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2778
161 Days
Availability : 14 Dec 2020 - 24 May 2021
Miami, FL
Greenwich, United Kingdom

 

Western Shores to Eastern Horizons

Embark on an epic journey on board Viking Sun as she cruises across the globe during a scenic 161-day grand voyage from Miami to London. Explore six continents and visit 75 of the world’s preeminent cities, including Los Angeles, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Rome and Barcelona. Engage in depth with local cultures during overnight stays in 11 unique ports of call. With stops in the Caribbean, the Americas, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, the breadth of our new world cruise is beyond compare.

 

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Included
  • VIKING INCLUSIVE VALUEA cruise fare that includes everything you need
  • One included shore excursion in every port of call
  • Shipwide Wi-Fi so you can remain connected
  • Access to top-rated spa
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch
  • Other included beverages, such as specialty coffees, teas and bottled water
  • Port taxes and fees
  • Alternative restaurant dining
  • Airport transfers with purchase of Viking Air

 

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About Viking Cruises

Viking® believes in offering your clients extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring them closer to the cultures of the world. With destination-focused itineraries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and beyond, your clients will sail with like-minded travelers on what Viking calls The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help them explore and engage with their destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs—with enriching shore excursions, insightful lectures, Destination Performances, cooking classes and regionally inspired cuisine.


Itinerary

DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1

14 Dec 2020
Miami, FL, United States

Arrive in Miami today, Florida’s sun-kissed city of glimmering high-rises and vibrant culture on scenic Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and take time to explore your ship amid Miami’s coastal beauty.
DAY 2

15 Dec 2020
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)

As you sail the sapphire-blue waters of the Caribbean, take advantage of the many amenities of your ship. You might take in an enrichment lecture on board, or sip a cocktail and enjoy the view through the two-story panoramic windows of the Explorers’ Lounge.
DAY 3

16 Dec 2020
Santiago De Cuba, Cuba

Explore Cuba’s former capital city, also known as the “Cradle of the Cuban Revolution”. Monuments that commemorate Santiago de Cuba’s rebel leaders can be found all over the city, from Antonio Maceo—who led the fight in Cuba’s wars of independence—to Fidel Castro. Uncover Santiago’s 500-year history on a visit to the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Provincial Museum, featuring a vast collection of artifacts and paintings collected by the city’s former mayor. Immerse yourself in Santiago’s diverse culture, influenced by its early immigrants from Africa, Haiti, and Jamaica. Or, get a taste of Cuba’s coffee industry with a visit to a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site coffee plantation, in the heart of the Sierra Maestra mountain range with its gigantic rock formation La Gran Piedra.
DAY 4

17 Dec 2020
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)

Start your day with a walk around the Promenade Deck. Later, you might indulge in a manicure or pedicure at The Salon and enjoy a first-run or classic movie in The Theater, popcorn included. Tonight, enjoy an elegant meal in The Restaurant.
DAY 5

18 Dec 2020
Cienfuegos, Cuba

Call on Cienfuegos today and visit Cuba’s bustling capital, Havana. Long isolated from visitors, Cuba’s largest city has changed little since its pre-revolution days, as evidenced by the vintage American automobiles that still grace the roads. Take a tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire its eclectic mix of architectural styles. Or, spend the day in Cienfuegos and explore its extensive local music and artistic scene. One of Cuba’s largest ports, Cienfuegos was a popular sanctuary from pirates during colonial times.
DAY 6

19 Dec 2020
Day-at-Sea

DAY 7

20 Dec 2020
Day-at-Sea

DAY 8

21 Dec 2020
Cartagena, Colombia

Explore the stunningly picturesque port of Cartagena today, a cultural treasure with its scenic setting on the Caribbean Sea and an intact colonial city. On a panoramic drive, you will see its extensive San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, boasting the longest walls in South America. Or, you may choose to explore the spectacular Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of picturesque, tree-shaded plazas and beautifully preserved colorful buildings. You may also visit the stunning church of San Pedro Claver, named for the patron saint of missionary work.
DAY 9

22 Dec 2020
Colón, Panama

More than a gateway to the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal, Colón also introduces you to the unique native traditions of an ancient people. Witness centuries-old tribal life firsthand during a visit to Chagres National Park and an Emberá village, where people live in thatched-roof huts, travel by dugout canoe, and keep the craft of basket weaving alive. Experience the majesty of the Panama Canal, an engineering marvel of the 20th century.
DAY 10

23 Dec 2020
Panama Canal, Panama

Enjoy a fascinating transit of the “Path Between the Seas” today as you traverse the famed Panama Canal. When it opened in 1914, it was hailed as one of the world’s great engineering feats. Forty-eight miles long, it links the Atlantic to the Pacific at the narrowest stretch of the Isthmus of Panama, cutting thousands of miles off shipping routes that once stretched all the way around Cape Horn at the tip of South America. Your ship will enter the canal and continue its course sailing the Pacific Ocean.
DAY 11

24 Dec 2020
Day-at-Sea

DAY 12

25 Dec 2020
Day-at-Sea

DAY 13

26 Dec 2020
Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

Visit Nicaragua today, a visually arresting country of tropical jungle and dramatic mountain peaks. Nearly 20 percent of this nature-loving nation is protected as parks and reserves and its farming culture has thrived for centuries. Absorb its magnificent beauty and gain insight into its unique agriculture when you travel to a banana plantation, or finca, for insight into Nicaragua’s largest export.
DAY 14

27 Dec 2020
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Cruise into Puerto Quetzal this morning, a pair of towering volcanoes overseeing your arrival in the distance. You will journey into the central highlands to the stunningly preserved city of Antigua, the capital of Spain’s Central American colonies for more than 200 years and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its stunning streets lined with Spanish Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, and homes.
DAY 15

28 Dec 2020
Day-at-Sea

DAY 16

29 Dec 2020
Day-at-Sea

DAY 17

30 Dec 2020
Day-at-Sea

DAY 18

31 Dec 2020
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Anchor near the tip of the Baja Peninsula today for your visit to Cabo San Lucas, “Cabo” to its more frequent visitors. One of Mexico’s top destinations for its long beaches, resorts, scuba diving, and picturesque rocky coast, it boasts one of the region’s most scenic harbors. Get acquainted with a panoramic tour of the resort city, San José del Cabo, sister to Cabo San Lucas and the oldest Spanish mission on the Baja Peninsula.
DAY 19

01 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 20

02 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 21

03 Jan 2021
San Diego, CA, United States

Discover California’s coastal gem as you explore its white-sand beaches and parks. Visit the historic Gaslamp Quarter on a panoramic tour, or soar over the city’s skyline on a thrilling helicopter ride. Head to the world-famous San Diego Safari Park to see animals in their natural habitat and explore walk-through exhibits. With renowned attractions and near perfect weather, San Diego calls itself “America’s Finest City”.
DAY 22

04 Jan 2021
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Welcome to Los Angeles—the “City of Angels” scenically set between the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a panoramic drive around America’s most glamorous city, home to leading film stars and Hollywood legends. Or, cycle along the iconic Santa Monica beach and among the colorful canals of quirky Venice on an electric bike.
DAY 23

05 Jan 2021
Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Visit Santa Barbara today—also known as the “American Riviera”. Famed for its pristine beaches, world-class vineyards and scenic vistas, this jewel of the California coast is yours to explore. Discover Santa Barbara’s Spanish heritage on a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, one of the town’s most recognized and prized landmarks. Wander through its lush gardens as you gaze at the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. Or, follow the Urban Wine Trail and sample some of California’s critically acclaimed vintages that celebrate Santa Barbara’s passion for producing fine wine.
DAY 24

06 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 25

07 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 26

08 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 27

09 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 28

10 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 29

11 Jan 2021
Nawiliwili, HI, United States

Call today on Hawaii’s “Garden Island”. The fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai’s landscape is lush, green, and stunningly beautiful. You can explore on foot or by motor vehicle, or take to the skies for a bird’s-eye view of this idyllic island paradise. You may discover the Na ‘Āina Kai Botanical Gardens & Sculpture Park—an infusion of beautiful flora and art. The gardens are home to one of the largest collections of bronze sculptures in the US. Or, follow in the footsteps of Captain James Cook, who arrived on these shores in 1778.
DAY 30

12 Jan 2021
Honolulu, HI, United States

Arrive today in the cosmopolitan capital of Hawaii. You will find everything from historic landmarks to world-class shopping on the island of Oahu. Downtown is brimming with fine eateries to suit every palate entwined with fabulous boutiques offering everything from upscale chic to beachside glamour. Or, head to Waikiki Beach, where you can soak up the sun along shores blessed with pristine sands. Visit historic Pearl Harbor and see where the tragic events of December 7, 1941, unfolded, when Japan launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet’s battleship base. Or, immerse yourself in nature as you discover the island’s endemic flora and fauna.
DAY 31

13 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 32

14 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 33

15 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 34

16 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 35

17 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 36

18 Jan 2021
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Arrive in Vaitape on the island of Bora Bora today, whose landscape is dominated by an extinct volcano in the shape of two moss-green peaks surrounded by an aquamarine lagoon. Bora Bora is the quintessential Polynesian paradise, as is exhibited by its lovely beaches and clear blue seas, through its cuisine, or during its crimson sunsets. Embark by open-air bus on a scenic tour of the natural and historic sites, including Faanui Bay and Bora Bora’s biggest Polynesian temple. Or, explore the waters off Bora Bora and swim among colorful tropical fish, stingrays, and sharks.
DAY 37

19 Jan 2021
Moorea, French Polynesia

Arrive at a tropical island paradise as you call on Moorea today. Famed for its unprecedented beauty, Charles Darwin described the surrounding barrier reef as “a picture in a frame”. As you explore, you will certainly see why. Serene turquoise waters lap the shores of bays which enjoy a backdrop of dramatic volcanic peaks. Its cuisine is as colorful as its landscapes, with influences from European and Chinese settlers. During your time here, you may take in this idyllic paradise from the water as you relax on board a catamaran, or immerse yourself in Polynesian traditions and customs as you engage with locals.
DAY 38

20 Jan 2021
Papeete, French Polynesia

Tahiti is the largest of the islands of French Polynesia and Papeete is its principal city. It breathes the same easygoing atmosphere as the rest of the archipelago, an earthly paradise with its turquoise waters, tranquil beaches, and stunning underwater world. The island’s French and Polynesian cultures can be seen in the town’s covered market, whose colorful displays are a delight for the senses. Admire the Catholic cathedral and the grand colonial design of the Papeete Town Hall, or Mairie de Papeete.
DAY 39

21 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 40

22 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 41

23 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 42

24 Jan 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 43

25 Jan 2021
International Dateline (Crossing)

As you cross the International Date Line today, you will “cruise into the future”, effectively skipping a day. Crossing this meridian is a time-honored travel milestone long marked by ceremony. You can raise a glass to the event, whether you are celebrating in the Explorers’ Lounge or on the Aquavit Terrace.
Vessels have been sailing the indigo waters of the South Pacific since prehistoric times. Spend a day at sea on these beautiful waters as you cruise into New Zealand, just prior to visiting the Bay of Islands.
DAY 44

26 Jan 2021
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)

DAY 45

27 Jan 2021
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)

Today, call into Waitangi, located in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island. Its name means “weeping waters” in Māori and it was here, at this stunning seaside location, that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840. Captain William Hobson and 52 Māori chiefs signed the treaty, an act that was considered the founding of New Zealand as a nation. Today, it is celebrated annually with a public holiday and spirited bicultural ceremony on the grounds of Treaty House.
DAY 46

28 Jan 2021
Waitangi, New Zealand

Arrive in Auckland, the cultural capital of New Zealand’s North Island. Known as the “City of Sails”, Auckland enjoys a stunning setting between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America’s Cup challenges and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. During an overnight stay here, you will have ample time to take in this Kiwi city’s beauty and history, touring the tree-lined Albert Park and the neoclassical Auckland War Memorial Museum. Cross the Harbour Bridge to enjoy sweeping views from Bastion Point and pass through Parnell Village, lined with upscale shops and cafés.
DAY 47

29 Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand

Enjoy a second day in Auckland, known as the “City of Sails” and set between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America’s Cup challenges and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. You may choose to glide through the waters of Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf in an America’s Cup yacht. Or, get a taste of Auckland on a tour through some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
DAY 48

30 Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand

With more time in port, you can visit more of Auckland and its splendid beauty. Head in the the heart of New Zealand’s wine country and sample some of its world acclaimed wines. Or, explore North Island’s west coast and admire its unspoiled beauty. Visit a local farm and experience local life in the farming community.
DAY 49

31 Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand

While at sea, start your day with a walk around the Promenade Deck. Join one of yoga classes and find your inner calm or sign up for one of optional cooking classes at The Kitchen Table. Tonight, enjoy an elegant meal in The Restaurant.
DAY 50

01 Feb 2021
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)

Cruise into Hawke’s Bay today, New Zealand’s second-largest wine-growing region. Disembark to explore Napier’s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was destroyed during a 1931 earthquake. Its eclectic mix of “Main Street” design and Art Deco flair combine to create a city unlike any other in the world. Take it all in during a city tour, or venture farther afield to sample some of the region’s beloved wines at its vineyards or to seek out some of the bay area’s abundant birdlife, including the iconic gannet on nearby Cape Kidnappers.
DAY 51

02 Feb 2021
Napier, New Zealand

Visit Wellington today, hailed by many as “the coolest little capital in the world”, brimming with cultural institutions such as the Museum of New Zealand and the National Art Gallery. The city enjoys a splendid setting among mountains and the sea. Enjoy a tour of its main sites, including the summit of Mt. Victoria, the Wellington Cathedral, and the New Zealand Parliament’s four buildings—including Parliament House, a dramatic neoclassical wonder, and the Executive Wing, known as the “Beehive” for its shape. You will also see the renowned Wellington Botanic Garden, home to the award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Perhaps join our Privileged Access visit to the Museum of New Zealand, or join a city tour fashioned for fans of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
DAY 52

03 Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand

Explore the English-flavored city of Christchurch, spread at the feet of the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island. Today it is a stunning blend of British charm and natural beauty, with so many green parks that it has been nicknamed the “Garden City”. See firsthand how the city is creatively preserving its iconic heritage. Visit the Container Mall, a series of stores set up in giant shipping containers, and the Cardboard Cathedral, welcoming worshippers until the Christchurch Cathedral is repaired. You will also visit the lush Christchurch Botanic Gardens, one of the world’s most important of its kind. If you wish, explore the International Antarctic Center, where you can experience life in the continent’s harsh climate and meet some resident penguins.
DAY 53

04 Feb 2021
Lyttelton, New Zealand

As you sail today, share a cappuccino in the Viking Bar with new friends, enjoy a visit to The Spa, or relax on the Sun Deck. Finish the day with a drink in Tórshavn.
DAY 54

05 Feb 2021
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)

Spend your day cruising through the tranquility of the Doubtful Sound. The deepest and second-longest of the South Island fjords was originally named Doubtful Harbor by explorer Captain James Cook, then later renamed by whalers and sealers. The fjord’s imposing peaks rise up to more than 5,000 feet, transitioning from verdant forest to rugged rock along the way. The area’s mixture of both freshwater and saltwater makes it home to a diverse ecosystem, including one of the southernmost pods of bottlenose dolphins. Keep watch for fur seals and penguins sunning themselves near the entrance to the fjord.
DAY 55

06 Feb 2021
Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

DAY 56

07 Feb 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 57

08 Feb 2021
Day-at-Sea

Explore the fabled island of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state, named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The capital, Hobart, was founded as a penal colony for some 300 inmates. Today, it is a charming city with a mild climate and a picturesque natural setting on the banks of the Derwent River. Its historic neighborhoods and traditional pubs are best explored on foot. As we are docked here overnight, you will have plenty of time to explore.
DAY 58

09 Feb 2021
Hobart, Australia

Enjoy a second day in Hobart today. You might wish to tour the former penal colony of Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an open-air museum chronicling the relocation of convicts here by the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.
DAY 59

10 Feb 2021
Hobart, Australia

Discover Melbourne, capital of the Australian state of Victoria. During its heyday, it was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world. Today, you can uncover the cultural and historic treasures of, by some accounts, the most livable city in the world during a tour of its highlights. View the city’s stately Victorian-era buildings and visit Fitzroy Gardens, where Cook’s Cottage graces the landscape. Constructed in England by the parents of famed explorer Captain Cook, it was deconstructed brick by brick and reassembled here to celebrate the centenary of the city’s founding. If you wish, join a visit to see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife, such as the koala, wombat, kangaroo, and wallaby.
DAY 60

11 Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia

Trace Australia’s renowned Gold Coast, lined with resorts and picturesque beaches. As you cruise today, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, browse the Scandinavian-inspired artwork throughout your ship, and attend a talk about your upcoming ports.
DAY 61

12 Feb 2021
Tasman Sea (Cruising)

Arrive in Sydney, the capital of Australian New South Wales, celebrated for its magnificent natural harbor, one of world’s largest. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the edge of the blue Pacific, Sydney is blessed with a natural setting few cities in the world can rival. Explore the charming crooked streets of Sydney’s historic district of The Rocks, where some houses date back to the early days of European settlement. Or, raise a glass in one of Sydney’s oldest pubs.
DAY 62

13 Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia

Enjoy a second day in Sydney. You may pull back the curtain and enjoy an insider’s view of Sydney’s world-class Opera House. Or, join a professional photographer for a walking tour in the harbor area and an opportunity to snap fantastic images of vivid street art, historic houses and more. Alternately, you might choose to explore the natural wonders of the nearby Blue Mountains.
DAY 63

14 Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia

Continue following the east coast of Australia today, often called the “Sunshine Coast”. Linger on the Sun Deck or on your veranda for vistas of azure and turquoise as you sail through some of the world’s most beautiful waters. Perhaps take a dip in the Infinity Pool or stroll the Promenade Deck. This evening, enjoy the jazz strains of live music at Tórshavn.
DAY 64

15 Feb 2021
Day-at-Sea

Call on the capital of Queensland today, situated on the Brisbane River and spread over hills rising from Moreton Bay. This picturesque city is known for its Queenslander architecture, a distinct style characterized by terraces and raised living spaces. Brisbane itself enjoys a flourishing culinary scene amid a sophisticated collection of art galleries. Head out to explore the surrounding areas and you will find yourself enveloped in beautiful vineyards, stunning seascapes, and wonderful nature.
DAY 65

16 Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia

Continue following the east coast of Australia today, often called the “Sunshine Coast”. Linger on the Sun Deck or on your veranda for vistas of azure and turquoise as you sail through some of the world’s most beautiful waters. Perhaps take a dip in the Infinity Pool or stroll the Promenade Deck. This evening, enjoy the jazz strains of live music at Tórshavn.
DAY 66

17 Feb 2021
Day-at-Sea

Stumbled upon in 1770 by Captain James Cook 49 days after Easter (Whitsunday), the Whitsunday archipelago emerges from the Coral Sea amid the Great Barrier Reef. The seafaring Ngaro people called this paradise home until 1870 and hunted these waters in bark canoes. Nature’s brushstrokes are astonishing here: pure-white sands meet cerulean waters, swirling together at sandbars to merge into a palette of turquoise, cream, and emerald-green hills. Witness these islands and Airlie Beach firsthand; glassy, invigorating, and impossibly blue, the waters provide the ideal oasis for relaxation and idling away a few hours on the beach.
DAY 67

18 Feb 2021
Airlie Beach, Australia

Call on Cairns today, built on the shoulders of gold prospectors. Today, it is a major sugarcane and fishing port, and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. See the city’s major sights, including its historic Royal Australian Navy base, Cairns Botanic Gardens, and Palm Cove, a quaint, beach-loving community. Or, perhaps board a catamaran for an exciting sail to the magnificent reef, the largest continuous system of its kind on Earth.
DAY 68

19 Feb 2021
Cairns, Australia

Sail the waters of the Coral Sea today, home to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. With crystal-clear waters lapping at atolls and a vast diversity of marine life, this pristine body of water is a paradise for divers and pure pleasure to cruise.
DAY 69

20 Feb 2021
Coral Sea, Australia

Explore Thursday Island today, just off the northernmost tip of Australia’s Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. This picturesque island is home to a thriving artistic community. It once hosted an international pearl-diving industry, with divers coming from Japan, Malaysia, and India. You will have time to explore on your own today, and perhaps discover the history of the island’s defense during a visit to Green Hill Fort.
DAY 70

21 Feb 2021
Thursday Island, Australia

DAY 71

22 Feb 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 72

23 Feb 2021
Day-at-Sea

Arrive today in Darwin, Australia, the cultural hub of what is known as the “Top End” of the continent for its northernmost location. A panoramic city tour reveals the highlights of the largest city in the thinly populated Northern Territory state. You will pass Christ Church Cathedral, the seven-gabled Government House, and the Old Admiralty House. A stop at the East Point lookout reveals the coastal beauty of the Top End. If you would like, you can set out along the Adelaide River to view the area’s famed jumping crocodiles.
DAY 73

24 Feb 2021
Darwin, Australia

As you sail the Timor Sea today, you might enjoy some yoga on the Sports Deck and indulge in a soak in the Thermal Pool of The Spa. It is thought that the early inhabitants of Australia “island hopped” to the continent across these shallow waters. In more modern days, in the late 1980s, skilled sportsmen and sportswomen raced 1,000 miles by junkung, or outrigger canoe, across the Timor Sea from Bali, Indonesia, to Darwin, Australia.
DAY 74

25 Feb 2021
Timor Sea (Cruising)

Anchor among the stunning vistas of Indonesia’s Komodo Island. You will go ashore to visit Komodo National Park and the Tamarind Woods, a magnificent menagerie of wildlife including the legendary Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. These patient hunters can grow up to ten feet long and weigh as much as 275 pounds. You might also see the island’s Timor deer, wild horses and boars, and giant fruit bats. If you wish, don a snorkel and mask and explore the vibrant underwater world at Pink Beach, so called for the rose-hued coral washed ashore and crushed to a fine powder by crashing waves.
DAY 75

26 Feb 2021
Komodo Island (Indonesia), Indonesia

Today, you can explore the colorful markets and rich culture of arts, crafts, and traditional dance on the island of Bali. You will tour its bustling provincial capital of Denpasar. Take in the colors, flavors, and fragrances of the local market and explore the Bali Museum and the sublime temple of Jagatnatha. Or, see how the traditional Balinese once lived and witness the creativity of talented artisans.
DAY 76

27 Feb 2021
Benoa (Bali), Indonesia

Sail the Java Sea today in waters that were traversed by merchant ships from the Dutch East India Company throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. As you cruise, you will have a chance to sample some cuisine of the islands such as rijsttafel, a rice dish adopted by the Dutch and still enjoyed throughout The Netherlands.
DAY 77

28 Feb 2021
Java Sea (Cruising), Indonesia

Call in Semarang today on the island of Java. Stop for photos of the Great Mosque of Central Java and visit the Sam Poo Kong temple, a historic Chinese Muslim temple. Alternatively, venture to Borobudur temple, the largest Buddhist monument in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may walk in the footsteps of the devout, tracing the clockwise path along its round base and climbing to its apex, where sweeping views of four volcanoes reward you.
DAY 78

01 Mar 2021
Semarang, Indonesia

Spend the day relaxing onboard as you cruise the Java Sea. Evidence points to the sea bottom being above water before water levels rose following the last ice age. This shallow body of water was also the sight of a disastrous naval battle during World War II, when Allied Forces were defeated by the Japanese on Feb. 27, 1942.
DAY 79

02 Mar 2021
Java Sea (Cruising), Indonesia

DAY 80

03 Mar 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 81

04 Mar 2021
Day-at-Sea

Witness daily life in a water village and learn about Brunei’s ancient technologies. See the grand gilded treasures of two of Brunei’s major cultural centers—Jerudong and Bandar Seri Begawan. Or, glimpse the opulent lives of Brunei’s royal family during a visit to the Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall and the Jerudong Royal Polo Club.
DAY 82

05 Mar 2021
Muara, Brunei Darussalam

Gain insight into the lives of indigenous Malaysian tribes during a visit to the colorful Mari Mari Cultural Village. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling among 12,000 acres of protected coral reefs and other marine life during an island getaway off the coast of Sabah. Or, experience a walk through Kinabalu Park’s montane oak and chestnut rainforest in the shadow of majestic Mt. Kinabalu.
DAY 83

06 Mar 2021
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Continue to sail the South China Sea today, once called the Sea of Cham after the maritime kingdom of Champa that ruled Southeast Asia before the 16th century. Today these waters are the second-most used sea lane in the world. As you sail, relax in the Explorers’ Lounge and enjoy the spectacular vistas from the ship.
DAY 84

07 Mar 2021
South China Sea (Cruising)

Call on the bustling metropolis of Manila today. See the highlights of this former Spanish colonial city during a wide-ranging panoramic tour, including the old downtown and Old Intramuros, which was home to the elite during the colonial era. You can embark a wooden canoe for an exhilarating river ride to Pagsanjan Falls.
DAY 85

08 Mar 2021
Manila, Philippines

As you sail the South China Sea today, relax in the Explorers’ Lounge and enjoy the spectacular vistas from the ship. As you cruise, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, and attend a port talk about your upcoming destinations.
DAY 86

09 Mar 2021
South China Sea (Cruising)

Cruise into dazzling Hong Kong this morning and admire the glittering forest of skyscrapers standing between soaring mountains, a bustling harbor, and offshore islands. See where deeply held Eastern traditions meet modern Western sensibilities during a panoramic city tour that takes you up Victoria Peak for sweeping views of the metropolis. An overnight stay in Hong Kong lets you explore further on your own or with one of our shore excursions.
DAY 87

10 Mar 2021
Hong Kong, China

See where Hong Kong’s deeply held Eastern traditions meet modern Western sensibilities during a panoramic city tour that takes you up Victoria Peak for sweeping views of the metropolis. Alternately, you may explore further on your own or with one of our shore excursions.
DAY 88

11 Mar 2021
Hong Kong, China

Explore more of Hong Kong with a visit to a local institution. Witness the sights, sounds, and aromas of a wet market—an outdoor market made up of various stands selling meat, seafood, and fresh produce. After your tour, enjoy a dim sum and tea breakfast.
DAY 89

12 Mar 2021
Hong Kong, China

Tucked among mainland China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the South China Sea is one of the world’s most important waterways; the beauty of these waters and the enriching destinations to which they lead are noteworthy. Begin your day with coffee and a real Norwegian waffle at Mamsen’s gourmet deli. Later, perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with newfound friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in The Living Room or lively jazz in Tórshavn.
DAY 90

13 Mar 2021
South China Sea (Cruising)

From your port in Chan May, discover the ancient Imperial City of Hue, seat of the Nguyen Dynasty until 1945. The crumbling stone walls of the citadel hold stories of long-fought battles and are a delight to explore. Despite being bombed during the 1960s and 1970s, much of the structure remains and is well preserved. You may also experience morning trading activities of locals on a visit to a traditional food market, where you will have the opportunity to take in the tantalizing smells and flavors and browse the colorful stalls.
DAY 91

14 Mar 2021
Chan May, Vietnam

Relax onboard your ship as you cruise the South China Sea. Unwind in The Spa, where you can enjoy the Snow Grotto and Sauna, or by taking a dip in the Infinity Pool.
DAY 92

15 Mar 2021
South China Sea (Cruising)

Call on Ho Chi Minh City today, formerly known as Saigon. Explore a heady mix of French and Vietnamese cultures here, where baguettes and croissants are sold alongside pho, Vietnam’s beloved noodle soup. Or, view the Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office and Chinatown, and meet artisans at a lacquer workshop.
DAY 93

16 Mar 2021
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Enjoy another day exploring the cultural treasures of Ho Chi Minh City, absorbing its French colonial accents and bustling markets. Stop by its oldest and largest, Bến Thành Market, to experience Old Saigon at its most authentic. If you wish, you can visit the legendary tunnels of Cu Chi, a vast network of subterranean passageways used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
DAY 94

17 Mar 2021
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Enter the Gulf of Thailand, the former Gulf of Siam. Long an important waterway for traders and merchants, it has helped shape the economies of Southeast Asia and the Malay Peninsula for centuries. As you cruise, you might enjoy the views from your stateroom’s veranda or from the Infinity Pool. This evening, attend a port talk about your upcoming destinations and enjoy a star-filled night sky.
DAY 95

18 Mar 2021
Gulf of Thailand (Cruising)

Call on Cambodia’s coastal town of Sihanoukville, surrounded by stunning sand beaches and turquoise waters. Here, New Khmer architecture overlooks the comings and goings of modern tuk-tuks. Visit Wat Krom with its colorful murals and Buddha sculptures, stroll Independence Beach, and explore a local market and fishing village. Or, enjoy the serene tranqulity of Cambodia’s Ream National Park, a beautiful nature preserve.
DAY 96

19 Mar 2021
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Experience the cultural splendor of Old Siam, beautifully set on the Chao Phraya River. Take your time to enjoy the exquisite flavors of Thailand during a typical lunch. Then take in the other sights and sounds of one of Southeast Asia’s most colorful and cosmopolitan cities on a panoramic tour that includes a stop for an exterior view of the Wat Arun and Wat Benchamabophit temples. Admire the city’s many canals plied by traditional longboats and other small vessels. You will occasionally stop for photos as you enjoy the kaleidoscopic scenery.
DAY 97

20 Mar 2021
Laem Chabang, Thailand

Explore more of Thailand’s cultural and political capital, Bangkok. Sample the famous Thai cuisine for lunch and take in the city’s canals, bustling with traditional longboats. If you wish, visit the Dusit Palace complex and the Jim Thompson House, former home of the city’s renowned silk merchant.
DAY 98

21 Mar 2021
Laem Chabang, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Laem Chabang, Thailand

Explore the Thai island of Koh Samui, a paradise of sandy beaches, coral reefs, and coconut trees. Thailand’s second-largest island after Phuket, this self-sufficient community had no roadways until the early 1970s. Today, it is a favored spot for sun-loving beachcombers from Thailand and beyond. Visit the island’s revered temples and witness some of the scampering monkeys that have been trained to harvest coconuts from the treetops.
DAY 99

22 Mar 2021
Nathon, Ko Samui, Thailand

Gulf of Thailand: As you cruise the Gulf of Thailand today, perhaps you will indulge in a morning cup of coffee on your veranda, while keeping watch for marine life, or unwind on the couch with your favorite book. Later, meet new friends for stories and drinks in the Wintergarden.
DAY 100

23 Mar 2021
Gulf of Thailand (Cruising)

Arrive in Singapore today. This city-state is spread across 63 islands at the tip of the Malay Peninsula and was established in 1819 for the British East India Company by Sir Stamford Raffles, after whom Singapore’s famed hotel is named. Today, it is a diverse city of varied influences, as you can see during visits to the Colonial District, Little India, Arab Street, and Chinatown.
DAY 101

24 Mar 2021
Singapore, Singapore

Spend another day in Singapore as you further explore this Asian gem. Witness its remarkable diversity where traditions endure in one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities. Stroll one of Singapore’s plentiful green spaces, such as the stunning National Orchid Garden. Or, take a ride in a trishaw as you explore one of the city’s charming districts.
DAY 102

25 Mar 2021
Singapore, Singapore

Take in the beautiful cityscapes of Kuala Lumpur, the lively capital of Malaysia. From your berth in Port Klang, you will journey to KL, as the locals call it, for a panoramic city tour with many photo opportunities. You will pass the National Museum, the huge bronze National Monument, and the National Mosque of Malaysia. Stop in scenic Merdeka Square (Independence Square), the most photographed spot in the city, and view the impressive Petronas Towers, resembling a pair of steel-clad docked rocket ships linked by a towering catwalk.
DAY 103

26 Mar 2021
Port Kelang, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Port Kelang, Malaysia

Visit Malaysia’s Penang Island and its capital of George Town. The island is an incredibly diverse mix of cultural influences from all across Asia, the result of centuries of trade and immigration, complemented by generations of colonialism under the British East India Company. Recognized for its eclectic blend of architecture and culture, George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire some of its stately Neoclassical buildings, colorful Hindu temples, elegant minarets, and cheerfully painted row houses.
DAY 104

27 Mar 2021
George Town, Malaysia

Cruise through the Strait of Malacca today. This narrow passage between Malaysia and Indonesia was long a major trade route for the earliest traders shipping glassware, precious stones, camphor, ivory, and sandalwood. As you cross its historic waters, you might attend a lecture to learn about your upcoming ports. This evening, sample some regional cuisine at the World Café or at The Restaurant.
DAY 105

28 Mar 2021
Strait of Malacca (Cruising)

DAY 106

29 Mar 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 107

30 Mar 2021
Day-at-Sea

Arrive in Colombo for an overnight stay, giving you time to experience its capital and its famed lush countryside in depth. The island was first colonized by the Portuguese, who took control of the cinnamon trade. The Dutch followed, then the English ruled it as Ceylon until it became independent in 1972. Visit the British fort and Old Parliament Building, the affluent Cinnamon Gardens district, the Colombo National Museum—with its more than 4,000 palm leaf manuscripts—and the city’s largest temple, Gangaramaya.
DAY 108

31 Mar 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Enjoy a full day in Colombo to venture beyond the city into the Sri Lankan countryside, or explore Colombo by tuk-tuk, the iconic tricycle taxis. You might also visit Pinnawala, where orphaned elephants are rehabilitated and cared for. Or visit Galle, the largest remaining fortress in South East Asia.
DAY 109

01 Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cruise into the Laccadive Sea today, passing by the Gulf of Mannar as you cruise toward India. The area is one of the richest marine environments in the world, harboring 3,600 species of flora and fauna. Pearl-diving is a rich tradition in these waters, and it is still practiced today.
DAY 110

02 Apr 2021
Laccadive Sea

Explore the rich cultural tapestry and grand history of Cochin. This town bordering the Laccadive Sea has been a major port since 1341 when a flood created its harbor. Take a scenic guided tour around this former spice capital and see landmarks such as the fascinating Mattancherry Palace, originally built by the Portuguese as a gift to the king in 1555. Or, discover the ancient doorway to India in Paravur, a trading port on the Arabian Sea where Greeks, Romans, Jews, Chinese, and Arab traders sought treasure and glory.
DAY 111

03 Apr 2021
Kochi, India

Enjoy a leisurely day as your ship makes its way along the Arabian coast. Share a cappuccino in the Viking Bar with new friends, enjoy a visit to The Spa or relax on the Sun Deck. Finish the day with a drink in Torshavn.
DAY 112

04 Apr 2021
Arabian Sea (Cruising)

Arrive in the state of Goa this morning, one of the richest in India. Until 1961, this was the colony of Portuguese India, which had existed for more than four centuries. Its influence remains in the city’s grand colonial architecture, some of the most impressive in all of India. See the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Panaji, where mass is still conducted in English, Portuguese, and the local Konkani dialect. In Old Goa, admire the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Sé Cathedral, and numerous Portuguese-style colonial houses.
DAY 113

05 Apr 2021
Mormugao, India

Arrive in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. Constructed over seven islands, today the city straddles a flat peninsula jutting into the sea. Beyond the modern skyline, discover a great diversity of neighborhoods, making any exploration of Mumbai full of surprises. As we remain in port overnight, you will have time to enjoy dinner in town if you wish.
DAY 114

06 Apr 2021
Mumbai, India

DAY 115

07 Apr 2021
Mumbai, India

Enjoy a full day to explore Mumbai and delve deeper as you explore life in this lively city. Take a tour of Mumbai’s most memorable markets as you immerse yourself in a cavalcade of colors, sounds, tastes, and smells. Or, experience a slice of everyday Mumbai life as you explore its historic train stations and ride the rails.
DAY 116

08 Apr 2021
Mumbai, India

DAY 117

09 Apr 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 118

10 Apr 2021
Day-at-Sea

Call on the Arabian Peninsula today for a fascinating visit to Muscat, capital of Oman. Enjoy a city tour among its whitewashed buildings, featuring a photo stop at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, able to accommodate 20,000 worshippers, and explore the low-lying structures of the Old Town, huddled around a small bay. Visit the private House of al Zubair museum with its remarkably preserved items of Omani heritage, and take in local life in the city’s traditional souk. This sleepy historic enclave serves as the home of the ruling sultan.
DAY 119

11 Apr 2021
Muscat, Oman

The starkly beautiful coast of Oman is kissed by emerald-green waters, dotted with low-lying whitewashed villages and draped in sands and rock whose colors shift in the warm desert glow from coffee-colored hues to vibrant golds. In medieval days, these waters were teeming with ships trading incense, spices, precious stones, and countless other valuable goods. Take in the best that the regional flavors of the coast have to offer in a cooking class at The Kitchen Table.
DAY 120

12 Apr 2021
Scenic Cruising

Explore the Omani city of Salālah today on the southeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. For centuries, Salālah was a major port for frankincense, a trade which extended far beyond the region. This fascinating cultural history was supported by several sites around the city, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. Take in the major landmarks when you stop for photos at the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, rich in Islamic architecture, and visit the Al-Baleed archaeological site, where you will learn more about the frankincense route.
DAY 121

13 Apr 2021
Salalah, Oman

DAY 122

14 Apr 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 123

15 Apr 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 124

16 Apr 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 125

17 Apr 2021
Day-at-Sea

Call on Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city, set amid bleached-out desert hills. History here stretches back centuries, but it is best known as the site where, in 1917, T. E. Lawrence (known as Lawrence of Arabia) led troops in the Battle of Aqaba. Stop to explore Mamluk Fort, won by the Arabs from the Turks during a 1916 camel charge; the opulent house of Sharif Hussein bin Ali; and the lively waterfront. You might also journey to the region’s must-see archaeological treasure of Petra, an astonishing city of red sandstone carved from the earth millennia ago.
DAY 126

18 Apr 2021
Aqaba, Jordan

Call on Safaga today, an ancient Red Sea port that has been in use since the 3rd century. It is also the gateway to the magnificent temples of ancient Thebes—today’s city of Luxor. Traverse the desert sands to the shores of the Nile River, where you will visit the spectacular Temple of Karnak, long buried beneath desert sands. Walk through its monumental peristyles and examine the hieroglyphics illustrating how ancient Egyptians lived.
DAY 127

19 Apr 2021
Safaga, Egypt

Visit the seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh (called “Sharm” by the locals) on the southern tip of the Sinai Desert. This major Egyptian center of tourism on the Red Sea, renowned for its unrivaled scuba diving among vibrant coral, is surrounded by starkly beautiful desert. Today you may choose to leave the city and explore the sands up close during a Desert Jeep Tour into a world shrouded in legend.
DAY 128

20 Apr 2021
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Suez Canal: Transit the Suez Canal today, a travel milestone. This engineering marvel opened in 1869, connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, changing the region’s geographic and commercial landscape forever. The sea-level one-way waterway requires ships to travel in convoys; two lakes, Ballah Bypass and Great Bitter Lake, allow north- and southbound ships to pass each other.
DAY 129

21 Apr 2021
Suez Canal (Transit), Egypt

Call on Port Said today, founded about 150 years ago as a working base for the construction of the Suez Canal. Port Said is also a gateway to the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx on the outskirts of Cairo. Join an included tour to uncover their mysteries.
DAY 130

22 Apr 2021
Port Said, Egypt

Call on the port of Ashdod today, just one hour from Jerusalem. You can explore the holy city on an included excursion that takes you into the heart of the Jewish Quarter to view the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. Or, delve deeper on an optional excursion as you visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
DAY 131

23 Apr 2021
Ashdod, Israel

Arrive in Haifa today, an ideal port from which to explore the north of Israel. Ascend Mt. Carmel, where it is said that the prophet Elijah set fire to a sacrifice and ended a drought. On the mountain’s slope overlooking the city, enjoy commanding views of the magnificent terraced Hanging Gardens of Haifa, center of the Bahá’í faith. Explore the fascinating Old City of Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. Alternatively, you can choose to explore ancient Caesarea, built by King Herod as an early center of Christianity, go up Mt. Carmel for a closer look, and enjoy stunning views of Haifa and the countryside.
DAY 132

24 Apr 2021
Haifa, Israel

Enjoy a day onboard as you cruise the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the sea views from the Explorers’ Lounge or reserve a soothing massage at The Spa. Linger over tea and scones in the Wintergarden or soak up the sun on deck.
DAY 133

25 Apr 2021
Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)

Journey into the ancient world today with a visit to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved cities of antiquity in the world. Stroll the uneven streets of this once-powerful metropolis and pass sights such as the massive Great Theater and the magnificent Library of Celsus. Visit the remains of the Byzantine Basilica of St. John and see the modest home where legend states that the Virgin Mary lived out her final days. Or, take a scenic drive to the Oracle of Didyma and the Temple of Apollo, part of a once-elaborate Hellenic sanctuary.
DAY 134

26 Apr 2021
Kusadasi, Turkey

Discover where East meets West as you arrive today in Istanbul. Take time to admire this city that straddles two continents across the Bosphorus Strait, with its Old Quarter skyline of domes and minarets and the twinkling lights of modern Istanbul across the water. Sample delicious cuisine for a taste of this fusion, combining fresh Mediterranean fare with spices from the Far East and Asia. Enjoy a wealth of religious sites, such as the spectacular Blue Mosque and the legendary Hagia Sophia. We are docked overnight here, so you will have a full day tomorrow to explore this historic port.
DAY 135

27 Apr 2021
Istanbul, Turkey

Spend a second day in Istanbul as you immerse yourself in local life and Turkish traditions. Visit a hamam and partake in a centuries-old wellness ritual. Or, you can relax and take in the sights as you cruise the Bosphorus Strait, where old-world ships once sailed as they delivered spices to Istanbul’s lively bazaars.
DAY 136

28 Apr 2021
Istanbul, Turkey

Cross the Aegean Sea today; a cradle of two great ancient civilizations that have shaped the western world as we know it today. Take this relaxing day at sea to unwind and admire the vistas from your stateroom veranda.
DAY 137

29 Apr 2021
Aegean Sea (Cruising)

Today, you will have the whole day to journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano Marina as you enter the city’s heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and the iconic Acropolis. Explore the bustling Plaka District at the base of the Acropolis. Or, as an option, explore the interior of this UNESCO World Heritage Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance for an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.
DAY 138

30 Apr 2021
Piraeus, Greece

DAY 139

01 May 2021
Day-at-Sea

DAY 140

02 May 2021
Day-at-Sea

Welcome to Venice, where the magical city renowned for its art, architecture, and culture is the ultimate destination on your epic voyage. Watch the sunlight dapple on the water as we ease our way into the lagoon. You can enjoy a panoramic boat ride toward the magnificent St. Mark’s Square on your included tour, and with your guide you will admire the glorious façade of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. As we will remain in port overnight, enjoy a fine restaurant, the vibrant nightlife and perhaps even a romantic evening gondola ride along the Grand Canal.
DAY 141

03 May 2021
Venice, Italy

Awake and further explore central Venice on your own this morning, as you investigate the out-of-the-way passages that reveal beautiful, hidden piazzas, or cross the lagoon to Murano and Burano to view the world-renowned glassblowing craftsmen. If you did not take yesterday’s included guided tour, you may do so today. Or, opt for one of the many optional tours. As your ship sets sail enjoy a spectacular view of the lagoon as we head out to the Adriatic Sea.
DAY 142

04 May 2021
Venice, Italy

Experience the age of antiquity as you wander through the center of the city that is built around Diocletian’s Palace, walking through the well-preserved cellars before continuing to the Ethnographic Museum. In this historic quarter, you will notice the results of over 17 centuries of construction, passing pre-Romanesque churches and Gothic chapels. You may also choose to journey through the Croatian hinterland to the famous waterfalls of the Krka National Park. Or, spend the entire day discovering the small, more intimate destinations along the Dalmatian Coast.
DAY 143

05 May 2021
Split, Croatia

Where city meets coastline, you will sail to this beautiful 12th-century walled city in Croatia. The playwright George Bernard Shaw once declared, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik”. Enjoy an entire day here to take an inclusive tour and take in magnificent views of the city and countryside. Then, enter the city on foot through the historic Pile Gate, passing by the Sponza Palace, the 15th-century Onofrio’s Fountain, and stop inside the Dominican Monastery to see Renaissance paintings. You may also wish to consider exploring the famed Dubrovnik Riviera with a cruise along the Lapad peninsula.
DAY 144

06 May 2021
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Spend the entire day on the romantic island of Corfu, resplendent with charming pastel town houses and pristine white beaches. Our included tour takes us on a drive to Kanoni, where we will make a photo stop to view tiny Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Following the coastline through Garitsa Bay, you will reach the UNESCO Site of the Old Town. See the fabled Esplanade, one of Europe’s largest public squares, and the Liston Promenade, once exclusively reserved for the local aristocracy.
DAY 145

07 May 2021
Corfu, Greece

Kanoni, Greece

Corfu, Greece

According to the ancient Greeks who lived by these waters more than 2,500 years ago, the legendary Scylla and Charybdis lay hidden beneath the turquoise surface in the depths of the Strait of Messina. Tonight, dine on freshly prepared cuisine that connects you to the flavors of Italy as we sail toward Rome.
DAY 146

08 May 2021
Strait of Messina (Cruising), Italy

In Naples, your choice of excursions abounds. Take in magnificent examples of Greek and Roman architecture and the Piazza del Plebiscito, the grandest public square in the city, facing the former Royal Palace of the King of Naples. Optionally, also explore Herculaneum, Italy’s “other” Pompeii, drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, or take a trip to the summit of Vesuvius. In your spare time, sample a hot espresso, a slice of pizza (the world’s first pizzeria opened here in 1830), or a locally made limoncello.
DAY 147

09 May 2021
Naples, Italy

Uncover more ancient treasures of Rome and its surroundings today. Join an excursion that features the city’s major highlights, plus St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, or Piazza Navona. Discover the hidden gems of the city along the Tiber River. Alternately, visit Tarquinia’s Etruscan necropolis or the excavated town of Ostia.
DAY 148

10 May 2021
Civitavecchia, Italy

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.
DAY 149

11 May 2021
Livorno, Italy

Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as the gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince’s Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. You will have time to step inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on Earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English promenade in glamorous Nice.
DAY 150

12 May 2021
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Visit Marseille, France’s oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world’s most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.
DAY 151

13 May 2021
Marseille, France

Soak up the charm of sunny Barcelona, the Catalonian capital of culture. Stroll along Las Ramblas, take in the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí or explore the myriad side streets of the ancient Gothic Quarter. Take an included tour today, or opt for one of the many optional shore excursions we offer.
DAY 152

14 May 2021
Barcelona, Spain

Discover the best of Barcelona as you visit the Columbus Monument, Port Vell, and the Arc de Triomf, among the many monumental sights you will see. Other scenic highlights include the Olympic Port, built for the 1992 Olympic Games, and the Passeig de Gràcia, a gracious boulevard renowned for its architecture, including stunning works by Gaudí.
DAY 153

15 May 2021
Barcelona, Spain

Uncover the rich history of Cartagena today, brimming with remarkable architecture spanning the ages—from the days of Rome to art nouveau. Outside the city, marvel at the beauty of the sanctuary of the Virgin of Fuensanta, Murcia’s patron saint, and the Baroque- and Gothic-style cathedral. Alternately, explore Cartagena’s impressive Roman Theater and Roman Forum.
DAY 154

16 May 2021
Cartagena, Spain

Today you can experience firsthand the stuff of Andalusian dreams. Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is the gateway to Andalusia, the seductive province of rolling hills and endless olive groves. An included tour features the 11th-century Alcazaba Palace, residence of Arabian caliphs, the ancient Moorish Gibralfaro Castle, the Renaissance Cathedral and Picasso’s birthplace. Or, choose to explore the mighty Alhambra palace in Granada, one of Spain’s most treasured sites.
DAY 155

17 May 2021
Málaga, Spain

Strait of Gibraltar: Sail through the famed Strait of Gibraltar today into the Alboran Sea, the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean. On a clear day, you will spot the giant Rock of Gibraltar on the port side. In legend, this enormous geological wonder is one of the Pillars of Hercules, the other being Monte Hacho, a low mountain in Ceuta, a Spanish province in North Africa. As you cruise, perhaps you will soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the gently falling snow of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge and an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant.
DAY 156

18 May 2021
Strait of Gibraltar (Cruising)

Vigo lies on the western edge of Europe and is home to the continent’s largest fishing fleet, which sets sail each day and returns with its catch at sunset. But this “Gateway to the Atlantic” is more than just a fishing port. The old city, Casco Vello, is brimming with charming houses set amid winding lanes and steep alleys that are delightful to explore. Take a trip farther inland to magnificent Santiago de Compostela. Visit the cathedral and meander through the Old Town of this important place of pilgrimage. Or journey to the Galicia region, famed for its superb Albariño wines and delicious tapas dishes.
DAY 157

19 May 2021
Vigo, Spain

About 350 miles long, the English Channel separates southern England from northern France. William the Conqueror crossed these waters to become King of England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The most triumphant crossing unfolded on D-Day, when Allied troops landed on Normandy’s shores. The channel’s narrowest point stretches about 20 miles between Dover and Calais. Here, you may glimpse Dover’s famed cliffs, seen from a distance as a long white strip resting on the horizon. As you traverse this historic waterway, you might also see Cherbourg, perched on the end of France’s Cotentin Peninsula, whose southern shores lead to the historic walled city of Saint-Malo and the monastic island of Mont Saint-Michel.
DAY 158

20 May 2021
English Channel (Cruising)

Today, call on the Isle of Portland; despite its name, the “island” is actually a narrow limestone peninsula that juts out into the English Channel from Dorset’s coastline. The famous Portland stone is quarried here. It has been used to construct many of London’s buildings as well as those found further afield—the United Nations Building in New York, for example, was built from Portland stone. Explore the scenic Jurassic Coast and the beautiful Dorset countryside as you learn about the involvement of Portand’s residents in the Normandy beach landings. Or, you can enjoy a tour of Bovington Tank Museum and discover the town’s leading role in the development of military technology.
DAY 159

21 May 2021
Portland Port, England, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Call today on the city of Dover, its importance as a port dating back to the Bronze Age. You can journey to the medieval city of Canterbury, made famous through Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, to visit the shrine of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Or, immerse yourself in natural beauty at Sissinghurst Castle and Garden, an Elizabethan-era mansion which showcases a classic English country garden.
DAY 160

22 May 2021
Dover, United Kingdom

Discover the celebrated Royal Borough of Greenwich—part of which, Maritime Greenwich, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. London is just a short drive away, so you can take in the regal city and all its splendor. See the Tower of London, Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Or, step off the ship in Greenwich, where you may visit its excellent National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, home of the Prime Meridian.
DAY 161

23 May 2021
Greenwich, United Kingdom

Disembark your ship this morning as your journey comes to a close.
DAY 162

24 May 2021
Greenwich, United Kingdom

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