A CRUISE CAN BE THE PERFECT VACATION FOR JUST ABOUT ANYONE!
Cruises offer great value for your vacation dollar because the fares include nearly everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip: food, accommodations, daytime and evening entertainment, and transportation between travel destinations. Some cruise lines are even more inclusive and include alcoholic beverages, gratuities, shore excursions, and even flights bundled into the complete price.
On a cruise you unpack once and you have a floating hotel that takes you from city to city or island to island. Cruising can be a completely family friendly experience and there are specific cruise companies that cater to having independent activities for tots, teens, grandparents and grand kids.
Today’s cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Want to pamper yourself at the spa while your spouse hits the casino? Or lounge in the sun reading a book while your family plays basketball. You can go to an educational lecture, a wine tasting, a computer class or a dance workshop; paint pottery, play bridge, learn a language or do yoga; dine at a casual buffet, a fancy sit-down restaurant, a sushi bar, a diner or a steakhouse; watch a movie, a comedy routine, a song-and-dance show or live music performance. And if all you want to do is nothing while the ship sails from port to port you can do that, too
Cruise ships are like your floating Resort!
ALWAYS ASK YOUR VIRTUOSO AGENT ABOUT COMPLIMENTARY VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE OFFERS IN ADDITION TO THESE WONDERFUL CRUISING OPTIONS!
Norwegian Cruise Line
Feel free to have the concierge make arrangements for lunch at a restaurant in port…or to join the ship’s officers for a festive cocktail party.
Norwegian Cruise Line is all about freestyle cruising, and nowhere is that more true that in The Haven, a private enclave at the top of your ship that comes with plenty of exclusives.
Take in the views from your expansive terraces and walls of windows, and dine in from a special menu; your butler is available around the clock to deliver gourmet treats and tend to your every wish.
Enjoy access to The Haven’s private restaurant, lounge, and two-story courtyard with its own pool, sundeck, hot tub, and fitness area.
Generation Freestyling-While multigenerational vacations are all about togetherness, everyone needs to be free to follow their individual interests.
Norwegian Cruise Line is a great choice, particularly its Breakaway-class ships with their three-story sports complex, Broadway-style entertainment, and the Waterfront promenade with dining choices to fit everyone’s tastes.
Book a suite or villa in The Haven, an exclusive ship-within-a-ship enclave, which features its own pool deck and plenty of perks.
Bringing the family? The Haven three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath Garden Villas sleep up to eight in a head-spinning 5,750 square feet!
Discover ancient civilizations, tales of buccaneering and tropical beauty on your 7-Day cruise.
Depart from sunny Miami and snorkel the deep blue sea off the coast of Roatán.
Soak up some sun in Belize City. Costa Maya is where you can explore mysterious pre-Colombian Mayan ruins. And learn to kayak in Cozumel.
Get ready for an amazing adventure in the Western Caribbean.
Make your Caribbean vacation even better with our award winning fleet.
Climb a waterfall in Ocho Rios, ride horseback along the pristine coastline in Montego Bay, or just grab a mojito with friends.
Whether you thirst for natural beauty, fascinating history, or just Caribbean rum, there’s something for everybody on our cruises.
Come see why we are “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line.”
Your first Caribbean cruise is likely to visit the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, which includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico.
Enjoy shopping in popular ports such as St. Thomas, or explore Spanish history in old San Juan.
And of course, there are plenty of places for beach bums to grab sun and a cocktail.
Celebrity, Disney, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and Princess all have a significant presence in this market.
Ever dream of having your own personal genie? Well, that wish is Royal Caribbean’s command:
For Star Class guests, the Royal Genie personal assistant experience provides round-the-clock service—meeting in-suite dining requests, arranging for complimentary laundry and pressing services, escorting guests on and off ship, arranging custom shore excursions, making restaurant and show reservations, arranging a mixologist for handcrafted cocktails made in suite, and more.
It’s just one of the many services available for select Suite guests traveling aboard on the of the most innovative ships at sea—and to be sure, Royal Caribbean offers a range of Suite options, more than any other cruise line.
Two-deck-high Royal Suite
The two-bedroom, bi-level Royal Loft Suite tops our list with sleeping for six, a baby grand piano, a media library, and a wraparound balcony with LCD TV and Jacuzzi!
Unleash your sense of adventure as you soar down the side of a mountain attached to a 2,600-foot long flight line.
After a flight briefing and orientation, test your mettle on the shorter “Little Dragon” flight line.
Then, experience a short drive to the take-off point, which is 500 feet above the beaches of Labadee, Haiti.
Your flight will literally sweep you off your feet before you land at Dragon’s Breath Rock where your adventure began.
Learn to surf far above the waves, climb higher than ever on the rock wall, and even ice skate your way across the Caribbean.
And there’s always time for some downtime at the spa and pool.
These cruises start further south and increase the number of islands you can see in a week’s time including the Lesser Antilles and the Netherlands Antilles as far west as Aruba.
Less visited than other areas in the region, the Southern Caribbean has expansive natural beauty and gorgeous scenery.
Popular islands include the French West Indies (Martinique, Guadalupe and St. Bart’s), lush St. Lucia, Dominica, and Grenada, and the sandy ABCs (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao).
With Barbados and Puerto Rico as main embarkation ports, your cruise vacation begins before you even board the ship.
The expert travel agents of Travel Market Vacations are well versed with all the cruise routes, ports of call and cruise lines.
Crystal-clear water, palm trees swaying in the breeze and the hypnotizing beat of a calypso drum. These are the memories you’ll have of your Southern Caribbean cruise. This Caribbean region sees fewer cruisers than other parts of the Caribbean, yet has a great selection of ports. With fewer days at sea, Southern Caribbean cruises stop nearly every day of the voyage to visit unique destinations, each characterized by different cultures, atmospheres and terrain.
Most Southern Caribbean cruises depart from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a weeklong itinerary, although longer itineraries are sometimes offered from Miami and Fort Lauderdale and occasionally from U.S. cities along the East Coast. St. Maarten and St. Thomas, popular Eastern Caribbean ports, are often featured on these itineraries, as are a handful of South American cities. You may also find that smaller, luxury cruise ships prefer cruising this region of the Caribbean en route to smaller, less-traveled Caribbean destinations.
Behind stone walls, Old San Juan charms with 500 years of history, colorful colonial buildings and streets lined with shops, galleries, and cafes. Experience Puerto Rico’s enchanting natural side in the nearby rainforest.
St. Kitts was a tropical prize over which the European powers fought for more than a century. Discover French and British heritage in Basseterre and the complex colonial legacy amongst the ruins of fortresses and once-grand estates.
Antigua boasts 365 white-sand beaches, world-class sailing and lush nature. Culture buffs can explore the colorful capital of St. John’s or visit the former British imperial naval base of Nelson’s Dockyard on the south coast.
Musical and joyous, Barbados melds island warmth and English heritage. In Bridgetown, discover 400 years of history while outside of “Town” you can explore gorgegous beaches, dramatic Atlantic coast and hidden geological wonders.
From the twin peaks of the Pitons mountains to rainforest and palm-fringed beaches, St. Lucia astounds with dramatic unspoiled scenery. The capital of Castries is your gateway to outdoor fun, relaxation and exploring the unique culture.
The Western Mediterranean is one of the most diverse cruise regions.
Spanning two continents (Europe and Africa), the region includes the artistic meccas of Italy, France and Spain and Arabic culture in Morocco and Tunisia.
The itinerary is ideal for art and history lovers who also wish to explore the region’s landmarks, beaches, cafes and boutique shops.
Don’t miss highlights such as Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, a day trip to Capri from Naples or Sorrento, or an excursion to the wine-making villages of the French countryside.
If you’re a fan of art and antiquities, a cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean is right up your alley.
With itineraries that include the Adriatic/Dalmation Coast, Black Sea, Greek Isles and Holy Land, the region is a treasure trove for history lovers.
Ports such as Venice and Athens have their own unique flavor, while the Greek Isles, Crete and Cypress lure beachgoers.
Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean is varied, don’t miss Dubrovnik’s ancient churches, Istanbul’s breathtaking mosques or Jerusalem’s vibrant synagogues.
Explore the Mediterranean with a cruise for 7- 14 nights or more.
What better way to see more places, explore more sites, take in more history and not have to pack and unpack at each new destination? There are a vast variety of cruising vessels, so pick one to suit you whether it is a mega-liner, mid-size ship, small luxury ship, yacht or tall-masted sailing ship.
Visit the World Heritage monument, Belem Tower in Lisbon, sail the Strait of Gibraltar, view exquisite architecture by Gaudi in Barcelona, savor the sensory over-load of Provence, the French Riviera of Cannes and Nice or the infamous Casino in Monte Carlo.
The Italian Riviera is just the beginning of all that is spectacular in Italy. Start with a visit to the renowned statue of David in Florence then on to Vatican City, the Coliseum or the Spanish Steps in Rome.
Be sure to visit the beautiful Amalfi coast and Napoleons birthplace, Corsica. Explore the island of Sardinia, the romantic Isle of Capri and Sicily.
Sail down the Grand Canal into Venice, stand on the ramparts of the walled city of Dubrovnik, and marvel at the Parthenon in Athens or the spell-binding beauty of the myriad Greek Isles. History, architecture and ancient ruins abound from Istanbul to Ephesus to Kusadasi in Turkey. Take in the old and new in Haifa, Jerusalem in Israel and Alexandria in Egypt.
Your biggest difficulty planning a European cruise is narrowing down where you want to go.
A Western Mediterranean itinerary usually includes stops in Spain, Barcelona and Monaco, as well as Italy.
Eastern Mediterranean cruises encompass Italy, Croatia and Greece, and sometimes Turkey and Israel.
A Baltic Sea voyage brings you to Scandinavia and Russia; the Norwegian Fjords carry their own beauty.
Don’t forget about British Isles cruises, which allow you to visit castles in England, Scotland and London.
For sun lovers, it’s hard to beat the Canary Islands.
Let our travel advisors help you plan the perfect trip to the Mediterranean.
Oceania Cruises®, the world’s only upper-premium cruise line, offers a winning combination of the superb cuisine, luxurious staterooms and suites, gracious and friendly service and extraordinary value. As the leader in destination cruising, Oceania Cruises sails to more than 330 ports in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, and the Americas aboard the elegant 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica and 1,250-guest Marina.
Once sailed by explorers of the Viking Age, the Baltic is home to a myriad of cultures, languages and storied pasts. The northernmost region of Europe encompasses the Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Most Baltic cruises overnight in glorious St. Petersburg, Russia; stops in historic Tallinn, Estonia, and Warenmude, Germany – gateway to Berlin – are also possible. The breathtaking Norwegian fjords represent a world all of its own.
Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Baltic Sea
There’s no better way to experience the history, the landmarks and the culture of Europe than with our European cruise vacations.
Step on board one of our award winning ships embarking from six convenient cities that are amazing destinations within themselves.
Offering more than 190 sailings traveling to 65 ports of call in 24 countries and 3 continents, we give you the best to choose from.
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is filled with canals, cobbled squares and copper spires.
But don’t let the historic appearance fool you. This is also Scandinavia’s most cosmopolitan city.
Certainly you can relive medieval times in The Latin Quarter, but you can also enjoy some of Europe’s finest shopping, museums, cafes and nightlife prior to your cruise around the Baltics.
Laced by an ingenious network of waterways and bridges strung between a freshwater lake and the sea, Stockholm is easily seen on foot or by waterway cruise.
Its gabled old townhouses peer over cobblestone streets, while its magnificent 17th-century palace sits watching over the harbor.
Founded by the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has for centuries been the cultural center of Russia, with its spectacular architecture, Tchaikovsky operas and the famous Kirov ballet. It has undergone many changes over the decades, but “The Venice of the North” remains a dazzling cruise destination, a Russian city with a European flair, a city with more than 200 museums, and one of the largest English gardens in Europe!
Northern Europe is the summer 2017 home for Nautica, with a touch of the Mediterranean included, too.
One highlight is the 20-day Trail of the Vikings voyage, which sails round trip from London, with several stops in Greenland and Iceland.
Once winter arrives, Nautica will journey to Africa and Asia on a number of 15- to 30-day trips, beginning with the 30-day Marvels of Time cruise from Dubai to Cape Town.
A featured journey is the 30-day Indian Ocean Jubilee, a holiday voyage from Cape Town to cosmopolitan Singapore.
Marina spends summer and autumn in Europe, with a blend of Mediterranean sailings, as well.
Follow the Midnight Sun is an 11-day roundtrip voyage from London, cruising to the northern reaches of Norway.
Come wintertime, Marina will embark on a collection of 7- to 12-day Caribbean itineraries, such as the 10-day Cultural Mosaic cruise which calls on Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Santo Tomas, Guatemala.
The first half of 2017 and 2018, Insignia will sail on an epic Around the World in 180 Days voyage.
The eight segments that comprise the 180-day voyage will also be available for individual bookings.
Two of the many Insignia highlights include a 28-day transatlantic journey,Picturesque Pathways, which sails from Rome to Montreal and a 20-day Northeastern Quest that sails from Miami to Reykjavik, calling on an array of fascinating destinations in Iceland and Greenland.
The newest addition to the Oceania Cruises family, Sirena will spend most of the 2017 summer touring the breathtakingly beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Then, she’ll head as far north as Dublin, Ireland on the 12-day, Lisbon-to-Bilbao Kings & Kingdoms voyage,before making a trans-Atlantic.
Calling all wine connoisseurs – the OLife has just become even better for you. Recently announced, our new and exciting OLife Choice* amenity package includes free unlimited Internet, plus your choice of either free shore excursions, a free House Select beverage package or free shipboard credit. The House Select beverage package includes unlimited Champagne, wine and beer with lunch and dinner.
Regent Seven Seas Cruise
Sail in all-inclusive luxury to spectacular destinations around the world on Regent Seven Seas Cruises. As part of a $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment, the public spaces and suites will feature contemporary, elegant style, new artwork, and indisputable attention to detail.
Whichever ship you cruise aboard, you’ll find that space abounds, with all-suite accommodations ranging from 300 to nearly 4,000 square feet, complemented by a private furnished balcony (in 90 percent of the suites on Navigator).
Yet with all this room, there is still an air of intimacy, one of the hallmarks of cruising aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ intimate, luxurious ships.
The most inclusive luxury experience at sea, from free roundtrip airfare, specialty dining, and prepaid gratuities to unlimited shore excursions in every port.
Encounter South America’s ever-changing landscapes in a continent of sublime contrasts.
Silver-blue Chilean Fjords give way to lush, emerald Amazon rain forests.
The searing hot rhythms of Buenos Aires and Rio’s Copacabana echo the shaded cool whisper of Peru’s colonial Spanish cathedrals.
The mechanical marvel of the Panama Canal passage stands with the natural wonder of Iguazú Falls draped in rainbows.
Here is fire and ice, the wild pampas, indigo mountains at the bottom of the world, ancient empires in the clouds, and the down-to-earth pleasures of vibrant, inviting ports.
Half a world away, ancient dragons, exotic jade landscapes and the dynamic cities of the Pacific Rim await.
Discover the definitive Down Under as you cruise New Zealand’s dramatic Milford Sound, gem of Fiordland National Park, explore Sydney, with the graceful billowing sails of its famed Opera House.
Timeless Asia beckons from India’s temples and spice-scented bazaars to Bali, ‘the most beautiful place on earth,’ from the prehistoric denizens of Komodo to the sights and tastes of multicultural Singapore.
Jasmine-scented landscapes and contemplative temples meld into memories for a lifetime.
Always wanted to visit Asia but are nervous about the language barrier? Are you curious about the Middle East but nervous about country customs?
A cruise is one of the best ways to see the most exotic and foreign destinations in the world in an easy way.
Itineraries offer calls at major cities and picturesque villages, all of which will be regional highlights, so you don’t have to do the research on the best places to visit in an unfamiliar destination.
If you’re uncomfortable with independent sightseeing in a new locale, simply take a ship’s tour with English-speaking guides.
Silversea’s Cruise Line
SMALL AND INTIMATE LUXURY SHIPS
Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable.
All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service,and most include private verandas.
Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line.
Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore.
And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the furthermost boundaries of the planet.
Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.
Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses
Even for the most experienced traveler, the Far East can’t fail to fascinate. Here you can still glimpse the truly exotic — gilded shrines and floating markets, sampans in mist-shrouded harbours, harvested rice left to dry in the sun. But equally fascinating is the juxtaposition of the new and the old: skyscrapers toweringover stone-carved temples: bullet trains speeding past rice paddies and tea plantations.
See the magnificent splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet.
Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its reclining 230-foot-long Buddha statue, which was completed in1966.
Rising up from the Royal Lake, Karaweik Hall was built in the shape of the mythical Karaweik bird.
The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over 2,000 years ago.
Opened in 1906 and located near the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the Yangon Zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals from around the world.
Leave the hustle and bustle of urban life behind on a tranquil walk through an ethereal bamboo forest in Kyoto.
Immerse yourself in fascinating history, exotic cultures and stunning natural beauty during an extended journey spanning the world’s continents that’s as unforgettable as it is relaxing.
Fulfill your life-long dreams of visiting the world’s most sought-after destinations – in one seamless journey!
Wake up each morning at a new port full of possibilities as you work your way through your travel bucket list.
World Cruising has been increasing in popularity in recent years.
More lines have been announcing world voyages, Crystal, Silver Sea, Holland America, Oceania, Cunard and Princess (P&O) and some — like Cunard and P&O Cruises — even run two or more a year.
One irony about world cruises is that most actually don’t really sail fully around the globe. But these one-third-of-a-year or longer voyages do offer passengers a chance to see a widely varied portfolio of diverse cultures — all wrapped into one sailing.
And even those folks who can’t commit to the full trip can participate through an increasingly popular option in which you can buy a “segment,” ranging from a week to more than a month.
World Cruises typically begin in January and end in March, April or May. However, every now and then, there’s an anomaly, so be on the lookout if you want something a bit different.
Call us today for more information on any one of these once-in-a-lifetime cruises!
A Full World Cruise remains one of the world’s great travel experiences.
Lasting from 89 to 132 nights a Cunard World Voyage represents one of life’s great travel adventures. The magic of travelling among the world’s iconic destinations on board some of the world’s most luxurious ships simply cannot be matched.
It’s a vacation choice that offers the opportunity to explore everything from bustling metropolises to remote villages over the course of more than three months, all from the comfort of your ship.
Our three Queens all set sail in January, bound for different parts of the globe – each promising an unforgettable journey that will take in many of the world’s most iconic destinations. To spend three months or more seeking out incredible places always creates a reason for excitement. Along the way on each of our World Cruises, you’ll encounter extraordinary destinations like San Francisco, Hong Kong, the Great Barrier Reef and many other fascinating destinations.
Each itinerary is filled with a sense of adventure and the thrill of exploring the unknown – from bustling markets in world cities to local delights off the beaten track – enhanced by the comfort in which you arrive. What’s more, the attention our ships frequently receive creates an extra sense of occasion, right around the globe, with you right at the centre of the excitement.
No matter where you choose to explore, you can be sure of an experience like no other, where pampering and luxury await after a busy day exploring and where your favorite cocktail or bottle of wine is waiting for you at dinner.
Nha Trang, Vietnam
With a population of 300,000 Nha Trang still retains its small town atmosphere and is well known for the friendliness of the locals.
Shanghai’s attractions are legendary, from exquisite temples and superb museums to a stroll along the Bund with its elegant 19th-century European architecture.
The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the famed cities of Wuxi and Suzhou.
Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards.
On a fine day savour an awe inspiring cable car ride up Table Mountain. Perhaps make the poignant tour of Robben Island or take a cultural trip to Stellenbosch and its surrounding wine lands.
Oceania Cruises – Grand Voyages
Some regions beg for further exploration, and with our Grand Voyages and Extended Journeys, you can see as much of the world as you wish.
If you’re torn between the sunny Greek Isles and the alluring French and Italian rivieras, you can experience them both on these voyages, which often highlight multiple regions.
Go on safari in South Africa, ponder the pagodas of Thailand, and take in astonishing city views from the soaring skyscrapers of China.
Along the way, unwind with leisurely days at sea and dine on exquisite cuisine.
Experience more of Your World.
Catering to guests that yearn to explore the far reaches of this vast and wonderful world, Oceania Cruises has designed two epic voyages that can fulfill every traveler’s grandest dream.
From magnificent cities and quaint coastal towns to soaring mountains and island paradises, Insignia will be your lavish home away from home for 180 extraordinary days.
Discover all of the world’s greatest wonders on these unforgettable journeys, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
New England and Canada cruises offer sophisticated, eye-catching ports of call. Take in the sights of the Atlantic Ocean coast, enjoy whale watching, and see the beautiful fall foliage. Newport, Portland and Bar Harbor are quaint towns with lighthouses and crab shacks. Explore Canada’s Maritime Provinces, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Finally, immerse yourself in French Canada with stops in Quebec’s cities and countryside.
Along the coastline of Canada & New England is where the deep-blue sea meets rich autumn hues.
Witness the changing fall foliage, one of nature’s amazing spectacles. It’s also where you’ll travel back to the Gilded Age and explore Bar Harbor, an opulent summer retreat built for the 19th-century elite.
Québec City’s iconic Chateau Frontenac is where you’ll find the best views of the Saint Lawrence River. And be sure to save an afternoon for a true “downeast” lobster bake.
If there is one season that Mother Nature loves to flaunt, it’s fall. And there’s no better view of this amazing spectacle than on our Canada & New England cruises. Add our award winning restaurants, casinos, and entertainment and you’ll have a vacation of a lifetime.
Saint John’s history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire that have all contributed to making Saint John the greatest little city in the east. Be sure to look for your ship in the port against the beauty of the Bay of Fundy from Fort Howe lookout.
Quebec City lies on the Saint Lawrence River and is divided by steep bluffs into Upper Town – which includes the old quarter – and Lower Town.
Perched atop Cap-Diamant, the old quarter is the only walled city in North America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cruises to Corner Brook, Newfoundland
This corner of the world has been visited by many, beginning with the Maritime Archaic Indians 3,500 years ago. Since that time Eskimos, Portuguese, Basques and Captain James Cook have frequented the area. Today, Corner Brook is a modern, city nestled among scenic hills near the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax, the world’s second-largest natural harbor.
This beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital and was founded in 1749. Take steps through history and climb to The Citadel to witness the Old Town Clock.
Cruises To Gaspsie
Located in eastern Quebec, Canada, the Gaspe Peninsula is renowned as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the diverse landscape here, from stunning national parks, mountains and meadows to rugged cliffs lining the Atlantic coast, teeming with wildlife habitats.
Between the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, Australia is extraordinarily diverse in terms of its geography, wildlife, and climate, with deserts, mountains and rainforests (not to mention those beloved Koala bears). Hardly limited to wilderness, however, Australia boasts urban cultural in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the Great Barrier Reef. Famous as the set of the Lord of the Rings movies, New Zealand has unparalleled natural beauty, as well as adventure sports and outstanding wine.
Australia-Miles of pristine beaches, an amazing array of wildlife and the laidback Aussie way of life make Australia the perfect place to unwind.
Relax beachside and watch surfers practice a treasured national past time. Or grab a surfboard and join in. Venture into the outback for close encounters with kangaroos and wombat sightings. Discover aboriginal culture and explore a vibrant history steeped in British influence.
Australia’s only tropical capital city, Darwin is rich in culture and ethnically diverse. While the Northern Territory boasts some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet, the city’s innovative museums celebrate the city’s past and the galleries showcase the region’s rich indigenous art.
For a tamer experience, enjoy the city’s wonderful gardens, or browse for authentic Aboriginal art pieces and crafts and take a little piece of Australia home with you.
This laidback town on the Coral Sea is the perfect base for exploring the spectacular archipelago of the Whitsunday Islands and the aquatic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Village life revolves around nature, the beach and sea. Explore the world’s largest collection of corals, coral sponges and mollusks. Covered by lush landscape and bordered by gorgeous beaches and coral-laden waters.
Brisbane has the culture and skyline of a major metropolis without attitude — with great nature and beaches nearby. Opt for urban explorations or head to the hills, rainforest or renowned Gold Coast for other types of experiences.
Celebrity Solstice® is one of our more decorated ships at sea. So it’s no wonder that it’s full of “firsts.” Like the first Lawn Club at sea. The first Hot Glass Show. Some other things that set the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship apart are its specialty restaurants.
Our passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world. But staterooms and specialty restaurants are only part of this ship’s charm. Celebrity Solstice also has the Canyon Ranch Spa Club® and fitness center, where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments or push yourself in a workout with one of our trainers. If only life on land was as good as life on Celebrity Solstice.
New Zealand and the South Pacific islands for an extraordinary vacation like no other. Have an in-depth look at the best adventures this side of the southern hemisphere. Ports of call include enchanting destinations like Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, Christchurch, Tasmania, Fiji and more. If you’ve ever dreamed of an exotic cruise to the South Pacific, it has just come true…..Explore miles of beautiful golden sand and azure waters at some of the most fantastic beaches as you visit locations like Brisbane, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand.
Paradise is a reality when you discover the Bay of Islands, where you can swim with dolphins and immerse yourself in the myth and legends of the Maori in Waitangi.
On the Radiance Class with Royal Caribbean, even when you’re indoors, you’re outdoors. Because these beauties are made of acres of glass – so you enjoy more sun, more views, even in glass elevators that face the sea. You’ll always have your next adventure in sight, from rock climbing to mini golfing, poolside movies to a variety of delicious restaurants. Plus, you can choose from eight different dining experiences, ranging from casual eats at Boardwalk Doghouse, to the family-style Italian fare at Giovanni’s Table, to the sizzling skewers of Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse.
Wellington embraces its reputation as a cool “little” capital. Downtown is compact but there’s no shortage of big-city culture. The charm extends to the surrounding green hillsides while countryside and rugged coast are within easy reach.
The seaside town of Picton is your base for exploring the beautiful scenery, pristine waters and wildlife of the Marlborough Sounds. A short drive brings you to sunny Blenheim, heart of Marlborough’s acclaimed wine region.
Experience the natural settings by taking an adventurous hike. Embrace these charming shores, rent kayaks, water skis, or breaststroke all afternoon. Set on a beautiful harbor, Akaroa is a quaint resort town with unique French heritage. It’s your gateway to Christchurch and amazing South Island nature, from the volcanic Banks Peninsula to the mountains of the Southern Alps.
You can only experience the grand scenery and tranquility of this magnificent fjord by boat. Doubtful Sound sustains an amazing array of wildlife. In the rainy season, its steep hills are covered with hundreds of waterfalls.
The Maori believed a divine mason carved Milford Sound. The fjord is a geological wonder of the ice age, where waterfalls cascade over sheer cliffs into the dark waters below and mountains dominated by Mitre Peak reach toward the sky.