Arcadia's World Cruise 2018
FOT-295139/249650 World-wide
101 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.

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.

Day 11
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados, as well as being the Caribbean nation’s only city. Many visitors come to the island in search of duty-free shopping opportunities, while others will come to soak up the sun on one of the many spectacular and heavenly beaches. The Mount Gay Rum Distillery offers tours, which provide a fascinating insight into the local production of rum, while the Kensington Oval provides a chance to watch a West Indies cricket match.

Day 13
Curacao, Dutch Antilles

The island of Curacao is one of the southernmost located of the Caribbean islands, situated just north of Venezuela. It is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and, thus, the culture and heritage is representative of this fact, with many brightly coloured houses located across the island. Curacao is also home to a plethora of beaches, many of which present fantastic scuba diving opportunities.

Day 15
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.

Day 18
Huatulco, Mexico

The Mexican resort destination of Huatulco sits on the Pacific coast of the country, in the southern state of Oaxaca. With a total of nine bays and 36 beaches, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a spot to soak up the sun. Additionally, many of these beaches have seen little to no development, enabling you to appreciate a true sense of peace and tranquillity. With plenty of coral reefs filled with an abundance of tropical fish, these beaches also create a perfect location for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Day 21
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.

Day 24
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.

Day 30
Hilo, USA, Hawaii

The town of Hilo is located on the Big Island of Hawaii and offers an ideal starting point from which to explore the island. There are many natural highlights in the surrounding area of Hilo including the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls. In addition to these natural landmarks, there are many cultural sights worth visiting including the Pacific Tsunami Museum, Naha Stone and the Lili’uokalani Gardens.

Day 31
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.

Day 36
Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pronounced “Pahngo Pahngo”, Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa. This charming city is situated on one of the most beautiful and isolated islands on earth, filled with a collection of white-sand beaches and lush green hills.

Day 37
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.

Day 39
Nuku Alofa, Tonga

Situated on the Tongan island of Tongatapu is the nation’s capital city of Nuku’alofa, which is located on the north coast of the island. There is a relaxed atmosphere and culture which is present throughout the city and the beaches will help you to fully appreciate this for yourself. Elsewhere in the city, you can visit the wooden Royal Palace, which was built in 1867 and is the official residence of the King of Tonga.

Day 42
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.

Day 43
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.

Day 46
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.

Day 49
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.

Day 51
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.

Day 52
Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Situated just off of the Pacific coast of Australia’s Queensland region, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral formation in the world. This spectacular natural environment is home to a colourful collection of marine life, much of which can be explored through by scuba diving in and around the area.

Day 52
Yorkeys Knob - Qld, Australia

Situated in Queensland, Australia, Yorkeys Knob is a beach suburb of Cairns and is renowned for its range of facilities, restaurants and visitor information centre. From here, it is possible to partake in activities including fishing and rafting, or travel to the nearby Cairns Tropical Zoo and Hartleys Crocodile Farm.

Day 58
Manila, Philippines

Manila is the capital of the Philippines and is one of the most rapidly developing cities in Far East Asia. Amidst the increasing number of towering skyscrapers that make up this city, visitors can also find an array of architecture that dates back to the Spanish colonial period. Examples of this include Bonifacio Shrine, the old walled Spanish settlement of Intramuros, and the University of the Santo Tomas – the oldest educational institution in the Far East.

Day 61
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.

Day 64
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.

Day 67
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.

Day 68
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.

Day 70
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.

Day 72
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.

Day 73
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.

Day 76
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.

Day 78
Marmagoa, India

Also known as Mormugao, this Indian sub-district is located in the Indian state of Goa. Historically, this area was once part of a Portuguese colony during the 16th century and many forts remain in the area to this day. In addition to historical features, Marmagoa is also a delight for sun worshippers, with many beautiful and tranquil beaches.

Day 82
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.

Day 84
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.

Day 90
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.

Day 91
Sharm el Sheik, Egypt

Sharm el Sheik is a popular resort town situated in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula – offering a multitude of beaches and diving locations. With warm temperatures all-year-round, this is the perfect location for a spot of beach relaxation. Those looking for more adventurous options, however, will not be disappointed. The nearby Sinai Desert opens up a wealth of opportunities including safaris, quad biking and camel trekking.

Day 92
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.

Day 94
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.

Day 95
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.

Day 98
Cadiz, Spain

The Spanish city of Cadiz sits in an enviable position on a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Spain. It is almost entirely surrounded by water, which has paved the way for some excellent urban beaches. Cadiz is thought to be one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, having been discovered by Phoenician sailors around 3,000 years ago and it has always played a significant role as a seaport and trading post. During the 18th century, Spain’s galleons explored the world from Cadiz and many of the city’s historic look-out towers and weathered old buildings remain today. The city is home to some magnificent architecture including the Cathedral and churches of Santa Cruz and San Felipe Neri. It is here that Spain defied Napoleon’s siege and established a provisional government with its own liberal constitution. Cadiz provides an ideal point of access for the Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park.

Day 101
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.