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Sun, May 30, 2021 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND CHECK IN STARTS AT 0830P -- 9:00 pmMon, May 31, 2021 BAY OF ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 4:00 pmTue, Jun 01, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Jun 02, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Jun 03, 2021 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 4:00 pmFri, Jun 04, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sat, Jun 05, 2021 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 5:00 pmSun, Jun 06, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Jun 07, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Jun 08, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Jun 09, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Jun 10, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Jun 11, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sat, Jun 12, 2021 BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 6:00 pmSun, Jun 13, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Jun 14, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Jun 15, 2021 SINGAPORE 7:00 am 5:00 pmWed, Jun 16, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Jun 17, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Jun 18, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sat, Jun 19, 2021 COLOMBO, SRI LANKA 7:00 am 5:00 pmSun, Jun 20, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Jun 21, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Jun 22, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Jun 23, 2021 MUSCAT (MINA QABOOS), OMAN 9:00 am 5:00 pmThu, Jun 24, 2021 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OVERNIGHT 12:00 pm --Fri, Jun 25, 2021 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- 10:00 pmSat, Jun 26, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sun, Jun 27, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Jun 28, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Jun 29, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Jun 30, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Jul 01, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Jul 02, 2021 AQABA (PETRA), JORDAN 7:00 am 11:00 pmSat, Jul 03, 2021 TRANSIT THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT SCENIC CRUISING OVERNIGHT 5:00 pm --Sun, Jul 04, 2021 TRANSIT THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT SCENIC CRUISING -- 5:00 pmMon, Jul 05, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Jul 06, 2021 MYKONOS, GREECE 8:00 am 5:00 pmWed, Jul 07, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Jul 08, 2021 SALERNO, ITALY 7:00 am 7:00 pmFri, Jul 09, 2021 ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY 7:00 am 7:00 pmSat, Jul 10, 2021 ELBA (PORTOFERRAIO), ITALY WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 5:00 pmSun, Jul 11, 2021 MARSEILLE (PROVENCE), FRANCE 8:00 am 6:00 pmMon, Jul 12, 2021 BARCELONA, SPAIN 8:00 am 10:00 pmTue, Jul 13, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Jul 14, 2021 MALAGA, SPAIN 7:00 am 6:00 pmThu, Jul 15, 2021 TANGIER, MORROCCO 7:00 am 4:00 pmFri, Jul 16, 2021 LISBON, PORTUGAL 11:00 am 10:00 pmSat, Jul 17, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sun, Jul 18, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Jul 19, 2021 CORK, IRELAND (COBH - FOR BLARNEY C 7:00 am 10:00 pmTue, Jul 20, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Jul 21, 2021 GLASGOW (GREENOCK), SCOTLAND 7:00 am 6:00 pmThu, Jul 22, 2021 LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND 8:00 am 10:00 pmFri, Jul 23, 2021 HOLYHEAD, WALES 7:00 am 6:00 pmSat, Jul 24, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sun, Jul 25, 2021 LONDON (DOVER), ENGLAND 7:00 am 9:00 pmMon, Jul 26, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Jul 27, 2021 INVERGORDON, SCOTLAND 7:00 am 6:00 pmWed, Jul 28, 2021 SHETLAND ISLANDS (LERWICK), SCOTLAN WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 4:00 pmThu, Jul 29, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Jul 30, 2021 REYKJAVIK, ICELAND 9:00 am 7:00 pmSat, Jul 31, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sun, Aug 01, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Aug 02, 2021 NANORTALIK, GREENLAND WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 6:00 pmTue, Aug 03, 2021 QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 6:00 pmWed, Aug 04, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Aug 05, 2021 NUUK, GREENLAND 7:00 am 5:00 pmFri, Aug 06, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sat, Aug 07, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sun, Aug 08, 2021 RED BAY, CANADA WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 4:00 pmMon, Aug 09, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Aug 10, 2021 QUEBEC CITY, CANADA 9:00 am 10:00 pmWed, Aug 11, 2021 SAGUENAY, CANADA 8:00 am 4:00 pmThu, Aug 12, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Aug 13, 2021 SYDNEY, CANADA 10:00 am 6:00 pmSat, Aug 14, 2021 HALIFAX, CANADA 9:00 am 6:00 pmSun, Aug 15, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Aug 16, 2021 NEW YORK CITY (MANHATTAN OR BROOKLY OVERNIGHT 6:30 am --Tue, Aug 17, 2021 NEW YORK CITY (MANHATTAN OR BROOKLY -- 5:00 pmWed, Aug 18, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Aug 19, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Aug 20, 2021 GRAND TURK, TURKS & CAICOS 12:00 pm 7:00 pmSat, Aug 21, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sun, Aug 22, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Aug 23, 2021 PANAMA CANAL FULL TRANSIT HISTORIC SCENIC CRUISING 6:00 am 4:30 pmTue, Aug 24, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Aug 25, 2021 MANTA, ECUADOR 5:00 am 6:00 pmThu, Aug 26, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Aug 27, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sat, Aug 28, 2021 LIMA (CALLAO), PERU OVERNIGHT 5:00 am --Sun, Aug 29, 2021 LIMA (CALLAO), PERU -- 6:00 pmMon, Aug 30, 2021 PISCO (GENERAL SAN MARTIN), PERU 7:00 am 4:00 pmTue, Aug 31, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Sep 01, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Sep 02, 2021 AT SEA -- --Fri, Sep 03, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sat, Sep 04, 2021 EASTER ISLAND, CHILE SCENIC CRUISING 7:00 am 11:00 amSun, Sep 05, 2021 AT SEA -- --Mon, Sep 06, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Sep 07, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Sep 08, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Sep 09, 2021 TAHITI (PAPEETE), FRENCH POLYNESIA 9:00 am 7:00 pmFri, Sep 10, 2021 BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 3:00 pmSat, Sep 11, 2021 AT SEA -- --Sun, Sep 12, 2021 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE CROSS INT'L DATELINE 12:00 pm 1:00 pmMon, Sep 13, 2021 AT SEA -- --Tue, Sep 14, 2021 AT SEA -- --Wed, Sep 15, 2021 AT SEA -- --Thu, Sep 16, 2021 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 10:00 am --
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One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing them to see the world and come back new.
Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called "The Love Boat." The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its "seawitch" logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.
Discover a haven at sea on Sea Princess. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved for adults. Dine on Michelin-star Chef Curtis Stone's sumptuous cuisine, or indulge in a unique Chef's Table experience. Incredible entertainment choices include Movies Under the Stars and a Vegas-style casino to infuse the evenings with excitement.
Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.
Crafted By Curtis Stone
In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.
Traditional grilled favorites including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and sausages are always on the menu along with daily specialty salads and savory pies. Check back during lunch on sea days for Aussie barbecue selections like lamb loin chops, pork ribs and beef and mushroom skewers.
There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess' Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.
Savor specialty coffees and teas from our New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu and choose from a selection of sweet treats baked fresh every day. Sandwiches and quick bites are offered throughout the afternoon and eveningMore Choices
- Anytime Dining
- 24-hr Room Service
- Horizon Court
- La Patisserie
Sterling Steakhouse serves the highest quality cuts of premium, grain-fed beef including New York strip steak, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon. Voted among the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA TODAY. You'll delight at the selection of meats presented for your choice, or perhaps you'll opt for fresh seafood selections, such as tiger prawns and sea bass, all prepared to your exact specifications.
Chef's Table Experience
Taking dining to a new level, the Chef's Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. Each couple receives a personalized autographed copy of Princess' best-selling cookbook, a handwritten copy of the special menu and a complimentary photo.
New Zealand Natural Ice Cream
Cool off with a scoop of regional favorite New Zealand Natural Premium Ice Cream while relaxing by the pool or taking in the sea views from the top deck. New Zealand-made using only the freshest ingredients, indulge in ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and frosty milkshakes.
Ultimate Balcony Dining
Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the "ultimate" romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous multi-course meal, including succulent lobster tail and juicy steak, your beverage of choice, hors d'oeuvres, all served right on the privacy of your own balcony by our dedicated waitstaff. Treat yourself to this unparalleled indulgence and savor food, views and memories that will never be forgotten.
Throughout your cruise, whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess offers everything you could need for a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.
Photo & Video Gallery
Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!
Vegas Style Casino
For Novices, Casual Players, or High Rollers: From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or "21," and Texas Hold 'Em, our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version.
The Shops of Princess
Tax and Duty-free Shopping: It's no surprise The Shops are awarded "Best Onboard Shopping" from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you'll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Soak in a World of Relaxation: Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don't forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.
Art Gallery & Auctions
Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world's greatest masters. And don't miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.More Choices
- Sports Court
- Discovery at SEA Program
- Internet Cafe & Library
- The Atrium
Just For Kids 3-7
Explore the Treehouse: Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet puppets and masks or compete in a Lego boat-building contest.
Just For Kids 8-12
Step into the Lodge: Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.
Just For Teens 13-17
Hang out in the Beach House: This contemporary lounge is "the place" for teens - perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that's just the beginning. They'll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and "mocktails."
Quality time Together: Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you'll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.
Discovery at SEA Programs
Our exclusive partnership with Discovery lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring Discovery hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel-Discovery and Animal Planet.
Movies Under the Stars
Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day, and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.
Original Musical Productions
Crafted by some of the world's top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.
Festivals of the World
There's nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio's Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won't want to miss.
With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it's on with the show!
Beer & Wine Festival
The latest trend in casual entertaining, a Beer and Wine Festival is held twice during every cruise of more than seven days. The top deck transforms into a lively mini-festival showcasing regional beers and wines as well as convivial live music. Wander through the open-air displays sipping a glass of wine or a frosty craft beer amid live music performances while enjoying the company of fellow connoisseurs at this popular Australian experience. Cheers!More Choices
- Music & Dancing
- Featured Guest Entertainers
- Vista Show Lounge
Take a break and indulge in a private getaway at The Sanctuary, our exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. With signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages, Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether it's to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian water atomizers.
Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365, the Lotus Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women's styling color, men's haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.
Lotus Spa Fitness Center
The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.
Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, there's nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.
- Guests: 2,000
- Crew: 910
- Refurbished: Nov 2017
- Inaugural Cruise: December 1998
- Tonnage: 77,499
- Length: 857
- Height: 188
Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.
Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.
From one end of this great earth to the other, you''ll travel via the luxury of a cruise ship. Be pampered on board as your home-at-sea makes its way through international waters to far away places.
New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.
Sydney is Australia''s showcase: the oldest settlement, the largest and most thriving city, the cultural melting pot. It curves around idyllic Port Jackson, where sandstone cliffs and bright islands complement the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Wander the cobbled colonial streets of the historic Rocks quarter, or tour the mansions of Watson''s Bay.
Nestled between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, laid-back Brisbane makes the most of its magnificent beaches, offering an ideal blend of Aussie ease and urban energy. Wander in the lush Botanical Gardens, shop in the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafes and restaurants along the banks of the Brisbane River.
Known as the "Island of the Gods," Bali is famous for its shimmering beauty and fascinating culture. Hundreds of Hindu temples, towering mountains and verdant rice terraces form a spectacular backdrop to the charm of the Balinese people. Here are mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who
One of Asia's great success stories, this island republic has merged diverse cultures into a dynamic and thriving nation. Clean, modern and full of green gardens, its neighborhoods reflect the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arab and European backgrounds of its past. After sampling the legendary shopping, retire to Raffles Hotel's famous bar and toast Maugham, Kipling and Noel Coward with a Singapore Sling.
Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka means "Resplendent Land," an apt description for this beautiful island. Sri Lanka lies fifty-five miles north of the equator, just off the southern tip of India. With its unique beauty, warm climate and near-perfect beaches, Sri Lanka is one of Asia's most adored destinations. Since the sixteenth century, the Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left their architectural and cultural marks in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo. Yet despite its colonial architecture, Sri Lanka has always remained Oriental in spirit, with colorful bazaars, dancing elephants, graceful women in saris, and many Buddhist shrines and temples.
The town has changed in recent times, but a glimpse of Muscat's past shows in the old houses lining the Mutrah corniche above the harbor, and in the traditional market souks. See the Sultan's Palace, the National Museum and perhaps indulge in Amonage or Ubar perfumes produced here-the world's most expensive.
Despite the primeval desert that surrounds it, spirited Dubai has spent its oil income on modern architecture based on soaring Islamic spires. Explore the souk bazaars for gold and silks, Persian and Afghani rugs and more. And be sure to visit the Juneira Mosque.
One of modern engineering's most celebrated achievements, the 110-mile Suez Canal links the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. The first attempt to excavate a canal was recorded in 2100 B.C., and over the years Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Arabs, French and British all have tried their hand, the latter two succeeding in the late 19th century in a joint effort.
The narrow passageways of Mykonos are a twisted maze of whitewashed houses, miniature churches, lazy windmills, and tiny cafes serving up Greek specialties. Sample the freshest squid or lobster just snatched from the blue Aegean Sea, or shop for typical flokati rugs.
The port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to The Eternal City, where all roads lead. Mad traffic careens past monuments of the great civilizations of the past. You will want to see it all: the soaring inspiration of St. Peter's, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel; the flow of life along the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, the Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain. Be sure to leave time for la dolce vita in one of the piazzas.
Marseille is France's second largest city, but it often goes unnoticed and unvisited by travelers... They are missing out on one of France's most diverse cities, both in terms of people and activities... Today, Marseille faces the same problems as any growing city. Crime is an issue, as is racial tension between the native French population and the arriving North African immigrants. Twenty-five percent of the population in Marseille is of North African descent, and that number is growing. But the city has come to embrace its newfound diversity, and is eager to put its best foot forward to attract a piece of the ever-growing tourism industry.
Barcelona is the cultural heartland of Spain, yet its first language is Catalan, the native tongue of the proudly independent Catalonia region. Stroll down the shady, tree-lined Ramblas between street musicians and elegant bistros. Then perhaps visit the venerable Gothic cathedral, Picasso Museum or enjoy the architectural genius of Antonio Gaudi's Church of the Holy Family.
The Plaza de Merced, cathedrals, and museums of Malaga make it a remarkable site for studying the history and culture of Spain.The coastline that borders the city is magnificent, and it creates a wonderful backdrop to the ancient land.
The "Gateway to Africa," located at its northwestern tip, Tangier is a fashionable resort that retains all of its age-old mystery and excitement. French and Islamic influences meet and merge in this fascinating old city. Mosques and minarets overlook the shadowy streets of the bazaar, while the higher part of town, with its broad boulevards and lovely parks, looks down on the ocean.
Lisbon is many cities, from the cobbled alleys of the Alfama district to the broad Parisian style avenues at its heart. View it all from the heights of St. George's Castle. Belem's Monument to the Discoveries recalls the seafaring past, while nearby Sintra's storybook palaces, and the seaside resort of Caiscais, have different tales to tell.
A town of churches, bridges and pubs, Cork is best known for Blarney Castle where you are invited to kiss the famed stone to acquire the "gift of gab." St. Patrick Street, the town's main thoroughfare, is good for shopping and people watching. See the Shandon bells in St. Anne's church. Those who are willing to climb the 134 winding steps to the top of the steeple will be rewarded with a wondrous view of the city, harbor and hills.
Here on the shores of central Scotland, a land of bagpipes, clans, and tam-o'-shanter hats, is some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe. Stretching before you are the scenic lakes and lowlands around Greenock. If you go to Glasgow, visit the famed Burrell Collection.
The white cliffs of Dover are famous in song and story. From Dover you can visit nearby Canterbury or take a full-day excursion to see the sights of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more.
Cromarty Firth opens in Scotland's saw-toothed Atlantic coast, welcoming travelers to the safe haven of Invergordon. This capital of the Scottish Highlands contains vivid reminders of the fierce independence of the Highlands clans. Visit Cawdor Castle, tour a famous scotch distillery, or scan the dark, windswept waters of nearby Loch Ness for signs of the monster.
There are 100 islands comprising the Shetlands, the area known for its beautiful woolens. They were first settled by the Vikings, and only became Scottish in the 15th century. Today, ferries run to Aberdeen, and to Norway. Lerwick enjoys the tradition of raising sheep and fishing, and the riches of oil in the North Sea.
This pristine European island is filled with glaciers, volcanoes, and hot, mineral-rich springs to explore. Native Icelanders have a remarkably rich history and culture, and would love to share it with you - they are great storytellers. Stroll through the charming Austurvollur Square, and be sure to stop in one of the many cafes for some of the freshest seafood you''ll find anywhere. Or visit the mighty Gullfoss or "Golden Waterfall," the most dramatic cascade in Europe.
The only walled city in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec City has a distinct French flavor and is blessed with a spectacular location on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Dominating the skyline is the splendid hotel Chateau Frontenac, a romantic sight with its steep-pitched roofs and French-style turrets. Quebec City is an explorer's delight with cobblestoned streets, 17th and 18th-century buildings, an immense star-shaped fortress and a funicular that you can ride between the upper and lower towns. Visit the Petit Champlain quarter, the oldest part, the Place des Armes and Plains of Abraham-all with a genteel, European character.
The largest Fjord in eastern North America, this majestic fjord was created during the last Ice Age when glaciers deepened an ancient river bed. In some places the cliffs tower 1500 feet above the river and you'll delight in watching for cavorting whales at the junction of the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers.
Nova Scotia's second largest city, Sydney is located on Cape Breton Island. While the tradition is definitely Scottish, one of the highlights of a visit to Sydney is the restored French fortress at Louisbourg-where shopkeepers and inhabitants dress, live and produce goods in the tradition of the 18th century. At Sydney, you'll also find some of Eastern Canada's most beautiful parks and trails. The Alexander Graham Bell Museum is worth a visit, too.
Ascend the hillside streets to the Citadel, a star-shaped fort built in 1749, where the traditional Noon Gun recalls the British garrison. Visit the restored wharves of Historic Properties, now filled with shops, and Halifax Public Gardens, the oldest formal Victorian gardens in North America. Or drive out along the Lighthouse Route to the rustic fishing village of Peggy's Cove, for postcard-perfect Nova Scotian scenery: lobster pots, fishing boats, and a shining Atlantic seascape just offshore.
This vibrant city is actually a rich mosaic of many "neighborhoods." Feel the excitement of Broadway with its great plays and musicals. Explore the financial district-Wall Street and there''s Soho with its galleries, famed Greenwich Village, Midtown, with its glamorous department stores and soaring architecture, and museums everywhere. It truly is a wonderful town!
Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world's engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.
...The port of Manta is the busiest fishing port on earth.The Museo del Banco Central is a fantastic museum ...Manta's beaches are spacious as well as beautiful, and are home to a wide array of wildlife.There are a few truly great restaurants in Manta, and the nightlife is fantastic.
Callao is your port of entry to the glittering, elegant city of Lima, the darling of Peru. Founded by Pizarro and the Conquistadors, the capital city today offers priceless collections ranging from the Museum of Gold to the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology. Pizarro's remains can be found in the Cathedral, built in 1746. From Lima, you can also take a tour to Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas high in the Andes, or to Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire.
The largest of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, Tahiti held a magical attraction for artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. To understand why, simply listen to the winds whistling through casuarina trees on a secluded black-sand beach, or stroll through beautiful botanical gardens and marvel at island flora.
James Michener called it the most beautiful island in the South Pacific. You may confirm his opinion, either by the local "Le Truck" transport, 4-wheel-drive van, or in a helicopter overhead. And the offshore beauty is accessible by a glass-bottomed boat or by snorkeling.