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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.