Monday, 19 December 2011

Canary Islands Cruise: 7 - nights in October 2012.

Adventure awaits in the Canary Islands with stops in Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. The island of Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 370 miles off the coast of Morocco. Enjoy its rugged volcanic peaks, beautiful tropical coastline and a climate that's never too hot or cold. Madeira lace and Madeira wine are both still produced here in the Old World tradition. Many hidden valleys, peaks and botanical gardens are just waiting to be explored. The largest of the Canary Archipelago, the island of Tenerife consists of many different regions - each with its own characteristics. There are mountains, lush valleys, a gigantic crater (which is now a national park) and, of course, fabulous beaches. If the beautiful landscapes don't bring a smile to your face, the weather certainly will. You'll find the local culture in Gran Canaria a unique blend of Spanish, African, Latin American and Northern European communities. But the diversity doesn't end there. Gran Canaria also has three distinct climates and landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, gorgeous beaches and tropical forests with lush vegetation. With its landscapes filled with beaches and more than 300 volcanoes, plus perfect weather all year round, you'll quickly see why Lanzarote is an award-winning tourist destination.

Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Vessel: Adventure Of The Seas
Ports of Call: Malaga, Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Sat, Oct 6 2012. Arrives: Sat, Oct 13 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Canary Islands ItineraryDay 1 - Malaga - Sat, Oct 6 2012 17:00
Day 3 - Madeira - Mon, Oct 8 2012 07:00 - Mon, Oct 8 2012 16:00
Day 4 - Tenerife - Tue, Oct 9 2012 09:00 - Tue, Oct 9 2012 18:00
Day 5 - Gran Canaria - Wed, Oct 10 2012 07:00 - Wed, Oct 10 2012 17:00
Day 6 - Lanzarote - Thu, Oct 11 2012 07:00 - Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:00
Day 8 - Malaga - Sat, Oct 13 2012 06:00




About the Adventure Of The Seas

Royal Caribbean International cruise ships are some of the most innovative in the industry - they're bigger and brighter, with a lot more open spaces and private balconies. On board and shoreside activities appeal to everyone from the rock climber, to the sun worshiper.
Onboard features include an ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, the Royal Promenade (open 24 hours), a 9-hole miniature-golf course, golf simulators, Casino RoyaleSM, ShipShape Fitness Center, two centrums, theme bars and restaurants. Read more about the Adventure Of The Seas here!




Sunday, 18 December 2011

Eastern Caribbean Cruise: 7 - nights in October 2012.

Begin an idyllic cruise in the Caribbean aboard the Oasis of the Seas. The first port, Fort Lauderdale's warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches. There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues. Nassau, a city known for its warming sun and balmy breezes, was once home to notorious pirates and it was burned to the ground by the Spanish three different times. It's now a favourite destination of many. Charlotte Amalie a world-renowned Caribbean island is home to amazing beaches, gorgeous sea and landscapes and unbelievable duty-free shopping. Immerse yourself Philipsburg, St. Maarten, where a mix of French and Dutch cultures will greet you. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping.


Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International.
Vessel: Oasis Of The Seas
Ports of Call: Fort Lauderdale, Nassau, Charlotte Amalie, Philipsburg, Fort Lauderdale.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Sat, Oct 6 2012. Arrives: Sat, Oct 13 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Eastern Caribbean Itinerary
Day / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale - Sat, Oct 6 2012 17:00
Day 2 - Nassau - Sun, Oct 7 2012 07:00 - Sun, Oct 7 2012 15:00
Day 4 - Charlotte Amalie - Tue, Oct 9 2012 09:00 - Tue, Oct 9 2012 18:00
Day 5 - Philipsburg - Wed, Oct 10 2012 08:00 - Wed, Oct 10 2012 17:00
Day 8 - Fort Lauderdale - Sat, Oct 13 2012 07:00



About the Oasis Of The Seas

Experience the most innovative and imaginative ship yet, Oasis of the Seas - where, for the first time ever, entertainment areas have become neighborhoods at sea. Find a revolutionary public space combining nature with nautical in Oasis Central Park neighborhood, or old-world charm with a modern twist in the entertaining Boardwalk neighborhood. Visit the Pool and Sports Zone to explore an entire deck of pools, rock-climbing walls, basketball courts and more. And don't forget the Youth Zone - where kids can be kids and parents can be worry-free. With a total of seven distinct onboard neighborhoods, everyone can discover a place for unique experiences. Read more about the Oasis of the Seas here!




Eastern Mediterranean Cruise: 7 - nights in October 2012

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Begin the holiday of your life on the mediterranean in Sicily. Experience true Italian culture on this delightful island before embarking on Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey, considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world. Piraeus is the main port in the ancient city of Athens and walking distance from Kastella, a hill strewn with beautiful houses that offers a majestic view of the Saronic Gulf. Visit the Parthenon in Athens and many other historical monuments. Chaniá is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture. Civitavecchia is the gateway to all the magnificence of the ancient city of Rome. Whether it's the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon or St. Peter's Basilica that sparks your interest and intellect, Rome is home to a lifetime's worth of historical, architectural and spiritual sites.

Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International.
Vessel: Navigator Of The Seas
Ports of Call: Sicily (Messina), Ephesus (Kusadasi), Athens, Chania - Crete - Greece, Rome (Civitavecchia), Sicily (Messina).
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Oct 1 2012. Arrives: Mon, Oct 8 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures


Eastern Mediterranean Itinerary

Day 1 - Sicily (Messina) - Mon, Oct 1 2012 19:00
Day 3 - Ephesus (Kusadasi) - Wed, Oct 3 2012 07:00 - Wed, Oct 3 2012 18:00
Day 4 - Athens - Thu, Oct 4 2012 07:00 - Thu, Oct 4 2012 18:00
Day 5 - Chania - Crete - Greece - Fri, Oct 5 2012 06:30 - Fri, Oct 5 2012 15:00
Day 7 - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Sun, Oct 7 2012 05:00 - Sun, Oct 7 2012 17:00
Day 8 - Sicily (Messina) - Mon, Oct 8 2012 10:00


About the Navigator Of The Seas

Navigator of the Seas. A cruise ship or a work of art? Once onboard, Royal Caribbean thinks you'll agree this cruise ship is a revolutionary masterpiece if ever there was one. Not only does it sail effortlessly through the waters of the Caribbean, it contains some of the cruise industry's most amazing features - a rock-climbing wall, a basketball court, an ice-skating rink and an in-line skating track. Dare Royal Caribbean say there's more? What about a five-story theatre, a casino, a miniature golf course and a spectacular three-story dining room? This 138,000-ton nautical wonder has it all. Read more about the Navigator Of The Seas here!

Book the Eastern Mediterranean Criuse here!





Island Adventures Cruise: 9 - nights in October 2012.

Take a fantastic adventure to paradise visiting the stunning islands in the Pacific. Visit Isle of Pines with it's unforgettable beaches and snorkel Mystery Island, Vanuatu. Tiny Mystery Island is picture perfect, with sandy pathways that lead to white beaches edged with coconut trees and crystal clear lagoons. There are no roads, no shops and no stress! The locals from a nearby island will come to sell their few shells and goods and your day may be spent relaxing on the sand while the local band plays songs of welcome. The substantial dock and port area of Port Vila overlooks a natural harbour. There are beautiful coastal views of the city with its clusters of houses and small scale resorts nestled amongst tropical vegetation makes an attractive scene. The harbour is quite active with fishing boats, yachts and speedboats passing between the various nearby islands. Upon arrival into Port Vila you will have the opportunity to visit many of the local market stalls set up for each ship's call into this port. Lifou has one of the most diverse landscapes in the South Pacific, from limestone caves to white beaches and coral reefs teeming with brightly coloured marine life. It's the largest coral atoll in the Loyalty archipelago. You'll stand awestruck in front of all of its breathtakingly beautiful views: the northern coast of the island is made up of high, steep cliffs, whilst the southern side has pristine white sand beaches with stunning turquoise waters.


Cruise Operator: P & O
Vessel: Pacific Dawn
Ports of Call: Brisbane, Isle Of Pines, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Lifou, Brisbane.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Sat, Oct 6 2012. Arrives: Mon, Oct 15 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 9-nights.

Days / Ports of Call/ Arrivals and Departures

Island Adventures Itinerary
Day 1 - Brisbane - Sat, Oct 6 2012 14:00
Day 4 - Isle Of Pines - Tue, Oct 9 2012 08:00 - Tue, Oct 9 2012 17:00
Day 5 - Mystery Island - Wed, Oct 10 2012 08:00 - Wed, Oct 10 2012 18:00
Day 6 - Port Vila - Thu, Oct 11 2012 08:00 - Thu, Oct 11 2012 18:00
Day 7 - Lifou - Fri, Oct 12 2012 08:00 - Fri, Oct 12 2012 17:00
Day 10 - Brisbane - Mon, Oct 15 2012 06:00


About the Pacific Dawn

Pacific Dawn was built by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy in 1991 as Regal Princess. Her distinctive curved profile—often referred to as 'dolphin-like'—was designed by Renzo Piano, She had a major refurbishment in 2000 and in September 2007 in Singapore. Read more about the Pacific Dawn here!






Japan And Korea Cruise: 7 - nights in October 2012.

Asia is a kaleidoscope of exotic sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. You'll find something new and exciting in every port of call. Not only is it incredibly fun to say, but Fukuoka (that's Foo-koo-oh-ka) also boasts incredible sights like the country's biggest hotel, longest bar and largest cinema complex. This cosmopolitan center has spent the last few years transforming into a vibrant, modern city just for you - or, at least, just for worldly travelers like you. Many people in Japan consider Nagasaki to be one of the country's most beautiful cities. And it is also, perhaps, Japan's most cosmopolitan city, with a unique blend of outside cultures interwoven with its history, architecture, food, and festivals. The port of Nagasaki resembles an amphitheater looking out to the sea. Its matsuri (festivals) are famed throughout Japan for their exuberance and authenticity. These festivals can feature everything from dragon boat races to lantern festivals to kite fights and usually have elaborate parades with brightly colored floats. Busan is the second-largest city in South Korea, a major international cargo port and famous for its seafood and beaches. Busan's landscape of pristine beaches, craggy islets and tall mountains sure makes a great backdrop for adventures of your own making. Just off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula lies an idyllic isle that just may remind you of Hawaii. Jeju island (Cheju-do in Korean) is a volcanic island dominated by Halla mountain and replete with spectacular waterfalls, sandy beaches, lava formations, citrus groves and warm tropical water.


Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Vessel: Voyager of the Seas
Ports of Call: Tianjin, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Busan, Jeju Island, Tianjin.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Oct 1 2012. Arrives: Mon, Oct 8 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

7-night Cruise including 5 different Ports.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Japan And Korea Itinerary
Day 1 - Tianjin - Mon, Oct 1 2012 18:00
Day 3 - Fukuoka - Wed, Oct 3 2012 13:00 - Wed, Oct 3 2012 20:00
Day 4 - Nagasaki - Thu, Oct 4 2012 08:00 - Thu, Oct 4 2012 17:00
Day 5 - Busan - Fri, Oct 5 2012 08:00 - Fri, Oct 5 2012 17:00
Day 6 - Jeju Island - Sat, Oct 6 2012 08:00 - Sat, Oct 6 2012 18:00
Day 8 - Tianjin - Mon, Oct 8 2012 06:00




About the Voyager of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International cruise ships are some of the most innovative in the industry - they're bigger and brighter, with a lot more open spaces and private balconies. On board and shoreside activities appeal to everyone from the rock climber, to the sun worshiper.
nnovations on this and other Voyager-class ships add up to more space for every guest, and include enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and exceptional recreational facilities. Read more about the Voyager of the Seas here!



Immersive Wine Cruise: 12 - nights in October 2012

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Visit the beautiful cities that boast being rich in the wine culture. Depart Southampton for Paris (Le Havre). The allure and romance of Paris are legendary. This capital city of France is home to innumerable museums, such as the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin, parks and gardens, including the Tuilleries Garden on the banks of the Seine and the Left Bank Luxembourg Garden, as well as monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Sit in a cafe roadside and sample the French wines. Bordeaux, the world's major wine industry capital, is the next stop. Bordeaux has about 116,160 hectares of vineyards, 57 appellations, 10,000 wine-producing châteaux and 13,000 grape growers. Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world. Sample the spanish wines in Bilbao, Spain and visit the Wine warehouse built in 1909 and tour Vigo, Spain. El Sireno, a gilded sculpture depicting a figure that is halfman, half sea creature, towers over the city's lovely gardens and well-preserved historical buildings. The legendary black salts offshore on the Islas Cies are said to bring good health. Pop into Porto (Leixoes), Portugal before returning to Southampton.

Cruise Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Vessel: Celebrity Constellation
Ports of Call: Southampton, Paris (Le Havre), Paris (Le Havre), Bordeaux (le Verdon) - France, Bordeaux (le Verdon) - France, Bilbao - Spain, Bilbao - Spain, Vigo, Porto - Portugal, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Oct 1 2012. Arrives: Sat, Oct 13 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 12-nights

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Immersive Wine Itinerary
Day 1 - Southampton - Mon, Oct 1 2012 17:00
Day 2 - Paris (Le Havre) - Tue, Oct 2 2012 07:30 - Tue, Oct 2 2012 00:00
Day 3 - Paris (Le Havre) - Wed, Oct 3 2012 00:00 - Wed, Oct 3 2012 23:00
Day 5 - Bordeaux (le Verdon) - France - Fri, Oct 5 2012 08:00 - Fri, Oct 5 2012 00:00
Day 6 - Bordeaux (le Verdon) - France - Sat, Oct 6 2012 00:00 - Sat, Oct 6 2012 18:00
Day 7 - Bilbao - Spain - Sun, Oct 7 2012 07:00 - Sun, Oct 7 2012 00:00
Day 8 - Bilbao - Spain - Mon, Oct 8 2012 00:00 - Mon, Oct 8 2012 14:00
Day 9 - Vigo - Tue, Oct 9 2012 12:00 - Tue, Oct 9 2012 20:00
Day 10 - Porto - Portugal - Wed, Oct 10 2012 07:00 - Wed, Oct 10 2012 18:00
Day 13 - Southampton - Sat, Oct 13 2012 04:00

About the Celebrity Constellation

From stem to stern and on every one of her 11 decks, she radiates the elegance and ambience one would find in a grand hotel. Constellation, the newest of the Millennium-class ships, boasts outstanding amenities, accommodations and services, all presented with the utmost taste and the inimitable Celebrity style. When you cruise on Constellation you are sure to desire everything and want for nothing. Read more about the Celebrity Constellation here!


Transpacific Crossing Cruise: 22 Nights in October 2012.


Return home to Sydney by cruise. Departing from Vancouver, take a luxurious and relaxing way back to Australia for only a little more than a flight. After 6 relaxing days on the sea, experiencing all the entertainment the cruise offers, arrive in Hilo, Hawaii. On the lush side of the Big Island find world-class botanical gardens, macadamia-nut plantations and, of course, the molten lava flows of Kilauea. Honolulu gives you the classic Hawaiian allure of pineapple plantations, surfing beaches, hula shows, luaus and high-energy discos. Find island bliss in Apia Samoa. Experience a traditional kava ceremony, taste breadfruit, relax in a thatched roof fale on the beach. Cross the International date line before arriving in Nuku' Alofa, Tonga. Hopefully the Tongan people, cheerful and welcoming, will treat you to a version of the lakalaka - their compelling art of storytelling manifested in a breathtaking dance. Relax in Lifou, New Caledonia before exploring Noumea by Le Petit train or just embracing the french island culture in a Cafe. Lay on the pristine white sand beaches or discover the Amedee Lightouse, a perfect place for snorkelling the coral reef. Return to Sydney rejuvenated and refreshed!

Cruise Operator: Holland American Line
Vessel: Oosterdam
Ports of Call: Vancouver, Hilo, Honolulu, Apia, Nuku' Alofa, Lifou, Noumea, Sydney.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Oct 1 2012. Arrives: Wed, Oct 24 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 22-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Transpacific Crossing Itinerary
Day 1 - Vancouver - Mon, Oct 1 2012 16:45
Day 7 - Hilo - Sun, Oct 7 2012 08:00 - Sun, Oct 7 2012 18:00
Day 8 - Honolulu - Mon, Oct 8 2012 07:00 - Mon, Oct 8 2012 23:00
Day 14 - Apia - Sun, Oct 14 2012 08:00 - Sun, Oct 14 2012 17:00
Day 17 - Nuku' Alofa - Wed, Oct 17 2012 08:00 - Wed, Oct 17 2012 18:00
Day 20 - Lifou - Sat, Oct 20 2012 08:00 - Sat, Oct 20 2012 17:00
Day 21 - Noumea - Sun, Oct 21 2012 08:00 - Sun, Oct 21 2012 17:00
Day 24 - Sydney - Wed, Oct 24 2012 07:00

About the Oosterdam

First-time cruisers aboard this ship will quickly recognize the traditional touches that make Holland America cruisers regulars: a warm palette of colors accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods and brass, lovely flower arrangements, priceless artwork and antiques and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs. Read more about the Oosterdam here!



Bahamas Cruise: 4-nights in October 2012.


Relaxation awaits you in the Bahamas. Spend four nights in bliss cruising sparkling waters, balmy breezes and white sand beaches! The first port of call is Nassau. For a city now known for its warming sun and balmy breezes, Nassau has a tumultuous past. For many years, Nassau was a home base for notorious pirates, and it was burned to the ground by the Spanish three different times. Since 1740, however, visitors from all over the world in search of both relaxation and adventure have made Nassau their favorite destination.
urrounded by the gentle, translucent waters of the Bahamas chain lies the secluded island of Coco Cay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay® is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.
Ernest Hemingway made wild, colorful Key West his home, and you will want to do the same. Home to modern-day adventurers, artists and poets, the island's charming Old Town teems with restaurants, bars and unique shops. Add pristine coral reefs, coconut palms and a laid-back attitude that's truly contagious, and it's easy to see why so many visitors to Key West never leave.

Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Vessel: Majesty of the Seas
Ports of Call: Miami, Nassau, Cococay, Key West, Miami.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Oct 1 2012. Arrives: Fri, Oct 5 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 4 nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Bahamas Itinerary
Day 1 - Miami - Mon, Oct 1 2012 16:30
Day 2 - Nassau - Tue, Oct 2 2012 08:00 - Tue, Oct 2 2012 23:59
Day 3 - Cococay - Wed, Oct 3 2012 08:00 - Wed, Oct 3 2012 17:00
Day 4 - Key West - Thu, Oct 4 2012 10:00 - Thu, Oct 4 2012 18:00
Day 5 - Miami - Fri, Oct 5 2012 07:00




About the Majesty of the Seas

Thanks to a dazzling, top to bottom renovation, Royal Caribbean's popular Majesty of the Seas is more majestic than ever. Bahamas bound guests will enjoy a newly remodeled pool deck, expanded Day Spa & Fitness Centre, plus tastefully refurbished staterooms, featuring luxurious bedding and eye-popping flat-screen TVs and more. And of course, there's still the Bahamas powdery beaches and crystal clear water to look forward to. Read more about the Majesty of the Seas here!






Canada Cruise: 11 - nights in October 2012.

What better way to explore the vastness of Canada than by the coast, on a cruise. Leaving Quebec city, the cruise heads out to Saguenay, Quebec. Saguenay is located in a depression in the Canadian shield with a somewhat more temperate climate than the surrounding region, allowing agriculture and human settlement to take place. The relatively small and concentrated Lac St-Jean area where the city is located can be described as an isolated "oasis" in the middle of the vast remote wilderness of Northern Quebec. The next port of call is Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Corner Brook is a city set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring natural surroundings including forest, rocky coastline, marvelous fjords and a plethora of offshore islands. Though the landscape is rugged, the people of Newfoundland are known for their warm, friendly hospitality. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, a bagpiper will welcome you to this "City of Trees" that offers the warmth and charm of a small town along with all the excitement you would expect from a great city. Explore the historic sites in Sydney, Nova Scotia and stop by St. Pierre Miquelon, a group of small French islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. Prince Edward Island is easy on the eyes and even easier on the spirit. With miles of lush rolling landscape, red sandstone cliffs, antique farmhouses and warm welcoming smiles, it's really no surprise some call it the "gentle island." And charming Charlottetown is your gateway to it all. The island's biggest "city" is amazingly easy to explore on foot. Stroll the waterfront, wander the many shops and sample the seafood specialties at an outdoor café or two, then hit the trails and tour the quiet countryside.


Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Vessel: Brilliance of the Seas
Ports of Call: Quebec City - Quebec, Saguenay - Quebec - Canada, Corner Brook - Newfoundland, Halifax, Sydney (CA), St. Pierre Miquelon, Charlottetown - P.e.i., Quebec City - Quebec, Quebec City - Quebec.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Oct 1 2012. Arrives: Fri, Oct 12 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 11-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Canada Itinerary
Day 1 - Quebec City - Quebec - Mon, Oct 1 2012 16:30
Day 2 - Saguenay - Quebec - Canada - Tue, Oct 2 2012 12:00 - Tue, Oct 2 2012 19:00
Day 4 - Corner Brook - Newfoundland - Thu, Oct 4 2012 08:00 - Thu, Oct 4 2012 18:00
Day 6 - Halifax - Sat, Oct 6 2012 07:00 - Sat, Oct 6 2012 16:00
Day 7 - Sydney (CA) - Sun, Oct 7 2012 08:00 - Sun, Oct 7 2012 18:00
Day 8 - St. Pierre Miquelon - Mon, Oct 8 2012 07:00 - Mon, Oct 8 2012 13:00
Day 9 - Charlottetown - P.e.i. - Tue, Oct 9 2012 11:00 - Tue, Oct 9 2012 19:00
Day 11 - Quebec City - Quebec - Thu, Oct 11 2012 07:00 - Thu, Oct 11 2012 00:00
Day 12 - Quebec City - Quebec - Fri, Oct 12 2012 00:00

About the Brilliance of the Seas

With more walls of glass, more balconies, glass elevators facing the sea, and more open spaces than ever before, Brilliance of the Seas provides you with unforgettable panoramic views. From its rock-climbing wall and self-leveling billiard tables to its many dining options, including an Italian restaurant and a steakhouse, Brilliance of the Seas is nothing short of spectacular. If you bring your laptop, you can even receive unlimited dial-up Internet access for a reasonable charge. Read more about the Brilliance of the Seas here!



Venice to Istanbul Cruise: 9 - nights in October 2012


Set sail from Venice on a dream Cruise to Istanbul. Spend a day in the beautiful canal city of Venice and a day at sea before porting in Corfu. Corfu's unique scenery, gentle green hills and subtropical flora rank it among the most captivating of all the Greek Islands. Spend another days in the sparkling waters before arriving on the island that epitomises perfection- Santorini. Be met by the breathtaking sight of this sunken caldera volcano island. With its soaring cliffs, white washed houses and scintillating waters you'll never want to leave. The next port is Kusadasi, Turkey. The central and southern Aegean is probably the most developed area of Turkey, and the rolling hills, mountains surrounded by clear blue seas, and glorious white-sand beaches are just a few of the reasons why. Wandering through historic ruins, boating, scuba diving, basking in the Anatolian sun, and eating fresh fish are just some of the ways you can fill your day. Set foot on Greece again at Mykonos. The island’s historic setting and captivating beauty combine to make it one of the most celebrated holiday destinations in Greece. Mykonos Town is a colourful maze of narrow streets lined by whitewashed houses with bright blue doors and shutters. Many of the old houses along the waterfront became restaurants, bars and discos catering to an international yachting crowd. The island’s famous windmills form an attractive backdrop, and are lined up like toy soldiers on the hillside. Spend a day in Canakkale, Turkey where colourful yachts pass through and end the cruise in Istanbul. Be sure to visit the Grand Bazaar and the many beautiful Mosques and churches.

Cruise Operator: Silversea
Vessel: Silver Wind
Ports of Call: Venice, Venice, Day At Sea, Corfu, Day At Sea, Santorini, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Cannakale, Istanbul.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Mon, Oct 1 2012. Arrives: Wed, Oct 10 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 9-nights.

Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures


Venice to Istanbul Itinerary Day 1 - Venice - Mon, Oct 1 2012 00:00
Day 2 - Venice - Tue, Oct 2 2012 00:00 - Tue, Oct 2 2012 17:00
Day 3 - Day At Sea - Wed, Oct 3 2012 00:00 - Wed, Oct 3 2012 00:00
Day 4 - Corfu - Thu, Oct 4 2012 08:00 - Thu, Oct 4 2012 23:00
Day 5 - Day At Sea - Fri, Oct 5 2012 00:00 - Fri, Oct 5 2012 00:00
Day 6 - Santorini - Sat, Oct 6 2012 08:00 - Sat, Oct 6 2012 18:00
Day 7 - Kusadasi - Sun, Oct 7 2012 08:00 - Sun, Oct 7 2012 23:00
Day 8 - Mykonos - Mon, Oct 8 2012 08:00 - Mon, Oct 8 2012 18:00
Day 9 - Cannakale - Tue, Oct 9 2012 08:00 - Tue, Oct 9 2012 18:00
Day 10 - Istanbul - Wed, Oct 10 2012 07:00

About the Silver Wind

Second in the Silversea fleet, Silver Wind is much like Silver Cloud and a shining example of intimate, elegant cruising. As spacious as a grand hotel, as gracious as a best friends’ home, the lifestyle on board Silver Wind is one of fewer guests, more space and features Silversea’s renowned personalised service. Recent Silver Wind ship refurbishments include upgraded interiors and enticing enhancements that include a new ocean-view spa, new Observation Lounge, and eight new suites. Read more about the Silver Wind here!
Venice to Istanbul, 9 - nights