[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”60″][mkdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h3″ title=”Vacaya Caribbean Cruise 2025″][/mkdf_accordion_tab][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-ship” add_icon=”true” title=”Sailing” tab_id=”1714173838465-0f1b6884-977b”][vc_empty_space][vc_video link=””][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_column_text]Sailing Feb 22-Mar 1, 2025 from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Yucatan (Progreso, gateway to beautiful Merida), Mexico. Brilliance of the Seas with VACAYA in New Orleans at Mardi Gras is sure to make this the most sought-after all-LGBT+ adventure of 2025! That’s why we’re putting this cruise on sale early, to give you the chance to start dreaming of your plans to take part in the MOST FABULOUS PARTY ON EARTH! We know you think you’re ready, but unless you’ve been to Mardi Gras before, you truly have no idea how much fun is packed into the streets of the Crescent City. So… start your engines and get ready to escape normal on this trip of a lifetime![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-calendar-check” add_icon=”true” title=”Itinerary” tab_id=”1714183534318-f0b4d09a-ad1a” el_class=”Date”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1714190952288{margin-top: 1px !important;margin-bottom: 1px !important;margin-left: 1px !important;border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;padding-top: 1px !important;padding-right: 1px !important;padding-bottom: 1px !important;padding-left: 1px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][mkdf_accordion][mkdf_accordion_tab title=”Day 1 – Sat, Feb 22, 2025″][vc_column_text]

Day 1 – Sat, Feb 22, 2025
New Orleans, LA – Depart 4pm


–  Let the Good Times Roll

With a penchant for partying and a joie de vivre lifestyle, every day in New Orleans is cause for celebration. Its melting pot culture is as rich as the roux in its Creole cuisine— and adventure dangles on iron-latticed balconies alongside colorful Mardi Gras beads. Head to the French Quarter in the heart of the city, and get swept up in the wild beat of Bourbon Street. New Orleans cruises give you the chance to check out Frenchmen Street clubs for live jazz tunes, or roam the leafy Garden District. Whether it’s the voodoo vibes, fiery cooking, or down-home hospitality, the quirky heart of Louisiana will forever call you back.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_media_grid element_width=”2″ gap=”10″ item=”mediaGrid_ScaleWithRotation” grid_id=”vc_gid:1714236570638-aa40040b-b77f-8″ include=”6424,6423,6401″][/mkdf_accordion_tab][mkdf_accordion_tab title=”Day 2 – Sun, Feb 23, 2025″][vc_column_text]

Day 2 – Sun, Feb 23, 2025
Fun-Filled Day at Sea


Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Whether it’s a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

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Day 3 – Mon, Feb 24, 2025
Cozumel, Mexico – Arrive 8am – Depart 5pm



From 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

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Day 4 – Tue, Feb 25, 2025
George Town, Grand Cayman – Arrive 11am – Depart 7pm

Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. This international banking haven is as much known for award-winning beaches as for the flocks of celebrities and high rollers that frequent them. You can sip Cayman Mama’s while rubbing shoulders with the global glitterati. During your Grand Cayman cruise, you can snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

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Day 5 – Wed, Feb 26, 2025
Shenanigan-Filled Day at Sea

With VACAYA, you’re in complete control of your own schedule. You can hop from one activity to the next or simply relax at the pool. Our activities include meetups, pool games, fitness classes, V-Dances (VACAYA’s twist on the classic T-Dance), welcoming evening parties, and so much more. Part of the fun of each and every VACAYA cruise vacation is our theme parties. And in an industry-leading timeline, you’ll have your party themes 120 days out!

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Day 6 – Thu, Feb 27, 2025
Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico – Arrive 8am – Depart 5pm

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With its laid-back beach-town vibe and one of the world’s longest piers, Progreso is the gateway to adventure on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Malecón Beach is a hub for sun seekers looking to lounge (or party) on long stretches of sand. And the fishing villages of Chelem and Chuburna are both prime spots for kayaking through mangrove estuaries. Explore shipwrecks at Alacranes Reef and swim with sea turtles in the clear waters off Perez Island. Or travel inland to stroll around Merida’s bustling squares. Yucatan cruises offer access to a treasure trove of Mayan archaeological sites digging deep into Mexico’s fascinating ancient past.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_media_grid element_width=”2″ gap=”10″ item=”mediaGrid_ScaleWithRotation” grid_id=”vc_gid:1714236570640-673d7f89-da94-10″ include=”6526,6527,6528″][/mkdf_accordion_tab][mkdf_accordion_tab title=”Day 7 – Fri, Feb 28, 2025″][vc_column_text]

Day 7 – Fri, Feb 28, 2025
One Last Relaxing Day at Sea

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Brilliance of the Seas offers 10 different dining choices, from her included Windjammer Buffet and Main Restaurant, where you can experience flavors that take you from the Caribbean to Jaipur with a rotating menu of delicious dishes, to its cafés and specialty restaurants that give you the very best tastes from Japan, Italy, and the world’s finest chophouses.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_media_grid element_width=”2″ gap=”10″ item=”mediaGrid_ScaleWithRotation” grid_id=”vc_gid:1714236570640-75b42ce0-f709-9″ include=”6517,6518,6519″][/mkdf_accordion_tab][mkdf_accordion_tab title=”Day 8 – Sat, Mar 1, 2025″][vc_column_text]

Day 8 – Sat, Mar 1, 2025
New Orleans, LA – Arrive 7am – Disembark by 9am


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As you know, cruising takes the guess work out of travel. And with all the added VACAYA benefits – from signature entertainment and welcoming parties to endless social activities and non-stop fun – it’s also an incredible value. With so many inclusions, your precious vacation dollars have never been better spent. And with this cruise – like we’ve done with all our big-ship Caribbean cruises since the beginning – you’ll have the ability to purchase Royal Caribbean’s unlimited beverage packages to make the value even better!

It’s amazing what’s included:

  • 7 Nights aboard Brilliance of the Seas
  • Onboard meals with flavors from around the world*
  • 24×7 Stateroom Service**
  • World-Class Fitness Center
  • All-Star VACAYA Entertainment
  • Endless Royal Caribbean and VACAYA social activities
  • Warm, friendly parties with music you love and can even sing along to
  • Party themes 120 days out
  • Royal Caribbean Booking Numbers 45 days out
  • Abundant, clear, and timely communication via email and our exclusive GET READY page
  • VACAYA ReachOUT Philanthropic Service Opportunities