World Cruise 2018
FOT-295223/255997 World-wide
121 Nights
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Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 5
Madeira, Madeira, Portugal

Situated just north of the Canary Islands is the Portuguese island of Madeira – a sub-tropical island known for its lush green and mountainous landscapes. This unique island is a nature-lover’s paradise, with volcanic caves, lava tubes, botanical gardens, and one of the world’s highest ocean cliffs all to be explored and admired. The island is also perfect for anyone looking to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife including a range of birds and a plethora of marine life in the surrounding waters.

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Day 6
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and is home to a number of fabulous golden beaches and fascinating natural landmarks. Due to its location, just off of the western coast of Africa, the year-round temperature rarely drops below the high teens, creating perfect conditions for a spot of sun-kissed relaxation. One of the most instantly recognisable landmarks of the island is El Teide, which is the third highest volcano in the world when measured from its base on the ocean floor. A cable car ride to the top of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you a deeper understanding of the volcano, while also offering fabulous views over the island.

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Day 15
Walvis Bay, Namibia

Situated on the west coast of Namibia is the commercial port of Walvis Bay – which plays a large role in the nation’s economy. Many fishing companies operate in Walvis Bay and it is also a safe haven for sea vessels, due to the natural deep water harbour. One of the most appealing areas for visitors are the wetlands, which provide an important habitat for flamingos and a range of migratory birds.

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Day 17
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is overlooked by the impressive Table Mountain which, as the name suggests, gets its name for having a flat summit. A cable car ride to the top will enable you to explore this magnificent landmark, while also being able to enjoy fantastic views of the city below and out to sea. The city is home to many monuments, museums and galleries which collectively paint a picture of the history and culture of this amazing city.

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Day 18
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is overlooked by the impressive Table Mountain which, as the name suggests, gets its name for having a flat summit. A cable car ride to the top will enable you to explore this magnificent landmark, while also being able to enjoy fantastic views of the city below and out to sea. The city is home to many monuments, museums and galleries which collectively paint a picture of the history and culture of this amazing city.

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Day 20
Port Elizabeth (SA), South Africa

Port Elizabeth is the fifth largest city in South Africa and is located on the Indian Ocean coast between Cape Town and Durban. As well as a number of spectacular beaches, Port Elizabeth is also the perfect spot in which to enjoy game viewing – with a range of elephants, birds and animals residing in the Addo Elephant National Park. The city is a great location for shopping, with the Boardwalk offering a highly pleasurable experience. Port Elizabeth is also part of the picturesque Garden Route and offers incredible whale watching opportunities, with regular sightings of humpback and southern right whales. 

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Day 25
Reunion Island, Reunion

Reunion Island is a French overseas territory, situated off the eastern coast of Madagascar. The unique and remote location is largely untouched and rewards visitors with some of the most amazing beaches and scenery in the world. The mountainous scenery and the gentle turquoise waters are never far away and will leave you feeling totally amazed.

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Day 26
Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius and provides a gateway from which to explore everything this island has to offer. A must-see landmark in Port Louis is Aapravasi Ghat – a World Heritage Site which was the landing point for indentured labourers during the 19th century. Alternatively, the Caudan Waterfront is perfect for those seeking a spot of retail therapy.

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Day 34
Fremantle - WA, Australia

Fremantle is a port city situated in Western Australia – located a short distance away from Perth. It was settled by aboriginals until 1829, when European settlers arrived in the area. One of the most interesting sights in the area is Fremantle Prison – a maximum security prison which was closed in 1991. A world heritage listed building – it is used today for a multitude of purposes including as an art gallery, museum and a conference centre. Other landmarks of interest include a number of beautiful beaches, Whalers’ Tunnel and the Shipwreck Galleries – which features the Batavia, an original wreck from 1629.

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Day 35
Busselton, Australia

Situated on Geographe Bay, in the south-western region of Western Australia is the town of Busselton, which offers a plethora of opportunities via its golden beach. The most famous feature of the town is the pier, which is traditionally built from wood and extends far out to sea. At the end, it also features an underwater observatory and a museum.

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Day 38
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and is situated on the Torres River. After docking in the Port Adelaide Outer Harbour – 12 miles north of the city centre – you will be able board a shuttle bus to the city centre. This gorgeous sun-kissed city offers plenty of choice for visitors, with an array of elegant colonial buildings, interesting sculptures, fine architecture and shopping malls.

From the city centre, you can either choose to stroll and admire the city at your own pace, or take a short tram journey to Glenelg – home to one of the area’s most popular beaches. Travel slightly further afield and you can visit koala bears at the Cleveland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills.

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Day 40
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city and is the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria. This huge city is home to many landmarks and venues of interest including many museums, galleries, theatres, gardens and restaurants. This commercial centre is a bustling metropolis, home to a population of 4.25 million people.

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Kangaroo Island - SA, Australia

Situated off the coast of southern Australia is Kangaroo Island – home to an abundance of wildlife, stunning scenery, wineries, beaches and much more. As the name suggests, the island is home to an untouched habitat that accommodates kangaroos and wallabies, as well as koalas, echidnas, platypuses, penguins and seals. A visit to this unique island will provide an unparalleled insight that you will never forget.

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Day 44
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city and is the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria. This huge city is home to many landmarks and venues of interest including many museums, galleries, theatres, gardens and restaurants. This commercial centre is a bustling metropolis, home to a population of 4.25 million people.

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Sydney, Australia

Often mistaken for the Australian capital, Sydney is the largest, oldest and, arguably, most cosmopolitan city in Australia. With an eclectic mix of historical, natural, cultural, artistic, and culinary components, this beautiful city is the vibrant centre of fun and prosperity. Despite being a large sprawling city, its centre is relatively compact and is where you will find many iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are also many zoos and wildlife sanctuaries located across the city, with the Koala Park Sanctuary and the Australian Reptile Park being of particular interest. You may also be glad to know that Sydney enjoys, on average, 300 sunny days per year – and the perfect venue to fully appreciate this is, undoubtedly, Bondi Beach, which is situated in the Eastern Suburbs.

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Day 49
Milford Sound, New Zealand

Having been formed by a glacier that was once present in the area, Milford Sound is one of the most scenic destinations to visit in New Zealand. Stunning scenery that consists of waterfalls, mountains, glaciers also provides a home for a range of wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins.

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Day 49
Dusky Sound, New Zealand

The fjord of Dusky Sound is situated in the southwest corner of New Zealand, within the Fjordland National Park. At 40km in length, it is one of the country’s largest fjords and provides a home to a range of wildlife including seals, dolphins and whales. It has also been designated as an Important Bird Area, due to its role as a breeding site for Fjordland penguins.

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Day 49
Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Doubtful Sound is located in New Zealand’s Fjordland National Park and is home to a wealth of dolphins, seals, penguins and even whales. This beautifully scenic area is a sight to behold, with many valleys, waterfalls and lush green hills.

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Day 50
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is the second-largest city of New Zealand’s South Island and is renowned as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, due to its Scottish heritage. This is perhaps epitomised by the statue of the famed poet, Robert Burns, which was sculpted over 100 years ago. Other highlights within the area include the surrounding natural scenery, which can be enjoyed by climbing Baldwin Street - the steepest street in the world. Dunedin is also home to a range of beaches and The Royal Albatross Colony – the only mainland albatross nesting site on earth.

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Day 51
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Day 52
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and the nation’s second largest city. Situated at the south-western tip of the North Island, the city is surrounded by hills, each of which will reward walkers with excellent views over the city. Alternatively, you can take a ride in a traditional cable car and soak in the views as you travel from Lambton Quay and the Botanic Garden. There is much to see and do in Wellington, including many museums, statues, sculptures, and a charming city centre, while a walk to the Red Rocks will provide the opportunity to admire a seal colony.

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Day 54
Tauranga, New Zealand

The New Zealand city of Tauranga is situated on the eastern coast of the Bay of Plenty, within the country’s north island. This beautiful beach city is home to the small mountain of Mauao, which offers great views of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga from the top. Alternatively, you can walk the path that circles the base of this volcanic cone and soak in your surroundings.

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Day 55
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is home to the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand, with a population of 1.45 million people – one third of the country’s entire population. With a wide range of museums, shopping districts, restaurants and natural features, Auckland is a rewarding delight for all visitors. Whale watching, strolling along the beach, exploring volcanic cones, and sky jumping are just some of the amazing opportunities this city presents, making a visit to Auckland one that you will never forget.

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Day 56
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Situated in the vicinity of the North Island of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is home to an area renowned for fishing and sailing. Each of the main towns offer a beautiful array of beaches, each of which offer the chance for a spot of relaxation, while other extreme opportunities such as sky diving and parasailing are also available. The Bay of Islands is also home to Waitangi, which is where the Maori and Europeans signed the Treaty of Waitangi, in 1840.

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Day 59
Sydney, Australia

Often mistaken for the Australian capital, Sydney is the largest, oldest and, arguably, most cosmopolitan city in Australia. With an eclectic mix of historical, natural, cultural, artistic, and culinary components, this beautiful city is the vibrant centre of fun and prosperity. Despite being a large sprawling city, its centre is relatively compact and is where you will find many iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are also many zoos and wildlife sanctuaries located across the city, with the Koala Park Sanctuary and the Australian Reptile Park being of particular interest. You may also be glad to know that Sydney enjoys, on average, 300 sunny days per year – and the perfect venue to fully appreciate this is, undoubtedly, Bondi Beach, which is situated in the Eastern Suburbs.

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Day 61
Brisbane, Australia

Situated in eastern Australia, the Queensland city of Brisbane emits a dynamic and vibrant culture – which has helped it to develop into a modern-world settlement. Towering skyscrapers blend with botanic gardens and animal sanctuaries holding koalas and kangaroos create a unique city that will leave many long-lasting memories. Those seeking retail therapy will be glad to know that there are plenty of shopping areas, while the city’s distinctive culture will present itself in many forms including art, music and theatre.

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Day 63
Airlie Beach - Qld, Australia

The Queensland town of Airlie Beach – otherwise known more simply as Airlie – is situated on the north-eastern coast of the Australian mainland. A simple stroll by the harbour will enable you to soak in the beautiful views of this mesmerising area. There are several beaches in and around this area, but one of the places to visit is a man-made lagoon which offers the perfect place to soak up the sun. Here, visitors can go for a swim without the risk of encountering jellyfish.

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Darwin, Australia

Darwin is a small Australian city situated on the northern tip of the Northern Territory. Although it may be small in size, it is renowned for being a cosmopolitan destination and for its relaxed lifestyle. This city is home to a multitude of natural, historical and cultural landmarks. There is also the chance to see crocodiles in their natural habitat during a cruise along the Adelaide River.

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Day 70
Bali, Indonesia

The Indonesian island of Bali is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ and is highly regarded for its ranging landscape which is made up of hills, mountains, sandy beaches, and a rugged coastline. The main religion of Bali is Hinduism, which is a contrast to the other islands of Indonesia. There are many temples situated across the island which reflect this culture including the iconic Ulun Danu Temple, located at Lake Bratan.

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Day 73
Singapore, Singapore

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore has developed into a bustling metropolis with Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Walking between the rows and rows of towering skyscrapers, you will discover a world of exotic culture, with fantastic food, large shopping complexes and the famous Singapore Sling cocktail. If, however, you find yourself seeking an opportunity to escape this busy metropolis, you will be glad to know that Singapore is also home to a wonderful collection of colourful and peaceful gardens.

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Day 75
Muara, Brunei

Muara is Malay for “estuary”, and this Brunei town is home to the country’s only deep-water port. Throughout the 19th century, it was an established fishing town, but today it is more known for its warm and inviting white-sand beaches and glistening turquoise waters.

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Day 77
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Following the fall of Saigon, the Vietnamese former capital was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975. There are many landmarks and museums in the city which provide insight into the history of Vietnam including the Reunification Palace, which features a replica of the tank which ended conflict in 1975. Today, however, Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis, home to an array of landmarks and a vibrant culture. There are many authentic goods including striking silk-woven products to purchase, and several street markets selling delicious and authentic cuisine.

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Day 80
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, which has developed into a bustling metropolis and an important trading hub in Eastern Asia. Having been part of the British colony from 1945-97, an element of British culture remains apparent within the area. Today, this bustling metropolis is home to a multitude of cultural landmarks and features including many fascinating museums and divine restaurants. Hong Kong is also home to many traditional heritage landmarks including many beautiful temples, but one of the best ways to soak it all in is from Victoria Peak, where you will be provided with mesmerising panoramic views.

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Day 81
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, which has developed into a bustling metropolis and an important trading hub in Eastern Asia. Having been part of the British colony from 1945-97, an element of British culture remains apparent within the area. Today, this bustling metropolis is home to a multitude of cultural landmarks and features including many fascinating museums and divine restaurants. Hong Kong is also home to many traditional heritage landmarks including many beautiful temples, but one of the best ways to soak it all in is from Victoria Peak, where you will be provided with mesmerising panoramic views.

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Day 83
Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang is home to Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town, offering a fine blend of culture and beach relaxation. While the beach may be considered the main draw to this area, a wander around Nha Trang will prove highly rewarding in a cultural sense. Pagodas, towers, cathedrals and fortresses all offer a glimpse into the historic background of this diverse area.

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Day 86
Singapore, Singapore

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore has developed into a bustling metropolis with Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Walking between the rows and rows of towering skyscrapers, you will discover a world of exotic culture, with fantastic food, large shopping complexes and the famous Singapore Sling cocktail. If, however, you find yourself seeking an opportunity to escape this busy metropolis, you will be glad to know that Singapore is also home to a wonderful collection of colourful and peaceful gardens.

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Day 87
Port Kelang, Malaysia

Otherwise known as Port Klang, the Malaysian port provides an ideal point of access from which to visit the impressive city of Kuala Lumpur. This iconic city is overlooked by the towering Petronas Towers and offers a plethora of shopping opportunities, with multiple malls and districts. There are, however, plenty of alternative options available if you are looking for a sense of authenticity, with many gardens, museums and hundreds of food outlets.

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Day 88
Penang, Malaysia

Situated off of the north-western coast of mainland Malaysia, the island-state of Penang contrasts beautiful and historical temples with golden relaxing beaches. There are many untouched beaches on the island of Penang – many of which also provide an ideal location for which to partake in water sports and snorkelling. The Kek Lok Si-Temple of Supreme Bliss is highly regarded to be the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia – which is home to many images of Buddha and Ban Po Thar (Ten Thousand Buddhas Tower). Another landmark well worth visiting is the old historical area of Georgetown – which has gained UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Day 89
Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi Island is one of the most relaxing beach destinations in the world, known for its inviting white-sand beaches and tranquil clear waters. This Malaysian island offers a fine array of beaches and an ancient rainforest which is teeming with fascinating wildlife.

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Day 90
Phuket, Thailand

The island of Phuket is connected to the easternmost regions of mainland Thailand and faces out towards the glistening Andaman Sea. Although it is made up of a series of cities, it is widely known for its array of beautiful beaches that attract visitors year after year. The sands offer the perfect place to relax, while the turquoise waters of are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving, jet-skiing, parasailing and much more. Phuket is also renowned for its local cuisine, with many superb dishes worth trying during your time here.

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Day 93
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and its year-round tropical climate makes it an ideal place to visit regardless of season. A stroll along the promenade will provide an opportunity to soak up the weather and the local culture, with many people of all ages flocking to this area. In the Zoological gardens, you can admire animals, birds, and reptiles from around the world including elephants.

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Day 95
Cochin, India

The cosmopolitan city of Cochin – also known as Kochi – is a bustling commercial centre and is the financial capital of Kerala. This city has certainly played a significant role throughout history and much of this is reflected in the palaces, museums, and temples. Three faiths are represented in Cochin – Hindu, Christianity, and Islam – each of which is depicted through some of India’s most spectacular glistening landmarks.

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Day 98
Muscat, Oman

Muscat is the largest city and capital of Oman and has developed following the formation of the three smaller towns of Muscat, Matrah, and Ruwi. Muscat itself is known as the walled part of the city and is the site of many beautiful royal palaces and mosques. Landmarks of particular note include the Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts, which were built in the 16th century during Portuguese occupation. The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – which is the third largest in the world and is simply stunning both inside and out.

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Day 99
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and, in recent years, has grown into a bustling new tourist destination. There are many theme parks and resorts being built across the city, while the metropolitan centre is home to some of the largest skyscrapers and shopping centres in the world. However, much of Dubai’s traditional heritage has also been kept intact, with landmarks including a wind tower, mosque and a variety of souks all worth visiting.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and, in recent years, has grown into a bustling new tourist destination. There are many theme parks and resorts being built across the city, while the metropolitan centre is home to some of the largest skyscrapers and shopping centres in the world. However, much of Dubai’s traditional heritage has also been kept intact, with landmarks including a wind tower, mosque and a variety of souks all worth visiting.

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Day 107
Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is the only point of access from the sea into the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan. Located in the southern region of the country, it sits beside the Red Sea and is an ideal spot for beach relaxation or for trying your hand at scuba diving. Many significant destinations can be visited on a day trip from Aqaba including Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

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Day 109
Suez Canal, Egypt

The Suez Canal is one of the greatest man-made achievements of all time, enabling seafarers to bypass the Cape of Good Hope and providing an easily navigable link between the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Officially opened in 1869, this 120-mile passage flows through Egypt, from Port Said to Suez and vice versa, reducing the previous journey length by approximately 7,000 kilometres.

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Day 110
Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus and is home to many intriguing historical landmarks. These include four particular sites which are within close proximity to one another, with Akti Olympion, Limassol Castle and Limassol Old Town all worth visiting. Recent years have seen the city develop into a popular tourist destination, with many people coming in search of golden beaches and relaxation.

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Day 112
Messina Straits, Sicily, Italy

The Strait of Messina is a narrow passage that flows between eastern Sicily and the southern tip of mainland Italy. Flowing in a northward direction, it connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Tyrrhenian Sea and is a popular destination to admire a range of migratory birdlife and marine life. At its narrowest point, the strait of water is no wider than two miles.

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Naples, Italy

Naples is one of the Italy’s largest cities, yet despite its size, it has managed to successfully retain much of its culture and tradition. The city is home to many historical buildings including the Castel dell’Ovo at Porto Santa Lucia and a number of palaces and castles. Many visitors also use Naples as a gateway from which to access the ruined ancient Roman city of Pompeii and the towering Mount Vesuvius.

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Civitavecchia, Italy

Situated an approximate 50-minute drive away from the Italian capital, Civitavecchia provides an ideal point of access for cruise passengers to visit the impressive city of Rome. As well as being famed for being built on seven hills, the historic city centre holds UNESCO World Heritage status, with many spectacular palaces, churches, ruins, monuments, statues, fountains and much, much more. One of the most impressive landmarks of the city is the towering Colosseum – which dates back to 70 - 80 AD. The religious prominence of the city becomes clear upon visiting the ornate Vatican City – the centre of the Catholic Church.

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Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish city of Barcelona is a hub of culture, architecture, culinary art, beaches, and passion. There is no shortage of things to see in this beautiful city and a stroll through its many streets will take you through its many delights. Admire the dominating Sagrada Familia – an intricately impressive basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi. It has been under construction for over 100 years and has gained UNESCO World Heritage status. Gaudi’s art can also be found in Parc Guell, which is home to an array of buildings which have been decorated with mosaic designs.

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Seville, Spain

Once known as the Great Babylon of Spain, Seville lies inland of the Costa de la Luz along the Guadalquivir River. Seville is widely considered to be the very heart of Spain, being home to great literally and operatic figures such as Carmen, Figaro, the lover Don Juan and the Barber of Seville. There are plenty of beautiful sights to behold in Seville, with plazas dripping in orange trees, baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the St. Mary of the See Cathedral. Lavishly decorated with a large quantity of gold throughout, the Cathedral is one of the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals and is a must see for any trip to Seville.

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Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.