85
Nights
29 Jan
2018

Callao to Southampton cruise

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch

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Day 1 - Mon 29 Jan 2018
Callao, Lima, Peru
In 1535, Francisco Pizarro labelled the open plains where Lima now stands as inhospitable. Despite the verdict of the great conquistador, Lima became the centre of imperial Spanish power, a "City of Kings" where 40 viceroys would rule as the direct representatives of the King of... Read More

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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29 Jan 2018
    Callao, Lima, Peru
In 1535, Francisco Pizarro labelled the open plains where Lima now stands as inhospitable. Despite the verdict of the great conquistador, Lima became the centre of imperial Spanish power, a "City of Kings" where 40 viceroys would rule as the direct representatives of the King of Spain. With independence in 1821, Lima became Peru's capital. Near Lima, one of the world's most desolate deserts is home to the famed drawings of Nazca. These drawings inspired Erik von Daniken's best-selling book "Chariots of the Gods." With mysteries seeming to be part of Peru's history, perhaps these "drawings" are in fact "the largest astronomy book in the world."
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30 Jan 2018
  12:00am Callao, Lima, Peru
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31 Jan 2018
  12:00am General San Martin, Peru
It offers a gateway to famous sights such as Nazca geoglyphs which were were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards. Nearby is the Paracas National Reserve, a sanctuary for seals, penguins, flamingos and dozens of other species of seabird.
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01 Feb 2018
At Sea
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02 Feb 2018
At Sea
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03 Feb 2018
At Sea
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04 Feb 2018
At Sea
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05 Feb 2018
At Sea
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06 Feb 2018
  12:00am Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
We craft monuments to our deities from materials close at hand. On Easter Island the monuments were moai, giant sculptures of ancestors, and the material was almost always tuff, solidified volcanic ash. Craftsmen worked the quarry at Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater at the centre of the island and teams of islanders would transport the sculptures to locations all around the island using a method that is still a mystery. After centuries of neglect, the moai are today protected in Rapa Nui National Park, which is honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise visitors can climb up to the craters at Rano Raraku or Rano Kau or drive along the coast. You'll see moai everywhere.
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07 Feb 2018
At Sea
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08 Feb 2018
At Sea
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09 Feb 2018
  12:00am Pitcairn Island, United Kingdom
Lying below the tropic of Capricorn, halfway between New Zealand and the Americas, the Pitcairn Island group is surely one of the most remotely inhabited in the world. A well deserved title, indeed, Pitcairn Island is the final resting place of the H.M.S. Bounty and its mutineers. Later, Pitcairn became the first Pacific island to become a British colony. Today it remains a breathtakingly beautiful retreat from the world.
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10 Feb 2018
At Sea
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11 Feb 2018
At Sea
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12 Feb 2018
At Sea
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13 Feb 2018
  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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14 Feb 2018
  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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15 Feb 2018
At Sea
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16 Feb 2018
  12:00am Rarotonga, Cook Islands
According to Captain James Cook, who gave his name to these islands, you are arriving at the most detached parts of the earth. Far from the hustle and bustle of the modern world with some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Pacific, Rarotonga is a bewitching blend of craggy mountains, dense jungle and glorious bone-white beaches.
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17 Feb 2018
At Sea
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19 Feb 2018
  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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20 Feb 2018
At Sea
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21 Feb 2018
At Sea
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22 Feb 2018
  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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23 Feb 2018
  12:00am Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand's early settlers.
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24 Feb 2018
At Sea
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25 Feb 2018
At Sea
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26 Feb 2018
At Sea
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27 Feb 2018
  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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28 Feb 2018
  12:00am Sydney, Australia
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01 Mar 2018
At Sea
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02 Mar 2018
  12:00am Brisbane, Australia
Once considered the "country cousin" of Australia's cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third largest metropolis. Lying on the banks of the Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also the gateway to adventures with a uniquely Australian flavour, whether it is to a wildlife park, the rain-forested Mount Tamborine plateau, or the dazzling beaches of Queensland's fabled Gold Coast.
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03 Mar 2018
At Sea
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04 Mar 2018
  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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05 Mar 2018
  12:00am Great Barrier Reef, At Sea, Australia
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06 Mar 2018
  12:00am Great Barrier Reef, At Sea, Australia
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07 Mar 2018
At Sea
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08 Mar 2018
At Sea
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09 Mar 2018
  12:00am Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
The quirky outpost of Darwin boasts museums, botanical gardens and the Adelaide River home to the famous jumping crocodiles. It's a place where memories are born and adventure is a given. Closer to Indonesia than any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the region known locally as the "Top End," the vast Northern Territory. Darwin is home to more than half of the territory's population, and the city and its people reflect the rugged individualism that comes from living in the harsh Outback.
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10 Mar 2018
At Sea
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11 Mar 2018
At Sea
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12 Mar 2018
  12:00am Komodo, Indonesia
"Here be dragons", the motto emblazoned on maps of old to designate lands and seas unknown, is in this case correct. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest living lizard, and can be found only within Komodo National Park, of which this island is a part. A monitor lizard, it can reach a length of ten feet, weigh more than 150 pounds (10 stone), and live for over 50 years. Komodo also has a particularly rich marine life, with some 200 of species of reef building corals, hundreds of varieties of tropical fish, and whales, dolphins, and sea turtles too.
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13 Mar 2018
At Sea
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14 Mar 2018
At Sea
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15 Mar 2018
At Sea
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16 Mar 2018
  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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17 Mar 2018
  12:00am Port Kelang , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
From once a huddle of kampongs in the trackless jungle, Kuala Lumpur has grown into a fascinating metropolis. Steel and glass towers stand side by side with graceful stone colonial buildings and mosques adorned with slender minarets. As cosmopolitan in architecture as it is in cultures, Malaysia is a multicultural nation of Malays, Chinese, Arabs, Hindus, Eurasians and Europeans. From Port Kelang, take a scenic drive to the "Malaysian Garden City" of Kuala Lumpur.
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18 Mar 2018
At Sea
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19 Mar 2018
At Sea
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20 Mar 2018
  12:00am Yangon, Mayanmar
This low-rise down-town consists of leafy avenues and quite a lot of colonial architecture, for a small town feel despite a population of about 6 million. From almost anywhere you are in Yangon, you will see the great gilded dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda hovering over you protectively, and a visit will introduce you not only to one of the Asia's great religious sites, but to the daily life of the Burmese people, who come often to make their devotions, but also to spend time with friends, or sit in quiet contemplation. Kipling called it a "golden mystery", and it is indeed capable of casting a spell on all who visit. Yangon also known as Rangoon
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21 Mar 2018
  12:00am Yangon, Mayanmar
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22 Mar 2018
  12:00am Yangon, Mayanmar
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23 Mar 2018
At Sea
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24 Mar 2018
At Sea
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25 Mar 2018
At Sea
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26 Mar 2018
At Sea
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27 Mar 2018
  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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28 Mar 2018
At Sea
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29 Mar 2018
  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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30 Mar 2018
At Sea
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31 Mar 2018
At Sea
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01 Apr 2018
At Sea
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02 Apr 2018
At Sea
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03 Apr 2018
At Sea
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04 Apr 2018
At Sea
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05 Apr 2018
At Sea
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06 Apr 2018
  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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07 Apr 2018
  12:00am Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
On the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, snorkellers and divers will revel amidst reefs swirling with tropical fish; almost as bright are the stalls of Bedouin handicrafts back on dry land.
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08 Apr 2018
  12:00am Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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08 Apr 2018
  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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09 Apr 2018
  12:00am Suez Canal, At Sea, Egypt
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10 Apr 2018
  12:00am Alexandria, Egypt
Alexander the Great travelled to Egypt after conquering Greece and selected a small fishing village in the Mediterranean for his new capital, Alexandria. It's now Egypt's second largest city, and a juxtaposition of modern influences and ancient culture.
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11 Apr 2018
At Sea
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12 Apr 2018
  12:00am Kusadasi, Turkey
Kusadasi is a bustling successful port that provides excellent access to the extraordinary remains at Ephesus. In Ephesus, enter the magnificent site of the Ancient City at the Magnesia Gate. Whilst Ephesus is now deserted and in ruins, the past glories come to life as the impressive array of temples, agoras, porticoes and fountains come into view. Of particular interest are the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre.
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13 Apr 2018
  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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14 Apr 2018
At Sea
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15 Apr 2018
  12:00am Straits of Messina, At Sea, Italy
Straits Of Messina
The Strait of Messina is the narrow passage between the eastern tip of Sicily and the western tip of Calabria in the south of Italy. It connects the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north with the Ionian Sea to the south, within the central Mediterranean. At its narrowest point, between Torre Faro and Villa San Giovanni, it measures 3.1 km in width, though near the town of Messina the width is some 5.1 km and maximum depth is 250 m.
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16 Apr 2018
  12:00am Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
A renaissance fort guards the harbour of Civitavecchia, gateway to Rome - one of the world's greatest cities. From its inception in 753 B.C. to the days of its decline, Rome has been the focal point for many of the world's greatest artists, architects, rulers and philosophers.
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17 Apr 2018
  12:00am Livorno, Italy
Livorno is the gateway to glorious Tuscany. Visit Florence - the cradle of the Renaissance - home to the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Here the Medici fostered a city-state whose cultural legacy is as great as classical Athens. Giants like Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo infused the West with a new creative spirit. Then there is Pisa, Florence's rival for political power. Pisa, a brash, commercial seafaring town rivalled the great maritime powers of Venice and Genoa. The city was a leader in art and architecture second only to Florence.
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18 Apr 2018
At Sea
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19 Apr 2018
At Sea
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20 Apr 2018
  12:00am Malaga, Spain
Its privileged location has attracted travellers, merchants, artists and explorers that have left their mark on what is now a cosmopolitan, relaxed and hospitable city. Malaga has an attractive old quarter by its cathedral, two forts, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, that offer fine views, gardens and museums, and good shopping on its bustling 'avenidas'. It is the gateway to the beaches of Torremolinos, the exclusive clubs and marina of Marbella, Puerto Banus and the hill village of Mijas.
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21 Apr 2018
At Sea
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22 Apr 2018
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23 Apr 2018
At Sea
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24 Apr 2018
  12:00am Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.