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    August 13-20, 2017 Western Caribbean CME Cruise

    • December 31, 1969

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August 13-20, 2017 Western Caribbean CME Cruise

Western Caribbean Cruises are an especially good fit for those travelers who want to experience the history and culture with the natural beauty of this region. Plus the added convenience of packing & unpacking only once. Sunshine, history, and all the water sports you can dream of await you in some of the most coveted waters of the world!

August 13-20, 2017 Western Caribbean CME Cruise


Western Caribbean Cruises

Are an especially good fit for those travelers who want to experience the history and culture with the natural beauty of this region. Plus the added convenience of packing & unpacking only once. Sunshine, history, and all the water sports you can dream of await you in some of the most coveted waters of the world!


Embark on the perfect family vacation—where young minds are inspired by enriching activities instead of pacified with mindless distraction. We’ll introduce the kids (and you!) to the history, culture, and flavors or some of the most exciting islands in the Caribbean with Celebrity Shore Excursions geared specifically toward family fun. On board, we have a roster full of activities that will excite, inspire, entertain, and engage kids and families alike throughout your entire vacation.


EXPLORER ACADEMY — Driven by Anturus, “the education adventure people,” our Explorer Academy engages kids (and kids at heart) by making the connecting links between science and everyday life more visible—and fun!

iTAKE — Geared toward the up-and- coming directors, iTake is the coolest video project at sea. Armed with GoPro® Hero 3 cameras, kids explore on board to film the video they planned out in their storyboard session. Then they’ll learn how to edit their videos in our cyber chic Celebrity iLounge®. That’s a wrap!

LONELY PLANET FOR KIDS — Teaching kids about world geography has never been more engaging. Out “You Rule!” program has kids creating their own countries—complete with designing a flag, the topography of their country, their own currency, main sources of income, and more.

Additional Noteworthy Features

AquaClass —These veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa® Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.

Suites — Our spacious suites transform your vacation into a completely indulgent experience. Book this type of stateroom and enjoy special privileges plus an extensive list of amenities including European-style butler service (except Celebrity Xpedition). To find out more about stateroom categories and their additional features click here!

Overall program objectives

This course is designed for Family Physicians, Specialists, and Allied Health Care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs assessment to facilitate the faculty with the development of their presentations.

  • Sun. Aug 13 Miami, Florida Depart: 4:00 PM Embark
  • Aug 14 Key West, Florida Arrive: 7:00 AM
    Depart: 5:00 PM
  • Aug 15 At Sea During the Day
  • Aug 16 Costa Maya, Mexico Arrive: 8:00 AM
    Depart: 5:00 PM
  • Aug 17 Cozumel, Mexico Arrive: 8:00 AM
    Depart: 5:00 PM Afternoon
  • Aug 18 George Town, Grand Cayman Arrive: 10:30 AM
    Depart: 6:00 PM Morning
  • Aug 19 At Sea During the Day
  • Sun. Aug 20 Miami, Florida Arrive: 7:00 AM Disembark

Our group will visit many exciting stops...

Miami, Florida

Know n as the “Magic City” the City of Miami is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade Country on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Miami is one of the state's – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. Though destinations often are said to offer something for everyone, the Miami area offers multiple enticements for everyone: The trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. The bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana. The plush hotels of Miami Beach and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern, sprawling malls and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family- owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region. The lures of deep-sea fishing, golf and tennis. Major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball are all very popular here. Boat shows and auto racing are among the norm for locals. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas are a weekly occurrence and a great way to really step into a local’s shoes for a day. An international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port. The Miami area offers all of this – and so much more. Average temperatures in August range from a high of 88 degrees to a low of 76 Fahrenheit. The most notable beaches are South Beach, North Shore, Miami Beach, and Surfside Beach.

Key West, Florida

The Keys, like any frontier, have always been defined by two ‘E’s’: edge and eccentric. When it came to the far frontier, the very edge, the last outpost of America – out here, only the most eccentric would dare to venture, and thus, Key West: the most beautifully strange (or is it strangely beautiful?) island in the US. There’s no middle separating the high and low brow, that’s for sure. There are literary festivals, Caribbean villas, tropical noir and expensive art galleries.

There are Key West attractions for everyone starting right when you disembark onto the docks near Mallory Square, a bustling waterfront that attracts artists, entertainers, and sunset watchers. Some of the most popular activities on the water include dolphin encounters, kayaking the backcountry, saltwater sport fishing, diving and snorkeling at Ft. Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas, or renting a boat at Key West marina to explore on your own. On land, shopping, museums, art galleries, tours, theaters, and more await you. Alternatively, you can just relax in the sand at one of Key West’s famous beaches or take a stroll down Duval Street with a cold drink in your hand while you listen to a local band. At last count there were over 240 eating and drinking establishments on this 2-by- 4 mile island. So, one thing you can bank on while in Key West is loads of fresh local seafood! For dessert make sure you try some Key lime pie!

Costa Maya, Mexico

The Southern Caribbean Coast, or the Costa Maya as most call it, is the latest region to be hit by the development boom. Here one can explore all the shiny new development and modern amenities. However, if you are looking for a quiet escape on the Mexican Caribbean, it's still the best place to be. Stretching about 100km south of Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve down to the small town of Xcalak, you'll find many surprises along the way, such as the mesmerizing Laguna Bacalar, aka the 'lake of seven colors.' East of Bacalar, the tranquil fishing towns of Mahahual and Xcalak offer great beach-bumming, bird-watching and diving opportunities – residents in both spots put a premium on sustainable development, and it is evident. In the interior, the seldom-visited ruins of Dzibanché and Kohunlich seem all the more mysterious without the hoards of tour vans. For both the ruins and trips down south to Belize, Quintana Roo's state capital Chetumal is a great jumping-off point.

Cozumel, Mexico

As far back as 2,000 years ago, when the Mayan civilization first discovered and settled the island of Cozumel, this quiet patch of land about 19km off the eastern shoreline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula existed as a place of rest and rejuvenation and still does today. Cozumel is most famous for it’s spectacular diving in the clear turquoise waters on the southwestern part of the island that are home to the second-largest reef system in the world. This places Cozumel on the map as one of the top 5 dive destinations on the planet. While diving and snorkeling are the main draws, the town square is a pleasant place to spend the afternoon, and it's highly gratifying to explore the less-visited parts of the island on a rented scooter or convertible bug. The coastal road leads to small Maya ruins, a marine park and captivating scenery along the unforgettable windswept shore. The majority of the island’s population live in the town of San Miguel which is on the western shore. The people of Cozumel have pride, a strong sense of culture, and they have that special Caribbean spice both in personality and cuisine!

George Town, Grand Cayman

George Town is the supremely wealthy but surprisingly modest capital of the Cayman Islands. While no doubt cosmopolitan, it’s tiny, tidy and easy to walk around.

North of the harbour and town center is Seven Mile Beach, a gorgeous stretch of unbroken pristine white sand where Grand Cayman’s tourist industry is concentrated. Most of Grand Cayman’s hotels, restaurants and shopping complexes line the island’s busiest thoroughfare, West Bay Rd, which travels alongside Seven Mile Beach.

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