Its February 2021, and as this tropical cruise to the Bahamas is being created, we are experiencing highs in the negatives and single digits this week along with days of snow. This is where you want to be next year with the warm tropical breezes, endless entertainment at your fingertips, and surrounded with all kinds of food temptations not back in the Midwest shivering and staying indoors rather than tackling the bitter cold, snow and ice! Dont miss out on this opportunity, cabins are limited!
Deluxe Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
On-board Friendly Host
Hotel Accommodations Pre/Post Cruise
Carnival Glory Cruise
- Key West, Florida
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Freeport, Bahamas
Balcony Cabin - $2710 pp double / $3850 pp Single
Oceanview Cabin - $2500 pp double / $3500 pp Single
Inside Cabin - $2370 pp double / $3350 pp Single
Pricing & Refunds:
A $300 deposit is due within one week of reservation. Must be paid in full by October 10, 2021. No refunds will be issued after October 10, 2021.
Please call to inquire about travel protection coverages available.
Bahamas Passport Requirements
A valid passport at the time of travel with at least two blank pages for stamps is required when entering the Bahamas.
If you are traveling by boat or cruise ship, you can enter the Bahamas without a passport book, but you will be required to have one in the event of an emergency that requires a flight.
Other Requirements for Travel to the Bahamas
Visa: U.S. citizens do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days.
Vaccinations: No special vaccinations are required at this time when visiting the Bahamas from the United States.
Day 1: Friday, January 21, 2022
Join us this morning from the available departure location of your choice, meet your friendly onboard Trailways host, and then sit back and relax as we make our way south for a tropical getaway!
There will be rest and refresh breaks along the way today, as needed, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own. We will arrive in Memphis, TN this evening and check into our hotel and freshen up before heading out for an included dinner this evening where we can all get even more acquainted as we venture to New Orleans and our awaiting cruise ship!
Day 2: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for New Orleans. If you haven’t yet, take some time today and download the Carnival Hub App on your phone. (You can find it in your App Store.) Some of the things it will allow you to do includes schedule spa treatments, book shore excursions, purchase WiFi plans for onboard, special dining reservations and so much more! Please Note: No internet purchase is required to use the app on board the ship.
Check into our hotel located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans and have some time to freshen up before going to an included dinner as a group in a French Quarter restaurant.
Return to the hotel for the remainder of the evening to do as you wish. Enjoy the amenities at the hotel or perhaps check out the nightlife nearby – it’s all up to you!
Day 3: Sunday, January 23, 2022
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel this morning before having some free time on your own to do some exploration in New Orleans. Take a walk down to the riverfront, visit Jackson Square, check out the street entertainers, browse through the shops, have a beignet and some chicory coffee and just enjoy being away from the cold that is most likely back home.
Come together as a group and meet to be transferred to the Port of New Orleans to board the Carnival Glory and prepare to set sail!
An entire palette of fun activities and hot spots await you onboard! For starters, there’s a rainbow of salsa options for dressing up your tacos and burritos at the Blue Iguana Cantina while Guy’s Burger Joint serves up burgers originally designed by the colorful personality himself; celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
Get settled into your cabin and unpack for the next seven glorious days cruising the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and on to the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the many decks and have a drink before dinner this evening and the nightly entertainment. This is YOUR cruise – do whatever you wish, when you wish! ENJOY!
Day 4: Monday, January 24, 2022
Good morning sunshine! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and just relax. Explore and acquaint yourself with the many decks, restaurants, bars, etc. that are at your fingertips for your enjoyment. Just like a delicious cake, your ship is made up of layers. Find out which fun ingredients – staterooms, dining, activities – go into each deck.
Be sure to check out the Fun Times, delivered daily to your stateroom, with a list of daily activities for you to choose from. Slip on your bathing suit and slather on sunscreen so that you can lounge by the pool and take in the surrounding music and other travelers or dig into that great book you’ve been waiting to read. Why not try out that water slide that is tempting you?
Enjoy lunch and snacks throughout the day, but remember to save room for tonight’s dinner. Take a break from the splashing and sun and make creativity happen with onboard arts and crafts. Join the scheduled sessions throughout your cruise and enjoy hands-on fun projects designed by the creative minds at Michaels.
Check out the Bedfrog Rum Bar (extra cost) where they’ve taken the best parts of the Caribbean and brought them poolside, where the frog keeps the fun hopping day and night with all the island flava you love. Featuring a great selection of Caribbean rum-based concoctions available by the glass or pitcher plus plenty of Carnival’s signature private-label draft beer, ThirstyFrog Red.
Take in the show on stage at Playlist Productions, complete with singing and dancing plus video screen that bring these productions an extra splash of color.
Settle in to a poolside lounge chair (or the pool itself) tonight as you take in a big-name movie under the stars – it’s a “Dive’in” Theater under the stars!
Day 5: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Rise and shine – it’s a day at port in Key West, Florida! Get breakfast and then get ready to explore the southernmost point of the United States. It’s just a small taste of the paradise that’s yet to come!
Here are just a few of the options that are available to you today: (Please Note: some have fees associated with them.)
Key West Parasailing – enjoy fantastic views of Key West and its beachfront while soaring hundreds of feet above the Atlantic Ocean.
Nature Kayak Tour – explore the amazing ecosystem of Key West from the seat of a kayak.
Catamaran Sail & Snorkel – set sail on the 60-foot catamaran Fury to your snorkel adventure at one of the many beautiful reefs in the area.
The World-Famous Conch Tour Train (Hop-on, Hop-off) – You won’t want to miss this one-hour narrated tour of over 100 historical points of Key West and all of its eccentricities.
Ultimate Key West Water Adventure – if you love action, this Ultimate Adventure tour delivers you three and a half hours of excitement. Enjoy parasailing, jet skis, swimming and water toys for a fun day on the water.
After a day of soaking in all that Key West has to offer, welcome back aboard. It’s time to get a shower and look forward to dinner and another evening of great entertainment choices as you set sail for Freeport, Bahamas.
Day 6: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Have you awoken in heaven? No, but close..you’ve reached the Bahamas and the day is waiting just for you! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then set out for some adventure.
Dock in Freeport this morning, a place where you will learn a thing or two about fun and sun. From resorts to historical sites to homemade red pepper sauce, they’ve mastered it all here. With lighthouses, caves and geological wonders, you’ll be wowed with interesting facts and details.
Here are just a few of the options that are available to you today: (Please Note: Some have fees associated with them.)
All Inclusive Beach Getaway – this package is for those who want it all, at one of the most beautiful beach locations in Freeport, Bahamas – Taino Beach. Taino Beach is the idyllic white sandy beach and turquoise waters with a small pier, water sports and sun loungers.
Luxury Sailing Aboard My Yacht (Small Group) – for one of the most luxurious shore excursions in the Bahamas, board Carnival’s magnificent 50-foot yacht and get ready to relax on this VIP sailing experience!
You are welcomed back aboard this evening where dinner and a great night of fun are waiting just for you. Not feeling it? That’s okay, there’s plenty of places to just relax and unwind too.
Got a late-night craving for some pizza? Your options are 1 – Let the craving go, 2 – Put the fun on hold to go get a slice, 3 – Pull out your phone and snap a selfie – and now one is on its way! If you’re wondering when you became a wizard, you haven’t – you’ve used the Carnival Hub app! Any time of day, or night, pick your toppings, tell them where you are hanging out at on the ship and, optionally, take a selfie to help the delivery folks find you. (Note: Delivery is $5 per pie, and the pizza is always free!)
Day 7: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Wake up sleepyhead – it’s a bright, new day and you have docked in Nassau! Of the 700 Bahamian Islands, they claim to be the most popular – here’s why:
Nassau’s attractions are very attractive – swim, stroll and tube through 141 acres of water coasters, pools, sea creatures and rivers – it’s no wonder it’s so popular!
Their Boat Parties are legendary – they didn’t get this popular sailing around on dinghies! Take a ride on the largest catamaran of its class; relax, tan, snorkel and sip a cocktail. The party here never ends!
They claim to have all the “cool spots” – take some time off the beaten path and head to private Balmoral Island. Offering a heated pool with an ocean view, four themed bars and tons of peace and quiet.
Grab breakfast and get ready to set out for a day of adventure in Nassau, our last port of call. Here are just a few of the options that are available to you today: (Please Note: Some have fees associated with them.)
Private Island Dolphin Swim & Beach Day – enjoy the excitement of swimming with dolphins with approximately 30 minutes of free swim time after your dolphin introduction. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing in your lounge chair or splashing in the azure blue water. Kayaks, paddleboards or snorkel gear is also available.
Catamaran Sail, Reef Snorkel & Beach – relax at a lounge and bar area or enjoy the spacious sun deck while you cruise through the historic harbor viewing beautiful scenery. Snorkel at a natural reef filled with tropical fish and marine life and then have a 30-minute beach stop on a private island.
Beach Break and Swimming Pigs – visit Balmoral Island and get a personal introduction to the famous Bahamas’ swimming pigs. Swim with the resident pigs in the clear blue waters and enjoy all that the island has to offer. Enjoy swimming, playing on the beach or participating in one of the island’s activities with unlimited use of floats, noodles, inner tubes and free WiFi.
Top 10 Best of Nassau – see the sights of Nassau and Paradise Island from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus with FREE local food and drink samples along the way! Sit back, relax and let your dynamic tour guide take you on an adventure through some of Nassau’s most exciting new and historic attractions with lots of fun and laughs throughout the tour!
After a great day experiencing Nassau, it’s time to decide on what the plans are for this evening once back on board!
Day 8: Friday, January 28, 2022
Stayed out late and had perhaps a bit “too much fun?” Is there even such a thing?! No worries, today is a day at sea, cruising along the beautiful Atlantic. Have you not made it to all the corners of the ship yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!
Seaday Brunch – forget what “they” say – the most important meal of the day is brunch! You can sleep in and still enjoy breakfast favorites, while early-risers get a head-start on lunch. And Seaday Brunch brings everybody’s favorite mid-morning meal to your Carnival cruise and does it right. You’ll enjoy huevos rancheros, special French toast, loaded mac-n-cheese…and yes, more ways to cook eggs than we even thought was possible. Chow down and fuel up – you’ve got lots of exploring to do, across the ship, for the rest of the day.
Serenity Adult Only Retreat – you’ll still be on the same ship as the kids, the hoopla, and all the Carnival-style excitement…but you could easily forget, because when you’re at Serenity you could not be further from it all. The world you’ll find yourself in is one of complete peace, sea breezes and, of course, a nearby bar. It’s the place to get done the kind of stuff you just can’t seem to do anywhere else – reconnect with your partner, finish that book, or do absolutely, blissfully, nothing at all. Visit Fresh Creations while there for lunch, a chopped salad bar offering both specialty salads as well as made-to-order salads with extensive options for different greens, proteins, vegetables and dressings. Note: Only open for lunch on days at sea.
Take in a Cooking Demonstration – learn to cook, steakhouse-style, from this team of chefs as they demonstrate the tricks of the trade used to make those multi-course dinners everyone loves so much. They take the joy of cooking and transform it into a delightful hour-long presentation of kitchen skill and ingenuity…where taste tests are always included.
BlueIguana Cantina – nobody knows Mexican dining like the blue iguana. Featuring freshly made tacos and burritos stuffed specially for your enjoyment. Throw in some great homemade tortillas and salsa into the mix, and you have a casual dining experience that will make you say “mmmm” (which is actually iguanese for “more, please!”)
Have you visited the Alchemy Bar yet? No magic spells are required to enjoy a cocktail creation here at this unique vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” – all you need is a willingness to be surprised and to try something new. Choose a remedy from the menu or let them prescribe you a custom elixir just for you, with or without alcohol.
Ready for a special night of dining? Book a table for an unforgettably delectable evening at the onboard Steakhouse. The menu features mouthwatering premium cuts of beef cooked to your exact specifications, as well as a fantastic selection of seafood, entrees, gourmet appetizers…and even a wine list that got the nod from Wine Spectator. Please Note: Additional cost of $38 per adult. It is wise to reserve early!
The Punchliner Comedy Club – Nobody likes paying cover charges, and you know that two-drink minimum? They’ve gotta be joking! You won’t find either of these at The Punchliner Comedy Club. Up on stage you will find some real pros who know how to wedge a little laughter into anyone’s evening. You can count on these comedians to not hold back either. Since some of them get up and say exactly what’s on their mind, they also schedule family-friendly performances…so the only red faces in the audience are from laughing a little too hard.
Day 9: Saturday, January 29, 2022
It’s time to get up – it’s your last day at sea aboard your fun ship Glory! You’ll have time to sleep later, come on, let’s get going on a fun adventure today on board. Did you miss the Seaboard Brunch yesterday, or love it so much that you need to go again? Now’s your chance!
Here are a few fun ideas of things to do today:
Compete in a “Mixologist Competition” – are you known back home as the cocktail captain; raising spirits, mixing it up and pouring it over ice, pleasing the palates for friends and family alike? Go and show them what you’ve got! The onboard competition may be stiff, but don’t let that shake you – stir up your signature concoction and make flavor worth a savor using spirits from all over the map. They’ve got rum, mon, and there’s also tequila, hombre, plus even more to work with.
Blackjack – the card game that’s as easy as counting up to 21, is one of the most popular table games and available on every sailing. Featuring Classic Blackjack, plus fun new twists like Fun 21 and Face-Up Blackjack, go hit the table and try your hand.
Have you tried out all FOUR Swimming Pools yet? Did you find the SEVEN Hot Tubs? By the way, the Aft Pool has a retractable glass roof and is for adults-only! But, for some “kid-at-heart” fun, be sure to check out the WaterWorks feature – an onboard waterpark with a huge waterslide, racing slides and more!
What about the 22 different lounges and bars – have you found all of them yet? Hurry, time is a wasting!
Have you stopped by Swirls for an ice cream cone of your choosing, or some frozen yogurt? It’s the perfect treat for a sunny day. Is your weakness more of the coffee variety than sugary treats? Then stop by the Coffee Bar for premium coffee drinks and pastries to go.
Worried about a few extra pounds you may have put on? Lucky for you there is the pretty awesome Carnival Glory Gym with 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, all with amazing views of the ocean! Rather do a workout outside? Go for a run on the top deck where a jogging track surrounds the ship’s smokestack. Don’t want to workout on your own? There are group fitness classes too.
Who doesn’t like Dr. Suess?! He’s a big deal on the ship – be sure to catch the Dr. Suess Parade.
Don’t miss out on the duty-free shopping right on board! Browse the shops, pick out some of your favorite items from some of your favorite brands, and enjoy them tax-free! Or, you can shop right from the comfort of your own stateroom. Whether it’s luxury clothing items or liqueurs you can’t find at home, or even a gift for someone, you’ll find it.
Get a great Spa Treatment – the Spa Carnival offers lots of great treatments that will allow you to truly relax and rejuvenate before you head back home. From classic spa treatments like a simple massage or facial, or newer treatments that help with aging or skin conditions, you can find a little bit of everything on their spa menu!
End the evening with a show and a few drinks with friends, it’s your last night on board – live it up!
BUT…don’t forget to keep out your clothes for tomorrow morning before you set your luggage out for pick-up tonight. You don’t want to be caught leaving in your jammies!
Day 10: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Have a quick bite for breakfast before disembarkation. Board the motorcoach for our return back to the Midwest. Enjoy rest and refresh breaks, as needed, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own. We arrive in Memphis this evening for an overnight stay. Check into our hotel and freshen up before heading out for an included dinner this evening where we can all share our adventure stories from the cruise!
Day 11: Monday, January 31, 2022
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for home…it’s time to go back to face reality…Sorry! Enjoy rest and refresh breaks, and a stop for lunch, on your own, before arriving back home this evening.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Davenport, Iowa|| 8735 Northwest Blvd - Burlington Trailways Bldg. |
1st right past Blain's Farm & Fleet; on the left
|Ft. Madison, IA|| Ft. Madison Prison Industries Parking Lot |
1st Street & Avenue E
|Mediapolis, IA|| Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods |
111 N. Wapello Rd.
|Muscatine, IA|| Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61 |
|Wapello, IA|| Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61 |
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
|West Burlington|| West Burlington, IA Westland Mall |
South Lot by AmericInn
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Drop-off Time|