Memphis, New Orleans & Eastern Caribbean Cruise

  • 15 Days

  • Southern USA

Mix together Memphis' musical roots, New Orleans' folklore and a stirring railroad trip through the Louisianan swamplands. Then head south to the sparkling turquoise waters, coral reefs and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. The perfect ingredients for a truly memorable holiday.

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Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

of 15 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 2nd April 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

Mix together Memphis' musical roots, New Orleans' folklore and a stirring railroad trip through the Louisianan swamplands. Then head south to the sparkling turquoise waters, coral reefs and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. The perfect ingredients for a truly memorable holiday.

At a glance

  • Memphis Visit Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, and the Civil Rights Museum.
  • Amtrak® train to New Orleans Watch the sleepy Louisianan towns glide by and look out for alligators in the Bayou swamps.
  • New Orleans Explore the city’s famous French Quarter and the colonial mansions of the Garden District.
  • Key West
  • Freeport
  • Nassau

Extensions

  • 3 nights hotel stay in Las Vegas

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Memphis

Fly to Memphis and transfer to your hotel for three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Memphis

Enjoy an included visit to 'Graceland', the legendary home of Elvis Presley to see Elvis' two custom designed planes. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Memphis, built on the Mississippi River, well known for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. In the Downtown area experience the sound of Jazz along Beale Street and visit the Civil Rights Museum where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Memphis

Another day to discover Memphis.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Memphis - New Orleans

You will be transferred to Memphis Central Station today for your Amtrak® journey to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and the home of Mardi Gras. On arrival in New Orleans, transfer to your hotel for three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

New Orleans

You have two full days to explore the birthplace of jazz and home of the colourful Mardi Gras. New Orleans is lively, historically-rich and known for its raucous nightlife, pulsing live music scene and spicy cuisine. A city where French, African and American cultures come together, it embodies the spirit of Mardi Gras, the fiery festival known for its street parties and wild costumed parades. Why not take an optional city tour to see the French Quarter, including St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, and the Garden District, to admire its stately mansions. If there is time, experience the Algiers Ferry on the iconic Mississippi River.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

New Orleans

Another full day to discover New Orleans.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

New Orleans

Today, transfer to your cruise ship Carnival Dream for embarkation.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

At sea

Enjoy two days at sea soaking up the entertainment and food and drink on board.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Key West

Key West is known as the 'Conch Republic' and is a vibrant island with colourful bars and a lively atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit on earth, with the warmest ocean waters anywhere in the United States and romantic-style buildings. Join an optional excursion to Hemingway's house, to see original manuscripts and many of his famed six-toed cats. While on the island, sample its culinary treasures, such as Conch Salad and the world-famous Key Lime Pie.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Freeport

Freeport is the lively resort centre of Grand Bahama Island, with great shopping opportunities in Port Lucaya Marketplace. For those who wish to venture further afield, the eastern and western ends of the island offer serene and quaint hideaways.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Nassau

The capital of the Bahamas is also one of the most popular ports in the Caribbean. An idyllic place with stretches of perfect white-sand beaches, gracefully swaying coconut palms offering oases of shade, and warm, crystal-clear waters revealing the secrets of incredible multi-coloured marine life. Whether you spend the day shopping for duty-free gifts and mementoes, taking a carriage ride past sorbet-coloured buildings, or touring in a glass-bottom boat, you'll leave the Bahamas with lots of beautiful memories.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

New Orleans - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

Land home in the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Memphis: Crowne Plaza
  • New Orleans: Sheraton New Orleans

 

Notes

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

Your ship

Carnival Dream

The ship itself is a unique experience with a great variety of activities, restaurants, and bars, such as the RedFrog Rum Bar and the BlueIguana Tequila Bar. Get your appetite ready, because you’re gonna need it. Carnival Dream features two dual-level dining rooms, a gourmet steakhouse and of course, the Lido Restaurant. It also features Ocean Plaza, which combines tasty treats with, perhaps, even tastier entertainment. Entertainment options are all up and down the ship, as is water-based fun, from the heart-racing water slide action at WaterWorks to the soul-soothing Thalassotherapy pool at the Cloud 9 Spa. 

Despite its name, Carnival Dream is definitely a reality. Can’t believe it? Pinch yourself… and book your dream cruise today.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
Ship facts
  • Style: Resort
  • Class: Dream
  • Size: Large
  • Number of crew: 1367
  • Number of cabins: 1823
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 35
  • Capacity: 3646 passengers
  • Main language on board: en
  • Currency on board: USD
  • Number of decks: 14
  • Gross tonnage: 130000
  • Length (m): 306.01
  • Width (m): 38.1
  • Speed in knots: 20
  • Launch year: 2009
  • Refit year: 2012
Available cabins on this cruise
Interior

An Interior stateroom is not only cosy and complete with Carnival stateroom amenities—it is the most affordable way to cruise. There are also Interior stateroom options with a view. Select an Interior with a porthole or picture window for a view of the ocean or a walkway view picture window for a view beyond your stateroom, out to the observation deck outside including a great sky view.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

Interior Upper/Lower

An Interior Upper/Lower stateroom creatively maximises space for a pair of cruisers. These staterooms feature all the same amenities as other Interior staterooms, with a different layout—including one twin bed, and either an upper Pullman or sofa bed. Select an Interior Upper/Lower with a porthole for an affordable view of the ocean.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 2

Balcony

Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views. Any time you’re in your room, you’re just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Balcony: 35 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

Cove Balcony

Love the sea? Cove Balcony staterooms feature balconies that let you make the most
of your location. Enjoy things from a whole new perspective: one amazing up-close view of the ocean as the ship cruises along.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Balcony: 45 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

Extended Balcony

Extended Balcony staterooms feature a larger balcony with more lounge-around room, and more kick back space. Or select an Aft-View Extended Balcony for some of the best stern-side views you’ll find anywhere.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Balcony: 35 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

Premium Vista Balcony

Premium Vista Balcony staterooms were designed to wrap around the aft corners of the ship, giving you a unique vantage point from which to enjoy luxuriously panoramic views of the sky and the sea and take in even more sunshine.

Details

  • Stateroom: 185 square feet
  • Balcony: 75 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 2

Ocean View

Catch a glimpse of what’s going by from your Ocean View stateroom where you’ll get views you won’t find anywhere on land. Don’t miss sunrise and sunset at sea— your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!

Details

  • Stateroom: 220 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 3

Deluxe Ocean View

Deluxe Ocean View staterooms are a great choice for families. Rooms in this category feature great views, a full bathroom, plus a separate washroom, and while stateroom configurations vary, certain Deluxe Ocean View rooms have space to sleep up to five cruisers.

Details

  • Stateroom: 220 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 5

Junior Suite

As you step into a Junior Suite aboard, you can’t help but feel that you’re stepping into luxury. Featuring a standard-size balcony, you’ll find everything else there is to love about a suite, including Priority check-in and a private balcony for relaxing.

Details

  • Suite: 275 square feet
  • Balcony: 65 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 3

Grand Suite

A Grand Suite features even more space than the standard suite. Add Priority check-in, a huge balcony, a whirlpool tub for relaxing and even a convenient dressing area with vanity and you can see just how extraordinarily comfy the entire experience can be.

Details

  • Suite: 345 square feet
  • Balcony: 85 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

Ocean Suite

An Ocean Suite is the ultimate way to cruise. With more space for stretching out indoors, plus a large balcony for kicking back outdoors, try an Ocean Suite to experience private, luxurious relaxation. Ocean Suites also include Priority check-in, walk-in closet and bathroom with whirlpool.

Details

  • Suite: 275 square feet
  • Balcony: 65 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

Cloud 9 Spa Suite

A Cloud 9 Spa Suite is the ultimate in both stateroom and spa accommodations. Carnival have taken the warm essence of their Cloud 9 Spas and infused it into these staterooms with special amenities that feature private spa access and priority spa reservations. Cloud 9 Spa staterooms are available in Suite, Balcony, Ocean View and Interior categories.

Details

  • Suite: 275 square feet
  • Balcony: 65 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 3

Life onboard

It’s one thing to be fun, but it’s another thing to be first. Carnival Dream was at the forefront of a wave of amazingly fun Carnival ships; as the genesis of the Dream class, it set the direction for the ships that followed.

Latest customer reviews

3rd August 2017

All good. A very memorable and enjoyable trip.

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