This cruise and stay holiday begins in America’s musical deep south with stays in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans before embarking on a 7 night Caribbean cruise on board Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Glory.
Nashville is a Mecca for music fans. Visit Opryland the home of the world-famous country music show, the Grand Ole Opry. No visit to Nashville is complete without attending one of these shows in person. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features a permanent exhibition ‘Sing Me Back Home’, a journey through the history of country music, featuring a rich collection of historical costumes, memorabilia, instruments, photographs and manuscripts.
Memphis, on the banks of the Mississippi river, attracts fans of The King from all over the world. No trip there is complete without a visit to Graceland, where you can explore the personal side of Elvis Presley on an interactive tour of Graceland Mansion. Stroll down Beale Street at night, home to over 25 music venues, you are sure to find entertainment of the highest quality.
New Orleans is famous for its jazz, the extravagant carnivals and parades, and the ‘Big Easy’ lifestyle. The atmospheric French Quarter is filled with the strains of jazz and blues echoing through the streets. Bourbon Street, famous for the annual Mardi Gras, comes to life at night as it plays host to a giant street party throbbing with music, people and excellent restaurants; the party atmosphere fuelled by the bars that stay open all night.
If you’re looking for a vibrant time at sea look no further than Carnival Glory. Life on board this ship is full of colourful activities to keep you entertained from sun up to sun down. Enjoy the wonderful whimsical world of Dr Seuss at Seuss at Sea, play giant versions of your favourite games at Hasbro, The Game Show, solve a murder mystery in the classic game Clue or challenge your fellow travellers to a Lip Sync Battle. Or if you would rather splash the day away, head to Waterworks, the onboard waterpark. Race down the hundreds of feet of spiralling awesomeness on the Twister Waterslide or try out Speedway Splash, which features hundreds of feet of racing action, plus special lighting effects. If you are in the mood for some relaxation after all that fun, the onboard spa has a wealth of wellness experiences for you to try or head to the Serenity Adult Only Retreat.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to onboard dining experiences on Carnival Glory. Lido Restaurant offers casual dining and cuisines to suit all tastes. The Seafood Shack, Ol’ Fashioned BBQ and Guy’s Burger Joint all offer casual diner style food experiences, while if you want to go for speciality dining the Steakhouse, The Chef’s Table and The Dining Room all offer a more elegant dining experience.
New Orleans - Many a visitors love affair with New Orleans begins after a bite of these crusty hero sandwiches made from fresh French bread slathered with mayonnaise and crammed with fried Gulf oysters or shrimp.
On the "cruise elegant" nights in the main dining rooms (typically two on a seven-night cruise), most passengers look dressed up, but evening gowns and tuxedos are the exception, especially in the Your Time Dining area.
New Orleans Stay
New Orleans Stay
Day 1 Nashville Stay
Day 2 Nashville Stay
Day 3 Nashville Stay
Day 4 Memphis Stay
Day 5 Memphis Stay
Day 6 New Orleans Stay
Day 7 New Orleans Stay
Day 8 New OrleansArrive at 2019-09-22 00:00Depart at 2019-09-22 16:00New Orleans is a city that knows how to have fun. Whether you take time to savor authentic Creole cuisine, browse through quaint antique shops in the French Quarter, or take a tour through historic mansions that date back over a century, you're sure to find dozens of other things to delight you in this happy, high-spirited city that pulses with the beat of Dixieland jazz. And don't forget to take a ride on one of the city's picturesque trolley cars.
Day 9 At SeaArrive at 2019-09-23 00:00Depart at 2019-09-23 00:00
Day 10 Key WestArrive at 2019-09-24 08:00Depart at 2019-09-24 16:00The "Conch Republic" is a festive island of colorful bars and equally colorful characters in what may as well be the tropics. America's southernmost tip, where Harry Truman spent his summers playing poker and running the country, is a non-stop delight. Visit Hemingway's house where you'll find his original manuscripts and many of his famed six-toed cats. And while you're on the island be sure to sample its culinary treasures, such as conch salad and world-famous Key Lime pie.
Day 11 FreeportArrive at 2019-09-25 08:00Depart at 2019-09-25 17:00Freeport is a sportsman's paradise with endless opportunities for snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, and one of the most impressive golf courses in the world. If shopping is your sport you're sure to score big at the duty-free shops, where you can find excellent deals on cameras, watches, porcelain and fine jewelry. Or you can just kick back and enjoy the sun on one of the many gorgeous, white-sand beaches that abound.
Day 12 NassauArrive at 2019-09-26 07:00Depart at 2019-09-26 17:00What makes Nassau so special? Picture 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-colored marine life. Whether you spend the day shopping for duty-free gifts and mementos, taking a carriage ride past sorbet-colored buildings, or touring in a glass-bottom boat, chances are you'll leave this happy place in the Bahamas with lots of beautiful memories.
Day 13 At SeaArrive at 2019-09-27 00:00Depart at 2019-09-27 00:00
Day 14 At SeaArrive at 2019-09-28 00:00Depart at 2019-09-28 00:00
Day 15 New OrleansArrive at 2019-09-29 08:00Depart at 2019-09-29 00:00New Orleans is a city that knows how to have fun. Whether you take time to savor authentic Creole cuisine, browse through quaint antique shops in the French Quarter, or take a tour through historic mansions that date back over a century, you're sure to find dozens of other things to delight you in this happy, high-spirited city that pulses with the beat of Dixieland jazz. And don't forget to take a ride on one of the city's picturesque trolley cars.