San Francisco (USA) to Miami (USA) on Insignia

26 January 2020
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Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1 - Sunday 26 January San Francisco (Usa) 1700
San Francisco is a compact city of several districts ' Chinatown, fashionable Nob Hill, Union Square for Macey's department store, bohemian Haight which was the birthplace of the Hippy Movement, and Fisherman's Wharf on the historic Streetcar Line. Pier 39 is the place to go for seafood restaurants and speciality shops, and the famous Cable Cars run up the steep streets between the wharf and Market Street. Trips may be offered to Alcatraz Island and the historic federal prison, or around the harbour below Golden Gate Bridge.
2 - Monday 27 January Santa Barbara 1200 2000
3 - Tuesday 28 January San Diego (Usa) 0800 1700
San Diego in the south-west corner of California is close to the Mexican border. Balboa Park is a tranquil area of manicured gardens and Spanish colonial architecture, and the Timken Museum has works by Rembrandt and Rubens. Also worth a visit is the Air & Space Museum to see the Apollo 9 Command Module, the Aquatic Park which is home to a killer whale, and the picturesque seaside district of La Jolla, 15-minutes from central San Diego.
4 - Wednesday 29 January Cruising The Pacific Ocean
5 - Thursday 30 January Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) 1300 2300
Cabo San Lucas sits at the tip of the long peninsula of Baja California where the Pacific merges with the Sea of Cortez. On the coast, sea lions can be seen at the El Arco rock formation, or for a taste of old Mexico and boutiques, travel to nearby San Jose del Cabo, founded in 1730. The main square has boutiques, art galleries and excellent restaurants, sometimes offering live Latin music.
6 - Friday 31 January Cruising The Pacific Ocean
7 - Saturday 01 February Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa) 1000 1900
8 - Sunday 02 February Acapulco (Mexico) 0800 1800
Acapulco is situated around a horseshoe-shaped natural bay and backed by the Sierra Madre Mountains. There are several sweeping golden beaches, and at La Quebrada, the world-famous cliff divers who plunge 100 feet to the sea. Close by is the small fishing village of Pie de la Cue which if staying overnight, is worth visiting for its spectacular sunsets.
9 - Monday 03 February Cruising The Pacific Ocean
10 - Tuesday 04 February Puerto Chiapas 0800 1800
11 - Wednesday 05 February Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala) 0800 2100
Puerto Quetzal's restaurants and shops cater for the many tourists who arrive by cruise ship to visit Guatemala City and the ruined Mayan city of Tikal. Guatemala City has a mixture of colonial and high-rise buildings, and the Museum of Popol Vuh which houses a wide collection of Mayan artefacts. The interesting ruins of Tikalin the rainforest of Guatemala span 1300 years, the most impressive being the pyramid temples
12 - Thursday 06 February Acajutla 0700 1700
13 - Friday 07 February Cruising The Pacific Ocean
14 - Saturday 08 February Cruising The Pacific Ocean
15 - Sunday 09 February Manta 0800 1800
16 - Monday 10 February Cruising The Pacific Ocean
17 - Tuesday 11 February Salaverry (Peru) 0500 1600
18 - Wednesday 12 February Callao (Peru) 1000 2000
The port of Callao is close to Peru's capital, Lima, and its chief attraction is the beaches of the La Punta area, and the offshore Isla El Fronton and Cavinzas, served by local boats and home to sea lions and sea birds. Above Puerto del Callao is the Fortress of Real Felipe and the restaurants of Malecon Figueredo. Callao is the gateway to Lima and the pre-Incan pyramids of Pachamac.
19 - Thursday 13 February Pisco/Nazca Lines 0700 1900
20 - Friday 14 February Cruising The Pacific Ocean
21 - Saturday 15 February Cruising The Pacific Ocean
22 - Sunday 16 February Coquimbo 0800 1700
23 - Monday 17 February Santiago De Chile (San Antonio) 0800 1800
24 - Tuesday 18 February Cruising The Pacific Ocean
25 - Wednesday 19 February Puerto Montt 0800 1700
26 - Thursday 20 February Puerto Chacabuco 1100 2000
27 - Friday 21 February Laguna San Rafael 0800 1800
28 - Saturday 22 February Cruising The Chilean Fjords
29 - Sunday 23 February Cruising The Chilean Fjords
30 - Monday 24 February Punta Arenas (Chile) 0800 1800
Puntarenas is the largest city in the Central Pacific and a major cruise ship port, giving access to numerous National Parks and Biosphere Reserves in wildlife-rich Costa Rica. It also has a large fishing fleet and visitors can enjoy local specialities in its seafood restaurants. The city has a Scarlet Macaw Sanctuary, and next to the beach is the tree-lined promenade of Paseo de los Turistas with views across the scenic Nicoya Peninsula.
31 - Tuesday 25 February Cruising Around Cape Horn
32 - Wednesday 26 February Ushuaia (Argentina) 0800 1800
Situated on the shores of the vast Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is the world's most southerly city, situated in the Argentinian provice of Tierra del Fuego. It is overlooked by Mount Martial to the west and by Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos to the east, and is the departure point for cruises to the Antarctic and the Falkland Islands. There are a number of museums in the town tracing the maritime and military history of the area.
33 - Thursday 27 February Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
34 - Friday 28 February Port Stanley 0800 1800
35 - Saturday 29 February Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
36 - Sunday 01 March Puerto Madryn 0700 1800
37 - Monday 02 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
38 - Tuesday 03 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
39 - Wednesday 04 March Buenos Aires (Argentina) 0800 2100
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina. Shuttle buses take visitors from its busy port to the city centre half a mile away. Near historic Plaza de Mayo, Calle Florida is the main shopping street, a good place to buy cheap leather goods, jewellery and designer clothes. Buenos Aires has many good cafes and tango bars, where you can see the dance being performed. Eva Peron's grave can be found in the picturesque Recoleta Cemetery.
40 - Thursday 05 March Montevideo (Uruguay) 0800 1900
Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, where the port is a mile from the city centre and its mixture of high-rise buildings and Art Deco and colonial architecture. The historic Ciudad Vieja quarter is being restored, with brightly-painted buildings housing cafes, small guest houses and galleries. Montevideo has a strong urban culture of tango bars, theatres, clubs and music. Other highlights include the Palacio Legislatvio and the Museo Del Gauch, tracing the history of Uruguayan gaucho.
41 - Friday 06 March Punta Del Este 0800 1800
42 - Saturday 07 March Rio Grande 1200 1900
43 - Sunday 08 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
44 - Monday 09 March Porto Belo 0800 1700
45 - Tuesday 10 March Santos (Brazil) 0800 1900
The very busy container port of Santos handles the majority of Brazilian exports. The town has a Coffee Museum and otherwise is famous for the Santos Football Club where Pele once played. Santos is the gateway to the city of Sao Paulo.
46 - Wednesday 11 March Parati 0800 1900
47 - Thursday 12 March Ilha Grande 0800 1800
48 - Friday 13 March Buzios 0800 1800
49 - Saturday 14 March Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) 0800
The city's most famous sights face each other across Guanabara Bay, the location of Rio de Janeiro's port. Opposite the pinnacle of Sugarloaf Mountain is the huge Statue of Christ looking down from the top of 2400-foot Corcovado hill. On its slopes is the large urban forest of Tijuca, and down below the famous Ipanema and Copocabana beaches. The city has wonderful beaches, and dance halls, bars, boutiques and pavement cafes.
50 - Sunday 15 March Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) 1800
51 - Monday 16 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
52 - Tuesday 17 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
53 - Wednesday 18 March Recife 0900 1900
54 - Thursday 19 March Natal 0700 1600
55 - Friday 20 March Fortaleza (Brazil) 0900 1800
Skyscrapers and hi-rise buildings line the long bay of Fortaleza, the fifth-largest city in Brazil.. The city has an large, grey cathedral, built in 1939 and a four-storey market selling local handicrafts and clothing. The older market of Feirinha da Beira-Mar is close to the beach, and along Beura-mar Avenye are kiosks selling seafood, sushi and traditional specialities.
56 - Saturday 21 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
57 - Sunday 22 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
58 - Monday 23 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
59 - Tuesday 24 March Mindelo (Cape Verde) 1000 1900
60 - Wednesday 25 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
61 - Thursday 26 March Dakar 0800 2200
62 - Friday 27 March Banjul 0700 1700
63 - Saturday 28 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
64 - Sunday 29 March Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
65 - Monday 30 March Abidjan 1000 1900
66 - Tuesday 31 March Sekondi-Takoradi 0700 1700
67 - Wednesday 01 April Lome 0800 1800
68 - Thursday 02 April Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
69 - Friday 03 April Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
70 - Saturday 04 April Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
71 - Sunday 05 April Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
72 - Monday 06 April Walvis Bay (Namibia) 0800 1800
This Namibian town is famous for the nearby sand dunes, the largest being Dune 7 offering wide-ranging views of the coast. Offshore is a large platform built to collect guano, now a major export, and an unusual and popular restaurant built on a raft. The area around Walvis Bay is an important wetland, a habitat for flamingos and the Damara tern. Trips may be offered to the Namib Desert, the Skeleton Coast - an inhospitable and arid terrain fronted by pounding surf and over a thousand shipwrecks - Swakopmund, Pelican Point seal colony and Sandwich Harbour.
73 - Tuesday 07 April Cruising The Atlantic Ocean
74 - Wednesday 08 April Cape Town (South Africa) 1300
Cape Town is the capital of the Western Cape. Table Mountain is the spectacular backdrop to the city, and the summit can be reached by Cableway. Cape Town's Victoria and Albert Waterfront is a popular area with shops, entertainment venues and over 80 restaurants. Trips may be offered to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during the apartheid era.
76 - Friday 10 April Mossel Bay 1100 1900
77 - Saturday 11 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
78 - Sunday 12 April Durban (South Africa) 0800 2100
Durban is the busiest port in South Africa and is a popular tourist resort. It is famous for the Golden Mile, a long stretch of sandy beach ideal for surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, and bordered by uShaja Marine World, hotels and some of Durban's best Art Deco buildings. The city's Sri Sri Radhanath Temple of Understanding is a new and opulent temple which is open to visitors and has an underground restaurant.
79 - Monday 13 April Richards Bay (South Africa) 0600 1600
This industrial port in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is the gateway to Zululand, the dunes, swamp, forests and wildlife of St Lucia Wetlands - hippos and crocodiles, pelicans, storks and flamingoes - and Hluhluwe Umfolosi Game Reserve. Other trips may be offered to the Shakaland Experience, a recreation of a Zulu homestead. Richards Bay has a new waterfront shopping mall, the Boardwalk.
80 - Tuesday 14 April Maputo (Mozambique) 0900 1800
The capital of Mozambique is also known as the City of Acacias, and was once a Portuguese Colony. The railway station and the Iron House were built by Gustav Eiffel who designed the Eiffel Tower, and south of the city are several reserves and national parks, including the Maputo Elephant Reserve where visitors can also see flamingos, leopards, crocodiles and hippos. Locals sell wood carvings and batik cloth from stalls on the beach.
81 - Wednesday 15 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
82 - Thursday 16 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
83 - Friday 17 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
84 - Saturday 18 April Pointe Des Galets 0800 1900
85 - Sunday 19 April Port Louis 0800 1800
The port for Mauritius is Port Louis, a multi-cultural city with Hindu, Islamic, Christian, Chinese and Creole districts. The city has many shopping opportunities which range from lively street markets to a large shopping area on the seafront with fashionable boutiques. The Natural History Museum exhibits the only-known skeleton of the extinct dodo, and Fort Adelaide offers splendid views of the city. The island has some of the best beaches in the Indian Ocean and a mountainous landscape.
86 - Monday 20 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
87 - Tuesday 21 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
88 - Wednesday 22 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
89 - Thursday 23 April Cruising The Indian Ocean
90 - Friday 24 April Male (Maldives) 0800 1800
Male is the principal port of the Maldives, a jumble of skyscrapers, old buildings and markets. Majeedhee Magu is the main road on the island, bordered with shops selling everything from perfume to electronics. The town is surrounded by sea walls and has an artificial beach and a wide variety of restaurants.17th-century Hukuru Mosque is worth a visit for its black coral walls, engraved beams and panels decorated with carved Arabic writings.
91 - Saturday 25 April Cruising The Laccadive Sea
92 - Sunday 26 April Cochin (India) 0600 1600
The Keralan city of Cochin is well known for the 20-metre long Chinese fishing nets used at Fort Koch and for St Francis church which is the burial place of Vasco da Gama. Just outside Cochin and accessible by taxi or rickshaw is Mattancherry Palace, where the upper floor was once used for the coronation of Cochin's Rajas. The building's walls are decorated with murals illustrating scenes from Hindu mythology. Performances of the local Kathakali dance are regularly held in the town's cultural centre.
93 - Monday 27 April Colombo (Sri Lanka) 1100 2000
Colombo is the economic and cultural heart of Sri Lanka, and has been an important trading post for centuries. The port area was settled by Arabs in the 8th century since when many other civilizations have come and gone. The Pettah Market area has some interesting buildings, including the candy-striped Jami-ul Alfar Mosque and the Khan Clock Tower. Many Muslim traders specializing in gold and jewellery sell their wares here.
94 - Tuesday 28 April Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
95 - Wednesday 29 April Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
96 - Thursday 30 April Cruising The Andaman Sea
97 - Friday 01 May Rangoon 0800
98 - Saturday 02 May Rangoon
99 - Sunday 03 May Rangoon 1700
100 - Monday 04 May Cruising The Andaman Sea
101 - Tuesday 05 May Phuket (Thailand) 0800 1800
Phuket is Thailand's largest island, connected to the mainland by a bridge. It's noted for its beaches, bars, restaurants, spas, exotic markets, boutiques and nightlife. The last remaining parcel of virgin rain forest in Thailand is in Khao Phra National Park. There are several Buddhist temples, including Chalong Wat and its Grand Pagoda and among the many lovely beaches is Phang-Nga Bay which is spectacularly dotted with limestone karsts.
102 - Wednesday 06 May Penang (Malaysia) 0800 1700
Founded by the British in 1786, Penang was under British control until Malaysian independence in 1957. Its capital George Town (named after George III) is now a World Heritage Site, recognised for its unique architectural and cultural townscape. Rows of 100-year-old shophouses, colonial villas, and a banking and commercial heritage give George Town its distinctive atmosphere. Penang's long-standing Chinese population has also created a distinctive cuisine, elaborate nyonya kebaya costume and handicrafts.
103 - Thursday 07 May Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) 0700 1800
104 - Friday 08 May Singapore 1300
The large cruise and container port of Singapore is a fifteen-minute taxi drive away from the city centre. The old district of this ex-colonial city has a British flavour, as exemplified by the famous Raffles Hotel. There are plenty of other attractions, including the shopping district of Orchard Road, the ornate buildings of Chinatown, the Chinese garden and its pagodas, the richly-decorated Sri Mariamman temple and the Botanical Gardens.
105 - Saturday 09 May Singapore 1800
106 - Sunday 10 May Cruising The Gulf Of Thailand
107 - Monday 11 May Ko Samui 0800 1600
108 - Tuesday 12 May Bangkok (Laem Chabang, Thailand) 0900
Cruise ships visiting Bangkok usually arrive at the port of Laem Chabang. Bangkok is a large metropolis combining old and new; temples, palaces and commercial buildings. Among the key sights are the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the striking, Siamese architecture of the Royal Chapel of the Emerald Buddha which sits in the grounds of the Royal Palace. Getting around by tuk-tuk is a popular way to see the sights.
110 - Thursday 14 May Sihanoukville (Cambodia) 1000 2200
The port town of Sihanoukville is an attractive beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand. There are watersports on offer along the beaches, where there are thatched beach umbrellas and seaside cafes. Sihanoukville has several temples in leafy surroundings, including the lovely hillside Wat Leu and its carved white elephant. In the Downtown area are markets, bars and cafes.
111 - Friday 15 May Cruising The South China Sea
112 - Saturday 16 May Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 0800
Large cruise ships reach Ho Chi Minh City via the Saigon River and berth in the port of Phu My, whilst smaller vessels can approach along the Mekong Delta. Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has many places of interest, including the Cu Chi Tunnels which hid the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War; Reunification Hall, once the Presidential Palace, and the temples and Pagodas of the Cholon Chinatown district.
113 - Sunday 17 May Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 1600
114 - Monday 18 May Cruising The South China Sea
115 - Tuesday 19 May Hue (Vietnam) 0700 1700
The World Heritage Site of Hue can be visited from Chan May or Da Nang. This exquisite city was once Vietnam's capital, built beside the Perfume River in the early 19th century, and contains a Forbidden City, pagodas, tombs, palaces, temples and lakes. It was described by the Director General of UNESCO in 1981 as 'a masterpiece of urban poetry', whose treasures include the six-tiered Thien Mu Pagoda, the Citadel and the Emperor's Tomb.
116 - Wednesday 20 May Hanoi (Vietnam) 1100
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and renowned for its spectacular colonial architecture and ancient temples. Highlights include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, the One-pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple and the Temple of Literature founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Hanoi serves as the gateway to the dramatic limestone cliffs of Halong Bay.
117 - Thursday 21 May Hanoi (Vietnam) 1800
118 - Friday 22 May Cruising The South China Sea
119 - Saturday 23 May Hong Kong 0800
Hong Kong is one of the world's busiest ports. The cruise terminal in Victoria Harbour is within walking distance of markets and restaurants, set against a skyline of futuristic skyscrapers, and junks and sampans plying the harbour. Stanley Market sells a range of goods, and an historic tramway takes visitors up Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Dining in floating restaurants, shopping in Causeway Bay and visiting Man Mo Temple are popular Hong Kong experiences
121 - Monday 25 May Xiamen (China) 1300
122 - Tuesday 26 May Xiamen (China) 1800
123 - Wednesday 27 May Cruising The East China Sea
124 - Thursday 28 May Shanghai (China) 1000
Shanghai port sits at the head of the Yangtze and Huangpu Rivers. To the south is Hangzhou Bay where a spectacular 20-mile-long bridge connects Shanghai to its offshore deep-water port. Shanghai has many attractions, including the shops along Nanjing Road, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the superb Ming Dynasty landscape of Jichang Garden. Art Deco and colonial buildings can be found in the waterfront Bund District, with views of the Pearl Oriental TV Tower.
125 - Friday 29 May Shanghai (China) 1500
126 - Saturday 30 May Cruising The Yellow Sea
127 - Sunday 31 May Beijing (Tianjin, China) 1200
Tianjin is the port for Beijing and its many attractions. At the heart of Beijing is the Forbidden City, which is more than five centuries old and has 9,999 refurbished rooms. Around Tiananmen Square are Mao's Mausoleum, the ornate Heavenly Peace Gate and the Qianmen, or Front Gate. Visits can be made to the Great Wall of China and the Sacred Way ' leading to Ming Dynasty tombs - from Beijing.
128 - Monday 01 June Beijing (Tianjin, China) 1900
129 - Tuesday 02 June Cruising The Yellow Sea
130 - Wednesday 03 June Jeju 1000 1900
131 - Thursday 04 June Busan (South Korea) 0800 1800
The large port of Busan is South Korea's main seaport and its capital, combining high-rise tower blocks with Buddhist temples and parkland. The city has the world's largest department store, Shinsegae, and the interesting Ja-Gal-Ch'i Fish Market, set up by female refugees from the Korean War. Temples include ancient Pulguk-sa and Beomeo-sa, and within reach is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gyeong-ju, the old capital of the Silla Dynasty.
132 - Friday 05 June Nagasaki (Japan) 0700 1700
Nagasaki district is spread across 971 islands with national parks and the volcanic peak of Unzen-dake. The atmospheric Sofukuji Temple was built in 1629 for the city's Chinese residents, and Nagasaki's Shinchi Chinatown district is Japan's oldest. Nagasaki Peace Park commemorates the atomic bomb which fell on the city in August 1945, and on the hill-top at Glover Garden, mansions of British merchants are now part of an open-air museum.
133 - Saturday 06 June Kagoshima (Japan) 0700 1500
134 - Sunday 07 June Hiroshima (Japan) 1000 1900
Now a city of broad avenues, Hiroshima was all but obliterated by the nuclear bomb dropped in 1945, and this human disaster is commemorated at the Peace Memorial, which is dedicated to the promotion of world peace. Places to visit include the re-built Hiroshima Castle, the miniature Shukkeien Garden and its tea houses, and the island of Mihajima, backed by wooded hills and famous for the huge red O-torii gate in the bay.
135 - Monday 08 June Kobe (Japan) 0900
The lively cosmopolitan city of Kobe is associated with fashion, jazz and the highly prized Kobe Beef, and its futuristic skyscrapers house headquarters of international corporations like Mitsubishi, Nestle and Proctor and Gamble. Along with a thriving contemporary culture, Kobe has the 13th-century Taisanji temple, and the wonderful hot spring of Arima Onsen behind Mount Rokko, which can be reached by a variety of quirky funiculars, cable cars and a ropeway.
137 - Wednesday 10 June Shimizu 1200 2000
138 - Thursday 11 June Tokyo (Japan) 0800
Cruise ships arrive at the Harumi Passenger Terminal, where there are good views of Tokyo Bay, Rainbow Bridge and the futuristic skyline. Once in this lively city, the tourist attractions include the moated Imperial Palace, the mature gardens of Koishikawa Korakuen, and Asakusa, which is admired for its flavour of old Tokyo and the 7th-century Buddhist temple of Sensoji. The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka Forest has innovative displays of animation from the famous Studio Ghibli which created the film 'Princess Mononoke'.
139 - Friday 12 June Tokyo (Japan) 1700
140 - Saturday 13 June Oarai 0900 1800
141 - Sunday 14 June Cruising The Pacific Ocean
142 - Monday 15 June Aomori (Japan) 0800 2300
Aomori is situated in the Tohpku region of Japan below the Hakkoda Mountains. The prominent triangular building in the town is the Aspam tourism centre, giving details of the hot spring resort of Asamushi Onsen and rural apple orchards nearby. In Aomori is the Folklore Museum, and Ukiyoe woodblock paintings at the Munakata Shiko Museum. Accessible by train is Lake Towada and the scenic Shimokita Peninsula.
143 - Tuesday 16 June Hakodate 0700 1600
144 - Wednesday 17 June Cruising The Pacific Ocean
145 - Thursday 18 June Cruising The Pacific Ocean
146 - Friday 19 June Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 0800 2200
147 - Saturday 20 June Int'l Date Line East
148 - Saturday 20 June Cruising The Aleutian Basin
149 - Sunday 21 June Cruising The Aleutian Basin
150 - Monday 22 June Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Islands) 0700 1800
151 - Tuesday 23 June Cruising The Pacific Ocean
152 - Wednesday 24 June Kodiak 0800 1800
153 - Thursday 25 June Anchorage (Seward, Alaska) 0700 1700
Seward is the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad. The picturesque harbour with its colorful wood-frame houses and background of soaring cliffs looks out on Resurrection Bay. From downtown Anchorage you can view two active volcanoes, the highest point on the continent of North America (Mount McKinley), and six major mountain ranges.
154 - Friday 26 June Cruising Hubbard Glacier
155 - Saturday 27 June Juneau (Alaska) 0900 1800
Juneau is the capital of Alaska, and has the Alaska State Museum, rustic shops and excellent restaurants, but it is the scenery which is the main attraction. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive, 12-mile long Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at Juneau's back door. Inland is the lush Tongass National Forest, and the Mt. Roberts Tramway which takes passengers up to mountain hiking trails.
156 - Sunday 28 June Sitka (Alaska) 0900 1800
Sitka began as a Tlingit Indian village. It has a distinctive Onion-domed church, St Michael's Orthodox cathedral, a reminder of the days when Sitka was a Russian fur-trading port. Totems line the trail through Sitka National Historic Park. Its gift shops sell native arts and crafts and Russian giftware and restaurants serve up a varied cuisine, including Russian, Mexican, Italian and Chinese. The coast is the habitat of hump-back whales, sea otters and puffins, and brown bears are a common sight on land.
157 - Monday 29 June Ketchikan (Alaska) 0900 1800
Ketchikan is situated inside Tongass National Forest, and its charming wooden boardwalk, Creek Street, is one of America's finest, housing restaurants and galleries exhibiting work from local artists. The town is known for its totems, and Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village give interesting insights into traditional native culture. Misty Fjords National Monument is a pristine stretch of saltwater surrounded by towering cliffs and waterfalls where the wildlife includes black bear, mountain goats, killer whales and porpoises.
158 - Tuesday 30 June Cruising The Inside Passage
159 - Wednesday 01 July Victoria 0900 1800
160 - Thursday 02 July Astoria 0900 1800
161 - Friday 03 July Cruising The Pacific Ocean
162 - Saturday 04 July San Francisco (Usa) 0800
163 - Sunday 05 July San Francisco (Usa) 1700
164 - Monday 06 July Cruising The Pacific Ocean
165 - Tuesday 07 July Cruising The Pacific Ocean
166 - Wednesday 08 July Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) 1300 2000
167 - Thursday 09 July Cruising The Pacific Ocean
168 - Friday 10 July Acapulco (Mexico) 1300 2100
169 - Saturday 11 July Cruising The Pacific Ocean
170 - Sunday 12 July Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala) 0700 1700
171 - Monday 13 July Corinto 0800 1600
172 - Tuesday 14 July Puntarenas (Costa Rica) 1000 2000
Puntarenas is the Central Pacific's largest city and the gateway to a multitude of forest habitats and tropical landscapes. Close by is the cloud forest area surrounding La Paz Waterfalls, the wildlife-rich Tarcoles River, white-sand coastline and National Parks. There is a Scarlet Macaw Sanctuary in Puntarenas.
173 - Wednesday 15 July Cruising The Pacific Ocean
174 - Thursday 16 July Panama Canal
The Panama Canal was built in the early 1900s, carved through the jungles of Panama to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and so avoiding a hazardous passage around Cape Horn. It is 50 miles long and vessels negotiate 6 locks passing from Balboa to Colon; the Miraflores and the larger Gatun Locks, which elevate vessels 85 feet to Gatun Lake.
175 - Friday 17 July Cartagena (Colombia) 1100 1700
Cartagena has many buildings and fortifications dating from the early 1600s. Horse-drawn carriages frequently pass by carrying sightseers from the up-market area of Bocagrande and the old walled city. Sights include the Palacio de la Inquisicion, the dungeons of Las Bevedas, and Plaza de Santo Domingo where local artisans sell their wares.
176 - Saturday 18 July Cruising The Caribbean Sea
177 - Sunday 19 July Cruising The Old Bahama Channel
178 - Monday 20 July Miami (Usa) 1000 2000
Miami is often called the Cruise Capital of the World. Greater Miami has a skyline of glass skyscrapers along Brickell Avenue and many luxurious boutiques, and across the river is the cosmopolitan Downtown area with historic shopping arcades and restaurants. South Beach is lined with Art Deco buildings, and Miami Springs was built in the style of a Mexican pueblo. Other places of interest include the vibrant area of Little Havana, the World Heritage Site of Everglades National Park an hours' drive away and the tropical reef of Biscayne National Park.
Code Category Status Latest Price
G Inside Stateroom CLOSED £34199pp
F Inside Stateroom CLOSED £35679pp
E Ocean View CLOSED £36789pp
D Ocean View CLOSED £37899pp
C2 Deluxe Ocean View CLOSED £39379pp
C1 Deluxe Ocean View AVAILABLE £40869pp
B2 Veranda Stateroom AVAILABLE £46789pp
B1 Veranda Stateroom AVAILABLE £47529pp
A3 Concierge Level Veranda AVAILABLE £48269pp
A2 Concierge Level Veranda AVAILABLE £49009pp
A1 Concierge Level Veranda AVAILABLE £50489pp
PH3 Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £64199pp
PH2 Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £66419pp
PH1 Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £68269pp
VS Vista Suite CLOSED £99379pp
OS Owners Suite WAIT LIST £111969pp
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