Amazing Ports for 2023

We are pleased to announce that the amazing On the Blue Cruise will be back in 2023! It will be an exciting one, featuring the return of your cruise host, Justin Hayward, as well as some of your favorites. And of course, the addition of new bands that always provide a fresh and exciting boost to our Classic Rock entertainment. BAND ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BEGIN IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS SO STAY TUNED…WE CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE!


Sailing from Miami January 28 – February 2, 2023 On the Blue Cruise will visit Harvest Caye, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico arguably two of the most exotic ports in the Caribbean!

HARVEST CAYE, BELIZE

Voted Best New Cruise Port by Porthole MagazineHarvest Caye, Belize is the Caribbean’s premier island destination. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and culture of this private island which features an expansive pool with a swim-up bar and restaurants, salt-water lagoon for water sports, an exclusive 7-acre beach, nature center and exciting shore excursions ranging from ziplining across the island to snorkeling the world’s second largest barrier reef.

While it feels like an island experience, Harvest Caye is only a 15-minute boat ride from mainland Belize. Available tours include the Mayan archaeological ruins, a tropical spice farm, savannah ecotours by boat, rainforest river tubing and rafting excursions and more. Whether you opt for a day of fast-paced activity or prefer a day laying in the sun, Harvest Caye will surely impress.


Harvest Caye Highlights:

  • Expansive pool area with swim-up pool bar, cascading waterfall, and private canopy cabanas available for rent.
  • Luxurious beachside cabanas that accommodate up to 6 guests and feature concierge food and beverage service, lounge chairs, private bathrooms, and air conditioning, with access to golf carts for easy transportation around the island.
  • The Flighthouse, a thrilling 136-foot-high venue for aerial activities featuring 3,000 feet of zip lining across the island, quick jumps and an observation deck with mainland views.
  • Saltwater lagoon for watersports such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and electric float boats.
  • Large marina with food and bar area, offering guests a variety of exciting shore excursions.
  • Expansive shopping village featuring popular name-brand retailers as well as local Belizean crafts.


For a full list of shore excursions for Harvest Caye, CLICK HERE.*


*Shore excursions, availability and pricing is subject to change.


COSTA MAYA, MEXICO

If you enjoy white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean water, then don’t miss our stop in Costa Maya! Located 100 miles south of Playa del Carmen along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, this port has the beauty and feel of a private island. Rich in Mayan culture and best known for its jungles, beaches, and lagoons…it is truly unlike any other. The question you will have to ask yourself when planning your day in Costa Maya is not, “What is there to do?” But instead, “How will we do it all?”


As you exit the ship you will find restaurants, shops, two salt-water swimming pools, bars as well as the Dolphin Park. With so much to do right at your fingertips, you may decide this is where you want to spend your afternoon.


Not only is there a ton to do just right in the port itself, but just five minutes from there you will find the town of Mahahual, featuring a boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants, and boutique hotels.


Love a guided shore excursion? NCL has that handled! From scenic raftingsnorkelingkayakingcatamaran sailing and more…Costa Maya has it all. Ever wondered about Mayan culture? Costa Maya has the highest concentration of Mayan archeological sites as well as the largest existing Mayan population in Mexico. Plan a trip to the the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins & All Inclusive Blue Lagoon for a full day guided tour of the beauty of this archeological site.


If you prefer to lay on the beach and enjoy the sun, look no further than the Beach Getaway at Beach Escape. Unlimited cocktails, food, paddle boats and relaxing may just be what you need in order to ready yourself for our evening’s concerts. 


Costa Maya is home to many locally owned and fantastic restaurants and shops filled with warmth and rich traditions. Whether lying on the beach, learning about the magic of the ancient Maya, or taking part in an adventure of a lifetime, you will be swept away with what this port of call has to offer!


For a full list of shore excursions* for Costa Maya, CLICK HERE.


*Shore excursions, availability and pricing is subject to change.