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Have you ever wished upon a star? Have you looked at the horizon and yearned to see what was beyond? Have you thought about seeing the world through the eyes of an adventurer?
If the answer to those questions is a yes, then it sounds like you are ready to sail on a world cruise.
A world cruise may not be right for everyone, but for those of us with a spirit of adventure, discriminating palates, and a taste for pure luxury; it is an experience of a lifetime. Choose from palatial suites or cozy staterooms, large ships, small ships and a few in between. Your luxurious home away from home will be a welcoming base from which you can explore the world to your heart’s content.
Enjoy the special opportunities a world cruise has to offer. Many times, an extended stay in a major port allows more time for an excursion further inland than would otherwise have been possible. The onboard enrichment programs will give you an inside glimpse of the fascinating cultures you will visit, and as a special world cruise passenger, you can enjoy the many exclusive events and amenities reserved for the world cruise clientele.
Several cruise lines offer these extended voyages with various itineraries. If time does not allow for a full world cruise, you may book several segments or a Grand Voyage.
Generally, you will embark on your journey from a west coast or an east coast port, such as Los Angeles or Miami. If departing from Los Angeles your ship will set sail southwest across the Pacific following the routes of ancient seafarers to French Polynesia where you can walk the ocean floor in Bora Bora, sail around the tip of New Zealand and pull into Milford Sound to view giant icebergs calving off magnificent glaciers. Cross the Tasmanian Sea to Sidney and view the famous Opera House, dive the Great Coral Reef before heading to the turquoise waters of Bali, and then on to the skyscrapers and food vendors of Singapore. If your ship heads along the Pacific Rim, you can marvel at the ancient temples of old Siam as you visit Bangkok, with a side tour to the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Swing around the Mekong Delta north to Hanoi and on to fabulous Hong Kong.
While berthed in Shanghai, you can visit the burial site of the first Qin emperor, still guarded by 8,000, terra cotta worriers, 2200 years after his death. Beijing presents Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and of course, no tour is complete without walking of the Great Wall of China. Docking in Japan, take a bullet train to the base of Mt. Fuji and shop the Ginza. View the volcanos of the Kamchatka Peninsula as you turn back east to the Alaskan coast line and then into Los Angeles.
There are numerous other alternatives for world cruise itineraries depending on the cruise line you choose. You may want to leave Singapore and, instead of continuing along the Pacific Rim, you can choose to turn east to the Indian Ocean for a stop at Mumbai, India and then across the Arabian Sea to the ultra-modern middle eastern city of Dubai. Sailing out of the Gulf of Oman, around the southern coast of Saudi Arabia, you will cruise into the Red Sea for preparation for entry into the Suez Canal. Exiting the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea, your world cruise enters the port of Haifa, where land tours are available to the holy cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Crossing the Mediterranean, the cruise will travel north into the Adriatic Sea and along the Croatian coast port of Dubrovnik with its multi-colored sea side houses, ending in the incomparable city of Venice.
Another alternative adventure veers south from the Indian coast and travels around the Cape of Good Hope, stopping in Cape Town, South Africa, where you can take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Proceeding north along the west coast of Africa, you will enjoy additional stops on the route including the Canary Islands where you can enjoy the beautiful beaches and sea life around Tenerife before terminating in either Lisbon or London.
World Cruise tours departing Miami or Ft. Lauderdale will head in two directions; through the Panama Canal and joining the common Pacific routes ending in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Lisbon or London; or leaving Ft. Lauderdale for Rio de Janeiro, and then hopping across the southern Atlantic to cruise the west African coast south to Cape Town, around the Cape of Good Hope and into the Indian Ocean. It will then turn back west bound, traveling the Middle East, through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean and on to the most popular Mediterranean ports.
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Silversea Cruises - Asia Cruises Free Excursions and Discounted Flights
Nowhere presents more possibilities to the curious traveler than Asia — and the Far East is closer than ever before with our new, all-inclusive voyages with free shore excursion in each port of call. And now through May 31, 2017 you can get there comfortably and relaxed with our promotional Business Class Air for $1,999 each way. Or fly economy for just $499 each way. We’ll take care of the details while you delight in discovering Asia’s greatest mysteries. Glimpse the truly exotic, from the kaleidoscope of colours in Saigon market to the cobblestone streets of Old Manila. Our itineraries lead you through the dizzying cityscapes of Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Spend three overnights in Yangon exploring deep into Myanmar’s gilded temples, or drift peacefully past hidden caves nestled into Ha Long Bay. No matter the route, Silversea’s Asia voyages never fail to fascinate.
Silversea Cruises - 10% Savings Early Booking Bonus
Book and pay in full by May 2nd, 2017 and save 10% for selected 2017 voyages and all 2018 voyages*. Whether you dream of a luxurious voyage with lavish surroundings or a thrilling expedition to the most remote places on the planet, take time now to plan ahead and save 10% on voyages departing from May 2017 to December 2018*. With voyages sailing to over 800 immersive destinations on all seven continents, the choices are remarkable and the savings are, too. Especially with everything else our fares include, from ocean-view suites, wines and spirits throughout the ship to free WiFi, included gratuities, a butler for every suite and more. *Excluding Full World Cruises.
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Clear Choices
Discover your ideal luxury journey, with value that is perfectly tailored to you. As Crystal Clear Choices™ expands to encompass a diverse selection of Crystal's acclaimed travel experiences, you have more choices than ever before.
From an intrepid transit of the fabled Northwest Passage and the flair of South America on our epic World Cruise, to the glamour of boutique yachting and splendor of Europe’s riverbanks, more discoveries — and more valuable choices — are at your fingertips. And now, Crystal Clear Choices savings are also available on select 2018 itineraries, allowing you to enjoy an enhanced all-inclusive Crystal Experience™ on more luxury vacations than ever. Venture to the stunning landscapes of Northern Europe or wild Alaska, then travel “Down Under” to new destinations in Australia, the South Pacific or Southeast Asia in 2018.
Choices have always been a pillar of the award-winning Crystal Experience™, ensuring that each guest's vacation is precisely as they wish, and better than they dreamed. Travel on a selection of Crystal Clear Choices itineraries and enhance the value of our already generous all-inclusive fares by choosing one of these three exclusive options:
• Cruise Fare Savings of up to $1,000 per person • Air Credit of up to $1,100 per person; or avail of Crystal Sky Savings featuring $249 per person Economy Class Air add-on; or, low-cost Business Class Air add-on for just $999 per person • Shipboard Credit of up to $1,250 per person