We have rooms on the Panorama Deck of the Carnival Legend, sailing out of Tampa, Florida, leaving Sunday, September 4th and returning Sunday, September 11th, 2011. 7 nights aboard the Legend sailing the high seas and smoking some great cigars! The ship has a cigar lounge and since we have a balcony you can smoke cigars out there too! Also on the pool deck, on the starboard (right) side of the ship.
The Carnival Legend is 963' long and carries 2124 passengers. The Panorama Deck is the top passenger deck. We also have a balcony! Our travel agent has a block of rooms set aside in hopes others will join us. The best cruise ship rooms fill up fast so contact Phyllis Gibson of The Travel Connection soon if you're interested. To see the Legend's deck plans click this link. The cruise cost for 2 people is roughly $1500, including port charges.
The cruise includes your food, entertainment, and room. You are responsible for your alcohol and other things like photos, souvenirs, etc. Now, what ports are we visiting? Glad you asked! Here's the itinerary:
Day/Date Port Time (arrive and depart)
Sunday, Sep 04 Tampa, FL 4:00pm
Monday, Sep 05 Fun Day at Sea
Tuesday, Sep 06 Cozumel, Mexico 9:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 07 Belize 8:00am 5:00pm
Thursday, Sep 08 Isla Roatan 8:00am 3:00pm
Friday, Sep 09 Grand Cayman 10:00am 6:00pm
Saturday, Sep 10 Fun Day at Sea
Sunday, Sep 11 Tampa, FL 8:00am
Now, a little about this trip as it appeals to you cigar lovers! Among the beautiful destinations there are 3 La Casa del Habano's that we'll be visiting! LCDH's are authorized Cuban cigar franchise shops and the only place you can be guaranteed you're getting legitimate cigars.
Cozumel: A brand new La Casa del Habano just opened in Cozumel last year and from what I hear it's beautiful! Leather chairs, stocked humidor, and a bar. What more can you ask for? It's located downtown near the ferry port where the ships go back and forth to Playa del Carmen. I will definitely be visiting this shop! After that, you might travel out to one of the dozens of great beaches that Cozumel offers of stay downtown and shop. Paradise Beach is a great place to enjoy the sand and sun.
Belize: Sorry, no LCDH here, but if you like diving you'll love Belize! There is also a great beach on one of the keys adjacent to Belize. I think we'll be going there. When we arrive in Belize we are transported to the mainland via tender. The water is too shallow for the ship to dock.
Isla Roatan, Honduras: This is a beautiful island that is rather rustic. The people are very friendly. And yes, there is an LCDH here too! The last time I was there the prices were pretty good, much better than Mexico's LCDH. You should be able to get some good cigars at a good price here. The water around Roatan is beautiful! I love this island.
Grand Caymen: Our last stop but a new one for me. There is an LCDH very close to the ship; within walking distance. Of course, I'll be visiting their shop. After that it's off to the beach! From what I've heard the prices of everything in Grand Caymen are high, so be forewarned.
The days at sea are great to recharge your batteries. You'll see most people lounging on the lido deck. Our rooms are just below the lido deck so we'll be very close to all the action. There are many things to do while on board so you won't be bored.
You might wonder if you'd use your balcony enough to warrant one but my guess is you'll never cruise without one once you experience it. You can simply open the door and walk out to view the ocean, watch the ship pull into and out of port, gaze at the stars at night, of just hang out. The balcony is a must for us!
We'd love to have you join us. If you're interested contact Phyllis soon and secure your spot on the ship!