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05 Jan
2021
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Day 1 - Tue 05 Jan 2021
Miami, Florida, USA
With strong economic ties to Latin America, Miami is hugely important in the Hispanic world. Its tropical climate, means hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters. Perfect for walking along Ocean Drive.

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

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  • 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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05 Jan 2021
    Miami, Florida, USA
With strong economic ties to Latin America, Miami is hugely important in the Hispanic world. Its tropical climate, means hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters. Perfect for walking along Ocean Drive.
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06 Jan 2021
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07 Jan 2021
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08 Jan 2021
  12:00am St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Famously dusted with pristine white sands and pulsating to the rhythm of steel drums, Antigua is a real Caribbean treat. From the bustling little port of St. Johns, take an excursion across the rolling countryside to Shirley Heights, a fortress dominating the entry to English Harbour, and historic Nelson's dockyard. Today the warehouses are filled with shops and restaurants, and the sails belong to international yachts.
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09 Jan 2021
  12:00am Castries, Saint Lucia
One of the major tourist areas in St. Lucia, Castries is a port of call for cruise ships. Cruise ships dock at Pointe Seraphine, to the north of the harbour which is also a duty free shopping centre. A taxi service is readily available to take visitors on tours of the rest of the country or the city. There is also a water taxi available to take passengers from there to the city as well.
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10 Jan 2021
  12:00am St George's, Grenada
There's no need to guess how the Spice Island came by its nickname, you'll sent it on the breeze. Here, more spices are grown per square mile than anywhere else on earth - so browse markets heaped in cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Or feast your eyes on the port of St. Georges: where a pink Anglican church clings to emerald slopes around a deep azure bay.
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11 Jan 2021
  12:00am Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Acclaimed by diving enthusiasts for the teeming reefs of its Marine Park, Bonaire is the most preserved of the Caribbean ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). Bonaire is splashed with natural colour inland too, a coral-tinted beach can be found south of the port at Kralendijk, whose sands are pastel pink, while bolder shades adorn thousands of resident flamingos.
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12 Jan 2021
  12:00am Oranjestad, Aruba
Aruba is the Caribbean, but with a charming rugged edge. Brightly coloured houses, vibrant street life and a distinct buzz in the air, are all part of the experience when you visit the Schooner Market and watch merchants sell exotic fruit and fresh fish direct from tiny boats. Keen golfers should take a tip and reserve a round at the Tierra del Sol course.
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13 Jan 2021
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14 Jan 2021
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15 Jan 2021
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16 Jan 2021
  12:00am Manta, Ecuador
The small port of Manta is the gateway to Ecuador and its capital, Quito, the second highest capital in the world. A small nation the size of the United Kingdom, Ecuador has one of the world's most varied terrains, the Galapagos, 600 watery miles to the west, and to the east, the Andes, home to Ecuador's important cities, including Quito. Founded in 1534 and one of the best-preserved cities in South America, Quito was designated a world heritage site in 1978 by UNESCO. The city, apart from its unique position right by the equator, boasts superb Baroque colonial architecture, such as the Monastery and Church of San Francisco -- the first major religious structure built in the New World.
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17 Jan 2021
  12:00am Guayaquil, Ecuador
Guayaquil is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, with around 2.6 million residents in the city and nearly 2.8 million in the metropolitan area, as well as the nation's main port. Guayaquil is located on the western bank of the Guayas River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil. Because of its location, the city is the center of Ecuador's business and manufacturing industries.
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18 Jan 2021
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19 Jan 2021
  12:00am Salaverry, Peru
Salaverry is the gateway to Peru and the port for Trujillo, the second largest city in Peru. Located on the northern coast, Trijillo has numerous archaeological sites and it has managed to retain much of its colonial flavour. Like its bigger sister Lima, Trujillo was also founded by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. For those who have an interest in colonial architecture and design or archaeology, the city of Trujillo and beyond holds many highlights.
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20 Jan 2021
  12:00am 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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21 Jan 2021
  12:00am Callao, Lima, Peru
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22 Jan 2021
  12:00am Pisco, Peru
Wander through this entrancing fishing village at the edge of the desert; it rains only once every 25 years. Marvel at the Nazca Lines, geoglyphs carved into the desert floor by pre-Incan societies, over 300 figural drawings that remain virtually undamaged through the centuries.
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23 Jan 2021
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24 Jan 2021
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25 Jan 2021
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26 Jan 2021
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27 Jan 2021
  12:00am Easter Island, Chile
This 64-square-mile volcanic island lies some 2,000 miles from Tahiti and the coast of South America. The giant stone monoliths of Easter Island have fascinated and puzzled Westerners since the Dutch seaman Roggeven first made landfall there on Easter Sunday, 1722. And the mystery of Easter Island's first settlers remains just that's a mystery. Most anthropologists believe the island was settled as part of the great wave of Polynesian emigration, since the first inhabitants arrived in 400-700 BC.
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28 Jan 2021
  12:00am Easter Island, Chile
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29 Jan 2021
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30 Jan 2021
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31 Jan 2021
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01 Feb 2021
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02 Feb 2021
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03 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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04 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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05 Feb 2021
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06 Feb 2021
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07 Feb 2021
  12:00am Pago Pago, American Samoa
Pago Pago Bay (pronounced "Pango Pango") is one of the most dramatic harbours in the South Pacific, a region not unknown for dramatic landscapes. Eons ago, the massive seaward wall of a volcano collapsed and the sea poured in. Today, dramatic mountain peaks encircle the deep harbour.
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08 Feb 2021
  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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09 Feb 2021
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10 Feb 2021
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11 Feb 2021
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12 Feb 2021
  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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13 Feb 2021
  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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14 Feb 2021
  12:00am Auckland, New Zealand
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15 Feb 2021
  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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16 Feb 2021
  12:00am Napier, New Zealand
Napier (Ahuriri, in Maori), northeast of Wellington, is the hub of a fertile region, funnelling fine crossbred wool, timber, fruit and fine wines through its busy port. It is one of the most photographed destinations in New Zealand thanks to a statue on Marine Parade - Pania of the Reef.
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17 Feb 2021
  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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18 Feb 2021
  12:00am Akaroa, New Zealand
Eighty-five kilometres southeast of Christchurch, historic Akaroa perches on the edge of an ancient volcano. Its foreshore is lined with European-style cafes, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. One of the first settlements in the Canterbury region, the town has a rich Maori, French and British heritage visible on display at the Akaroa and Okains Bay Museum which incorporates some of Canterbury's oldest buildings.
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19 Feb 2021
  12:00am Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Uncover this "kiwi" city's Scottish heritage roots as you meander its octagon-shaped streets and quaint Victorian buildings.
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20 Feb 2021
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21 Feb 2021
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22 Feb 2021
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23 Feb 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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24 Feb 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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25 Feb 2021
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26 Feb 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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27 Feb 2021
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28 Feb 2021
  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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01 Mar 2021
  12:00am Brisbane, Australia
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02 Mar 2021
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03 Mar 2021
  12:00am Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Airlie Beach is the gateway to Australia's glorious Whitsunday Islands. The township brims with island-bound tourists, yachters and backpackers, who crowd the bars of its jam-packed main drag. Around town, dozens of outlets sell crafts, clothing and souvenirs, and sociable restaurants and watering holes abound.
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04 Mar 2021
  12:00am Cairns, 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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05 Mar 2021
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06 Mar 2021
  12:00am Thursday Island, Torres Strait Islands, Australia
The Torres Strait Islands are a group of at least 274 small islands which lie in Torres Strait, the waterway separating far northern continental Australia's Cape York Peninsula and the island of New Guinea. The much smaller Waiben Thursday Island is the region's administrative centre. Several of these islands have permanent freshwater springs, and some were also mined for gold in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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07 Mar 2021
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08 Mar 2021
  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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09 Mar 2021
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10 Mar 2021
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11 Mar 2021
  12:00am Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
For over a century, Bali has fascinated the Western imagination. The island embodies the very essence of the exotic and mysterious East. Steep hillsides of tropical green reveal terraced rice paddies while plantations of coffee, banana, cacao and fragrant spices line the roads. Monkeys haunt the grounds of a sacred temple in a forest, while traditional villages produce intricately stylized batik, superb jewellery and beautiful paintings. And Balinese dance, with its angular movements and rhythms, remains somehow stirring and shocking. Bali may be accessible, but it remains forever exotic.
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12 Mar 2021
  12:00am Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
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13 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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14 Mar 2021
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15 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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16 Mar 2021
  12:00am Singapore, Singapore
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17 Mar 2021
  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 2021
  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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19 Mar 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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20 Mar 2021
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21 Mar 2021
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22 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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23 Mar 2021
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24 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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25 Mar 2021
  12:00am New Mangalore, India
Although it sits off the beaten path in modern times, the Indian city of Mangalore once served as a critical hub in the spice trade across the Arabian Sea. Today, it has left behind its status as a commercial centre in favour of a new identity as a resort town and melting pot of cultures, making it an ideal stop.
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26 Mar 2021
  12:00am Mormugao, 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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27 Mar 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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28 Mar 2021
  12:00am Mumbai, India
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29 Mar 2021
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30 Mar 2021
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31 Mar 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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01 Apr 2021
  12:00am Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
The UAE is a federation of seven separate emirates, each with its own sheikh, and an incredibly diverse population, only 20% of whom are true Emiratis. Fujairah's mountainous landscape is a strong contrast to the other emirates, which are primarily blanketed by desert. But distances are short, and rolling golden sand dunes are close enough for an exhilarating off-road journey. If cliffs and canyons are more your style, travel by 4WD to the Hajar range, along steep and rugged winding tracks, past deep gorges and along terraced hillsides. Another option? The beaches on Fujairah's Gulf of Oman coast are among the UAE's best.
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02 Apr 2021
  12:00am Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai has always served as a bridge between East and West. In the past, Dubai's trade links stretched from Western Europe to Southeast Asia and China. The result was the creation of one of the most protean societies in the world. Nestled in the very heart of Islam, Dubai remains unique in its embrace of the West. Bedouin may still roam the desert, but Dubai also plays hosts to international tennis and golf tournaments. Tourists flock to its shores while the pace of development continues at a frenetic pace, from massive artificial islands to the astounding Burj Al Arab Hotel. Dubai is actually two cities in one: the Khor Dubai, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Deira, the old city, from Bur Dubai.
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03 Apr 2021
  12:00am Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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04 Apr 2021
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05 Apr 2021
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06 Apr 2021
  12:00am Salalah , Oman
Oman is commonly described as a Persian Gulf State. Strictly speaking, no part of Oman lies on the Persian Gulf: the nation occupies the south-eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. Salalah, its second largest city, is an anomaly in Arabia as it benefits from the climatic effects of the yearly monsoon. The city is an oasis where tropical fruits grow abundantly. But as you travel outside the city, along the white beaches of the coast or into the serene mountains, one is soon reminded of the vast desert of the Arabian Peninsula.
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07 Apr 2021
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08 Apr 2021
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09 Apr 2021
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10 Apr 2021
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11 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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12 Apr 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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13 Apr 2021
  12:00am Safaga, Egypt
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14 Apr 2021
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15 Apr 2021
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16 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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17 Apr 2021
  12:00am Haifa, Israel
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18 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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19 Apr 2021
  12:00am Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes is the largest and most easterly island of the Dodecanese, an archipelago in the south of the Aegean Sea. It is said to be the sunniest place in Europe, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. This ancient harbour is where the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood. To visit Rhodes today is to step back five centuries in time to some of the most colourful events in myth and history.
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20 Apr 2021
  12:00am Patmos, Greece
This small island in the Dodecanese enjoys a singular honour. In 1981 the Greek Parliament passed a special resolution designating Patmos a "Sacred Island." For rocky and barren Patmos claims one of the holiest spots in Christendom: the Grotto of the Revelation. Exiled from Ephesus in 95 A.D., St. John retired to Patmos spending 18 months in a cave. There he received the visions that resulted in Revelation, the last Book of the New Testament. Travellers can still view the saint's Grotto and climb the path to the 11th-century monastery of St. John the Theologian.
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21 Apr 2021
  12:00am Mytilene, Greece
Cruise port Mytilene is the charming capital of the Greek island Lesbos but, just to confuse visitors, islanders also sometimes refer to the whole island by that name. But, whichever name they choose, it does not change the beautiful island landscape of pine forests and olive groves.
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22 Apr 2021
  12:00am Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus for 25 centuries. As Constantinople, the city was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages. The influence of Asia and Europe, the religion of Christians and Moslems, and the culture of Turks, Persians and Asians have all found their way into the daily life of this bustling metropolis. And from the kaleidoscope of street scenes to the serenity of the surrounding waters, Istanbul offers one intriguing adventure after another.
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23 Apr 2021
  12:00am Istanbul, Turkey
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24 Apr 2021
  12:00am Bozcaada, Turkey
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Bozcaada is an island on the Aegean Sea, near the western exit of Dardanelles in Turkey. Its ancient name is Tenedos. The islanders make their living from viticulture, fishing and tourism. The sole town of the island - home to about 2,000 people - lies on its northeastern corner, facing the mainland. The rest of the island is covered by vineyards, scattered pine woods, and Mediterranean shrub land (maquis), dotted by the occasional vineyard manor and, close to the coastline, housing estates used by mainland Turks as vacation homes.
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25 Apr 2021
  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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26 Apr 2021
  12:00am Santorini, Greece
Known as the "Black Pearl of the Aegean," Santorini has one of the most dramatic backdrops of cliffs, sea and sky in the world. The island was not always crescent-shaped as it is today. A volcanic eruption during the Bronze Age caused the middle of this once-circular island to sink, leaving an enormous sea-filled crater flanked by mammoth cliffs. This cataclysmic event is the reason for many of the island's remarkable features, from its black-sand beaches and exquisite wines, to its fascinating archaeological sites.
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27 Apr 2021
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28 Apr 2021
  12:00am Amalfi, Italy
This locale requires a camera with lots of memory. Wedged into the mouth of a ravine, encircled by sheer cliffs and facing blue waters, it is hard to believe that this tranquil little town was once a great naval power. Now terraced hillsides support the lemon groves vital to the production of limoncello liqueur, which you must taste, if only to fortify yourself for a not-to-be-missed foray along the Amalfi Drive, a thrilling ride snaking along hillsides past unbelievably stunning views of other pastel hamlets perched above the sea.
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29 Apr 2021
  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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30 Apr 2021
  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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01 May 2021
  12:00am Monte Carlo, Monaco
An intimate enclave of castles and mansions perched high on a sun-washed ledge above the blue waters of the Mediterranean, the mile-wide principality of Monaco is the glittering jewel of the French Riviera. At its heart is the glamorous city of Monte Carlo, playground of the rich and famous. World-renowned for its chic gambling casinos, luxurious hotel and beach resorts, and elegant restaurants and boutiques, Monte Carlo rose to fairy tale stature in the 1950's with the romance and wedding of its sovereign ruler, Prince Rainier II, to Hollywood movie star Grace Kelly, the much beloved Princess Grace of Monaco.
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02 May 2021
  12:00am Marseille, France
The largest port on the Mediterranean, Marseille is France's second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures. It is also a place of striking contrasts, from the fishing boats and pleasure craft of the picturesque Vieux Port to the modern Canebiere. Dominating the harbour is the infamous Chateau d'If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Explore the countryside around Arles and Avignon, immortalized in the canvases of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso.
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03 May 2021
  12:00am Barcelona, Spain
Home to the 1992 Olympics, this cosmopolitan yet Gothic city is a study in contrasts. Take a few extra days to browse the modern shops along the bustling Las Ramblas or explore Barcelona's oldest residential district, the Barri Gotic. And the Picasso Museum is an absolute must-see.