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Coast To Coast Quest

Ship: Insignia  
Departure: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Nights: 200 nights
Departs: San Francisco
+ Oceania O Life Choice Fare
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
200
Nights
Days at Sea
74
Sea Days
Ports
103
Ports
Countries Visted
46
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Coast To Coast Quest

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, January 15, 2023 San Francisco, USA Embark 11:00 PM
    View of San Francisco, USA

    San Francisco, on the Californian coast, is one of America’s most attractive cities with its famous Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets that provide panoramic views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding mountains, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Perhaps also famous for the nearby Silicon Valley, this ‘City by the Bay’ has become even more international with large numbers of immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Explore the amazing Fisherman’s Wharf that offers great food, and the numerous boutiques. Take a hop-on hop-off bus that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and expensive homes at the Marin Headlands. Read more about San Francisco, USA

    2 Monday, January 16, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    3 Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Ensenada, Mexico 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Ensenada, Mexico

    Ensenada, about 100 km south of the US/Mexican border at Tijuana, is just far enough from the border to offer a more authentic Mexican experience than the eight border towns. Ensenada is one of the oldest municipalities in Baja California, and one of the largest in the world by land area. Situated on the beautiful island-studded Bay (Bahia) of Los Angeles, it offers aquatic activities such as windsurfing, kayaking and whale-watching. It is also home to La Bufadora - translated as ‘the snorter’ - as this undercover cave regularly sucks in sea water and spits it out the cave's top, drenching the surroundings. Read more about Ensenada, Mexico

    4 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    5 Thursday, January 19, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    6 Friday, January 20, 2023 Santiago (Manzanillo), Mexico 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Santiago (Manzanillo), Mexico

    Mountain vistas just beyond Santiago’s tall buildings are one of the special pleasures of this beautiful, sprawling, Mexican capital. The city of Santiago straddles the Río Tuxla, and offers many 19th century structures such as a museum with artefacts dating to the Olmecs. Centro is the downtown area and the oldest part of Santiago. Then there’s the artistic enclave of Bellas Artes and some unexpected neighbourhoods within, which might make you think you had stumbled into Paris or Rio. Read more about Santiago (Manzanillo), Mexico

    7 Saturday, January 21, 2023 Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa)
    8 Sunday, January 22, 2023 Acapulco, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Acapulco, Mexico

    Best known as one of Mexico’s oldest and most well-known beach resorts, Acapulco is located on a deep, semi-circular bay on the Pacific Coast and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico’s history. It is considered by many to be one of the most exciting cities in the world, Acapulco is famous for its explosive nightlife, postcard beaches, unlimited water sports, first-class hotels, and gourmet restaurants, alongside the breathtaking beauty of Acapulco Bay. Traditional or historical Acapulco that has remained unchanged through time is certainly one of the main attractions. Read more about Acapulco, Mexico

    9 Monday, January 23, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    10 Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Puerto Chiapas, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

    Puerto Chiapas lies on the Pacific coast in southern Mexico. Built in 1975, it has served to promote tourism in this area. It is a small port town that handles the export of agricultural products grown in the region, an area of rich green lowlands and foothills. The surrounding district has some beautiful beaches including Playa Linda in Puerto Chiapas itself, and San Benito. Read more about Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

    11 Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Puerto Quetzal is a city on the Pacific Ocean in the south of Guatemala in Central America. While the city offers family fun, upscale restaurants and markets, it mainly serves as a tourist's gateway to the inland attractions of the unique ecosystems and remains from the Maya civilisation. Many visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua, about two hours away, and on the trip are amazed by the green tropical vegetation of the beautiful tropical lowlands, as well as the views of active volcanoes. There are also lovely towns south of Antigua to be visited and many coffee plantations. Read more about Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    12 Thursday, January 26, 2023 Acajutla, El Salvador 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    13 Friday, January 27, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    14 Saturday, January 28, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    15 Sunday, January 29, 2023 Manta, Ecuador 5:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Manta, Ecuador

    Manta is a major commercial and holiday resort centre and the second major port of Ecuador. It is possibly best known for the Playa (beach) Murciélago area of the Malecón, where not only is the seafood excellent, but also on offer is great music, beach aerobics, parties, and general night life ambience. Gathering momentum among tourists is the fact that this is the home of seeds of particular palms that are almost indistinguishable from ivory after they have been dried. Buttons, jewellery, and small sculptures made from these seeds are quickly gaining in popularity. Read more about Manta, Ecuador

    16 Monday, January 30, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    17 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru 5:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

    Salaverry, known as "The City of Eternal Spring" because of its very sunny and pleasant year-round weather, is the port for Trujillo as well as the second largest city in Peru. It has numerous interesting archaeological sites of the Moche and Chimu civilizations, and has managed to retain much of its colonial flavour, as reflected in its historical city centre. Here are found not only the cathedral and city hall, but also numerous colonial mansions that have been preserved and are open to visitors. The fronts of many of these buildings have distinctive wrought-iron grillwork and are painted in pastel colours. Read more about Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

    18 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Lima (Callao), Peru 10:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Lima (Callao), Peru

    Lima, although a sprawling desert city, is the capital and largest city of Peru. The Historic centre of Lima is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era. In particular, visit the Plaza Mayor with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. The numerous churches are also popular as they date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Read more about Lima (Callao), Peru

    19 Thursday, February 2, 2023 Pisco (San Martin), Peru 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Pisco (San Martin), Peru

    Pisco lies on the Pacific coast of Peru, 200 km south of the capital Lima. The small city is a gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu, 500 km due east high in the Andes. Pisco is served by the port of San Martin which is 35 km out of town on the Paracas Peninsula. Named after the liberator General San Martin, this area is significant in Peruvian history as the birthplace of Peru's struggle for independence. Read more about Pisco (San Martin), Peru

    20 Friday, February 3, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    21 Saturday, February 4, 2023 Arica, Chile 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Arica, Chile

    The seaside resort city of Arica in the north of Chile lies just 18 km south of the border with Peru. Known as the City of Eternal Spring - as it is sunny virtually every day of the year - it is located on the coast of the driest desert in the world. It has a great beach where visitors can enjoy the sun and take a swim. A tour or rental car enables visitors to explore the Green Uta valley that cuts through the desert, with water from rain and melting snow higher up in the Andes Mountains, and is also filled with the history and remains of ancient life. Read more about Arica, Chile

    22 Sunday, February 5, 2023 Iquique, Chile 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Iquique, Chile

    Iquique is a city in northern Chile, capital of Tarapacá Region, on the Pacific coast. It is located on a rocky peninsula in the rainless Atacama Desert with its unbelievable landscape that has a lagoon in the middle of the driest desert in the world, and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. You can find beautiful topography in the Isluga Volcano National Park, with high mountains and attractions like native flora, geysers, lagoons and rivers. Water sports include scuba diving, windsurfing, water skiing, and fly fishing in the ocean, while on land, buggy riding and sandboarding can be tried at Dragon Hill. Read more about Iquique, Chile

    23 Monday, February 6, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    24 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Coquimbo, Chile 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Coquimbo, Chile

    Coquimbo is a port city and capital of the Elqui Province, located on the Pan-American Highway, in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. Tourism has recently started to develop, particularly as an access point for popular beach towns to the south, such as the fisherman’s cove of Guanaqueros, and Tongoy, with its famous 5km beach of white sand. Then there is La Serena, the capital of the region, with multiple attractions from architecture to beaches and shopping. Coquiimbo itself is a source of legends of hidden treasures, due to the fact that in the past centuries it was assaulted by pirates. Read more about Coquimbo, Chile

    25 Wednesday, February 8, 2023 San Antonio, Chile 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of San Antonio, Chile

    San Antonio, Chile, is a Pacific port 63 km south of the port of Valparaiso. San Antonio is the largest freight handling port on the western coast of South America. The city lies on hills and coastal dunes north of the mouth of the Maipo River. It was seriously affected by earthquakes most recently in 1985 and 2010. Read more about San Antonio, Chile

    26 Thursday, February 9, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    27 Friday, February 10, 2023 Puerto Montt, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Puerto Montt, Chile

    Puerto Montt is a fast growing city in the south of Chile, just north of Chiloe Island. At the southern end of the Pan American highway in Chile, Puerto Montt is not only the end of the road, but the beginning of the fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, and the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. Fertile agricultural fields and green forested hills also add to the enchantment of Southern Chile. It is an all-season destination. Read more about Puerto Montt, Chile

    28 Saturday, February 11, 2023 Chacabuco, Chile 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Chacabuco, Chile

    Chacabuco - aka Puerto Chacabuco - is a Chilean town located at the head of Aisén Fjord in Aisén commune. Ships anchor in the bay of Chacabuco and passengers are tendered to shore. This is a small isolated settlement with no clearly defined town centre, consisting of one main road, a fish processing facility, and a pier. It is the main port of the region and port of call for ships sailing to the Laguna San Rafael National Park. Read more about Chacabuco, Chile

    29 Sunday, February 12, 2023 Cruising The Chilean Fjords
    30 Monday, February 13, 2023 Cruising The Chilean Fjords
    31 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Punta Arenas, Chile 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Punta Arenas, Chile

    Punta Arenas, overlooking the Strait of Magellan in southern Patagonia, Chile, bustles with windswept trekkers en route to glacier-filled Torres del Paine National Park or an Antarctic cruise. Before leaving, be sure to take note of the mansion-lined main square, Plaza Muñoz Gamero where local vendors sell homemade crafts, the City Cemetery with its elaborate tombs, the Sara Braun Palace, and Braun Menendez Residence that presents great insight of the city's wealthy pioneer past. The city is also home to the former British Navy base and early Spanish colony of Puerto Hambre, and a popular ski centre that overlooks the Strait of Magellan. Read more about Punta Arenas, Chile

    32 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Ushuaia, Argentina 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Ushuaia, Argentina

    Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, is located on the Beagle Channel, where soaring mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and an historic lighthouse create an ideal backdrop. The capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, it was first settled by British missionaries. During the first half of the 20th C the major building of the city was a prison, built by the Argentinian government for repeat offenders and serious criminals, as the subpolar oceanic climate made escape difficult. Today the Old Prison is a National Historical Monument housing the Museo Maritimo, where visitors can explore the history of the Argentine Navy. Read more about Ushuaia, Argentina

    33 Thursday, February 16, 2023 Cruising The Drake Passage
    34 Friday, February 17, 2023 Cruising By Admiralty Bay, Antarctica
    35 Saturday, February 18, 2023 Cruising By Paradise Bay, Antarctica
    36 Sunday, February 19, 2023 Cruising By Half Moon Island, Antarctica
    37 Monday, February 20, 2023 Cruising The Drake Passage
    38 Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

    Port Stanley is the capital and only town in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). It is located on the isle of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope, south of Stanley Harbour, in one of the wettest parts of the islands. It is very easy to see most of the islands’ worthwhile sites on a short walking tour. The tourist station at the pier provides a town map of the Stanley Harbour Maritime History Trail. Read more about Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

    39 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    40 Thursday, February 23, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    41 Friday, February 24, 2023 Punta del Este, Uruguay 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Punta del Este, known as the St.Tropez of Uruguay, is an upscale vacation spot on the southern-most tip of the country, just an hour and a half by car from Montevideo. Today this area is known worldwide as a very scenic resort area with great shopping, a temperate climate, and kilometres of beautiful beaches. These include Mansa - or gentle beach - that faces the bay, and Playa Brava, a beach that faces the Atlantic and is home to the sculpted Dedos fingers - better known as ‘the Hand in the Sand’ - a well known city landmark. Punta del Este also offers superb food at luxury hotels and restaurants. Read more about Punta del Este, Uruguay

    42 Saturday, February 25, 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. The 20-lane main boulevard is the longest in the world, fashioned after the Champs-Élysées. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

    43 Sunday, February 26, 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina 12:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. The 20-lane main boulevard is the longest in the world, fashioned after the Champs-Élysées. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

    44 Monday, February 27, 2023 Montevideo, Uruguay 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Montevideo, Uruguay

    Montevideo is the largest city, capital, and chief port of Uruguay. Situated on the River Plate (Silver River), it is also home to almost half of the nation's population, and subsequently is a modern metropolis, though with a fascinating historical old town dating back to colonial times. Described as a vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life, it is the hub of commerce. The varied architecture reflects its history that ranges from colonial to Art Deco, all influenced by either Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or British immigrants. Read more about Montevideo, Uruguay

    45 Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    46 Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    47 Thursday, March 2, 2023 Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

    The municipality of Santos, in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil, is the largest seaport in Latin America. It is a beehive of activity that offers an intense cultural experience. It is in fact a great city to explore, with its own idiosyncrasies, and the exquisite way of living of its inhabitants. Not to be overlooked are the world-class restaurants that offer a diverse regional and international cuisine to suit all tastes. Read more about Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

    48 Friday, March 3, 2023 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is a large Brazilian city situated on the South Atlantic Coast of South America. It is perhaps best known for its carnivals and the largest art deco statue in existence, the giant Christ the Redeemer Statue that is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. While there absorb the magnificent views and you will feel as though you are taking a walk in the clouds. If possible, just before sunset, take the cable car (made famous in the James Bond film Moonraker) to its top and see Rio’s breathtaking landscape light up before you. Read more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    49 Saturday, March 4, 2023 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is a large Brazilian city situated on the South Atlantic Coast of South America. It is perhaps best known for its carnivals and the largest art deco statue in existence, the giant Christ the Redeemer Statue that is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. While there absorb the magnificent views and you will feel as though you are taking a walk in the clouds. If possible, just before sunset, take the cable car (made famous in the James Bond film Moonraker) to its top and see Rio’s breathtaking landscape light up before you. Read more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    50 Sunday, March 5, 2023 Cabo Frio, Brazil 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Cabo Frio, Brazil

    Cabo Frio (Cold Cape) is a Brazilian municipality in Rio de Janeiro state, founded by the Portuguese in 1615. This name comes from the low temperature of the sea water. This happens because there is a submarine stream coming from the South Pole that emerges near the coast of Cabo Frio. There are nine wonderful beaches in Cabo Frio including: Sao Bento beach; Pero beach with its spectacular dunes and many kiosks selling drinks and snacks; and the best known Forte Beach named after the 16thC Fortress nearby, and has 4km of white sand. Read more about Cabo Frio, Brazil

    51 Monday, March 6, 2023 Vitoria, Brazil 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Vitoria, the small and cosy capital of Espirito Santo, is a city on the SE coast of Brazil, famous for its beaches and culture, and for its proximity to many other tourist destinations in the state. Most of the city's neighbourhoods are surrounded by parks and forests and many cultural events run throughout the year. Possibly best known for its beautiful parks, most visitors travel to see the unusual rock formation that constitutes the centrepiece of Onion Rock Park, and the Parque da Fonte Grande with its numerous well planned walks. Read more about Vitoria, Brazil

    52 Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    53 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Salvador, Brazil 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Salvador, Brazil

    Salvador, Brazil's former capital and fifth largest city in the country, is situated on a high bluff that circles around the eastern side of the magnificent All Saints Bay. This intriguing city with a population of over two million has a strong African influence that derives from the slaves brought here to work in the sugar cane fields more than 400 years ago. Their rich cultural heritage is evident in their music, dance, cuisine and religion. This provides a contrast to the city's Portuguese colonial past dating to 1549 with the permanent occupation of Brazil by the Portuguese. Read more about Salvador, Brazil

    54 Thursday, March 9, 2023 Maceio, Brazil 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Maceio, Brazil

    Maceio is the capital city of the northern Brazilian state of Alagoas. Its principal attraction would have to be its 20km of urban beaches, as well as the delightful sandy beaches to the north and south. Of particular interest are the northern beaches of Ponta Verde with the boardwalk lined with beach bars, and Pajucara Beach that hosts a nightly craft market. Just off the coast, rocky reefs form shallow natural pools known as ‘parrachos’ that provide fantastic opportunities for snorkelling and swimming. Read more about Maceio, Brazil

    55 Friday, March 10, 2023 Recife, Brazil 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Recife, Brazil

    Recife is one of the largest and most important cities on the NE coast of Brazil. This lively capital, originally founded by the Dutch, is brimming with a vibrant culture. The many rivers, small islands and over fifty bridges found in the city centre gives it the title of ‘Brazilian Venice’. This is an interesting historical town, which includes the oldest synagogue in the Americas, and some fine beaches. Read more about Recife, Brazil

    56 Saturday, March 11, 2023 Natal, Brazil 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Natal, Brazil

    Natal is the capital and largest city of Rio Grande do Norte, a NE state in Brazil. Natal has several tourist attractions and is famous for: its natural beauty, such as the crystalline waters of Maracajau; its historical monuments and buildings, such as the Forte dos Reis Magos; the Alberto Maranhao Theatre; and the Newton Navarro bridge. Ponta Negra, Pipa and Genipabu are popular beaches. Visit the Natal Historic Centre that is comprised of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, which have characteristics of the first centuries of the history of Brazil, highlighting important aspects of Portuguese colonisation. Read more about Natal, Brazil

    57 Sunday, March 12, 2023 Fortaleza, Brazil 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Fortaleza, Brazil

    Fortaleza is a major fishing port and fast growing tourist destination in the NE of Brazil. The warm climate, warm ocean waters, and the 25 km of urban sandy beaches are its major attractions. The scenery is complemented by the jangadas, small rafts used by many of the fishermen, while the Beach of the Future is a popular location with many restaurants built in the local style using straw and called Barracas de Praia or beach huts. The Praia do Futuro beach is about 7 km in length and is the preferred one for bathing and surfing, with its rustic restaurants built right on the beach. Read more about Fortaleza, Brazil

    58 Monday, March 13, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    59 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    60 Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    61 Thursday, March 16, 2023 Porto Grande, Cabo Verde 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Porto Grande, Cabo Verde

    The almost lunar volcanic islands that form the Cape Verde archipelago lie about 500 km off the Senegal coast. Although the isles may be African geographically speaking, they have retained a strong Latin flavour. Porto Grande, the port for the capital Mindelo, is on the windward isle of Sao Vicente and is home to over 90% of the island’s inhabitants. The port itself boasts a delightful waterfront area where the pace is pleasantly slow and the people friendly. Read more about Porto Grande, Cabo Verde

    62 Friday, March 17, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    63 Saturday, March 18, 2023 Dakar, Senegal 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Dakar, Senegal

    Dakar, the western-most city on the African mainland, is a very French capital and the largest city of Senegal. A feverish city that brims with life, together with its beautiful tree-lined boulevards, results in it having the most European atmosphere of any city on the continent. To get an excellent view of the city visit Les Mamelles Lighthouse that was built in 1864 and located on a small volcanic hill. At the same time be sure to visit the stunning Mosqué de la Divinité situated on the coast nearby. Read more about Dakar, Senegal

    64 Sunday, March 19, 2023 Banjul, Gambia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Banjul, Gambia

    Banjul, the capital of Gambia, is a seaport town located on St Mary’s Island where the Gambia River enters the ocean. The island is connected to the mainland to the west and the rest of Greater Banjul Area via bridges. There are also ferries linking Banjul to the mainland at the other side of the river. The south side of the magnificent estuary is home to 40 km of beautiful sandy coastline, while the city has become a worthy commercial centre. Read more about Banjul, Gambia

    65 Monday, March 20, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    66 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    67 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

    Abidjan is the biggest and most important city of Cote d’Ivoire, and has historically been the economic power base of the region. The city stands in Ebrie Lagoon, on several converging peninsulas and islands, connected by bridges, facing south to the Gulf of Guinea. It boasts a large selection of restaurants, as well as a range of fascinating places to visit. These include: the city’s zoo, a really beautiful place with loads of interesting animals; St Paul's Cathedral, which though sadly in disrepair, has amazing indoor stained glass features; and the city's other main religious buildings the Treichville Mosque, the Cocody Mosque, and the Plateau Mosque. Read more about Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

    68 Thursday, March 23, 2023 Takoradi, Ghana 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Takoradi, Ghana

    Takoradi is an important deepwater seaport situated on the gulf of Guinea in southern Ghana. Although older and larger, it actually combined with its sister city Sekondi in 1946, and today, known as Sekondi-Takoradi, is the capital of the Western Region of Ghana. It is also unofficially called the Oil City of Ghana, due to the massive oil discoveries in the western region of Ghana. The place is home to an enormous central food market and this makes it perfect for an aspiring connoisseur of African food. Read more about Takoradi, Ghana

    69 Friday, March 24, 2023 Lome, Togo 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Lome, Togo

    Lome is the capital of Togo, West Africa. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, it is the country's administrative and industrial centre and its chief port. The dock is not within walking distance to town, so shuttle buses are provided. A local drum band and several dancers greet visitors with a performance at the gangway. Read more about Lome, Togo

    70 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Cotonou, Benin 7:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Cotonou is the largest and most important city of the Republic of Benin, situated in the Gulf of Africa to the west of Nigeria. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline. While the official language is French, several other languages are commonly spoken. The main attractions here include: the Roman Catholic Cotonou Cathedral noted for its distinct burgundy-and-white-striped tiled architecture; the near-by Ancien Pont Bridge and the Cotonou Central Mosque. Read more about Cotonou, Benin

    71 Sunday, March 26, 2023 Cruising The Gulf Of Guinea
    72 Monday, March 27, 2023 São Tomé , Sao Tome and Principe 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of São Tomé , Sao Tome and Principe

    São Tomé (Portuguese: “Saint Thomas”) is a port on the island of the same name, one of two that constitute the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, a small island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Africa. In Africa’s second smallest country, this capital city is by far that nation's largest town, tranquil and pleasant with a relaxed, Portuguese-Creole atmosphere. After sundown it is dark with no street lights, so it's a good idea to try and cram as much activity into the day as possible. Tourists are only beginning to discover the island's capped volcanoes, thick jungle, and empty yet stunningly beautiful beaches. Read more about São Tomé , Sao Tome and Principe

    73 Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    74 Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    75 Thursday, March 30, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    76 Friday, March 31, 2023 Walvis Bay, Namibia 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Walvis Bay, Namibia, lies on the Atlantic coast where the desert dramatically meets the sea, and has long been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deepwater harbour protected by the Pelican Point sand spit. This is the only harbour along the 1350km Namibian coast, hence important historically to vessels rounding the Cape of Good Hope, discovered in 1485. Variously coming under British, German and South African control, The Republic of Namibia became independent in 1990, and Walvis Bay came under its control in 1994. Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals – form the basis of the country’s economy. Read more about Walvis Bay, Namibia

    77 Saturday, April 1, 2023 Walvis Bay, Namibia 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Walvis Bay, Namibia, lies on the Atlantic coast where the desert dramatically meets the sea, and has long been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deepwater harbour protected by the Pelican Point sand spit. This is the only harbour along the 1350km Namibian coast, hence important historically to vessels rounding the Cape of Good Hope, discovered in 1485. Variously coming under British, German and South African control, The Republic of Namibia became independent in 1990, and Walvis Bay came under its control in 1994. Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals – form the basis of the country’s economy. Read more about Walvis Bay, Namibia

    78 Sunday, April 2, 2023 Luderitz, Namibia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Luderitz, Namibia

    Luderitz is a quirky town lodged in one of the best harbours on the least hospitable coast of Africa. Its appeal as a town lies in the fact that little hasn’t changed since the early 20th century. There are many historic buildings in Luderitz including the Deutsche Afrika Bank, the Railway Station, the Old Post Office, and the Church on the rocks. Then there’s Goerke Haus situated on the wonderfully named Zeppelin Street, which was built from the proceeds of the diamond industry. Read more about Luderitz, Namibia

    79 Monday, April 3, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    80 Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Cape Town, South Africa 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Cape Town, South Africa

    Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was the first European settlement in South Africa, and today is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Pristine beaches, sheltered bays and secluded coves encircle the majestic might of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site and home to some 8,500 species of flowers. Be sure to get to the top of the mountain by taking the Table Mountain Cableway and absorb the fascinating views. Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa's period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. Read more about Cape Town, South Africa

    81 Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Cape Town, South Africa 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Cape Town, South Africa

    Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was the first European settlement in South Africa, and today is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Pristine beaches, sheltered bays and secluded coves encircle the majestic might of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site and home to some 8,500 species of flowers. Be sure to get to the top of the mountain by taking the Table Mountain Cableway and absorb the fascinating views. Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa's period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. Read more about Cape Town, South Africa

    82 Thursday, April 6, 2023 Cape Town, South Africa 12:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Cape Town, South Africa

    Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was the first European settlement in South Africa, and today is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Pristine beaches, sheltered bays and secluded coves encircle the majestic might of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site and home to some 8,500 species of flowers. Be sure to get to the top of the mountain by taking the Table Mountain Cableway and absorb the fascinating views. Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa's period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. Read more about Cape Town, South Africa

    83 Friday, April 7, 2023 Mossel Bay, South Africa 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Mossel Bay is a small harbour town situated on the Southern Cape, or Garden Route, of South Africa. It has, over the years, developed into a town of unhurried hospitality, complementing the natural beauty and rich cultural history of the area. It was here that the first modern Europeans set foot on southern African shores, so most visitors visit the Da Gama Museum Complex - in the town centre - where this event is commemorated. Mossel Bay’s delightful beaches washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, together with 300 days of sunshine in a year, make it a great attraction. Read more about Mossel Bay, South Africa

    84 Saturday, April 8, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    85 Sunday, April 9, 2023 Durban, South Africa 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Durban, South Africa

    Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and is its busiest port. Its subtropical climate and extensive beaches provide excellent opportunities for sun-worshippers, surfers and swimmers. The Golden Mile, a wide stretch of golden sands, is artificially separated by various piers. A promenade stretches along the Durban waterfront that is home to numerous restaurants, pubs, hotels, shops and the world class uShaka Marine World aquarium is worth exploring. Read more about Durban, South Africa

    86 Monday, April 10, 2023 Richards Bay, South Africa 6:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Richards Bay, South Africa

    Richards Bay is a city encompassing one of South Africa's largest harbours, a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The deep water harbour has the largest coal export facility in the world as well as large-scale mineral and chemical exports. Tourism is a major industry, with the ocean beach a very popular kite-surfing destination, and a multitude of first class game reserves are within several hours' drive from Richards Bay. Interestingly, the transformation of Richards Bay into the country’s largest harbour and the world’s largest coal terminal only happened in 1976. Read more about Richards Bay, South Africa

    87 Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Maputo, Mozambique 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Maputo, Mozambique

    Maputo, a port city on the Indian Ocean, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. The centre of many cultures - the Bantu and Portuguese cultures dominate, but the influence of Arab, Indian, and Chinese cultures is also felt - it is often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’. It has some beautiful beaches such as Catembe and Ponta d'Ouro, and is also home to a plethora of landmarks. During its five centuries of colonisation the city has gained priceless wonders of Portuguese architecture. Read more about Maputo, Mozambique

    88 Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Cruising The Mozambique Channel
    89 Thursday, April 13, 2023 Cruising The Mozambique Channel
    90 Friday, April 14, 2023 Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, in the far SE of the Caribbean Sea. It has a population of about 300, centred at the Old Wall village, with its small school, a telecommunications building, and the Mayreau Catholic Church located on a hilltop in the SW of the island. With its picture-postcard beaches, it truly is a secret treasure of peace and tranquillity. Imagine calm waters and powder white sand, vendors selling souvenirs and drinks, the Bay Club restaurant and bar with great food and cocktails, and you have it all at Saltwhistle Bay - just one of the many beaches. Read more about Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    91 Saturday, April 15, 2023 Nosy Be, Madagascar 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nosy Be, Madagascar

    Nosy Be (‘Big Island’: Malagasy), an island off the NW coast of Madagascar, is its largest port and Madagascar’s most popular beach-resort. Though Nosy Be’s inclination is towards mass tourism, it is still a largely peaceful place with sugar cane plantations, rum distilleries, ylang ylang bushes, and lounging lemurs. This still beautiful island offers some amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities as well as primary forests with great wildlife. Additionally, this volcanic island, though it has not erupted in recorded history, is home to 11 volcanic crater lakes that are great for both spearfishing and taking a ride on an aqua-jet. Read more about Nosy Be, Madagascar

    92 Sunday, April 16, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    93 Monday, April 17, 2023 Mahe Island, Seychelles 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

    94 Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Mahe Island, Seychelles 12:00 AM 4:00 AM
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

    95 Tuesday, April 18, 2023 La Digue, Seychelles 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of La Digue, Seychelles

    La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. La Digue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxing atmosphere in Seychelles. Where cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts, the pace of life is necessarily slower. Today, tourism is the island’s mainstay as it offers wide deserted beaches, such as Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse, which are perfect for long walks, safe swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Read more about La Digue, Seychelles

    96 Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    97 Thursday, April 20, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    98 Friday, April 21, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    99 Saturday, April 22, 2023 Salalah, Oman 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Salalah, Oman

    Salalah, which lies in the southern Dhofar region, is the second largest city in Oman, and is known for its glorious history, heritage, rich culture, traditions and wonders of nature. The beautiful beaches are also very popular, with scuba diving and bird watching favourite tourist activities. Not surprisingly, it is known as the ‘Stunning Jewel’ of Oman. Don’t miss Wadi Darbat, a natural park with majestic views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, wildlife, and lush green vegetation. Read more about Salalah, Oman

    100 Sunday, April 23, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    101 Monday, April 24, 2023 Muscat, Oman 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Muscat, Oman

    Muscat, lying on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman, is the capital and largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. The climate is very hot, with annual average temperatures ranging from 24C. to 33C., but it can get as high as 49C in the summer. It is, though, very dry, hence humidity is not a problem. Read more about Muscat, Oman

    102 Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    103 Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    104 Thursday, April 27, 2023 Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    Fujairah, considered one of the safest cities of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the Gulf of Oman in the country’s east. While the weather is warm for most of the year, the months of October to March enjoy temperatures averaging around 25°C. The clean beaches and the numerous water sports such as water surfing, yachting, swimming and deep sea fishing, draw tourists all round the year. Fujairah has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the UAE, and there are other water sports such as yachting, swimming, water surfing and deep-sea fishing that also attract tourists. Read more about Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    105 Friday, April 28, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    106 Saturday, April 29, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    107 Sunday, April 30, 2023 Mumbai, India 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Mumbai, India

    Mumbai, with its natural deep harbour on India's west coast, is its most populous city as well as the richest. Comprising seven islands that once were home to communities of fishing colonies, over time, joined to form the city earlier known as Bombay. It is now the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Surprisingly, the townscape is more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Read more about Mumbai, India

    108 Monday, May 1, 2023 Mumbai, India 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Mumbai, India

    Mumbai, with its natural deep harbour on India's west coast, is its most populous city as well as the richest. Comprising seven islands that once were home to communities of fishing colonies, over time, joined to form the city earlier known as Bombay. It is now the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Surprisingly, the townscape is more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Read more about Mumbai, India

    109 Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Goa, India 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Goa, India

    The small Indian state of Goa, with a 100 km coastline and extending 50 km inland, is situated at the centre of the western shores of India, facing the Arabian Sea. For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese province, until annexed by India in 1961. As India’s smallest and richest state, it offers the best quality of life in the country. The major Indian port Vasco da Gama (named for the first European to reach India by sea) is also Goa’s largest city. Read more about Goa, India

    110 Wednesday, May 3, 2023 New Mangalore, Indonesia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of New Mangalore, Indonesia

    New Mangalore is the chief port for Mangalore (formerly Bangalore), on the Arabian Sea of India's west coast. Here a very popular venue for visitors is Panambur Beach that offers jet ski rides, camel rides, boating, dolphin viewing, and food stalls serving ice-cream and natural fruit syrups. Importantly, there are trained beach life-guards and patrol vehicles for safety and security. Most visitors to Mangalore search out its numerous temples that date back to 1068, with their delightful architecture and detailed carvings. Read more about New Mangalore, Indonesia

    111 Thursday, May 4, 2023 Cochin, India 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Cochin, India

    Cochin, which now takes in much of the region adjoining the original town, is a vibrant city on the SW coast of India. It is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west and it enjoys a moderate equatorial climate. It is a blend of modern India, while the old quarter maintains a colonial 'feel'. Successive waves of migration over several centuries of people from all parts of Kerala and most of India has resulted in all being rather more cosmopolitan in outlook. Read more about Cochin, India

    112 Friday, May 5, 2023 Colombo, Sri Lanka 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Colombo is the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Despite its frenetic traffic and the general hustle and bustle of being where you can see some of the tallest buildings in Asia, it does offer some interesting attractions. In the northern part of the city you can find the British fort, dating from the 19th C, as well as the gracious old buildings of previous colonial eras. Visit the national museum, and the Pettah bazaar district where the streets are crammed with shops and stalls selling everything from vegetables to gemstones. Read more about Colombo, Sri Lanka

    113 Saturday, May 6, 2023 Colombo, Sri Lanka 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Colombo is the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Despite its frenetic traffic and the general hustle and bustle of being where you can see some of the tallest buildings in Asia, it does offer some interesting attractions. In the northern part of the city you can find the British fort, dating from the 19th C, as well as the gracious old buildings of previous colonial eras. Visit the national museum, and the Pettah bazaar district where the streets are crammed with shops and stalls selling everything from vegetables to gemstones. Read more about Colombo, Sri Lanka

    114 Sunday, May 7, 2023 Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
    115 Monday, May 8, 2023 Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
    116 Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Cruising The Andaman Sea
    117 Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    Yangon, aka Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre. It is regarded as the Garden City of the East, and is also famous for its entirely unfamiliar cuisine. Interestingly, due to its international isolation over the last five decades, Yangon has been left not only with its unmistakably colonial style buildings - downtown is a warren of historic streets concealing some of the best British colonial-era architecture - but also an enduring colonial charm and that has all but disappeared elsewhere. Then there’s the Museum that is home to priceless rubies, sapphires, jade and the world's largest pearl that was discovered in 2001. Read more about Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    118 Thursday, May 11, 2023 Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    Yangon, aka Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre. It is regarded as the Garden City of the East, and is also famous for its entirely unfamiliar cuisine. Interestingly, due to its international isolation over the last five decades, Yangon has been left not only with its unmistakably colonial style buildings - downtown is a warren of historic streets concealing some of the best British colonial-era architecture - but also an enduring colonial charm and that has all but disappeared elsewhere. Then there’s the Museum that is home to priceless rubies, sapphires, jade and the world's largest pearl that was discovered in 2001. Read more about Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    119 Friday, May 12, 2023 Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    Yangon, aka Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre. It is regarded as the Garden City of the East, and is also famous for its entirely unfamiliar cuisine. Interestingly, due to its international isolation over the last five decades, Yangon has been left not only with its unmistakably colonial style buildings - downtown is a warren of historic streets concealing some of the best British colonial-era architecture - but also an enduring colonial charm and that has all but disappeared elsewhere. Then there’s the Museum that is home to priceless rubies, sapphires, jade and the world's largest pearl that was discovered in 2001. Read more about Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    120 Saturday, May 13, 2023 Cruising The Andaman Sea
    121 Sunday, May 14, 2023 Phuket, Thailand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Phuket, Thailand

    Phuket is the main town in the SE of an island of the same name, in the south of Thailand. This destination provides perfect silky-soft beaches, together with superb hospitality. With spectacular scenery and warm blue waters, it is not surprising that it is Asia's most popular beach destination. A range of fantastic day trips are of offer that include rafting, trekking, riding an elephant in Khao Lak, snorkelling at Coral Island, sea kayaking or canoeing in Phang Nga Bay, or taking a Jungle Safari in Khao Sok National Park where you get to ride elephants through the jungle - to name but a few. Read more about Phuket, Thailand

    122 Monday, May 15, 2023 Penang, Malaysia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Penang, Malaysia

    Penang Island is located on the NW coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, by the Strait of Malacca, while Penang State includes a narrow hinterland that is separated from the island by a channel. All tourists should visit the World Heritage Listed site of George Town. Take a trishaw ride or a guided walking tour to explore the nooks and crannies of George Town which, with its unique architectural and cultural townscape, and where every clanhouse and building represents a page of its colourful history, is definitely a ‘must-see’. Perhaps take a thirty minute cable car ride, or a three-hour hike through lush foliage of the rainforest to Penang Hill with its amazing views. Read more about Penang, Malaysia

    123 Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur - or KL as it is known - is situated midway along the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, and as the nation's capital city it is the focal point of the new Malaysia. The city truly brings together Malaysia's past and present and its varied cultures. Visitors can appreciate the evocative British buildings as well as the unbounded spirit of progress that symbolises Malaysia's unhesitating leap into the future. Indeed it is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, among the tallest twin towers in the world. Read more about Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia

    124 Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Singapore, Singapore 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Singapore, Singapore

    Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 km N of the Equator, just south of the Malaysian state of Johor. One of the few remaining city-states in the world, Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity and has a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture and a world famous variety of cuisine. You'll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping, including gargantuan malls, and numerous beaches. Read more about Singapore, Singapore

    125 Thursday, May 18, 2023 Singapore, Singapore 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Singapore, Singapore

    Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 km N of the Equator, just south of the Malaysian state of Johor. One of the few remaining city-states in the world, Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity and has a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture and a world famous variety of cuisine. You'll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping, including gargantuan malls, and numerous beaches. Read more about Singapore, Singapore

    126 Friday, May 19, 2023 Cruising The Gulf Of Thailand
    127 Saturday, May 20, 2023 Ko Samui, Thailand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Ko Samui, Thailand

    Ko Samui is an island off the E coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, about 35 km NE of Surat Thani town on the mainland peninsula. It lies in the Gulf of Thailand, and is Thailand's second largest island, though only 15 km across. The central part of the island is an uninhabitable mountainous jungle. The various lowland areas are connected by a single road that circumnavigates the island. Read more about Ko Samui, Thailand

    128 Sunday, May 21, 2023 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok, the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand, is about a two-hour trip from Laem Chabang Port. The city is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place where the past, present, and future live harmoniously together, as reflected by the luxury hotels and gleaming skyscrapers that grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples. The city's wealth of cultural landmarks and attractions in addition to its notorious entertainment venues has made it synonymous with exoticism. Read more about Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    129 Monday, May 22, 2023 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 12:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok, the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand, is about a two-hour trip from Laem Chabang Port. The city is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place where the past, present, and future live harmoniously together, as reflected by the luxury hotels and gleaming skyscrapers that grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples. The city's wealth of cultural landmarks and attractions in addition to its notorious entertainment venues has made it synonymous with exoticism. Read more about Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    130 Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Sihanoukville, Cambodia 10:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    Sihanoukville (aka Kampong Som) is a port city in southern Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 km SW of the capital Phnom Penh. Historically, it was the site of the last official battle of the U.S. Army in the war, and two shipwrecks 40 m down, off one of its islands, are of interest to divers. It is the only deep water port in the country, and one of the main centres of economic growth in Cambodia. Read more about Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    131 Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Cruising The South China Sea
    132 Thursday, May 25, 2023 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the largest city of Vietnam in SE Asia, is situated on the banks of the Saigon River which flows into the Mekong delta, in the south of the country. Phu My, 70km to the SE, is one of the many ports used by tourist ships bringing visitors to this rapidly developing and dynamic city with more than 6 million citizens. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is a combination of American and Chinese influences. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. Read more about Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    133 Friday, May 26, 2023 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 12:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the largest city of Vietnam in SE Asia, is situated on the banks of the Saigon River which flows into the Mekong delta, in the south of the country. Phu My, 70km to the SE, is one of the many ports used by tourist ships bringing visitors to this rapidly developing and dynamic city with more than 6 million citizens. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is a combination of American and Chinese influences. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. Read more about Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    134 Saturday, May 27, 2023 Nha Trang, Viet Nam 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa province, Vietnam. It is possibly best known for its bay, one of the most beautiful in the world, and the excellent scuba diving. It is a popular destination for locals, international tourists and large numbers of backpackers. The setting is stunning, with towering mountains looming up behind the city and the sweeping beach stretching into the distance, the turquoise waters dotted with little islands. Read more about Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    135 Sunday, May 28, 2023 Hue, Viet Nam 12:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Hue, Viet Nam

    Hue is the former Imperial capital of Vietnam and is intimately connected to the imperial Nguyen Dynasty that ruled from 1804 to 1945. The Perfume River is the main landmark and distinctly divides the city in two, with the old city on the north side and the newer city, including most hotels and restaurants, on the south side. Much of the riverside has wisely been done up as a pleasant promenade and park dotted with most unusual sculptures. The Citadel in the old city is of great historical interest. Read more about Hue, Viet Nam

    136 Monday, May 29, 2023 Hue, Viet Nam 12:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Hue, Viet Nam

    Hue is the former Imperial capital of Vietnam and is intimately connected to the imperial Nguyen Dynasty that ruled from 1804 to 1945. The Perfume River is the main landmark and distinctly divides the city in two, with the old city on the north side and the newer city, including most hotels and restaurants, on the south side. Much of the riverside has wisely been done up as a pleasant promenade and park dotted with most unusual sculptures. The Citadel in the old city is of great historical interest. Read more about Hue, Viet Nam

    137 Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Hong Gai, Viet Nam 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Hong Gai, Viet Nam

    Hong Gai – aka Halong, Hanoi – is a port city located about 160 km NE of Hanoi in Vietnam. The city lies mainly on Bai Tu Long Bay, a part of the beautiful Halong Bay. This huge bay is famous for its wonderful landscape of over 200 cliff islands covered with beautiful tropical vegetation and surrounded by the mysterious, beautiful, quiet waters of the bay. Over innumerable centuries the lapping waves at the bases of the cliffs have resulted in the many strangely shaped limestone inlets, striking caves and grottos. Read more about Hong Gai, Viet Nam

    138 Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Cruising The South China Sea
    139 Thursday, June 1, 2023 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    140 Friday, June 2, 2023 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    141 Saturday, June 3, 2023 Xiamen, China 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Xiamen, China

    Xiamen, or Amoy, stands on an island located inside a large inlet on the SE coast of Fujian Province, and is joined to the mainland by a five km long causeway. One of China's most tourist-friendly cities, Xiamen was recently voted China's cleanest city. The city has many attractions for the tourist, including its surrounding countryside that provides spectacular scenery and pleasant tree-lined beaches, giving it the feel of a holiday resort. Adding to the resort atmosphere is the little island of Gulangyu, a ten-minute ferry ride to the SW, where the old colonial homes of Europeans and Japanese still line the island's traffic-free streets. Read more about Xiamen, China

    142 Sunday, June 4, 2023 Xiamen, China 12:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Xiamen, China

    Xiamen, or Amoy, stands on an island located inside a large inlet on the SE coast of Fujian Province, and is joined to the mainland by a five km long causeway. One of China's most tourist-friendly cities, Xiamen was recently voted China's cleanest city. The city has many attractions for the tourist, including its surrounding countryside that provides spectacular scenery and pleasant tree-lined beaches, giving it the feel of a holiday resort. Adding to the resort atmosphere is the little island of Gulangyu, a ten-minute ferry ride to the SW, where the old colonial homes of Europeans and Japanese still line the island's traffic-free streets. Read more about Xiamen, China

    143 Monday, June 5, 2023 Cruising The East China Sea
    144 Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Shanghai, China 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    145 Wednesday, June 7, 2023 Shanghai, China 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    146 Thursday, June 8, 2023 Cruising The Yellow Sea
    147 Friday, June 9, 2023 Beijing (Tanggu), China 2:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Beijing (Tanggu), China

    Beijing, in Tanggu Province, northern China, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational centre. It is also China's most important centre for international trade and communications. Each year sees about 4.4 million international visitors join with 140 million Chinese tourists to visit this popular tourist destination. Renowned tourist attractions include the: Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, the National Stadium, and not least Tiananmen Square. Read more about Beijing (Tanggu), China

    148 Saturday, June 10, 2023 Beijing (Tanggu), China 12:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Beijing (Tanggu), China

    Beijing, in Tanggu Province, northern China, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational centre. It is also China's most important centre for international trade and communications. Each year sees about 4.4 million international visitors join with 140 million Chinese tourists to visit this popular tourist destination. Renowned tourist attractions include the: Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, the National Stadium, and not least Tiananmen Square. Read more about Beijing (Tanggu), China

    149 Sunday, June 11, 2023 Dalian, China 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Dalian, China

    Dalian is a port of the Republic of China, lying in the Yellow Sea midway between Tanggu (the port for Beijing) to the west, and the coastline of North Korea to the east. The city’s history in modern times included occupations by Britain, Russia (as a port and rail terminal), and Japan. Post WWII, Russia passed the peninsula to the Chinese and it was renamed Dalian in 1981. Much of the occupational heritage architecture remains. Read more about Dalian, China

    150 Monday, June 12, 2023 Cruising The Yellow Sea
    151 Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Mojiko, Japan 11:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Mojiko, Japan

    Mojiko (Moji Port) lies at the western end of the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu where they are separated by the Kanmon Straits. Mojiko is a ward of the city of Kitakyushu, and a major trading port for the region at the end of the 19th century. Adjacent to the port is the Mojiko Retro District, a tourist site centred on Mojiko Station (wooden and modelled on Rome’s Termini Station), and Kyushu Railway History Museum which a short walk from Mojiko Station. The precinct includes the Blue Wing pedestrian drawbridge, and the former Moji customs house of red brick, all within walking or cycling distance. Read more about Mojiko, Japan

    152 Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Nagasaki, Japan 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Nagasaki, Japan

    Nagasaki City, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, lies at the heart of Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula. As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries. This is a port city that developed up the steep slope of a mountain, while also stretching horizontally to hug the Nagasaki Gulf. For an excellent view of the city one should go to the top of Inasa. Read more about Nagasaki, Japan

    153 Thursday, June 15, 2023 Kagoshima, Japan 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Kagoshima, Japan

    Kagoshima lies on the southern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is the picturesque capital of the Prefecture of the same name. Due to its active stratovolcano Sakurajima – Kagoshima's Vesuvius, seen east of the port – and its 'excitable' inhabitants, it is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples. It also has a similar mild climate and palm-lined streets. Read more about Kagoshima, Japan

    154 Friday, June 16, 2023 Hiroshima, Japan 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Hiroshima, Japan

    The capital of the prefecture of the same name, Hiroshima, situated at the centre of the Chugoku region in western Honshu – Japan’s largest island – is possibly best known for being the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. Today, though, it is a modern cosmopolitan city with wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers. Many of the famous attractions are connected to the horrific split second of the bomb blast on August 6, 1945, and are truly well worth visiting. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. Read more about Hiroshima, Japan

    155 Saturday, June 17, 2023 Kobe, Japan 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    156 Sunday, June 18, 2023 Kobe, Japan 12:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    157 Monday, June 19, 2023 Shimizu, Japan 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
    View of Shimizu, Japan

    Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay, 140km SW of Tokyo, on the island of Honshu, facing the Pacific Ocean. Shimizu-ku is actually a ward or sub-division of the city of Shiuoka. The Kakita River flows through the town. It is one of Japan's three most beautiful ports because of nearby Mt. Read more about Shimizu, Japan

    158 Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Tokyo, Japan 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, located on the eastern side of the main island of Honshu, is the core of the most populated area in the world (urban area 38M). The small fishing village of Edo was fortified in 1457 with Edo Castle (The Imperial Palace now stands at this location) and became one of the largest cities in the world by the 18th C. Its stringent policy of seclusion ended in 1854 and opened Japan to outside trade. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, and the city was renamed Tokyo (meaning Eastern Capital). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

    159 Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Tokyo, Japan 12:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, located on the eastern side of the main island of Honshu, is the core of the most populated area in the world (urban area 38M). The small fishing village of Edo was fortified in 1457 with Edo Castle (The Imperial Palace now stands at this location) and became one of the largest cities in the world by the 18th C. Its stringent policy of seclusion ended in 1854 and opened Japan to outside trade. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, and the city was renamed Tokyo (meaning Eastern Capital). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

    160 Thursday, June 22, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    161 Friday, June 23, 2023 Aomori, Japan 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Aomori, Japan

    Aomori is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, situated on the northernmost tip of the main Japanese island facing Hokkaido. It has a cold maritime climate with short cool summers and has heavy snowfalls in winter. It is a World Heritage Site, as it has the world's largest virgin forest of beech trees. Also fascinating are the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, the largest historic site in Japan, said to have revealed structures of a traditional village dating back some 5,500 years. Read more about Aomori, Japan

    162 Saturday, June 24, 2023 Hakodate, Japan 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Hakodate, Japan

    Hakodate is the largest city and port in southern Hokkaido, Japan. It is considered to have – as seen from Mt. Hakodate – one of the world's most impressive nightscapes, particularly from June through March, when the bright lights emitted from the squid fishing vessels add a touch of romantic inspiration. Take a trip to Mount Hakodate, and on the drive be impressed by the agricultural area that feeds most of Japan. Read more about Hakodate, Japan

    163 Sunday, June 25, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    164 Monday, June 26, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    165 Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Petropavlovsk, Russian Federation 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Petropavlovsk, Russian Federation

    Petropavlovsk is the main city and the main administrative, industrial, and cultural centre of the Kamchatka peninsula. Arriving on a fine day presents visitors with spectacular views of a massive harbour, four active volcanoes, and one of the oldest towns in the Russian Far East. Petropavlovsk is still home to a Russian submarine base. Weather and time permitting, it is well worth taking a helicopter flight that targets the Valley of the Geysers, the second biggest collection of geothermal features after Yellowstone. Read more about Petropavlovsk, Russian Federation

    166 Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Int'l Date Line East
    167 Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Cruising The Bering Sea
    168 Thursday, June 29, 2023 Cruising The Bering Sea
    169 Friday, June 30, 2023 Aleutian Islands, USA 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Aleutian Islands, USA

    Actually the peaks of a submarine mountain range, the Aleutian Islands, part of the U.S. state of Alaska, are now part of the National Wildlife Refuge. They were set aside in 1980 as a 3.3-million-acre unit of the 4.9-million-acre Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. This chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belong to both the United States and Russia. Read more about Aleutian Islands, USA

    170 Saturday, July 1, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    171 Sunday, July 2, 2023 Kodiak, USA 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Kodiak, USA

    The City of Kodiak is situated on the second largest island in the United States, SW of Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska. Kodiak Island is famous for huge Kodiak brown bears, elk, Sitka deer (black tail), and mountain goats, all of which invite tourists to the Kodiak Archipelago. The magnificent green that the island turns during the summer is why Kodiak is affectionately called Alaska's Emerald Isle. The biggest attraction on Kodiak Island when it comes to wildlife would have to be the huge Kodiak grizzly bears that call the island home. Read more about Kodiak, USA

    172 Monday, July 3, 2023 Anchorage (Seward), USA 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Anchorage (Seward), USA

    Seward is the most often used cruise ship port for Anchorage, Alaska. (Whittier is used by Princess Cruises.) It lies at the head of a fjord that enters the Gulf of Alaska in the North Pacific Ocean. Seward is a two to four hour trip by car, bus or train from Anchorage. Ice-free the year round, Seward was a natural choice as the ocean terminal and supply centre during the construction of the Alaska Railroad that links Seward and Whittier passing through Anchorage to Fairbanks 760 km north. Read more about Anchorage (Seward), USA

    173 Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Cruising Hubbard Glacier
    174 Wednesday, July 5, 2023 Sitka, USA 10:30 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Sitka, USA

    Sitka, the fourth largest city by population in Alaska, is nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, and is thought to be the most beautiful of SE Alaska cities. The flora and fauna of Sitka and its surrounding area are notable attractions. Residents and visitors alike enjoy fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and simply experiencing all this dynamic town has to offer. Sitka is one of the oldest and most culturally significant communities in Alaska. Read more about Sitka, USA

    175 Thursday, July 6, 2023 Ketchikan, USA 12:00 PM 10:00 PM
    View of Ketchikan, USA

    Alaska’s ‘first city’ Ketchikan is situated along the shores of Alaska's Inside Passage within the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Evergreen mountains rise out of the water, the lush green landscape nurtured by the abundant rainfall of the temperate rainforest environment. Visitors are presented with a remarkable array of activities and attractions that highlight the town's history, industry and culture, and bring them up close to resident wildlife. Ketchikan’s impressive variety of shops and galleries feature work by many of the island’s resident artists as well as an assortment of souvenir items and unique gifts that make shopping a ‘must-do’. Read more about Ketchikan, USA

    176 Friday, July 7, 2023 Prince Rupert, Canada 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Prince Rupert, Canada

    Canada's northernmost coastal city and gateway to Alaska, Prince Rupert boasts one of the world's largest natural harbours, ice-free year round. Arriving into port by ship is breathtaking, as you pass hundreds of islands and make your way through narrow, mist-shrouded passageways. Because of its moderate climate and mists, it is not unusual to see several rainbows a day, including double and triple rainbows that span the entire horizon. The natural landscape provides most of the draw for this locale, but it also has a history as one of the oldest continuously occupied regions in the world, with a First Nations culture that dates back over 10,000 years. Read more about Prince Rupert, Canada

    177 Saturday, July 8, 2023 Cruising The Inside Passage
    178 Sunday, July 9, 2023 Victoria, Canada 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Victoria, Canada

    Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. It is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific NW, with British settlement beginning in 1841, and it still retains a number of historic buildings close to the harbour. The city certainly has a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape from the hurried world and beams with ambience. Read more about Victoria, Canada

    179 Monday, July 10, 2023 Astoria, USA 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Astoria, USA

    Astoria is Oregon's most northerly town and the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Situated at the mouth of the Columbia River, it is a deep-water port, with fine old Victorian homes standing along well-maintained streets, and the beautiful 32 km long Astoria Bridge. It certainly offers a rich history. Those fascinated by history will visit the historic area at Fort Clatsop and the military displays at Fort Stevens. Read more about Astoria, USA

    180 Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    181 Wednesday, July 12, 2023 San Francisco, USA 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of San Francisco, USA

    San Francisco, on the Californian coast, is one of America’s most attractive cities with its famous Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets that provide panoramic views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding mountains, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Perhaps also famous for the nearby Silicon Valley, this ‘City by the Bay’ has become even more international with large numbers of immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Explore the amazing Fisherman’s Wharf that offers great food, and the numerous boutiques. Take a hop-on hop-off bus that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and expensive homes at the Marin Headlands. Read more about San Francisco, USA

    182 Thursday, July 13, 2023 San Francisco, USA 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of San Francisco, USA

    San Francisco, on the Californian coast, is one of America’s most attractive cities with its famous Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets that provide panoramic views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding mountains, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Perhaps also famous for the nearby Silicon Valley, this ‘City by the Bay’ has become even more international with large numbers of immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Explore the amazing Fisherman’s Wharf that offers great food, and the numerous boutiques. Take a hop-on hop-off bus that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and expensive homes at the Marin Headlands. Read more about San Francisco, USA

    183 Friday, July 14, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    184 Saturday, July 15, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    185 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 1:00 PM 8:00 PM
    View of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    Cabo San Lucas, or just Cabo, is an interesting destination that captures the essence of the Baja Peninsula Mexico. Once a base for pirate vessels waiting to pounce on Spanish treasure ships, today with its many resorts, championship golf courses, world-class dining, and amazing outdoor activities, it is a great tourist attraction. Future plans include an artificial island to sit in the bay, complete with restaurants and bars. With some of the best all-around sports fishing in the world and every water sport imaginable, Cabo is the ultimate destination for travellers looking for outdoor adventure. Read more about Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    186 Monday, July 17, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    187 Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa)
    188 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    189 Thursday, July 20, 2023 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Puerto Quetzal is a city on the Pacific Ocean in the south of Guatemala in Central America. While the city offers family fun, upscale restaurants and markets, it mainly serves as a tourist's gateway to the inland attractions of the unique ecosystems and remains from the Maya civilisation. Many visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua, about two hours away, and on the trip are amazed by the green tropical vegetation of the beautiful tropical lowlands, as well as the views of active volcanoes. There are also lovely towns south of Antigua to be visited and many coffee plantations. Read more about Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    190 Friday, July 21, 2023 Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

    Puerto Corinto, named in honour of the Greek city of Corinth, is Nicaragua's largest and only Pacific port for imports and exports. The city is actually on Punto Icaco island that is connected to the mainland by bridges. Here is a small tropical paradise on the NW Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Founded in 1858, it is famous for its beautiful and virtually untouched beaches with idyllic tropical surroundings. Read more about Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

    191 Saturday, July 22, 2023 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Puntarenas is the capital and largest city in the province Puntarenas, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and is one of the country’s most important tourist regions. Its coasts are decked with plenty of islands, inlets, beaches and beautiful natural treasures, many of which lie within protected zones, and it is also home to some of the country’s highest mountain peaks. Of great interest is a small ‘old town’ where the buildings are of both historical and architectural interest. There are also many National Monuments, while the old San Lucas Penitentiary on San Lucas Island is very often visited. Read more about Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    192 Sunday, July 23, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    193 Monday, July 24, 2023 Panama Canal Daylight Transit
    194 Tuesday, July 25, 2023 Cartagena, Colombia 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Cartagena, Colombia

    Cartagena is a large beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. While in recent years many new skyscrapers have been constructed, Cartagena's colonial walled city with its amazing architecture, such as The Vaults that were originally built as dungeons and from the top of which the Caribbean Sea is visible. There is also the Castillo de San Felipe, a fortress built in 1657 by the Spanish for protection against pirates. Both have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read more about Cartagena, Colombia

    195 Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Cruising The Caribbean Sea
    196 Thursday, July 27, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    197 Friday, July 28, 2023 Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

    Great Stirrup Cay is a small island that is part of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas, about 90 km NNW of the capital Nassau. The narrow island stretches E-W in a 3km arc. (A smaller island to its west, Coco Cay, is a resort for Royal Caribbean guests.) Norwegian Cruise Line purchased the island from Belcher Oil Company in 1977 and developed it into the cruise industry’s first private island for their passengers. NCL ships anchor off-shore and visitors are tendered to the private retreat, an unspoiled paradise of powdery white sand and crystal clear waters, surrounded by a reef with abundant coral and fish in the waters of the peaceful cove. Read more about Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

    198 Saturday, July 29, 2023 Miami, USA 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Miami, USA

    Miami, located on the Atlantic coast at the southern tip of Florida, where outdoor sports are open all seasons and dress is casual, is a melting pot of cultures. Miami and Miami Beach are in effect two distinctly different cities, as Miami Beach is almost exclusively tourist orientated, while Miami is a cosmopolitan city with a distinctly Latin American flavour. Don’t miss the South Beach section where fashion designer Gianni Versace lived and died that is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the world. Certainly the beaches have an international flair and attract tourists from around the world. Read more about Miami, USA

    199 Sunday, July 30, 2023 Port Canaveral, USA 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Port Canaveral, USA

    Port Canaveral is just north of Cocoa Beach and east of Merritt Island, and is one of the busiest cruise ports in Florida. It has warm, inviting beaches, rolling surf and year round sunshine. The city of Cape Canaveral is one of the friendliest communities in northern Brevard County. Tourism and the space industry are two of the top job sectors for the residents as it is also home to the Kennedy Space Centre. Read more about Port Canaveral, USA

    200 Monday, July 31, 2023 Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
    201 Tuesday, August 1, 2023 New York (Manhattan), USA 4:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of New York (Manhattan), USA

    New York’s port on the Hudson River in Manhattan is four blocks from Central Park. New York is situated on the Atlantic coast of NE United States. With its world-class museums, big statues, even bigger buildings - certainly the Manhattan skyline with its many skyscrapers is universally recognizable - and being the most linguistically diverse city in the world, the Big Apple’s hyperactive rush keeps drawing more and more people to it. The City of New York is a densely packed mass of humanity and all this living on top of one another makes the New Yorker a special kind of person. Read more about New York (Manhattan), USA

    202 Wednesday, August 2, 2023 New York (Manhattan), USA 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of New York (Manhattan), USA

    New York’s port on the Hudson River in Manhattan is four blocks from Central Park. New York is situated on the Atlantic coast of NE United States. With its world-class museums, big statues, even bigger buildings - certainly the Manhattan skyline with its many skyscrapers is universally recognizable - and being the most linguistically diverse city in the world, the Big Apple’s hyperactive rush keeps drawing more and more people to it. The City of New York is a densely packed mass of humanity and all this living on top of one another makes the New Yorker a special kind of person. Read more about New York (Manhattan), USA

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    Insignia

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    Newly refurbished in 2019, the 30,277 GT Insignia carries just 688 passengers. This is a ‘small ship’ boasting many big-ship features. Dress is informal in a luxurious setting, with an accent on personalised service and five-star cuisine.

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    Cabin Types

    F, G

    Average Cabin Size – 14.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 160 sq. ft. / 14 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

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    Cabin Types

    C1, C2, D, E

    Average Cabin Size – 14.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 165 sq. ft. / 15 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Verandah

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    Cabin Types

    A1, A2, A3, B1, B2

    Average Cabin Size – 16.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 216 sq. ft. / 20 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from the Grand Dining Room. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom. Priority Noon ship embarkation. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board (limited availability). Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag. Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). Complimentary shoe shine service. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

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    Cabin Types

    OS, VS, PH1, PH2, PH3

    Average Cabin Size – 36.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.6 m2

    Size: 1,000 sq. ft. / 92 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom (restrictions apply). Priority 11am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. 24 hour Butler Service. Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of your choice of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu (certain limitations apply). Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Fresh fruit basket replenished daily. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board. Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities. Choice of daily printed newspaper. Cashmere lap blankets. Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection. Complimentary shoe shine service. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

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