Thursday, 15 December 2011

North Europe Cruise: 8 Nights in August 2012

Explore North Europe in style on a luxurious cruise. Leave Southampton in your wake and set forth to IJmuiden, a port city in the Dutch Province of North Holland. St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes. La Coruna is the second largest city in Galicia in northwestern Spain, second only in size to the port of Vigo in Pontevedra Province. The city is the capital of La Coruna Province. It had been the Galician capital from 1563 to 1982 before that role was moved to Santiago de Compostela. La Coruna is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf (the Portus Magnus Artabrorum of the classical geographers) on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region. The next port is La Coruna the most financially and industrially active part of Greater Bilbao.The final port before returning to Southampton is La Rochelle. The city has beautifully maintained its past architecture, making it one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities on the Atlantic coast. One of the biggest music festivals in France, "FrancoFolies", takes place each summer in La Rochelle, where Francophone musicians come together for a week of concerts and celebration.

Cruise Operator: P&O Cruises
Vessel: Oceania
Ports of Call: Southampton, IJmuiden, St Peter Port, La Coruna, Bilbao, La Rochelle, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Aug 3 2012. Arrives: Sat, Aug 11 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 8-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1 Southampton - Fri, Aug 3 2012 16:30
Day 2 IJmuiden - Sat, Aug 4 2012 10:30 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 17:30
Day 3 St Peter Port - Sun, Aug 5 2012 14:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 21:00
Day 5 La Coruna - Tue, Aug 7 2012 09:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 17:00
Day 6 Bilbao - Wed, Aug 8 2012 09:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 18:00
Day 7 La Rochelle - Thu, Aug 9 2012 09:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 18:00
Day 9 Southampton - Sat, Aug 11 2012 07:00

North Europe Itinerary

About the MSC Opera

The public areas of MSC Opera feature a sweeping marble reception area and airy open spaces with walls of windows overlooking sprawling decks and deep blue seas. The 878 cabins, many with private balconies, are roomy, stylish and comfortable. Once onboard the MSC Opera you can enjoy a choice of four restaurants including the stylish L’Approdo or the outdoor Il Patio. Try an espresso at the Aroma Coffee Bar or a refreshing handmade Italian treat at the gelato bar. If you feel like a cocktail and some music, check out Piazza di Spagna (one of the eight bars onboard) or have a dance at the Byblos disco. Take Italian lessons, stop by the Internet Café or enjoy Wi-Fi in select areas of the ship. Play mini-golf with the kids or enjoy a class at the health club. And when evening comes, join in for an elegant seven-course dinner followed by outstanding entertainment in Opera splendid Teatro dell’ Opera. Read more about the MSC Opera here!

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Norway/Fjords Cruise: 7-nights in August 2012.

Cruise around the rugged glacier-carved inlets, cascading waterfalls and picturesque ports of the Norwegian Fjords. Depart Southampton and head to Stavanger, Norway, the gateway to Norway with spectacular scenic fjordland. Your ship will dock right next to Gamle Stavanger, the old quarter, with its collection of 200-year-old white wooden houses. The peaceful village of Olden has the perfect Fjordland cruise setting - nestling at the southern end of one branch of the beautiful Nordfjord and at the entrance to the gorgeous Oldedalen Valley. A lake in the valley has been turned a rich, deep green by the river pouring down the mountains from the vast, million-years-old Briksdal Glacier. Giant waterfalls also cascade down making the views even more spectacular as you travel through the valley to the foot of the glacier. As you cruise along to the ships anchorage off Geiranger cruise port, just marvel at the views as spectacular waterfalls with evocative names like Bridal Veil and The Seven Sisters cascade down from the steep rocky peaks that overlook the fjord from both sides. Geiranger is just a small village resort which simply makes the ideal base for walking, boating, or motoring tours into a surrounding area full of natural beauty and magnificent scenery with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, plunging waterfalls and age-old glaciers. In Bergen, Norway, a beautiful town nestled in the mountains, be sure to stop in at some of the fascinating art galleries and take the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen to enjoy the best views of this picturesque city.

Cruise Operator: P&O Cruises
Vessel: Oceania
Ports of Call: Southampton, Stavanger, Olden, Geiranger, Bergen, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Aug 3 2012. Arrives: Fri, Aug 10 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures.

Day 1 Southampton - Fri, Aug 3 2012 16:30
Day 3 Stavanger - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 17:00
Day 4 Olden - Mon, Aug 6 2012 09:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 18:00
Day 5 Geiranger - Tue, Aug 7 2012 08:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 18:00
Day 6 Bergen - Wed, Aug 8 2012 08:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 15:30
Day 8 Southampton - Fri, Aug 10 2012 07:00

Norway / Fjords Itinerary

About the Oceania

Lively and glamorous, Oceana is a cruise liner that’s full of personality. Her impressive atrium, adorned with palm trees, creates that holiday feeling as soon as you step on board. With deck bars, pools and many balcony Staterooms, she is the perfect cruise ship for sunny climates. First time cruisers will love the atmosphere of this ship. As will those looking for a spontaneous and sociable style of cruise holiday. Laugh. Relax. Enjoy. Oceana’s wide range of entertainment and facilities appeal to all ages. You can play tennis in her sports court – housed in her funnel. Unwind in her whirlpool spas. Try your luck in the casino. And dance the night away in Le Club. Read more about the Oceanina here!

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Mediterranean Cruise: 7 Nights in August 2012.

Explore the beauty of the Mediterranean and all the charm it holds. Set sail from Genoa and arrive in Portofino. The epitomy of a perfect Italian seaside town. This small Italian fishing village, commune and tourist resort is located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is crowded round its small harbour and is closely associated with Paraggi Beach, which is a few minutes up the coast. Civitavecchia, is the gateway to Rome where you can't escape seeing all the beautiful historical sites. See the Colosseum, Enter the Vatican city, and view all the Renaissance palaces and baroque basilicas. Salerno is a vibrant and bustling city rich of lovely medieval churches. The town also has one of the loveliest cathedrals in southern Italy. However, many archaeological sites of great importance lie within easy reach of Salerno. La Goulette is the capital of Tunisia, the northernmost country in Africa, but the city feels neither Arab nor African. A fascinating place where old and new mix without any seeming conflict, in both the architecture and way of life. There’s plenty to see and do here. Mosques and museums sit alongside souks stacked with gold jewellery and camel-skin lamps. Ibiza, often called the White Island, is one of the Balearic Islands and certainly the most charming unspoilt paradise of them all. Be at the whim of beautiful scenery in Palma and fall in love with Marseille. A delightful blend of history, outstanding seafood, culture and heritage.The strong mistral wind blows away all traces of pollution and provides a clarity of air so pure that many famous artists have been attracted to the city: Cézanne; Braque; Derain; Dufy and Marquet.

Cruise Operator: MSC Cruises
Vessel: MSC Sinfonia
Ports of Call: Genoa, Portofino, Civitavecchia/Rome, Salerno, La Goulette, Ibiza, Palma , Marseille, Genoa.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Aug 3 2012. Arrives: Fri, Aug 10 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Mediterranean Itinerary

Day 1 Genoa - Fri, Aug 3 2012 16:00
Day 1 Portofino - Fri, Aug 3 2012 18:30 - Fri, Aug 3 2012 22:30
Day 2 Civitavecchia/Rome - Sat, Aug 4 2012 09:30 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 19:30
Day 3 Salerno - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 14:00
Day 4 La Goulette - Mon, Aug 6 2012 09:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 14:00
Day 5 Ibiza - Tue, Aug 7 2012 17:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 02:00
Day 6 Palma - Wed, Aug 8 2012 10:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 18:00
Day 7 Marseille - Thu, Aug 9 2012 13:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 19:00
Day 8 Genoa - Fri, Aug 10 2012 09:00

About the MSC Sinfonia

Displaying Italian elegance, central to the MSC family offering, comfort with wide open public spaces, modern facilities and a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars, MSC Sinfonia offers you an exclusive cruising holiday. With a total of 132 modern cabins with balcony and 649 outside and inside cabins, you will experience the truly stylish Italian décor that will ensure your cruise will be most comfortable and memorable. Enjoy endless choices by day and night, from the Irish Pub and Buddha Bar (two of the seven bars onboard), to the Internet Café or San Remo casino. Read more about the MSC Sinfonia here!

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Short Break Cruise: 3 - nights in August 2012.

Take a quick break from Sydney in August, a nice long weekend on the sea. If you've always wanted to go on a cruise but have never had the time for it then this is perfect. Leave Sydney and spend three nights aboard the Pacific Pearl cruising around the ocean with all sorts of on board entertainment to be had. Return to Sydney and 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: P&O - 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

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

About the Pacific Pearl

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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Seward to Vancouver Cruise: 7 - nights in August 2012

Whaler off of NOAA Ship John N. Cobb-Sawyer GlacierCruise the breathtaking Alaskan Coast and be awestruck by the dramatic landscape. Sitka is known for its beautiful setting and some of Southeast Alaska's most famous landmarks: the onion-dome St. Michael's cathedral; the Alaska Raptor Center, where you can come up close to ailing and recovering birds of prey; and Sitka National Historical Park, where you can see some of the oldest and most skillfully carved totem poles in the state. Scenic Cruise the Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glacier before arriving in Juneau. 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. Explore the woods encircled town of Skagway, and colorful totem poles of Ketchikan. End the cruise in Vancouver.

Cruise Operator: Silver Sea
Vessel: Silver Shadow
Ports of Call: Seward, Alaska, Cruising Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Alaska, Cruise Tracyarm/Sawyer Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, Skagway, Alaska, Ketchikan, Alaska, Cruise Inside Passage, Vancouver.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Thu, Aug 2 2012. Arrives: Thu, Aug 9 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.
Seward to Vancouver Itinerary

Days / Ports of call / Arrivals and Departures.

Day 1 Seward, Alaska - Thu, Aug 2 2012 18:00
Day 2 Cruising Hubbard Glacier - Fri, Aug 3 2012 13:00 - Fri, Aug 3 2012 19:00
Day 3 Sitka, Alaska - Sat, Aug 4 2012 09:30 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 16:00
Day 4 Cruise Tracyarm/Sawyer Glacier - Sun, Aug 5 2012 07:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 10:00
Day 5 Juneau, Alaska - Sun, Aug 5 2012 13:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 23:00
Day 6 Skagway, Alaska - Mon, Aug 6 2012 07:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 15:00
Day 7 Ketchikan, Alaska - Tue, Aug 7 2012 12:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 17:00
Day 8 Cruise Inside Passage - Wed, Aug 8 2012 21:50 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 22:50
Day 9 Vancouver - Thu, Aug 9 2012 08:00

About the Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow cruise ship introduced guests to the next generation of Silversea cruising while maintaining Silversea’s award winning, all-suite luxury and trademark intimate ambience.
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. Read more about the Silver Shadow here!

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

Begin an idyllic cruise exploring the Caribbean and Bermuda. Depart Cape Liberty and turn on island time as you head for the white sands and and clear waters of Kings Wharf, Bermuda. ample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. 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. Experience the mix of Dutch and French culture, endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The world-renowned Caribbean island of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas is home to amazing beaches, gorgeous sea and landscapes and unbelievable duty-free shopping. It was also once the home to swashbuckling pirates such as Blackbeard and Drake. 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.

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 it. 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!

Bermuda And Caribbean, 9 - nights

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Greek Isles & Adriatic Cruise: 11 - nights in August 2012

View old city of Dubrovnik-4
A Cruise amongst the Greek Isles and Adriatic Sea is the perfect way to spend 11 nights. Explore the ancient world of Ephesus after departing Athens. Mykonos is living proof that picture postcard destinations do exist. Its many charms include its iconic windmills, fabulous beaches, and an irresistible traditional town with a maze of twisting streets and alleys. In Santorini find yourself in awe of the white washed buildings atop soaring cliffs overlooking sparkling waters. Nowhere is more perfect than Santorini. Chania, Crete has so much to explore including archaeological sites, charming villages, and eccentric neighborhoods. Meander down the cobbled streets to the 16th century church of Agios Fragiskos, which houses the Archaeological Museum. Katakolon is a lovely little seaside town, be sure to buy some Greek Slippers. Corfu is One of the most beautiful islands in all of the Mediterranean, Silvery olive trees grace the countryside, lemon trees scent the air, vivid blooms catch your eye, and the sapphire sea against the verdant land is a stunning contrast. Taste the local fine wines and delicious fresh seafood. Kotor, Montenegro is next and then Croatia's charming town of Dubrovnik. Walk the city wall or dine on the marble streets, slippery from hundreds of years of being walked on. Before returning to Venice spend the day in Hvar, a perfect town in Croatia.

Cruise Operator: Azamara
Vessel: Azamara Quest
Ports of Call: Athens (piraeus) - Greece, Ephesus (kusadasi) - Turkey, Mykonos - Greece, Santorini - Greece, Chania (souda) -crete - Greece, Katakolon - Greece, Corfu - Greece, Kotor - Montenegro, Kotor - Montenegro, Dubrovnik - Croatia, Hvar - Croatia, Venice, Venice.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Wed, Aug 1 2012. Arrives: Sun, Aug 12 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 11-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures.

Day 1 Athens (piraeus) - Greece - Wed, Aug 1 2012 18:00
Day 2 Ephesus (kusadasi) - Turkey - Thu, Aug 2 2012 09:00 - Thu, Aug 2 2012 23:59
Day 3 Mykonos - Greece - Fri, Aug 3 2012 08:00 - Fri, Aug 3 2012 23:59
Day 4 Santorini - Greece - Sat, Aug 4 2012 07:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 23:00
Day 5 Chania (souda) -crete - Greece - Sun, Aug 5 2012 06:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 21:00
Day 6 Katakolon - Greece - Mon, Aug 6 2012 13:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 19:00
Day 7 Corfu - Greece - Tue, Aug 7 2012 08:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 18:00
Day 8 Kotor - Montenegro - Wed, Aug 8 2012 09:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 00:00
Day 9 Kotor - Montenegro - Thu, Aug 9 2012 00:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 07:15
Day 9 Dubrovnik - Croatia - Thu, Aug 9 2012 13:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 23:00
Day 10 Hvar - Croatia - Fri, Aug 10 2012 08:00 - Fri, Aug 10 2012 18:00
Day 11 Venice - Sat, Aug 11 2012 12:00 - Sat, Aug 11 2012 00:00
Day 12 Venice - Sun, Aug 12 2012 00:00

Greek Isles & Adriatic Itinerary

About the Azamara Quest

Specifically designed to be smaller and more sleek than most cruise ships, Quest, like her sister ship, Journey, is filled bow-to-stern with wondrous luxuries and appointments that enhance your voyage of discovery-making it one that you won't soon forget. Quest boasts two specialty restaurants, concierge amenities, our Spa and Wellness Center, piano bar, Wine Bar, live entertainment, daily enrichment programs (such as evening lectures), and much more. Satisfy your appetite for luxury and adventure on board Quest. Read more about the Azamara Quest here!

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Kimberley Expedition Cruise: 10 Nights in August 2012

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Board an idyllic Cruise along the Western Australian Coast, a part that may not be explored very often. Before departing Broome, explore the town's colourful history in the Historical Society Museum, or bathe in the clear waters aside the pristrine white sand beaches. Relax and unwind as you leave Broome, and head to Nares Point & Crocodile creek. This geological finger of sandstone protruding into the ocean provides great opportunities for Zodiac cruising and guided walks along the beach. Contrary to its name Crocodile Creek is free of crocs and perfect for swimming to escape the heat.
Experience the Horizontal Falls where, when conditions are right it is possible for a "waterfall" up to 3 metres high to form as the waters trapped on the landward side cascade out through the narrow gap to the ocean side. A flotilla of Orion's Zodiacs will take you for an exhilarating trip to witness the phenomenon of the falls. Arguably one of the most scenic parts of the Kimberley coast, Prince Frederick Harbour and the Hunter River are lined with green rainforest, mangroves and soaring red cliffs. An enormous number of shells can be found on the beach, many of which are home to hermit crabs who have taken possession of marine snail shells. This region has many crocodiles and you may be lucky enough to see them! Stop into Vansittart Bay to explore and then King George River and Falls. Whether you experience the mighty thundering of the falls early in the season, or have the chance to get up close and personal later in the year, you'll be in awe of the sight. Adventure in Wyndham, the northern most town in western Australia before docking in Jaco Island, East Timor.
Finish the cruise in Darwin. Darwin is Australia’s closest city to the equator and the gateway to the Top End. Much architecture remains from the city’s early periods, with museums, markets and an incredible diversity of restaurants to keep visitors entertained.

Cruise Operator: Orion
Vessel: MV Orion
Ports of Call: Broome, Nares Point, Talbot Bay (Horizontal Waterfalls), Montgomery Reef & Raft Point, Hunter River, Vansittart Bay, King George River and Falls, Wyndham (for Bungle Bungles), Jaco Island, Darwin.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Wed, Aug 1 2012. Arrives: Sat, Aug 11 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 10-nights.
Kimberley Expedition Itinerary

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1 Broome - Wed, Aug 1 2012 17:00
Day 2 Nares Point - Thu, Aug 2 2012 08:00 - Thu, Aug 2 2012 17:00
Day 3 Talbot Bay (Horizontal Waterfalls)-Fri, Aug 3 2012 08:00- Fri, Aug 3 2012 17:00
Day 4 Montgomery Reef & Raft Point - Sat, Aug 4 2012 08:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 17:00
Day 5 Hunter River - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 17:00
Day 6 Vansittart Bay - Mon, Aug 6 2012 08:00 - Mon, Aug 6 2012 17:00
Day 7 King George River and Falls - Tue, Aug 7 2012 08:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 17:00
Day 8 Wyndham (for Bungle Bungles) - Wed, Aug 8 2012 08:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 17:00
Day 10 Jaco Island - Fri, Aug 10 2012 08:00 - Fri, Aug 10 2012 17:00
Day 11 Darwin - Sat, Aug 11 2012 09:00

About the MV Orion

Although custom-made for expedition cruising, Orion is the epitome of elegance. No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and calibre of onboard recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star. Orion's luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75. Read more about the MV Orion Here!

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

British Isles Roundtrip Cruise: 12 - nights in August 2012.

Spend twelve nights circling the British Isles in Summer. Depart Southampton and head to Paris/Normandy before stopping in Edinburgh. Scotland's capital has a magnificent geographical location fitting of a fairy tale kingdom, dramatically set above the flatlands with a commanding vantage point. Both a historic and modern city, this metropolis is home to the largest arts festival in the world. Invergordon is a gateway to the heart of the Highlands, Scotland's northernmost district, including Loch Ness and the town of Inverness. This area of Scotland serves as the setting for many a tall tale and legend but the scenic beauty of high green hills and sparkling lochs will captivate you as well. The next stop is Glasgow, One of Britain's liveliest cities- a recent rejuvenation along with many priceless art collections draws visitors to the city center. From Glasgow, venture out into the rich farmland and salmon streams of the Lowlands, visit the scenic lochs, or spend time in the city's shopping districts and art galleries. Tour around Belfast and Liverpool before exploring the many sights in Dublin or just kicking back with a Guiness. Despite its small town hospitality, Cork is Ireland's second largest city and your gateway to romantic Ireland. Rich farmlands and river valleys define the countryside. The final stop is Guernsey. It offers the visitor a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a peaceful, unspoiled ambience. Between the wide, sandy beaches to the north and the rocky cliffs in the south are wooded valleys, marshland and winding country lanes.

Cruise Operator: Princess Cruises
Vessel: Caribbean Princess
Ports of Call: Southampton, Paris (Le Havre), Queensferry, Invergordon, Greenock, Greenock, Belfast, Liverpool, Dublin, Cobh, Saint Peter Port, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Wed, Aug 1 2012 - Arrives: Mon, Aug 13 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 12-nights.

British Isles Roundtrip Itinerary

Day 1 Southampton - Wed, Aug 1 2012 17:00
Day 2 Paris (Le Havre) - Thu, Aug 2 2012 07:00 - Thu, Aug 2 2012 20:00
Day 4 Queensferry - Sat, Aug 4 2012 07:00 - Sat, Aug 4 2012 19:00
Day 5 Invergordon - Sun, Aug 5 2012 08:00 - Sun, Aug 5 2012 19:00
Day 7 Greenock - Tue, Aug 7 2012 07:00 - Tue, Aug 7 2012 00:00
Day 8 Greenock - Wed, Aug 8 2012 00:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 01:00
Day 8 Belfast - Wed, Aug 8 2012 08:00 - Wed, Aug 8 2012 18:00
Day 9 Liverpool - Thu, Aug 9 2012 07:00 - Thu, Aug 9 2012 19:00
Day 10 Dublin - Fri, Aug 10 2012 07:00 - Fri, Aug 10 2012 18:00
Day 11 Cobh - Sat, Aug 11 2012 07:00 - Sat, Aug 11 2012 17:00
Day 12 Saint Peter Port - Sun, Aug 12 2012 10:00 - Sun, Aug 12 2012 17:00
Day 13 Southampton - Mon, Aug 13 2012 05:00

About the Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess is the Grand Daddy of the Princess fleet, with the largest carrying capacity. This ship's 900 balcony staterooms and an entire deck of Mini-Suites offer impressive private vistas. Hallmark features include Movies Under the Stars®, the premier Lotus Spa and numerous formal and casual eating options, including the open-kitchen-style Cafe Caribe. Read more about the Caribbean Princess here!

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Inside Passage Cruise: 10 - nights in August 2012

Take a voyage featuring breathtaking scenery as you sail the Inside Passage with glacier-viewing in dramatic landscapes. The first port of call is Ketchikan, Alaska. 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, Your second stop 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. Try your luck with a gold pan in the Skagway, Alaska and then be awestruck by the spectacular dramatic scenery as you cruise through the Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska. Spend a day in Victoria, British Columbia. 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.

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

Inside Passage Itinerary

About the Sea Princess.

Sea Princess - along with sister ships Sun and Dawn - 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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