visitors should definitely stroll around the riverside markets to find some truly different gifts. Then spend the evening walking around the French Quarter for a New Year Eve’s experience. The amazing music and dancing has to be seen to be believed. Places of interest such as the National WWll Museum (Royal Street 4km from the city centre), the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, the above-ground cemeteries, and the St Louis Cathedral are also intriguing.

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Norwegian Star, following a refurbishment, will sail out of Sydney and Auckland in early 2017. Star's down-under travels will commence in Hong Kong on 16 January 2017, cruising to Sydney via Vietnam, Singapore, Bali and several northern Australian ports. Then there will be a 12-day Australia and New Zealand sailing ex Sydney departing 6 February 2017, down the east coast and across the Tasman. The Auckland departure will be a 19-day voyage from 18 February 2017, cruising via the Bay of Islands, Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Darwin and onward via Indonesia to Kuala Lumpur. This will be a very popular cruise. Meanwhile, from October to April 2016 Norwegian Star sails the Western Caribbean out of Tampa. In mid-April 2016 she crosses the Atlantic to Copenhagen, from where she runs cruises to the Baltic capitals, and to the fjord coastline of Norway. One cruise in June reaches North Cape, an excellent voyage for seeing the Midnight Sun.

Accommodation
All cabins have tea/coffee making sets, rich timber cabinets, TV channels and movies, mini-fridge, separate toilet and enclosed shower, European duvets, and Elemis personal amenities. Two single beds can combine to make a double bed. Cabins have bunk beds to accommodate four, and some have inter-connecting doors for families. The ocean-view cabins have a large rectangular porthole. Balcony staterooms accommodate a third person on a sofa bed. These rooms are larger (specially those facing aft) with a sitting area and full height glass doors opening to a private balcony.

Food and Dining
The freestyle dining in twelve traditional and alternative locations means you can eat anywhere, anytime, in formal or casual dress: but this means making reservations. At the Versailles Main Dining Room, set with chandeliers and grand piano, you’ll enjoy a five-course traditional meal prepared by master chefs who are members of the Chaine des Rotisserus. The other main dining room is Aqua, with a lighter cuisine. The Blue Lagoon is a 24-hour food court, and another family-friendly site is Market Café serving a variety of ethnic specialities. It has a special section for kids.

Entertainment
The two-story Stardust Theatre offers Las-Vegas-style razzle-dazzle production shows, cabaret acts and comedy. Many bands and solo musicians provide dance music and entertainment throughout the ship. There’ll be a pool-side White Hot Party, so bring your white outfits. The ship also features library, internet café, games room, cinema, casino, and a really comfortable writing room.



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Take a break on board the Norwegian Star experiencing 7 relaxing nights on this Western Caribbean Cruise to Panama & Central America. When: Ship: Norwegian Star Category: Cruise Cabins from $ per person
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Cruise summary

Cruise: Western Caribbean Cruise
Duration: 7 nights
Ship: Norwegian Star
Star rating:
Departs: New Orleans
Returns: New Orleans
Ports of call: 5
Forward departures:

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shopping arcade
  • Wedding packages (NthAmer., Medit.)
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main dining venues (2)
  • Open seating, anytime
  • Cabin breakfast + coffee
  • Dietary needs, pre-order
  • Casual buffet
  • Asian restaurant
  • 24-Hour Eatery
  • Grills at 2 pools
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Ultimate Dining Package
  • Room Meal Menu (Haven, Suites, no fee)
  • Specialty Restaurants (6)
  • Live entertainment
  • Pizza Delivery
  • Coffee Bar & patisserie
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show theatre, shows, cabaret
  • Bars & Lounges (11)
  • Live music, dancing
  • Nightclub, DJ
  • Cinema
  • Library & Card Room
  • Casino
  • Conference/ centres
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Adults only pool
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Indoor lap pool
  • Theme parties
  • Spa & beauty treatments
  • Fitness centre & rooms
  • Sports courts
  • Jogging track
  • Golf nets (2)
  • Internet café (pay)
  • Wi-Fi in cabin (pay)
  • U-18 SUPERVISION
  • Youth Program welcome social, booklet
  • Children’s water park
  • Children’s centre
  • Splash Academy (6mo-2,3-5,6-9,10-12)
  • Entourage for teens
  • Teens’ centre, disco
  • Family Activities
  • U-18 PAY
  • Port-day supervision
  • Late night group care
  • Video arcade (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Elevators (12)
  • Wheelchair access best
  • Cabin current 110/220 V
  • Medical centre

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Welcome bottle of wine in Suite
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Butler, valet & concierge services (Suites & A Staterooms)
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi (common areas, cabins)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: USD 12 pp/night (can be pre-paid with fare) if over 2y. Adjust at Guest Services Desk.
  • Gratuities to beverage staff welcome.
  • Service charge for spa & salon 18% charged
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting in groups (2-12 yr)

Recent testimonials

"Terri remembered every member of our party from last year's Diamond Princess. She goes out of her way to say hello & is always ready with helpful advice."
Margaret from NSW


"I wanted to send a quick email thanking you once again for your help with the cruise. We had an amazing time and I've heard everyone else did as well."
Emily from WA


"We had a great time on the Pacific Dawn cruise. We met some terrific people at our dinner table and became good friends.Thank you once more for the excellent service you provided to us. It ensured our cruise went very smoothly."
Darryl & Margaret from Brisbane