140
Nights
05 Nov
2020

Japan Asia & Africa Grand Voyage

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Boudicca

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Day 1 - Thu 05 Nov 2020
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.

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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  • Fully ABTA and ATOL Protected
  • Complete Financial Protection
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Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1
05 Nov 2020
    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.
2
06 Nov 2020
At Sea
3
07 Nov 2020
  12:00am La Coruna, Spain
With La Coruna's impressive and extensive history, visitors are often surprised at how modern the city is. It was from here that, in 1588, Spain sent its "invincible" Armada sailing. A year later, Sir Francis Drake sent those ships scrambling, burning most of the city just for good measure. In the process, La Coruna lost all of its Roman antiquities, including the Torre de Hercules, the present day monument was totally covered over by brick. The city does, however, still offer incredible vistas, situated as it is on an outstretch of land blanketed on each side by the sea.
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08 Nov 2020
At Sea
5
09 Nov 2020
At Sea
6
10 Nov 2020
  12:00am Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Much painted by Sir Winston Churchill, Madeira has been offering the British visitor a warm welcome for three centuries, its famous wine the perfect aid to total relaxation! Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.
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11 Nov 2020
  12:00am Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
The largest of the Canary Islands. Its most famous attraction is an enormous volcanic crater 30 miles (48 km) around, out of which Mount Teide soars to a height of 12,200 ft. A cable car provides transportation to the top, for a breathtaking panorama of islands afloat in a blue sea. Santa Cruz is perfect for exploration on foot, with wide avenues, excellent examples of modernist architecture, sophisticated shops, and an oasis of birdsong, fountains, and greenery in the city park. An open-air sculpture garden exhibits the work of contemporary artists amidst palm trees and the lushness of tropical foliage.
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12 Nov 2020
  12:00am Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
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13 Nov 2020
  12:00am Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
The Canary archipelago was sculpted by a period of intense volcanic activity; its islands possess a stark, near lunar beauty. Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the group and is often described as the 'Round Island' for its near-circular shape. Las Palmas, its capital, is also the largest city in the Canaries numbering some 500,000 inhabitants. Despite the seemingly inhospitable landscape, farmers in Gran Canaria's Angostura Valley cultivate abundant crops of tomatoes, onions, melons, and figs. Moreover the island's climates, lack of rainfall, and fine beaches have long drawn Europeans seeking the winter sun.
10
14 Nov 2020
At Sea
11
15 Nov 2020
At Sea
12
16 Nov 2020
  12:00am Mindelo, Cape Verde
The Cape Verde Islands lie off North Africa's tropical coast. Their name literally means "green cape," but nature has played a cruel trick on the archipelago. Changing climatic and economic conditions have left the archipelago ravaged by drought. But the islanders are a hardy and courageous lot. With foreign investment and private enterprise, the Cape Verde Islanders are slowly pursuing a new economic dream for their home and working toward a more promising future.
13
17 Nov 2020
  12:00am Praia, Cape Verde Islands, Cape Verde
Located in Cape Verde, the volcanic archipelago of ten islands and five islets is a hidden gem. This destination was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975, and is as unique and unspoilt as its remote location, 400 miles off the west coast of Senegal, would suggest.
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18 Nov 2020
At Sea
15
19 Nov 2020
At Sea
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22 Nov 2020
  12:00am
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23 Nov 2020
At Sea
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24 Nov 2020
At Sea
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25 Nov 2020
  12:00am Jamestown, Saint Helena
Napoleon could hardly have been exiled to a more remote place than the tropical island of St. Helena. This cruise destination was a British dependency for more than 330 years. The island is 700 miles from its nearest South Atlantic neighbour - Ascension Island. A genuine away-from-it-all destination, there is no shortage of places to visit.
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26 Nov 2020
At Sea
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27 Nov 2020
At Sea
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29 Nov 2020
  12:00am Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay possesses the finest harbour on the Namibia coast, which led to its annexation by the British in 1878. It was not until 1994 that the now-Republic of South Africa returned Walvis Bay to Namibia. This port is your gateway to the vast Namib Desert, one of the oldest and harshly beautiful deserts on Earth, as well as to the historic German town of Swakopmund.
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30 Nov 2020
  12:00am Luderitz, Namibia
This little coastal city was the first German settlement in this southern part of West Africa. Located on the Atlantic coast, Luderitz has a singular solitude and offers a taste of Germany with its charming colonial architecture.
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01 Dec 2020
At Sea
28
02 Dec 2020
  12:00am Cape Town, South Africa
From Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope to the surrounding wine country, this South African city is a traveller's delight and a wonderful place to relax and spend a few more days. Visit Zimbabwe and see the spectacular and historic Victoria Falls. Perhaps, even experience a "game viewing" or take in a sunset cruise on a river in Botswana's Chobe National Park. It's a part of the world with so much undiscovered beauty, and it's all awaiting you.
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03 Dec 2020
  12:00am Cape Town, South Africa
31
05 Dec 2020
At Sea
32
06 Dec 2020
  12:00am Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Port Elizabeth is your gateway to some of the finest game parks in all Africa. Alternatively, there are miles of glorious beaches, shopping, museums, and an aquarium that showcases the marine life of the Indian Ocean. Take a wildlife safari, lounge on the beach, or explore the local culture in this vibrant port.
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07 Dec 2020
At Sea
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08 Dec 2020
  12:00am Durban, South Africa
Durban is South Africa's Riviera. Graced with a subtropical climate, washed by the warm waters of the Mozambique Current and blessed with golden beaches, the city attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Durban's unique mix of African, Asian and Western influences makes it South Africa's most cosmopolitan and sophisticated city.
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09 Dec 2020
At Sea
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10 Dec 2020
At Sea
38
12 Dec 2020
  12:00am Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros
Ship Deck
Mamoudzou is the capital of Mayotte, a beautiful French overseas department in the Comoros Islands archipelago. Located on Grand-Terre, the main island of Mayotte, Mamoudzou is a gateway to the region’s most spectacular sights and cultural delights.
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13 Dec 2020
  12:00am Hell-Ville (Andoany), Nosy Be, Madagascar
Ship Deck
Although commonly known as Hell-Ville, Andoany – the capital of the beautiful Madagascan island of Nosy Be – is anything but ‘hellish’. Warm and welcoming, the city boasts fine colonial architecture, busy markets and a pretty harbour. It’s also a gateway to the island’s stunning rainforests, fascinating wildlife and sun-kissed beaches.
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14 Dec 2020
  12:00am Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
Known as Diego Suarez until 1975, and still shortened to 'Diego' by the Malagasy, Antsiranana surrounds a crescent bay in the middle of which rises a sugarloaf mountain look-alike. Explore the colonial architecture of covered markets, linger on Place Foch, wander the old military quarter and take time to reflect at the British Cemetery. Forays out of town take you to Windsor Castle, an arid rock formation where fabulous views of the Amber Mountains can be enjoyed.
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15 Dec 2020
At Sea
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16 Dec 2020
  12:00am Victoria, Seychelles
Ship Deck
Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles islands, located on the island of Mahe. Attractions in the city include a clocktower modelled on that of Vauxhall Clock Tower in London, England, the Courthouse, the Victoria Botanical Gardens and the Sir Selwyn Clarke Market. The inner harbour lies immediately east of the town, around which tuna fishing and canning form a major local industry.
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17 Dec 2020
  12:00am Victoria, Seychelles
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19 Dec 2020
At Sea
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20 Dec 2020
At Sea
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22 Dec 2020
  12:00am Male, Maldives
Male is the largest city in the Republic of Maldives, a chain of 1200 or so low-lying islands south-west of India. One of the world's smallest capitals, it is nevertheless home to a third of the Maldives' population and boasts big-city-style skyscrapers and shop-lined main streets. Protected from a capricious ocean by sea walls, it's a green, pleasant mini-metropolis surrounded by isles renowned for white-sand beaches and world-class snorkelling and diving.
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23 Dec 2020
At Sea
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24 Dec 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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25 Dec 2020
At Sea
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26 Dec 2020
At Sea
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28 Dec 2020
  12:00am Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Situated on the northeast coast, this city has lots of Chinese flavour and abounds in 'old world' charm. Georgetown is relatively compact and easy to wander round. At the centre of the city is Fort Cornwallis, constructed by the British in the 18th century. Within the walls of the fort is a remarkable cannon called Seri Rambai.
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29 Dec 2020
  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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30 Dec 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.
57
31 Dec 2020
  12:00am Singapore, Singapore
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01 Jan 2021
At Sea
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02 Jan 2021
At Sea
60
03 Jan 2021
  12:00am Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
A modern metropolis of more than half a million people, Kota Kinabalu, capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah, sprawls for kilometres along the north-west coast of Borneo.
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04 Jan 2021
At Sea
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05 Jan 2021
  12:00am Manila, Philippines
Truly the city that never sleeps, the Philippine capital and cruise port of Manila promises a real buzz of an experience from the moment you see (and hear!) the first multi-coloured jeepney whiz by. These former US military jeeps are individually customised as the world's most distinctive taxis with all sorts of logos, bells, whistles and horns to add an extra splash of colour and noise to the city's already teeming streets.
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06 Jan 2021
At Sea
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07 Jan 2021
At Sea
65
08 Jan 2021
  12:00am Naha, Japan
The name Okinama means "rope in the open sea" which is an apt name for the string of islands between mainland Japan and Taiwan. Naha is located on the coast with the East China Sea at the southern part of Okinawa Island. Its single beach is popular with visitors and includes scuba diving and kiteboarding.
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09 Jan 2021
  12:00am Naha, Japan
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10 Jan 2021
At Sea
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11 Jan 2021
  12:00am Kochi, Japan
Ship Deck
Description coming soon
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12 Jan 2021
At Sea
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13 Jan 2021
  12:00am Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is vast: Tokyo Metropolis spans not just the city itself but encompasses rugged mountains to the west and subtropical islands to the south. Despite its size, 36% of the region is covered by forest, such as Japanese cypress. It is considered one of the main economic capitals of the world, alongside London and New York. Tokyo city has a reputation of being a jungle of concrete and wires and neon lights, but it includes a vast array of sights such as the temples of Asakusa and the gardens of the Imperial Palace.
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14 Jan 2021
  12:00am Tokyo, Japan
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16 Jan 2021
  12:00am Nagoya, Japan
Description coming soon
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17 Jan 2021
  12:00am Kobe, Japan
There is a two-story traditional German house built with a dash of art nouveau that overlooks the city of Kobe. You'd think the house out of place, except that the street it's on, Kitano, is full of such oddities. The architecture is a reflection of Kobe's internationalism. It was one of five cities opened to the West once Japan ended it's policy of seclusion. It's been a gateway to the country ever since.
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18 Jan 2021
  12:00am Kobe, Japan
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19 Jan 2021
At Sea
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20 Jan 2021
  12:00am Hiroshima, Japan
Now a modern city of broad avenues, the Peace Memorial Museum opens a window on the somber reality of Hiroshima's tragic past. Today Hiroshima is a monument not only to the destructive forces harnessed by men, but also to the indomitable will of the human spirit to overcome tragedy.
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21 Jan 2021
  12:00am Beppu, Japan
Ominous steam rises from the Japanese island of Kyushu where Beppu lies in wait. But not to worry - this legendary tourist town is renowned for its healing geothermal waters and spas. Overlooking Beppu Bay to its east and protected from the west by dramatic mountain peaks, this exotic city is blanketed with misty turquoise waters and elegant Japanese foliage. Its main attraction is the "Hells of Beppu," a collection of nine stunning onsen, or hot springs, some of which feature geysers and colourful waters in shades from white to copper to sapphire.
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22 Jan 2021
At Sea
80
23 Jan 2021
  12:00am Nagasaki, Japan
For most travellers, Nagasaki is a symbol of the horrors of war. But this beautiful city on Kyushu offers timeless charm as well. Often described as the San Francisco of Japan, the city occupies verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay. The city is also celebrated as the setting for Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly." In 1945, an estimated 75,000 people perished when the city became the second target of a nuclear attack. Today, Nagasaki's Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum draw visitors from around the world.
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24 Jan 2021
At Sea
82
25 Jan 2021
  12:00am Keelung, Taiwan
There are two facets to today's Taipei - the modern, international east side with its up-scale malls, chic boutiques and trendy restaurants, and the west, bastion of traditional life, its narrow lanes lined with vendors' stalls. Monuments to the past honour Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek. A monument to the future is Taipei 101, the International Financial Centre, one of the tallest buildings in the world. Not to be missed is the National Palace Museum, a treasure trove of breathtaking Chinese art and artefacts. And don't forget to eat, restaurants are plentiful and offer every type of regional Chinese cuisine.
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26 Jan 2021
At Sea
84
27 Jan 2021
  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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28 Jan 2021
  12:00am Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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30 Jan 2021
At Sea
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31 Jan 2021
  12:00am Da Nang, Vietnam
Located on the South China Sea, Da Nang is a major port city and your gateway to the natural and ancient wonders of Vietnam. Gaze upon the five peaks of the Marble Mountains, long a source of inspiration for Vietnamese artisans; visit the palace and pavilions of Hue, the Imperial City of the Nguyen emperors; and explore the charming merchant town of Hoi An and nearby China Beach.
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01 Feb 2021
At Sea
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02 Feb 2021
  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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03 Feb 2021
At Sea
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04 Feb 2021
  12:00am Nha Trang, Vietnam
Nha Trang, on the south-central coast of Vietnam, supports a population of 300,000 or so but retains a welcoming small-town ambience. A resort town, it is flanked by nearly 10 kilometres of glorious shore, lapped by seas that are pleasantly tepid year-round.
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07 Feb 2021
At Sea
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08 Feb 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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09 Feb 2021
  12:00am Singapore, Singapore
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10 Feb 2021
At Sea
99
11 Feb 2021
  12:00am Phuket, Thailand
Phuket (pronounced poo-keht) is one of the premier travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Travellers from around the world are drawn to this province's stunning beaches, crystalline waters, and dramatic limestone peaks. Its mountainous interior is densely forested with mahogany, rubber trees, tropical evergreen, royal palm, ficus and bamboo. Located on Thailand's long, thin southern coast and bordering Malaysia, Phuket island boasts a rich cultural mix of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences.
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12 Feb 2021
  12:00am Phuket, Thailand
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13 Feb 2021
  12:00am Sabang, Pulau We, Indonesia
Description coming soon
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14 Feb 2021
At Sea
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15 Feb 2021
At Sea
104
16 Feb 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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17 Feb 2021
At Sea
106
18 Feb 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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19 Feb 2021
At Sea
108
20 Feb 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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21 Feb 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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22 Feb 2021
  12:00am Mumbai, India
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23 Feb 2021
At Sea
112
24 Feb 2021
At Sea
113
25 Feb 2021
  12:00am Muscat, Oman
Oman's capital was once a major trading centre controlled and influenced by the Portuguese. Those intrepid explores and traders are long gone. Today, visitors flock to Oman thanks to its azure air, towering desert mountains, and crystalline waters. Muscat itself is an Arabian fable sprung to life. Old 16th century forts guard the bay and the palace, while the vibrant souqs offer daggers, superb silver jewellery, and traditional crafts and costumes.
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26 Feb 2021
At Sea
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27 Feb 2021
At Sea
120
04 Mar 2021
  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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05 Mar 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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07 Mar 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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08 Mar 2021
  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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09 Mar 2021
  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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10 Mar 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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11 Mar 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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12 Mar 2021
At Sea
129
13 Mar 2021
  12:00am Heraklion, Crete, Greece
The proud city of Heraklion is the modern capital of Crete, largest and most ruggedly beautiful of the Greek Isles.
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14 Mar 2021
  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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15 Mar 2021
At Sea
132
16 Mar 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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17 Mar 2021
At Sea
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18 Mar 2021
  12:00am Palma, Majorca, Spain
Mallorca is the Balearic Island's -- largest land mass and a sun worshipper's paradise. Its capital city of Palma boasts dramatic Gothic architecture, charming hilltop villages, olive groves and hidden beaches.
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19 Mar 2021
  12:00am Cartegena, Spain
This refreshing town on Spain's Murcia coast is a living book of history with its displays of what remains of forts, naval walls, Moorish-influenced buildings, and ruins left behind by the Romans. Small restaurants line the picturesque shores serving marinated octopus and piping hot paellas - perhaps with a glass of wine - to anyone wishing to relax aside the Mediterranean.
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20 Mar 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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21 Mar 2021
At Sea
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22 Mar 2021
  12:00am Leixoes, Portugal
At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies the city of Porto, known mostly for its port wine trade. With origins dating back to the 5th century, there is plenty to see in this town that was named European Capital of Culture in 2001. Stroll the Ribeira neighborhood along the river, explore the Cathedral area, or tour the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia across the river. Savoring a taste of tawny port, tripe and seafood while here is highly recommended.
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23 Mar 2021
At Sea
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24 Mar 2021
At Sea
141
25 Mar 2021
  12:00am Dover, United Kingdom
The history and origins of the Port of Dover can be traced right back to Roman times. Since then, the Port has grown and evolved through the centuries to what it is today - one of the world's premier ports.