Getaway Deals in New York City - change city -
Groupon Getaways

Shop Now ►
3.0% Cash Back is Available

8-Country Cruise from Caribbean to Cabo

16-Night, 8-Country Enrichment Voyage from Institute for Shipboard Education

from
$1,599
Value Discount You Save
$2,949 46% $1,350

Institute for Shipboard Education

Company Website

1 Park Blvd
San Diego, California 92101
800-854-0195

The Fine Print
  • Book by 5/24/13 or promo value expires.
  • Travel 12/18/13-1/3/14.
  • Reservation required.
  • 91-day cancel notice req'd in writing or fee of 25% Groupon price applies; 61-day notice or 1/2 Groupon price; 31-day notice or fee of Groupon price.
  • Must be 18+ to check in, 2+ to travel.
  • CC required at check-in.
  • Not valid w/rwd pts.
  • Passport req'd.
  • $280 port fee & possible fuel fee up to $9/day due onboard.
  • Fee for solo travel: $824.50 for option 1, $1,174.50 for option 2.
8-Country Cruise from Caribbean to Cabo

Cruise from Caribbean to Cabo San Lucas with Educational Workshops and Lectures

Included in all options:

  • All onboard meals
  • All onboard lectures and most workshops

The Institute for Shipboard Education was born from an idea to create a floating campus that reflected the ideals of the United Nations and the realities of globalization. As Chinese shipping magnate C.Y. Tung put it, “Ships can transport more than cargo—they can carry ideas.” The institute has attracted world-famous guest speakers including Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. The Institute for Shipboard Education also administers the study abroad program Semester at Sea. Today, the cruising university offers Enrichment Voyages for adventurers of all ages, with educational programming that digs deep into each port of call's culture and history.

This 16-night cruise incorporates both lectures and hands-on exploration. Departing from Nassau, the MV Explorer stops in the Dominican Republic and Columbia before heading through Panama Canal. After transitioning from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the cruise visits Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico before ending in San Diego.

Below, we've outlined some suggestions for each port of call; click here to see a full itinerary.

December 21: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After departing from Nassau, Bahamas, the cruise heads south to Santo Domingo, considered the oldest city in the New World. Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial reflects the city's rich history and its vibrant contemporary culture. Here, you can see the 16th-century palace where Christopher Columbus's son once lived. Along the cobblestone streets, there are art galleries and vendors selling handmade goods, cigars, and insects encased in Dominican amber.

December 23: Cartagena, Colombia The next port of call is Cartagena, Colombia, which Lonely Planet describes as “a fairtytale city of romance, legends, and sheer beauty.” Walls up to 60 feet thick surround the city as a former defense from pirates. In the Old Town area, you can see a massive 16th-century stone fortresses and the Cartagena Gold Museum, which features 2,000-year old pottery and gold artifacts.

December 26: Puntarenas, Costa Rica The cruise passes through the Panama Canal en route to Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Located on the country's western coast, Puntarenas draws tourists for its beaches along the Gulf of Nicoya. Further inland, the landscape gives way to old-growth rainforests and volcanic craters.

December 28: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Next, you'll stop at Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. Many people use Puerto Quetzal as a jumping point to the historic Guatemalan capital of Antigua, which is about an hour drive north. Surrounded by volcanic mountains, Antigua boasts a large collection of Spanish Colonial Architecture, including the 18th-century Iglesia La Merced, a baroque church with two bell towers.

December 31: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico As the cruise heads towards San Diego, you'll stop off at Puerto Vallarta. One of Mexico's top destinations, the resort city has pristine beaches that overlook the Bay of Banderas. The city buzzes with activity from its sculpture-lined boardwalk to its late-night discotheques.

January 1: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Spend the last leg of the cruise taking in the sights and sounds of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Witness the postcard-worthy sight of El Arco, a 200-foot granite arch that rises out of the Pacific Ocean and once served as a hiding place for pirates playing hide and seek. After Cabo, you’ll head to San Diego, where the cruise ends on January 3.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Powered by Groupon
m_groupon-getaways1349453669.jpg

Choose Your Deal!

3.0%
3.0% Cash Back for FatWallet members on this purchase!
» What is Cash Back?
» Cash Back Details
Inside cabin
46% Off • Save $1,350
$1,599 Buy Now!
6 Bought
Outside cabin
40% Off • Save $1,540
$2,349 Buy Now!
0 Bought

More Great Getaways

All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort in Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica
All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort in Jamaica
View50 bought
✈ All-Inclusive Caribbean Trip with Airfare
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
✈ All-Inclusive Caribbean Trip with Airfare
View0 bought
✈ All-Inclusive Vacation at Beachfront Resort
Playa del Carmen, MX
✈ All-Inclusive Vacation at Beachfront Resort
View1 bought
✈ 6-Day London Vacation with Airfare
London
✈ 6-Day London Vacation with Airfare
View1 bought
Victorian B&B on Jersey Coast
Cape May, NJ
Victorian B&B on Jersey Coast
View1 bought
Romantic Getaway at Elegant Long Island Inn
Wading River, NY
Romantic Getaway at Elegant Long Island Inn
View50 bought
The Biggest Loser Weight-Loss Resort in NY
Java Center, NY
The Biggest Loser Weight-Loss Resort in NY
View40 bought
St. Maarten Resort along Caribbean Beachfront
Phillipsburg, St. Maarten
St. Maarten Resort along Caribbean Beachfront
View10 bought
Toronto Airport Suites with 15-Day Parking Pass
Toronto Airport Suites with 15-Day Parking Pass
View250 bought
7-Day Tour of Costa Rica
Costa Rica
7-Day Tour of Costa Rica
View10 bought
✈ 7-Day Vacation in Paris and Barcelona with Airfare
Paris and Barcelona
✈ 7-Day Vacation in Paris and Barcelona with Airfare
View0 bought
✈ See Scandinavia's Stylish Capital Cities
Omena Hotel Stockholm
✈ See Scandinavia's Stylish Capital Cities
View5 bought
✈ 6-Night All-Inclusive Jamaica Vacation with Airfare
Negril, Jamaica
✈ 6-Night All-Inclusive Jamaica Vacation with Airfare
View2 bought
Hotel with Rooftop Terrace Overlooking San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hotel with Rooftop Terrace Overlooking San Juan
View9 bought
Jamaican Resort Along White-Sand Beachfront
Jamaica
Jamaican Resort Along White-Sand Beachfront
View1 bought
Yoga & Wellness Retreat next to Caribbean Beach
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Yoga & Wellness Retreat next to Caribbean Beach
View5 bought
Spacious Suites near Yosemite National Park
Oakhurst, CA
Spacious Suites near Yosemite National Park
View0 bought
All-Inclusive Beach Resort in Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
All-Inclusive Beach Resort in Dominican Republic
View9 bought
All-Inclusive 5-Star Oceanfront Resort with Private Beach
Dominican Republic
All-Inclusive 5-Star Oceanfront Resort with Private Beach
View10 bought
Waterfront Cabanas on Private Island in Belize
Belize
Waterfront Cabanas on Private Island in Belize
View10 bought
✈ Deluxe, Adults-Only, Costa Rica Trip with Air & Rental Car
Costa Rica
✈ Deluxe, Adults-Only, Costa Rica Trip with Air & Rental Car
View3 bought
✈ 8-Day Italy Vacation with Airfare
Milan, Amalfi Coast, and Rome
✈ 8-Day Italy Vacation with Airfare
View3 bought
✈ 14-Day Tour of Europe with Airfare
England, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and France
✈ 14-Day Tour of Europe with Airfare
View1 bought
Ocean-View Suites near Hawaiian Beaches
Hanalei Colony Resort
Ocean-View Suites near Hawaiian Beaches
View8 bought
✈ 11-Day China Tour with Airfare & River Cruise
Beijing, Yangtze River & Shanghai
✈ 11-Day China Tour with Airfare & River Cruise
View0 bought
4-Star Dominican Resort with Private Beach
Playa Grande, Dominican Republic
4-Star Dominican Resort with Private Beach
View1 bought
2-Night Stay at Yosemite Lodge Overlooking Merced River
Near Yosemite National Park
2-Night Stay at Yosemite Lodge Overlooking Merced River
View350 bought
✈ 11-Day Trip to New Zealand & Fiji with Airfare
Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua & Nadi
✈ 11-Day Trip to New Zealand & Fiji with Airfare
View4 bought
2-Night Stay in Rustic Smoky Mountains Cabin
Great Smoky Mountains
2-Night Stay in Rustic Smoky Mountains Cabin
View50 bought
Thatched-Roof Villas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast
Mexico
Thatched-Roof Villas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast
View1 bought
Suites on Private Beach in Belize
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Suites on Private Beach in Belize
View10 bought
Resort on Lake Tahoe's Southern Shore
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Resort on Lake Tahoe's Southern Shore
View80 bought
2-Night Stay on Oregon's Coast
Pacific City, OR
2-Night Stay on Oregon's Coast
View20 bought
6-Day Tour of Utah's Iconic National Parks
Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Canyonland, and Arches National Parks
6-Day Tour of Utah's Iconic National Parks
View9 bought
Oceanfront Inn Minutes from Atlantic City
Greater Atlantic City, NJ
Oceanfront Inn Minutes from Atlantic City
View2 bought
Jungle Resort with Spa in Belize
Belize
Jungle Resort with Spa in Belize
View4 bought
Private Condos & Vacation Homes near Orlando
Greater Orlando
Private Condos & Vacation Homes near Orlando
View5 bought
Niagara Falls Boutique Hotel with Optional Wine Tastings
Niagara Falls, ON
Niagara Falls Boutique Hotel with Optional Wine Tastings
View10 bought
Romantic B&B a Short Walk from Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, CA
Romantic B&B a Short Walk from Big Bear Lake
View10 bought
B&B in the Woods near Yosemite
Groveland, CA
B&B in the Woods near Yosemite
View20 bought
Guesthouses inside Yosemite National Park
Yosemite West
Guesthouses inside Yosemite National Park
View20 bought
Romantic Chicagoland Suites with Private Pools
Northbrook, IL
Romantic Chicagoland Suites with Private Pools
View8 bought
Victorian B&B on Georgia's Tybee Island
Tybee Island, GA
Victorian B&B on Georgia's Tybee Island
View20 bought
Early 19th-Century Mansion in Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Valley, VA
Early 19th-Century Mansion in Shenandoah Valley
View8 bought
Modern Hotel Overlooking Niagara Falls
Modern Hotel Overlooking Niagara Falls
View70 bought
Hotel near Downtown San Clemente & Surfing
San Clemente, CA
Hotel near Downtown San Clemente & Surfing
View3 bought
Beachfront Resort on Florida's Gulf Coast
Bradenton Beach, FL
Beachfront Resort on Florida's Gulf Coast
View1 bought
2-Night Stay at Lakefront Resort w/ Wine Tasting
Canyon Lake, TX
2-Night Stay at Lakefront Resort w/ Wine Tasting
View10 bought
Family-Friendly Inn on Oregon Coast
Seaside, OR
Family-Friendly Inn on Oregon Coast
View70 bought
Elegant Inn in Eastern New Hampshire
Rochester, NH
Elegant Inn in Eastern New Hampshire
View9 bought
Family-Friendly Guesthouses on Farm in Catskills
Durham, NY
Family-Friendly Guesthouses on Farm in Catskills
View0 bought
Lakeside Lodge in Olympic National Forest
Quinault, WA
Lakeside Lodge in Olympic National Forest
View30 bought
California Resort near Desert Scenery
Borrego Springs, CA
California Resort near Desert Scenery
View60 bought
Roomy Condos in Downtown Breckenridge
Breckenridge, CO
Roomy Condos in Downtown Breckenridge
View20 bought
Romantic Whirlpool Suites in Chicagoland Area
Downers Grove, IL
Romantic Whirlpool Suites in Chicagoland Area
View100 bought
Romantic California Inn with Pacific Ocean Views
Romantic California Inn with Pacific Ocean Views
View6 bought
Resorts near Disney World and Universal Studios
Orlando, FL
Resorts near Disney World and Universal Studios
View10 bought
2-Night Ranch Stay in Family-Sized Cabins
French Lick, IN
2-Night Ranch Stay in Family-Sized Cabins
View10 bought
✈ All-Inclusive Cancun Vacation with Airfare
Mexico
✈ All-Inclusive Cancun Vacation with Airfare
View0 bought
17-Day Himalayan Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp
Nepal
17-Day Himalayan Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp
View0 bought
SoCal B&B in Julian, CA
Julian, CA
SoCal B&B in Julian, CA
View370 bought
Remodeled Cabins in the Rocky Mountains
Grand Lake, CO
Remodeled Cabins in the Rocky Mountains
View5 bought
Cabin Stay near Yosemite National Park
Cabin Stay near Yosemite National Park
View70 bought
4-Star All-Inclusive Beach Resort in Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
4-Star All-Inclusive Beach Resort in Jamaica
View5 bought
Family-Friendly Branson Resort with Water Park
Branson, MO
Family-Friendly Branson Resort with Water Park
View120 bought
2-Night Stay in Cabins in Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, CA
2-Night Stay in Cabins in Big Bear Lake
View30 bought
Bahamas Cruise aboard Luxury Ship
Nassau or Nassau & Great Stirrup Cay
Bahamas Cruise aboard Luxury Ship
View8 bought
Myrtle Beach Getaway with NASCAR Experience
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Getaway with NASCAR Experience
View6 bought
Big Bear Lake Lodge with Home-Cooked Meals
Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Bear Lake Lodge with Home-Cooked Meals
View6 bought
Suites Overlooking Stanley Park in Vancouver
Vancouver
Suites Overlooking Stanley Park in Vancouver
View10 bought
Cash Back Details: Groupon Getaways
=3.0% Cash Back is Available when you see the cash back symbol.
 (Using coupons without FatWallet's Cash Back symbol may void Cash Back)
Restrictions for Use
  • Cash Back not available on orders using Groupon bucks or rewards. 
  • Cash Back not available on Charity/Promotional Deals, Epic Deals through Grouponicus, or Market Picks Getaway purchases.
  • Cash Back not available on gift card purchases.
  • Hotel Orders: first night Cash Back reported at booking, remainder after hotel stay is completed.

Cash Back
3.0%
More Great Getaways
✈ 8-Day Trip to 3 European Cities with Airfare
UK, France, and Italy
✈ 8-Day Trip to 3 European Cities with Airfare
1 bought
✈ 5-Night All-Inclusive Punta Cana Vacation with Airfare
Punta Cana
✈ 5-Night All-Inclusive Punta Cana Vacation with Airfare
10 bought
Sprawling Inn near New Jersey's Atlantic Coast
Spring Lake, NJ
Sprawling Inn near New Jersey's Atlantic Coast
20 bought
Cruise to Bahamas for Two
Grand Bahama Island, Nassau & Great Stirrup Cay
Cruise to Bahamas for Two
130 bought
✈ See Rome's Fountains and Prague's Spires
Italy and Czech Republic
✈ See Rome's Fountains and Prague's Spires
6 bought
Store Rating
Store Reviews
Nobody has reviewed this store yet. Be the first one.
TRUSTe online privacy certification

While FatWallet makes every effort to post correct information, offers are subject to change without notice.
Some exclusions may apply based upon merchant policies.
© 1999-2014