YUCATAN CRUISE AND TOUR, ABOARD THE 286 feet M/V VICTORY II
All-inclusive 9-Days Yucatan Cruise, starting & ending in Cancun, Mexico.
Three departure dates in November/December of 2020.
Mexico’s picturesque beaches, rich history and distinctive culture draw adventurists from around the world to its most treasured spaces. On this journey, we’ll introduce you to exotic destinations such as Puerto Morelos, Progreso and Campeche as we travel through the Caribbean Sea. Ancient ruins, beachside mansions and authentic cuisine make experiences in Mexico unlike those anywhere else. Come, explore, and indulge.
Experience Mexico's distinctive culture on this exclusive voyage crafted to provide exploration into regions and sites that are rarely seen. Unique opportunities such as the chance to greet the morning at the awe-inspiring Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, which is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Wonder of the World, and the hidden gem Campeche await you. Discover the secrets of civilizations past on this unparalleled journey of exploration.
Classic private staterooms and elegant public spaces make the M/V Victory II feel like home away from home. Find comfort and peace of mind with electronic safes and individual climate control in each cabin. It’s easy to unwind in provided robes and slippers, premium mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bedding. Keep up to date – or just entertained – with your in-room flat-screen television. Personal service and daily housekeeping caters to your preferences.
YUCATAN CRUISE & TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1, Fly to Cancun, MexicoEnjoy a complimentary stay at the precruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.
Day 2, Cancun / Puerto Morelos
Transfer to Puerto Morelos. Step onto the M/V Victory II from this hidden gem of the Yucatán. Find repose in the serene small-town atmosphere of a welcoming seaside haven.
Day 3, Puerto Morelos (Tulum)
Explore Tulum, about 80 miles south of Cancun, which has become a hot destination known for its spiritual, New Age vibe, however, for the Mayans who built it, the area served as a fortress. Tulum is protected on one side by four-story cliffs and on the other by a 12-foot wall. The ruins sit along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula overlooking the glittering Caribbean Sea. Explore the Tulum Archaeological Site on our included tour of one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan cities.
Day 4, Puerto Morelos / Valladolid
With our ship docked in at scenic Puerto Morelos, we travel by deluxe motorcoach to spend an exclusive night at Mayaland Hotel, near Valladolid. Known for its colonial architecture and picturesque beauty – including gorgeous water-filled sinkholes called cenotes – Valladolid is a jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula. Enjoy an included tour of the amazing and important ruins of Ek Balam (Mayan for “black jaguar”) and an authentic Yucatán lunch at Hacienda Selva Maya. Indulge in a delectable dinner and relaxing overnight stay at the colorful Mayaland Hotel – family-owned and operated since 1923.
Day 5, Valladolid / Progresso
After our overnight stay at Mayaland Hotel, awake to the rare and precious opportunity to greet the sun as it rises over the mystical ruins of Chichén Itzá and the fascinating El Castillo – the Temple of Kukulkan. Complete this stop with an included tour of Valladolid. Then on to board the ship waiting at the port town of Progresso.
Day 6, Campeche
The colors of the rainbow adorn this fortified city on the Yucatán Peninsula’s western edge, in the restored façades of the historic buildings lining its cobblestone streets. In the mid-1600s, the city walls were erected to protect against pirates and marauders. Today, the Campechanos, which means “good-natured,” have a reputation for welcoming visitors. Cherish the chance to explore this charming state capital not visited by larger ships.
Day 7, Campeche, Mexico
Our included city tour spans two days, allowing guests to explore Puerto de Tierra, El Palacio de Centro Cultural, the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Fort San Miguel, the Teatro Francisco de Paula Toro and shopping at the vibrant handicrafts market at Tukulná.
Day 8, At Sea
As we depart Campeche en route to our disembarkation port of Puerto Morelos, reflect upon the journey of a lifetime, relishing every friendship, every meal, every moment.
Day 9, Puerto Morelos / Cancun, Mexico
(Disembark) - As the journey concludes, enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.
Not included are Taxes, port fees, and gratuities are additional.
• All onboard meals, masterfully handcrafted by our culinary team
• Specialty and casual dining venues
• Engaging entertainment each evening
• Immersive shore excursions in each port of call
• Access to major cultural and international metropolitan areas
• Tea, coffee, filtered water, soft drinks and non-premium beer, wine and spirits
• Relaxing afternoon tea service
• Daily cocktail hour
• Wi-Fi in public areas
• Enriching onboard lectures and cultural forums
• Aperitifs or after-dinner drinks in our English-style tavern
• Spacious suites and staterooms, with an electronic safe and individual climate control
• Personal cabin service with
daily housekeeping that caters to your preferences
• Private full bathroom with a walk-in shower
• Top-of-the-line, eco-friendly bath amenities
• Robes, slippers and a hair dryer, for your comfort and convenience
• Premium mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bedding
• In room entertainment with flat-screen television (satellite)
Health and Wellness
• Pamper yourself in the spa/salon featuring indulgent scented oil treatments, manicures, pedicures and styling (additional cost)
• Stay active in the fitness center
Below are various videos of relevance, (some are very glamorous, fanciful and surreal - however the photography is beautiful), to remind you to bring a camera :)
Quest for the Lost Maya (1 hour video by National Geographic, re northern Yucatan)
Yucatan, Yucatan 2, Yucatan 3
Campeche, Campeche 2
Uxmal, Uxmal2, Puuc sites
Merida Historic Downtown, Merida 2
Valladolid, Valladolid 2
Maya World Museum in Merida Lightshow
Cenotes, Cenotes 2
The Mayan Calendar
Below are a temperature chart for Cancun and a climate chart for Merida:
We are happy to design custom itineraries throughout the Yucatan based on your interests and time. You are welcome to call us anytime at 1-239-992-9660, or toll free at 800-446-9660, or email us at travel "at" GoExploring.com for more information.
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