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Sailings
52 Nights World
departing from Sydney, Australia
Cruise Line Princess Cruises
Ship Coral Princess
Departing Sun, Jun 04, 2023
Return Port Dover (London), England
Ports of Call Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Komodo Island, Indonesia | Singapore, Singapore | Colombo, Sri Lanka |...
Princess Cruises
Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Komodo Island, Indonesia | Singapore, Singapore | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Muscat, Oman | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Aqaba, Jordan | Suez Canal, Egypt | Mykonos, Greece | Salerno, Italy | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Marseille, France | Barcelona, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Tangier, Morocco | Lisbon, Portugal | Holyhead, Wales | Belfast, Northern Ireland | Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland | Cobh (Cork), Ireland | Dover (London), England
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Sun, Jun 04, 2023 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA CHECK IN STARTS AT 1200P -- 6:45 pm
    Mon, Jun 05, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, Jun 06, 2023 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 5:00 pm
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    Tue, Jun 13, 2023 KOMODO ISLAND, INDONESIA WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 6:00 am 4:00 pm
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    Fri, Jun 16, 2023 SINGAPORE 9:00 am 6:00 pm
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    Tue, Jun 20, 2023 COLOMBO, SRI LANKA 8:00 am 8:00 pm
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    Sat, Jun 24, 2023 MUSCAT (MINA QABOOS), OMAN 9:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sun, Jun 25, 2023 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OVERNIGHT 12:00 pm --
    Mon, Jun 26, 2023 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- 10:00 pm
    Tue, Jun 27, 2023 AT SEA -- --
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    Mon, Jul 03, 2023 AQABA (PETRA), JORDAN 7:00 am 11:00 pm
    Tue, Jul 04, 2023 TRANSIT THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT SCENIC CRUISING OVERNIGHT 5:00 pm --
    Wed, Jul 05, 2023 TRANSIT THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT SCENIC CRUISING -- 5:00 pm
    Thu, Jul 06, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, Jul 07, 2023 MYKONOS, GREECE 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, Jul 08, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, Jul 09, 2023 SALERNO, ITALY 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Mon, Jul 10, 2023 ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Tue, Jul 11, 2023 ELBA (PORTOFERRAIO), ITALY WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Wed, Jul 12, 2023 MARSEILLE (PROVENCE), FRANCE 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, Jul 13, 2023 BARCELONA, SPAIN 8:00 am 10:00 pm
    Fri, Jul 14, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, Jul 15, 2023 MALAGA, SPAIN 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Sun, Jul 16, 2023 TANGIER, MORROCCO 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Mon, Jul 17, 2023 LISBON, PORTUGAL 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
    Tue, Jul 18, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, Jul 19, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Jul 20, 2023 HOLYHEAD, WALES 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Jul 21, 2023 BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND 8:00 am 9:00 pm
    Sat, Jul 22, 2023 GLASGOW (GREENOCK), SCOTLAND 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sun, Jul 23, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, Jul 24, 2023 CORK, IRELAND (COBH - FOR BLARNEY C 7:00 am 10:00 pm
    Tue, Jul 25, 2023 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, Jul 26, 2023 LONDON (DOVER), ENGLAND 7:00 am --
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Princess Cruises
General

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.

Ship
Coral Princess
Overview

Coral Princess, with more than 700 balcony staterooms, was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal. Be sure to try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine, join friends for cocktails and Movies Under the Stars® by the pool or try some decadent treats at the International Café.

Kids, Teens, and Family

Just For Kids 3-7

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

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

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."

Family

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.

Food & Dining

Included Dining

Traditional Dining

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.

The Bar & Grill

Follow your nose to the Deck Barbecue where the burgers are flipping and the hot dogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin's and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Chocolate Journeys

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.

Princess Pizzeria

The Princess Pizzeria is conveniently located poolside for a casual bite while relaxing on deck or while watching Movies Under the Stars. Serving the "Best Pizza at Sea" by USA TODAY, you'll delight in the classic favorites like pepperoni and margherita, as well daily specialty pizzas.

More Choices
  • Anytime Dining
  • International Cafe
  • Horizon Court
  • 24-hr Room Service

Specialty Dining

Sebatini's

Our Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants" at sea by USA TODAY. Savor Sabatini's authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating our Italian culinary heritage.

Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse

The first New Orleans-inspired specialty restaurant at sea, Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse offers fresh and authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, N'Awlins crawfish "mud bug" bisque, peel-and-eat shrimp, chicken and chorizo jambalaya, Porterhouse steak, crawfish and a host of fun drink selections. Enjoy one of the oldest culture-driven cooking styles in American history.

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.

Crab Shack

Seafood lovers won't want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels.

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.

Coral Princess Under 18

With Princess, young kids and teens have their own kind of fun - and their own place to hang out. Our youth and teen centers are fully equipped with everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, fooseball tables, board games and jukeboxes. And for the littlest ones, activities like kids' karaoke, pizza parties, pajama nights and more.

Kids & Teens
This ship's activities run the age-appropriate gamut for those under 18 - from Princess Pelicans (ages 3 to 7), and Shockwaves (ages 8-12), to Remix (ages 13-17).
  • The Fun Zone
  • Teen Center
  • Pelican's Playhouse
  • Pelican's Pool
  • Splash pool
Spa and Fitness

The Sanctuary

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.

Lotus Spa

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.

Sports Court

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.

Onboard Experience

Throughout your cruise, whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess offers everything you could need for a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.

Features

Dining
Dine in the manner that suits your schedule instead of cramping your style. Choose from Traditional Dining, Anytime Dining, Specialty Dining or Casual Dining.

Entertainment
Nights are always a buzz with activity, and it's up to you to choose your pleasure - from live theater and the big screen, to plush lounges, swanky casinos and dance clubs.

Activities
Fill your days with activities and do nothing the next. Take a personal enrichment class, do yoga, go duty-free shopping, or just relax with a dip in one of the pools or spas.

Under 18
A Princess Cruise means fun for the entire family - with activities for kids to keep them happy and special teen programs to get them involved too.

Entertainment

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 Production

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.

Featured Guest Entertainers

Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by our lineup of world class entertainers. From magic to comedy, singers to instrumentalists, jugglers to balancing acts and much, much more, we search the globe for top talent to be featured on our ships. So get ready to be amazed, entertained, mesmerized or just laugh the night away!

The Voice of the Ocean

Have you got The Voice of the Ocean? Princess Cruises brings the excitement and spectacle of TV's most popular singing competition to the high seas, live and on-stage, with The Voice of the Ocean. The show comes to life throughout the cruise with blind auditions, mentor sessions, the iconic "I Want You" chairs, three charismatic coaches and ultimately a finale performance where guests vote to choose the winner.

More Choices
  • Music & Dancing
  • Princess Theater
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Universe Lounge
Onboard Activities

The many activities onboard our ships are designed to stimulate, educate, entertain, inspire and sweat - not necessarily in that order. But, you can be sure we'll do our best to cover all the bases. And from art auctions to our Lotus Spa, this ship is loaded with fun things to do.

Pools & Spas

Sometimes floating serenely just isn't enough - splash around, ride the waves, swim against the current or take a dip in one of this ship's bubbling hot tubs.

  • Lido Pool (plus 3 hot tubs)
  • Lotus Spa Pool (plus 2 hot tubs)

Sports

Our ships will keep you on the run, literally, with basketball, paddle tennis, jogging tracks and state-of-the-art gyms equipped with machines that'll keep your heart rate pumping.

  • Lotus Spa, gym and fitness area
  • Swim-against-the-current lap pool
  • Nine-hole putting course
  • Shuffleboard
  • Center Court

Enrichment

When is a cruise an opportunity to enrich? When it's a Princess cruise. This ship offers area lectures, art exhibits and classes taught by local experts.

  • World-class art collection, gallery and auctions
  • ScholarShip@Sea
  • 24-hour Internet Cafe (wireless access available)
  • Library and writing room
  • Hearts & Minds Wedding Chapel

Boutiques

Deals on designer clothing and gifts, including Lladro, Swarovski, Calvin Klein, Tommy Bahama, Lancome, Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Fossil - all up to 30% off.

  • Boutiques (duty-free)
  • Future Cruise Sales

Dining

Our Princess chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine - and it shows. Our entire fleet has been inducted into the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs gastronomic society. Each chef's menu is creative and the selections change every day. Pair that with impeccable service and you're in for an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Traditional
This ship offers several formal dining rooms in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Dining at the same times for each meal, with attentive service provided by your own waiter throughout the cruise.
  • Provence Dining Room

Anytime
Anytime Dining means you aren't limited to eating at a fixed time or place on the ship. Instead, the choice of when and where you want to eat is flexible, based only on your stomach's whim.
  • Bordeaux Dining Room

Specialty
Our ships' restaurants are always in big demand and this ship's options are no exception, serving up exquisite local specialties and gourmet favorites. Reservations recommended. Cover charge applies.
  • Sabatini'sSM (Italian restaurant)
  • Bayou Cafe & SteakhouseSM (New Orleans cuisine)
  • Ultimate Balcony DiningSM

Casual
Want to maximize your pool time and minimize your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.
  • Horizon Court buffet
  • Patisserie
  • Sundaes ice cream bar
  • Princess Pizza
  • The Grill (burgers and hot dogs)
  • Afternoon tea
  • 24-hour room service
Activities

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.

The Atrium

The inviting piazza-style grand Atrium shines as the stunning centerpiece of each ship, the epicenter of luxury, excitement and fun. Stop by anytime, day or night, to find musicians, jugglers, acrobats, food carvers and a variety of other performers. Soaring multi-stories with a circular marble floor, stained-glass dome and magnificent floating staircase, the Italian-inspired Atrium is an ideal setting for relaxation, people-watching or simply having a cocktail or coffee with a friend.

The Shops of Princess

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.

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!

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

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.

More Choices
  • Discovery at SEA Programs
  • Vegas Style Casino
  • Sports Court
  • MedallionNet Wi-Fi
Ship Facts
  • Guests: 2,000
  • Crew: 895
  • Refurbished: Jan 2019
  • Inaugural Cruise: Jan 2003
  • Tonnage: 91,627
  • Length: 965 feet
  • Height: 203 feet
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • B1 Premium Balcony
  • B2 Premium Balcony
  • BA Balcony
  • BB Balcony
  • BC Balcony
  • BD Balcony
  • BE Balcony
  • BF Balcony
  • BY Balcony (Obstructed)
  • BZ Balcony (Obstructed)
  • IA Interior
  • IB Interior
  • IC Interior
  • ID Interior
  • IE Interior
  • IF Interior
  • M1 Club Class Mini-Suite
  • MB Mini-Suite with Balcony
  • MD Mini-Suite With Balcony
  • ME Mini-Suite With Balcony
  • MY Oceanview Mini-Suite (No Balcony)
  • O5 Premium Oceanview
  • O6 Premium Oceanview
  • OB Oceanview
  • OC Oceanview
  • OD Oceanview
  • OE Oceanview
  • OV Oceanview (Obstructed)
  • OW Oceanview (Obstructed)
  • OY Oceanview (Obstructed)
  • OZ Oceanview (Obstructed)
  • S5 Premium Suite Stateroom
  • S6 Vista Suite Stateroom
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  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Interconnecting staterooms with private balcony (8 persons)
  • Will accommodate third person
  • will accomodate rollaway
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Sports Deck

Sports Deck
Destination
World
What can you say about going on a cruise around the world? Only in the movies? Only in dreams? Well, in this case reality may just be mimicking art. The trip of a lifetime is available right now.

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.
Ports of Call
Sydney, Australia
City Sydney

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.

Brisbane, Australia

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.

Komodo Island, Indonesia
City Komodo

A rare discovery awaits the traveler who ventures onto this remote island of Komodo. Walking through the dense vegetation, hearing and seeing a variety of bird and animal life, you may feel you've landed in another epoch. Indeed, the last vestiges of long-gone dinosaurs survive here, in the form of the legendary, giant lizards called Komodo Dragons.

Singapore, Singapore
City Singapore

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.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
City Colombo

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.

Muscat, Oman
City Muscat

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.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City Dubai

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.

Aqaba, Jordan
City Aqaba

Suez Canal, Egypt
City Suez

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.

Mykonos, Greece
City Mykonos

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.

Salerno, Italy
City Salerno

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
City Civitavecchia

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, France
City Marseille

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, Spain
City Barcelona

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.

Malaga, Spain
City Malaga

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.

Tangier, Morocco
City Tangier

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, Portugal
City Lisbon

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.

Holyhead, Wales
City Holyhead

Belfast, Northern Ireland
City Belfast

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
City Greenock

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.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland
City Cork

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.

Dover (London), England
City Dover

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.

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