Australia, Asia, Europe & Beyond - 82 Nights Ocean Cruise

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Start in Sydney and end in London! With the ocean cruise tour Australia, Asia, Europe & Beyond, you have a 82 day tour package taking you through Sydney, Australia and 44 other destinations.

Itinerary

  • Sydney, Australia

    In and around SydneyArrive in Sydney and embark your ship. The capital of Australian New South Wales is celebrated for its magnificent natural harbor, the world?s largest. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the edge of the blue Pacific, Sydney is blessed with a natural setting few cities in the world can rival. Settle in to your veranda stateroom, and explore this culture-rich and much-loved city.Start point Embark, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Sydney, Australia

    Enjoy a second day in Sydney. You may pull back the curtain and enjoy an insider?s view of Australia?s world-class opera house. Or, join a professional photographer for a walking tour in the harbor area and an opportunity to snap fantastic images of vivid street art, historic houses and more. Alternately, you might choose to explore the natural wonders of the nearby Blue Mountains.

  • Cruise the Australian Coast

    Trace Australia?s renowned Gold Coast, lined with resorts and picturesque beaches. As you cruise today, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, browse the Scandinavian-inspired artwork throughout your ship and attend a talk about your upcoming ports.

  • Brisbane, Australia

    Call on Queensland, Australia?s picturesque capital. An included panoramic tour introduces you to its main sights, with ample opportunity to step out and take photos. See the historic Parliament House, Treasury Building and Customs House. Pass the botanical gardens before taking in sweeping views of the city and its namesake river. If you prefer, you may learn more about the continent?s famous wildlife on a visit to the world?s largest koala sanctuary.

  • Cruise the Australian Coast

    Continue following the east coast of Australia today, often called the Sunshine Coast. Linger on the Sun Deck or on your veranda for vistas of azure and turquoise as you sail through some of the world?s most beautiful waters. Perhaps take a dip in the Infinity Pool or stroll the Promenade Deck. This evening, enjoy the jazz strains of live music at Torshavn.

  • Whitsunday Islands (Airlie Beach), Australia

    In and around Whitsunday IslandsStumbled upon in 1770 by Captain James Cook 49 days after Easter (Whitsunday), the Whitsunday archipelago emerges from the Coral Sea amid the Great Barrier Reef. The seafaring Ngaro people called this paradise home until 1870 and hunted these waters in bark canoes. Nature?s brushstrokes are astonishing here: pure-white sands meet cerulean waters, swirling together at sandbars to merge into a palette of turquoise, cream and emerald-green hills. Witness these islands and Airlie Beach firsthand; glassy, invigorating and impossibly blue, the waters provide the ideal oasis for relaxation and idling away a few hours on the beach.

  • Cairns, Australia

    In and around CairnsCall on Cairns today, built on the shoulders of gold prospectors. Today, it is a major sugarcane and fishing port, and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Take in the major sights of Cairns on a city tour, featuring a stop at its historic Royal Australian Navy base, Cairns Botanic Gardens and Palm Cove, a quaint, beach-loving community. Or perhaps board a catamaran for an exciting sail to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, the largest continuous system of its kind on Earth, or join an excursion to the lush Daintree Rainforest.

  • Cruise the Coral Sea

    Sail the waters of the Coral Sea today, home to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. Your day at sea provides the ideal opportunity to read about your upcoming ports in The Library and to perhaps make an appointment at The Salon for a hair treatment, manicure, shave or Nordic scalp massage.

  • Thursday Island, Australia

    Explore Thursday Island today, home to a thriving artistic community. You will have time to explore on your own, or perhaps join an optional excursion to discover the history of the island?s defense during a visit to Green Hill Fort. Alternately, learn about the indigenous people of Torres Strait during an optional excursion that includes a traditional outdoor dance performance.

  • 11: Cruise the Arafura Sea

    Sail the shallow tropical waters of the Arafura Sea. As you cruise today, enjoy coffee or a drink in the Explorers? Lounge or stroll the wraparound Promenade Deck.

  • : Darwin, Australia

    In and around DarwinArrive today in Darwin, Australia, capital of the continent?s Northern Territory. Take in the city?s highlights on an included panoramic tour, passing Christ Church Cathedral, the seven-gabled Government House and the Old Admiralty House. A stop at the East Point lookout reveals the coastal beauty of the Top End. If you would like, you can set out along the Adelaide River to view the area?s famed jumping crocodiles, or travel by seaplane, boat and airboat through the forest and wetlands of Sweets Lagoon.

  • : Cruise the Timor Sea

    As you sail the Timor Sea today, you might enjoy some yoga on the Sports Deck and indulge in a soak in the Thermal Pool of The Spa.

  • : Komodo, Indonesia

    In and around KomodoAnchor among the stunning vistas of Indonesia?s Komodo Island. Go ashore to visit Komodo National Park and the Tamarind Woods, a magnificent menagerie of wildlife including the famed Komodo dragon. If you wish, don a snorkel and mask and explore the vibrant underwater world at Pink Beach, so called for the rose-hued coral washed ashore and crushed to a fine powder by crashing waves.

  • : Bali (Benoa), Indonesia

    In and around BenoaExplore the colorful markets and rich culture of arts, crafts and traditional dance in the island of Bali. You will tour its bustling provincial capital of Denpasar. Take in the colors, flavors and fragrances of the local market; and explore the Bali Museum and the sublime temple of Jagatnatha.

  • : Cruise the Java Sea

    Sail the Java Sea today. As you cruise, you will have a chance to sample some cuisine of the islands such as rijsttafel, a rice dish adopted by the Dutch and still enjoyed throughout The Netherlands.

  • : Semarang, Java, Indonesia

    In and around SemarangCall in Semarang today on the island of Java. Stop for photos of the oldest church in Central Java, visit a historic Chinese Muslim temple and walk through the stunning Rainbow Village on an included tour. Alternately, you may choose to board a vintage railcar for a ride through the Javanese countryside before visiting a coffee plantation.

  • : Cruise the Java Sea

    Spend the day relaxing on board as you cruise the Java Sea. Evidence points to the sea bottom being above water before water levels rose following the last ice age. This shallow body of water was also the sight of a disastrous naval battle during World War II, when Allied Forces were defeated by the Japanese on Feb. 27, 1942.

  • : Cruise the South China Sea

    As you cruise the South China Sea, attend an illuminating enrichment lecture on board. Take in the sea views from the Explorers? Lounge. Tonight, dine at your choice of venues, perhaps pairing sommelier-selected wines with a carefully prepared tasting menu at The Chef?s Table.

  • : Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Gain insight into the lives of indigenous Malaysian tribes during a visit to the colorful Mari Mari Cultural Village. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling among 12,000 acres of protected coral reefs and other marine life during an island getaway off the coast of Sabah. Or, experience a walk through Kinabalu Park?s montane oak and chestnut rainforest in the shadow of majestic Mt. Kinabalu.

  • : Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Named for the stunning Mt. Kinabalu that rises to jagged heights, Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah. Today?s modern city was built after Jesselton, as Kota Kinabalu was once known, was destroyed during World War II. Enjoy your time exploring this historic destination, the gateway to remarkably preserved indigenous cultures on Borneo, before setting sail tomorrow for the Philippines.

  • : Cruise the South China Sea

    Continue to sail the South China Sea today, once called the Sea of Cham after the maritime kingdom of Champa that ruled Southeast Asia before the 16th century. Today these waters are the second-most used sea lane in the world. As you sail, relax in the Explorers? Lounge and enjoy the spectacular vistas from the ship.

  • : Manila, Philippines

    In and around ManilaCall on the bustling metropolis of Manila today. See the highlights of this former Spanish colonial city during a wide-ranging panoramic tour, including the old downtown and Old Intramuros, which was home to the elite during the colonial era. You can embark a wooden canoe for an exhilarating river ride to Pagsanjan Falls.

  • : Manila, Philippines

    Spend your second day in Manila absorbing its storied history. You can visit Corregidor Island, where General Douglas MacArthur commanded US forces in the Pacific during the early days of World War II. Or, explore the city?s finest art, archaeology and natural history museums?all located in the vicinity of Rizal Park, named for national hero Dr. Jos? Rizal, whose writings ultimately led to Philippine independence.

  • : Cruise the East China Sea

    Spend a relaxing day on board as you cruise the East China Sea. Perhaps you will learn about your next destination, China, in The Library or at an enrichment lecture. Enjoy a Norwegian-inspired lunch at Mamsen?s gourmet deli. This evening, savor wine pairings with your dinner at The Chef?s Table.

  • : Xiamen, China

    In and around XiamenBuilt on islands at the mouth of the Jiulong River, Xiamen boasts picturesque colonial architecture. The venerable Xiamen University, with perhaps the most beautiful campus in China, actually has its own beach. On a panoramic tour of the city, you will see the university campus, the Baicheng Beach boardwalk and the majestic Nanputuo Temple complex, perched on a hillside overlooking the city and central to the city?s Fujian community. If you wish, you can immerse yourself in local culture during a bike ride, a tai chi class and a tea ceremony.

  • : Hong Kong, China

    In and around Ho Chi Minh CityArrive in cosmopolitan Hong Kong today and admire the forest of skyscrapers standing between soaring mountains, a bustling harbor and offshore islands. Because we are berthed overnight here, you may explore this cultural capital on your own this evening.

  • : Hong Kong, China

    A British Crown Colony until 1997, Hong Kong is today a special administrative region of China. See where Hong Kong?s deeply held Eastern traditions meet modern Western sensibilities during a panoramic city tour that takes you up Victoria Peak for sweeping views of the metropolis.

  • : Hong Kong, China

    Spend your final morning in Hong Kong with a visit to a local institution. Witness the sights, sounds and aromas of a wet market?an outdoor market made up of various stands selling meat, seafood and fresh produce. After your tour, enjoy a dim sum and tea breakfast.

  • : Haikou, China

    In and around HaikouDiscover Haikou today, situated on Hainan Island off the southern coast of mainland China. During a tour of this vibrant city, you will visit the historic quarter and the city?s inviting green parks. Admire a gleaming-white blend of colonial-era Portuguese and French facades alongside Southeast Asian architecture with Indian and Arabic accents.

  • : Scenic Cruising: Ha Long Bay

    Today, arrive in Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world?s most magnificent landscapes. As we dock here overnight, you will have ample time to explore the bay and its surroundings. Alternatively, you may embark on a journey to visit one of the world?s oldest capitals, Hanoi, and delve into the charm of a bygone era.

  • : Cruise the South China Sea

    Relax on board your ship as you cruise the South China Sea. Unwind in The Spa, where you can enjoy the Snow Grotto and Sauna, or by taking a dip in the Infinity Pool

  • : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Call on Ho Chi Minh City today, formerly known as Saigon. Join an included excursion to view the Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office and Chinatown, and meet artisans at a lacquer workshop. Or you may choose to take a Vietnamese cooking class, or explore the city by pedal cab. With two nights here, you will have ample time to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the south on our optional tours or a two-day excursion.

  • : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Take the morning to further explore Ho Chi Minh City. Perhaps you will pay a visit to B?n Th?nh Market, breathing in the heavenly scents as you sample regional dishes and admire the handiwork of local artisans. Or you may choose to enjoy the city?s modern bustle and colonial charm on your own. Return on board for lunch and an afternoon departure.

  • : Scenic Cruising: Gulf of Thailand

    Enter the Gulf of Thailand, the former Gulf of Siam. Long an important waterway for traders and merchants, it has helped shape the economies of Southeast Asia and the Malay Peninsula for centuries. As you cruise, you might enjoy the views from your stateroom?s veranda or from the Infinity Pool. This evening, attend a port talk about your upcoming destinations and enjoy a star-filled night sky.

  • : Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    Call on Cambodia?s coastal town of Sihanoukville, surrounded by stunning sand beaches and turquoise waters. Here, New Khmer architecture overlooks the comings and goings of modern tuk-tuks, carriages drawn by motorcycles. Visit Wat Krom with its colorful murals and Buddha sculptures, stroll Independence Beach, and explore a local market and fishing village. Or, enjoy a day of kayaking in Cambodia?s Ream National Park, a beautiful nature preserve that is a bird watcher?s paradise.

  • : Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    In and around BangkokExperience another day amid the splendor of Bangkok and explore more of this magnificent capital on your own. Perhaps head out to marvel at the temples and elegant buildings of the renowned Grand Palace, or take a ride in a tuk-tuk to view the city?s main sights. Your ship remains docked overnight.

  • : Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Explore more of Thailand?s cultural and political capital, Bangkok. Sample the famous Thai cuisine for lunch and take in the city?s canals, bustling with traditional longboats. If you wish, visit the Dusit Palace complex and the Jim Thompson House, former home of the city?s renowned silk merchant.

  • : Koh Samui (Nathon), Thailand

    Explore the Thai island of Koh Samui, a paradise of sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees. Thailand?s second-largest island after Phuket, this self-sufficient community had no roadways until the early 1970s. Today, it is a favored spot for sun-loving beachcombers from Thailand and beyond. Visit the island?s revered temples and witness some of the scampering monkeys that have been trained to harvest coconuts from the treetops.

  • : Scenic Cruising: Gulf of Thailand

    Cruise through the Gulf of Thailand today. As you do so, perhaps soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the gently falling snow of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers? Lounge and a dinner of authentic Thai dishes at The Restaurant.

  • : Singapore, Singapore

    In and around SingaporeArrive in Singapore today. This diverse city is a melting pot of varied influences, as you can see during visits to the Colonial District, Little India, Arab Street and Chinatown on an included tour. If you like, join an optional excursion to visit Gardens by the Bay, with its futuristic Supertree Grove, and take in sweeping views of the city from atop the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.

  • : Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

    In and around KlangTake in the beautiful cityscapes of Kuala Lumpur, the lively capital of Malaysia. From your berth in Port Klang, you will journey to the city for a panoramic tour with many photo opportunities. Pass the National Museum, the huge bronze National Monument and the National Mosque of Malaysia. Stop in scenic Merdeka Square (Independence Square), the most photographed spot in the city, and view the impressive Petronas Towers, the world?s tallest building from 1998 until 2004.

  • : George Town, Malaysia

    Visit Malaysia?s Penang Island and its capital of George Town. The island is an incredibly diverse mix of cultural influences from all across Asia, the result of centuries of trade and immigration, complemented by generations of colonialism under the British East India Company. Recognized for its eclectic blend of architecture and culture, George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire some of its stately neoclassical buildings, colorful Hindu temples, elegant minarets and cheerfully painted row houses.

  • : Phuket (Patong Beach), Thailand

    Often called the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, the Thai island of Phuket offers picturesque beaches and sweeping vistas of sparkling azure water and emerald-green hills. Around 1545, one Portuguese explorer called the island Junk Ceylon, and the name stuck for decades; today, old Sino-Portuguese shop-houses and monuments to Buddha dot the island. You will have ample time to explore Patong, the beach resort and town on Phukets west coast.

  • 46: Scenic Cruising: Bay of Bengal

    Sail the history-rich waters of the Bay of Bengal, the largest bay in the world. Ancient Hindu calls it Mahodadhi, meaning great water receptacle. The bay is fed by the waters of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Irrawaddy Rivers. Devout Hindus consider its waters sacred and each day perform an aarti, a religious ritual in which they place fire offerings into the surf and let the tides carry them away. Attend an enlightening talk about Southeast Asia and enjoy an evening of light music in one of our elegant venues.

  • : Chennai, India

    Explore Chennai today, the cultural center of southern India. This fascinating coastal city is a heady blend of ancient and sacred structures, stately colonial-era buildings and churches, and modern-day sensibility. By many accounts, Chennai was founded as a British city as the fortifications of Fort St. George were built in 1650 on uninhabited land and only later surrounded by the structures of old Madras. The British remained in the fort until India?s independence in 1947. Today, the fort?s walls enclose government buildings, the historic St. Mary?s church and a museum. A highlight of Chennai is the brick-red Madras High Court, a splendid example of Indo-Saracenic architecture with Mughal touches and domed cupolas.

  • 49: Cruise the Laccadive Sea

    Cruise into the Laccadive Sea, passing by the Gulf of Mannar as you cruise toward India. The area is one of the richest marine environments in the world, harboring 3,600 species of flora and fauna. Pearl-diving is a rich tradition in these waters, and it is still practiced.

  • : Cochin, India

    Explore the rich cultural tapestry and grand history of Cochin. This town bordering the Laccadive Sea has been a major port since 1341, when a flood created its harbor. Take a scenic guided tour around this former spice capital and see landmarks such as the fascinating Mattancherry Palace, originally built by the Portuguese as a gift to the king in 1555. Or, discover the ancient doorway to India in Paravur, a trading port on the Arabian Sea where Greeks, Romans, Jews, Chinese and Arab traders sought treasure and glory.

  • : Cruise the Arabian Sea

    The Arabian Sea has been known variously as the Persian Sea and Erythraean Sea. Spices, metals, precious stones and wine have all made this crossing throughout history. Take this relaxing day at sea to unwind in The Spa?s Sauna and Snow Grotto or take a dip in the Infinity Pool.

  • : Goa (Mormugao), India

    Arrive in the state of Goa this morning, one of the richest in India. Until 1961, this was the colony of Portuguese India, which had existed for more than four centuries. Its influence remains in the city?s grand colonial architecture, some of the most impressive in all of India. See the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Panaji, where mass is still conducted in English, Portuguese and the local Konkani dialect. In Old Goa, admire the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the S? Cathedral and numerous Portuguese-style colonial houses.

  • : Mumbai, India

    Witness the cultural splendor of Old Bombay today. Constructed across seven islands, today the city straddles a flat peninsula jutting into the sea. The city?s Portuguese and British influences come to light as you view the Library of the Asiatic Society, the Hanging Gardens, Kamla Nehru Park and Dhobi Ghat, where locals still do laundry. You will also visit the National Gandhi Museum, housed in a mansion known as Mani Bhavan that the Indian hero used as his headquarters from 1917 to 1934, and see major monuments built during the British era.

  • 55: Cruise the Arabian Sea

    Follow in the wake of traders, seafarers and adventurers who crossed the Arabian Sea over millennia. The first vessels traced the coastline some 5,000 years ago. In the days of the ancient Greeks, the Indian city of Bharuch to the north of Mumbai was already an established sea port. As you sail, relax by the Main Pool or enjoy the sea breeze from your stateroom veranda.

  • : Muscat, Oman

    Call on the Arabian Peninsula today for a fascinating visit to Muscat, capital of Oman. Enjoy a city tour among its whitewashed buildings, featuring a photo stop at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, able to accommodate 20,000 worshippers, and explore the low-lying structures of the Old Town, huddled around a small bay. Visit the private House of al Zubair museum with its remarkably preserved items of Omani heritage, and take in local life in the city?s traditional souk. This sleepy historic enclave serves as the home of the ruling sultan.

  • : Cruise the Arabian Sea

    Enjoy a leisurely day as your ship makes its way along the Arabian Coast. Share a cappuccino in the Viking Bar with new friends, enjoy a visit to The Spa or relax on the Sun Deck. Finish the day with a drink in Torshavn.

  • 62: Cruise the Red Sea

    Ancient Egyptians sailed the waters of the Red Sea as long ago as 2500 BC. More famously, Moses is said to have parted its waters. And it was a favored route among ancient Romans as they traded with India. History and legend are rich here, and you can learn more about them during an enrichment lecture about the Middle East. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers? Lounge or perhaps an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi?s trattoria-style restaurant.

  • : Aqaba, Jordan

    In and around AqabaCall on Aqaba, Jordan?s only coastal city, set amid bleached-out desert hills. History here stretches back centuries, but it is best known as the site where, in 1917, T. E. Lawrence (known as Lawrence of Arabia) led troops in the Battle of Aqaba. Stop to explore Mamluk Fort?won by the Arabs from the Turks during a 1916 camel charge?the opulent house of Sharif Hussein bin Ali and the lively waterfront. You might also journey to the region?s must-see archaeological treasure of Petra, an astonishing city of red sandstone carved from the earth millennia ago.

  • : Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

    In and around Luxor, SafagaCall on Safaga today, an ancient Red Sea port that has been in use since the 3rd century. It is also the gateway to the magnificent temples of ancient Thebes?today?s city of Luxor. Traverse the desert sands to the shores of the Nile River, where you will visit the spectacular Temple of Karnak, long buried beneath desert sands. Walk through its monumental peristyles and examine the hieroglyphics illustrating how ancient Egyptians lived.

  • 66: Scenic Cruising: Suez Canal

    Transit the Suez Canal today, a travel milestone. This engineering marvel, opened in 1869, connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, changing the region?s geographic and commercial landscape forever. The sea-level, one-way waterway requires ships to travel in convoys; two lakes, Ballah Bypass and Great Bitter Lake, allow north- and southbound ships to pass each other.

  • : Alexandria, Egypt

    In and around AlexandriaCall today on Alexandria, the city of Alexander the Great. Uncover the mysteries of this ancient city with tours of the National Museum and the Library of Alexandria?built on the site where scholars believe the Bibliotheca Alexandrina once stood. Or, travel to the desert to see the colossal statue of Ramses II and walk in the shadow of one of the Great Pyramids before viewing the legendary Sphinx.

  • 69: Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

    Spend the day on board reflecting on your journey during a day of cruising the Mediterranean. You might attend an illuminating lecture on board. This evening, unwind with a pre-dinner cocktail in the Explorers? Lounge; for dinner, try some wine and food pairings at the Chef?s Table.

  • : Valletta, Malta

    In and around VallettaExplore captivating Malta today, an island with a rich history. Countless civilizations have laid claim to these shores, leaving behind architectural and artistic treasures that span the ages. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a remarkable repository of culture and history?from the Magisterial Palace of the Grand Master and auberges built to house the knights of the Order of St. John to the baroque architecture of its main town of Valletta. See its highlights during an island drive. Or, choose to explore its charming fishing villages or its former capital of Mdina. You will have plenty of time to explore, as we are docked here overnight.

  • : Valletta, Malta

    Spend another day exploring charming Valletta. With an area of just one-third of a square mile, green space is at a premium here, which is why the city?s gardens are so treasured. Created in 1661 upon the St. Peter & Paul Bastion, the Upper Barrakka Gardens are perched at the highest point of the city walls. Knights of Italy once escaped the demands of court in this splendid and shady haven. Its terraces offer sweeping views of the Grand Harbor and medieval warrens below. The centerpiece is a pair of arched walls surrounding a tranquil stone courtyard. Among the garden?s palm-lined lanes is a memorial to Winston Churchill.

  • : Sardinia (Cagliari), Italy

    In and around CagliariRich in history, Sardinia has been visited by Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals and Moors. Its main port, Cagliari, is set on the Golfo degli Angeli, or Gulf of Angels, and lies adjacent to seaside lagoons that harbor a wide array of birdlife. Explore Cagliari?s old Castello District, from the 12th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria del Castello to the Roman Amphitheater, Porta Cristina, the Citadel of Museums, the Tower of St. Pancras and the Elephant Tower.

  • : Algiers, Algeria

    In the old quarter of the dazzling whitewashed city of Algiers, shoppers can make wonderful discoveries among the stalls of the Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city?s historic center features a variety of landmarks. Take a walk in the Jardin d?Essai du Hamma, a 19th-century public garden, or explore the silver-domed Basilica of Notre Dame d?Afrique.

  • : Murcia (Cartagena), Spain

    In and around Murcia, CartagenaUncover the rich history of Cartagena today, brimming with remarkable architecture spanning the ages?from the days of Rome to art nouveau. Outside the city, marvel at the beauty of the sanctuary of the Virgin of Fuensanta, Murcia?s patron saint, and the baroque- and Gothic-style cathedral. Alternately, explore Cartagena?s impressive Roman Theater and Roman Forum.

  • : Granada (M?laga), Spain

    Today you can experience firsthand the stuff of Andalusian dreams. Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, M?laga is the gateway to Andalusia, the seductive province of rolling hills and endless olive groves. An included tour features the 11th-century Alcazaba Palace, residence of Arabian caliphs, the ancient Moorish Gibralfaro Castle, the Renaissance Cathedral and Picasso?s birthplace. Or, choose to explore the mighty Alhambra palace in Granada, one of Spain?s most treasured sites.

  • : Scenic Cruising: Strait of Gibraltar

    Sail through the famed Strait of Gibraltar today into the Alboran Sea, the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean. According to legend, the Rock of Gibraltar, an enormous geological wonder is one of the Pillars of Hercules?the other being Monte Hacho, a low mountain in Ceuta, a Spanish province in North Africa. As you cruise, perhaps soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the gently falling snow of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers? Lounge and an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi?s Italian Restaurant.

  • : Porto, Portugal

    After breakfast, take a city tour of Porto, a charming riverside community whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire its graceful bridges, baroque cathedrals and romantic 16th- through 19th-century buildings nestled together on narrow cobbled streets. Visit a typical port wine-making facility, then return to your ship for lunch. You may want to explore Porto on your own, or take an optional excursion to Guimar?es, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • : Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

    Sail from northern Portugal today. Unwind in The Spa, where you can enjoy the Snow Grotto and Sauna, or by taking a dip in the Infinity Pool. Try a regional specialty in The Restaurant, or take in a recent movie in one of our three theaters?two indoor and one under the stars at the Main Pool.

  • : Scenic Cruising: English Channel

    Cruise the English Channel, passing the South Coast of England. Pass the iconic White Cliffs of Dover as you head toward London and into one of the world?s busiest shipping lanes, the Dover Straits. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers? Lounge or perhaps an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi?s trattoria-style restaurant.

  • : Dover, England

    In and around DoverCall today on the city of Dover, its importance as a port dating back to the Bronze Age. You can journey to the medieval city of Canterbury, made famous through Geoffrey Chaucer?s Canterbury Tales, to visit the shrine of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Or, immerse yourself in natural beauty at Sissinghurst Castle and Garden, an Elizabethan-era mansion which showcases a classic English country garden.

  • : London (Greenwich), England

    In and around London, GreenwichSail along the Thames and marvel at the infamous Cutty Sark as as you pull into the final port of your Viking World Cruise. You can visit the Chelsea Physic Garden and learn about its medicinal plants, or gain insight to life during wartime during a tour of the Imperial War Museum and Churchill?s War Rooms.

  • : London (Greenwich), England

    Disembark your ship this morning as your journey comes to a close. Or, continue your exploration with a post-cruise extension in London.End point Disembark, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

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