World Voyage 2018
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124 Nights
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Day 1
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 8
Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton is the largest city on the island of Bermuda. A visit to this Caribbean island will provide an insight into the Royal Naval heritage, with many forts and subsequent fortifications located throughout the city. Elsewhere in the city, you will be able to enjoy a range of markets, gardens, stalls, squares, pleasant walkways and fabulous golden beaches.

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Day 10
New York, USA, NY

Epicentre of the arts, dining, shopping and international diplomacy, New York City lies in the heart of the East Coast of America and on the banks of the Hudson River. New York boasts a dizzying list of artistic and cultural icons from the Museum of Modern Art to the Statue of Liberty herself. The history of this iconic city unfolds in a trail of monuments, document the passage of millions of migrants on Ellis Island or visit the humbling reconstructed World Trade Centre site. A stroll around the many neighbourhoods of New York is the best way to truly immerse yourself in this culturally diverse city. There’s Greenwich Village, China Town, Little Italy and Harlem to name a few. No matter how many times you visit, there's always something new to see.

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Ft Lauderdale, USA, Florida

The coastal city of Fort Lauderdale is located in Florida and its position on the Atlantic coast has helped give it the title of “Venice of America”. Known widely for its beaches and boats, this city is visited throughout the year by those seeking a sense of tranquil relaxation. Fort Lauderdale is also home to a number of high-end shopping districts and superb restaurants – making it the perfect location for a spot of retail therapy.

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Day 16
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The popular resort destination of Ocho Rios is located on the north-eastern shore of Jamaica and offers the perfect place for beach relaxation. As well as a number of spectacular golden beaches, the area is home to a number of botanical gardens, waterfalls and Dolphin Cove, where visitors have the chance to swim with dolphins.

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Day 18
Aruba, Dutch Antilles

Situated 15 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is one of the southernmost located islands of the Caribbean. It is also one of the four countries that make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Dutch influence is clear to see across the island. Brightly coloured houses may be perhaps the most iconic symbol of this island, but there are many more landmarks situated across the island including the ruins of a gold smelting station, a 400-foot German cargo shipwreck and, of course, an array of beautiful beaches.

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Day 20
Panama Canal, Panama

Providing an easily-navigable route between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, the Panama Canal is one of the most impressive man-made structures in history. Having first opened in 1914, it was significant for removing the need to traverse the dreaded Drake Passage in order to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific or vice versa. It took 33 years to complete the project and it remains, to this day, one of the greatest engineering feats in history.

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Day 23
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

The Guatemalan Pacific coastal port of Puerto Quetzal offers an ideal point of access to this Central American nation. From here, it is possible to visit a range of landmarks including La Antigua and Auto Safari Capin zoo, as well as the nearby town of San Jose.

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Day 26
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The city of Cabo San Lucas is situated at the southern end of Baja California Sur in Mexico and is renowned for its collection of natural landmarks and monuments. There are many points of interest situated around the city’s coastline including Land’s End, which, as well as providing fantastic views – is home to a number of fascinating rock formations. Walking along Lover’s Beach will provide the chance to see the eroded Arch of Poseidon, as well as two nearby rock islets which provide a habitat for sea lions.

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Day 29
San Francisco, USA, California

San Francisco is one of the major cities of California and is well known for its cultural and historical diversity. One of the most instantly recognisable landmarks of the city is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937 and spans a total distance of 1.7 miles. There is plenty to see in this mesmerising city, with many of the city’s most impressive landmarks situated in the regions of Fisherman’s Wharf and Pacific Heights.

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Day 35
Honolulu, USA, Hawaii

Honolulu is the largest city and capital of Hawaii. Situated on the island of Oahu, this laid-back city offers a sense of charm of a culture that is present across all of the islands. It is home to many relaxing beaches, all of which provide an ideal place in which to soak up the sun. However, Honolulu is also a short distance away from Pearl Harbour – which is today home to a number of memorials remembering the 2,000 personnel lost in 1941.

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Day 40
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Often regarded as the closest thing to ‘paradise on earth’, Bora Bora’s calm beaches filled with white-powder beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush green palms are truly magnificent. Its remote location in the South Pacific Ocean – as part of the French Polynesia archipelago – provides a tropical climate, with temperatures rarely dipping below 25C. Seeing is believing, and a visit to this sumptuous island will truly take your breath away.

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Day 41
Papeete, Tahiti

The Tahitian city and capital of Papeete emits a fine blend of French and Polynesian charm. There are many historical elements to the city including Louis Antoine de Bougainville (the first French explorer to complete a circumnavigation of the globe), the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Papeete, and the Presidential Palace. With average temperatures rarely dropping below 25C, you can simply soak up the sun and watch the world go by at a more relaxing pace.

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Day 42
Moorea, French Polynesia

Situated just a few miles off the northwest coast of Tahiti is the island of Moorea, which offers less of a tourist atmosphere than its larger neighbour. Much of the island is rural and this presents a number of opportunities including a plethora of hiking and cycling opportunities. There are many beaches upon which to relax on the island and, due to the island being less affected by tourism, it is easy to find a sense of peace and tranquillity.

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Day 45
International Date Line,

Although it may be invisible, the International Date Line holds considerable significance for marking the point where the date changes by one day. Situated 180 degrees east or west from the Greenwich meridian, the line extends to the east of New Zealand, through Polynesia and between Russia and Alaska. The name may suggest it is a line, but it has been altered accordingly to ensure no nation is divided in two. Crossing the line in an eastward direction will take you back in time by one day, whereas, if you are travelling in a westward direction, you will add one day to the previous date.

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Day 48
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 49
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 52
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 54
Newcastle - NSW, Australia

Newcastle, in New South Wales, is Australia’s seventh largest city and is diversely made up of golden beaches, towering mountains and distinctive wineries. It is also home to Australia’s oldest seaport and the city has a strong maritime tradition. The sandy beaches offer the perfect place to soak up the sun and are popular with people from all over Australia and beyond.  Also in the city is the Blackbutt Reserve – a 182-hectare bushland area which offers a chance to admire the region’s wildlife.

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Day 56
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 60
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabaul, in the province of East New Britain, is popular among tourists for its splendid harbour and snorkelling opportunities. A volcanic eruption in 1994 nearly destroyed Rabaul and forced the population to evacuate the island, but today, it remains a popular spot for those seeking a spot of beach relaxation. It is also known for its war-related history, with a number of landmarks worth visiting including the Bitapaka War Cemetery and the Japanese Tunnels.

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Day 66
Okinawa, Japan

The term ‘Okinawa’ directly means “rope in the open sea”, which accurately describes the long stretch of more than 150 small islands that sit between Japan’s four main islands. Many people visit Okinawa to escape the hustle and bustle of Japan’s major cities and to enjoy a sense of beach relaxation. The area is also home to a plethora of cultural and historical relics including the recently rebuilt Shuri Castle.

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Day 68
Osaka, Japan

Osaka is Japan’s third largest city and is home to a population of just over 2.5 million. This huge city can be broken down into many districts including Kita, which is home to the modern city centre, and the contrasting Osaka Castle area – which provides an insight into the history of the area. As well as the bright lights of the city centre, Osaka is also home to a plethora of cultural landmarks and a range of museums.

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Day 69
Hiroshima, Japan

Many will recognise Hiroshima as the city which saw the world’s first atomic bomb attack during WW2, in 1945. Today, it is clear to see that the city has developed into a modern and bustling metropolis, but many reminders of this devastation remain today. A visit to Peace Memorial Park will guide you to many monuments including the Peace Bell and, perhaps most notably, the A-Bomb Dome – the remains of a building, above which, the atomic bomb exploded.

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Day 72
Busan, South Korea

Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city and is home to over 3.6 million people. While the towering skyscrapers may form one of the first sights you see in the city, there is much more to see beyond the financial district. Beaches, hot springs and nature reserves all form the natural make-up of the area. Visitors can also expect to see colourful and authentic temples including Beomeosa Temple and Yongungsa Temple.

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Day 74
Kochi, Japan

The bustling port of Kochi provides a point of access to the well-known Indian state of Kerala. One of the most iconic symbols of the city is the fishing nets, which were gifted from the Ancient Chinese Empires in the 14th century and a few of them remain in working condition to this day. From temples to palaces and museums to peaceful parks, Kochi has much to offer to visitors. This is an area where people of many religions and beliefs have learnt to live aside one another harmoniously. Kochi is also known widely for its fantastic cuisine which is made up of fragrant curries, succulent seafood and much more.

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Day 75
Osaka, Japan

Osaka is Japan’s third largest city and is home to a population of just over 2.5 million. This huge city can be broken down into many districts including Kita, which is home to the modern city centre, and the contrasting Osaka Castle area – which provides an insight into the history of the area. As well as the bright lights of the city centre, Osaka is also home to a plethora of cultural landmarks and a range of museums.

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Day 77
Kagoshima, Japan

The city of Kagoshima is situated on the Japanese island of Kyushu, offering visitors a fine blend of history and natural features – including the active volcano of Sakurajima. The Tsurumaru Castle was home to the Shimazu clan, who governed the area for a period of time, and is well worth a visit today. Other landmarks of particular interest include the Kagoshima Prefactural Museum of Culture and Sengan’en Garden.

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Day 79
Shanghai, China

The largest and most cosmopolitan city in China, Shanghai, sits majestically at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Shanghai’s location made her a gateway for seaborne trade with China, and the city thrived as a port trading in silk, tea and opium. The city today combines it’s ancient past with a distinctly modern and western flavour, due to its many wars occupations and foreign trade links. Sites of interest in Shanghai are diverse and plentiful and include the Yu Yuan Gardens, an exquisite and harmonious ensemble of ponds, pavilions and ancient trees and the Shanghai Museum. Chinas premier museum, the collection here includes, 7,000 year old pottery and life sized terra cotta figures from the third century BC.

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Day 81
Keelung, Taiwan

Keelung is a port city located close to the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. This huge city is home to a number of historical landmarks including a number of forts which were built during the Qing Dynasty and a French cemetery. The Dianji Temple is also an iconic landmark, but many visitors come to Taiwan to catch a glimpse of the events that take place around the landmark. This is the Miaokou Night Market – a vibrant hive of activity filled with bright colours and fabulous food.

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Day 83
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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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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Malacca, Malaysia
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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 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 97
Mahe, Seychelles

As the largest island of the Seychelles, Mahe is home to 90% of the country’s entire population. With over 60 beaches and coves within which to be able to relax and unwind, Mahe is the perfect tropical destination. Beyond these gorgeous beaches, you will also be able to discover a natural world of waterfalls, jungle, mountains and scuba diving opportunities. Wildlife and marine life around the island can be spectacular, with more than 1000 fish species being recorded and vast selections of corals. 

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Day 100
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 101
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 105
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 107
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 110
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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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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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Funchal is the capital city of the Portuguese island of Madeira, situated just north of the Canary Islands. This lush green island is a natural paradise and provides a peaceful and tranquil environment for anyone looking for a real sense of escape. Funchal does not disappoint in this respect, with many wonderful gardens to explore, as well as a number of beautifully ornate cathedrals and palaces.

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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.