Sunday, 18 December 2011

Turkey and Greek Isles Cruise: 7 nights in September 2012.

Explore some fascinating parts of the world beginning in Istanbul. This city spans Europe and Asia and holds beautiful Mosques and churches. Shop the Grand Bazaar for all sorts of treasures or bathe in the turkish baths! Myrina, Nisos Limnos, Greece is a volcanic island located near the mouth of the Dardenelles packed with a myriad of history. In Izmir find a fine Archaeology Museum and Ethnography Museum house a multitude of treasures and exhibits, while nearby resorts provide distractions of another sort. Earthquakes and fires over the centuries have obliterated most of ancient Smyrna, as it was once known, but remnants of the 4th-century fort atop Mt. Pagos still provide excellent views of the city and Gulf of Izmir. Cesme is a coastal town and seaside resort on the Aegean, west of Izmir and on the extreme western tip of Turkey. It is a popular holiday destination, boasting crystal clear waters and beautiful sand beaches. Kos, Greece has a marvelous climate, lively night life, outstanding beaches and an incredible variety of water sports. Fall in love with the perfection that is Santorini. Santorini is black sands, beautiful white washed houses perched on soaring cliffs overlooking sparkling waters. Santorini is the most picturesque place! Chania is bordered by endless stretches of seashore, with inlets and islands of exotic beauty and sandy beaches tucked away at the foot of the island's forbidding mountains. This is a self-sufficient region that is blessed with rich flora and fauna, as well as impressive gorges, holy caves, rivers and lush, green plains blanketed with citrus groves. Disembark the cruise in Piraeus, the busy port of Athens.

Cruise Operator: Seabourn
Vessel: Seabourn Odyssey
Ports of Call: Istanbul, Myrina, Izmir, Cesme, Kos, Santorini, Chania, Piraeus (Athens).
Sailing Dates: Departs: Sat, Sep 8 2012. Arrives: Sat, Sep 15 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures.

Turkey and Greek Isles Itinerary
Day 1 - Istanbul - Sat, Sep 8 2012 17:00
Day 2 - Myrina - Sun, Sep 9 2012 10:00 - Sun, Sep 9 2012 19:00
Day 3 - Izmir - Mon, Sep 10 2012 08:00 - Mon, Sep 10 2012 23:00
Day 4 - Cesme - Tue, Sep 11 2012 08:00 - Tue, Sep 11 2012 18:00
Day 5 - Kos - Wed, Sep 12 2012 08:00 - Wed, Sep 12 2012 18:00
Day 6 - Santorini - Thu, Sep 13 2012 08:00 - Thu, Sep 13 2012 23:00
Day 7 - Chania - Fri, Sep 14 2012 08:00 - Fri, Sep 14 2012 18:00
Day 8 - Piraeus (Athens) - Sat, Sep 15 2012 07:00

About the Seabourn Odyssey
With their unmatched sense of style, elegance and grace, The Yachts of Seabourn beckon you to travel beyond the bounds of the imagination. Aboard Seabourn, every desire is met promptly and with a welcoming smile. Whether it'¬s a warm blanket and a cup of gourmet hot chocolate as you drift along the Norwegian Fjords or a relaxing neck massage poolside, you'll feel that you're a member of a very exclusive club. Read more about the Seabourn Odyssey here!

Vancouver to Tokyo Cruise: 16-nights in September 2012.

What could more interesting than cruising Canada and Japan! Totemo ekisaitingu! (very exciting!) Depart Vancouver and cruise the spectacular scenery and dramatic landscapes of the inside passage! Ketchikan, Famous for its colorful totem poles, rainy skies, steep streets, and lush island setting,is a favorite stop for travelers and your next stop. Juneau, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. Its dramatic hillside position and historic downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in its fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and literate and outdoorsy populace. In addition to enjoying the city itself, you will discover a tramway to alpine trails atop Mt. Robers, densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier. The pretty town of Skagway, sitting on a deep water Fjord is your next port followed by Kodiak, Alaska. Russia is not a common tourist destination but who doesn't want to tell people they've been to Russia? Kamchatka is a spectacular, lavish landscape dotted with fuming volcanoes , fast-running rivers, and a wilderness that is inhabited by the largest brown bear population in the world. The largest eagle in the world, the Steller's sea eagle , is also found in the region. After spending a couple of days at sea, be welcomed by the Japanese into Hakodate. Hokadate has the most extensive bricks-and-mortar history of any Hokkaidō city. In addition to the most important and interesting sights recommended here, you'll find many wonderful decaying buildings, which are best appreciated by hiking the slopes of the historic Moto-machi area. Sendai is an open city with a generous planting of trees that justifies its nickname "Mori-no-Miyako": the City of Trees. With eight colleges and universities, including the prestigious Tōhoku University, the city has intentionally developed an international outlook and appeal. Sendai has a larger number of sights worth visiting, and you can easily spend a day looking around. Tokyo. A must see in everyone's life, this major city is perhaps the hardest to understand or to see in any single perspective, but you will love Tokyo!

Cruise Operator: Silver Sea
Vessel: Silver Shadow
Ports of Call: Vancouver, Cruise Inside Passage, Ketchikan- Alaska, Cruise Tracyarm/Sawyer Glacier, Juneau- Alaska, Skagway- Alaska, Kodiak- Alaska, Date Line Lose A Day, Petropavlosk(Kamchatka), Hakodate, Sendai, Tokyo.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Thu, Sep 6 2012. Arrives: Sat, Sep 22 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 16-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Vancouver to Tokyo Itinerary
Day 1 - Vancouver - Thu, Sep 6 2012 18:00
Day 2 - Cruise Inside Passage - Fri, Sep 7 2012 03:45 - Fri, Sep 7 2012 04:45
Day 3 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Sat, Sep 8 2012 08:00 - Sat, Sep 8 2012 16:00
Day 4 - Cruise Tracyarm/Sawyer Glacier - Sun, Sep 9 2012 07:00 - Sun, Sep 9 2012 10:00
Day 5 - Juneau, Alaska - Sun, Sep 9 2012 13:00 - Sun, Sep 9 2012 23:00
Day 6 - Skagway, Alaska - Mon, Sep 10 2012 07:00 - Mon, Sep 10 2012 17:00
Day 8 - Kodiak, Alaska - Wed, Sep 12 2012 08:00 - Wed, Sep 12 2012 18:00
Day - 13 Date Line Lose A Day - Mon, Sep 17 2012 00:00 - Mon, Sep 17 2012 00:00
Day - 14 Petropavlosk(Kamchatka) - Tue, Sep 18 2012 07:00 - Tue, Sep 18 2012 18:00
Day - 17 Hakodate - Fri, Sep 21 2012 08:00 - Fri, Sep 21 2012 14:00
Day - 18 Sendai - Sat, Sep 22 2012 08:00 - Sat, Sep 22 2012 14:00
Day - 19 Tokyo - Sun, Sep 23 2012 08:00

About the Silver Shadow
These elite and intimate ships are specifically designed for fewer guests, featuring more space and the highest levels of personalised service. Accommodations are amongst the largest at sea; all have ocean views and butler service and most feature private verandas. Dining is an exquisite affair with open-seating options so guests dine when, where and with whom they desire. Read more about the Silver Shadow here!

Iberian Highlights Cruise: 10-nights in September 2012.

Spend ten night's aboard the Queen Mary 2 witnessing the Iberian highlights. Depart Southampton and embark on Vigo, Spain. Shaded squares and cobbled streets make for an excellent amble around this old fishing town. Seafood restaurants are plentiful in the harbour, make sure you leave time to sample your favourite dish! Lisbon, Portugal spreads its ancient sites on seven hills overlooking the Tagus River. Atop the highest hill, St. George’s Castle overlooks the city. Balconies ablaze with geraniums and wrought iron lamps light up the medieval Alfama quarter. Sorrowful fados ring out from cafés in the Alto and shoppers browse in the affluent Chiado district. Valencia is an exhilarating mix of history, art and intellectual activity. Its rich Hispanic culture is visible everywhere in art and architecture reflecting Roman, Visigoth, Moorish, and Aragonese traditions. Barcelona- Step back in time and soak up the atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter. Time to put your feet up? A shady spot in a café provides the perfect vantage point for watching the colourful street performers on Las Ramblas. Ride the cable car to Monjuic and you’ll discover the 1992 Olympic area – not to mention golden views over the city and Mediterranean Sea. Visit the vibrant Fruit market and enjoy Gaudi's architecture which spreads across the city!

Cruise Operator: Cunard
Vessel: Queen Mary 2
Ports of Call: Southampton, Vigo, Lisbon, Valencia - Spain, Barcelona, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Tue, Sep 4 2012. Arrives: Fri, Sep 14 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 10-nights.

Days/ Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Iberian Highlights I Itinerary
Day 1 - Southampton - Tue, Sep 4 2012 18:00
Day 3 - Vigo - Thu, Sep 6 2012 09:00 - Thu, Sep 6 2012 17:00
Day 4 - Lisbon - Fri, Sep 7 2012 08:00 - Fri, Sep 7 2012 17:00
Day 6 - Valencia - Spain - Sun, Sep 9 2012 08:00 - Sun, Sep 9 2012 18:00
Day 7 - Barcelona - Mon, Sep 10 2012 08:00 - Mon, Sep 10 2012 17:00
Day 11 - Southampton - Fri, Sep 14 2012 06:30

About the Queen Mary 2

Welcome to Queen Mary 2 - the grandest, most magnificent ocean liner ever built. She's a true heir to the timeless elegance, legacy and inspiration of the great Cunard liners of legend. You'll notice it the moment you walk through her doors into her soaring Grand Lobby, and be awed from the first instance you experience the famous Cunard White Star ServiceSM. Yet this sophisticated monarch also boasts the most modern luxuries and amenities - from the pampering services of the only Canyon Ranch SpaClub® on the seas to the fascinating Oxford DiscoverySM enrichment programme led by professors from the University of Oxford and other prestigious experts. Read more about the Queen Mary 2 here!
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Monte Carlo to Barcelona Cruise: 7- nights in September 2012.

Saint Tropez EgliseStow away on a an exploration of the gems between Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Depart form Monte Carlo, the playground of the rich and famous and head for Portofino, another playground. This Italian Riviera town is glamorous, but in an old-fashioned way. The rustic and elegant, the provincial and chic, the cosmopolitan and the small-town are blended together here in a sun-drenched pastiche. Livorno is Italy’s second-largest port after Genoa. It also serves as a gateway to the Tuscany region, and the great cultural centres of Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena. Enjoy a day under the tuscan sun exploring the small cobbled street towns or tasting the dark-red Chianti wines. The beautiful trove of highland forests, remote villages, hidden cultural gems, vineyards, beaches, and alpine lakes and streams will have you falling in love with Calvi, Corsica. In Autummn, fallen leaves and chestnuts blanket the ground below stunning baroque churches and houses still roofed in traditional blue-gray slate. St. Tropez, Once a sleepy, unassuming fishing village, this jet set haven became popular as an artists’ colony in the late-19th century. The location of one of Brigitte Bardot's films, the tiny port now holds world wide fame. Marseille is a vibrant, cosmopolitan port and the most populated city in the country after Paris. The craggy, mountainous hinterland of the Provence provides Marseille with a spectacular backdrop. Stop in at Port Vendres, France before concluding the cruise in Barcelona. Shop the famous La Rambla street, the vibrant fruit markets or gaze upon all of Gaudi's famous architectural buildings. The Sagrada Familia church is a site not to be missed!

Cruise Operator: Silver Sea
Vessel: Silver Spirit
Ports of Call: Monte-Carlo, Portofino, Italy, Livorno, Italy, Calvi, Corsica, Saint-Tropez, Marseille, Port Vendres, Barcelona.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Sep 3 2012. Arrives: Mon, Sep 10 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Days/ Ports of Call/ Arrivals and Departures

Monte Carlo to Barcelona Itinerary
Day 1 Monte-Carlo - Mon, Sep 3 2012 23:00
Day 2 Portofino, Italy - Tue, Sep 4 2012 08:00 - Tue, Sep 4 2012 23:00
Day 3 Livorno, Italy - Wed, Sep 5 2012 07:00 - Wed, Sep 5 2012 23:00
Day 4 Calvi, Corsica - Thu, Sep 6 2012 08:00 - Thu, Sep 6 2012 19:00
Day 5 Saint-Tropez - Fri, Sep 7 2012 08:00 - Fri, Sep 7 2012 23:00
Day 6 Marseille - Sat, Sep 8 2012 08:00 - Sat, Sep 8 2012 19:00
Day 7 Port Vendres - Sun, Sep 9 2012 08:00 - Sun, Sep 9 2012 19:00
Day 8 Barcelona - Mon, Sep 10 2012 07:00

About the Silver Spirit

The newest vessel in the Silversea family, Silver Spirit offers the distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle Silversea guests adore, plus enticing enhancements including Stars Supper Club, an Asian-themed restaurant, an expansive 8,300-square-foot spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet -- 95% with private verandas. Read more about the Silver Spirit here!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Mediterranean Cruise: 12 - nights in September 2012

Set sail from Barcelona with two things on your mind! Relaxation and Exploration. Dubrovnik, a charming little town, resting on the Dalmatian Coast is a beautiful place to set foot. Walk the old city wall or bathe on the cliff tops overlooking the sparkling waters and fishing boats. Venice, the world's famous canal city is your next port, followed by Split. Lined with palm trees, this Adriatic seaside town is also a cultural mecca. Within the walls of the Diocletian Palace, you’ll discover historical buildings, numerous museums, the National Theatre and a collection of old churches. Taste some Pizza in the place where it was created- Naples. Naples has spectacular scenery that attracts artists from around the world. From this key spot, you can embark on a trip to the ruins of Pompeii or shop the many boutiques of Sorrento. Breathe the air once breathed by great Roman gladiators in the ancient halls of the Colosseum in Rome or gaze upon the ceilings in the Sistine chapel painted by the famous Michelangelo. Enter Tuscany in Florence and fall in love with the cobbled streets, the spectacular Duomo and the charm of this lovely city.
Just off the coastlines of the French Riviera, visitors can discover a bustling seaport in the city of Toulon. With sailboats filling nearby waters as they pass in and out of local docks, the city is home to a bevy of museums, historic sectors and nautical neighborhoods. It's a wonderful blend of energetic people and relaxing places for those who like to explore.

Cruise Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Vessel: Celebrity Solstice
Ports of Call: Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Venice, Venice, Split, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence & Pisa (Livorno), Provence (Toulon), Barcelona.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Aug 3 2012. Arrives: Wed, Aug 15 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 12-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures.

Day 1 Barcelona - Fri, Aug 3 2012 17:00
Day 4 Dubrovnik - Mon, Aug 6 2012 08:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 18:00
Day 5 Venice - Tue, Aug 7 2012 13:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 00:00
Day 6 Venice - Wed, Aug 8 2012 00:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 17:00
Day 7 Split - Thu, Aug 9 2012 08:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 18:00
Day 9 Naples - Sat, Aug 11 2012 07:00 - Sat, Aug 11 2012 19:00
Day 10 Rome (Civitavecchia) - Sun, Aug 12 2012 07:00 - Sun, Aug 12 2012 19:00
Day 11 Florence & Pisa (Livorno) - Mon, Aug 13 2012 07:00 - Mon, Aug 13 2012 19:00
Day 12 Provence (Toulon) - Tue, Aug 14 2012 07:00 - Tue, Aug 14 2012 17:00
Day 13 Barcelona - Wed, Aug 15 2012 06:00

Mediterranean Itinerary

About the Celebrity Solstice.

As you stroll among the expansive decks, you'll experience the rich color palettes illuminated by beautiful natural light, and revel in the extensive amenities - all delivered with the attentive service for which Celebrity Cruises is renowned. Solstice is built around you and the way you long to travel. Voyage with us, on the newest of our Solstice-class of ships, and discover a refined level of elegance - an unrivaled experience making a distinctive statement of style and design. Read more about the Celebrity Solstice here!

Book the Mediterranean Cruise here!

Short Break Cruise: 3 - nights in September 2012.

Spend three nights cruising out of Sydney. A perfect way to relax and be forced to unwind and enjoy yourself. Before boarding or after disembarking, explore the lovely city of Sydney. Experience the diversity of this vibrant city with its world-famous icons. Enjoy the sun and surf at one of the many beaches, discover the thrilling entertainment or wander through the chic shopping precincts.

Cruise Operator: P & O
Vessel: Pacific Pearl.
Ports of Call: Sydney, Sydney.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Thu, Aug 2 2012. Arrives: Sun, Aug 5 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 3-nights

Short Break Itinerary

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1 Sydney - Thu, Aug 2 2012 20:00
Day 4 Sydney - Sun, Aug 5 2012 07:00

About the Pacific Pearl

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Pacific Pearl adds a new dimension to cruising from Sydney late 2010 when she debuts with an enticing season of tropical cruises to the South Pacific. On board this floating resort, you will find 11 passenger decks offering every conceivable comfort and amenity designed to give you the most relaxing, carefree cruising holiday imaginable. “Your Choice Cruising” is what Pacific Pearl is all about. There are multiple swimming pools and spas, a fitness centre and gym, several dining venues and a sensational line up of entertainment –from worldclass production shows to the adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club. There’s something for everyone and a range of cabins, mini suites and suites – one just perfect for you! Read more about the Pacific Pearl here!

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Venice to Istanbul Cruise: 10-nights in September 2012.

Spend ten days cruising some of the world's gems. After the charming city of Venice, visit Split, Croatia. The heart of Split lies within the walls of Roman emperor Diocletian's retirement palace, which was built in the 3rd century AD. Kotor, Montenegro is the next dock. Montenegro is a beautiful country with deep blue sea, crystal clear rivers, dense forests, and splendid lakes. Situated across the Adriatic from Italy, Montenegro is bordered on the south by Albania. Corfu is the greenest and, quite possibly, the prettiest of all Greek islands and the next stop. Emerald mountains, ocher and pink buildings, shimmering silver olive leaves are all Corfu. The turquoise waters lap rocky coves and bougainvillea, scarlet roses, and wisteria spread over cottages. Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route. Arriving by boat, you are met by one of the world's truly breathtaking sights, the caldera: a crescent of cliffs, rising 1,100 feet, with the white clusters of the towns of Fira and Ia perched along the top. An absoulutely breathtaking island! Stop in the beautiful Rhodes before embarking on Turkey. The central and southern Aegean is probably the most developed area of Turkey, and the rolling hills, mountains surrounded by clear blue seas, and glorious white-sand beaches are just a few of the reasons why. Wandering through historic ruins, boating, scuba diving, basking in the Anatolian sun, and eating fresh fish are just some of the ways you can fill your day.

Cruise Operator: Silver Sea.
Vessel: Silver Spirit.
Ports of Call: Venice, Venice, Split, Croatia, Kotor, Corfu, Day At Sea, Santorini, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Day At Sea, Istanbul.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Aug 3 2012. Arrives: Mon, Aug 13 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 10-nights.

Venice to Istanbul Itinerary

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1 Venice - Fri, Aug 3 2012 00:00
Day 2 Venice - Sat, Aug 4 2012 00:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 16:00
Day 3 Split, Croatia - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 18:00
Day 4 Kotor - Mon, Aug 6 2012 08:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 17:00
Day 5 Corfu - Tue, Aug 7 2012 08:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 23:00
Day 6 Day At Sea - Wed, Aug 8 2012 00:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 00:00
Day 7 Santorini - Thu, Aug 9 2012 08:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 18:00
Day 8 Rhodes - Fri, Aug 10 2012 08:00 - Fri, Aug 10 2012 18:00
Day 9 Kusadasi - Sat, Aug 11 2012 08:00 - Sat, Aug 11 2012 23:00
Day 10 Day At Sea - Sun, Aug 12 2012 00:00 - Sun, Aug 12 2012 00:00
Day 11 Istanbul - Mon, Aug 13 2012 07:00

About the Silver Spirit.

The newest vessel in the Silversea family, Silver Spirit offers the distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle Silversea guests adore, plus enticing enhancements including Stars Supper Club, an Asian-themed restaurant, an expansive 8,300-square-foot spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet -- 95% with private verandas. Read more about the Silver Spirit here!

Book the Venice to Istanbul Cruise here!

Bahamas Cruise: 3-nights in September 2012

The Bahamas! What a way to spend three nights!
After leaving port Canaveral, arrive in Nassau. For a city now known for its warming sun and balmy breezes, Nassau has a tumultuous past. First settled by the English, the area was contested by England, France and Spain. For many years, Nassau was a home base for notorious pirates, and it was burned to the ground by the Spanish three different times. Since 1740, however, visitors from all over the world in search of both relaxation and adventure have made Nassau their favorite destination. The next stop is CocoCay. Surrounded by the gentle, translucent waters of the Bahamas chain lies the secluded island of Coco Cay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International.
Vessel: Monarch Of The Seas.
Ports of Call: Port Canaveral, Nassau, Cococay, Port Canaveral.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Aug 3 2012. Arrives: Mon, Aug 6 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 3-nights.

Bahamas Itinerary

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures.

Day 1 Port Canaveral - Fri, Aug 3 2012 16:30
Day 2 Nassau - Sat, Aug 4 2012 12:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 23:59
Day 3 Cococay - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 17:00
Day 4 Port Canaveral - Mon, Aug 6 2012 07:00

About the Monarch Of The Seas

Monarch Of The Seas offers several outstanding dining options in addition to its two main dining rooms and the casual Windjammer Café buffet restaurant. The new venues include Jade, an Asian-fusion restaurant offering the tastes of Southeast Asia; the line's first sushi bar; a gourmet pizza station; and a sit-down, coffee and ice cream parlor featuring Seattle's Best Coffee specialty drinks and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Recent onboard renovations included expanding the spa and fitness facilities; refurbishing guest staterooms, public areas and lounges; as well as the addition of the Latin-themed Boleros bar, The Circuit nightclub, and three, teen-only hangouts. Read more about the Monarch Of The Seas here!

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Bermuda And Caribbean Cruise: 9 - nights in September 2012.

Begin an idyllic cruise in New York, destniation the balmy waters of the Caribbean. First stop is King's Wharf, Bermuda. King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and watersport facility offer hours of activities to the adventuresome. Tour the mix of Dutch and French culture in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten and leave no stone unturned in Charlotte Amalie, an idyllic vacation spot with amazing beaches and gorgeous seas, but what was once the home of swashbuckling pirates such as Blackbeard and Drake. Dock in Sau Juan, Puerto Rico. One of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico's landscape encompasses mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and an incredibly massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to most of the island. At the same time San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth, is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, as well as one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world.

Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International.
Vessel: Explorer Of The Seas.
Ports of Call: Cape Liberty New York, Kings Wharf, Philipsburg, San Juan, Labadee, Cape Liberty New York.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Thu, Aug 2 2012. Arrives: Sat, Aug 11 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 9 nights.

Bermuda And Caribbean Itinerary

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures.

Day 1 Cape Liberty, New York - Thu, Aug 2 2012 16:00
Day 3 Kings Wharf - Sat, Aug 4 2012 08:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 16:00
Day 5 Philipsburg - Mon, Aug 6 2012 12:15 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 20:00
Day 6 San Juan - Tue, Aug 7 2012 07:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 13:00
Day 7 Labadee - Wed, Aug 8 2012 08:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 16:00
Day 10 Cape Liberty, New York - Sat, Aug 11 2012 07:00

About the Explorer Of The Seas

If activity is what you are looking for, then this is the ship for them. Like all of the other Voyager-class ships, Explorer of the Seas has a rock-climbing wall that allows guests to view their destinations from 200 feet above sea level. Explorer of the Seas also features an ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade (open 24 hours), 9-hole miniature golf course, golf simulators, two Centrums, theme bars, restaurants, and much more. Read more about the Explorer of the Seas here!

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Inside Passage Cruise: 10 - nights in September 2012

The first stop after San Francisco on this spectacular scenic cruise is Ketchikan. This southern-most Alaskan port city is known as Alaska's First City because it was the first major community travelers came to heading north. Founded as a fishing camp, Ketchikan is built on steep hillsides and is billed as the salmon capital of the world. A quaint village, the town is just three miles long and three blocks wide. Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is arguably one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Few one-time boomtowns retain the flavor of the gold rush days like Skagway. This gateway to the Klondike is preserved as a national historic park with its rustic boardwalk and frontier-style storefronts. Linger in the Tracy Arm Fjord, a magical place to watch blocks of ice calving off the glaciers towering faces. Be in awe of the dramatic landscape as you cruise past it. Victoria, British Columbia is the final stop before returning to San Fran. Once a British colonial post, Victoria is full of historic sites, public parks and groomed gardens. Due to its location, this quaint yet sophisticated little seaside city boasts the mildest climate in Canada.

Cruise Operator: Princess Cruises.
Vessel: Sea Princess
Ports of Call: San Francisco, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Victoria, San Francisco.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Wed, Aug 1 2012. Arrives: Sat, Aug 11 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 10-nights.

Inside Passage Itinerary

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures.

Day 1 San Francisco - Wed, Aug 1 2012 16:00
Day 4 Ketchikan - Sat, Aug 4 2012 07:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 15:00
Day 5 Juneau - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 21:00
Day 6 Skagway - Mon, Aug 6 2012 07:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 20:00
Day 7 Tracy Arm Fjord - Tue, Aug 7 2012 05:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 10:00
Day 9 Victoria - Thu, Aug 9 2012 07:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 14:00
Day 11 San Francisco - Sat, Aug 11 2012 07:00

About the Sea Princess

Sea Princess carries fewer guests than vessels of comparable size for a feeling of spacious luxury. And with more than 400 balcony staterooms, you can enjoy your own exclusive vista. And the sky is the limit when it comes to mouth-watering dishes - from steak and pizza to seafood specialties. Read more about the Sea Princess here!

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