101-Day World Cruise - Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale

 

Balcony Stateroom From $39,804 CAD per person

Date: 20 January  - 02 May 2025

*Includes Princess Plus

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  • Fitness classes (2 per cruise)

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Cruise Itinerary

Monday, January 20, Los Angeles, California 

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?
Los Angeles is a port of embarkation and disembarkation for some cruises.

Points of Interest
- Hollywood Boulevard
- TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)
- Universal Studios
- Olvera Street
- Disney Concert Hall/Music Center
- Hollywood Bowl
- Beverly Hills
- Santa Monica Pier

Sunday, January 26 , Honolulu, Hawaii 
Monday, January 27, Maui (Lahaina) Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
Home to nearly half a million people, Honolulu is Hawaii's state capital and only major city. The city of Honolulu and the island of Oahu offer a wealth of historic, cultural and scenic attractions. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are two of the city's enduring symbols. Pearl Harbor, site of the USS Arizona Memorial and the "Punchbowl," are haunting reminders of the tragic events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. Honolulu is also home to the historic Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's last royals. Beyond the city lie tropical rain forests, the Pali Lookout and the North Shore known for its surfing beaches. A draw card to visitors of all ages, from all corners of the globe, Honolulu's appeal ranges from it's magnificent beaches, countless well-stocked shops, tempting restaurants and a multitude of historic, cultural and scenic attractions.

Points of Interest
- Pearl Harbor
- Polynesian Cultural Center
- Pali Lookout
- Diamond Head Crater
- Iolani Palace
- Battleship Missouri Memorial
- Hanauma Bay
- Waimea Bay and North Shore

Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii
Maui has always occupied a special place in the hearts of Hawaiians. The great warrior King Kamehameha, who united the islands under his rule, chose to make Lahaina his capital and Ka'anapali was once the favorite playground of Hawaiian royalty. And no wonder - Maui boasts stunning landscapes and superb beaches. Mt. Haleakala, a dormant volcano, rises 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Once hailed as "The Valley of the Kings," Maui's Iao Valley is a tropical paradise dominated by the Needle, a volcanic monolith towering over the valley floor. Then there is Lahaina, once home to a royal court and a raucous port-of-call enjoyed by 19th-century Yankee whalers. Haleakala means "The House of the Sun." To the Hawaiians, it appeared that the sun both rose from and set in the depths of its massive crater. Today, the centerpiece of Haleakala National Park, it is one of Maui's major attractions.

Points of Interest
- Haleakala National Park
- Maui Ocean Center
- Road to Hana
- Iao Valley State Park
- Whale Watching
- Molokini Crater
- Hawaiian Cultural Experience
- Outdoor Adventures

Tuesday, February 4, Suva, Fiji

The Fiji archipelago is at the cross roads of the South Pacific. In the days of sailing ships, it was known as "The Cannibal Isles," where mariners carefully avoided its fierce warriors and perfidious waters. Thankfully, Fiji's pagan days live only in the tales recalled by tour guides - in rituals such as firewalking, Kava Ceremonies and in renditions of tribal drumming, dance and song. Fiji is an exotic destination, with 333 islands that provide an exciting adventure or peaceful repose. The northwest region, where the sun shines almost every day and a tropical shower ends as quickly as it began, is home to the majority of the resorts. Suva, the political, administrative, educational and commercial center, has a backdrop of lush rainforest maintained by the inevitable "tropical downpour." The people of Fiji are the most multiracial and multicultural of all South Pacific island countries - this being reflected in churches of all denominations, mosques, temples and shrines. Built around a reef-protected natural harbor, Suva, with its colonial buildings nestled alongside modern commercial venues, shops and local markets, parks and residential sprawl, is home to nearly half of Fiji's urban population.

Points of Interest
- Fiji Museum & Thurston Gardens
- Colo-I-Suva
- Raiwaqa Village
- Fiji Arts Village
- Pure Fiji Factory
- Naililili
- Pearl South Pacific Beach Resort
- Nausori

Friday, February 7, 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. The Bay of Islands has lured explorers for countless centuries. The Maori say that Kupe, the great Polynesian adventurer, came here in the 10th century. Captain Cook anchored offshore in 1769, followed by assorted brigands, traders, colonists and missionaries.
Note: Bay of Islands is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

Points of Interest
- Waitangi Treaty Grounds
- Harbour, Islands & Hole in the Rock
- Kerikeri & Surrounds
- Russell
- Cultural Experience
- Glow-worm Caves
- Paihia and Surrounds
- Haruru Falls

Sunday, February 9, Napier, New Zealand 
Monday, February 10, Picton, New Zealand

Napier, New Zealand

Napier and Hawke's Bay have become New Zealand's premier lifestyle getaways. Located on the North Island's eastern coast, New Zealand's oldest wine-growing region boasts a superb Mediterranean climate and golden sand beaches. In recent years, Hawke's Bay has become a leading producer of fine olive oils and artisanal cheeses. Wildlife lovers and birders will flock to Cape Kidnappers in Southern Hawke Bay: the Cape is home to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. In 1931, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake leveled Napier. The town rebuilt itself, and today Napier is hailed as the "Art Deco City" for its superb collection of Deco, Spanish Mission and Classical Revival buildings.

Points of Interest
- Art Deco City Tour
- Wine Tasting
- Cape Kidnappers
- Te Mata Peak
- National Aquarium
- Silky Oaks Chocolate Company & Sunzup Fruit World
- Mohaka River
- Mission Estate Winery

Picton, New Zealand

Located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is your gateway to the South Island's famed Marlborough District. Once known primarily for its lush farm lands and many sheep stations, Marlborough came to international attention thanks to a new agricultural product - wine. The release of the 1985 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the map and changed the world's focus on winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, the Marlborough region boasts dramatic sea and landscapes, fascinating wine country, excellent restaurants and a number of the nation's finest gardens.
Military names abound in this corner of New Zealand - the region is named for the first Duke of Marlborough, while the largest town, Blenheim, is named after his most famous battle. Picton is named for Sir Thomas Picton, a favorite of another general, the first duke of Wellington.
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Points of Interest
- Marlborough Wineries
- Queen Charlotte Sound
- Lochmara Lodge
- Omaka Aviation Heritage Center
- Pelorous Sound
- Makana Confections
- Outdoor Adventure
- Winery

Wednesday, February 12, Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand's loveliest harbors, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush. Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city center. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city's octagon.
Travel tip: Dunedin is pronounced "Dunn-knee-din"

Points of Interest
- Taieri Gorge Railway
- Larnach Castle
- Olveston House
- Otago Harbour & Peninsula
- Speights Brewery
- Botanical Garden
- Otago Museum
- Dunedin Train Station

Sunday, February 16, Sydney, Australia

As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney - hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world." Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney - from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains. Australia's oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.

Points of Interest
- Sydney Opera House
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- The Blue Mountains
- Featherdale Wildlife Park
- Bondi Beach
- MacQuairies Chair
- The Rocks
- Echo Point

Tuesday, February 18, Burnie, Australia

Located on Bass Strait, Burnie is Tasmania's fourth-largest city and a major port. Burnie, surrounded by prime productive farmlands is the gateway to scenic northwest Tasmania, an area rich in picturesque old villages, homesteads and historic homes. Inland lies the rainforest and wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site.

Points of Interest
- Cradle Mountain
- Devonport
- Wing's Wildlife Park
- Don River Railway
- Penguin
- Ulverstone
- Burnie Regional Museum
- Stanley

February, Wednesday 19, Melbourne, Australia

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.
Travel Tip: Melbourne is pronounced "mell-burn."

Points of Interest
- The 12 Apostles
- Royal Botanic Garden
- Ballarat: Sovereign Hill
- Fitzroy Gardens
- Healesville Sanctuary
- Mount Dandenong Observatory lookout
- Puffing Billy Train
- Queen Victoria Market

Friday, February 21, Adelaide, Australia

Founded in 1836, this graceful city lies nestled on the coastal plain between Gulf St. Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide was the vision of Colonel William Light, Australia's Surveyor General, who created a one-mile-square grid for the city's center and surrounded it with a belt of stunning parkland. Today, Adelaide is a metropolis of over one million people, boasting wide, tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, and the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in Australia. Beyond the city and the rugged Adelaide Hills lie the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Here Australian vintners are winning international acclaim for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

Points of Interest
- Barossa Valley
- McLaren Vale
- Mount Lofty
- Hahndorf
- Botanic Gardens
- Haigh's Chocolates
- Glenelg
- Cleland Wildlife Park

Tuesday, February 25, Perth (Fremantle), Australia

Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle - founded in 1829 - is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River. Perth's explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle - some 70 percent of Western Australia's population live in and around Perth.

Points of Interest
- Swan River Cruise
- King's Park & Cottesloe Beach
- Pinnacles
- Yanchep National Park & Aboriginal Interaction Centre
- AQWA
- Rottnest Island
- Western Australian Maritime Museum
- Fremantle Prison

Saturday, March 1 Bali (Benoa), 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 jewelry 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. For all Bali's scenic beauty, the island has weathered great natural disasters, from the 1963 eruption of Mt. Agung to a massive earthquake in 1976. The island emerged relatively unscathed from the great tsunami of 2004.
Note: All motorcoaches are equipped with air-conditioning.

Points of Interest
- Ubud
- Craft Villages
- Denpasar
- Ubud Monkey Forest
- Elephant Safari Park
- Taman Ayun Temple
- Ayung River Rafting
- Rice Terraces

Tuesday, March 4, Singapore

Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of five million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city 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. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world. Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.

Points of Interest
- Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
- Botanic Gardens
- Raffles Hotel
- Orchard Road
- Jurong Bird Park
- Singapore River Cruise
- Little India & Sultan Mosque
- Singapore Zoo

Saturday, March 8, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka conjures up the exotic and the mysterious. Once known as Ceylon, the island boasts a fantastic landscape that ranges from primeval rain forest to the bustling modern streets of Colombo, the capital. A visitor to Sri Lanka has a wealth of options. Relax on some of the world's finest beaches. Explore the temples, halls and palaces of the last Sinhalese kingdom at Kandy. Or take a guided tour of an elephant orphanage. Colombo also offers an array of charms, from the Royal Botanic Gardens, once a royal pleasure garden, to the Pettah Bazaar, where vendors hawk everything under the sun. Colombo and Sri Lanka were shaped by Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and European influences. Colombo also serves as a gateway for Overland Adventures to India.

Points of Interest
- Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Colombo National Museum
- Asokaramaya Buddist Temple
- Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha
- Pettah Market
- Ingiriya Tea Plantation
- Negombo
- Royal Botanical Gardens

Thursday, March 13, Friday & March 14, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.

Points of Interest
- Burj Al Arab Hotel
- Burj Khalifa
- Jumeirah Mosque
- Souks
- Dubai Museum
- Desert Safari
- Crossing Dubai Creek
- Palm Jumeirah

Saturday, March 15, Muscat (Mina Qaboos), 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. Muscat's Al Alam palace is the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Points of Interest
- Grand Mosque
- Muttrah Souk
- Bait Al Zubair
- Nakhl Fort
- Al Alam Palace
- Dhow Cruise
- 4WD Desert Safari
- Quriyat Fish Market

Monday, March 17, 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 southeastern 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. Salalah is the birthplace of Oman's reigning Sultan Qaboos. The city is surrounded by coconut, banana, guava and papaya groves.

Points of Interest
- Al Balid
- Al Husn Souk
- Frankincense Trail
- Al Husn Palace
- Job's Tomb
- Samhurum
- Taqa
- Beaches

Saturday, March 22 Aqaba (Petra), Jordan
Sunday, March 23, Transit the Suez Canal, Egypt
Monday, March 24, Transit the Suez Canal, Egypt
Tuesday, March 25, Alexandria (for Cairo & Giza), Egypt

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

The port of Aqaba has been an important strategic and commercial center for over three millennia. Originally called Elath, the home of the Edomites became in Roman times a trading center where goods from as far away as China found entry to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Today Aqaba is Jordan's only seaport, and the city serves as an intriguing gateway for travelers. In the surrounding desert lies the lost city of Petra - a city that may date to 6,000 B.C. - and Wadi Rum, where an English soldier mystic named T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as "Lawrence of Arabia." Perched at the apex of the Gulf of Aqaba, Aqaba offers internationally renowned diving opportunities and the richest marine life in the entire Red Sea. The old fortress on the waterfront dates to the 14th-century. Passengers should drink only bottled water while ashore. Please respect local customs and dress accordingly, avoiding exposed shoulders and knees.

Points of Interest
- Siq
- Khazneh
- Roman Amphitheater
- Royal Tombs
- Wadi Rum
- Aqaba Museum
- Colonnaded Street
- Movenpick Resort

Transit the Suez Canal, Egypt

Transiting through the Suez Canal is sure to be one of the lifelong memories of your cruise. The thought of a canal linking the Mediterranean and Red Sea extends back in history as far as 2100 B.C. Napoleon Bonaparte, pursuing his dreams of conquest, entertained the notion in 1798. But it was French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps who finally proved that a canal across the Suez was practicable. Work on the canal began in 1858. Eleven years later the opening of the Suez Canal was an international event. The world had acquired a quicker route to Asia-as well as a Verdi opera called Aida.

Of course the Suez Canal was a source of immediate controversy. The British wrested control of the canal from Egypt in 1882. Egypt regained control during its revolution of 1952. In 1956, the British, allied with the French and Israelis, nearly took the canal back. The Arab-Israeli Six Day War of 1967 closed the canal until 1973, when another war and intense international negotiations led to its return to Egyptian control.

Turbulent history aside, what greater cruising memory can one have than serenely sailing along the sands of the desert aboard a Princess ship?

Alexandria (for Cairo & Giza), Egypt

Having added Egypt to his empire, Alexander the Great decreed that a new city be raised as his imperial capital and named it Alexandria. The young conqueror never lived to see his dream realized, dying nine years later at the age of 33. But the city he founded would play a major role in world history for the next 20 centuries. Alexandria was the capital of Egypt under the Ptolemys and the Roman Empire. An early center of Christianity, the city was famed as a focus of commerce and culture - a legacy that endured until the waning of the Byzantine Empire in the 14th century. Under Ottoman rule, Alexandria suffered a long period of decline until Muhammad Ali revived its fortunes in the 1800s. The opening of the Suez Canal also served to diminish Alexandria's role as a major port, but the city was a bastion of the British Empire in both world wars. Today Alexandria is Egypt's second-largest city with a population of some 5 million souls.
Alexandria is hailed as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean." The city serves as your gateway to Cairo and the Great Pyramids.

Points of Interest
- The Pyramids / Sphinx
- The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
- Nile Cruise
- Sakkara - Step Pyramid
- Evening Sound & Light Show
- Citadel of Salah El Din
- Ancient Alexandria
- Modern Alexandria

Thursday, March 27, Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol offers everything a traveler 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. Cyprus lies at the crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean. Over centuries, every major power has contended for control of the island. Today, the Republic of Cyprus is a member of the European Union.

Points of Interest
- Kolossi Castle
- House of Dionysus
- Troodos Mountains
- Curium
- Nicosia
- Paphos
- Rock of Romios
- House of Aion

Saturday, March 29, Crete (Chania), Greece
Sunday, March 30, Rhodes, Greece

Crete (Chania), Greece

Weaving a tapestry of awe and wonder, Chania is a centuries-old mix of Minoan myths, well-preserved Venetian mansions, a mesmerizing Old Town complete with labyrinthine passageways, and atmospheric Kastelli Hill, once the site of a Roman acropolis. But Chania may be best known as the gateway to the breathtaking 4,000 year-old Minoan ruins at Knossos, home of the legendary King Minos and the part man and part bull known creature as the Minotaur. And around every corner of this idyllic area you'll find picturesque villages, breathtaking views and architectural wonders that will remain with you for a lifetime.

Points of Interest
- Knossos Palace
- Heraklion Archaeological Museum
- Akrotiri Hill- Eleftherios Venizelos tomb
- Chania Old town
- Monastery of Arkadi
- Rethymnon Town
- Heraklion
- Agia Marina Beach

Rhodes, Greece

The largest and arguably the most beautiful of the 12 islands forming the Dodecanese, Rhodes has long played a major role in history. Lying just 12 miles off the coast of Turkey, the island straddles the sea-lanes linking Egypt, Southern Europe and the Holy Land. Rhodes Town bears witness to that long history. The ancient city features a classical stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. The "old" city is a walled town with medieval buildings and streets harking back to the days of the Crusades. The new town is a Mecca of luxury resorts lining the island's picturesque Mandaraki Harbor. The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is reputed to have once stood guard over the harbor. Today, the bronze statues of a stag and doe top the two columns marking the harbor entrance.

Points of Interest
- Rhodes Old Town
- Palace of the Grand Masters
- Street of Knights
- The Acropolis of Lindos
- The Church of Our Lady
- Mandraki Harbor & Colossus of Rhodes
- Mt. Philerimos
- Monte Smith

Monday, March 31, Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus)

From the port of Kusadasi on Turkey's Anatolian Coast, one travels into the past. Nearby stand the ruins of ancient Ephesus, a major site of archeological excavation. The city was once a Roman provincial capital and trading center. Ephesus is also home to several of Christendom's holiest sites. St. Paul preached at the Great Theater and the ruins of Ephesus' Basilica cover the tomb of Christ's most beloved disciple, St. John the Apostle. In Kusadasi, whitewashed stone houses rise in tiers behind the market district. The palm-lined esplanade is the center of town life, with thousands of merchants offering wares to rival the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

Points of Interest
- Ephesus
- House of the Virgin Mary
- Basilica of St. John
- Ephesus Museum
- Terrace Houses
- Sirince
- Carpet Weaving and Shopping
- Tour sites at guest's discretion

Tuesday, April 1, Patmos, Greece
Wednesday, April 2, Volos, Greece
Thursday, April 3, Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Patmos, Greece

This small island in the Dodecanese enjoys a singular honor. 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. Travelers can still view the saint's Grotto and climb the path to the 11th-century monastery of St. John the Theologian.mPatmos occupies a place in classical mythology as well. Orestes fled to Patmos to escape the Furies after avenging the murder of his father Agamemnon.
Note: Patmos is an anchorage port. Guests transfer to shore is via ship's tender.

Points of Interest
- Grotto of Revelation
- Chora
- Monastery of St. John
- Simandris House

Volos, Greece

Lying along the shores of the Pagasitikos Gulf, Volos and its surrounding area are steeped in history and myth. Towering Mount Pelion was believed to be the hunting ground of centaurs and other mythological creatures. And it was from here that Jason led his mighty band of Argonauts on their fabled quest for the Golden Fleece. Even mere mortals have accomplished seemingly inhuman feats. Awesome monasteries, built atop the towering rock pinnacles of Meteora, remain as testaments to man's faith. Six of the original structures, including St. Stephen's, are still inhabited. The results of wind erosion or eons' worth of gravel deposits, these mysterious formations are truly a wonder to behold. Meteora is usually translated as meaning "mid-air."

Points of Interest
- Meteora Monasteries
- Volos Museum
- Makrynitsa
- Milies Village

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

The past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on Athens' destiny. Then there is the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece.bPiraeus is the port city for Athens and has been Athens' port of entry for over two millennia.

Points of Interest
- Acropolis
- The Plaka
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Old Olympic Stadium
- Athens Museums
- Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
- Ancient Agora
- Ancient Corinth, Corinth Canal and Corinth Museum

Saturday, April 5, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a beautiful stone jewel hugging the Adriatic Sea. This picture-perfect medieval walled city offers ancient stone buildings, narrow cobbled streets and fortified ramparts rising above red-tiled rooftops. Stradun is the city's focal point and main artery while Dubrovnik's streets are blessedly free of vehicular traffic. Despite the heavy damage inflicted by shelling in the early '90s, Dubrovnik has been restored to its pre-war beauty. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old city remains the pride of the Republic of Croatia. For six centuries Dubrovnik was an independent republic - an oligarchy ruled by patrician families. The Republic was overthrown by Napoleon in 1808.
Note: All passengers must carry an original photo I.D. when going ashore: photocopies are not accepted.
On occasion, Dubrovnik will be an anchorage port; passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

Points of Interest
- Pile Gate and Old Town
- Franciscan Monastery and Pharmacy
- Dominican Monastery
- Rector's Palace
- Cathedral and Treasury
- City Walls and Maritime Museum
- Dalmatian Coastal Villages (Cavat / Trsteno / Ston)
- Konavl

Sunday, April 6, Bar, Montenegro

Bar, Montenegro, is an unsung resort town on the country's south coast. Nestled between breathtaking mountains and the glistening Adriatic Sea, Bar offers plenty of culture and history to discover, nature right on its doorstep, and a string of pebble beaches to relax on. While Bar may not be as well-known as, say, Kotor or Budva, two of Montenegro's most well-known destinations, travelers will find an authentic atmosphere here, and plenty to see and do during a short visit. There's sizzling weather, too, with 270 days of sunshine every year. Culture and history are present, too. If you enjoy delving into a destination's past, Stari Bar, the picture-perfect old town, is a must-visit, while lazy beach days are encouraged on the coast.

Points of Interest
- Kotor
- Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks
- Budva
- Stari Bar
- Ulcinj
- Lipa Cave
- Skadar Lake

Monday, April 7, Taranto, Italy
Tuesday, April 8, Siracusa. Italy
Wednesday, April 9, Valletta, Malta
Friday, April 11, Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Siracusa. Italy

Strategically located at the Gulf of Siracusa next to the Ionian Sea on an expansive bay, Siracusa was founded in 734 B.C. Siracusa was once a rival to Athens for power and prestige and home to some of the great thinkers of the time. Nestled amongst fragrant citrus groves along the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea, today Siracusa is a treasure trove of ruins, including temples, amphitheaters and an ancient castle perched on a vast archaeological site on the edge of the modern city. They reveal the three civilizations that occupied the area – Greek, Byzantine and medieval Judaic. The exceptional archaeological site of Neapolis Archaeological Park contains an enormous number of ruins and offers the chance to see one of the largest remaining Greek theaters in the world. A stroll through the older residential quarter on the island of Ortigia is an opportunity to explore this historical center of the city, where you'll discover winding streets, ancient stone buildings and the freshwater Spring of Arethusa, named for a nymph in Greek mythology. Venture out into the countryside for lush vineyards and magnificent rolling scenery, then photograph the height and majesty of Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano.

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Points of Interest
- Sicilian countryside
- Noto
- Neapolis Archaeological Park
- Ragusa Ibla
- Mount Etna
- Old Town

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-colored 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. Malta has a long history: the megalithic stone temples at Gozo may be the oldest freestanding structures on Earth. Malta has two official languages, Maltese (constitutionally the national language) and English. Malta was admitted to the European Union in 2004 and in 2008 became part of the eurozone.

Points of Interest
- Valletta
- Grand Master's Palace
- St. John's Cathedral
- Mdina
- Vittoriosa
- Rabat
- Ħaġar Qim 
- Marsaxlokk Village

Friday, April 11, Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy  
Saturday, April 12,Corsica (Ajaccio), France 
Sunday, April 13, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy  
Monday, April 14, Genoa, Italy 
Tuesday, April 15, Villefranche, France 
Wednesday, April 16, Marseille (Provence), France 

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications. Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter. Rome has been a magnet luring the world's greatest artists, architects, and philosophers since the days of the Caesars.

Points of Interest
 - St. Peter's Square and Basilica
- Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
- Colosseum
- Trevi Fountain
- Pantheon
- Spanish Steps
- Piazza Navona
- Forum

Corsica (Ajaccio), France

In 1811, Napoleon Bonaparte - then Napoleon I, Emperor of the French - made Corsica a department of France. He also moved the capital from Bastia to his hometown of Ajaccio. The capital of Corsica, Ajaccio is the island's largest town (although we know that the capital of Corsica is Paris, and Ajaccio & Bastia are roughly the same size) - and the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. One can stroll past the cathedral where the future emperor was baptized--the Casa Bonaparte is a museum devoted to the imperial glory. But Corsica is also the "scented isle" - a place of dramatic shoreline cliffs, small coves, and golden beaches. The island interior consists of stony mountains carpeted in macchia, a low, thick, chaparral comprised of aromatic Corsican mint, rock roses, and myrtle. Everywhere you'll discover traces of the island's long and colorful history, from medieval walled towns to seaside villages guarded by 16th-century towers. Though the island has been part of France since the late 18th century, Corsica retains its own distinct culture and flavor.

Points of Interest
- Hotel d' Ville/Napoleanic Museum
- Prunelli Gorges
- Vizzavona Forest
- Calanches
- Cathedral
- Maison Bonaparte (Napoleon's House)
- Fesch Museum

Florence/Pisa (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 rivaled the great maritime powers of Venice and Genoa. The city was a leader in art and architecture second only to Florence.

Points of Interest
Duomo and Baptistery
Accademia (Academy of Fine Arts)
Field of Miracles and/or Leaning Tower of Pisa
Ponte Vecchio & Piazza Della Signoria
Uffizi Museum and Gallery
Church of Santa Croce
Tuscany Villages
Chianti Region

Genoa, Italy

Genoa is the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. Many regard Genoa as having the largest historic city center in Europe as a result of having been, for centuries, a powerful commercial center seaport and city-state. It was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and its maritime roots have fostered a dialect that has, absorbed elements of Neapolitan, Calabrese and Portuguese over the centuries. Genoa's harbor is a bustling swarm of activity, which makes it a great launching point for the sprawling metropolis of Milan.

Points of Interest
- Cinque Terre
- Santa Margherita
- San Lorenzo Cathedral
- Via Garibaldi
- Chiesa del Gesu
- Milan
- Portofino
- Rapallo

Villefranche, France

This small port on the Cote d'Azur boasts one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. The village - once beloved by French artist, poet and playwright Jean Cocteau - is also at the very heart of the fabled Cote. Travel east along the Corniche and explore the Principality of Monaco. Stroll the quaint streets of the old town or break the bank in the famous Casino. West lies Nice, Antibes and Cannes, home to the world's most celebrated film festival. And inland are the ever-fascinating medieval villages of St. Paul de Vence and Eze. The old town of Villefranche-sur-mer boasts a number of interesting sights and monuments. The Dukes of Savoy built the old port, in the 17th century to maintain their fleet of galleys. The famed Chapelle St. Pierre is renowned for its murals, created by Jean Cocteau in 1957.

Points of Interest
- Old Monaco
- Nice: Tourist Tram and Cannes
- Monte Carlo
- St. Nicholas Cathedral
- Monte Carlo's Casino
- Eze
- Middle Corniche

Marseille (Provence), 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 harbor 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.

Points of Interest
- Aix-en-Provence
- Avignon
- Marseille and Notre Dame de la Garde
- Pont du Gard
- Arles
- Lourmarin
- Roussillon
- Les Baux de Provence

Thursday, April 17, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, April 19, Seville (Cadiz), Spain
Sunday, April 20, Casablanca, Morocco (for Marrakech)

Barcelona, Spain

The 1992 Summer Olympics revealed to the world what Europeans and seasoned travelers already knew - Barcelona is one of the world's greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi's Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic - also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as Picasso, Dali, Miro and Casals, is definitely a traveler's paradise.

Points of Interest
- Barri Gothic
- La Sagrada Familia
- Montjuic / Olympic Stadium
- Las Ramblas
- Montserrat Benedictine Monastery Complex
- Park Guell
- La Pedrera
- Sitges

Seville (Cadiz), Spain

Mention Spain and the images that inevitably spring to mind are images of Andalusia - shadows falling across the bullring, the staccato rhythms of flamenco, the waft of orange blossoms from a Moorish garden. Cadiz is your gateway to this storied land and the city of Seville. Visit Seville's massive Alcazar fortress, modeled on the legendary Alhambra Palace of Granada. See the city's cathedral, a 15th-century Gothic masterwork that boasts a Moorish patio, fountain and minaret. Seville is also the legendary home of Don Juan, Bizet's Carmen and Rossini's Barber of Seville. Cadiz is one's of Europe's oldest inhabited cities, dating from 1100 B.C., and your gateway to Seville and Andalusia.

Points of Interest
- Alcazar
- Cathedral of Seville
- Barrio de Santa Cruz
- Cadiz Town Hall
- Sherry Bodega
- Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art
- Arcos de la Frontera
- Los Alburejos Farm

Casablanca, Morocco (for Marrakech)

For many, the word Casablanca conjures up Hollywood's vision of an exotic city of intrigue. But the reality is far removed from film fantasy, more complex and fascinating. Casablanca is Morocco's largest city, the busiest port in North Africa, and home to nearly four million people. An important trading center since the days of the Phoenicians, Casablanca is an evocative blend of more new than old, more familiar than exotic. It is a modern commercial city with an old heart that is home to narrow, cobbled alleys, bazaars and souks, minarets and medinas. Casablanca is a modern city with beaches bordering the Atlantic and broad, tree-lined avenues. The city is also your gateway to Morocco's interior and the exotic "Imperial Cities" of Rabat and Marrakech.

Points of Interest
- El Bahia Palace & Djemaa-el-F'na
- Hassan II Mosque
- Mahakma Law Courts
- Habbous Quarter
- Mausoleum of King Mohammed
- Hassan Tower
- Kasbah of the Oudayas
- Chellah & Archeological Museum

Tuesday, April 22, Lanzarote (Arrecife), Canary Islands
Wednesday, April 23, Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands

Lanzarote (Arrecife), Canary Islands

Lanzarote is the fourth-largest island in the Canary chain. The most easterly of the Canaries, the island lies some 70 miles off the shore of North Africa. Like its neighbours, Lanzarote was shaped by a period of intense volcanic activity. The resulting landscape possesses a stark, near-lunar beauty: Over 300 now-dormant volcanoes left behind petrified lava seas and deep layers of volcanic ash. Today, visitors to these "Mountains of Fire" ride camels through the lava beds and even enjoy a volcano-broiled steak at the park's restaurant. (Subsurface temperatures still reach 800F in the park.) Despite the seemingly barren land scape, island farmers grow abundant crops of tomatoes, onions, melons, and figs in addition to Malvasia, a clear yellow wine produced from malmsey grapes. Lanzarote's rugged landscape, its warm climate, its lack of rainfall, and its beaches have proved attracted to travellers: Tourism dominates the island economy with some 2 million visitors arriving annually.

Points of Interest
- Timanfaya National Park
- Jameos del Agua
- César Manrique Foundation
- Mirador del Rio
- Jardin de Cactus
- El Castillo de San Jose/Museum of Contemporary Art
- Bodega
- Puerto del Carmen

Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands

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.

Points of Interest
- Casa Museo de Colón (Columbus Museum)
- Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo or Jardin de La Marquesa
- Teror
- Arucas
- Bandama Natural Monument
- Maspalomas Dunes
- Puerto de Mogán
- Canary Village and Doramas Garden

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