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2015 World Cruise

Around The World in 180 Days


Miami To Miami
Insignia | Jan 10 - Jul 8, 2015


Around The World in 180 Days


2 for 1 Cruise Fares
Free FIRST CLASS Roundtrip Airfare
Early Booking Savings up to 70%
PLUS
Exclusive Prestige Package

  • Free Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Free 1-Night Pre-cruise Luxury Hotel Stay
  • Free Onboard Medical Services
  • Free Luggage Delivery
  • Free Unlimited Laundry Services
  • Free Unlimited Internet
  • Free Exclusive Shoreside Events
  • Free Comprehensive Visa Package
  • Free Roundtrip Transfers

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The Journey of a Lifetime

Aruba
Australia
Barbados
Benin
Brazil
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
France
French Polynesia
Grenada
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kenya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Mexico
Myanmar
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands New
Zealand
Nicaragua
Philippines
Sao Tome and Principe
Seychelles
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Venezuela
Vietnam
Early Booking Fares
from $39,999 per person
Booking Window: July 17 - September 17, 2013
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Journey Highlights

Continents visited: 5
Countries visited: 44
Islands visited: 45
Ports visited: 90
National capitals visited: 17
Overnight stays: 18
Largest population: Shanghai, China
Smallest population: Devil's Island, French Guiana
UNESCO World Heritage Sites accessible: 47
Time zones crossed: 24
Oceans cruised: 3
Seas cruised: 10
Nautical miles sailed: 46,837
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The Journey of a Lifetime

Oceania Cruises is thrilled to unveil the most spectacular voyage ever offered in its 10-year history. Fulfill every traveler's grandest dream and sail around the world on the journey of a lifetime. From magnificent cities and quaint coastal towns to soaring mountains and island paradises, explore all of the world's greatest treasures on one unforgettable voyage.

A journey of this scale cannot be rushed. Unlike the Jules Verne characters who were given just 80 days to circumnavigate the globe, you will enjoy a leisurely voyage of 180 days, with ample time to explore each fascinating destination and indulge in all of the luxurious amenities onboard. Relax in elegance and comfort, savor exquisite cuisine and relish the fact that it all comes at the extraordinary value for which Oceania Cruises is renowned.

Miami to Miami | Insignia | January 10, 2015

OvernightOvernight stay
DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Jan 10 Miami, Florida Embark 1 pm 5 pm
Jan 11 Cruising the Old Bahama Channel    
Jan 12 Cruising the Caribbean Sea    
Jan 13 Santa Marta, Colombia 9 am 5 pm
Jan 14 Oranjestad, Aruba 12 pm 10 pm
Jan 15 Kralendijk, Bonaire 8 am 3 pm
Jan 16 El Guamache (Isla Margarita), Venezuela 10 am 6 pm
Jan 17 St. George's, Grenada 8 am 5 pm
Jan 18 Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 9 am 7 pm
Jan 19 Fort-de-France, Martinique 8 am 6 pm
Jan 20 Bridgetown, Barbados 7 am 6 pm
Jan 21 Scarborough, Tobago 8 am 5 pm
Jan 22 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean    
Jan 23 Devil's Island, French Guiana 8 am 4 pm
Jan 24 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean    
Jan 25 Belém (Icoaraci), Brazil 8 am 5 pm
Jan 26 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean    
Jan 27 Fortaleza, Brazil 12 pm 8 pm
Jan 28 Natal, Brazil 1 pm 9 pm
Jan 29 Recife, Brazil 8 am 5 pm
Jan 30-Feb 3 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean    
Feb 4 Lomé, Togo 9 am 7 pm
Feb 5 Cotonou, Benin 8 am 5 pm
Feb 6 Cruising the Gulf of Guinea    
Feb 7 Sao Tome and Principe, São Tomé and Principe 8 am 5 pm
Feb 8-10 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean    
Feb 11-12 Walvis Bay, NamibiaOvernight 8 am 5 pm
Feb 13 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean    
Feb 14-16 Cape Town, South AfricaOvernight 1 pm 6 pm
Feb 17 Cruising the Cape of Good Hope    
Feb 18 Port Elizabeth, South Africa 8 am 6 pm
Feb 19 East London, South Africa 7 am 5 pm
Feb 20 Durban, South Africa 10 am 9 pm
Feb 21 Richards Bay, South Africa 7 am 4 pm
Feb 22 Maputo, Mozambique 8 am 3 pm
Feb 23-24 Cruising the Mozambique Channel    
Feb 25 Nosy Be, Madagascar 12 pm 6 pm
Feb 26 Cruising the Indian Ocean    
Feb 27 Zanzibar, Tanzania 10 am 8 pm
Feb 28 Mombasa, Kenya 8 am 7 pm
Mar 1-2 Cruising the Indian Ocean    
Mar 3-4 Mahé, SeychellesOvernight 8 am 5 am
Mar 4 La Digue, Seychelles 8 am 4 pm
Mar 5-7 Cruising the Indian Ocean    
Mar 8 Malé, Maldives 8 am 6 pm
Mar 9 Cruising the Indian Ocean    
Mar 10 Mangalore, India 8 am 6 pm
Mar 11 Cochin (Kochi), India 8 am 7 pm
Mar 12-13 Cruising the Indian Ocean    
Mar 14 Cruising the Andaman Sea    
Mar 15-17 Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar)Overnight 1 pm 4 pm
Mar 18 Cruising the Andaman Sea    
Mar 19 Langkawi, Malaysia 10 am 6 pm
Mar 20 Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia 10 am 7 pm
Mar 21-23 Singapore, SingaporeOvernight 9 am 6 pm
Mar 24 Cruising the Gulf of Thailand    
Mar 25 Ko Samui, Thailand 8 am 4 pm
Mar 26 Sihanoukville, Cambodia 8 am 4 pm
Mar 27-28 Bangkok, ThailandOvernight 11 am 4 pm
Mar 29 Cruising the Gulf of Thailand    
Mar 30-31 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), VietnamOvernight 12 pm 4 pm
Apr 1 Cruising the South China Sea    
Apr 2-3 Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), VietnamOvernight 2 pm 8 pm
Apr 4 Cruising the Hainan Strait    
Apr 5-6 Hong Kong, ChinaOvernight 8 am 12 pm
Apr 7-8 Xiamen, ChinaOvernight 9 am 7 pm
Apr 9 Cruising the East China Sea    
Apr 10-12 Shanghai, ChinaOvernight 1 pm 1 pm
Apr 13 Cruising the Yellow Sea    
Apr 14-15 Beijing (Tianjin), ChinaOvernight 9 am 10 pm
Apr 16 Cruising the Yellow Sea    
Apr 17 Seoul (Incheon), South Korea 8 am 6 pm
Apr 18 Cruising the East China Sea    
Apr 19 Nagasaki, Japan 8 am 6 pm
Apr 20 Kagoshima, Japan 8 am 6 pm
Apr 21 Cruising the East China Sea    
Apr 22 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan 7 am 5 pm
Apr 23 Kaohsiung, Taiwan 9 am 7 pm
Apr 24 Cruising the South China Sea    
Apr 25 Manila, Philippines 9 am 7 pm
Apr 26 Cruising the South China Sea    
Apr 27 Kota Kinabalu (Borneo), Malaysia 8 am 6 pm
Apr 28 Muara, Brunei 8 am 7 pm
Apr 29 Cruising the South China Sea    
Apr 30 Kuching (Borneo), Malaysia 8 am 5 pm
May 1 Cruising the Karimata Strait    
May 2 Cruising the Java Sea    
May 3-4 Bali (Benoa), IndonesiaOvernight 1 pm 2 pm
May 5 Komodo, Indonesia 8 am 2 pm
May 6 Cruising the Timor Sea    
May 7 Darwin, Australia 10 am 6 pm
May 8 Cruising the Arafura Sea    
May 9 Cruising the Coral Sea    
May 10-11 Cairns, AustraliaOvernight 4 pm 5 pm
May 12 Whitsunday Island, Australia 12 pm 8 pm
May 13 Cruising the Coral Sea    
May 14 Brisbane, Australia 8 am 6 pm
May 15 Cruising the Tasman Sea    
May 16 Sydney, Australia 7 am 5 pm
May 17 Cruising the Tasman Sea    
May 18 Hobart (Tasmania), Australia 8 am 6 pm
May 19-21 Cruising the Tasman Sea    
May 22 Picton, New Zealand 8 am 4 pm
May 23 Napier, New Zealand 8 am 4 pm
May 24 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 10 am 8 pm
May 25 Auckland, New Zealand 8 am 6 pm
May 26-27 Cruising the South Pacific    
May 28 Nuku'alofa, Tonga 10 am 7 pm
May 28 Cross the International Date Line    
May 29 Cruising the South Pacific    
May 30 Rarotonga, Cook Islands 8 am 6 pm
May 31 Cruising the South Pacific    
Jun 1 Raiatea, French Polynesia 8 am 7 pm
Jun 2 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 8 am 7 pm
Jun 3 Moorea, French Polynesia 7 am 3 pm
Jun 3-4 Papeete (Tahiti), French PolynesiaOvernight 6 am 11 pm
Jun 5 Huahine, French Polynesia 8 am 5 pm
Jun 6 Rangiroa, French Polynesia 8 am 6 pm
Jun 7 Cruising the South Pacific    
Jun 8 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands 8 am 5 pm
Jun 9-12 Cruising the Pacific Ocean    
Jun 13 Hilo, Hawaii 8 am 5 pm
Jun 14 Honolulu, Oahu 8 am 11 pm
Jun 15 Lahaina, Maui 8 am 5 pm
Jun 16 Nawiliwili, Kauai 8 am 4 pm
Jun 17-21 Cruising the Pacific Ocean    
Jun 22 Los Angeles, California 7 am 9 pm
Jun 23 San Diego, California 8 am 4 pm
Jun 24 Cruising the Pacific Ocean    
Jun 25 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 12 pm 9 pm
Jun 26-27 Cruising the Pacific Ocean    
Jun 28 Huatulco, Mexico 7 am 2 pm
Jun 29 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 11 am 6 pm
Jun 30 Corinto, Nicaragua 9 am 6 pm
Jul 1 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 12 pm 9 pm
Jul 2 Cruising the Pacific Ocean    
Jul 3 Panama Canal Daylight Transit 6 am 5 pm
Jul 4 Cartagena, Colombia 11 am 6 pm
Jul 5 Cruising the Caribbean Sea    
Jul 6 Cruising the Straits of Florida    
Jul 7 Key West, Florida 11 am 5 pm
Jul 8 Miami, Florida Disembark 8 am  

Insignia Lifestyle

Insignia - Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak and custom stone and tile work. Her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Insignia offers every luxury you expect. Four unique, open seating restaurants; a world class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars, and a casino. With just 684 guests to pamper, 400 professionally trained European staff members ensure you will want for nothing. Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

Year Built: 1998
Year Refurbished: 2010
Number of Crew: 400
Officers Nationality: European
Staff Nationality: International
Previous Name: R1
Country of Registry: Marshall Islands
Tonnage: 30,277
Guests(Lowers): 684
Total Guests:
Passenger Decks: 9

Restaurants and Cuisine

Sailing around the globe offers the chance to sample some of the finest cuisine in the world at the very best shoreside restaurants. Sailing around the globe with Oceania Cruises means you will enjoy equally exquisite cuisine onboard the ship. Inspired by the legendary Master Chef Jacques Pépin, who is Executive Culinary Director for Oceania Cruises, the talented chefs onboard Insignia create culinary masterpieces. From Continental classics in the Grand Dining Room to authentic Italian cuisine in Toscana to perfectly prepared steaks and seafood in Polo Grill, the options are nearly endless. Of course, a voyage of this scale must take full advantage of the opportunity to explore world cuisines, so special events will highlight fabulous local fare. Perhaps the buffet in Terrace Café features delicious Thai specialties while cruising the Gulf of Thailand, or a deck party takes on a Polynesian flair as you sail the South Pacific. Regardless of the region, an array of culinary delights awaits you.

Entertainment

While the magnificent worldwide destinations are certainly the star attraction on this grand voyage, you will enjoy an abundance of entertaining activities onboard the ship as well, many designed to further enhance your experiences ashore. A bevy of experts will share personal insights on the history, arts, culture and cuisine of the fascinating ports of call you will visit, so you can experience each to its fullest. Other special guests will be onboard to help celebrate the pure joys of cruising. Enjoy a bridge tournament conducted by a master of the game, listen to a talented pianist interpret a classic concerto or learn the secrets of regional cuisine from a local chef. On days when you wish to simply relax, the luxurious Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, the plush English-style library or a Balinese day bed poolside offer the perfect retreat in which to savor every moment of this wonderful journey.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

Healthy living and spiritual awareness are at the very heart of the Canyon Ranch philosophy. Pushing the boundaries of spa services well beyond the traditional, its award-winning health resorts have been transforming lives since 1979, when the first one was created in Arizona's spectacular Sonoran Desert. Oceania Cruises and Canyon Ranch have recreated that unique, inspiring environment onboard our ships. Through fitness, exquisite Canyon Ranch cuisine and a multitude of healing therapies, you can discover ways to unleash your untapped potential and make positive changes in your life. Of course, the star element of any Canyon Ranch experience is a spa treatment that will leave you wondering how anything could feel quite so perfect.

Lose yourself in deep relaxation with a signature Canyon Stone Massage or perhaps a Thai Massage, which originated in Buddhist monasteries. Ease into the soothing waters of the private, open-air whirlpool spa. All Concierge Level and Suite guests enjoy FREE unlimited access to the beautifully appointed Canyon Ranch SpaClub private Spa Terrace. More opportunities await you in the state-of-the-art fitness center, where you may exercise on the latest fitness equipment or join a class in indoor cycling, aerobics, Pilates or yoga. We encourage you to attend complimentary presentations on how to enhance nutritional balance and spiritual wellness.

Suites and Staterooms

After a day spent exploring the world's delights, your luxurious suite or stateroom provides a welcoming retreat. Designed with an eye for exquisite detail and supreme comfort, our spacious accommodations ensure that you always feel perfectly at home. From the gracious furnishings to the upscale toiletries, every amenity you could imagine is right at your fingertips. Whether you are indulging in the complimentary room service or lounging on the heavenly Prestige Tranquility Bed, this is the ultimate haven in which to relax and recharge.

Value

Exceptional value has always been a hallmark of Oceania Cruises. Beyond the incredible savings of our 2 for 1 Cruise Fares, we feature countless complimentary amenities, and we never charge a dining supplement in our gourmet restaurants. For this magnificent journey around the world, we are offering an even greater value unprecedented in the history of Oceania Cruises. Guests on this voyage receive extraordinary additional savings, from free First Class airfare to a free pre-cruise luxury hotel stay to free onboard laundry, Internet and medical services. Best of all, you can take advantage of this amazing value without the slightest compromise on the quality of the experience. We are committed to exceeding your expectations in every way with the world's greatest destinations, the finest cuisine at sea, luxurious accommodations and impeccable service. When you sail around the globe with Oceania Cruises, the best value in upscale cruising becomes even better.

Early Booking Savings up to 70%

    FULL BROCHURE
FARE
EARLY BOOKING
FARE
SUITES
OS Owner's Suite $300,984 $114,999
VS Vista Suite $265,984 $98,999
PH1 Penthouse Suite $220,984 $78,999
PH2 Penthouse Suite $215,384 $76,999
PH3 Penthouse Suite $212,184 $74,999
CONCIERGE LEVEL
A1 Concierge Level Veranda $183,184 $61,999
A2 Concierge Level Veranda $179,784 $60,999
A3 Concierge Level Veranda $179,784 $58,999
STATEROOMS
B1 Veranda Stateroom $173,784 $57,999
B2 Veranda Stateroom $170,784 $55,999
C1 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom $157,584 $50,999
C2 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom $154,584 $48,999
D Ocean View Stateroom $143,384 $43,999
E Ocean View Stateroom $139,584 $41,999
F Inside Stateroom $135,584 $40,999
G Inside Stateroom $132,584 $39,999

Fares are per person, based on double occupancy and reflect all savings. Cruise-related government fees and taxes are included. Checked baggage fees may apply.

WORLD CRUISE COMPARISON OCEANIA CRUISES CRYSTAL SEABOURN HOLLAND AMERICA
Sail Date 1/10/15 1/15/15 1/4/14 1/4/14
From Miami Miami Los Angeles Ft. Lauderdale
To Miami Miami Venice, Italy Ft. Lauderdale
Length 180 108 116 113
Ports Visited* 89 (49%) 45 (42%) 52 (45%) 39 (35%)
Countries Visited* 44 (24%) 22 (20%) 21 (18%) 31 (27%)
Overnights* 19 (11%) 10 (9%) 11 (9%) 8 (7%)
Days at Sea* 74 (41%) 53 (49%) 55 (47%) 67 (59%)
INCLUSIONS OCEANIA CRUISES CRYSTAL SEABOURN HOLLAND AMERICA
Airfare FREE FIRST CLASS AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED FREE BUSINESS CLASS AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED
Shipboard Credit NOT INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED $2,500 pp $1,000 pp
Pre-Cruise Hotel FREE FREE FREE NOT INCLUDED
Shoreside Events 5 YES 8 1
Luggage FREE 2 FREE FREE
Laundry FREE Up to $500 NOT INCLUDED FREE
Gratuities FREE FREE NOT INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
Internet FREE FREE NOT INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
Medical FREE NOT INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
Visas FREE NOT INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
Embarkation/Disembarkation Port Transfers FREE FREE FREE NOT INCLUDED
CRUISE FARE PER CATEGORY OCEANIA CRUISES CRYSTAL SEABOURN HOLLAND AMERICA
Penthouse $74,999 $80,230 $108,999 $77,599
Cruise Fare PPPD $417 $743 $940 $687
Balcony $55,999 $55,945 $59,999 $41,599
Cruise Fare PPPD $311 $518 $517 $368
Lead $39,999 $42,370 $49,999 $19,999
Cruise Fare PPPD $222 $392 $431 $177

Exclusive Shore Events

OPEN-AIR DINNER AT SWAKOP RIVER CANYON
February 11, 2015

Just beyond Walvis Bay, the Swakop River Canyon has been likened to a moonscape with its unusual rock formations and dry riverbeds seared into the landscape by the glaring sun. Sunset is the most stunning time of day to visit this canyon, as the fading light casts dramatic shadows across the stark environment. Tables draped in linen are an elegant contrast to the glowing desert, and myriad candles surround the festivities, creating an ethereal glow as they reflect off the canyon walls. After a dinner featuring local dishes, the relaxed atmosphere will be enhanced by conversation around a crackling fire.

ROYAL MANDALAY
March 15, 2015 (Option One)

Amarapura, the "immortal city," is a former royal capital and home to Mahagandayon Monastery, one of the largest in Myanmar. Nearby you can cross U Bein's famous teak footbridge, one of the longest wooden bridge in the world. Mandalay, the last royal capital of the Myanmar Empire, was founded by King Mindon in 1859. Visit its most sacred shrine, the Mahamuni Pagoda, where gold leaf is applied regularly to the revered Mahamuni Buddha. The Kuthodaw Pagoda houses the world's largest book, inscribed with the canon of Buddhist scripture. Climb holy Mandalay Hill for a serene view of the beautiful city below.

ANCIENT TEMPLES OF BAGAN
March 16, 2015 (Option Two)

Originally founded in 849 AD, Bagan became the first capital of a unified Myanmar Empire under the reign of King Anawrahta. Home to more than 2,000 religious shrines, it is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and one of the architectural wonders of the world. You will be awed by the details of each monumental masterpiece. Visit the Ananda Temple, the Gubyaukgyi Temple and the Dhammayangyi Temple, the most massive in Bagan.

PRIVATE COCKTAIL PARTY AT
JIM THOMPSON HOUSE

March 27, 2015

Often credited with reviving the Thai silk industry, Jim Thompson retired to Bangkok after serving in World War II and created the Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed at his house, once the city's most celebrated social center. You will be welcomed by an Angkalung band and treated to a fascinating tour of the residence. Enveloped by a beautiful jungle garden, the complex is made up of six Thai-style teak houses. The evening concludes with a cocktail party and an award-winning traditional Thai puppet show.

EXCLUSIVE TOUR & LUNCH AT THE
GREAT WALL OF CHINA

April 15, 2015

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is over 2,000 years old and 5,500 miles long, beginning at the Yellow Sea, crossing five provinces and ending at the Gobi Desert. Guests will experience this incredible landmark in a unique setting. Surrounded by lush greenery, enjoy a delicious lunch in an exclusive venue at the foot of an original section of the wall. After lunch explore the Great Wall of Badaling, the first section of the wall opened to tourists after being restored in 1957.

1940s PATRIOTIC EVENING ABOARD
THE BATTLESHIP MISSOURI

June 14, 2015

Located on historic Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a mere ship-length away from the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri is best known as the site of the end of World War II. Often referred to as "Mighty Mo," the decks of this battleship were where General Douglas MacArthur accepted the official surrender of Japan in September 1945. As the sun sets behind the Waianae mountain range, tour this hallowed vessel and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and patriotic performances of tunes from the 1940s.

 

Shore Excursion Packages

Gain insight into the culture, history and cuisine of the fascinating ports of call you will visit, all at a substantial savings. We have designed packages tailored to your personal preferences in which you can experience each destination to the fullest.

  • UNLIMITED PASSPORT COLLECTION
    • Enjoy unlimited shore excursions throughout the voyage, all for one low price
    • Save up to 40% off regular à la carte prices
    • As an added bonus, receive discounts off Oceania Choice and Exclusive excursions
  • YOUR WORLD COLLECTION
    • Flexibility to custom design your own collection of excursions
    • Save 25% off regular à la carte prices, subject to a minimum number of excursions reserved
 
 

Destination Highlights

WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA
Overnight | February 11-12

Although rimmed by the inhospitable Namib Desert, Walvis Bay boasts a natural lagoon that attracts thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species. Just outside of town, Dune 7 is the highest sand dune in the coastal dune belt and offers an impressive view of the desert. The region also reflects the influence of German settlers who came here over a century ago, as evidenced in the colonial buildings, Lutheran church and charming museum in the nearby town of Swakopmund.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
2 Overnights | February 14-16

Gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city of Cape Town. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the summit and enjoy lunch in the mountaintop café. At the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, you can observe baboons, ostriches and amazing ocean vistas from Cape Point. With two full nights in port, you'll still have plenty of time for a jaunt to Stellenbosch in the heart of South African wine country, where you can taste some of the region's finest vintages.

MAHÉ, SEYCHELLES
Overnight | March 4-5

Gorgeous and romantic, the islands of the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers and nature enthusiasts. Still, it's the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laidback capital of Victoria. Spend a full day relaxing on the white sands and then another day exploring the beautiful cathedrals, fascinating museums and historic clock tower of Victoria.

RANGOON, BURMA (YANGON, MYANMAR)
2 Overnights | March 15-17

In a land of temples, treasures and tumultuous history, Yangon is a city where one could spend days just visiting the magnificent religious sites. See the splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its gigantic reclining Buddha statue measuring more than 200 feet long. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha that were brought from India over 2,000 years ago.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
2 Overnights | March 21-23

Discover the delightful diversity of Singapore, from charming Chinatown to colorful Little India to Arab Street and the massive Sultan Mosque. The Asian Civilisations Museum tells of the many Asian cultures that have influenced Singapore. Gaze at 20,000 beautiful blooms in the National Orchid Garden and observe nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat at the unique Night Safari. For a historical perspective, visit the Kranji War Memorial and the Changi Chapel and Museum, dedicated to those who lost their lives during World War II.

BANGKOK, THAILAND
Overnight | March 27-28

From its golden temples to its bustling markets, the city of Bangkok will delight you at every turn. A massive complex of bejeweled and gilded buildings, the Royal Grand Palace enshrines the famous Emerald Buddha within the temple known as Wat Phra Kaeo. The enormous Reclining Buddha is housed in Wat Pho, the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok and the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. You also shouldn't miss the unique museum displaying the ornately decorated royal barges.

SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY), VIETNAM
Overnight | March 30-31

Now known as Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon has a rich heritage revealed in its lovely pagodas, colonial architecture and broad boulevards. Take an exhilarating ride on a local pedicab through the bustling streets to the vibrant markets of historic Chinatown. Or venture outside the city to one of the most important battlegrounds of the Vietnam War, the vast underground complex of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore the lush countryside of farms, rice paddies and villages with a cruise on the Mekong River.

HANOI (HAY LONG BAY), VIETNAM
Overnight | April 2-3

Cruise amidst the exquisite beauty of Ha Long Bay with its monolithic limestone islands and famous morning mists before traveling along the Red River to Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi. Enjoy the French Colonial architecture and the wonderful Old Quarter. Visit the impressive Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then learn the story of the leader's life at the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Further history is revealed at the remains of Hoa Lo Prison, where American servicemen were held during the Vietnam War.

HONG KONG, CHINA
Overnight | April 5-6

Hong Kong is a unique juxtaposition of the ancient and modern with historic temples wedged amidst gleaming skyscrapers. The lights of the city at night are a spectacle not to be missed. Check out the popular Temple Street Night Market as well as the bustling Stanley Market and the antique shops along Hollywood Road. Cross the channel to Lantau Island to visit the Po Lin Monastery, home of the giant Tian Tan Buddha, and dine at a floating seafood restaurant in Aberdeen.

SHANGHAI, CHINA
2 Overnights | April 10-12

Begin your exploration of this city of contrasts at the waterfront district known as The Bund, where modern structures mingle with classic European architecture. Across the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl Tower offers a bird's-eye view. Visit the impressive art museum and the renowned 16th century Yu Yuan Gardens. To enjoy the city by night, see an acrobatic show or browse in local markets. Multiple days in port also allow time to explore the canals of the famed garden cities of Suzhou or Wuxi.

BEIJING (TIANJIN), CHINA
Overnight | April 14-15

Travel from Tianjin through the North China countryside to see a scenic section of the iconic Great Wall at Huangyaguan. Or hop on a bullet train to Beijing and visit the amazing gates and palaces of the Forbidden City, home to emperors and off-limits to foreigners for hundreds of years. A stroll through infamous Tiananmen Square takes you to landmarks such as the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, the Monument to the People's Heroes and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.

BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA
Overnight | May 3-4

Experience this exquisite island as you explore the lush countryside of terraced rice fields, towering volcanoes and tropical forests. Relax on any number of long, sandy beaches. Numerous temples dot the landscape, such as the Mother Temple of Besakih, the largest and most important Hindu temple in Bali. Perched on the slope of Mount Agung, it offers wonderful panoramic views. Traditional Balinese dance is also part of religious expression in Bali, so be sure to catch a performance of this ancient ritual.

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
Overnight | May 10-11

Sail from Cairns to a section of the Great Barrier Reef where you can view the reef from a glass-bottomed boat or even snorkel amidst the stunning coral and diverse marine life. Travel inland to the magnificent rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which meanders through rugged mountains, spectacular waterfalls and deep ravines. At the Rainforestation Nature Park, you can cuddle a koala and feed freeroaming kangaroos or learn about Aboriginal customs and traditions.

PAPEETE (TAHITI), FRENCH POLYNESIA
Overnight | June 3-4

The island of Tahiti offers spectacular scenery, from pristine beaches to the cascading Faarumai Waterfalls to the Arahoho Blowhole, a geyser spouting from the sea cliff. But you'll also want to explore the interesting history of the island. The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands is one of the finest in the South Pacific, and the Paul Gauguin Museum tells the story of the famous artist so inspired by this land. Ancient history is revealed at the sacred archaeological site of the Arahurahu Marae.

 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • AUSTRALIA
    • Kakadu National Park (Darwin)
    • Great Barrier Reef (Cairns)
    • Wet Tropics of Queensland (Cairns)
    • Gondwana Rainforests (Brisbane)
    • Sydney Opera House
    • Australian Convict Sites (Sydney)
    • Greater Blue Mountains Area (Sydney)
    • Tasmanian Wilderness (Hobart)
  • BENIN
    • Royal Palaces of Abomey
  • BRAZIL
    • Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (Recife)
  • BARBADOS
    • Historic Centre of Macao (Hong Kong)
    • Fujian Tulou (Xiamen)
    • Classical Gardens of Suzhou (Shanghai)
    • West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou (Shanghai)
    • The Great Wall (Bejing/Tianjin)
    • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing
    • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
    • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
    • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (Beijing)
    • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (Beijing)
  • GUATEMALA
    • Antigua Guatemala
  • INDIA
    • Western Ghats (Mangalore/Cochin)
  • INDONESIA
    • Komodo National Park
    • Cultural Landscape of Bali Province
  • KENYA
    • Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests
    • Fort Jesus, Mombasa
  • MALAYSIA
    • Melaka, Historic City of the Straits of Malacca
      (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Kinabalu Park (Kota Kinabalu)
  • MOZAMBIQUE
    • Island of Mozambique
  • NAMIBIA
    • Twyfelfontein ancient rock engravings
  • NICARAGUA
    • Ruins of León Viejo
    • León Cathedral
  • PHILIPPINES
    • Baroque Churches of the Philippines
  • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Robben Island (Cape Town)
    • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (Cape Town)
    • uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (Durban)
  • SOUTH KOREA
    • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
    • Jongmyo Shrine
    • Hwaseong Fortress
    • Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
  • TANZANIA
    • Stone Town of Zanzibar
  • THAILAND
    • Historic City of Ayutthaya (Bangkok)
  • UNITED STATES
    • Everglades National Park (Miami)
    • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hilo)
  • VIETNAM
    • Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of
      Thang Long – Hanoi
    • Ha Long Bay
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