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departing from Los Angeles, California
Cruise Line Z- OOB- Crystal Ocean Cruises
Ship Crystal Serenity
Departing Sun, Jan 21, 2024
Return Port Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Ports of Call Los Angeles, California | Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia | Rangiroa, Tahiti | Bora Bora, French Polynesia |...
Z- OOB- Crystal Ocean Cruises
Los Angeles, California | Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia | Rangiroa, Tahiti | Bora Bora, French Polynesia | Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia | Moorea, French Polynesia | Raiatea, French Polynesia | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Lautoka, Fiji | Waitangi (Bay of Islands), NZ | Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton, New Zealand | Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand | Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand | Hobart, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo Island, Indonesia | Benoa (Bali), Indonesia | Singapore, Singapore | Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia | Phuket, Thailand | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Cochin, India | Mumbai (Bombay), India | Salalah, Oman | Aqaba, Jordan | Eilat, Israel | Larnaca, Cyprus | Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece | Syracuse, Sicily | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024 Los Angeles/San Pedro -- 5:00 pm
    Mon, Jan 22, 2024 At Sea -- --
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    Sun, Jan 28, 2024 Nuku Hiva 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, Jan 29, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Tue, Jan 30, 2024 Rangiroa 6:00 am 5:00 pm
    Wed, Jan 31, 2024 Bora-Bora 9:00 am --
    Thu, Feb 01, 2024 Bora-Bora -- 6:00 pm
    Fri, Feb 02, 2024 Moorea 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Feb 02, 2024 Papeete 7:00 pm --
    Sat, Feb 03, 2024 Papeete -- --
    Sun, Feb 04, 2024 Papeete -- 6:00 pm
    Mon, Feb 05, 2024 Raiatea 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Tue, Feb 06, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Wed, Feb 07, 2024 Rarotonga 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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    Sun, Feb 11, 2024 Nuku'alofa 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, Feb 12, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Tue, Feb 13, 2024 Lautoka 7:30 am 6:00 pm
    Wed, Feb 14, 2024 At Sea -- --
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    Fri, Feb 16, 2024 Waitangi 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, Feb 17, 2024 Auckland 8:00 am --
    Sun, Feb 18, 2024 Auckland -- 6:00 pm
    Mon, Feb 19, 2024 Tauranga 6:15 am 9:30 pm
    Tue, Feb 20, 2024 Napier 5:00 pm --
    Wed, Feb 21, 2024 Napier -- 6:00 pm
    Thu, Feb 22, 2024 Wellington 8:00 am 10:00 pm
    Fri, Feb 23, 2024 Picton 9:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, Feb 24, 2024 Christchurch/Lyttleton 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sun, Feb 25, 2024 Dunedin 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, Feb 26, 2024 At Sea -- --
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    Thu, Feb 29, 2024 Hobart/Tasmania 8:00 am --
    Fri, Mar 01, 2024 Hobart/Tasmania -- 10:00 pm
    Sat, Mar 02, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Sun, Mar 03, 2024 Melbourne 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 Sydney 8:00 am --
    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 Sydney -- 6:00 pm
    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 At Sea -- --
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    Sat, Mar 09, 2024 Cairns 3:00 pm --
    Sun, Mar 10, 2024 Cairns -- 5:00 pm
    Mon, Mar 11, 2024 At Sea -- --
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    Wed, Mar 13, 2024 Darwin 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, Mar 14, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Fri, Mar 15, 2024 Komodo 10:00 am 4:00 pm
    Sat, Mar 16, 2024 Bali/Benoa 8:00 am --
    Sun, Mar 17, 2024 Bali/Benoa -- 4:00 pm
    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 At Sea -- --
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    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 Singapore 6:30 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, Mar 21, 2024 Port Kelang (for Kuala Lumpur) 7:30 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Mar 22, 2024 Penang (Georgetown) 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, Mar 23, 2024 Phuket 7:30 am 6:00 pm
    Sun, Mar 24, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Mon, Mar 25, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 Hambantota 5:00 am 9:30 pm
    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 Colombo 7:00 am --
    Thu, Mar 28, 2024 Colombo -- 6:00 pm
    Fri, Mar 29, 2024 Cochin 2:00 pm --
    Sat, Mar 30, 2024 Cochin -- 6:00 pm
    Sun, Mar 31, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Mon, Apr 01, 2024 Mumbai (Bombay) 8:00 am --
    Tue, Apr 02, 2024 Mumbai (Bombay) -- 10:30 pm
    Wed, Apr 03, 2024 At Sea -- --
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    Fri, Apr 05, 2024 Salalah 8:00 am 5:00 pm
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    Wed, Apr 10, 2024 Al 'Aqabah 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Wed, Apr 10, 2024 Eilat 8:00 pm --
    Thu, Apr 11, 2024 Eilat -- 6:00 pm
    Fri, Apr 12, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Sat, Apr 13, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Sun, Apr 14, 2024 Larnaca 9:00 am 7:00 pm
    Mon, Apr 15, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Tue, Apr 16, 2024 Crete/Agios Nikolaos 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Wed, Apr 17, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Thu, Apr 18, 2024 Siracusa 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Apr 19, 2024 At Sea -- --
    Sat, Apr 20, 2024 Rome/Civitavecchia 6:00 am --
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Z- OOB- Crystal Ocean Cruises

The All-Inclusive Crystal Experience is a heady combination of indulgent services and enriching discovery. Since our debut in 1990, we have been elevating and redefining the traditional notions of luxury cruising with innovative excellence, exquisitely designed ships, bold itineraries, customized destination immersion, and the highest standards of personalized service at sea and on land.

A proven leader in evolving the guest experience to stay ahead of global luxury travel trends, we were the first cruise line to partner with celebrity chefs - our Silk Road and Sushi Bar alternative dining venues are the only sea-going restaurants in Nobu Matsuhisa's worldwide empire; the first to debut a Computer University@Sea with personal e-mail and Internet services; the first to launch a now critically-acclaimed Wine & Food Festival; and the soon-to-be first luxury line to transit the Northwest Passage in 2016 and offer four distinct World Cruise options in 2018.

From launching the interactive Creative Learning Institute with complimentary courses tailored to a guest's own personal enrichment, to pushing the boundaries of gastronomic discovery with a cutting-edge new Modern Cuisine menu, we are continually adding new programs and features to our award-winning ships.

We are thrilled that you are considering travel with us, and we welcome the opportunity to explore the world with you.

Crystal Serenity

Commanding the world's great oceans with grace, Crystal Serenity enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites and staterooms of The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.



Dine at your leisure on extraordinary fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chic and spacious ambience of our elegant open-seating main dining room features intimate tables for two, four and more.


Tableside service and menus of authentic Northern Italian fare are savored at this specialty venue showcasing modern and classic takes on favorites, from carbonara to tiramisu and everything in between.

Silk Kitchen & Bar

Surrounded by enchanting views of sea and shore, savor Chinese-inspired al fresco dining on deck, with open seating for breakfast and lunch, and reservations recommended for dinner.

Palm Court

With its enviable forward location, sunshine pours through the floor-to-ceiling window walls at this popular spot known for its Mozart-themed Afternoon Tea and evening cocktails and dancing.

The Vintage Room

Created for the true oenophile, optional, one-of-a-kind wine dinners feature some of the rarest vintages in the world; such as a nearly impossible-to-get 1959 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and a 1996 Screaming Eagle from Napa Valley.

Trident Grill

Poolside al fresco fare includes delicious burgers, pizzas, wraps and salads plus our popular Late-Risers Breakfast from 10:00 am - 11:00 am for those who wish to luxuriously sleep in.

More Choices
  • Marketplace & Churrascaria
  • Umi Uma & Sushi Bar
  • The Bistro
  • Scoops Ice Cream Bar
  • 24-Hour In-Suite Dining
Spa & Fitness

Crystal Life Spa

In accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient practice of balance and harmony, our award-winning spa embodies a tranquil environment, easily allowing you to slip away from the stresses of daily life.

Crystal Life Salon

Enjoy sweeping ocean views as trained stylists and aestheticians provide a full-service menu of treatments including haircuts, styling, and coloring; facials and skin analysis; manicures and pedicures; and barber services for men

Crystal Life Fitness

Crystal Serenity's fitness facilities provide harmonizing enrichment to your travels. An extensive roster of specialized programs helps you maintain, or even begin, a fitness regimen while traveling

Seahorse Pool

Surrounded by teak decking, crisp white deck furniture and inviting sunbeds for conversational seating, our signature Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi is the perfect spot to relax and unwind while enjoying life on the high seas.


Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Crystal Serenity's driving nets and putting greens, right- and left-handed clubs for both men and women, as well as golf clinics and instruction by PGA golf pros on most sailings.

Paddle Tennis

High above the sea, where warm rays of sunshine meet cool ocean breezes, Wimbledon Court welcomes doubles and singles matches in paddle tennis.

Promenade Deck

Breathtaking vistas witnessed only at sea. To walk along a 360 degree teak Promenade deck is to truly experience one of the greatest moments of ocean travel.


Crystal Cove

A welcoming ambience of contemporary style and warmth, Crystal Cove is host to soft piano music and lively conversation. An ideal setting for pre-dinner cocktails or following a day ashore.

Avenue Saloon

Dark paneled walls and rich leather club chairs create the perfect space to steal away for a cocktail and conversation. But as the evening rolls on with the crescendo of live piano sing-alongs, a happy camaraderie fills the night.

Stardust Club

In the heart of the ship with panoramic port-to-starboard ocean views, this welcoming space hosts lectures by day, dancing by night and a new Supper Club specialty dining experience periodically throughout each voyage.

Galaxy Lounge

Boasting exceptional views from every seat in the house, elaborate stage shows and Broadway-styled productions are performed twice nightly, featuring celebrity guests, comedy revues, classical recitals and more.

Fantasia & Waves

With its dedicated spaces and acclaimed, age-specific children's programs for kids ages 3 to 17, Crystal is the luxury cruise line best suited for family travel during the holidays and all through summer.

More Choices
  • Plam Court
  • Resort World At Sea Casino
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Hollywood Theatre
  • Pulse Nightclub

Creative Learning Institute

Progressive classes and workshops on a variety of topics - from wellness and wine to finance and art - allow you to follow your passions during your travels.

Computer University @Sea

Imagine returning home with a personalized movie of your trek through Machu Picchu, a digital photo documentary of your exploration of the pyramids at Giza, or even your own daily blog. With free 24-hour Wi-Fi/Internet access, you can do it all.

Crystal Visions Lecture Series

Stars of the stage and screen, masters of comedy, decorated Olympians, noted diplomats and ambassadors, celebrated authors, and renowned scientists highlight Crystal's award-winning enrichment lecture and seminar series.

Bridge Lounge

Supervised games are offered by an accredited ACBL instructor on every cruise.

Avenue of the Stars

From exquisite jewels and high fashion to treasured mementos and resort wear, the boutiques and shops along the Avenue of the Stars feature selections from brands that find a familiar home in a sophisticated yet understated environment.


A comfortable and quiet spot to read a book (or find one!), peruse picture books and atlases, join in on puzzles, and simply relax.

Ship Facts
  • Launched: July 7, 2003
  • Guest Capacity: 980
  • Ship's Registry: Bahamas
  • Total Crew: 655
  • Gross Registered Tons: 68,870
  • Length: 820 ft.
  • Width: 105.6 ft.
  • Draft: 24.9 ft.
  • Maximum Speed: 22 Knots
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • A1 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
  • A2 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
  • B1 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
  • B2 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah (Limited View)
  • B3 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
  • C1 Deluxe Stateroom w/Large Picture Window
  • C2 Deluxe Stateroom (Limited View)
  • C3 Deluxe Stateroom w/Large Picture Window
  • CP Crystal Penthouse with Verandah
  • OG OceanView Guarantee
  • P1 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
  • P2 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
  • PG Suite Guarantee
  • PH Penthouse with Verandah
  • PS Penthouse Suite with Verandah
  • SH Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah
  • SP Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Veranda
  • VG Balcony Guarantee
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Third berth available, as well as in all Penthouses (PH, PS and CP) with the exception of those specifically designed for guests with disabilities (10064/10065)
  • Queen-bed configuration only
  • Stateroms for guests with disabilities (PH does not include walk-in closet, bidet or third berth)
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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
Los Angeles, California
City Los Angeles

Sprawling between the mountains and the beaches, Los Angeles is quintessential California. Whether your taste runs to fashionable Beverly Hills, the mega-entertainment of the movie studios, or the sizzle of homestyle Mexican food on Olvera Street, the city of angels is worth exploring.

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia
City Nuku Hiva

Rangiroa, Tahiti
City Rangiroa

Part of the Society Islands of Polynesia.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
City Bora Bora

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.

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
City Papeete

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.

Moorea, French Polynesia
City Moorea

Part of the Society Islands of Polynesia, North West of Tahiti.

Raiatea, French Polynesia
City Raiatea

Port of the Society Islands of Polynesia.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
City Rarotonga

Rarotonga is one of the premier destinations in the entire South Pacific, and many travelers find that this beautiful location is even more gorgeous than highly-touted Tahiti. The fishing off the coast of Rarotonga is incredible, and local fisherman claim to have landed some of the largest tuna and marlin anywhere.Outdoor sports are quite popular on the island; from golf to hiking to tennis, Rarotonga has it all.Typically the dining, sports engagements, and nightlife are about half as expensive as the islands in French Polynesia and the rest of the South Pacific, so get ready to have some fun!

Lautoka, Fiji
City Lautoka

...Lautoka has countless natural treasures and unmolested habitats that are simply glorious... Sugar is the official crop of Lautoka, and September is the best time of the year to visit, as the entire town celebrates the enchanting Sugar Festival...

Waitangi (Bay of Islands), NZ
City Waitangi

Auckland, New Zealand
City Auckland

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.

Tauranga, New Zealand
City Tauranga

...It is no wonder why the region has become so popular, as it is safe, exciting, diverse, and warm.From touring in a four-wheel drive vehicle through the hills to swimming with the dolphins, Tauranga has it all.The hot springs are glorious, and you could spend an entire day and night lounging in the bubbling saltwater pools.They are truly magnificent, as are the restaurants and accommodations in Tauranga...

Napier, New Zealand
City Napier

Wellington, New Zealand
City Wellington

...exquisite architecture, great museums, and fabulous dining establishments.The accommodations and amenities in Wellington are superb, and during the summer there are many hot beach spots...

Picton, New Zealand
City Picton

Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand
City Christchurch

New Zealand is such a diverse and dynamic country that you must visit a variety of regions to truly get a taste of the wonder that awaits.Christchurch is a glorious location, full of great restaurants, beautiful beaches, and outstanding museums.The gardens and cultural centers are fantastic, and the greater Christchurch area stretches from the Southern Alps all the way to the Pacific Ocean.The wide array of outdoor activities is one of the best features of Christchurch, and from kayaking to golf, and from sailing to mountain biking, The Mainland has it all.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand
City Dunedin

Dunedin is a little sliver of Scotland, set on the tropical shores of New Zealand's South Island. Founded by Scottish emigrants in 1848, Dunedin (the Gaelic name for Edinburgh) has fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture, including the Olveston stately home and majestic Larnach Castle--as well as New Zealand's only scotch distillery and kilt shop!

Hobart, Australia
City Hobart

Located on the island of Tasmania and Australia's second-oldest city, Hobart is famous for its Georgian buildings, picturesque harbor, and fine galleries and gardens. Nearby are the ghostly ruins of Port Arthur, the infamous penal colony, with its Isle of the Dead cemetery. Or, visit one of the perfectly preserved colonial villages nearby.

Melbourne, Australia

Australia's "Garden City" rejoices in its greenery, from the Fitzroy Gardens to the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens. Hiding behind the sky-scrapers along the Yarra River are the graceful 19th-century mansions of the city's Gold Rush years. Sample one of the sixty different international cuisines, which make Melbourne the food capital of Australia.

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.

Cairns, Australia
City Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef city of Cairns is the northernmost city of Queensland and is located amidst endless stretches of white sandy beach, attracting visitors from around the world. Although Cairns is the scuba-diving capital of the Great Barrier Reef, you can also wander along the Esplanade, with its remarkable views over Trinity Bay, or explore the Heritage Walk with its fascinating insights into the city's history.

Darwin, Australia

Named after evolutionist Charles Darwin, this tropical city on the top end of Australia is a former frontier town with a rough-and-tumble past. Darwin's growth was achieved back in 1871 with the discovery of gold at Pine Creek, and today a number of historic buildings from that era remain. Darwin is also the center of the aboriginal community, the world's oldest culture. From here, you can visit Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned not only for its Australian wildlife but Aboriginal rock art.

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.

Benoa (Bali), Indonesia
City Benoa

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.

Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
City Port Klang

Malaysia's capital rises like a vision from the deep jungles. Its fascinating array of architectural styles includes Malay stilt villages, Islamic minarets, Hindu temples, Chinese shop houses and the indescribable opulence of the Royal Palace. In the background rise the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers completed in 1996.

Phuket, Thailand
City Phuket

Set like a jewel in the Andaman Sea, Thailand's largest island has great expanses of sandy beaches that lure sun-seekers to their shores, and a unique culture combining influences from China and Portugal. Visit the fabled monastery of Wat Chalong, the Orchard Garden and the Thai Village, where examples of the country's culture are presented in a tranquil lakeside setting.

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.

Cochin, India
City Cochin

The lush Kerala region is the proverbial land of incense and myrrh, from which the world has sought its exotic spices since ancient times. The aromas of ginger, cloves, cardamom, cumin and other key ingredients of Indian curries fill the air. Not far from Mattancheri Palace, with its mythological murals, is a Jewish colony dating back to 1000 A.D. Don't miss the 16th century synagogue with hand-painted floor tiles from China. A visit to the St. Francis church reveals the tomb of the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Guests may also tour the "Mattancheri" or Dutch Palace, which houses some of India's finest Hindu frescoes and ceremonial costumes.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
City Mumbai

Few cities evoke such a wealth of sensations as Bombay. Entering the city under the Gateway of India, which commemorates the visit of King George and Queen Mary in 1911, the sounds and aromas are exotic and the level of activity from the bazaars to the street vendors is non-stop. Remnants of British rule along oceanfront Marine Drive stand alongside the thought-provoking former home of Mahatma Gandhi, and the cave temple at Elephanta with its second-century Hindu gods. Bombay also serves as the gateway for land tours to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, and Delhi, the historical center of India.

Salalah, Oman
City Salalah

Like a magic carpet spread before the sea, Oman's coastal plain is one of the most fertile areas of Arabia. Famous since antiquity as the source of frankincense, Salalah was already a prosperous town when Marco Polo visited it in the 13th century! Inland rise the forbidding Al-Quar... Mountains, and the desolate "Empty Quarter" of central Saudi Arabia.

Aqaba, Jordan
City Aqaba

Eilat, Israel
City Eilat

Larnaca, Cyprus
City Larnaca

Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
City Aghios Nikolaos

Also spelt Ayios Nikolaos. On the Isle of Crete.

Syracuse, Sicily
City Syracuse

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.

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