Yucatan’s Mayan Cruise Tour

MEXICO : CRUISES - CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

Yucatan’s Mayan Cruise Tours
Roundtrip Cancun (Cozumel), Mexico
Cruise Summary

Part land, part sea:  This cruise tour provides the best of both worlds. Experience Mexico’s distinctive culture on this exclusive voyage crafted to provide an exploration into regions and sites that are rarely seen. 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 dive into the cultures of Campeche. Discover the secrets of civilizations past on this dichotomous journey.

Victory Cruise Lines

This Ocean-View suite boasts sweeping views, interior and exterior entrances, a semi-private terrace, one queen bed, and one sofa-bed, a sitting area, a complimentary mini-bar (restocked daily), an in-room safe, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service, and fresh fruit daily.

335 sq. ft.

Semi-private terrace

Queen bed

Mini refrigerator

Interior and exterior entrances

Triple accommodation

Furnished sitting area with a sofa-bed and dining table

Deck 3

SUITES AND STATEROOMS

All luxury suites and staterooms feature views of the water so you can watch the landscape unfold from the privacy of your own room. Within each stateroom and suite, you’ll find 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, plush towels, deluxe bathroom amenities, personal robes and slippers, and stylish, modern décor.

SERVICE

You are sure to receive attentive, personalized service onboard the M/V Victory II. Enjoy daily turndown service, a luxury pillow menu, and friendly staff to bring you whatever you need.

FINE DINING

Enjoy nightly pre-dinner canapés and complimentary beverages as a prelude to an elegant and relaxing dining experience in the Coastal Dining Room. The expert culinary team designs dishes inspired by stops along your voyage—order from a daily chef’s menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or, settle in for beautiful views over the water at The Grill, a casual, buffet-style restaurant opens for lunch and dinner.

ONBOARD ENRICHMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT

Gain new insights and discover fascinating perspectives on the places you’ll explore from engaging guest speakers. Onboard, naturalists and historians will share their expertise on topics that will enrich your travel experience and provide you with a deeper understanding of the region’s rich history, ecology, and cultural heritage.

In the evenings, gather in the Compass Lounge for music and dancing, enjoy a cocktail as you stargaze on the sun deck, or mingle with fellow travelers in The Tavern as talented musicians provide the perfect backdrop for your night.

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

In each port of call, enjoy an included selection of Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions aboard a dedicated fleet of luxury coaches. Carefully curated to maximize your experience of each city, these shore excursions feature selected admissions and narrated tours of some of the most fascinating locations in North America and Mexico.

Yucatan’s Mayan Cruise Tours
Roundtrip Cancun (Cozumel), Mexico
Departures:
Year 2022

January 04, 12, 20, 28; February 05, 13; November 22, 30; December 08, 16, 24

Year 2023

January 01, 17, 25; February 02, 10; November 21, 29; December 07, 15, 23

ITINERARY
Day1

Hotel Stay in Cancun, MX

Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-voyage hotel. The evening allows time to relaxation time before the adventure begins. For your convenience, the Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and the 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.

Day2

Embark in Cozumel/Tulum, MX

Today you’ll explore the Tulum Archaeological Site on the included tour of one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan cities. We will travel about 80 miles south of Cancun to this well-known destination known for its spiritual history. 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.

Day3

Costa Maya, MX

Enclosed within the borders of the Caribbean Sea and a jungle, Costa Maya offers the retreat that tourists long to experience. Opportunities for relaxation, adventure, and everything in between lie just beyond the porting space. Colorful fowl speckle the skyline, and breathtaking views bless the beachfront. Traditional Mexican cuisine is accompanied by local chocolate and tequila. Whether wandering the ruins of the ancient civilizations that once thrived in the area, or indulging in the pleasantries of the lively markets, a once-in-a-lifetime experience can be guaranteed in Costa Maya.

Day4

Scenic Sailing on the Gulf of Mexico

Azure skies watch waves absorb the sun as we set sail on the Caribbean Sea. Revel in the fetch of the gentle waves and another unhurried day of exploring the decks, taking in the view from different perspectives and sharing time with friends.

Day5

Progreso, MX

This day is filled with an included experience to Mérida, the vibrant capital of the Yucatán. While there we’ll visit the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida to see a magnificent collection of artifacts, including textiles, engravings, ceramics, and religious works, and learn about the Mayan culture and the civilization’s history. The museum will set the stage for the ancient Mayan civilizations that will be seen throughout this cultural voyage.

Day6

Campeche, MX

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 this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s cobblestone streets. Today, you will enjoy an included trolly tour of the city with stops at cultural hotspots: Puerta de Tierra, El Palacio de Centro Cultural, and the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral. And in the evening, you’ll be astounded by an exclusive 45-min authentic Folkloric Show and performance at the city’s historic theatre, Francisco de Paula Toro.

Day7

Campeche, MX

The second day of Campeche exploration presents a completely new experience. Your included tour will provide the chance to delve into the Spanish military architecture of the city at Fort San Miguel. An optical performance comes to life in a fountain show. And you can spend some time finding your piece of the city to bring home during your Tukulna shopping experience.

For a more in-depth experience, guests may choose the optional premium experience to Edzna, a Mayan civilization that has been preserved to give visitors the opportunity to explore and learn.

Day8

Scenic Sailing on the Gulf of Mexico

Today we slip our moorings to survey the sapphire canvas of the Gulf of Mexico. Unwind in seascape and sunlight as the canvas of turquoise and emerald slips by. Scenic sailing reveals the uncommon beauty of life at sea. Laze in the grace that envelops, and be sure to seize the excellence within the vessel.

Day9

Progreso, MX (disembark)/Valladolid, MX (hotel stay)

With our ship docked in the scenic port of Progreso, we travel by motorcoach to spend a night within walking distance of Chichén Itzá. This day includes a city tour of Valladolid, known for its colonial architecture and picturesque beauty – including gorgeous cenotes – Valladolid is a jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula. The streets are colorful and buzzing with life. And unwind in the evening with your accommodations at the Mayaland Hotel to enjoy balconies with garden views, stained glass windows, and pyramid horizons. You may also choose an optional evening premium experience to view the incredible sound and light show on the Pyramid of Kukulkán that tells the story of Chichén Itzá in a most unique way.

No shore excursions are offered on this day.

Day10

Hotel Stay in Valladolid/Cancun, MX

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. After, enjoy an authentic breakfast at the Mayaland Hotel, explore the architectural wonders at Ek Balam, dine at the Hacienda Selva Maya restaurant and end your day with a transfer to your included post-voyage hotel in Cancun.

Day11

Cancun, MX (Hotel Checkout)

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure prior to your travel home.

What is Included

Pre-voyage hotel night, Masterful regional cuisine with specialty and casual options, Entertainment each evening, Shore excursions in each port of call, Afternoon tea service, Cocktail hour daily, Complimentary non-premium beer, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, filtered water, and soft drinks, Wi-Fi in all public areas, Onboard enrichment and many more features.

 

 

 

 

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