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New Orleans and Cruise aboard Norwegian Pearl
From Monday, February 26, 2018
To Monday, March 12, 2018

15 Days


NP8021 Feb 26 to Mar 12, 2018

Day 1 Cincinnati, OH
We begin our journey this morning from Southwestern Ontario. After crossing the border into the US, we make our way to Cincinnati, OH, set on banks of the Ohio River, for our first overnight.

Day 2 Birmingham, AL
Breakfast is included this morning before boarding our coach and setting out on anther relaxing day. Our travels take us through the rolling hills of Kentucky and on through the mountains of Tennessee. The warmer temperatures will be a welcome change as we arrive at our destination for tonight, Birmingham, Alabama in the “Heart of Dixie! (B)

New Orleans MAPDay 3 New Orleans, LA
After breakfast, we leave Birmingham and set our sights on the Gulf city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and unique cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Our afternoon arrival allows for time to freshen up and take in some of your surroundings before we sit down to a special group dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 New Orleans, LA
This morning you travel through three centuries of history, legends and romance as we are joined by a local guide for a tour of this fascinating city. See world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square; visit one of the historic cemeteries and learn about this unique above ground burial system; marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on the Bayou St. John. This afternoon a real treat is in store as we tour Mardi Gras World, the largest float design and fabrication facility in the world! Watch a short video and hear the details of Mardi Gras history and customs, then top it off with a sample of King Cake! The balance of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 5 Cruise
There’s plenty of time this morning to enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans at leisure. Stroll through Jackson Square, the French Quarter and Bourbon Street or hop aboard one of the historic street trolleys. Enjoy lunch on your own before making our way to the Port to board the Norwegian Pearl for our Cozumel and Costa Maya Cruise! (B,D)

Day 6 Cruise
Time to enjoy the amenities of the Norwegian Pearl. Our first day onboard is a day at Sea. Enjoy the world class spa, casino, shopping, special activities, extraordinary dining options or the Legends in Concert Live show. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Cozumel
Today we are in the port of Cozumel. With many shore excursions to choose from or stroll at leisure, we are sure you will find something new and fun to experience today. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Costa Maya
This coastal paradise in the Yucatan features stunning beaches with soft sand and blue skies. Travel to see ancient Mayan ruins in this region rich with archaeological sites, or simply relax on the beach. Ship departs at 4:00 p.m. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Cruise
Our final day of cruising is another day at sea. Be sure to take in on the onboard entertainment. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Little Rock, AR
We arrive in port at 8:00 a.m. and after disembarking the ship, we board our motor coach and continue our travels north to Little Rock, AK for the night. (B)

Day 11 Branson, MO
Today our travels take us into the heart of the Ozark Mountains to Branson, Missouri. On arrival, there’s time to explore on your own before heading off to the Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show for foot stomping good time. (B,D)

Day 12 Branson, MO
Today we make the best of our short time in Branson. A relaxing morning will be spent in Old town Branson where you won’t want to miss paying a visit to Dick’s 5 & 10 store – a wonderful place to reminisce! Branson Landing offers a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience. An afternoon and evening show make up the balance of your day. (B)

Day 13 Precious Moments – St. Louis
We say farewell to Branson and travel to Carthage Missouri for a visit to Precious Moments Chapel, creation of artist Samuel J. Butcher. The Chapel grounds include a Visitor Center which is home to the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shop complete with Chapel Exclusive figurines, a Cafe and beautifully manicured gardens adorned with bronze statues and fountains. The Chapel is Sam Butcher’s life’s work and crowning achievement. 84 magnificent, hand painted murals covering 9,000 square feet adorn the walls and ceiling. His innocent, child-like characters depict beloved Bible stories and the centerpiece of this masterpiece is the large mural, “Hallelujah Square,”- heaven through the eyes of a child. We continue to St. Louis for the night. (B)

Day 14 Fort Wayne
A leisurely drive takes us through the cities of Terra Haute and Indianapolis to our overnight accommodations in Fort Wayne Indiana. (B)

Day 15 Home
As your exciting adventure draws to a close, we board the motor coach and settle in for a relaxing drive home. At stop will be made at the duty free before crossing back into Canada and returning to our joining points, taking with us memories that will last a lifetime. (B)

Cost Includes:

  • Relaxing motor coach transportation
  • Nine nights hotel accommodation (land portion)
  • Hotel taxes and US exchange
  • 9 breakfasts – combination of full and deluxe continental at hotels
  • Dinner in New Orleans
  • City tour of New Orleans
  • Admission to Mardi Gras World
  • 5-night cruise from New Orleans, cabin category of choice
  • Dixie Stampede Dinner and show in Branson
  • Two additional shows in Branson
  • Visit to Old Branson and Branson Landing
  • Precious Moments complex and Chapel
  • Services of a Hanover Holidays Tour Director
  • Taxes and port fees

Price (Cdn) per person

Inside Cabin IB
Twin $3869.00
Single $5979.00

Oceanview Picture Window OB
Twin $3999.00
Single $6289.00

Balcony Cabin BA
Twin $4299.00
Single $6799.00

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