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Grand Pacific Explorer

Ship: Viking Orion  
Departure: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Nights: 92 nights
Departs: Vancouver
Returns: Auckland
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
92
Nights
Days at Sea
25
Sea Days
Ports
49
Ports
Countries Visted
15
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Grand Pacific Explorer

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Vancouver, Canada Embark 5:00 PM
    View of Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver is a sophisticated coastal city located to the south of British Columbia, Canada. The city is linguistically and ethnically diverse as reflected in the fact that 52 percent of its inhabitants do not speak English as their first language. Ranked highly in worldwide ‘liveable city’ rankings for many years and being surrounded by nature’s scenery at its best, makes tourism its second largest industry. This beautiful city brims with attractions such as Vancouver's Olympic Village located on the SE side of False Creek, which offers stunning views of the city's downtown skyline and Coastal mountains. Read more about Vancouver, Canada

    2 Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Scenic Cruising: The Inside Passage
    3 Thursday, September 22, 2022 Ketchikan, USA 10:00 AM 6:00 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

    4 Friday, September 23, 2022 Sitka, USA 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    5 Saturday, September 24, 2022 Glacier Bay, USA 6:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Glacier Bay, USA

    Glacier Bay, situated in the SE Alaska panhandle, USA, opens 90km west of Juneau. The Bay is 100 km long, with branches and 1000m mountains on each side, and at its headwaters is Mt Quincy Adams (4150m) on the Canadian border. The Bay was originally a large single glacier of solid ice until early in the 18th century. Since it started retreating, it has left about 50 glaciers in its trail and become the largest protected water area park in the world. Read more about Glacier Bay, USA

    6 Sunday, September 25, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Yakutat Bay
    7 Monday, September 26, 2022 Valdez, USA 7:00 AM 1:30 PM
    View of Valdez, USA

    Valdez is an important ice-free port (pop. 4000) in Alaska, at the head of a fjord 24 km from its mouth at Prince William Sound. It was at the mouth of the sound that Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef and spilled 40-120 thousand tonnes of oi in 1989. The port developed as a gold rush town after it was connected by road to Fairbanks in 1899. Read more about Valdez, USA

    8 Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Anchorage (Seward), USA 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    9 Wednesday, September 28, 2022 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

    10 Thursday, September 29, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Gulf Of Alaska
    11 Friday, September 30, 2022 Aleutian Islands, USA 8:00 AM 5:00 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

    12 Saturday, October 1, 2022 Cruise The Bering Sea
    13 Sunday, October 2, 2022 Crossing International Dateline - West
    14 Monday, October 3, 2022 At Sea
    15 Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Cruise The Bering Sea
    16 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Petropavlovsk, Russian Federation 8:00 AM 11:59 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

    17 Thursday, October 6, 2022 Okhotsk, Russian Federation 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    18 Friday, October 7, 2022 Okhotsk, Russian Federation 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    19 Saturday, October 8, 2022 Okhotsk, Russian Federation 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    20 Sunday, October 9, 2022 Otaru, Japan 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Otaru, Japan

    Otaru is a small city and port on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, NW of the larger city of Sapporo. It faces on the west the Sea of Japan and mainland China. The original inhabitants were indigenous Ainu people. Otaru is for many a commuter town for Sapporo. Read more about Otaru, Japan

    21 Monday, October 10, 2022 Otaru, Japan 12:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Otaru, Japan

    Otaru is a small city and port on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, NW of the larger city of Sapporo. It faces on the west the Sea of Japan and mainland China. The original inhabitants were indigenous Ainu people. Otaru is for many a commuter town for Sapporo. Read more about Otaru, Japan

    22 Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Tsugaro Strait
    23 Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Tokyo, Japan 12:00 PM 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

    24 Thursday, October 13, 2022 Tokyo, Japan 12:01 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

    25 Friday, October 14, 2022 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

    26 Saturday, October 15, 2022 Shimizu, Japan 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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

    27 Sunday, October 16, 2022 Shimizu, Japan 12:00 AM 1:00 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

    28 Monday, October 17, 2022 Osaka, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Osaka, Japan

    Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, and is the third largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its night time population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes, to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience. Read more about Osaka, Japan

    29 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Hiroshima, Japan 2:00 PM 12:00 AM
    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

    30 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Hiroshima, Japan 12:00 AM 6:00 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

    31 Thursday, October 20, 2022 Beppu, Japan 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Beppu, Japan

    Beppu, a city that overlooks Beppu Bay and is backed by mountains, is located in the Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is considered to be Japan’s hot springs capital as it has the second largest volume of hot water in the world - after Yellowstone in the United States - and the largest number of hot spring sources in Japan. This tourist town has nine spectacular geothermal hot springs that are referred to as the ‘nine hells of Beppu’, certainly the major attraction for visitors. There is also the Oita Marine Palace that features dolphins, while Mt Takasaki is famous for its large population of wild monkeys. Read more about Beppu, Japan

    32 Friday, October 21, 2022 Kagoshima, Japan 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    33 Saturday, October 22, 2022 Nagasaki, Japan 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    34 Sunday, October 23, 2022 Cruise The East China Sea
    35 Monday, October 24, 2022 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    Taipei, located on the Danshui River, is the largest city and the capital of Taiwan, in the Republic of China. It lies 25 km SW of the Pacific Ocean port Keelung in northern Taiwan. Now a sprawling metropolis, for those who love the hustle and bustle of a big city, it truly is a great place to visit. It is renowned for its Shopping Malls, among the most popular being Core Pacific City. Read more about Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    36 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Cruise The East China Sea
    37 Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 7:00 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

    38 Thursday, October 27, 2022 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12:00 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

    39 Friday, October 28, 2022 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12:00 AM 11:00 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

    40 Saturday, October 29, 2022 Cruise The South China Sea
    41 Sunday, October 30, 2022 Hong Gai, Viet Nam 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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

    42 Monday, October 31, 2022 Hong Gai, Viet Nam 12:00 AM 1:00 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

    43 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Hue, Viet Nam 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    44 Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Cruise The South China Sea
    45 Thursday, November 3, 2022 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 12:00 PM 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

    46 Friday, November 4, 2022 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 12:00 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

    47 Saturday, November 5, 2022 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 12:00 AM 2:00 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

    48 Sunday, November 6, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Gulf Of Alaska
    49 Monday, November 7, 2022 Sihanoukville, Cambodia 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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

    50 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Sihanoukville, Cambodia 12:00 AM 2:00 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

    51 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 8:00 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

    52 Thursday, November 10, 2022 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 12:00 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

    53 Friday, November 11, 2022 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 12:00 AM 5:00 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

    54 Saturday, November 12, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Gulf Of Thailand
    55 Sunday, November 13, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Strait Of Malacca
    56 Monday, November 14, 2022 Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia 8:00 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

    57 Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Singapore, Singapore 8:00 AM 5:00 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

    58 Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Cruise The Java Sea
    59 Thursday, November 17, 2022 Jakarta, Indonesia 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Jakarta, Indonesia

    Jakarta, located on the NW coast of Java at the mouth of the Ciliwung River, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Greater Jakarta is the eleventh largest city in the world with more than 23 million people, and like most of the big cities in the developing countries, it does suffer from urbanisation problems. However many of the locals speak some English and are always friendly and willing to assist visitors if they ask for help. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock. Read more about Jakarta, Indonesia

    60 Friday, November 18, 2022 Jakarta, Indonesia 12:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Jakarta, Indonesia

    Jakarta, located on the NW coast of Java at the mouth of the Ciliwung River, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Greater Jakarta is the eleventh largest city in the world with more than 23 million people, and like most of the big cities in the developing countries, it does suffer from urbanisation problems. However many of the locals speak some English and are always friendly and willing to assist visitors if they ask for help. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock. Read more about Jakarta, Indonesia

    61 Saturday, November 19, 2022 Semarang, Indonesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Semarang, Indonesia

    Semarang, on the N coast of Java, is the capital of the Province of Central Java and one of the largest cities in Indonesia. Northern Semarang has a lot of old Dutch colonial buildings, especially in the area called The Old City. Here is found the fascinating Dutch fortress that is pentagonal in shape, and nearby the Lawang Sewu building, once a company head office for the Dutch East Indies, with an old locomotive, to name but a few of about 50 old buildings that recall the history of colonialism. Benowo waterfall is located near Mount Ungaran, Read more about Semarang, Indonesia

    62 Sunday, November 20, 2022 Surabaya, Indonesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Surabaya, Indonesia

    Surabaya is Indonesia’s second largest city and the capital of East Java. It is located on the NE coast of Java, sheltered by the island of Madura in the Java Sea. This is “the city of heroes”, whereby during a battle between Indonesian nationalists and British/Dutch forces in 1945 Indonesia galvanised its claims to independence. The city’s 800-year recorded history includes sultanates, Dutch East India Company trading, and Japanese occupation. Read more about Surabaya, Indonesia

    63 Monday, November 21, 2022 Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 6:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    Bali is an Indonesian island at the western-most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali is home to the most of Indonesia's Hindu minority, and also the largest tourist destination in the Archipelago. Activities on offer include white water rafting, jungle trekking, river kayaking, mountain cycling and scuba diving. Read more about Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    64 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 12:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    Bali is an Indonesian island at the western-most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali is home to the most of Indonesia's Hindu minority, and also the largest tourist destination in the Archipelago. Activities on offer include white water rafting, jungle trekking, river kayaking, mountain cycling and scuba diving. Read more about Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    65 Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Lembar, Indonesia 7:00 AM 2:30 PM
    View of Lembar, Indonesia

    Lembar is a port in Tawun Harbour on the island of Lombok, located 100 km E of Bali in Indonesia. The island has been promoted as "an unspoiled Bali" for quite some time, with beautiful beaches and the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjan (3600m). In Lembar are idyllic conditions for snorkelling amongst pretty coral formations and many colourful fish, swimming, or just relaxing on the island's white sandy beach. Traditional fishing boats known as perahu with their twin outriggers and floating fishing houses are features of the surrounding waters. Read more about Lembar, Indonesia

    66 Thursday, November 24, 2022 Komodo Island, Indonesia 7:30 AM 2:30 PM
    View of Komodo Island, Indonesia

    Komodo Island may be closed to visitors throughout 2020, following which numbers may be limited to 5000 annually. The decision will be made in mid 2019. Komodo Island lies in the Wallacea Region of Indonesia, identified by Conservation International as a global conservation priority area, and is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. It makes up part of the Komodo National Park that consists of generally young, oceanic volcanic islands that are constantly rising, eroding and subsiding in the sea. Read more about Komodo Island, Indonesia

    67 Friday, November 25, 2022 Cruise The Timor Sea
    68 Saturday, November 26, 2022 Darwin, Australia 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Darwin, Australia

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    69 Sunday, November 27, 2022 Darwin, Australia 12:00 AM 1:00 PM
    View of Darwin, Australia

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    70 Monday, November 28, 2022 Cruise The Arafura Sea
    71 Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Thursday Island, Australia 12:00 PM 7:00 PM
    View of Thursday Island, Australia

    Thursday Island, or 'T.I.' as it's usually known, is the name of the island and the town that is the administrative and commercial centre of the Torres Strait Islands. The island group is off the far north Queensland mainland in Torres Strait, just 39 km north of Cape York Peninsula. The lucrative pearling industry founded in 1885 attracted workers from around Asia, particularly South Pacific Islanders, and this has resulted in a fascinating cultural mosaic. Green Fort Hill provides views over the town of Thursday Island, and provides fascinating insights into the local history that dates back to 1880 when it acted as the defence centre for Australia. Read more about Thursday Island, Australia

    72 Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Cruise The Coral Sea
    73 Thursday, December 1, 2022 Cairns, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    74 Friday, December 2, 2022 Townsville, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Townsville, Australia

    Townsville is a city on the NE coast of Queensland, Australia. Adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, the city has direct access to the beach. It lies in the dry tropics region, with old gold mining towns, rainforest waterfalls and a relaxed Queensland ambience that add up to 'life in Townsville'. A couple of notable 'must-dos' include viewing the city and Magnetic Island from Castle Hill that overlooks the CBD. Read more about Townsville, Australia

    75 Saturday, December 3, 2022 Whitsundays, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Whitsundays, Australia

    Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef in the calm waters of the Coral Sea, the 74 tropical islands of the Whitsundays lie midway up the Queensland coast. A secluded haven of natural wonders, they are Australia's answer to the cruising grounds of the Caribbean. A visit to the Whitsundays - surrounded by natural beauty, dotted with secluded beaches, and friendly towns from which to explore - is a wonderful experience. It’s no wonder that some of the largest ships on World Cruises anchor here, alongside white-sailed yachts and coral-viewing boats. Read more about Whitsundays, Australia

    76 Sunday, December 4, 2022 Cruise The Australian Coast
    77 Monday, December 5, 2022 Brisbane, Australia 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Brisbane, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries. Read more about Brisbane, Australia

    78 Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Cruise The Australian Coast
    79 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Newcastle, Australia 12:00 PM 7:30 PM
    View of Newcastle, Australia

    A top-ten city in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2011' guide, Newcastle, surrounded by eight beaches, is situated 162 km N of Sydney at the mouth of the Hunter River. Presently the largest coal exporting harbour in the world, it is also an elegant and attractive city, full of historic buildings and interesting walks. Make sure you take note of the Historic Markers in the CBD as they are integral to the many walks that take you to fascinating places. These include the oldest theatre district in Australia, the Former Police Station that has been beautifully restored, the Coal Mining Monument that was once hit by shells from a Japanese submarine, and the lighthouse on the artificial promontory. Read more about Newcastle, Australia

    80 Thursday, December 8, 2022 Sydney, Australia 6:30 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    81 Friday, December 9, 2022 Sydney, Australia 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    82 Saturday, December 10, 2022 Cruise The Gippsland Coast
    83 Sunday, December 11, 2022 Melbourne, Australia 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

    84 Monday, December 12, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Bass Strait
    85 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Hobart, Australia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    86 Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Cruise The Tasman Sea
    87 Thursday, December 15, 2022 Scenic Cruising: Foveaux Strait
    88 Friday, December 16, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Dunedin, New Zealand

    Dunedin is the principal city of the Otago Region of New Zealand. It was founded in 1848 by Scottish migrants, and today the city still contains many Scottish relics, including a statue of the Scottish Bard Robbie Burns. Fine examples of working heritage include the Speight’s Brewery, the Gasworks Museum and the very popular Taieri Gorge Railway. Then there are the standout Victorian and Edwardian buildings like First Church and Dunedin Railway Station, as well as the stately homes such as Larnach Castle and Olveston. Read more about Dunedin, New Zealand

    89 Saturday, December 17, 2022 Christchurch, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Christchurch, New Zealand

    Christchurch, in the Province of Canterbury, is the largest city of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located mid-way down the island's east coast just north of Banks Peninsula, on the edge of the Canterbury Plains. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions. Christchurch was a planned settlement founded by English colonialists, and this rich English history is still apparent in the city's atmosphere. Read more about Christchurch, New Zealand

    90 Sunday, December 18, 2022 Wellington, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is situated on the SW tip of the North Island, and is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. As the political centre of New Zealand, it houses Parliamentary buildings as well as the bulk of foreign diplomatic missions. However, it is also renowned for its cafe-culture, as there are more cafes per capita than in New York City, and they rival the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and variety. The city’s world-class film industry attracts many visitors who are taken by expert tour operators to locations of several famous movies (e.g. Read more about Wellington, New Zealand

    91 Monday, December 19, 2022 Napier, New Zealand 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Napier, New Zealand

    Napier is a port city in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known as the 'Art Deco' capital of the world because following the earthquake which almost levelled the city in 1931 the rapid rebuilding was strongly influenced by Art Deco architecture. The building style of clean simple lines and bas-relief decoration was not only at its height of popularity, it also suited the needs of the city. It is now maintained by the Art Deco Trust. Read more about Napier, New Zealand

    92 Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

    Rotorua (Tauranga) is a centre of tourism and a place of extraordinary natural beauty. It is a smallish city on the shores of a lake of the same name, in the crater of an ancient volcano in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. The entire area is thermally active, and the smell of sulphur, a 'rotten eggs’ smell that is never far, results in the nicknames 'Sulphur City' and 'Rottenrua'. The surrounding geothermal wonderland including 16 beautiful lakes and the lush green of the abundant native flora, soon causes one to get used to the odour. Read more about Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

    93 Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Auckland, New Zealand

    The city centre of Auckland is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degree views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano! Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

    94 Thursday, December 22, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Auckland, New Zealand

    The city centre of Auckland is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degree views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano! Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

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    Cabin Types

    V2, V1

    Average Cabin Size – 20.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.3 m2

    Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft. 11:00 a.m. embarkation. 3:00 p.m. stateroom access. Priority shore excursion reservations: 60 days prior. King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens. Large flat-screen LCD TV. Luxury toiletries. Direct dial satellite phone & cell service. Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets. Wi-Fi. Interactive TV & movies-on-demand. 24-hour room service

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    Cabin Types

    DV6, DV5, DV4, DV3, DV2, DV1

    Average Cabin Size – 20.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.3 m2

    Size including veranda: 270 sq ft. 11:00 a.m. embarkation. 2:00 p.m. stateroom access. Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior. 1 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (60 days prior to departure). King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens. Large flat-screen LCD TV. Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily. In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket. Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries. Direct dial satellite phone & cell service. Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets. Wi-Fi. Interactive TV & movies-on-demand. 24-hour room service ?

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    Cabin Types

    PS1, PV3, PV2, PV1

    Average Cabin Size – 27.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 5.6 m2

    Size including veranda: 405 sq. ft. At 11:00 a.m. embarkation. At 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access. Priority shore excursion reservations: 87 days prior. 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (80 days prior to departure). King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens. Large flat-screen LCD TV. Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily. In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket. Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries. Direct dial satellite phone & cell service. Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets. Wi-Fi. Interactive TV & movies-on-demand. 24-hour room service. Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing. Bottle of champagne.

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    Suite

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    OS, ES3, ES2, ES1, PS3, PS2

    Average Cabin Size – 45.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.9 m2

    Size including veranda: 757+ sq. ft. At 11:00 a.m. embarkation. At 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access. Priority shore excursion reservations: 97 days prior. 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (90 days prior to departure). King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens. Large flat-screen LCD TV. Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily. In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket. Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries. Direct dial satellite phone & cell service. Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets. Wi-Fi. Interactive TV & movies-on-demand. 24-hour room service. Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing. Bottle of champagne. *Stateroom configuration varies depending upon location on each deck

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