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cruising rhine & swiss lake

Classical Rhine and the Swiss Lakes

A river of legend and romance, celebrated in art, poetry, literature and music, the Rhine is a joy to cruise. Every turn brings with it new vistas of rolling vineyards and picturesque villages seemingly unchanged in hundreds of years, and the stretch known as the Middle Rhine Valley, overlooked by 40 fairytale castles, has been recognised as a World Heritage Site in its own right. Appreciate this inspiring river from the comfort of the spectacular SS Antoinette, the fi nest cruise ship to sail its waters.

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cruising dresden berlin prague

Prague, Dresden and Berlin

Three beautiful cities, rich in history, culture and sublime architecture, are the focus of this exceptional discovery tour, staying in well located hotels throughout. In Prague, admire fairytale Gothic spires, romantic Charles Bridge and spectacular castle views; in Dresden, restored to its pre-war glory, explore streets lined with Baroque townhouses and world class art galleries and museums; and, in Berlin, perhaps the city that defi nes 20th century Europe better than any other, appreciate iconic landmarks such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall, now the backdrop for a burgeoning art, music and fashion scene

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cruising med mediterranean

Treasures of Italy

This exuberant celebration of Italy’s cultural icons, rural splendour and unique pleasures is - like the country itself - nothing short of extraordinary. It includes three nights in the heart of Venice, better to appreciate this most romantic city of palaces and canals, three nights in Florence to discover the sublime architecture and the delightful countryside of Tuscany, and three nights in the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome, where ancient wonders, world class museums and boutique shopping streets vie for attention. Wandering off the beaten track, to Bologna, Assisi and fascinating Vatican City, completes the picture of a holiday destination without peer.

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dalmation islands cruising

Dubrovnik and The Dalmatian Islands

A delightful 7-night cruise aboard the intimate and exclusive MV Adriatic Queen is the perfect way to explore the wonderful Dalmatian islands, scattered gem-like along Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Stops are made at historic Korcula, reputedly the birthplace of legendary explorer Marco Polo, the forested idyll of Mljet and the lavender-scented island of Hvar. There is time too to discover the two great coastal cities of Croatia – Split, with the monumental palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian at its heart, and the extraordinary medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, acclaimed by George Bernard Shaw as ‘paradise on earth’.

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cruise portugal

Portugal’s Costa Verde and Douro River

The delights of the Costa Verde, the beautiful coastline named for the verdant countryside that adjoins it, remains relatively undiscovered by the many visitors who fl ock to Portugal each year. Yet it is a region full of interest, giving the country its language and fi rst nurturing the fortifi ed wine with which Portugal has become synonymous. We spend two full days exploring the historic and scenic highlights of the Costa Verde before embarking on a sumptuously luxurious cruise along the Douro. Our river journey begins and ends in Porto, where Port wine, harvested from the Douro’s ubiquitous terraced vineyards, is bottled and exported.

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st juan cruise

Highlights of St Juan

Learn about the history of this magnificent destination and visit the most famous sites the city has too offer, including the San Cristobal Fortress, America's largest fortress. Known as The Village of Caparra, San Juan is a small island with many tales of attacks dating back to the Spanish Era. Visit the largest rum distillery in the world, located in the town of Catano, visitors are allowed a to sample of Casa Bacardi Rum.

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snorkelwith turtles cruise excursion

Snorkel with Turtles & Shipwreck

Swim with these beautiful and endangered species, admire and appreciate their beauty as they frolic in their natural habitat. Then its off to the Carlisle Bay Marine Park to check out 6 Shipwrecks dating back to the World War One, and hear the exciting stories behind these wrecks. With a huge selection of marine life here in the marine park it is a must see excursion and all the better with a waterproof camera!

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st thomas cruise shopping excursion

Shopping & Sightseeing

Downtown Charlotte Amalie is the heart of the St. Thomas morning shopping and is a premier duty-free destination. You will find unique merchants with the best deals on your favourite liquor, beautiful jewellery, watches, and nifty electronic gadgets.Next travel to the highest point of the Mountain Top and survey the world below you at 1547ft above sea level. Use this view to get magnificent photos of Magen’s Bay Beach, known to be one of the top ten beaches in the world. Try the world famous banana, mango and strawberry rum daiquiris at Beacon Point, and while your thwere mix up your own crazy concoction.

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florida cruise

The Best of Florida

Before the ‘Sunshine State’ became known for its fun-fi lled theme parks and bustling beach resorts, it was a haven for interwar artists, writers and architects. Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost and Tennessee Williams made their home in Key West, travelling artists established a creative community in St Petersburg and Miami’s South Beach was transformed in a sweep of Art Deco colour and geometric splendour. This tour follows in their footsteps and traces the history of Florida even further back, to the settlement of St Augustine in 1565, but does not ignore the best of the state’s modern attractions, including Everglades National Park and Kennedy Space Centre.

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alaska cruise excursions

Alaskan Cruise with Rockies by Rail

Two of North America’s great travel experiences may be conveniently combined to create an unforgettable itinerary of scenic highlights. This superb value tour encompasses both the romance of exploring the Canadian Rockies aboard the world famous Rocky Mountaineer train and a splendid cruise along the coastline of British Columbia and Alaska, enjoying ever-spectacular panoramas and the Freestyle Cruising® concept for which NCL is renowned. There is plenty of time too to relax in the mountain town of Banff and city stays in Seattle and Vancouver add a layer of urban sophistication to the wild, extravagant beauty that characterises the region.

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canadian rockies cruise excursion

Canadian Rockies and Vancouver

From the Klondike Gold Rush to the present day, British Columbia has attracted travellers and settlers in search of the good life. As the name implies, many of the province’s current residents have British ancestry - they came not necessarily in search of monetary wealth, but to enjoy the natural riches of wide open spaces, spectacular scenery, pristine lakes and rivers and abundantly fertile land. This tour, incorporating the friendly and beautiful cities of Vancouver and Victoria and an unforgettable journey into the heart of the majestic Canadian Rockies, invites you to join them in appreciation of their heavenly corner of the world.

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fjords cruise excursions

Flavour of the Fjords

Western Norway is a treasure trove of natural wonders - millions of years of glacial activity has created a uniquely spectacular coastline intricately carved by thousands of the world’s deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords, penetrating far into the country’s mountainous, snow-swept interior. A splendid cruise ship such as Fred.Olsen’s Balmoral presents the perfect vantage point for admiring these awe-inspiring miracles of nature, with their dramatic sheer cliffs and plunging waterfalls, affording time both to unwind and to explore delightful ports of call such as Bergen, Olden and Flåm, from which the world famous mountain railway begins its ascent.

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Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla cruise excursion

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Atlanterhavsparken is one of Northern Europe’s largest salt-water aquariums and offers an opportunity to enjoy close encounters with some of the marine life that can be found in and around the coastal waters of Norway. The tour to the Aquarium includes a spectacular diving show in Norway’s largest aquarium tank where you can see the fish being hand-fed by the divers, and a visit to the open-air pool to see the resident penguins. After the visit to Atlanterhavsparken we continue onwards and upwards to Aksla where you can admire the view of Ålesund below and capture some memories before returning to the quayside.

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snowmobile excursion

Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night

Join us on an exciting polar night safari by snowmobile from Mehamn to Kjøllefjord, hunting for the Northern Lights in the polar night sky. We will make several stops on the way, hoping to admire this Arctic light phenomenon. Before embarking on this exciting and different experience through “the white desert”, our guides give you thorough instructions on snowmobiling safety. En route, we’ll make a pit-stop at a real Sámi tent for some hot drinks by the campfire. The remainder of the journey down to Kjøllefjord is made by bus, whilst the guide tells us about life on the coast. In Kjøllefjord we rejoin Hurtigruten. valid driver’s licence required.

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alain cruise excursion

The Garden City

Historically the area was known as Tawam, Al Buraimi oasis and Al Ain, which means "the water spring". Al Ain has been continuously inhabited for more than four thousand years and is considered central to the cultural heritage of the country. Al Ain has three major malls — Al Ain Mall in the town center, Al-Jimi Mall in the Al-Jimi district, and Bawadi Mall located in the Al-Khrair District. Another popular pastime is spending time in coffee shops and Shisha cafes. Al Ain also has an International standard Go-Kart circuit. Other attractions include the Al Ain National Museum, the Al Ain Palace Museum, several restored forts and the Hili Archaeological Park site, dating back to the Bronze Age. Jebel Hafeet, a 1340-metre-high mountain, dominates the surrounding area. It is popular to visit to the mineral springs at the base and to drive to the mountaintop at sunset.

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sphinx shore trip excursion

Cairo

See the Giza Plateau. Located here is the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. the Great Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest pyramid in the Giza Necropolis and the only one which is still largely intact. The Great Pyramid comprises of three inner chambers. Sitting in front of the pyramids of Chephren, is the legendary Great Sphinx Guardian of the site. The Great Sphinx was carved from a single piece of Giza Plateau bedrock and is famous for its size and for having the body of a lion and head of a human. Later visit the Egyptian Museum and make your way through the 107 halls which showcase's the world's largest and richest collection of Egyptian antiquities.In the Royal Mummies Hall, see the actual mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II, Seti I and II, and the newest addition, Queen Hatshepsut.

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dubai cruise excursion shore trip

Wonders Of Dubai

Live the religion, culture and history of Dubai. See Palm Island the famous artificial island, also you will see the Atlantis paradise at the Palm. This hotel was modelled after the resort situated in the Bahamas. The resort features a fantastic water park complete with a dolphin cove. Visit the Burj Al Arab, The luxury hotel will astound you. (you’ll want your camera to capture this stunning piece of architecture. The Mall of the Emirates offers a full range of shopping an entertainment and the Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque shopping mall has authentic shops and restaurants, so go ahead and soak up some of this unique culture. lastly see the Burj Dubai Lake which is famous for the Dubai Fountains. The fountains shoot water as high as 500 feet and is another glorious kodak moment.

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