Saga Welcomes Spirit of Adventure To The Fleet

The latest addition to Saga’s ocean cruise fleet, Spirit of Adventure, was handed over today in Emden, Germany, by shipbuilder Meyer Werft.

Spirit of Adventure is Saga’s second purpose-built boutique cruise ship, joining Spirit of Discovery which became part of the Saga Cruise fleet with much fanfare in July 2019. Spirit of Adventure has 554 all balcony cabins and can accommodate 999 passengers with a tonnage of 58,250 GT. She will soon set sail for the UK with her inaugural cruise now scheduled to leave on the 5th February 2021 for the Canary Islands.

Nigel Blanks, Managing Director of Saga Cruises, said:

“This is a really exciting day for us as Spirit of Adventure officially becomes part of the Saga Cruises family. Over the past 18 months, we have been focused on creating a British boutique cruising experience for our guests that is not available elsewhere on the market and Spirit of Adventure is an important milestone in this plan. While she shares some similarities with her sister ship, Spirit of Discovery, Spirit of Adventure is unique in her own right with distinctive design features and characteristics.

“Though the inaugural cruise will take place a little later than we had originally planned due to the ongoing restrictions on travel, we cannot wait to welcome guests onboard and see all she has to offer. Having recently visited the ship in Germany, I can assure you, she is worth the wait!”

The health and wellbeing of guests and crew is Saga’s number one priority and over the past few months, the team has worked to put in place detailed new procedures for a return to cruising in a COVID world. These include reduced capacity, pre-departure testing both at home and before boarding, increased medical staff and facilities and enhancements to our state-of-the-art air conditioning, which already provides 100% fresh air throughout our ships.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Unveils New World Cruise Aboard Borealis In 2022 – Departure From Liverpool Or Southampton

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Borealis 2022 world cruise fred. olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled a brand new World Cruise aboard its new ship Borealis, with the opportunity to set sail from either Liverpool or Southampton in January 2022.  

Borealis’ S2202 ‘Around the World’ sailing, which will include transits of both the Suez and Panama Canals, visits to America, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and a three-day stay in Sydney, will depart from Southampton for a 100-night cruise on 6th January 2022.

Guests will also have the opportunity to join in Liverpool on 4th January 2022 for a 104-night sailing.  

In addition, those who book by 31st October 2020 will receive up to £600 per person to spend on board, as well as the cost of tips covered, with sailings starting from £9,999 for Southampton departures and £10,449 for Liverpool.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:  

“It has been such an exciting experience planning the first World Cruise aboard our new ship, Borealis. This really is going to be the trip of a lifetime, with so many fantastic opportunities and experiences on offer. 

“Three days in Hawaii will allow ample time to experience the volcanic vistas and to learn more about the historic site of Pearl Harbour. Sail the scenic fjords of New Zealand; witness the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia; explore the Lost City of Petra in Jordan and admire the spectacular skylines of the bustling cities of Singapore and Dubai. 

“This is an itinerary packed with opportunity and is made possible by the faster speeds of Borealis, which allows us to offer 37 ports of call with fewer sea days in between. 

“Plus, with up to £600 per person in on board spending available for those who book soon, guests will be able experience all that Borealis has on offer – from her many bars and restaurants to her tranquil spa area – while they are not exploring ashore.” 

The World Cruise itinerary will also be split into shorter fly-cruise sailings, ranging from 17 to 84 nights. 

The unveiling of the World Cruise follows on from the launch of itineraries aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, earlier this month.  

The two ships have now officially joined the fleet in Rosyth, Scotland, and will embark on their maiden sailings in spring 2021.  

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Scenic Rolls Out 2022 All-Inclusive River Cruising Programme Ahead Of Schedule

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Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has opened bookings for its 2022 European river cruising programme providing guests with the ultimate flexibility for their holiday plans.

On sale today, the early release of the 2022 programme provides guests with more access to their preferred river cruise itinerary, sailing dates and choice of spacious suite. All future bookings are covered by the luxury cruise line’s Deposit Protection Plan, providing guests with flexibility and assurance that their booking is safe.

Every Scenic river cruise and tour is truly all-inclusive, with prices including return flights, transfers, spacious suites and accommodation, a personal onboard butler, exceptional wining and dining experiences and all gratuities.

Highlights of the 2022 programme include:

  • A behind the scenes tour of Artstetten Castle (Austria) to hear family tales directly from one of the current owners, while taking a look inside the family Crypt on the eight-day Gems of the Danube itinerary. Price starts from £2,370 per person, based on the 18 April 2022 departure on the Scenic Crystal Space-Ship travelling from Nuremberg to Budapest via Austria.
  • History buffs seeking to learn more about the history of the World War, will have the chance to witness the poignant WWI memorials in the Belgian towns of Ypres and Passchendaele as Part of the Romantic Rhine & Moselle river cruise. Guests can learn insight into the strategies deployed to defend against the ascending German troops, as well as sharing how these devastated towns were rebuilt in the aftermath. A visit to the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial near Maastricht provides insight into the WWII American soldiers who fought here followed by a visit to the Eben Emael Fortress which was built to protect from German invasion. Prices start from £3,920 per person.
  • The 15-day Jewels of Europe voyage allows guests to journey outside of Amsterdam to the village of Schermerhorn for authentic windmills and idyllic views of the Dutch countryside. Here they can enjoy an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Price starts from £3,820 per person based on the 7 November 2022 departure on the Scenic Opal Space-Ship travelling from Amsterdam to Budapest.
  • Guests joining the 16-day Danube Delta Discovery itinerary can join a local family for a hearty home-cooked meal in Osijek, Croatia, as well as a traditional Banica making class with a local to share stories on life in Bulgaria. Price starts from £4,170 per person based on the 19 March 2022 departure travelling from Vienna to Bucharest.

Guests can cruise with complete confidence in 2022 with Scenic. Its Health & Safety Steering Committee oversees all health and safety policies ensuring all guests wellbeing and safety is taken care of to the highest standard. With no more than 163 travellers onboard, there’s plenty of space to enjoy the facilities including wellness suite.

Available to book now, guests looking to plan ahead will be rewarded with generous discounts. For all 2022 European departures booked by 30 September 2020, guests will receive £1,200 savings per couple, plus complimentary door-to-door chauffeur driven transfers, Scenic’s Deposit Payment Protection cover, as well as an additional £125 saving per person if paid in full before 31 October 2021. If you can’t wait until 2022, the savings also apply to departures for next year (2021) with the early payment discount increasing to £200 per person when paid in full before 31 October 2020.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Launches Brand New 2021 Itineraries, Including Regional Departures From Portsmouth And Free Drinks And Tips Offer

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today launched eight new itineraries for its ship, Balmoral, including a number of regional departures from Portsmouth.

For selected Balmoral sailings of five-nights or more, guests will also enjoy a FREE drinks package, plus the cost of their tips covered, for bookings made by 31st October inclusive.

Highlights of Balmoral’s new itineraries include: 

The 14-night L2103B ‘Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 2nd February 2021. Prices start from £1,599 per person. Prices start from £1,599 per person. Enjoy a FREE drinks package and your tips covered on this sailing when booked by 31st October 2021.

The sunshine and scenery of these beautiful islands awaits you on this relaxing and rejuvenating late winter escape. You’ll have chances to unwind on Gran Canaria’s golden sands; marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife and Lanzarote; explore the verdant lands of La Palma and stimulate your senses with Madeira’s fragrant gardens. Meanwhile, the cities of Lisbon and La Coruña boast an abundance of architectural, historical and cultural delights.

Ports of call: Southampton, England – Lisbon, Portugal – Funchal, Madeira – Santa Cruz, La Palma – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria – Arrecife, Lanzarote – La Coruña, Spain – Southampton, England

The 13-night L2135 ‘Arctic Norway & Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Portsmouth on 4th November 2021. Prices start from £1,599 per person. Enjoy a FREE drinks package and your tips covered on this sailing when booked by 31st October 2021.

Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway. In Narvik, embark on a thrilling husky-sled ride or witness Arctic wildlife at the Polar Park, while Tromsø’s attractions include Mount Storsteinen and the Arctic Cathedral. This sailing brings with it the chance to witness the wonder of the Aurora Borealis illuminating the night sky.

Ports of call: Portsmouth England – Molde, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight stay) – Tromsø, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Portsmouth, England

The 6-night L2137 ‘German Christmas Markets’ cruise, departing from Portsmouth on 30th November 2021. Prices start from £699 per person.  

Immerse yourself in the famous yuletide spirit of Germany with visits to two enchanting cities, Bremen and Hamburg. Experience the magic of the German Christmas markets, draped in twinkling lights and decorations, with plenty of traditional gifts and fare on offer. Visit Bremen’s historic, UNESCO-listed centre and Hamburg’s impressive architectural landmarks, beautiful Alster Lake and the unique Miniatur Wunderland.

Ports of call: Portsmouth, England – Bremen, Germany – Hamburg, Germany (overnight stay)  – Portsmouth, England

Balmoral’s new itineraries have been unveiled following the recent launches of sailings aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ships, Bolette and Borealis.

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Sun Princess And Sea Princess To Leave Princess Cruises Fleet

Princess Cruises has announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, to undisclosed buyers. The sale of these vessels is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.

“Sun Princess and Sea Princess contributed to significant growth in Australian cruising,” said Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz. “Both ships defined the premium cruise experience with Australians and New Zealanders spending close to 14 million nights aboard these ships. While it is never easy to say goodbye to any ship in our fleet, this will allow us to deploy newer ships enhancing our offerings for Australia cruisers and focus on bringing into service exciting newbuilds like the upcoming delivery of Enchanted Princess.”

The first ship in the Sun Class, Sun Princess was introduced in 1995 debuting in the Caribbean and was amongst the largest ships in the world at the time. The 2,000-guest Sun Princess also sailed in Alaska and Panama Canal, among other destinations, before being homeported in Australia in October 2007. Sun Princess also helped us open the Japanese market in 2013 as the first foreign-flagged cruise ship to offer cruises designed specifically for the Japanese.

The 2,000-guest Sea Princess became synonymous with World Cruises, having completed six full world cruises since 2013. During her time based in Australia, Sea Princess travelled the equivalent of 35 times around the world. Prior to joining Sun Princess in Australia, Sea Princess sailed in Europe and Alaska as well as the Caribbean, including serving as a homeport ship in Barbados in the mid- to late-2000s.

Due to the imminent departure of these two ships from the fleet, Princess Cruises will cancel published itineraries which include:

  •  Sun Princess sailings from December 28, 2020 through August 14, 2021
  •  Sea Princess sailings from December 23, 2020 through November 9, 2021

Guests with bookings will be notified, and along with their travel advisors, will receive information on how to book another Princess Cruise when operations resume. Guests who prefer a refund will be accommodated.

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P&O Cruises Cancels All Sailings Until Early 2021 – Looking Forward To Setting Sail For A New Beginning

P&O Cruises has today confirmed an extension to its pause in operations, with all sailings cancelled until early 2021.

All Caribbean cruises are cancelled until the end of January 2021 and all cruises from and to Southampton are cancelled through February as well as Arcadia and Aurora, which have already been cancelled through to the end of their spring world cruises. Further details of the specific sailings and dates are highlighted on the company’s website http://www.pocruises.com

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said:

“With evolving restrictions on travel from the UK, unfortunately it is necessary to cancel these itineraries.

“These further cancellations vary according to ship as well as complexity and length of itineraries, advice and guidance regarding ports of call and current air availability for fly/cruises.

“We are continuing to monitor the overall situation closely and will certainly reintroduce cruises should the opportunity arise and it is feasible to do so.”

Ludlow confirmed that the company is working with several of the “most brilliant minds in science as well as government at the highest level” on the approved and enhanced health protocols, which will be in place once the company resumes sailing.

He continued: “Whilst adherence to the protocols on board and ongoing vigilance will be critical, this will always be coupled with providing the well-deserved and memorable holidays for which we are known, with all the standout moments on board and experiences on shore. This is what we have always done and will continue to do.”

Ludlow concluded on an optimistic note saying: “We cannot wait for restrictions to ease, borders to open and for us to once again be able to set sail for a new beginning.”

All guests with bookings on a cancelled cruise will be notified and will automatically receive an enhanced 125% Future Cruise Credit or alternatively a 100% refund by filling out a web form.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines New Ship Borealis To Sail From Liverpool In 2021

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Borealis fred olsen cruise lines

Sailings for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ second new ship Borealis have gone on sale today, with the inaugural programme featuring a number of brand new itineraries setting sail from Liverpool in 2021. This follows the launch of Bolette – another new ship for the cruise line – which went on sale last week.  

Borealis’ first cruise will be a six-night ‘Scottish Lochs & Isles’ sailing, departing from Liverpool on 23rd April 2021. This will be followed by a five-night ‘Irish Capitals & Scottish Scenery’ cruise, before the ship ventures further afield to the Mediterranean, Norway, Iceland and more.  

The ship will sail almost exclusively from Liverpool across the 2021 and 2022 programme, and will be taking on existing itineraries for Black Watch, which was retired from the fleet in August, as well as five brand new itineraries.  

Guests who book onto any of Borealis’ sailings for 2021 or 2022 by 30th September 2020 will enjoy FREE tips and money to spend on board – up to £100 per person.  

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:  

“It is so exciting to have both of our new ships on sale, and to be able to showcase some of the incredible itineraries that we have on offer. 

“In addition to taking on Black Watch’s sailings, Borealis will also take guests on a number of new cruises, offering opportunities to witness the natural beauty of closer-to-home islands around the UK, seek out the Northern Lights, from where Borealis takes her namesake, and recharge on a short Spanish City Break in the run up to Christmas next year. 

“Importantly, the new ships will still offer that Fred. Olsen experience our guests have come to know and love, with familiar venues and faces on board, but with a range of exciting new facilities, too.  

“We can’t wait to return to Liverpool, which has been such a popular regional port for us for a number of years now. We know Borealis will have an extremely warm welcome when she arrives there next spring.”  

Liverpool City Council Head of City Assets, Angie Redhead said: “We are delighted that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has chosen Liverpool as the home port for its new ship, Borealis. It is a wonderful show of commitment to our city and reinforces the already strong partnership we have with them.” 

Highlights of Borealis’ inaugural cruise programme include: 

The six-night S2107 ‘Scottish Lochs & Isles’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 23rd April 2021. Prices start from £599 per person.  

Be among the first guests to sail aboard Borealis, with opportunities to take in the natural beauty of some of Scotland’s waterways. Feel the tranquillity of Loch Broom, Eriboll and Torridon; look-out for scenic sights such as Beinn Ghobhlach; and enjoy time ashore to seek-out the treasures of the Shetlands and Orkneys. 

Ports of call: Liverpool, England – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Cruising Loch Torridon – Cruising Loch Broom – Cruising Loch Eriboll – Lerwick, Shetland Islands – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Liverpool, England   

The 16-night S2126 ‘In Search of Aurora Borealis’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 16th November 2021. Prices start from £1,999 per person.  

Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway, where dramatic landscapes, exhilarating adventures, and chances to witness the spectacular Northern Lights await. Enjoy an overnight stay in Tromsø; immerse yourself in Alta’s Sami heritage; go husky sledding into the wilderness surrounding Narvik; and even encounter native Arctic wildlife. 

Ports of call: Liverpool, England – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ålesund, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle – Tromsø, Norway – Alta, Norway – Hammerfest, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Trondheim, Norway – Liverpool, England  

The 14-night S2129 ‘Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 21st December 2021. Prices start from £2,299 per person.  

Escape to the sunnier climate of the Canary Islands for a memorable festive season. Enjoy a magical Christmas, with a feast of fun, food, and festivity on board Borealis; see in 2022 with one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira. Enjoy visits to four beautiful, culture-rich islands. 

Ports of call: Liverpool, England – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Arrecife, Lanzarote – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria – Santa Cruz, La Palma – San Sebastian, La Gomera – Funchal, Madeira – Liverpool, England  

Borealis’ itineraries have been unveiled following the launch of sailings for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship, Bolette, last week.  

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Seabourn Announces 2022 World Cruise – Unforgettable 145-Day Voyage Visiting 72 Ports In 28 Countries

Seabourn is offering an unforgettable journey around the globe with its “2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons,” a 145-day voyage on Seabourn Sojourn, visiting 72 extraordinary destinations and ports in 28 countries on five continents.

The ultra-luxury Seabourn Sojourn will depart Los Angeles on January 11, 2022, and travel westbound, visiting Hawaii, the islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, a number of destinations in Asia, Arabia, Africa, before ending in Athens, Greece, on June 6, 2022. Among the notable highlights is Seabourn’s return to Egypt since 2014, with an overnight visit scheduled for Safaga (Luxor), as well as a stop at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Seabourn Sojourn will call at 72 ports and destinations in 28 countries throughout the course of the sailing, featuring a combination of visits to popular marquee ports, cosmopolitan cities and smaller hidden gems. The voyage will include 20 overnights and linger late into the evening in 21 ports, offering guests ample opportunities to explore these fascinating destinations in depth.

There will be three exclusive world cruise events planned for guests booked on the full 145-day voyage, as well as local shows, regional cuisines, and palate-pleasing wines for all guests to enjoy as they sail around the globe. In addition, the World Cruise will include two of the line’s most popular signature events available to all guests on a complimentary basis: Caviar in the Surf beach barbecue at Ko Kood, Thailand; and “Evening at Ephesus” at Kusadasi, Turkey, featuring a private classical concert in the ancient ruins under the stars.

A sampling of destination highlights includes:

  • Sydney, The Great Barrier Reef and Queensland Coast – Try “sand-tobogganing” on the world’s tallest dune, and marvel at the blue-white beauty of the breath-taking Whitsunday Islands. Two days in Cairns highlight the ship’s exploration of Queensland’s coast with awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and the primeval rain forests of Daintree National Park. Darwin in the Northern Territory provides two days of WWII history, jumping saltwater crocodiles and timeless Aboriginal culture.
  • Marvels of Japan, Korea and China – Discover the sun-swept islands of “Japan’s Caribbean” – Amami-ringed with coral reefs and Okinawa’s ancient Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in Kagoshima’s picturesque skyline, dominated by snowcapped Sakurajima volcano, and contemplate Hiroshima’s poignant Memorial Peace Park. Overnight stays in bustling Busan, South Korea, and Nagasaki, Japan, provide a memorable crescendo to three full days in China’s luminous Yangtze River showplace – Shanghai.
  • Southeast Asian Treasures – Zhujiajian’s bridges preserve a medieval Chinese character now hidden in enclaves among Hong Kong’s towering skyscrapers. An overnight stay in Vietnam’s Halong Bay invites guests to absorb its ethereal beauty at every hour. Seabourn Sojourn sails right up the Saigon River to the heart of fascinating Ho Chi Minh City. Ko Kood’s unspoiled, white sand beach is the ideal setting for the line’s extravagant Caviar in the Surf beach barbecue, with complimentary water sports.
  • Egypt, Petra and the Suez Canal – The two-day visit at Safaga provides guests with ample time to explore Luxor’s immense sculptural colonnades and avenues, tour the temples of Luxor and Karnak with its vast Hypostyle Hall of carved lotus columns, and much more. Later, from Aqaba, discover the long-lost Nabatean city of Petra carved into the walls of a natural canyon fortress.
  • The Holy Land and Aegean Empires – Few places integrate antiquities with a modern, cosmopolitan outlook better than Israel. The two-day stay at Haifa is filled with UNESCO World Heritage landmarks of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Judea and Galilee, as well as the Bauhaus White City, colourful markets and seaside promenades of Tel Aviv. Complete your epic Seabourn Sojourn voyage tracing the roots of European history from Minoan Bronze-age Crete to the marble streets of Ephesus and onward to the sophisticated symmetry of the Parthenon standing high atop modern Athens.

The line is planning an array of optional shore excursions in more than 25 ports with designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to its unique partnership with UNESCO. The world cruise will also feature a number of optional, mid-voyage overland excursions where guests will disembark at one port and re-join the ship at another port, providing them with a more in-depth experience at certain destinations and sites such as the Luxor & the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, outback adventures in Australia, the magnificent Taj Mahal in India, UNESCO World Heritage sites in China and Cambodia, and more. Also available are optional Seabourn Journeys, offering guests an immersive longer pre- and post-cruise land-based excursion to and from select destinations such as Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.

For guests who book the full 145-day voyage, they will receive a value-packed menu of complimentary benefits and amenities, including:

  • Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay at the Ritz Carlton – Marina Del Rey prior to departure in Los Angeles
  • Three exclusive World Cruise events
  • Exclusive World Cruise President’s event
  • Special World Cruise pillow gifts
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Princess Cruises Reveals Australia-Based 2022 World Cruise Onboard Coral Princess

For the ultimate bucket-list destination seekers, Princess Cruises announced today its 15th annual Australia-based World Cruise, sailing roundtrip from three homeports – Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. This curated, 107-day circumnavigation of the globe features 43 top-rated destinations in 27 countries on six continents. Coral Princess sets sail, with 2000 guests, on her first World Cruise from Sydney on May 18, 2022, and goes on sale September 15, 2020.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the world by cruise ship features desired destinations in the Mediterranean, Norway, Iceland, the Arctic Circle, a transit of the historic locks in the Panama Canal and access to more than 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Coral Princess 2022 World Cruise highlights include:· Sailing 34,000 nautical miles through the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Panama Canal and Pacific Ocean – this epic voyage crosses the equator twice, the international date line once and travels to the top of the world above the Arctic Circle.

· Three roundtrip departure homeports:

Auckland – May 14, 2022
Sydney – May 18, 2022
Brisbane – May 20, 2022· 14 unique itineraries ranging from 19 to 107 days, with a variety of World Cruise segments to choose from.

· Four maiden World Cruise ports: Sibenik (Croatia), Olden (Norway), Isafjordur (Iceland) and Cornwall (Falmouth, United Kingdom)
· Access to more than 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the archaeological “lost” city of Petra (from Aqaba); Gorham’s Cave Complex (from Gibraltar) a sea-level cave considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals; The Statue of Liberty (New York), and Thingvellir National Park (Reykjavik) with stunning views of the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
· Notable sailing experiences with Easter Island scenic cruising, a full transit of the famed historic locks of the Panama Canal (including Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun Locks), as well as a Suez Canal transit in Egypt.
· More time in port with 12 late night, or “More Ashore” stays and four overnight stays in Dubai, Venice, New York and Lima (Callao).
· Optional overland tours are also available from Lima (Callao), Peru to see the marvels of Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.

Stay Persistently Connected with MedallionNet – the Best Wi-Fi at Sea  

Coral Princess also offers the best Wi-Fi at sea, MedallionNet™, so guests can stay persistently connected to the things and people they love and share holiday memories with ease. MedallionNet offers unprecedented connectivity that’s fast, unlimited, reliable, and affordable with an access point in every stateroom, so guests can stream favourite movies, shows, games and music; connect to favourite social media sites; and video chat from anywhere on the ship.

World Cruise Early Booking Benefit and Captain’s Circle Savings

Princess Cruises past guests are eligible for onboard credit and discount off launch fares when they book by April 30, 2021. This discount can be combined with launch and group promotions. These discounts do not apply to third or fourth berth guests.

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Cunard Announces Classic World Voyage On Queen Mary 2 For 2022

Cunard classic queen mary 2 world voyage 2022

Cunard classic queen mary 2 world voyage 2022

Cunard’s 2022 classic World Voyage on the illustrious Queen Mary 2 goes on sale today.

The iconic ocean liner will make calls to Greece, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia and Bali, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Italy and Portugal. Sailings through the Suez Canal feature on both the outbound journey and return.

Cunard president, Simon Palethorpe, said, “Our guests have told us they want memorable destinations which combine intrinsic glamour and heritage. This unique programme spans 16 countries, offering a combined 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which we hope will combine the perfect blend of exploration on shore and relaxation on board.”

The 104 night voyage sets sail from Southampton on January 10th 2022 and returns on April 24th 2022.

It will include overnight stops in Haifa, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore, plus a late night departure from Colombo.

Palethorpe continued, “This 104 night voyage can be split into six sectors and booked individually, which is tailored to those who want to fully immerse themselves in the Cunard experience for just a portion of the journey. It truly is the ultimate exploration of east meets west experienced from the magnificent setting of the world’s only ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2.

“Guests on board will be able to take advantage of a multitude of luxurious offerings whether they want to be entertained, learn something new, get active or simply relax, while the ambience throughout the ship is warm, friendly and inclusive.”

Those sailing the full World Voyage will enjoy a welcome on board reception, services of a World Voyage Concierge and use of a private lounge, a gala event ashore and complimentary daily gratuities.

Prices for an inside stateroom for the complete 104 night voyage start from £11,499 per person.

For the latest information about the steps Cunard are taking to ensure the very best protocols are in place to guard against Covid-19, visit http://www.cunard.com/sailing-with-confidence

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