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29 Jan
2021

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Austral...

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch

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Day 1 - Fri 29 Jan 2021
Havana, Cuba
'The most beautiful land ever seen,' said Columbus in 1492, and even today Cuba's 2,000 miles of tropical coastline, 300 beaches that melt into amazingly clear seas, and lush mountain interior will lead many visitors to concur!

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 2021
    Havana, Cuba
'The most beautiful land ever seen,' said Columbus in 1492, and even today Cuba's 2,000 miles of tropical coastline, 300 beaches that melt into amazingly clear seas, and lush mountain interior will lead many visitors to concur!
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30 Jan 2021
At Sea
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31 Jan 2021
At Sea
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01 Feb 2021
  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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02 Feb 2021
  12:00am Panama Canal, Panama
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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03 Feb 2021
At Sea
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04 Feb 2021
  12:00am Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
It's hard to throw a stick in Costa Rica and not have it hit a national park. The city of Puerto Caldera, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, has a number of them within easy reach for cruise visitors. Just to the south, Carara is a mecca for birders, especially those chasing the scarlet macaw. Poas Volcano is inland, and rises to nearly 9,000 feet. See it before it blows again. Grab your hiking boots and a pair of binoculars. It's all a feast, wherever you go.
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05 Feb 2021
At Sea
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06 Feb 2021
At Sea
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14 Feb 2021
  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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15 Feb 2021
At Sea
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16 Feb 2021
  12:00am Fakarava Atoll, French Polynesia
Description coming soon
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17 Feb 2021
  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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18 Feb 2021
  12:00am Raiatea, French Polynesia
Considered the second largest island in French Polynesia, Raiatea is situated approximately 120 miles northwest of Tahiti. For the Polynesian "Maohi," ancestor of today's Tahitian, Raiatea was known as "Sacred Havai'i" and was the centre of royalty, religion, culture and history. The principal village is Uturoa, with a population of over 10,000. This bustling port town features a colourful market and arts and crafts shops along the waterfront. Raiatea is currently undergoing a renaissance, with special attention being given to preserve the island's rich culture and heritage.
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19 Feb 2021
  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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20 Feb 2021
At Sea
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21 Feb 2021
At Sea
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23 Feb 2021
At Sea
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24 Feb 2021
  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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25 Feb 2021
At Sea
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26 Feb 2021
  12:00am Savusavu, Fiji
Savusavu boasts one of the most spectacular harbours in the South Pacific. Its serene waters are dotted with islands. Rugged volcanic ridges, their slopes covered in rainforest, tower above the coastal plains. Coconut palms and old copra plantations line the southern shore. Strolling through the streets of Savusavu town, the visitor feels as if he or she has stepped back in time to the Fiji of old. Life here seems to move at a more serene pace. No wonder the international yachting set has made Savusavu one of the Pacific's top destinations.
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27 Feb 2021
At Sea
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28 Feb 2021
  12:00am Mystery Island, Vanuatu
You'll love the tiny and picture perfect Mystery Island, with its sandy pathways that lead to white beaches edged with coconut trees and crystal clear lagoons offering great snorkelling. This small, uninhabited island is one of the most southern of the Vanuatu group and was once used as a World War II landing strip for the allied forces. Today, it remains void of any tourism development apart from the occasional visit from our ships. There are no roads, no shops and absolutely no stress. The locals from a nearby island will come to sell their few shells and goods and you can spend your day relaxing on the sand while a band of locals plays songs of welcome. The surrounding reefs also offer ideal opportunities for experienced snorkellers.
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01 Mar 2021
  12:00am Noumea, New Caledonia
Heavily influenced by its French history, Noumea's gracious tropical boulevards and European chic are unmistakable. Here, continentally-inspired culture is interwoven with fine architecture and vibrant markets.
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02 Mar 2021
At Sea
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03 Mar 2021
At Sea
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04 Mar 2021
  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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05 Mar 2021
  12:00am Sydney, Australia
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07 Mar 2021
At Sea
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08 Mar 2021
  12:00am Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
Burnie is the gateway to scenic Tasmania and Australia's fifth largest port, boasting a deep, natural harbour. Within its interior lie the rain forest and Cradle Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site.
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09 Mar 2021
  12:00am Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is a huge, sprawling city with something for everyones culture, art, fashion, and friendly Australians. It is also Australia's financial and commercial centre. Easy to explore, at the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and business corridor, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres.
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10 Mar 2021
At Sea
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11 Mar 2021
At Sea
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13 Mar 2021
  12:00am Albany, Australia
Originally a penal colony, it was renamed Albany in honour of the Duke of York and Albany in 1832 with the first European settlement. And thanks to its superb natural harbour, Albany quickly became a busy port.
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14 Mar 2021
At Sea
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15 Mar 2021
  12:00am Fremantle, Australia
Historic Fremantle is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle on the banks of the Swan River, Perth is a growing, bustling city where soaring high rises coexist with sandstone buildings from the colonial era. The population in and around Perth makes up some 8% of Western Australia's population. And it's here that life moves at a slower pace, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley.
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16 Mar 2021
At Sea
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17 Mar 2021
At Sea
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20 Mar 2021
  12:00am Surabaya, Indonesia
As the main seaport and commercial centre in the eastern region of Indonesia, Surabaya has become one of the largest cities in south-east Asia. Today, Surabaya's population is around three million, and the surrounding rural area houses at least 7 million.
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21 Mar 2021
  12:00am Semarang, Indonesia
This bustling town has a charming variety that reflects its history. The authentic Chinatown rubs shoulders with both modern and Dutch Colonial buildings, while Buddhist and Hindu temples, Islamic Mosques and Christian churches point to the town's ethnic mix. One of the most beautiful buildings is the Sam Po Kong Temple, built to honour the Chinese commander Cheng Ho and extensively renovated in 2006 on the 600th anniversary of his voyage to Semarang.
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22 Mar 2021
At Sea
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23 Mar 2021
  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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24 Mar 2021
  12:00am Singapore, Singapore
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25 Mar 2021
At Sea
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26 Mar 2021
  12:00am Sabang, Pulau We, Indonesia
Description coming soon
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27 Mar 2021
At Sea
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28 Mar 2021
At Sea
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29 Mar 2021
  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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30 Mar 2021
At Sea
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31 Mar 2021
  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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01 Apr 2021
At Sea
64
02 Apr 2021
  12:00am Goa, India
Goa is India with a hint of Portuguese flavour. They came in the 16th century, made a fortune in the spice trade, and refused to leave until 1961, 14 years after India as a whole obtained independence from Britain. Echoes of their stay still whisper through the swaying palms, carried on soft breezes along the white sands for which Goa is justly famous - evocative but crumbling architecture, richly decorated churches, and the custom of siesta, eagerly embraced by the local population. Head to the surrounding countryside for typical Indian villages, spice plantations, and a wetland sanctuary for an exhilarating bird-watching experience.
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03 Apr 2021
  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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04 Apr 2021
  12:00am Mumbai, India
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05 Apr 2021
At Sea
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06 Apr 2021
At Sea
74
12 Apr 2021
  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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14 Apr 2021
  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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15 Apr 2021
  12:00am Haifa, Israel
Atop Mount Carmel in northern Israel, Haifa is your gateway to the cherished cities of Galilee and Nazareth. Make your pilgrimage to Galilee, where Jesus is believed to have performed his miracles, or explore Nazareth, widely regarded as Christ's childhood home.
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16 Apr 2021
  12:00am Haifa, Israel
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17 Apr 2021
  12:00am Limassol, Cyprus
Limassol offers everything a traveller desires in a Mediterranean destination. The second-largest city on Cyprus is surrounded by a wealth of historic sites ranging from the Greco-Roman ruins at Paphos and Curium to Crusader castles. The Troodos Mountains feature quaint villages, dramatic scenery and cool, dense pine forests. The island's capital of Nicosia is a mere hour's drive from the port. And for the casual visitor, Limassol offers its own medieval castle, a superb Public Garden, excellent beaches and that exhilarating Mediterranean light.
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18 Apr 2021
At Sea
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19 Apr 2021
At Sea
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20 Apr 2021
  12:00am Valletta, Malta
Malta is the largest in a group of seven islands that occupy a strategic position between Europe and Africa. The island's history is long and turbulent. Everyone from the Normans to the Nazis have vied for control of this small, honey-coloured rock. For centuries the island was the possession of the knightly Order of St. John - the Knights Hospitaller. Valletta, Malta's current capital, was planned by the Order's Grandmaster Jean de la Valette to secure the island's eastern coast from Turk incursions. Founded in 1566, Valletta's bustling streets are lined with superb Baroque buildings and churches.
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21 Apr 2021
At Sea
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22 Apr 2021
At Sea
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23 Apr 2021
  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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24 Apr 2021
At Sea
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25 Apr 2021
At Sea
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27 Apr 2021
  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.