News Archive - January 2005

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1-28-05 Weekend Cruise News *** Radisson Diamond, the twin-hulled vessel operated by Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, will leave the fleet on June 4, 2005. Built in 1992 Radisson Diamond won many technical awards for its unique twin-hull design over the years. Those booked on Radisson Diamond's previously announced summer and fall sailings will receive a full refund and a future cruise credit of $700 per person. The ship will be renamed and become a casino vessel in Hong Kong.

*** Royal Caribbean International is offering four land packages to pair with its European cruises this year. Four-night land tours visit London and Paris or London and York in conjunction with cruises from Harwich. Tours to Madrid (three nights) and Barcelona or Madrid, Barcelona and Seville (five nights) are available in conjunction with cruises from Barcelona. Akorn, a division of Abercrombie and Kent customized the tours for RCI's passengers. The three to five-night tours are escorted by local tour directors who narrate the journey and assist with additional arrangements, from dinner reservations to show or museum tickets. Also included are four- and five-star hotel accommodations in city centers, breakfast each morning, a farewell group dinner, guided tours of top cultural attractions and free time to pursue individual interests. Tours range in price from $3,199 to $3,949.

*** Carnival Cruise Lines will continue its "Rusty Wallace Cruise" series with a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the 110,000-ton Carnival Valor, December 4 to 11, 2005. The voyage marks the seventh "Rusty Wallace Cruise" hosted by the NASCAR legend. During the cruise, participants will interact with Wallace through a number of invitation-only events, including autograph, question and answer, and photo sessions. In conjunction with Wallace's recent announcement that he is retiring from the racing circuit, a private cocktail reception - "Rusty's Last Call" - and a special farewell ceremony will be held onboard. A wide variety of prizes and memorabilia will be available including complimentary race passes and authentic racing shirts autographed by Wallace. Several racing-themed contests and giveaways will also be held. The cruse sails round-trip from Miami and calls at Nassau, St. Thomas/St. John and St. Maarten.

*** Costa Cruises has a new discount parking program operated by Park 'N' Fly. The program offers up to 40% savings to Air/Sea passengers at more than 30 airports nationwide. Passengers driving to their ship can part at the Park 'N' Fly facility in Ft. Lauderdale for $45/week compared to $84/week in the Port Everglades garage. The Park 'N Fly Network offers frequent shuttles between the parking facility and the airport/port with direct car to terminal service as well as luggage assistance. Reserve and prepay for parking in advance by clicking on the Park 'N Fly Network link in the "Personalize Your Cruise" section of Costa's website www.costacruises.com.

*** Radisson Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Mariner will once again circumnavigate South America in four segments from January 10 to March 13, 2006. Many two day stays in major centers are featured on the itineraries. A new port of call is Pearl Island, in the Pearl Islands chain off Panama's Pacific coast, the location for the TV Series "Survivor - Pearl Islands". The four segments are: Ft. Lauderdale to Manaus (overnight onboard), 12 Nights, January 10, 2006. From Manaus to Buenos Aires (overnight onboard in both ports), 17 Nights, January 22, 2006 calling at Boca da Valeria, Santarem, Fortaleza, Salvador de Bahia, Rio de Janeiro (overnight onboard), Punte del Este, Montevideo. From Buenos Aires (overnight onboard) to Callao, Peru (for Lima), 20 Nights, February 8, 2006 calling at Falkland Islands, cruising Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas (overnight onboard), Puerto Chacabuco, Chilean Fjords, Puerto Montt, Valparaiso (for Santiago), Coquimbo and Pisco. From Callao, Peru (for Lima - overnight onboard) to Ft Lauderdale, 13 Nights, February 28, 2006 calling at Salaverry, Manta, Pearl Island, Panama Canal, Puerto Limon, Santo Tomas and Belize City.

*** Two small ship adventure companies are offering unique sailings this spring and fall. Cruise West's fleet position between Seattle and Juneau in May, June and September. Called Gold Rush Inside Passage, the 10-night cruises trace the route taken to reach the gold strikes in Juneau (1880) and the Klondike (1896). Highlights of the 1,000-mile sailings include wildlife encounters, cruising Tracy Arm to the twin Sawyer Glaciers, visiting the Tongass Rainforest in Juneau, and cruising Glacier Bay National Park with a National Park Service Ranger onboard. Glacier Bay Cruiesline's Wilderness Discoverer will sail the Columbia River this spring and fall on seven-night cruises round-trip from Portland, Oregon. Adventure sports are a highlight of these sailings including several stops for kayaking, jet boating, hiking as well as a winery visit and stops at points of historical and scenic interest. Both companies are offering early booking promotions.

*** Carnival Corporation is donating $3.2 million for tsunami relief. The funds, which include $2.4 million donated by Carnival Corporation & plc and $800,000 raised by the company's 12 cruise lines, will be forwarded to several different international organizations coordinating relief efforts in Asia and Africa. Back to Top

1-21-05 Weekend Cruise News *** Seven Seas Navigator is expected to return to service January 25. The January 18 cruise was cancelled following Monday's small electrical fire. The vessel was en route to Ft. Lauderdale from the Turks and Caicos when the fire broke out. A one hour blackout followed, prompting emergency procedures with passengers held at their indoor muster stations. There were no injuries, however the ship's arrival in Ft. Lauderdale was delayed to Tuesday evening.

*** P&O Cruises has cancelled the World Cruise for Aurora as repairs to the propulsion system have not been successful. The vessel was to have sailed January 9 on the 103-day voyage but has been undergoing repair work in Southampton, England instead. Those passengers who chose to live aboard the ship waiting for the work to be completed have now returned home. They received a full refund plus 25% of the amount they paid for their cruise as credit for a future cruise. The company expects the vessel will return to service prior to the date it was to end its World Cruise and anticipates scheduling shorter replacement cruises.

*** Celebrity Cruises is expanding its "Celebrity Xpeditions" excursion program which offers elite and exotic travel experiences. Celebrity Xpeditions got underway in 2004 with a behind-the-scenes tour of the former headquarters of the KGB and Kremlin in Moscow and a race car driving academy led by professional drivers Justin and Derek Bell in Palm Beach, Florida. The new excursions for 2005 are a "fire and ice" experience in Vancouver, with helicopter and Zodiac tours of the Mt. Garibaldi volcano site and Howe Sound; An aquatic archaeology course in Bermuda from the platform of a 43-foot catamaran; Marlin fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with a tournament-seasoned crew; Underwater exploration and diving adventures culminating in National Geographic diver certification in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; Heli-tours and lava tube cave explorations in Hana, Hawaii; A four-day exploration of the Great Pyramids of Egypt with leading Egyptologists; storybook stays in Switzerland, including hikes beside the majestic Matterhorn; Behind-the-scenes visits of Johnson Space Center and Houston Space Center in Texas, led by distinguished Apollo VII Astronaut Walter Cunningham; The Lost City of the Incas in Machu Picchu; archaeological explorations of the Copan Ruins in Honduras, and tours of isolated Easter Island and its Moai statues carved of volcanic rock.

*** Silversea Cruises is getting ready to launch its new "The Spirit of Exploration" cruises which will have leading explorers onboard to give lectures, meet individually with passengers and accompany them on some shore tours. The first confirmed program will take place aboard Silver Cloud sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in November 27, 2005 and from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso in December 5, 2005. Oceanographer Dr. Don Walsh (Captain US Navy retired) will be the 'Resident Explorer'. The "Walsh Spur", an Antarctic geographic feature, is named after Dr. Walsh who has made over 55 expeditions to the Polar Regions. He holds the world's depth record and has made dives to the Titanic, the German WWII battleship Bismarck and undersea volcanoes near the Azores. Brian Jones, who completed the first circumnavigation of the earth in a hot air balloon, will be the 'Resident Explorer' on Silver Wind from Mahe, Seychelles to Mauritius on November 29, 2005. Another Spirit of Exploration cruise is being arranged with Dr. Joe MacInnis as 'Resident Explorer'. Dr. MacInnis is a medical doctor, undersea explorer and marine conservationist, who led the first team of scientists to dive under the North Pole and was among the first to dive to the Titanic.

*** Two cruise lines are setting new South Pacific itineraries. Celebrity Cruises will send the Summit to Asia and the South Pacific in Februray, 2006 for the line's inaugural sailings in the region. Itineraries have yet to be announced. Holland America will return to Australia later this year. Statendam will sail Australia/New Zealand cruises between Sydney and Auckland during the 2005/2006 season and again at the end of 2006. The 14-night cruises will call at Tauranga (for Rotorua), Napier, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch, Dunedin, Fjordland and Milford Sound in New Zealand; Burnie, Tasmania and Melbourne, Australia. A 16-night Holiday sailing on December 22, 2005 stays overnight in Sydney. The 34-night positioning cruise from San Diego to Auckland sails November 5, 2005 via Cabo San Lucas, Zihuatanejo and Acapulco, Mexico; Manta, Ecuador; Salavery and Callao/Lima, Peru (two days); Easter Island; Papeete, Tahiti and Bora Bora (two nights); Tonga and Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

*** Crystal Cruises has arranged two golf theme cruises for 2005. Golf pro Billy Casper will be joined by Bob Casper aboard Crystal Symphony's August 25 sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark to London, England. The 11-night cruise features optional play at Gleneagles King's Course (Edinburgh, Scotland), Mount Juliet (Belfast, Ireland), Portmarnock Links (Dublin, Ireland), and Royal County Down (Waterford, Ireland). Crystal Serenity's 12-night Canary Islands cruise, October 25, 2005, from Barcelona, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal offers optional play at the Real Club de Campo Malaga (Granada, Spain), Montecastillo Golf Resort (Seville, Spain), Royal Golf Dar Es-Salam (Casablanca, Morocco), Real Club de Golf de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), and Penha Longa Golf Course (Lisbon, Portugal). Crystal Cruises is adding TaylorMade golf clubs to its golf program aboard Crystal Harmony, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Right and left handed TaylorMade clubs are now available for passengers to use while participating in golf clinics, taking instruction from a PGA golf pro, at the putting green, practice cage, and golf driving ranges aboard each ship.

*** A new comedy revue aboard NCL's Norwegian Dawn will feature the sketch and improvisation troupe, The Second City. Brian Morris (Musical Director), Joe Canale, Molly Erdman, Paul Grondy, Kevin McGeehan and Sue Salvi will makeup the touring troupe onboard Dawn. Known for being original and daring, The Second City troupe will create a medley of satirical skits, songs, and improvisation for the revue. In addition to performing one night each sailing, The Second City ensemble will conduct workshops to introduce the art and philosophy of improvisation to passengers. Workshops for children, as part of the Kids Crew program, will introduce youngsters to many of the important principles of improvisation including the value of listening and working as a team. The 2,224-passenger Norwegian Dawn sails year-round from New York to the Caribbean.

*** Peter Deilmann Cruises has released its 106-page 'Great Rivers of Europe' catalogue for 2005. The line has nine ships sailing in 12 countries from late March through early November this year, on the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Elbe, Oder and other rivers. New for 2005 are cruises on the Seine River from Paris with ports of call in Le Havre, Rouen and Vernon (Giverny) aboard the 100-passenger, Cezanne. Also new this year are the multi-country sailings of the five-star Casanova to cities and towns along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and the Danube and cruises by the Frederic Chopin, on the Vltava and Elbe rivers between Prague and Potsdam (Berlin) and the Oder River between Germany and Poland. Deilmann is introducing special interest programs featuring music, golf, gardens and cycling on several of its river cruises. A music cruise on the Mozart in October, escorted garden tours, pre- and post-golf packages and cycling in France, Germany and Austria are among the choices. Cruisetour packages combine river cruises with visits to Paris, London, Venice, Lake Como, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Nice, Lausanne, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Krakow, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Berlin and other European cities. The 12- to 17-day programs include seven to 14 nights of cruising, first class hotels, deluxe rail travel on TGV and Orient Express trains, transfers and shore excursions. Back to Top

1-14-05 Weekend Cruise News *** Clipper Cruise Line is offering a special Super Bowl package aboard Nantucket Clipper due to a last minute charter cancellation. The 100-passenger vessel will be docked at Jacksonville Florida, behind city hall from February 3 to 7, 2005 allowing passengers to enjoy the Super Bowl events. Nantucket Clipper will then set sail February 7 for Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island and St. Augustine, spending a day in each port before returning to Jacksonville on February 10. Packages range from $3,530 to $5,580 per person. Super Bowl tickets are not included. Hotel accommodation in Jacksonville has been sold out for some time so Nantucket Clipper is a welcome addition to the Super Bowl fleet.

*** Five other cruise ships are scheduled to serve as floating hotels at this year's "Super Bowl on the River" in Jacksonville, Florida next month. Radisson's Seven Seas Navigator, Holland America's Volendam, Zaandam and Zuiderdam and Carnival Miracle will berth along the St. Johns River for the event. Cruise ships will start arriving on Wednesday, February 2 and depart on Monday, February 7. They will accommodate more than 7,000 people and also serve as restaurants and night clubs for NFL guests. For information on cruise ship lodging, dining and entertainment packages visit the Super Bowl's Host Committee web site at www.jacksonvillesuperbowl.com or call (904) 493-7239.

*** Carnival Glory achieved a perfect score on her latest U.S. Public Health inspection. The 110,000-ton vessel received a perfect 100 score for the second time in the past three inspections. In the other inspection, the vessel scored a 97. The United States Public Health Service evaluates 42 items in the areas of proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, overall galley cleanliness, and potable water supplies used in spas and pools. The unannounced inspections are conducted twice a year and are required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. During the past year, Carnival's average score fleetwide was 93.

*** P&O Cruises Aurora has not yet sailed on her 104-day World Cruise scheduled to depart last Sunday. The electrical propulsion system broke down during the last cruise and delayed boarding for the World Cruise to Monday afternoon. The ship sailed Tuesday for sea trials off the Isle of Wight. The problem was not fixed, however, and the ship had to return to Southampton. Engineers have now discovered the cause of the engine problem but repairs will not be complete until Tuesday January 18 at the earliest. Passengers have been invited to live onboard during the repairs and disembark and re-embark when they please. Free drinks are available in bars and restaurants and a full schedule of entertainment is underway. Assistance is being given to passengers who wish to return home during repairs and those wishing to cancel their cruise have been offered a full refund.

*** Brooklyn's new cruise terminal is expected to be ready for passengers by the end of 2005. On Wednesday, a new agreement was announced to develop piers 11 and 12 in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn for cruise ships at a cost of $30 million. Carnival and NCL will sail from the new facility.

*** Crystal Cruises has eight Health & Fitness cruises planned for 2005. Onboard Crystal Harmony, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity for the special sailings will be nutrition and fitness experts from the Cleveland Clinic, professionals from the Tai Chi Cultural Center as well as fitness instructors, writers and lecturers. Each of the Health & Fitness cruises will offer specialized instruction in either yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi. Crystal's Health & Fitness series kicks off with a seven-night Tai Chi sailing aboard Crystal Symphony on March 17, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale to the Western Caribbean which is on special from $1,695 per person, a better than 2-for-1 fare.

*** Radisson Seven Seas Cruises' first Yoga cruise departs February 24, 2005 when Seven Seas Mariner sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale for the Western Caribbean. The seven-night sailing features Michael Lechonczak and Robin Whitney Levine, a New York City-based husband and wife yoga team. Their daily onboard program will offer a variety of options for men and women, yoga beginners and experts of all ages and includes sessions on meditation and aromatherapy. Per person prices for the yoga cruise start from $2,198, including two-for-one savings, a complimentary one-category suite upgrade, all shipboard gratuities, an in-suite bar set-up, wine with dinner, and yoga program.

*** The World has a new web site for those interested in buying or renting a suite onboard: www.aboardtheworld.com . The vessel is the world's only private residential community at sea. The 2005 route includes visits to the Greek Isles, French Riviera, Iceland and Canada's Goose Bay, and the cities of New York, Montreal and Barcelona. The World will make 20 days of unannounced stops called "Captain's Choice" day trips. The vessel will also be the featured host of a 15-night, $13,000 British Open Golf Tour that begins July 9 which includes tickets to the last two days of the British Open at St. Andrews and many other benefits. Rental suites start at $1,000 per night for a couple with a minimum stay of six nights. Back to Top

1-11-05 Princess Drops Spa Program Steiner Leisure announced a contract renewal for Princess Cruises to operate all the cruise line's on-board spas, including those aboard Caribbean Princess and Sapphire Princess and all other vessels in the fleet. Princess The cruise line took over spa operations aboard Caribbean and Sapphire and announced it would follow with its ships, but those plans are apparently dead in the water. Back to Top

1-10-05 New Arctic Cruise Line Cruise North Expeditions is a new expedition company specializing in excursions to the Canadian Arctic with air, sea and land packages starting at $2,590 per person, double occupancy. The company is wholly owned by the Inuit people, an indigenous people of the Canadian Arctic previously known as Eskimos. The seven-night Arctic cruises, scheduled from July 10 through Sept. 4, 2005, will be accompanied by an Expedition team and lecturers. Itineraries will include visits to ancient Inuit archaeological sites, a traditional Inuit community feast, Drum dancing and throat singing. Cruises will showcase the region's flora and fauna including polar bears, walrus, whales, seals and muskox plus Inuit archaeological sites. Cruise North's 48-passenger ice-class ship, the akademik Shokalskiy, will be the only passenger ship to dock in the Canadian Arctic with cruises starting in Kuujjuaq at the northern limit of the great Boreal Forest. The cruise package includes a two-hour flight from Montreal to Kuujjuaq on Cruise North's sister company First Air, Canada's airline of the North for more than 50 years. Thus, with Cruise North, the Arctic wildlife experience begins immediately without extra travel days at sea. For additional information visit Cruise North's web site: http://www.cruisenorthexpeditions.com. Reservations and additional information may be obtained by calling (866) 263-3220 Back to Top

1-7-05 Weekend Cruise News *** Costa Cruises will welcome another new ship in spring 2007 and lose a ship this year. The new, 112,000-ton, 3,800-passenger vessel will join sister ship Costa Concordia for year-round Mediterranean cruising. Concordia is currently under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yards at Genoa, Italy for delivery in spring, 2006. The Costa Tropicale, (formerly the Tropicale of Carnival Cruise Lines) has been sold to P&O Cruises Australia and will sail as the Pacific Star from October, 2005. Itineraries will be released later this month.

*** Carnival Cruise Lines is the latest company to offer passengers online booking for shore excursions. More than 1,000 different shore excursion choices are available in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, Canada, New England and Europe. The description of each excursion includes activity level, duration, and pricing. To access the new booking engine at www.carnival.com, passengers must be registered on the site and have a fully deposited cruise booking. Payment is made by credit card. Passengers receive a confirmation of their booking and shore excursion tickets are delivered to their stateroom on embarkation day. Online shore excursion orders can be made from 180 days up to five days prior to departure date. Excursions can also be booked at the shore excursion desk once onboard.

*** Star Clippers' luxury sailing ship, Star Flyer, will homeport in Singapore instead of Phuket, Thailand until at least mid-February. The vessel will sail round-trip from Singapore on seven-night "Highlights of Malaysia" cruises on Jan.8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 2005 calling at Pangkor Island, Langkawi, Penang and Malacca. It will then return to Phuket for its scheduled cruises to Thailand and Malaysia until March 26. Star Flyer then sails a 37-night positioning voyage to Athens, her homeport for Eastern Mediterranean cruises to October.

*** Norwegian Sea will be leaving the NCL fleet after her July 22 Panama Canal cruise instead of in May as originally announced. 10 additional Western Caribbean sailings from Houston depart Saturdays and call at Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Belize City, Belize and Cancun, Mexico through July 16. Then, the ship will sail an abbreviated Western Caribbean itinerary which does not call at Roatan. The two-week Panama Canal from Houston to Los Angeles departs July 22, 2005 and calls at Cozumel; Cartagena, Columbia; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. From there, the 1988-built Norwegian Sea will be transferred into the Star Cruises fleet. Between 2005 and 2009, NCL plans to transfer its other mid-size middle-aged ships to Star Cruises.

** Silversea Cruises has released the names of the guest chefs for its Relais & Châteaux Culinary Arts theme cruises in 2005. The culinary enrichment program showcases the artistry of award-winning chefs from around the world and features food and wine pairings, creative regional dishes, and a five-course grand gourmet dinner. Throughout the voyages, the guest chef and Silversea's executive chef are on hand to share their culinary expertise and answer any questions. There are 11 culinary cruises in 2005 from January to November:

  • Silver Shadow, Jan 19, 2005, 12 nights, Acapulco to Callao. Guest Chef: Joachim Koerper, Michelin Two Star Girasol, Moraira (Alicante), Spain.
  • Silver Wind, Feb 15, 2005, 15 nights, Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Guest Chef: Alois Vanlangenaeker, Il San Pietro Hotel (Michelin Star restaurant), Positano (Campania), Italy.
  • Silver Shadow, March 7, 2005, 16 nights, Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon. Guest Chef: Marc Fosh, Read's Hotel (Michelin Star restaurant), Santa María, (Mallorca), Spain.
  • Silver Whisper, April 1, 2005, 14 nights, Barbados to Lisbon. Guest Chef: Maxime Deschamps, Le Gaïac Restaurant at Le Toiny Hotel, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies.
  • Silver Shadow, April 2, 2005, 10 nights, Monte Carlo to Rome. Guest Chef: Franz Faeh, Grand Hotel Park, Gstaad, Switzerland.
  • Silver Shadow, April 12, 2005, 10 nights, Rome to Venice. Guest Chef: Paul Wade, Mobil Four Star Montagna at The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado.
  • Silver Wind, Jul 11, 2005, 7 nights, Palma de Mallorca to Monte Carlo. Guest Chef: Rick Tramonto, Mobil Four Star / AAA Five Diamond Tru, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Silver Whisper, Aug 29, 2005, 12 nights, London (Southampton) to Boston. Guest Chef: Robert Carter, Mobil Four Star / AAA Four Diamond Peninsula Grill at Planters Inn, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Silver Whisper, Oct 21, 2005, 12 nights, Montreal to Fort Lauderdale. Guest Chef: Marc Latulippe, Kingsbrae Arms, St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
  • Silver Cloud, Oct 31, 2005, 12 nights, Barbados to Manaus. Guest Chef: Eyvind Hellstrøm, Michelin Two Star Bagatelle, Oslo, Norway.
  • Silver Whisper, Nov 11, 2005, 9 nights, Barbados to Fort Lauderdale. Guest Chef: Neil Hitchen, Terrace Restaurant at Cobblers Cove, Bridgetown, Barbados.

*** Crystal Cruises 2006 deployment includes 97 cruises ranging from a three-day sampler to new seven-day itineraries and a 106-day World Cruise. Crystal Harmony, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will visit a record 214 ports in 82 countries with more overnight stays in port than ever before. New itineraries are scheduled in Alaska, Canada/New England, South America and the Baltic. Crystal Serenity will sail her first-ever Baltic cruises, including a new cruise to the Arctic Circle while Crystal Harmony sails an exotic Christmas/New Year cruise to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Seventeen maiden calls are scheduled throughout the year, including Ayr, Scotland; Pisco, Peru; Tripoli, Libya; and Gijon, Spain.

*** Radisson's 700-passenger Seven Seas Voyager set sail from Los Angeles, Wednesday, on her sold out, 107-night World Cruise. The vessel's 2006 World Cruise is set to depart on Jan. 10, 2006; a 109-night voyage from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale, calling at 45 ports in 28 countries on five continents. The route takes Voyager to French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal, Bermuda and the Bahamas before reaching Ft. Lauderdale on April 28. Maiden calls will be made at Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma) and Tripoli, Libya. Six segments are available: Los Angeles to Sydney, 22 nights, January 10, 2006; Sydney to Hong Kong, 21 nights, February 2, 2006; Hong Kong to Singapore, 14 nights, February 24, 2006; Singapore to Dubai, 15 nights, March 10, 2006; Dubai to Civitavecchia (Rome), 17 nights, March 26, 2006; Civitavecchia to Ft. Lauderdale, 15 nights, April 13, 2006.Back to Top

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