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  • Triumph, Western Caribbean ex New Orleans Return | House of Travel
    from New Orleans Louisiana The New Orleans French Quarter is as romantic as ever with restaurants serving up heaping helpings of savory Creole cuisine and nightclubs and street musicians playing the kind of jazz that gets your toes tapping Time your New Orleans cruise right and you can step out with the parades of Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras Eat drink and revel in the lively French Quarter Spot mansions peeking out from lush greenery in the Garden District Dunk sugary beignets in your café au lait at Café du Monde Celebrate the history of Mardi Gras before you cruise from New Orleans Swing into the night at a live jazz club Cozumel Mexico Make a splash with Carnival cruises to Cozumel a Caribbean island perched atop a coral reef Cruises to Cozumel Mexico dock at the island s heart just minutes from San Miguel s seafront shops and the white sand beach at Chankanaab National Park Drift among star corals and sea fans on a Cozumel diving excursion or simply kick back on the beach beneath your own palm palapa as the turquoise waves roll in Cruise to Cozumel for a scuba diving adventure along the Great Mesoamerican Reef Enjoy a leisurely day of snorkeling with iridescent fish at Chankanaab National Park Swim with dolphins at Dolphinaris Yucatan Progreso Mexico Carnival cruises to Progreso Mexico dock on the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico where hot pink flamingos gather by the hundreds and sun bleached Maya pyramids rise from the jungle Inland from Progreso s golden beaches are the spectacular Maya ruins of Uxmal and the colorful city of Mérida the region s best shopping stop for handmade crafts Discover the Maya world s natural beauty and ancient history with cruises to Progreso Mexico Stroll through the Spanish

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  • Wilderness Discoverer, Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands ex Seattle Return | House of Travel
    it off with an early soak in the on deck hot tub or a paddle along the shores of the Olympic Peninsula or both Learn the history of Puget Sound s Triangle of Fire this afternoon before docking in historic Port Townsend with its wonderful art and pub scene Here s your chance to go for a run explore this charming town and shop like a wingnut Day 4 Lopez Island Friday Harbor Today lands you in one of the most scenic areas of the San Juan Islands The rocky outcroppings of Lopez Island play host to harbor seals and it is orca whale territory Keep your eyes peeled above and below the surface whether you opt for kayaking or a chance to snorkel Later you ll have time on your own to explore the intriguing whale museum art galleries and boutiques of charming Friday Harbor Day 5 Orcas Island Your Captain navigates through the islands this morning to your basecamp at Orcas Island for a day of play where the options are unending A local favorite hike Mt Constitution it s the highest peak in the San Juan Islands and it provides a stunning view of the archipelago If you re interested in skiff exploration or more paddling the kayaks and paddle boards are up for grabs too Day 6 Sucia Island The treats keep a coming Enjoy your day anchored at picturesque Sucia Island total population of four a Washington State Marine Park filled with hidden coves and bays Explore the intertidal zone with your expedition team hike across the island and kayak in a protected bay Weather permitting there ll even be a barbeque ashore Day 7 Salish Sea Deception Pass The timing for today all depends on tides and currents but the morning has you underway

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  • SS Legacy, Legacy of Discovery 2016 ex Portland Return | House of Travel
    80 miles long and up to 4 000 feet deep this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains Day 3 Snake River Cruising After an early morning transit of McNary Dam you ll arrive at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers Hillsides reveal the vineyards of some of the area s more than 200 wineries Glimpse the surrounding wheat fields of the Palouse one of the nation s top wheat growing regions and pass by massive wind farm turbines atop riverside hills Observe the navigational challenges and intricacies of locking through as you transit the locks and dams of the lower Snake River Step back in time with colorful stories about hardships and triumphs of early pioneers Day 4 Clarkston Hells Canyon After your final upriver locking at Lower Granite Dam you ll dock in Clarkston to delve into the history and culture of the Nez Perce people Historical sites connected to the Lewis and Clark Expedition abound in this area including Clark s first encounter with the Nez Perce in 1805 Board a covered speed boat for an invigorating ride into Hells Canyon This free flowing river stretch of the Snake hemmed in by vertical cliffs cuts its way through North America s deepest river gorge Protected as a National Recreation Area since 1975 Hells Canyon preserves a world of fascinating natural and cultural elements Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep golden eagles and 7 000 year old Indian petroglyphs Day 5 Richland At Hanford Reach Interpretive Center discover the region s fascinating geologic history from basalt flows and Ice Age floods to today s living landscape learn about the monumental efforts of the Manhattan Project and Hanford Engineering Works that ushered in the atomic era and meet Baby Ems a cast of the world s only complete baby woolly mammoth skeleton Afterwards enjoy a tour tasting and savory lunch at award winning Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard Then back on board ease into the afternoon with a relaxing massage a visit with your captain on the Bridge or watching the scenery change as you cruise downriver Day 6 The Dalles Oregon It s a day of culture at Maryhill Museum and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center With its eclectic collection of European paintings Native artifacts and the Queen of Romania s personal effects the museum a castle like chateau sits on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge The Discovery Center s interactive exhibits provide a look into the area s geologic origins of volcanic upheavals and catastrophic floods pioneer and missionary life and the Lewis and Clark Expedition Transit The Dalles another of the eight dams harnessing these mighty rivers Day 7 Astoria Situated near the mouth of the Columbia River you ll step back in time with a visit to Fort Clatsop and Astoria Fort Clatsop National Monument is a replica of the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the winter of 1805 1806 The

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  • Skadi, Grand European Tour ex Amsterdam to Budapest | House of Travel
    are served aboard your ship B L D Day 5 Miltenberg Germany The morning is spent sailing along the beautiful Main River as it winds its way through the Spessart region home of the actual Snow White After lunch we stop in Miltenberg known for its half timbered houses and Germany s oldest inn Join our walking tour that concludes with free time for you to explore Back on your ship learn about the region s glassblowing traditions during a live demonstration We sail through the night to Würzburg B L D Day 6 Würzburg Germany After breakfast tour Würzburg s Bishops Residenz one of Germany s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site Then enjoy scenic afternoon cruising Or instead of touring Würzburg join an optional full day journey along Germany s Romantic Road to Rothenburg which features a turreted city wall and impressive Gothic and baroque architecture Rejoin your ship for dinner B L D Day 7 Bamberg Germany Sail through the morning after lunch we visit Bamberg with its medieval city center a UNESCO World Heritage Site Your walking tour includes a visit to the magnificent 11th century cathedral reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century and the picturesque city hall built on a tiny island in the middle of a river Take some free time to enjoy Bamberg and perhaps try some of the town s distinctive smoke flavored beer before returning aboard B L D Day 8 Nuremberg Germany After breakfast disembark in Nuremberg and visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s then see the Palace of Justice site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials Spend free time exploring Nuremberg s Old Town or join an optional World War II tour that includes the illuminating Documentation Center Museum We depart just before dinner B L D Day 9 Regensburg Germany Arrive in Regensburg midday After lunch tour this wonderfully preserved medieval city a UNESCO World Heritage Site including structures dating back to Roman times Discover many 13th and 14th century patrician houses and see the splendid St Peter s Cathedral During free time visit the Alte Würstküche Old Sausage Kitchen Germany s oldest restaurant Dinner is served aboard before our evening departure B L D Day 10 Passau Germany Arrive this morning in Passau at the confluence of the Inn Ilz and Danube Rivers Your guided walk along the town s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses You ll see the New Bishop s Residence and visit the impressive baroque St Stephen s Cathedral with its ornate interior Inside you are treated to a special concert played on the 17 000 pipe organ considered Europe s largest church organ Enjoy lunch aboard your ship and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing We cruise through the night B L D Passau organ concert is only available May 1 October 31 and is

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/55757/skadi-+grand+european+tour+ex+amsterdam+to+budapest/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • Diadema, Marvellous Mediterranean ex Savona Return | House of Travel
    tiara says it all Costa Diadema offers the most complete innovative and surprising experiences you could have on a cruise Enchanting you with its many different styles all coexisting in harmony Surrounding you with the majestic and refined elegance of its different environments and atmospheres Captivating you with a wide range of attractions for you to experience from an endless selection of food with flavours from around the world for you to enjoy to the most spectacular Samsara Spa in the entire fleet for maximum pleasure and well being The biggest The most modern The brightest jewel in the Costa fleet Ready to sparkle before your eyes whenever you want Highlights of this cruise Savona Overlooked by the imposing fortress of Priamar the port city will welcome you to the Riviera di Ponente with its celebrated seaside resorts Marseilles A strategic transit point for goods but also a meeting place for cultures you ll find vibrant evidence of these in the mosaic of its people Barcelona A city you can t help falling in love with vibrant cosmopolitan proud magnificent and generous it will indulge you with exciting and vivid sensations Rome Its ancient port brings you to the heart of Roman and Etruscan civilizations although its historic center is also a charming medieval village La Spezia The gulf of La Spezia without a doubt one of the most beautiful bays in the world contains some extraordinarily beautiful sights from the Gulf of Poets to the Cinque Terre Monterosso Vernazza Corniglia Manarola and Riomaggiore five villages that look out over the sea with breathtaking walking trails and panoramas This splendid area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Click title to display Sale Period until further notice or until sold out Sailing Date 30 Apr 16 Enquire Now Select Cabin None

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/55698/diadema-+marvellous+mediterranean+ex+savona+return/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • Amsterdam, Panama Canal ex Ft Lauderdale to San Diego | House of Travel
    original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938 For a contemporary touch works of the noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces Highlights of this cruise Ft Lauderdale There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Fort Lauderdale area visit the newly redesigned Fort Lauderdale Beach and cafes stroll the historic Riverwalk shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or venture to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion Cartagena Privateers loved Cartagena the chief Spanish port in New Granada today s Colombia Sir John Hawkins besieged the city in 1568 and his nephew Sir Francis Drake sacked it 18 years later In response Spain poured millions into the port s defense building the fortifications that are today a UNESCO World Heritage Site The town the walls protected is also part of that World Heritage designation Cruise visitors can walk those deeply textured alleyways today through some of the best preserved colonial neighborhoods of the Americas When you re ready for a change there are beaches ready to hand Bocagrande is busy and close to the city Playa Blanca is south across the bay and quieter Both are lovely Corinto It s a land of rum and volcanoes Puerto Corinto is a small town on the northwest coast of Nicaragua a region bounded by great lakes to the south Honduras to the north and a concatenation of volcanic peaks to the east The peaks demarcate an area of pristine beaches fields of sugar cane and lush mangrove forests In Corinto cruise visitors can stroll along the Costa Azul for a view of the bay and its islands In nearby Chinandega discover Mayan artifacts at the archeological museum Farther afield explore the ruins of León Viejo excavated from centuries of volcanic debris Puerto Chiapas Puerto Chiapas is the Pacific gateway to the Mayan world Just north of the Guatemalan border on southern Mexico s Pacific Coast the port is the starting point for excursions to the ruins at Izapa Founded around 1500 BCE Izapa is noted for its large intricately carved Tree of Life stone Nearer port explore San Cristobal de Las Casas cathedral journey to a rainforest or shop for local handicrafts like stone carvings or colorful textiles Or simply wander the beaches and take in the untamed and exotic surroundings Huatulco Everything you ever wanted in a seaside resort warm sun sandy beaches and nine beautiful bays rimmed in every shade of blue Nearby low growth caducifolia jungles teeming with birdlife and the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta squeezed into the thin space between Banderas Bay and the verdant folds of the Sierra Madre It s no longer the well kept secret of the artists writers and Hollywood stars who first discovered it in the 1960s but PV as it is affectionately known still retains the essence of the fishing village it once was Viejo Vallarta the old town is a mix of

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  • Amsterdam, Panama Canal ex Ft Lauderdale to Vancouver | House of Travel
    Boulevard or venture to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion Cartagena Privateers loved Cartagena the chief Spanish port in New Granada today s Colombia Sir John Hawkins besieged the city in 1568 and his nephew Sir Francis Drake sacked it 18 years later In response Spain poured millions into the port s defense building the fortifications that are today a UNESCO World Heritage Site The town the walls protected is also part of that World Heritage designation Cruise visitors can walk those deeply textured alleyways today through some of the best preserved colonial neighborhoods of the Americas When you re ready for a change there are beaches ready to hand Bocagrande is busy and close to the city Playa Blanca is south across the bay and quieter Both are lovely Corinto It s a land of rum and volcanoes Puerto Corinto is a small town on the northwest coast of Nicaragua a region bounded by great lakes to the south Honduras to the north and a concatenation of volcanic peaks to the east The peaks demarcate an area of pristine beaches fields of sugar cane and lush mangrove forests In Corinto cruise visitors can stroll along the Costa Azul for a view of the bay and its islands In nearby Chinandega discover Mayan artifacts at the archeological museum Farther afield explore the ruins of León Viejo excavated from centuries of volcanic debris Puerto Chiapas Puerto Chiapas is the Pacific gateway to the Mayan world Just north of the Guatemalan border on southern Mexico s Pacific Coast the port is the starting point for excursions to the ruins at Izapa Founded around 1500 BCE Izapa is noted for its large intricately carved Tree of Life stone Nearer port explore San Cristobal de Las Casas cathedral journey to a rainforest or shop for local handicrafts like stone carvings or colorful textiles Or simply wander the beaches and take in the untamed and exotic surroundings Huatulco Everything you ever wanted in a seaside resort warm sun sandy beaches and nine beautiful bays rimmed in every shade of blue Nearby low growth caducifolia jungles teeming with birdlife and the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta squeezed into the thin space between Banderas Bay and the verdant folds of the Sierra Madre It s no longer the well kept secret of the artists writers and Hollywood stars who first discovered it in the 1960s but PV as it is affectionately known still retains the essence of the fishing village it once was Viejo Vallarta the old town is a mix of red tiled buildings cobbled streets chic shops and busy open markets Other highlights include Mismaloya Beach Gringo Gulch and Conchas Chinas the Beverly Hills of Vallarta Head inland for more adventure up into the rugged canyons and luxuriant jungles of the mountains Cabo San Lucas It s desert beach blue surf and big fish along the southern tip of Baja California Cabo San Lucas is the entertainment hub

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/55269/amsterdam-+panama+canal+ex+ft+lauderdale+to+vancouver/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • Amsterdam, Panama Canal ex Ft Lauderdale to Seattle | House of Travel
    years later In response Spain poured millions into the port s defense building the fortifications that are today a UNESCO World Heritage Site The town the walls protected is also part of that World Heritage designation Cruise visitors can walk those deeply textured alleyways today through some of the best preserved colonial neighborhoods of the Americas When you re ready for a change there are beaches ready to hand Bocagrande is busy and close to the city Playa Blanca is south across the bay and quieter Both are lovely Corinto It s a land of rum and volcanoes Puerto Corinto is a small town on the northwest coast of Nicaragua a region bounded by great lakes to the south Honduras to the north and a concatenation of volcanic peaks to the east The peaks demarcate an area of pristine beaches fields of sugar cane and lush mangrove forests In Corinto cruise visitors can stroll along the Costa Azul for a view of the bay and its islands In nearby Chinandega discover Mayan artifacts at the archeological museum Farther afield explore the ruins of León Viejo excavated from centuries of volcanic debris Puerto Chiapas Puerto Chiapas is the Pacific gateway to the Mayan world Just north of the Guatemalan border on southern Mexico s Pacific Coast the port is the starting point for excursions to the ruins at Izapa Founded around 1500 BCE Izapa is noted for its large intricately carved Tree of Life stone Nearer port explore San Cristobal de Las Casas cathedral journey to a rainforest or shop for local handicrafts like stone carvings or colorful textiles Or simply wander the beaches and take in the untamed and exotic surroundings Huatulco Everything you ever wanted in a seaside resort warm sun sandy beaches and nine beautiful bays rimmed in every shade of blue Nearby low growth caducifolia jungles teeming with birdlife and the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta squeezed into the thin space between Banderas Bay and the verdant folds of the Sierra Madre It s no longer the well kept secret of the artists writers and Hollywood stars who first discovered it in the 1960s but PV as it is affectionately known still retains the essence of the fishing village it once was Viejo Vallarta the old town is a mix of red tiled buildings cobbled streets chic shops and busy open markets Other highlights include Mismaloya Beach Gringo Gulch and Conchas Chinas the Beverly Hills of Vallarta Head inland for more adventure up into the rugged canyons and luxuriant jungles of the mountains Cabo San Lucas It s desert beach blue surf and big fish along the southern tip of Baja California Cabo San Lucas is the entertainment hub and the end of the road where the peninsula goes off a cliff into the sea San Jose del Cabo is the old town and exudes classic Mexico In between the two cities the resort fringed coast is slathered in sunshine Cruise visitors

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