Florida & Bahamas Cruise

Day 1 – Home to Bloomington, IL
Today we begin our journey south in hopes of sunshine. Enjoy an included noon lunch today at a delicious restaurant. Relax at the hotel this evening in Bloomington, IL.
Included Meals: Lunch
Hotel: Hawthorn Suites

Day 2 – Bloomington to Nashville
After a breakfast we pass through the landscapes of Kentucky to Nashville. This evening visit the famous Opryland Hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites

Day 3 – Nashville to Valdosta, GA
Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning before we board the coach & motor through the coastal plain of Georgia to Valdosta; this city is also called the Azalea City because azaleas grow in profusion here.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham

Day 4 – Valdosta to Orlando
After breakfast motor along to America’s oldest city, St.Augustine, Florida. Climb aboard the open air trolley for a tour of this wonderful town. Stroll along this delightful area and enjoy a special lunch at a delightful restaurant featuring Cuban flair. Depart for Orlando and check into your hotel resort for a relaxing two night stay. R & J Tours has chosen a hotel close to all the main attractions of Orlando making it easy to pursue your own interests here. The fly group joins us later today.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Day 5 – Orlando
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a full day at your leisure. Enjoy free shuttle service to any of the main attractions. Optional
attractions (at your own cost) are Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, or Sea World. Lunch and dinner are on your own to choose from the many options throughout the day.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Orlando to Ft. Lauderdale
Visit Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral on Florida’s
sunny coast. Gain insight on America’s accomplishments in the space program. Motor along the coast to Ft. Lauderdale to your hotel, which is beautifully located on the white sandy shores and the scenic intracoastal waterways. This perfect location allows easy walking to Beach Place featuring trendy cafes and shops. Join us this evening for a wonderful dinner and enjoy evening views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Day 7 – Ft. Lauderdale to Miami – Cruise
We start the day on the Jungle Queen cruise on the waterways of Ft Lauderdale. Later arrive in Miami where we will board Majesty of the Seas, our 880 ft. ship for the next 4 nights! Get settled into your outside cabin before taking a stroll through the beautiful ship, which boasts a 50’s style restaurant, Sorrento’s Pizza, a coffee house, whirlpools & pools, a day spa & fitness center, Casino Royale, and so much more. Don’t forget to take in the brilliant blue waters, magnificent landscapes, and scenic views as we sail first to Key West
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Cruise Ship: Majesty of the Seas Outside F Cabins

Day 8 – Key West, Florida – Cruise
At 10:00 AM we’ll dock in Key West, a colorful and breathtaking
place full of old town charm & history. R & J has arranged a trolley tour of exciting Key West. You may choose to continue to explore the area by bicycle, trolley or foot as you admire Casa Antigua, the former residence of Ernest Hemingway built in 1931. The shopping is endless, the water activities exhilarating (like snorkeling at the only living coral reef in the continental United States), and the swaying palms trees calming. Be sure to stop by Ben & Jerry’s aboard the ship for a refreshing ice cream treat.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 – Nassau, Bahamas – Cruise
Nassau has long been known for relaxation and adventure, but back in the 1600s it was burned down by the Spanish. The history
is rich if you choose to explore Fort Charlotte or the Pirates of Nassau Museum. Other shore excursions include many water-related activities like snorkeling, sailing, glass-bottom boat, Thriller powerboat, and more. (Optional shore excursions at own cost throughout the entire cruise.) Make sure to leave time to experience the onboard entertainment. Ship departs at 5:00 PM to sail to CocoCay, Bahamas.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – CocoCay, Bahamas – Cruise
Sink your toes into the white-sand beaches of the secluded island of CocoCay. This is a wonderful place to spend more time on the water, do some hiking, or simply relax on the sunny beach with something cool to drink. (Optional shore excursions
at own cost throughout the entire cruise.) Be adventurous and try parasailing, glide on a waverunner, or snorkel to capture the beauty of reefs and tropical fish or the mystery of sunken wrecks. Back aboard the Majesty of the Seas, enjoy an elegant dinner, or choose to grab something light from the Compass Deli or a juicy burger from the Windjammer Cafe.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – Miami to Fort Myers
As we bid the Majesty of the Seas good-bye we’ll board our coach and head to Fort Myers on the Gulf Coast. An airboat ride is planned through the everglades – don’t be surprised if you see alligators basking in the sun!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

Day 12 – Fort Myers to St. Petersburg Beach
After breakfast at the hotel, sightsee Fort Myers and visit the Edison/Ford winter estates with the opportunity to see some of Edison’s incredible inventions and his lovely botanical garden. Lunch is arranged at a charming waterfront restaurant and then it’s on to St. Petersburg for a two night stay at your all-suite hotel on the beach.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Sirata Beach Resort

Day 13 – St. Petersburg Beach
Sleep late and enjoy a free day at the resort on the sunny Gulf Coast. Take a dip in the sparkling pool, pull up a chair on the sandy beach, ride the trolley, or do some shopping, the choice is yours. This evening join us for dinner at a favorite waterfront restaurant.
Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 – St. Petersburg Beach to Lake City
Motor past Clearwater to beautiful Tarpon Springs the
“Sponge Capital of the World.” This charming village was founded back in 1907. Tarpon Springs is a Mecca of Greek culture. Stroll around this charming seaside village where divers bring in the famous sponge from off the Gulf floor. Walk the fishing docks and do some browsing in the local shops. Before lunch today we’ll take a Sponge Cruise and see just how the sponge divers collect the sponges. After lunch at a Greek Restaurant,
we’ll take a Nature Cruise where we may see dolphins, manatees and many species of birds. Arrive in Lake City for a restful evening. Fly group departs out of Tampa Bay.
Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

Day 15 – Lake City to Nashville
We’ll make our way through the countryside to Nashville today. Our Hotel is in downtown Nashville and you’ll have a chance to walk the streets and listen to the music of future Grand Ole Opry stars singing in thelocal honky tonks.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

Day 16 – Nashville to Bloomington, IL
Depart the “Music City” after breakfast and travel to Bloomington.
Tonight’s dinner is planned at a special, local grill.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hawthorn Suites

Day 17 – Bloomington to Home
After breakfast this morning we make our final stretch home with lunch and coffee breaks on your own.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Passport Needed


Price Includes

Price Per Person:
double $2,939    single $4,189
triple $2,789    quad $2,639

Travel Protection pp:
double $184   single $268

 January 11 - January 27, 2011 (17 days)

Price Includes:
31 Meals, Activities as stated

Deposit Due Per Person:
$100 pp deposit at time of reservation,
Full payment due 60 days prior to depart.
Cancellation must be made 60 days prior to departure to receive a full refund.

R&J Travel Bucks
$40 Travel Bucks Earned With This Tour


Price Per Person:

     FLYAWAY (11 Days)

double $2,899    single $3,839
triple $2,759    quad $2,599

Travel Protection pp:
double $200   single $270

Price Includes:
Roundtrip Airfare from MSP, including all baggage fees, airport taxes and fuel surcharges (approx.
$80 value included,) 21 meals, Activities as stated

Deposit Due Per Person:
$100 pp deposit at time of reservation,
Full payment due 60 days prior to depart.
Cancellation must be made 60 days prior to departure to receive a full refund.
R&J Travel Bucks
$40 Travel Bucks Earned With This Tour

Note: A Valid Passport is highly recommended for this
Tour (in case of emergency with the need to fly home.)
At time of printing A Photo Id. and Birth Certificate
will be acceptable.

  About the Ship

Majesty of the Seas
Thanks to a dazzling, top to bottom renovation, the popular
Majesty of the Seas is more majestic than ever. Bahamas bound
guests will enjoy a newly remodeled pool deck, Day Spa &
Fitness Center, plus tastefully refurbished staterooms, featuring
luxurious bedding and eye-popping flat-screen TVs and more.
And of course, there’s still the Bahamas powdery beaches and
crystal clear water to look forward to. All excursion are optional
at own cost throughout the cruise.

Ship Name: Majesty Of The Seas
Ports of Call: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Cococay, Bahamas;
Key West, Florida; Miami, Florida

Outside F Cabins:
Two twin beds (can convert
into queen-size), vanity area, and
a private bathroom. 122 sq. ft

Motorcoach Departure Date:

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Tour Highlights

4 Night Bahamas Cruise including:
Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West Ports of Call
Other exciting attractions:
Visit St. Augustine with tour
Kennedy Space Center Tour
Intracoastal Waterway Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale
Everglades Airboat Ride
31 Included Meals

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