Adriatic coast cruise

This cruise down the Adriatic Coast is designed for foodies looking to indulge on their holidays. While floating down the Croatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik stopping along the way over the course of a week, you will be treated to gourmet meals along the way. You will be served typically Croatian lunches, and dinners will be cooked by a French chef serving gastronomic fare.

Adriatic coast cruise

Beach paradise Fiji

Beach paradise Fiji

Swim with sharks and manta rays, share a kava ceremony with the Chief and local villagers, participate in “Meke” dances, and taste an authentic lovo feast with food cooked underground. Fish, dive and learn the “Bula” dance with your fantastic crew and celebrate life with a true slice of paradise!

See the dramatic changes in landscape, right from the little palm-covered Mamanucas, to the rugged, majestic southern Yasawa Islands to the vivid Blue Lagoon, framed by picture-perfect beaches. Visit a remote Yasawa Island village and be part of a traditional kava ceremony, enjoy a “meke” performance and browse the village market.

Yacht cruise through Greek Islands

Yacht cruise through Greek Islands

Succumb to the charms of Eternal Greece during an 8-day cruise. With Athens as the departure point, gear up for an unforgettable sailing experience discovering exceptional islands and cities. You will sail through the Cyclades archipelago with a stop at Paros and Mykonos. You will continue onto the Dodecanese archipelago where you will discover the medieval city of Rhodes, with its impressive walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will sail onto Crete, which lies between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Your cruise will conclude with the exploration of two of Greece’s major sites, from Napflio: the Mycenae ruins and the Epidaurus theatre, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Map of cruise through Greek Islands

FIeld of tulips in holland and windmill in background tulip season

FIeld of tulips in holland and windmill in background tulip season

Admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum on this 10-day Tulips & Windmills cruise. They can explore Hoorn’s seafaring heritage, Arnhem’s World War II history and Antwerp’s Renaissance splendor. See colorful farmland as Dutch tulips come into bloom. Sample Belgian beers and chocolates. Roam Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park. The treasures of Holland and Belgium await them on this roundtrip Amsterdam cruise.

Witness the splendor of Holland’s tulips in spring and visit beautifully preserved medieval cities in Belgium. This tour is offered between March to May 2019. 

Shanghai skyline

Shanghai skyline

This 14-day itinerary is a fascinating combination of China from the Middle Kingdom to now with a four-day land tour of key sites and an 11-day voyage from Beijing (Tianjin) to Hong Kong with stops in Japan and Taiwan. It all begins with a tour of key sites including Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven and the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. A day at sea gives guests a chance to recharge and prepare for a stop in Qingdao. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, this seaside town was colonized by Germany which brought the beer making tradition that sparked the creation of Tsingtao Beer, a perfect complement to local spicy noodle and duck dishes. The Tao religion also came into being here. Another day at sea allows time for pampering or a workout before an overnight stop in Shanghai.

Map of itinerary for cruise from Beijing down to Hong Kong

Shanghai is a bustling city with towers along the Bund that rival any world capital, shopping for every taste and a culinary tradition with modern flourish. It is on to Ishigaki Island in Japan where swimming is not allowed, but glass bottom boats provide a window onto the colorful fish and distinctive blue reefs. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is the next stop where old and new is definitely the order of the day. Participate in a Chinese Kong Fu tea ceremony, visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, The Confucius Temple or Taipei 101 which is not a class on world affairs but a 1,671-foot tall skyscraper. The tour concludes in Hong Kong packed with things to do and dim sum to sample, but the tram to Victoria Peak is a must for the expansive view.

Rhine Country River boat cruise

Rhine Country River boat cruise

An unforgettable experience full of immersive educational and historic sites that will leave you inspired and enlightened about the possibilities of traveling with the leader in WWII educational travel for true WWII history buffs.

Alaska beauty mountains flowers view

Alaska beauty mountains flowers view

On this 8-day Southeast Alaska cruise, enjoy the largest staterooms in the industry with modern amenities and private balconies that provide a front row seat to Alaska’s majestic wildlife and spectacular scenery. At a capacity of only 175 guests, this new ship is the only fully stabilized small ship in the region and can sail into unique ports inaccessible to larger vessels.
Along with this cruise, complimentary excursions and unique experiences, including exclusive access into Glacier Bay and a Valley of the Eagles Nature Tour in Haines are available. A guest favorite is the Hot Chocolate Bar on the sun deck, available as you cruise under the beauty and grandeur of Tracy Arm’s vertical cliffs.

Lighthouse overlooking the New England Coast

Lighthouse overlooking the New England Coast

Enjoy cruising along North America’s stunning East Coast as the M/V Victory II traces historic sites from the Tea Party-era buildings of Boston to the hilltop citadel in Halifax. Along the way, you’ll experience the postcard – pretty sites in the United States as well as Canada’s Atlantic Ocean ports. Explore galleries in lively Provincetown, and revel in the old-world elegance of Newport’s summer home mansions. Tour the first Pilgrim settlement in Plymouth and the old port waterfronts of Portland. Then sail to Bar Harbor, the gateway to the mountains, and the spectacular cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park, before arriving in Halifax.

Kuching Malaysia

Kuching Malaysia

This 17-day voyage begins with a three-day immersion in the wonders of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat before a 14-day cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong. After a day at sea, search for the perfect cat sculpture in the busy markets of Kuching, Malaysia. Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei is next offering a choice of exploring the waterfront food scene or venturing to 600-year-old Kampong Ayer on the Brunei River where life takes place on stilted boardwalks and in stilted shacks.

map of cruise itinerary from siem reap to manila

At Kota Kinabalu guests can learn about Borneo’s rarest birds, mammals and amphibians at Kinabalu Park. Moving onto the Phillippines the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River fascinates, Coron offers snorkeling over coral reefs and wartime wreckage, and Boracay is a classic beach getaway. An overnight call at Manila allows plenty of time to explore, reflect at the grand Manila Cathedral, before dancing the night away. Bask on the beach at one of the exclusive resorts of the Hundred Islands on the way to the tour’s conclusion in Hong Kong. Star Legend docks directly in the harbor making access to the Victoria Peak tram and any number of local historic, culinary, cultural or shopping attractions easy.

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

This 14-day itinerary brings together three of the region’s powerhouses with a tour that begins in Beijing with four days of land explorations. Guests start their tour with some of the world’s most expansive architectural creations including the Forbidden City, the 9,999-room compound that 14 emperors called home and the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park that gives travelers perspective on the local life of the city. Tiananmen Square may be familiar to many but this public plaza, one of the largest in the world, holds much that guests have not imagined, including Chairman Mao’s mausoleum.

A map showing the itinerary of the cruise going from Tokyo to Beijing

Next is a visit to the Great Wall, the longest man-made structure in the world. Guests will also visit the Terracotta Warriors, the vast army sculpted to accompany China’s first emperor into the afterlife, before embarking on the 11-day voyage to Tokyo. Setting out from Beijing (Tianjin) there are two days at sea allowing time to relax, enjoy the spa, visit the Bridge and participate in informative lectures and briefings. Karatsu, Japan is the first port. Karatsu is known for its pottery which is produced across 60 local studios. From here the tour proceeds to an overnight call in Busan, South Korea. Take in the 7th century Beomeosa Temple on Geumjeongsan Mountain for its history and for the breathtaking view out onto the sea. Busan is a bustling city to rival Seoul, with a beach and creative food scene. The itinerary heads back to Japan with opportunities to visit what remains of a period building known now as the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima; take in a sweeping 360-degree view of Kyoto from the Umeda Sky Building; and dive into the bustle of the fish market in Shimizu (the gateway to Mount Fuji). The tour concludes in Tokyo where everything – food, fashion, tea, art, culture – is the epitome of Asia’s modernity.

Taste Moselle Rieslings and visit the wine town of Bernkastel-Kues on this 12-day Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary. Discover ancient Roman Trier and enjoy scenic cruising past Sankt Goar, home to Rhinefels Castle, the largest fortress on the Rhine. Also visit the quiet German town of Speyer and picturesque Strasbourg. Vineyard-flanked slopes and historic cities, along with hotel stays in Paris and Zürich, make this cruisetour irresistible.

Paris to Swiss Alps Cruise Itinerary

 

View of Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes

View of Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes

Embark on a thrilling expedition along North America’s historic five Great Lakes, Victorian-era towns rich with seafaring history, and remote islands with spectacular wildlife viewing, and fascinating local cultures. The Great Lakes make up the largest body of freshwater in the world. The 10-day Great Lakes Grand Discovery cruise immerses you in the history of America’s Westward expansion.

map of cruise of great lakes

Cruise China and Yangtze River sunset

Cruise China and Yangtze River sunset

This wonderful trip will give the first time visitors to China an excellent overview of all the fascinating sights and sounds that China has to offer including 3 nights in Beijing, 2 nights in Xian (Terra Cotta Warriors), 1 night in Chongqing, 3 night Yangtze River Cruise aboard the newest and most deluxe 5-star vessel – the M/S President 8, and 3 nights in Shanghai. The trip includes 3 intra China domestic flights from Beijing to Xian, Xian to Chongqing, and Yichang to Shanghai, but does not include international airfare.  Twenty-seven meals are included – 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 6 dinners.  English speaking tour/cruise director, English speaking guides in each city, and English speaking guides while on the ship are included.

China and Yangzte River Cruise

Buddha at Angkor Wat

Buddha at Angkor Wat

This 15-day itinerary immerses guests in a thoughtful journey from Cambodia to Thailand to Vietnam to survey Southeast Asia’s best ports, dramatic coastal sights and ancient temples. The tour begins in Cambodia with a boat tour of the floating village of Chong Khneas, both Vietnamese and Khmer, before receiving a traditional water blessing from the monks at Wat Atvea. Sunrise over Angkor Wat is a universally inspirational experience and the guided walking tour that follows illuminates the stories of the temples and provides context for the Hindu and Buddhist gods. At Ta Prohm (of ‘Tomb Raider’ fame) visitors will see the haunting art as nature has taken back the temple. Throughout this day guests will see the best of Khmer art and culture through sculptures and bas reliefs mingling visions of Vishnu and Buddha.

map of itinerary for cruise between hong kong going down to southeast asia and a stop at angkor wat

A quick flight to Bangkok allows guests to take in highlights including Wat Pho and the reclining Golden Buddha, five and a half tons of 83 percent pure gold. The tour departs Bangkok on a 12-day cruise to Vietnam before ending in Hong Kong. The first call is an overnight at Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) where, because of its small size, the ship docks near the city center. Choose between exploring the Mekong Delta and village life in the countryside or visit Vietnam War landmarks. Nha Trang, a lovely seaside city brushed by crystalline water, draws visitors into its open-air markets.

The next overnight call is at Da Nang (Hoi An/Hue) where three UNESCO sites are must-sees. The Cham people were the ancient rulers of Vietnam and My Son Sanctuary is its most important Champa ruin, Hue is the country’s spiritual heart and Hoi An, a tranquil 16th century trading town, together these provide real insight into the country’s history. A day at sea allows time for a spa break, time in the library or learning more on board about the customs and cuisine of the region before arriving for an overnight in Hanoi (Halong Bay) where guests can explore its surreal beauty aboard a traditional junk. Star Legend docks in the center of Hong Kong’s harbor to conclude and guests are free to ascend Victoria Peak or take the fast ferry to Macau as they wish.