2020 Christmas Cruise

Dates December 23-28, 2020
Destination Galveston, TX Cruising; Yucatan, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
Price From 703


Are you sick of all of the planning and clean-up involved in hosting a family holiday, or are looking for a different way to spend Christmas? 

How about giving the gift of time and memories that last a lifetime to your family! A holiday cruise is just the gift to give everyone on your list.  It will allow you to spend that precious time with your family, which is what makes the best investment you can make for your family.

There’s something for every kind of seeker onboard Adventure of the Seas. Royal Caribbean will make the most of your time with your family. They have one of the best youth programs at sea. Your family can get your adrenaline fix with a whip, splashing ride on The Perfect Storm℠ twin racer water slides or satisfy your cravings with delicious dishes at world-class restaurants. And when the sun goes down, light up the dance floor to the sound of a live Latin band at Boleros or tune in to a guest performer at the Duck and Dog Pub.  

Whether you live in a cold climate or warm - escaping to the white sand (instead of cold white snow) is a dream come true!  Unlike toys that break or get outgrown, this with be an experience never forgotten with you the HERO!

TOUR ID - 9220L23

Day 1: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Galveston, Texas

Lone Star Stunner:

Grab a Texas-style breakfast in the historic Strand District. Then explore Galveston's illustrious history on a scenic stroll past well-preserved Victorian mansions. Cruise from Galveston and dig a little deeper at one of the many local museums, where you'll discover oil industry exhibits, a restored 1877 tall ship, and historic Texas artifacts.

Things To Do in Galveston:

  • Saltwater Stalwarts: Unwind along Galveston's 32 miles of sun-drenched shoreline at one of the many county beach parks lining the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston Island State Park offers quiet seclusion and Stewart Beach is a popular gathering space for livelier beach crowds.
  • Head to the Pier: Say hello to the thrills and excitement of the massive amusement park at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Galveston cruises give the opportunity to experience all that the pier has to offer. Enjoy the rides before playing all of the classic carnival games - there's even a roller coaster on Pleasure Pier!
  • Building Block: Stroll past well-preserved Victorian-era buildings in the old Strand District during your Galveston cruise. Once called the "Wall Street of the South", this charming commercial hub, along with the neighboring East End Historic District, is home to mansions-turned-museums, the Grand 1894 Opera House, plus loads of unique shops and cozy cafés.
  • Local Cuisine: Seafood is kind on Galveston Island - Gulf shrimp, blue crabs, snapper and grouper come fresh off the boat. But the signature Tex-Mex cuisine equally impresses with sizzling fajitas and tequila-laced margaritas. Old Strand Emporium scoops our ice cream parlor charm, while La King's Confectionary is where local candy makers craft saltwater taffy in-house. Don't miss a drive-through daiquiri stand for a frozen cocktail on-the-go.
  • Shopping: The Strand Historical District is the town's prime shopping spot, where 19th-century storefronts now house a quirky collection of locally owned gift shops and antique stores. Here you can pick up beachwear, whimsical gifts, model ships, used books, Southwestern turquoise jewelry, and Texas-inspired home décor.
Day 2: Thursday, December 24, 2020

Cruising - At Sea

Things To Do:

  • Rock Climbing Wall - A BOLDER BOULDER: Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Ice Skating - THIS IS NO PLACE FOR COLD FEET: Whether you're a beginner or you've got moves like the Great One, you'll have a great time every time at the ice skating rink.
Day 3: Friday, December 25, 2020

Docked - Yucatan, Mexico

Itzá Wild Adventure

With its laid-back beach-town vibe and one of the world's longest piers, Progreso is the gateway to adventure on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Soak up the sun along Malecón Beach. Go kayaking through mangrove estuaries. Explore shipwrecks at Alacranes Reef. Or head inland to discover a treasure trove of Mayan ruin sites that digs deeps into Mexico's ancient past.

Things To Do in Yucatan:

  • The White City: The town of Merida is known for its colonial charm, boutiques, bazaars, luxury inns and lively café scene. Nicknamed "The White City" for its pearl-white Spanish architecture, this is where you can explore Plaza Garande, peek in art galleries, admire Paseo de Montejo's sculptures, and peruse the region's best museums during your Yucatan cruise.
  • Preserved with Perfection: Unlock ancient Mayan mysteries while combing the crumbling ruins of Chichén Itzá. Admire Puuc-style palaces, grand temples, the Great Ball Court, and sky-high El Castillo pyramid on a tour of one of the most stunning and well-preserved Mayan sites on the planet.
  • Deep Discovery: Jump feet-first into the sparkling turquoise waters of a cenote. These magical underground sinkholes nestled in the Yucatecan jungle were once considered sacred by the Maya. Today you can jump right in for a swim or cave diving, with some even offering restaurants and spa amenities.
  • Local Cuisine: Many Mexican dishes feature chile peppers, which can be pickled, smoked, stuffed or stewed. Restaurants lining Calle 19 serve fresh seafood dishes and Yucatecan tamales, which are typically filled with chicken and cooked in underground ovens. Cochinita pibil (pork in savory achiote sauce) is a local signature, as is xtabentúm, a honey-anisette liqueur and sacred Mayan ceremonial drink.
  • Shopping: A collection of souvenir shops are located right at the cruise terminal. At the Progreso Crafts market local artisans sell handmade jewelry, woven blankets, onyx carvings and replicas of Mayan artifacts. Hit the farmer's market for fresh tropical fruit - or head to Merida's market district for locally made goods.
Day 4: Saturday, December 26, 2020

Docked - Cozumel, Mexico

Mexican Heart and Caribbean Soul

Cozumel blends Mexican culture with Caribbean vibes. You can explore its Maya roots in Tulum, or discover a secret world of sea life as you snorkel beneath the waves in Chankanaab. And there's no better way to close out a day of adventure than with an ice cold michelada and beachside massage at Playa Mia.

Things To Do in Cozumel:

  • Temple Trekking: Get up close and personal with Maya history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as A.D. 300.
  • Dive into Adventure: At Chankanaab National Park, you'll find everything from snorkeling and scuba to swimming with dolphins.
  • Natural Thrills: Reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park during your Cozumel cruise.
  • Local Cuisine: Cozumel's cuisine is dominated by Mexican, American and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is always a good choice, and so is the cochinita pibil - a slow roasted, highly seasoned pork dish. Cool off with a michelada, made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Or keep it traditional with Mexico's signature spirit, tequila.
  • Shopping: For great deals and guaranteed stores, walk along the waterfront on Avenue Rafael E. Melgar, a mile-long strip in San Miguel. And be sure to check out the Chile Tequila Factory for a sampling of Mexico's favorite spirit.
Day 5: Sunday, December 27, 2020

Cruising - At Sea

For Foodies

Things To Do:

  • Ciovanni's Table - Al Dente Indulgence: A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
  • Johnny Rockets - Meet you at the Dinner, Daddy-O: With a family-friendly uncomplicated menu that offers all-American good eats and is reminiscent of simpler days, you'll feel like you stepped back in time to an era of sock hops, soda fountains and drive-in theaters.
Day 6: Monday, December 28, 2020

Galveston, Texas

Super Sized Adventure

Afternoons in Galveston are typically filled with sun, seafood and southern charms. Paddle a kayak through the island's wetlands. Peel open steamy Gulf shrimp in a waterfront dive. Explore Moody Garden's interactive wildlife exhibits. Or top off your cruise adventure with a sky-high Ferris wheel ride at Pleasure Pier, overlooking the tranquil Gulf of Mexico.

Things To Do in Galveston:

  • Saltwater Stalwarts: Unwind along Galveston's 32 miles of sun-drenched shoreline at one of the many county beach parks lining the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston Island State park offers quiet seclusion and Stewart Beach is a great family-friendly option, while East Beach is a popular gathering space for livelier beach crowds.
  • Head to the Pier: Say hello to the thrills and excitement of the massive amusement park at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Galveston cruises give the opportunity to experience all that the pier has to offer. Enjoy the rides before playing all of the classic carnival games - there's even a roller coaster on Pleasure Pier!
  • Building Blocks: Stroll past well-preserved Victorian-era buildings in the old Strand District during your Galveston cruise. Once called the "Wall Street of the South", this charming commercial hub, along with the neighboring East End Historic District, is home to mansions-turned-museums, the Grand 1894 Opera House, plus loads of unique shops and cozy cafés.
  • Local Cuisine: Seafood is king on Galveston Island - Gulf shrimp, blue carbs, snapper and grouper come fresh off the boat. But the signature Tex-Mex cuisine equally impresses with sizzling fajitas and tequila-laced margaritas. Old Strand Emporium scoops out ice cream parlor charm, while La King's Confectionary is where local candy makers craft saltwater taffy in-house. Don't miss a drive-through daiquiri stand for a frozen cocktail on-the-go.
  • Shopping: The Strand Historical District is the town's prime shopping spot, where 19th-century storefronts now house a quirky collection of locally owned gift shops and antique stores. Here you can pick up beachwear, whimsical gifts, model ships, used books, Southwestern turquoise jewelry, and Texas-inspired home décor.

Included:

  • 5 night cruise - Royal Caribbean on the Adventure of the Seas
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Special Holiday On-board activities
  • Morris Murdock Travel Manager traveling with group to assist with travel needs
  • Tour book & travel document package

Not Included:

  • Government taxes $80.25
  • Round trip airfare - Group air from --Salt Lake City will be available
  • Optional Group Shore excursion
  • Trip cancellation and Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for tours and cruise 

Optional Pricing:

  • Inside Cabins - $703.00 starting per person/based on double
  • Outside Cabins - $876.00 starting per person/based on double
  • Balcony Cabin -  $1072.00 starting per person/based on double
  • Note: Single/triple/quad cabins are based on availability and are subject to change.  Rates will be quoted based on availability.

Cruise Tour Add On Options 

  • $200 pp deposit due at the time of booking
  • Final Payment due Sep 8th, 2020
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers and a max of 75 passengers.
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