120
Nights
06 Jan
2020

Grand Round The World Cruise 2020

Cruise & Maritime Voyages Columbus

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Day 1 - Mon 06 Jan 2020
Tilbury, England, United Kingdom
The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury is London's only deep water purpose-built cruise facility, situated at the gateway to London, just 22 nautical miles down river from Tower Bridge.

Cruise Details

What's included:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Most meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most entertainment aboard the vessel

What's not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty restaurant fees
  • Some beverages
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities/service fees
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments

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Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
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06 Jan 2020
    Tilbury, England, United Kingdom
The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury is London's only deep water purpose-built cruise facility, situated at the gateway to London, just 22 nautical miles down river from Tower Bridge.
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07 Jan 2020
  12:00am Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch engineering-its dams, sea gates, and the 19-mile dyke walling out the Zuider Zee-prevent this low-lying country from being reclaimed by the North Sea. The marsh that originally surrounded Amsterdam has steadily disappeared beneath the expanding city, where many of the buildings are supported by an estimated five million wood caissons driven into the mire. Vibrant, fascinating and always alive, Amsterdam is imbued with the quality the Dutch call "gezelligheid." Explore the city's 700-year-old streets, marvel at its stepped-gable houses, cruise down its bustling canals, and browse its colourful flower markets.
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08 Jan 2020
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09 Jan 2020
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10 Jan 2020
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11 Jan 2020
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12 Jan 2020
  12:00am Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Surrounded by the blue Atlantic, the Azores bring you a chain of nine spectacular islands that will capture your senses like few other places can. Often described as the tip of the lost continent of Atlantis, this picturesque countryside is incredibly fertile and supports a dazzling variety of flowers and natural vegetation. The warm climate and ample rainfall sustain a bustling agriculture that often brings farmers three or four crops per year.
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13 Jan 2020
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14 Jan 2020
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15 Jan 2020
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16 Jan 2020
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17 Jan 2020
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18 Jan 2020
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19 Jan 2020
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20 Jan 2020
  12:00am Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Curacao boasts a landscape that is dramatic, stark, and volcanic. In contrast, Willemstad, the capital, seems a cozy Dutch haven with its neat row houses. And while those gabled and tiled roofs illustrate the island's heritage, the bright, pastel houses speak pure Caribbean. Islanders themselves reflect this same colourful contrast: over 50 different nationalities have come to call Curacao their home.
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21 Jan 2020
At Sea
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22 Jan 2020
  12:00am Cartagena, Spain
Cartagena is an ancient port - the city served as Hannibal's Spanish headquarters during the 2nd Punic War with Rome. The city remained a major trading port under the Romans and the Moors. Today, Cartagena is Spain's principal naval establishment and the site of an annual international maritime festival. The city is also your gateway to the Costa Calida, a region that boasts some of Spain's mildest weather along with 175 miles of beaches.
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23 Jan 2020
  12:00am Colon, Panama
Colon is the second largest city in Panama, situated on the Atlantic coast at the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal. It was made a duty-free port in 1953 and is the world's largest Free Trade Zone outside Hong Kong. The colourful history of this Caribbean province is shaped by stories of scavenging pirates lurking in these waters, and gold rush 49ers braving the Panama jungles to seek riches in California. Today, tourists are the bargain hunters in Colon, and there is great shopping and savings to be explored.
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24 Jan 2020
  12:00am Transit Panama Canal, At Sea, Panama
Panama Canal
Considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world, it's not surprising that travellers across the globe aspire to one day witness this marvel of engineering up close. The result of several nations' historic efforts, a Panama Canal cruise is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, best experienced by sailing through on an unforgettable cruise. Whether you appreciate the miraculous engineering that went into the making of the Panama Canal or the thrill of cruising a historically significant region of the world. The massive locks control the level of water in the Panama Canal enabling ships to pass through this 51-mile "water bridge". This entire trip takes about nine hours. Ships are lifted and lowered a total of 170 feet as they pass from the Caribbean to the Pacific, crossing over the Isthmus of Panama and straight through the Continental Divide.
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25 Jan 2020
At Sea
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26 Jan 2020
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27 Jan 2020
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28 Jan 2020
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29 Jan 2020
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30 Jan 2020
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31 Jan 2020
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01 Feb 2020
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02 Feb 2020
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03 Feb 2020
  12:00am Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
Wild and untamed, born of volcanic fire, these isles are the ancient home of architect-builders who created great me'ae (ceremonial walls) - and today home to tattooists, sailors and sculptors. Step ashore to discover French Polynesia at its pristine, natural best.
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04 Feb 2020
At Sea
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05 Feb 2020
  12:00am Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Immortalized by Gauguin's paintings, Tahiti is much more than an island; it's a state of mind. Papeete, capital of Tahiti, is the chief port and trading centre. It's also a provocateur luring people to her shores. Today the island is a charming blend of Polynesian "joie de vivre" and Gallic sophistication. But venture out from Papeete, and you'll find a landscape of rugged mountains, lush rain forests, cascading waterfalls and deserted beaches.
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06 Feb 2020
  12:00am Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
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07 Feb 2020
  12:00am Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Majestic mountains sculpted by ancient volcanoes, a shimmering lagoon and a barrier reef dotted with tiny motu, or islets - welcome to Bora Bora, perhaps the most stunning island in the South Pacific. Only 4,600 people live a seemingly idyllic lifestyle in the main villages of Vaitape, Anau and Faanui. No wonder those generations of travellers - including novelist James Michener - regarded Bora Bora as an earthly paradise.
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08 Feb 2020
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09 Feb 2020
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10 Feb 2020
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11 Feb 2020
  12:00am
The International Date Line is an imaginary line extending from the North Pole to the South Pole through the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the 180th meridian of longitude, and is used to designate the beginning of each calendar day. As you know, each adjacent time zone on the map has an hour time difference. However, at the International Date Line, +12 hours and -12 hours meet, bringing about a 24-hour time change. So while a person standing just to the west of the line may be celebrating Christmas Eve at 6 pm, someone just to the east will already be sitting down to Christmas dinner on December 25th. Therefore, when your ship crosses this line heading west, a day is added, and while crossing in an easterly direction, a day is subtracted. Crossing the International Date Line has long been a rite of passage for sailors, who often must participate in a line-crossing ceremony to become part of the sacred "Order of the Golden Dragon", an honorary naval fraternity.
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12 Feb 2020
  12:00am Nuku Alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa is the laidback capital of the small, picturesque nation of Tonga, aptly named 'The Friendly Islands' by explorer Captain Cook. If your idea of Pacific Nirvana includes picture-perfect beaches, swaying palms and cerulean waters brimming with tropical fish and coral, this is your port.
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13 Feb 2020
At Sea
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14 Feb 2020
  12:00am Suva, Fiji
The Fiji archipelago is at the crossroads of the South Pacific, with 333 islands for an exciting adventure or peaceful repose. The northwest region, where the sun shines almost every day and a tropical shower ends as quickly as it began, is home to the majority of the resorts. Built around a reef protected natural harbour, Suva, with its colonial buildings nestled alongside modern commercial venues, parks and a residential sprawl, is the home of nearly half of Fiji's urban population.
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15 Feb 2020
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16 Feb 2020
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17 Feb 2020
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18 Feb 2020
  12:00am Tauranga, New Zealand
The "Bay of Plenty" was named by Captain Cook after the prosperous Maori villages of the region generously replenished his supplies. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber centre and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand's primary tourist attraction
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19 Feb 2020
  12:00am Auckland, New Zealand
Shop along the picturesque waterfront of this ever-expanding city, home to one-third of the country's population. From museums housing Maori artefacts to extinct volcanic peaks, this pedestrian-friendly city is the perfect combination of nature and commerce.
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20 Feb 2020
At Sea
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21 Feb 2020
  12:00am Wellington, New Zealand
From the top of Mt. Victoria, New Zealand's capital lies at your feet. It is a stunning vista of forested peninsulas, with a bustling waterfront, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian architecture. Despite its steep hills, the city can easily be explored on foot. Wellington is also home to many museums, gardens, winding streets and even a cable car. Many travellers compare it to San Francisco.
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22 Feb 2020
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23 Feb 2020
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24 Feb 2020
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25 Feb 2020
  12:00am Sydney, Australia
This "capital of the Pacific rim" offers a myriad of sights, such as the world-famous Opera House, incredible Sydney Harbour, and the golden sands of Bondi Beach to name just a few. You'll need a couple days extra to explore them all. For envious photos, don't miss the superb views from the nearby Blue Mountains or the Harbour Bridge. And if you really want to experience the land Down Under, duck into a local pub for some meat pies, Australia beer and good conversation with the friendly locals.
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26 Feb 2020
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27 Feb 2020
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28 Feb 2020
  12:00am Hamilton Island, At Sea, Australia
One of the Whitsunday Islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island features coral reefs, sparkling beaches and clear blue-green waters. Take an excursion to view the wonders of the reef or visit the Koala Gallery Wildlife Experience and see kangaroos, koalas, wombats and crocodiles up close. Or simply wander the soft sand beaches and take in the tropical views.
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29 Feb 2020
At Sea
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01 Mar 2020
  12:00am Yorkeys Knob, Australia
The Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns is one of Australia's hottest vacation hubs. The laidback city enjoys summer temperatures year-round, alleviated by balmy breezes blowing in off Trinity Bay. Cairns' wide, tree-lined esplanades and busy waterfront are perfect for promenading, and there's plenty to do around town.
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02 Mar 2020
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03 Mar 2020
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04 Mar 2020
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05 Mar 2020
  12:00am Madang, Papua New Guinea
Located on the northern coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, Madang is your gateway to the visually dramatic Madang Province. Home to the country's highest peaks, lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and diverse cultures, Madang is a traveler's paradise. Snorkel colourful and pristine coral reefs; experience native life and centuries-old traditions in local villages; and wonder through the Balek Wildlife Sanctuary in search of rare animal and plant life.
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06 Mar 2020
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07 Mar 2020
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08 Mar 2020
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09 Mar 2020
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10 Mar 2020
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11 Mar 2020
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12 Mar 2020
  12:00am Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan
Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. That changed in the early 17th century after Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun. Edo became the centre of political power in Japan, a position the city retained even after the restoration of Imperial rule in 1866. Contemporary Tokyo may be the most astonishing city on earth. It's a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza - an international shopping mecca - stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Tokyo provides the traveller with a dizzying experience.
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13 Mar 2020
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14 Mar 2020
  12:00am Kagoshima, Japan
Located on the southwest tip of Kyushu, Japan's third largest island, this seaside city is the capital of Kagoshima and lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsular mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs, geysers and golf courses. Kagoshima features dramatic coastlines, national parks, volcanic mountains, and historic castles and temples. Tour an active volcano and feast your eyes on the giant daikon (Japanese radish), which grow unusually large due to the volcanic soil. Go for a scenic hike and then rejuvenate in the medicinal steam baths.
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15 Mar 2020
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16 Mar 2020
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17 Mar 2020
  12:00am Tianjin, Beijing, Japan
Literally the "Northern Capital," Beijing has been the seat of power in China since the days of Kublai Khan. At the heart of this immense, fascinating metropolis is the Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of palaces, pavilions and courtyards where the Emperor ruled from his Dragon Throne. Even the most seasoned travellers will experience a sense of awe as they approach the Forbidden City's 25-feet high walls and enter through the magnificent Meridian Gate, a symbol of the sun at its zenith - and of imperial power and splendour.
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18 Mar 2020
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19 Mar 2020
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20 Mar 2020
  12:00am Shanghai, China
Shanghai is one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the Earth, home to over 13 million people. The streets are packed with people, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet, serenity can always be found; be it a class practicing Tai Chi in a park or the peaceful repose of the city's fabled jade Buddha.
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21 Mar 2020
At Sea
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22 Mar 2020
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23 Mar 2020
  12:00am Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Skyscrapers form a glistening forest of steel and glass, junks and sampans ply the busy harbour waters, and the green, dragon-crested hills of Kowloon beckon. This is Hong Kong. Now a semi-autonomous region of China, Hong Kong has lost none of its excitement or exoticism. Explore the narrow streets crammed with vendors. In the duty-free capital of the world, the endless array of shops offer the visitor everything from hand-tailored suits and antique Chinese porcelain to the latest electronics.
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24 Mar 2020
  12:00am Qiongzhou Strait, China
Ship Deck
The Qiongzhou Strait, also called the Hainan Strait, is a body of water that separates the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong, southern China, to the north from Hainan Island to its south.
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25 Mar 2020
  12:00am Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay is one of the world's extraordinary scenic wonders. This World Heritage Site boasts a calm bay studded with over 3,000 dramatic limestone islands, islets and rock formations.
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26 Mar 2020
At Sea
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27 Mar 2020
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28 Mar 2020
  12:00am Phu My, Vietnam
Over a quarter of a century has passed since the Vietnam War ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading centre since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The air is filled with the cries of street hawkers and honking horns. Swarms of motorbikes buzz down the crowded streets balancing every sort of cargo imaginable, from clinging families to coops of live chickens. And everywhere, friendly faces and warm greetings meet you.
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29 Mar 2020
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30 Mar 2020
  12:00am Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Travel from here on an overland tour to the lost city of Angkor Wat, which is the finest example of Khmer architecture in existence with its 100 magnificent temples. Built to honour the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat is the world's largest religious complex, taking nearly 40 years to complete and using the manpower of some 50,000 artisans, workers and slaves.
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31 Mar 2020
  12:00am Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
This huge metropolis is home to more than eight million people. It's a magical place where graceful dancers perform in shimmering silk gowns, temples with gold-leaf spires harbour graceful Buddhas, and riverboats cruise a bewildering maze of canals. The only nation in Southeast Asia to escape colonial rule, Bangkok is the nation's commercial, cultural, and spiritual heart.
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01 Apr 2020
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02 Apr 2020
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03 Apr 2020
  12:00am Singapore, Singapore
The commercial centre of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rises, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, Victorian architecture, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. It is a melting pot of people and cultures, Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages; Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Ever fascinating, Singapore boasts diverse cultures, luxurious hotels, and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
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04 Apr 2020
  12:00am Port Klang, Malaysia
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05 Apr 2020
  12:00am Penang, Malaysia
Once a British Colony that was a major trading port for tea, spices, china and cloth, Penang is an island where European, Malaysian, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Chinese cultures met, melded, and flourished. Today, its capital, Georgetown, is a bustling cosmopolitan city that has managed to preserve its unique heritage and its exotic blend of cultures. Georgetown is perhaps the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. It boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses.
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06 Apr 2020
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07 Apr 2020
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08 Apr 2020
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09 Apr 2020
  12:00am Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is a land of primeval jungles inhabited by leopards and elephants, wondrous ruins of the great civilizations of ages past, and a modern city. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is where western technology meets the frenzy of a traditional Asian metropolis. As Ceylon, the island became famous for producing the world's finest teas. Bright fragrant spices, sparkling sapphires, and the colourful trappings of a variety of ceremonies and religious festivals make this a most rewarding destination for those who keep their eyes and ears open.
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10 Apr 2020
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11 Apr 2020
  12:00am Kochi (Cochin), India
Located on the Kerala coast, Kochi has been a major seaport and trading centre since before the days of the Roman Empire. Here, cultures from three continents met in trade, and this legacy is seen in the city's rich heritage. Kochi boasts a Portuguese church, a Dutch palace, an exquisite Synagogue, Chinese-style fishing nets, English Tudor-style mansions and old warehouses still bursting with spices and coir. Kochi is also your southern gateway to greater India. Formerly Cochin.
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12 Apr 2020
At Sea
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13 Apr 2020
  12:00am Mumbai, India
India's premier metropolis is a city of stark contrasts, modern towers of steel and glass stand next to stately stone edifices from the days of the Raj. Automobiles race down the crowded streets and everywhere one confronts the paradox of India. The commercial capital of the subcontinent, a large percentage of Mumbai's population lives in hutments without running water or electricity. Yet the fabled "Gateway of India" is a place of haunting beauty, from the marble serenity of the Jain Palace to the Elephanta Caves, where sculptures of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu were carved out of solid rock over a millennia ago.
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14 Apr 2020
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15 Apr 2020
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16 Apr 2020
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17 Apr 2020
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18 Apr 2020
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19 Apr 2020
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20 Apr 2020
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21 Apr 2020
  12:00am Safaga, Egypt
The port of Safaga has become a popular Egyptian seaside resort specializing in water sports and diving holidays. The unspoiled beaches and stiff breezes off the Red Sea made it the perfect site for the 1993 World Windsurfing Championships. But Safaga's real lure is being the gateway to Egypt's mighty and mysterious past, the great Temple of Karnak, the vast necropolis known as "The Valley of the Kings," the ruins of Luxor Temple, and Ramses II's great temple at Abu Simbel in Aswan.
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22 Apr 2020
  12:00am Aqaba, Petra, Jordan
Located in southern Jordan, Aqaba is a tourist's paradise, where the astonishingly blue Red Sea gives life to breathtaking coral reefs. The coastal city also serves as a gateway to Jordan's ancient wonders, including the revered city of Petra and historic sites in Wadi Rum.
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23 Apr 2020
At Sea
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24 Apr 2020
  12:00am Suez Canal, At Sea, Egypt
The Suez Canal is the world's greatest shortcut. Opened in 1869, it allowed ships to travel between Europe and Asia without having to navigate around Africa or traipse overland between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The canal's northern terminus is Port Said.
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25 Apr 2020
  12:00am Ashdod, Jerusalem/Bethlehem, Israel
Israel's largest sea port, Ashdod is your gateway to Jerusalem, a world-renowned city of great religious significance for the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. Ancient sites are scattered throughout the holy city, with the golden Dome of the Rock peeking out above its skyline.
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26 Apr 2020
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27 Apr 2020
  12:00am Piraeus, Greece
With its magnificent architecture, legendary cultural attractions and unparalleled place in history, this capital city known as "the cradle of Western civilization" is a must-see destination for world travellers. A captivating blend of the classical and the contemporary, Athens boasts some of the world's oldest and most renowned landmarks, and wears its ancient heritage proudly.
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28 Apr 2020
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29 Apr 2020
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30 Apr 2020
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01 May 2020
  12:00am Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Familiar to most as an adage for strength and permanence, the "Rock of Gibraltar" is a British colony less than three-square miles in area, and one of the most renowned strategic military strong points in the world. The existing ethnic mix of Spaniards, Moors, Arabs and British settlers in the area reflects the diversity of this valuable and eminent crossroad. And the experience of visiting the Rock of Gibraltar will remain with you for years to come, whether you're at the highest point of 1,396 feet or looking up from sea level.
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02 May 2020
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03 May 2020
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04 May 2020
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05 May 2020
  12:00am Tilbury, England, United Kingdom
The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury is London's only deep water purpose-built cruise facility, situated at the gateway to London, just 22 nautical miles down river from Tower Bridge.