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Africa


An Africa cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will leave you amazed at the continent's beauty. On African cruises, passengers can visit the wine country of South Africa, or watch the sun sink over the plains of Kenya after a day on safari. Cruise Africa and stroll the exquisite, unspoiled beaches of the Seychelles, or experience the colonial French atmosphere of Nosy Be, Madagascar.

• The African cruise season lasts from September to May.
• Africa cruises are typically 12 to 24 nights.
• Pre- or post-cruise safari packages are very popular, allowing Africa cruise passengers to spend a few days exploring the incredible wildlife habitats of Kenya, South Africa or Tanzania.
• To cruise Africa, you'll need to fly a long distance to reach your port of departure, so we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance. A pre-cruise hotel package will give you time to rest and get oriented before your African cruise.

Africa Cruise Ports

• Cape Town, South Africa
• Mossel Bay, South Africa
• Nosy Be, Madagascar
• Port Elizabeth, South Africa
• Richards Bay, South Africa

Alaska

Alaska cruises have surged in popularity in recent years, and demand to see America's last unspoiled frontier continues to grow. If you decide to cruise Alaska you can see snowcapped peaks, mighty glaciers, steep fjords and such wildlife as whales, black bears, brown bears, bald eagles, sea otters and seals. You'll also find historic gold rush towns, Native American art and culture, Russian heritage and plenty of outdoor adventure. Because of this region's popularity and short season, the per-diem prices for Alaska cruises are among the highest in the cruise industry.

Alaska cruises are generally divided into two types, Inside Passage cruises and Gulf of Alaska cruises. The Inside Passage has been the traditional way to cruise Alaska, with most ships sailing round-trip from Vancouver or Seattle, through glacier country as far north as Skagway or Juneau. Gulf of Alaska cruises cover more territory as they travel from Vancouver through the Inside Passage and up to Seward/Anchorage (or the reverse). Airfare for a Gulf of Alaska cruise is generally more expensive because Anchorage is so far north.

• The Alaska cruise season lasts from May through September.
• Cruises to Alaska are 7 to 12 nights in length.
• You can find the most affordable Alaska cruise rates in Mayand September, the off-peak periods.
• Nearly half of all passengers add a land tour to their Alaska cruise.Denali National Park, the Yukon gold rush country and the Canadian Rockiesare among options.
• Alaska experiences long hours of daylight during summer, lastingup to 23 hours a day in June.
• In addition to popular sightseeing tours via train and motorcoach,cruise lines have added more adventurous shore excursions to Alaskaitineraries, such as sea kayaking, mountain hiking and salmon fishing.
• If you have frequent-flier miles, this may be a good time to use a freeticket to fly round trip to Vancouver, the main port of departure forInside Passage cruises.
• Because in most cases you'll need to fly a long distance to reach yourport of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at leastone or two days in advance of your cruise. This will give you time to restand get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offerpre-cruise hotel packages.

Alaska Cruise Ports

• Alyeska, AK
• Anchorage (Seward), AK
• Anchorage, AK
• Denali National Park & Preserve, AK
• Endicott Arm, AK
• Fairbanks, AK
• Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, AK
• Homer, AK
• Hubbard Glacier, AK
• Icy Strait Point, AK
• Inside Passage, AK
• Juneau, AK
• Ketchikan, AK
• Seattle, WA
• Sitka, AK
• Skagway, AK
• Talkeetna, AK
• Valdez, AK
• Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Victoria, BC, Canada

Alaska Cruise & Land Tour

Some vacations combine a cruise of spectacular coastal Alaska with a land tour that features transportation by motor coach or train and hotel stays. Before or after your cruise, you might explore Denali National Park in Alaska or the resort towns of the Canadian Rockies, for example.
• The season for Alaska cruise and land tours generally lasts from May through September.
• Alaska cruise and land tours are typically 9 to 19 nights in length.
• You can find the most affordable rates in the off-peak periods of May and September.
• Alaska experiences long hours of daylight during summer, lasting up to 23 hours a day in June.
• Passengers who end their trips in Anchorage or Fairbanks typically are scheduled to return home on late evening "red-eye" flights.
• If you need to fly a long distance to reach your port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Asia

Asia is rapidly becoming one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, thanks to the wide variety of activities and adventures available to travelers. Visit one of Asia's man-made wonders like the Great Wall or Angkor Wat. Explore one of the ancient cities or sacred temples scattered throughout the region's beautiful landscape. Enjoy the seamless marriage of ancient tradition and modern convenience with a visit to a bustling Asian metropolis like Hong Kong, Tokyo or Bangkok. Or, just relax on one of the beautiful beaches of Southeast Asia. Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia all offer pristine beaches, with white sand and crystal water.

Asian cruises present a rich tapestry of ancient traditions, interesting cultures and breathtaking sights. Climb aboard an Asian cruise and discover this complex and fascinating region for yourself.
• Asia cruises are typically 4 to 25 nights in length, but longer cruises are offered.
• Asia cruises depart from major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Bombay, Bangkok and Hong Kong. A few will depart from Australiaand Alaska as they reposition to new cruise regions. Since you'll need to fly a very long distance to reach your port of departure,we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or twodays in advance of your Asia cruise. This will give you time torest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise linesoffer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Asia Cruise Ports

• Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
• Beijing (Tianjin), China
• Benoa, Bali
• Beppu, Japan
• Busan, South Korea
• Celukan Bawang, Indonesia
• Chan May, Vietnam
• Da Nang, Vietnam
• Dalian, China
• Hakata, Japan
• Hakodate, Japan
• Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam
• Hiroshima, Japan
• Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam
• Hong Kong
• Ishigaki Island, Japan
• Jakarta, Indonesia
• Kagoshima, Japan
• Kanazawa, Japan
• Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
• Ko Samui, Thailand
• Kobe, Japan
• Kochi, Japan
• Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia
• Kumamoto, Japan
• Kyoto, Japan
• Langkawi, Malaysia
• Miyako-jima, Japan
• Nagasaki, Japan
• Nagoya, Japan
• Nakagusuku, Japan
• Nha Trang, Vietnam
• Niigata, Japan
• Okinawa (Naha), Japan
• Osaka, Japan
• Penang, Malaysia
• Phuket, Thailand
• Sabang, Indonesia
• Sakaiminato, Japan
• Sakata, Japan
• Sapporo (Muroran), Japan
• Sasebo, Japan
• Semarang, Indonesia
• Shanghai, China
• Shimizu, Japan
• Sihanoukville, Cambodia
• Singapore
• Surabaya, Indonesia
• Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan
• Tokyo (Koto City), Japan
• Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
• Xiamen, China
• Yangon (Thilawa), Myanmar

Australia & New Zealand

Cruises of Australia and New Zealand introduce passengers to the scenic beauty of lands Down Under. Explore Australia’s sophisticated cities, visit wildlife parks or take an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, scuba diving or sailing. New Zealand offers a diverse landscape, from alpine mountains and beautiful lakes to rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Explore Maori villages, dine at a cafe in Auckland, visit a kiwi farm or enjoy the gardens of Christchurch.

Some Australia and New Zealand cruises also make calls in Asia. Each year, there are a few long voyages to Australia and New Zealand from ports on the U.S. mainland, such as New York and Los Angeles.
• Australia and New Zealand are year-round cruising destinations.
• Australia and New Zealand cruises are generally 3 to 16 nights, but longer cruises are offered.
• If you fly from North America to begin your cruise, you will cross the International Date Line and lose a day. Furthermore, your flight will take nearly an entire day. This requires that you leave your hometown for your port of departure at least two days in advance of your cruise. However, we suggest that you leave three or four days before your cruise to allow time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Australia & New Zealand Cruise Ports

• Akaroa, New Zealand
• Auckland, New Zealand
• Bay of Islands, New Zealand
• Brisbane, Australia
• Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
• Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand
• Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
• Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
• Dusky Sound, New Zealand
• Eden, Australia
• Gisborne, New Zealand
• Melbourne, Australia
• Milford Sound, New Zealand
• Napier, New Zealand
• Picton, New Zealand
• Sydney, Australia
• Tauranga, New Zealand
• Wellington, New Zealand
• Whangarei, New Zealand
• Wollongong (Port Kembla), Australia

Bahamas

Head for these laid-back islands on casual Bahamas cruises, most of which depart from Florida. Cruise to the Bahamas and you'll find pretty beaches, good snorkeling and opportunities for water-skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing and more. Cruises to the Bahamas also offer colorful artwork, spirited dances and lively music. Nassau's duty-free shopping and famous straw market lure shoppers in search of handicrafts. At night, many Bahamas cruise passengers go ashore to try their luck at resort casinos.

• Cruises to the Bahamas are available year-round.
• Most cruises to the Bahamas last 3 or 4 nights, though someCaribbean cruises visit a Bahamas cruise port as part of a longer itinerary.
• Most ships that cruise to the Bahamas depart from Port Canaveral or Miami.

Bahamas Cruise Ports

• Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
• Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
• Nassau, Bahamas

Baltic

The Baltic is an area of Northern Europe that encompasses the Baltic Sea, Kattegat Bay and Skagerrak Strait, and it includes the bordering countries of Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, northeastern Germany and eastern Denmark. Amazing historical and cultural sites await passengers who cruise this magnificent region, and shore excursions typically visit museums, palaces, castles and cathedrals.

Stroll cobblestone streets amid medieval architecture in the well-preserved Baltic capitals of Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia. Visit St. Petersburg's legendary Hermitage, considered one of the world's greatest museums, and spend time touring some of Russia's most notable grand palaces. Stroll through the "Venice of the North," the cosmopolitan city of Stockholm, well-known for its picturesque buildings, lush parks and unique waterways. Or, visit the beautiful city of Helsinki, with its small-town feel and eclectic blend of neoclassical and modern architecture.
• Due to a cooler climate, the Baltic cruise season runs from May through September.
• Baltic cruises, also known as Northern Europe cruises and Scandinaviacruises, are typically 4 to 16 nights, although a few ships offer longer itineraries.
• In contrast to the Caribbean and Mexico, shoppers on Baltic cruises willfind that items in stores can be pricey. Hand-knit sweaters, fine crystal,antiques, silver and porcelain are among items that passengers seek in these ports.
• On Baltic cruises, you'll experience long hours of daylight.
• Most Baltic cruises depart from capital cities such as London, Copenhagenand Stockholm, although a few cruise lines offer sailings from Kiel, a portin northeastern Germany, and Amsterdam. We suggest that you plan to arriveat least one or two days in advance of your Baltic cruise. This will giveyou time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruiselines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Baltic Cruise Ports

• Amsterdam (IJmuiden), Holland
• Amsterdam, Holland
• Berlin (Rostock), Germany
• Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
• Copenhagen, Denmark
• Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland
• Helsinki, Finland
• Klaipeda, Lithuania
• Riga, Latvia
• St. Petersburg, Russia
• Stockholm, Sweden
• Tallinn, Estonia
• Visby, Sweden

Bermuda

Bermuda is a self-governing British dependency that melds island living with proper English traditions. Cruise to Bermuda and see sparkling blue water and pink-sand beaches, and hibiscus and bougainvillea blooms in front of pretty pastel cottages. If you cruise Bermuda you'll also find that afternoon tea is a daily ritual, judges still wear powdered wigs and cricket is a much-loved sport.

Unlike Caribbean cruises, Bermuda cruises are tightly controlled in order to keep the crowds to a minimum. Because of limits on the number of passengers that may disembark in Bermuda, it is not unusual for Bermuda cruise lines to limit the number of cabins with triple or quad occupancy on a particular sailing. This means that families planning to cruise to Bermuda in the summer (when school is out) should generally book at least 90 days in advance.
• The Bermuda cruise season lasts from late-April to October.
• Most cruises to Bermuda last seven nights, and ships typically spend threenights at the island. Some ships will stay in one port, while others mayvisit up to three Bermuda cruise ports.
• Most cruises to Bermuda depart from Boston or New York City.
• Bermuda is an extremely popular golf destination, boasting some of the mostbeautiful greens in the world. Because ships stay in port for several days,it is easy to schedule tee times when you cruise Bermuda.
• Many people mistakenly assume that Bermuda is in the Caribbean. In fact, it isactually about 1,000 miles north of the Caribbean and roughly 570 miles east ofCape Hatteras, NC.

Bermuda Cruise Ports

• Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

British Isles

The British Isles, also referred to as the British and Irish Isles, is a collection of islands off the mainland of Europe consisting of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Ireland, and a number of adjacent smaller islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Cruises to the British Isles allow travelers a wonderful opportunity to explore in depth the region's beautiful countryside while visiting notable European cities and famous historic sites along the way.

Tour famous cities like London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow, featuring extraordinary castles, unique architecture and world-class museums that showcase some of the world's most amazing art and historical artifacts. Dock in Invergordon, the gateway to Inverness and legendary Loch Ness, or become acquainted with the lesser-known islands like the Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, and Shetland and Channel Islands.
• British Isles cruises sail from April through October.
• British Isles cruises are typically 5 to 14 nights in length, but longer cruises are offered.
• London is the most common departure port for a British Isles cruise, but you may also sail from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, and otherEuropean cities. If you must fly a very long distance to reach your port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city atleast one or two days in advance of your British Isles cruise. Thiswill give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship.Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

British Isles Cruise Ports

• Belfast, Northern Ireland
• Cork (Cobh), Ireland
• Dublin, Ireland
• Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland
• Edinburgh (S Queensferry), Scotland
• Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland
• Holyhead, Wales
• Invergordon, Scotland
• Kirkwall, Scotland
• Liverpool, England
• London (Southampton), England
• London (Tilbury), England
• Portland, England
• Ringaskiddy, Ireland
• Stornoway, Scotland

Caribbean

More ships cruise the Caribbean islands than any other region in the world, and Caribbean cruises treat vacationers to crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, abundant water sports and duty-free shopping. Caribbean cruises are divided into three regions: Western Caribbean cruises, Southern Caribbean cruises and Eastern Caribbean cruises.

Western Caribbean cruises can take you to see Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatan coast, snorkeling in the barrier reef off the coast of Belize or to Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach. Southern Caribbean cruises can take you to the beautiful beaches of Aruba, the rain forest of Martinique or the beautiful beaches of Barbados. Eastern Caribbean cruises may call on ports in the Bahamas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos.

Because so many people cruise the Caribbean islands, you'll find the most competitive pricing and the best per-diem rates on a Caribbean cruise. This is especially true in the fall -- just before the start of the peak Caribbean cruise season -- when ships return to the Caribbean from Alaska and Europe.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, but with the sophisticated radar and weather-tracking systems found on larger Caribbean cruise ships today, there is little cause for concern. Ships can easily change course to avoid storms and will substitute alternate Caribbean cruise ports as necessary.

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• The Caribbean is blessed with continuously balmy, pleasant weather, makingit a year-round cruising destination.
• Caribbean cruises last 4 to 14 nights.
• Many ships will alternate 7-night eastern and western itineraries,giving passengers the option of purchasing back-to-back cruises andremaining on one ship for a 14-night sailing.
• Caribbean cruises are particularly kid-friendly, making them ideal forfamily getaways. Most ships have children's programs, youth counselorsand children's activity centers.

Caribbean Cruise Ports

• Antigua
• Aruba
• Barbados
• Bonaire
• Cartagena, Colombia
• Costa Maya, Mexico
• Cozumel, Mexico
• Curacao
• Falmouth, Jamaica
• Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
• Key West, FL
• Ocho Rios, Jamaica
• Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
• Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
• Roatan, Honduras
• San Juan, Puerto Rico
• St. Kitts
• St. Lucia
• St. Maarten
• St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
• Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Eastern Canada & New England

Eastern Canada and New England cruises usually begin in Montreal, New York or Boston. They call on popular Canadian ports like Halifax and Quebec City and highlight New England attractions such as the mansions of Newport or Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. Passengers see rugged coastlines guarded by lighthouses, quaint villages and fishing boats bobbing in picturesque harbors. Popular shore excursions include touring Montreal’s old town in a horse-drawn carriage, visiting the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax and attending a lobster bake in a coastal Maine town.
• The Eastern Canada and New England cruise season lasts from May through October, and fall is the most popular time to visit.
• Eastern Canada and New England cruises are typically 4 to 16 nights, but longer cruises are offered.

Eastern Canada & New England Cruise Ports

• Bar Harbor, ME
• Boston, MA
• Charlottetown, PE, Canada
• Halifax, NS, Canada
• Martha's Vineyard, MA
• New York (Manhattan), NY
• Newport, RI
• Portland, ME
• Quebec City, QC, Canada
• Saguenay, QC, Canada
• Saint John, NB, Canada
• Sydney, NS, Canada

Greek Islands

A Greek Islands cruise will take you to some of the most beautiful and fascinating ports in the world, including Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete, Olympia and more. You'll find beautiful beaches, white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches along the way, plus magnificent antiquities and ruins of ancient civilizations. Shoppers will also love Greek Islands cruises, as the country's low cost of living translates into rock-bottom prices for most visitors.

Often Greek Islands cruises include a few other ports in the Mediterranean such as Istanbul or Venice.
• The prime Greek Islands cruise season lasts from May through November.
• Greek Islands cruises generally range from 7 to 21 nights.
• If you need to fly a long distance to reach your port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance of your Greek Islands cruise. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Hawaii

There are three basic types of Hawaiian cruise itineraries. First, some Hawaiian cruises start or end in Hawaii and connect to California, Ensenada or Vancouver. Other itineraries combine Hawaii cruises with French Polynesia. The third and most popular type of Hawaii cruise sails entirely within the Hawaiian Islands, or begins and ends in Hawaii and includes one foreign port, such as Fanning Island, in the itinerary.

Hawaii cruises that include French Polynesia are one way, longer than a week, and often include Papeete, Bora Bora, and Moorea.
• It is possible to cruise Hawaii year-round.
• Hawaii cruises typically last 7 to 15 nights.
• In some cases you'll need to fly a long distance to reach your port ofdeparture, so we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least oneor two days in advance of your Hawaii cruise. This will give you time torest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most lines that cruiseHawaii offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Hawaii Cruise Ports

• Hilo, Hawaii, HI
• Honolulu, Oahu, HI
• Kahului, Maui, HI
• Kona, Hawaii, HI
• Lahaina, Maui, HI
• Nawiliwili, Kauai, HI

Indian Ocean

The collections of islands dotting the Indian Ocean have become popular tourist destinations. With lush mountains and pristine beaches, the Indian Ocean offers some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. Nestled between Asia and Africa, the Indian Ocean is home to the island nations of the Seychelles, the Maldives, Madagascar and others.

Extensive coral reefs and lagoons surrounding the Maldives offer fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities, while the white-sand beaches in the Seychelles set the tone for a relaxing day in paradise. No matter which islands you travel to, the turquoise waters, lush rainforests and stunning beaches will satisfy every visitor.
• Indian Ocean cruises are typically 7 to 25 nights in length, but longer cruises are offered.
• The best time to take an Indian Ocean cruise is during the winter and spring months.

Indian Ocean Cruise Ports

• Male, Maldives
• Nosy Be, Madagascar
• Pointe des Galets, Reunion Island
• Port Louis, Mauritius
• Victoria, Seychelles

Mediterranean

Mediterranean cruises take passengers to a rich mosaic of sights, from the sun-washed beaches of the Riviera to the magnificent antiquities of Rome, Athens and Ephesus. On a Mediterranean cruise, you may stroll the broad boulevards of Barcelona and Nice or view works of the masters in the museums of Florence and Paris.

Cruises are a wonderful, worry-free way to explore the great cities of Europe. About three-quarters of all European cruises are Mediterranean cruises, and the other one-fourth are cruises of the British Isles and Northern Europe.

Western Mediterranean cruises will typically call at ports in Spain, France and Italy, and may also visit ports in Portugal, Monaco, Tunisia or Morocco. Eastern Mediterranean cruises may include Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria or the Ukraine. Holy Land cruises usually combine Eastern Mediterranean cruise ports with Israel and Egypt, while some Mediterranean cruises concentrate solely on the Greek Isles.
• The Mediterranean cruise season is from late April to October, although afew ships cruise this region year-round.
• Mediterranean cruises are 7 to 14 nights in length.
• Because you'll need to fly a long distance to reach your port of departure,we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days inadvance of your Mediterranean cruise. This will give you time to rest andget oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruisehotel packages.

Mediterranean (Eastern) Cruise Ports

• Alanya, Turkey
• Argostoli, Greece
• Athens (Piraeus), Greece
• Bar, Montenegro
• Bodrum, Turkey
• Bozcaada (Tenedos), Turkey
• Cairo (Port Said), Egypt
• Corfu, Greece
• Crete (Chania), Greece
• Crete (Heraklion), Greece
• Dubrovnik, Croatia
• Ephesus / Kusadasi, Turkey
• Haifa, Israel
• Istanbul, Turkey
• Jerusalem / Tel Aviv (Ashdod), Israel
• Kotor, Montenegro
• Lesbos (Mytilene), Greece
• Limassol, Cyprus
• Mykonos, Greece
• Olympia (Katakolon), Greece
• Rhodes, Greece
• Santorini, Greece
• Split, Croatia
• Strait of Messina
• Thessaloniki, Greece

Mediterranean (Western) & Atlantic Islands Cruise Ports

• Alicante, Spain
• Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
• Barcelona, Spain
• Bilbao, Spain
• Cadiz, Spain
• Cannes, France
• Cartagena, Spain
• Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy
• Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
• Ibiza, Spain
• Lisbon, Portugal
• Malaga, Spain
• Marseille, France
• Messina, Sicily, Italy
• Monte Carlo, Monaco
• Naples, Italy
• Nice (Villefranche), France
• Palma de Mallorca, Spain
• Ponta Delgada, Portugal
• Porto Grande, Cape Verde
• Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
• Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands
• Seville, Spain
• Sorrento, Italy
• Valletta, Malta
• Venice, Italy
• Vigo, Spain

Mexico & Central America

Cruises to Mexico and Central America are among the most affordable in the market and may visit ports in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez or in the Caribbean Sea. Explore cities in destinations such as the Mexican Riviera, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, as well as in the Yucatan region of Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Guatemala.

Primarily departing from California, cruises on the Pacific side of this region usually find drier weather and more mountainous terrain onshore. Fishing, horseback riding on the beach, parasailing and many other sports abound. Or, opt for a Mexico and Central America cruise that departs from Florida or Gulf Coast ports like Galveston or New Orleans. You'll find a more humid climate, lush vegetation and warm, crystal-clear waters for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. A wide range of excursions are offered in this area, from scuba diving and snorkeling in Roatan to zip-lining in the jungle of Belize to hiking in Costa Rica's amazing national parks. Tours of ancient Mayan ruins at Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Tulum are also popular, and some Mexico and Central America cruises make stops near, or traverse, the Panama Canal.
• Mexico and Central America cruises are available year-round.
• Some Mexico and Central America cruises also visit ports in South America.
• Cruises to Mexico and Central America last 3 to 14 nights, but longer cruises are offered.

Mexico & Central America Cruise Ports

• Acapulco, Mexico
• Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
• Colon, Panama
• Corinto, Nicaragua
• Costa Maya, Mexico
• Cozumel, Mexico
• Ensenada, Mexico
• Harvest Caye, Belize
• Ixtapa, Mexico
• Mazatlan, Mexico
• Panama Canal (Full Transit)
• Panama Canal (Partial Transit)
• Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
• Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
• Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
• Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
• Puntarenas, Costa Rica
• Roatan, Honduras

Middle East

On a Middle East cruise, you'll discover ancient and modern cultures and some of the world's most impressive architectural sites. Middle East cruises are sometimes referred to as Holy Land cruises, as important Christian, Jewish and Islamic sites are among the highlights of shore excursions. The Middle East offers striking topographical contrasts, from lush valleys to vast deserts, and the pyramids of Egypt are a highlight of many Middle East cruises. Some Middle East cruises transit the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.

Middle East cruises frequently include Eastern Mediterranean ports in Turkey or Greece.
• There are only a few Middle East cruises each year.
• If you need to fly a long distance for your Middle East cruise, we suggest that you arrive at your departure port at least one or two days in advance. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Middle East Cruise Ports

• Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
• Cairo (Port Said), Egypt
• Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
• Haifa, Israel
• Jerusalem / Tel Aviv (Ashdod), Israel
• Khasab, Oman
• Luxor (Safaga), Egypt
• Muscat, Oman
• Petra (Aqaba), Jordan
• Salalah, Oman
• Suez Canal

Northern Europe

The Northern Europe cruise region stretches from the British Isles through Scandinavia, and all the way to St. Petersburg, Russia. Northern Europe cruises are also referred to as Baltic cruises and Scandinavia cruises. Amazing historical and cultural sites await passengers, and shore excursions typically visit museums, palaces, castles and cathedrals.

The Northern Europe cruise season is very short due to the cooler climate, with fewer ships sailing here. The regular per-diem rate is high compared to most other regions of the world, though we are frequently able to obtain excellent discounts for our customers on Northern Europe cruises.
• The Northern Europe cruise season lasts from May through August.
• Northern Europe cruises, also known as Baltic cruises and Scandinavia cruises,are typically 7 to 14 nights.
• A few ships sail itineraries that concentrate entirely on the British Islesor the Norwegian Fjords.
• In contrast to the Caribbean and Mexico, shoppers on Northern Europe cruiseswill find that items in stores can be pricey. Hand-knit sweaters, fine crystal,antiques, silver and porcelain are among items that passengers seek in these ports.
• On Northern Europe cruises, you'll experience long hours of daylight.
• If you need to fly a very long distance to reach your port of departure,we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days inadvance of your Northern Europe cruise. This will give you time to restand get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offerpre-cruise hotel packages.

Northern Europe Cruise Ports

• Akureyri, Iceland
• Alesund, Norway
• Amsterdam (IJmuiden), Holland
• Amsterdam, Holland
• Belfast, Northern Ireland
• Bergen, Norway
• Berlin (Rostock), Germany
• Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
• Cherbourg, France
• Copenhagen, Denmark
• Cork (Cobh), Ireland
• Dublin, Ireland
• Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland
• Edinburgh (S Queensferry), Scotland
• Eidfjord, Norway
• Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland
• Geiranger, Norway
• Hammerfest, Norway
• Haugesund, Norway
• Hellesylt, Norway
• Helsinki, Finland
• Klaipeda, Lithuania
• Kristiansand, Norway
• London (Southampton), England
• London (Tilbury), England
• Nordfjord, Norway
• Oslo, Norway
• Paris (Le Havre), France
• Reykjavik, Iceland
• Riga, Latvia
• Ringaskiddy, Ireland
• Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark
• Seydisfjordur, Iceland
• St. Petersburg, Russia
• Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden
• Stockholm, Sweden
• Tallinn, Estonia
• Trondheim, Norway
• Visby, Sweden
• Zeebrugge, Belgium

Norway

With its beautiful landscapes and magnificent fjords, Norway is a country full of natural beauty and wonderful history and culture. A visit to this unique destination offers an intimate look at quaint fishing villages and picturesque towns, as well as amazing explorations north of the Arctic Circle, a winter wonderland of spectacular wildlife and glistening glaciers.

Cruise itineraries vary, focusing primarily on the coastal villages and breathtaking fjords of western Norway, although some itineraries include the Arctic with stops at Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago. Traveling between Kirkenes and Stavanger, you'll visit some of Norway's most popular sites. Tromso, which lies far north of the Arctic Circle, is home to a number of museums and Polaria, an environmental center that educates visitors on Arctic wildlife and ecology. Trondheim, a center for education and technology, features shop-lined streets, lively nightlife and many historical attractions, among them the Nidarosdomen Cathedral. Bergen, an important cultural highlight, is well-known for its fish market, the old Hanseatic-era wharf known as Bryggen, and nearby mountains and fjords.

It is important to point out that although Oslo is the country's capital, it is only visited on a small number of Norway cruise itineraries. However, pre- and post-cruise packages are sometimes offered for those wanting to spend additional time in the metropolitan city.
• The Norway cruise season runs from March through December.
• Norway cruises are generally 5 to 14 nights in length, but longer cruises are offered.
• Norway cruise itineraries are fast-paced, often including multiple stopseach day, and additional time is spent cruising the region's natural attractions.
• Due to Norway's high latitude, you'll experience long hours ofdaylight during the summer, especially from late May to late July.
• Norway cruises depart from a variety of northern European cities, but mostbegin in Bergen, located in southwestern Norway, or Kirkenes, located innorthern Norway 240 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Flights to thesedeparture ports typically connect through Oslo. We suggest that you planto arrive at least one or two days in advance of your Norway cruise. Thiswill give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Mostcruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Norway Cruise Ports

• Alesund, Norway
• Bergen, Norway
• Eidfjord, Norway
• Geiranger, Norway
• Hammerfest, Norway
• Haugesund, Norway
• Hellesylt, Norway
• Honningsvag, Norway
• Kristiansand, Norway
• Leknes, Lofoten Islands, Norway
• Nordfjord, Norway
• Oslo, Norway
• Trondheim, Norway

Pacific U.S. & Canada

If you are looking for a great vacation in the Pacific U.S. and Canada, why not consider a cruise? You’ll find rich pioneer history, Native American culture and splendid natural beauty. Cruises might call at isles such as Washington’s Whidbey Island and the San Juan Islands, or skim the California coast as far south as San Diego.

Several larger cruise ships offer short Pacific U.S. and Canada cruises immediately before or after the Alaska cruise season. These itineraries focus on the metropolitan attractions of Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria and San Francisco.
• Pacific U.S. and Canada cruises are generally available from March through June and from September through November.
• Pacific U.S. and Canada cruises generally range from 3 to 7 nights.

Pacific U.S. & Canada Cruise Ports

• Astoria, OR
• Los Angeles (San Pedro), CA
• San Diego, CA
• San Francisco, CA
• Santa Barbara, CA
• Seattle, WA
• Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Victoria, BC, Canada

Panama Canal

Panama Canal cruises combine this world-famous waterway with great ports in the Caribbean and/or Mexican Riviera. Cruise the Panama Canal and see the massive engineering marvel that was built to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Construction on the canal began in 1904 and was completed 10 years and $387 million later. On cruises to the Panama Canal, six immense locks raise the cruise ship from sea level up to 85 feet, then gently lower it --sometimes with only inches to spare on either side. On your Panama Canal cruise, join other passengers on the decks as a canal historian explains the workings of the locks and points out sights along the way.
• The Panama Canal cruise season lasts from September to April.
• Panama Canal cruises are usually 10 to 15 nights (sailings between Florida and Los Angeles through the canal are about 15 nights).
• Panama Canal cruises are available as round-trip partial transits or one-way complete transits. Partial transits usually sail round-trip from Florida. Ships that cruise the Panama Canal usually go through the first set of locks, then turn around in Gatun Lake and exit the canal the way they entered. Full transits typically sail from coast to coast, beginning in Florida and ending in one of several ports on the West Coast, such as Los Angeles or San Diego (or the reverse).

Repositioning

Rock-bottom prices, varied itineraries and a large number of relaxing days at sea are all unique characteristics of a Repositioning cruise. Usually offered in the fall and spring months, this interesting cruise option allows you to journey to uncommon and even exotic ports of call as a cruise ship relocates to a new region.

Whether you're a seasoned traveler looking to visit new ports of call or a cruise novice interested in an unbelievable deal, a Repositioning cruise will give you a unique opportunity to embark on an out-of-the-ordinary journey to see multiple destinations and sometimes different continents of the world. The most common itineraries feature sailings from Alaska to Hawaii or Transatlantic voyages from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean in the fall, or the reverse in the spring, although there is an endless combination of itineraries periodically offered throughout the year as ships move from region to region around the globe. Spend days relaxing onboard resort-style ships as you cruise to or from seasonal cruise regions like Bermuda, Alaska, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Panama Canal, Hawaii and Asia, stopping to explore ports of call along the way.
• Repositioning cruises primarily operate during the spring and fall monthswhen ships are relocating to and from major cruise regions, although thesecruises are offered periodically throughout the year.
• Repositioning cruises vary greatly in length. Most are longer than a week,lasting at least 10 nights.
• Repositioning cruises leave from major departure ports all over the world,among them are Miami, London, Rome, Buenos Aires and Anchorage. You willhave to arrange one-way air to the port of embarkation and from the portof disembarkation. If you must fly a very long distance to reach your portof departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one ortwo days in advance of your Repositioning cruise. This will give you timeto rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offerpre-cruise hotel packages.

South America

South America cruises serve a wide range of fascinating destinations and cultures. On a South America cruise, you could see lush rain forests, towering waterfalls, brightly feathered macaws, snowcapped mountains, fiords or penguin colonies. On a South America cruise, you could explore such glittering places as Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, and learn of lost cities, ancient civilizations and time-honored customs.

Some South American cruises last 50 days or longer, sailing south along the west coast around the southern tip of the continent, and north along the east coast, all the way back to the US. Most South American cruises are purchased in shorter segments, from 7 to 15 days. The most popular South America cruise includes ports along the east coast and a segment down the Amazon River to Manaus, Brazil.
• The South America cruise season lasts from November to March.
• Cruises to South America are 7 to 50+ nights in length.
• On South America cruise itineraries that round the southern tip of South America, passengers may be able to sign up for a flightseeing excursion over Antarctica.
• If you must fly a long distance to reach your port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance of your South America cruise. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

South America Cruise Ports

• Arica, Chile
• Beagle Channel
• Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Cape Horn
• Cartagena, Colombia
• Chilean Fjords
• Coquimbo, Chile
• Ilhabela, Brazil
• Lima (Callao), Peru
• Montevideo, Uruguay
• Pisco, Peru
• Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
• Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
• Puerto Madryn, Argentina
• Puerto Montt, Chile
• Punta Arenas, Chile
• Punta del Este, Uruguay
• Recife, Brazil
• Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Santa Marta, Colombia
• Santiago (San Antonio), Chile
• Strait of Magellan
• Ushuaia, Argentina

Tahiti & South Pacific Islands

The South Pacific offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, with azure waters, majestic peaks and lush valleys. Cruises to this area of the South Pacific -- located halfway between California and Australia -- visit the Society Islands and its popular island of Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and more.

Many tourists are attracted to these islands’ carefree lifestyle, white sandy beaches and unspoiled terrain. Spend time exploring a lagoon on a glass-bottom boat ride, hike into the mountains for stunning views of the varied landscape or shop for Tahitian black pearls, one of the world's rarest pearls. Water activities abound with opportunities to scuba dive, snorkel, jet ski, parasail and windsurf off the coast of many islands.
• Cruises to Tahiti & South Pacific islands are available year-round.
• Most cruises to Tahiti & South Pacific islands last from 7 to 14 nights.
• Papeete is the most common departure port for a Tahiti cruise, but longer cruises that visit more islands are occasionally available from larger cities such as Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale or Sydney. If you must fly a very long distance to reach your port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance of your cruise. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

Tahiti & South Pacific Islands & Ports

• Apia, Samoa
• Bora Bora, Society Islands
• Ile des Pins, New Caledonia
• Lautoka, Fiji
• Lifou, New Caledonia
• Luganville, Vanuatu
• Mare, New Caledonia
• Moorea, Society Islands
• Mystery Island, Vanuatu
• Noumea, New Caledonia
• Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
• Pago Pago, American Samoa
• Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
• Port-Vila, Vanuatu
• Raiatea, Society Islands
• Suva, Fiji

Transatlantic

A Transatlantic cruise is ideal for someone who loves lazy days at sea with only a few port calls. Most Transatlantic cruises are actually repositioning cruises, seasonal sailings to move a ship from one sailing region to another. Cheap Transatlantic cruises offer some of the lowest per-diem prices in the cruise market.
• Ships offer repositioning cruises twice a year: once as they travel from the Caribbean to Europe in the spring, and again asthey return to the Caribbean in the fall.
• Transatlantic cruises last from 6 to 16 nights.
• Many Transatlantic cruises have special themes, such as Big Band, jazz, or food and wine.
• If you're flying a long distance to reach the port of departure for your Transatlantic cruise, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at leastone or two days in advance. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

SHIPS

Norwegian Breakaway

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Breakaway
  • Passenger Capacity: 4,000 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 144,017
  • Overall Length: 1,062 feet
  • Max Beam: 130 feet
  • Draft: 27 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 21.5 knots
  • Crew: 1,595

Norwegian Dawn

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Dawn
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,224 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 92,250
  • Overall Length: 965 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 28 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 25 knots
  • Crew: 1,073

Norwegian Epic

  Ship Specifications:
  • Passenger Capacity: 4,100 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 155,873
  • Overall Length: 1,081 feet
  • Max Beam: 133 feet
  • Draft: 28.5 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 22 knots
  • Crew: 1,753

Norwegian Gem

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Jewel
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,394 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 93,530
  • Overall Length: 965 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 28 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 25 knots
  • Crew: 1,101

Norwegian Jade

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Jewel
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,402 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 93,558
  • Overall Length: 965 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 28 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 25 knots
  • Crew: 1,078

Norwegian Jewel

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Jewel
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,376 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 93,502
  • Overall Length: 965 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 28 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 25 knots
  • Crew: 1,100

Norwegian Pearl

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Jewel
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,394 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 93,530
  • Overall Length: 965 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 27 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 25 knots
  • Crew: 1,099

Norwegian Sky

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Sun
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,004 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 77,104
  • Overall Length: 848
  • Max Beam: 105
  • Draft: 26 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 22 knots
  • Crew: 934

Norwegian Spirit

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Sun
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,018 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 75,338
  • Overall Length: 881 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 26 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 24 knots
  • Crew: 962

Norwegian Star

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Dawn
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,348 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 91,740
  • Overall Length: 965 feet
  • Max Beam: 125 feet
  • Draft: 27 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 25 knots
  • Crew: 1,083

Norwegian Sun

  Ship Specifications:
  • Class: Sun
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,936 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 78,309
  • Overall Length: 848 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 26 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric (6 generators)
  • Cruise Speed: 22 knots
  • Crew: 953

Pride of America

  Ship Specifications:
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,138 (dbl. occ.)
  • Gross Register Tonnage: 80,439
  • Overall Length: 921 feet
  • Max Beam: 105 feet
  • Draft: 26 feet
  • Engines: Diesel Electric
  • Cruise Speed: 22 knots
  • Crew: 940