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  • Astrild, Elegant Elbe ex Prague to Berlin | House of Travel
    of Porta Bohemia on the Elbe Arrive just after lunch in Litom ice one of the prettiest towns in the Czech Republic See St Stephen s Cathedral the Jesuit Church historic Market Square and many residential buildings from the baroque Renaissance and Gothic periods The tour ends with a tasting of Bohemian beers Dine aboard we remain docked overnight so feel free to take an evening stroll B L D Day 4 Saxon Switzerland Germany This morning cruise through the magnificent soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region then dock at the spa town of Bad Schandau From here we make our way to the famous rock tower known as the Bastei bastion formed by water a million years ago to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Elbe Return aboard for dinner and evening cruising B L D Day 5 Dresden Germany Awaken in Dresden nicknamed Florence on the Elbe and embark on a tour just after breakfast Drive through the 19th century residential area to the Dresden Castle complex enter the Green Vault to see a comprehensive collection of the Saxon monarchs crown jewels Continue on foot to see Zwinger Palace Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche Cathedral of Our Lady with its distinctive bell shaped dome that survived World War II bombings but collapsed the following day Later it was rebuilt Enjoy some free time to explore more of Dresden or join one of our master chefs on a shopping trip to the local farmers market You also have the opportunity to see some local arts and crafts this afternoon Dinner is served aboard but feel free to enjoy Dresden s many charms and attractions this evening we remain docked until early morning B L D Day 6 Meissen Torgau Germany This morning you ll arrive in Meissen where you ll stop in at the Meissenware factory producers of fine porcelain since the early 1700s Discover how this trademarked porcelain is created by hand then tour the museum Continue on to Castle Hill for a walking tour through Old Town Return aboard for lunch and an afternoon departure Later arrive in Torgau with its remarkable Renaissance houses Join your Program Director for an evening stroll to see fortified Hartenfels Castle Market Square and the Elbe Day monument that marks the day in 1945 when Russian and American troops shook hands Your ship remains docked overnight B L D Day 7 Wittenberg Germany Today we cruise the Elbe and arrive after lunch in Wittenberg birthplace of the Reformation Follow in Martin Luther s footsteps to view many of Wittenberg s time honored landmarks Tour inside Luther s House and St Marien s Church where he preached See the Castle Church where Luther posted his 95 Theses then explore on your own As always your Program Director can help you plan your free time Return to your ship for dinner then enjoy your evening at leisure B L D Please note If you are sailing on Viking Schumann or

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  • Beyla, Elegant Elbe ex Berlin to Prague | House of Travel
    and St Marien Church where he preached See the Castle Church where Luther posted his Ninety Five Theses then enjoy free time and the remainder of your day as your ship remains docked for the night B L D Please note If you are sailing on Viking Schumann or Viking Fontane your ship will dock in Dessau this morning and today s shore excursion will be the Wörlitz Park Tour as described on Day 4 The Wittenberg Tour will take place on Day 4 instead Your ship arrives Wittenberg in the early evening Day 4 Wittenberg Torgau Germany This morning take a journey to Wörlitz Park Germany s first landscaped park with English style gardens Tour inside Wörlitz Castle fashioned after an English country home and stroll the grounds Return to the ship for a lunchtime departure and afternoon cruising Please note If you are sailing on Viking Schumann or Viking Fontane today s shore excursion will be the Wittenberg Tour as described on Day 3 After dinner aboard your ship arrive in Torgau with its wonderful Renaissance houses Join your Program Director for an evening stroll to see fortified Hartenfels Castle Market Square and the riverside monument that commemorates the day in 1945 when Russian and American troops shook hands We depart after midnight B L D Day 5 Meissen Germany Today cruise the Elbe and arrive in Meissen during lunchtime Then stop in at the Meissenware factory producers of fine porcelain since the early 1700s Discover how this trademarked porcelain is created by hand then tour the museum Proceed to Castle Hill for a walking tour through Old Town Return aboard for dinner and a short cruise to an evening arrival in Dresden B L D Day 6 Dresden Germany Embark on a tour of Dresden nicknamed Florence on the Elbe Drive through the 19th century residential area to the Dresden Castle complex enter the Green Vault to see a comprehensive collection of the Saxon monarchs crown jewels Continue on foot to see Zwinger Palace Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche Cathedral of Our Lady with its distinctive bell shaped dome which survived World War II bombings but collapsed the following day and was later rebuilt Please note The Green Vault is closed on Tuesdays On most Viking Schumann and Viking Fontane sailings you will visit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Old Masters Picture Gallery instead to view some of the world s great masterpieces including works by Raphael Vermeer Rubens and Rembrandt Enjoy some free time to explore more of Dresden or join one of our Viking master chefs on a shopping trip to the local farmers market You also have the opportunity to see some local arts and crafts in the afternoon Dinner is served aboard then feel free to enjoy Dresden s many charms and attractions as we remain docked until early morning B L D Day 7 Saxon Switzerland Germany This morning cruise through the magnificent soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region then

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  • Divina, Jamaica Cayman Is Mexico Bahamas ex Miami Return | House of Travel
    shops restaurants cafés and fast food stands Miami South Beach Area SoBe is one of Miami s most exciting areas and is full of art galleries stylish diners Art Deco buildings glorious beaches and many of Miami s top nightclubs Ocho Rios Ocho Rios is one of the pleasure capitals of Jamaica it offers a gateway to fabulous sightseeing excellent shopping and a good look into the Jamaican culture Ocho Rios lies roughly 108km east of Montego Bay It was once a sleepy fishing village and although there are now resort facilities international hotels and restaurants offering a variety of cuisines the town has retained the sleepy atmosphere of small town Jamaica There are six shopping plazas to appease even the most devoted shopper and the Crafts Market is situated in the downtown area and is easy walking distance from the ship The main flea market Ocean Village which sells everything under the sun is in the center of Ocho Rios One of Jamaica s most wonderful sights is Dunn s River Falls Ocho Rios also has a wonderful beach for you to enjoy At the Shaw Park Botanical Gardens you ll see a wide variety of exotic flora and canoeing up White River by candlelight to the beat of drums is a highlight Cozumel Cozumel Mayan Island of the Swallows is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico s Yucatán Peninsula The main town on the island is San Miguel where most of the population reside The choice of activities are boundless in Cozumel golden beaches turquoise waters friendly people festivals scattered Maya ruins great restaurants duty free stores diving golfing and more Famous all over the world for its coral reefs there are plenty of water sports such as diving deep sea fishing snorkeling kayaking and more The center of the island is covered by jungle and swampy lagoons Chankanaab National Park is a Cozumel icon located at the southern tip of the island It includes Punta Celarain and its historical lighthouse as well as the Colombia Lagoon a shelter for many of the island s endemic species Click title to display Sale Period until further notice or until sold out Sailing Date 30 Apr 16 Enquire Now Select Cabin None selected Select Cabin Below Pricing is in NZD is Per Person Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single I1 Inside 1 149 I1 Inside 1 149 twin 919 I1 Inside 919 triple 804 I1 Inside 804 quad 2 110 I1 Inside 2 110 single I2 Inside 1 299 I2 Inside 1 299 twin 1 066 I2 Inside 1 066 triple 949 I2 Inside 949 quad 2 380 I2 Inside 2 380 single O1 Outside 1 399 O1 Outside 1 399 twin 1 086 O1 Outside 1 086 triple 929 O1 Outside 929 quad 2 560 O1 Outside 2 560 single O2 Outside 1 499 O2 Outside 1 499 twin 1 199 O2 Outside 1 199 triple 1 049 O2 Outside 1 049 quad 2

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/57133/divina-+jamaica+cayman+is+mexico+bahamas+ex+miami+return/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • Magnifica, Italy Greece Croatia ex Venice Return | House of Travel
    besides With a choice of 5 restaurants numerous bars an internet café and cigar lounge not forgetting the plush 1 200 seat theatre cinema casino and disco the MSC Magnifica truly lives up to her Italian name magnificent Highlights of this cruise Venice The city of Venice sits at the top of the Adriatic Sea in the north east corner of Italy It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world The city sits on 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon a salt marsh In the 12th century Venice became a city state and its location at the top of the Adriatic made it a key naval and commercial centre as well as a flourishing art centre Modern Venice is stunning and retains the wonderful history of this unique city It is a city of museums galleries piazzas palaces churches and more One visit isn t enough to see all that Venice has to offer but visitors should try and see the Basilica San Marco and San Marco Square the Doges Palace and the Gallerie dell Accademia which houses some of Italy s finest art treasures Katakolon Katakolon is a seaside town in western Ilia in the municipality of Pyrgos Greece Katakolo is situated on a peninsula and has a lighthouse which was first opened in 1865 The town centre is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea and small hills with forests surround the area It is also a frequent stop for cruise ships on tours of the Ionian and Mediterranean seas Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus Here you can visit the ruins of the Sanctuary with its athletic quadrangles stadium temples and treasuries then browse in the modern Archaeological Museum a treasure house of Archaic Classical and Roman sculptures including the famous Niki Winged Victory Dubrovnik Dubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts a seaport and the center of the Dubrovnik Neretva county Nicknamed Pearl of the Adriatic Dubrovnik is a beautiful medieval walled city which is over 1 000 years old and virtually untouched by the modern world The same light coloured stone can be seen in the marble paved squares cobbled streets tall houses convents churches palaces fountains and museums The oldest pharmacy in Europe located in the Friars Minor monastery is a highlight Click title to display Sale Period until further notice or until sold out Sailing Date 30 Apr 16 Enquire Now Select Cabin None selected Select Cabin Below Pricing is in NZD is Per Person Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single I1 Inside 1 039 I1 Inside 1 039 twin 892 I1 Inside 892 triple 819 I1 Inside 819 quad 1 912 I1 Inside 1 912 single I2

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/57185/magnifica-+italy+greece+croatia+ex+venice+return/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • Queen of the Mississippi, Mississippi River Cruise ex New Orleans Return | House of Travel
    some local cuisine A visit to the French Market the country s oldest public market is reminiscent of European markets but in a tradition that is distinctively New Orleans Day 2 Oak Alley LA Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane plantation Oak Alley Plantation is rightfully named after its most distinguishing feature a canopy of 300 year old oak trees that form a quarter mile path leading to the Mississippi River Restored to its 19th Century grandeur this classic Greek revival style antebellum mansion is purely breathtaking Day 3 Natchez MS Overlooking the Mississippi River Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716 later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817 Perched over 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30 mile views along the river both north and south the bluff of Natchez is a place to marvel in the beauty and grandeur of the river A quaint Southern town rich in culture history and known for its abundance of antebellum architecture Natchez offers true southern hospitality with the attractions of a great small city Day 4 Vicksburg MS Around every corner U S history is alive in Vicksburg This Queen City of the Bluff offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time Civil war battlefields century old churches cotton fields and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit Marvel in the beautiful antebellum style homes and watch Vicksburg s history come to life at the riverfront murals Day 5 St Francisville LA Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River St Francisville is a quaint Southern town that offers a glimpse into history One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War St Francisville is a small town with grand appeal Experience this town s rich history as you tour historic plantations including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles or explore the captivating gardens in this area Day 6 Baton Rouge LA Baton Rouge Louisiana s state capital was named over 300 years ago by French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d Iberville The city s rich cultural traditions are reflected through its African American and Caribbean influenced architecture experienced through its fiery Creole and Cajun cuisine and heard in its soulful Blues and Cajun style music Baton Rouge is a wondrous city brimming with Southern hospitality Day 7 Houmas House LA Become acquainted to the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens ponds and a majestic live oak alley during this port stop Make sure to explore the southern splendor of The Sugar Palace through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork Day 8 New Orleans LA Welcome back to New Orleans commonly referred to as the Birthplace of Jazz There is something for everyone with this city s history culture and arts prevalent around every corner The open air artist

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/58405/queen+of+the+mississippi-+mississippi+river+cruise+ex+new+orleans+return/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • American Pride, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Portland to Clarkston | House of Travel
    cuisine local wine varietals and the personalized service of American Cruise Lines as we travel from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Day 1 Portland Situated between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers Portland has flourished throughout history with the fortunes of the great rivers In the golden age of riverboats sternwheelers crossed Portland s busy waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water Today big city excitement combined with small town charm makes Portland one of the favorite destinations in the West Highlights include the Portland Art Museum the International Rose Test Garden and famous Powell s Bookstore filling an entire city block Day 2 Astoria A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis Clark Trail Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies In the winter of 1805 06 the Lewis Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop In 1955 a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument Day 3 Mount St Helens WA Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St Helens From high on an overlook bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the impact the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns Day 4 Cruising the Columbia River Gorge The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountain Range A popular recreational destination the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area The cliffs of the gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating waterfalls Day 5 Stevenson Named after early American settler George H Stevenson this town rose quickly due to economic expansion made possible by the Columbia River The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center showcases the area s unique cultural and historical diversity from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Gorge to Lewis and Clark and 19th century loggers Day 6 The Dalles Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area between Mt Hood and Mt Adams on the south bank The Dalles is a perfect photographic spot Discover the area where Lewis Clark camped at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1805 1806 Day 7 Pendelton Richland In Richland explore The Reach Museum Looking through the lens of The Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River this museum tells the rich and fascinating stories of the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits artifacts and tours Pendleton is known for its connection to the lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries and a network of underground tunnels Day 8 Clarkston The twin cities of Lewiston ID and Clarkston WA are

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/58401/american+pride-+columbia+-+snake+rivers+ex+portland+to+clarkston/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • Fascinosa, Italy Spain Balearic Islands ex Savona Return | House of Travel
    Cruise sailing from Savona roundtrip aboard Costa Fascinosa With the natural elegance of a diva and the charm of a work of art Costa Fascinosa is the rising star of the Costa fleet Enriched with precious and sparkling materials its environments are inspired by the seductive atmospheres of great historic films the protagonists who made them famous and the works that brought success to the most celebrated theatres in the world Aboard Costa Fascinosa you will experience the greatest thrills of the big screen and the new adventure that is about to begin your next cruise brimming with wonderful atmospheres and authentic cinematic locations 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 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 Valencia With its combination of bold avant garde architecture and deeply respected traditions this is a festive city that you ll want to savor just like its eclectic cuisine Mallorca The island s main city will overwhelm you with the liveliness of its nightlife and beaches Don t forget to visit the charming old city too Palermo Its Romanesque Arab Norman and Byzantine monuments will enchant you while its unparalleled cuisine will captivate your taste buds Naples A world of artistic cultural and human wealth pulsates between the hill of Posillipo and the slopes of Vesuvius Let yourself be lulled by its melody Click title to display Sale Period until further notice or until sold out Sailing Date 30 Apr 16 Enquire Now Select Cabin None selected Select Cabin Below Pricing is in NZD is Per Person Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/57322/fascinosa-+italy+spain+balearic+islands+ex+savona+return/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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  • Musica, Northern Europe Cruise ex Kiel Return | House of Travel
    the first of MSC Cruises Musica class vessels She became the belle of the ball in Venice on June 29 2006 where a display of lights and colors celebrated the inauguration of MSC Musica With Sophia Loren the ambassador of Italian elegance worldwide as her godmother MSC Cruises MSC Musica is one of the best examples of sophistication and luxury yet Highlights of this cruise Kiel Kiel is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig Holstein Located on the Baltic Sea Bay of Kiel at the head of the Kieler Förde Kiel fjord the city has been one of the country s main naval bases since the 1860s Kiel is a center for German shipbuilders and the eastern terminus of the Kiel Canal A renowned university the Christian Albrechts Universität is located in Kiel Kiel is very famous for its sailing events including the Kieler Woche Kiel Week one of the biggest sailing events in the world The city itself has been developed around the Kiel Firth it has a lively student scene and urban charm The people of Kiel enjoy the advantages of a green city with parks ferries and their own beaches Stockholm Stockholm the capital city of Sweden is spread across 24 000 islets and is one of the most stunning locales of any capital city in the world Over 30 of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30 is made up of parks and green spaces giving Stockholm perhaps the freshest air of any European capital Stockholm has a stunning Old Town which has been very well preserved over the centuries This Old Town or Gamla Stan is the epicenter of the city with countless hotels bars restaurants and shops St Petersburg Situated in the west on the Baltic Sea St Petersburg is a city of magnificent palaces and elaborate churches in grandiose Baroque and neo classical designs Highlights include Trezzini s gold spired landmark of St Peter and St Paul the bright color domes and gold of the Church on Spilled Blood and the carved and gilded extravaganza of St Isaac s Cathedral On Nevsky prospekt St Petersburg s main thoroughfare the styles of three centuries from classical to Baroque to Style Moderne have created one of the most beautiful streets in the world Adding to the beauty of the buildings are the canals and rivers which cross Nevsky prospect and have been compared to Venice The winding waterways lead to the broad River Neva at the heart of St Petersburg Although the capital moved to Moscow after the revolution St Petersburg is certainly Russia s first city in terms of beauty It is also the center for classical culture from opera to ballet to music with historic venues such as the Mariinsky Theater Click title to display Sale Period until further notice or until sold out Sailing Date 30 Apr 16 Enquire Now Select Cabin None selected Select Cabin Below Pricing is in NZD is

    Original URL path: http://cruisefactory.hotcruising.co.nz/cruisefinder/view/cruise/57195/musica-+northern+europe+cruise+ex+kiel+return/2016-04-30 (2016-04-30)
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