Day 1 - Depart Miami
Step on board and get ready to dance the night away at the sail away party
Day 2 - Day at Sea
Take some time to relax in your cabin, sip a poolside cocktail, and enjoy all of the fabulous amenities the ship has to offer.
Day 3 - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Your first port of call is a choose your adventure type of destination. Founded in the early 1500s but the infamous explorer, Christopher Columbus, the island was once home to the Indigenous Taino peoples. This culturally rich island is also an adventure hub for those who want to get zip over treetops, hike through the dense rainforest, or kayak crystalline waters.
Day 4 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Spend the morning wandering through San Juan’s Old Town, and admiring sea views from the 500-year-old walls. Grab lunch at any number of chic rooftop restaurants, and enjoy your freshly mixed mojito overlooking the cityscape. Opt for a tour of the Bacardi Rum Factory, or spend the day lounging around one of Puerto Rico’s beautiful beaches.
Day 5 - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Famous for its incredible diving wrecks and coral reefs, the pristine beaches of St’ Croix will quickly become a favorite port of call. Take an island tour and visit the seven-acre Christiansted National Historic Site, the site of several colonial buildings dating back to the Spanish occupation.
Day 6 - St. Johns, Antigua
Welcome to the island of 365 beaches. Antigua’s seemingly endless coves, lagoons, and coves make it the perfect stop for anyone looking to steal a few quiet moments on a beautiful beach. Swim and snorkel with stingrays, or take a catamaran tour around the island. Visit English Harbour and tour the historic Nelson’s Dockyard.
Day 7 - St. Kitts & Nevis
This proud island duo is home to some of the most authentic cuisine in the Caribbean. Dotted with the ruins of sugar plantations, complete with carpeted mountains, white beaches, and lush rainforests. Whether you spend your time traversing the islands on well-worn trails or mingling with locals in town, you may not want to come home.
Day 8 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Travel to France and the Netherlands in a matter of minutes on this beautiful Island. The French and Dutch have enjoyed a peaceful coexistence here in St. Maarten since the 17th century. For beachcombers, pull up a chair and umbrella at Orient Beach and enjoy some people watching. Some of the most exciting wrecks in the Caribbean are just offshore for those seeking some adventure. And stay for lunch, Caribbean fusion is at its finest in St. Maarten.
Day 11 - Arrive Miami
Departing from Miami, this fun-filled Eastern Caribbean cruise has you dancing through San Juan’s beautiful Old Town, snorkeling in St. Croix’s warm turquoise waters, and sunbathing on the white sandy beaches of Antigua. Don’t forget to scoop up your favorite rum brands on
St. Maarten on your way home.
There is nowhere else on earth like the Galapagos Islands, which is exactly why it should be your next cruising destination. The Galapagos is home to some of the most unique plant and animal species on the planet, but Darwin didn’t know that until he arrived in 1835. Darwin cataloged over 1500 species, including the giant tortoise, marine iguanas, and blue-footed
boobies. So grab your photography gear, and your best hiking shoes, because it’s time to do some time traveling back to where the theories of planetary evolution began.
● 11 Nights of Luxury Cruising
● 3 Nights in Quito
● Visit 8 Different Islands
● Tortoise Breeding Center & Charles Darwin Research Station
Day 1 - Quito
You will be greeted at the airport by a cruise representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free evening to settle in and explore the city.
Day 2 - Quito
Enjoy a fascinating tour of Ecuador’s capital. Today, you’ll visit the Intiñan Solar Museum and get to firmly plant your feet on the equator. Other stops around this sky-high city will include the La Compañia Church and the monastery of San Francisco. Lunch and sumptuous welcome dinner included.
Day 3 - Baltra Island & Daphne Island
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Baltra Island. Once a military base for the United States, Baltra is where you’ll be hopping in a tender to meet your Galapagos cruise. Kick-off your Galapagos adventure with an encounter with a colony of world-famous blue-footed boobies. Their baby blue flippers are unmistakable, but did you know their name translates into “Bobo” which means ‘stupid’. This name isn’t a reflection of their intelligence but rather their comfort and tameness around humans.
Day 4 - Santiago Island & Rabida Island
Landscape photographers will love this top as it represents the geographical diversity of the Galapagos. This is an ideal place to take a dip and do some snorkeling. Galapagos fur seals can be found sunbathing on the beaches while shorebirds frolic in the surf. The distinctive red sands contrast with volcanic landscapes on this wild island. Visit a semi-settled colony of pelicans, as well as shorebirds and comical sea lions. Rabida Island is also an ideal swimming and snorkeling stop.
Day 5 - Isabela Island (Elizabeth Bay & Tagus Cove)
Spend the day cruising around the largest island in the Galapagos. The quiet coves and inlets provide shelter for a number of birds, seal colonies, and an impressive mangrove forest. Keep your eyes peeled for Galapagos hawks, doves, and cormorants. This is also a popular area for whale and shark sightings. It’s hard to believe that these spectacular volcanic and panoramic views of Tagus Cove were once home to whalers and marauding
pirates. Tap into your adventurous side and head out from the ship on a kayaking or snorkeling expedition.
Day 6 - Santiago Island & Bartolomé Island
Santiago Island looks as if it was hand-sculpted. The smooth, yet craggy volcanic formations make for incredible photos. You’ll feel like you’re walking around a science fiction landscape. This stop is best enjoyed in the mornings as the sun heats up the black rock rather quickly making for a toasty stroll. If you’ve ever seen postcards of the Galapagos, they’re likely images of Bartolomé Island. The blend of volcanos, patches of greenery, and gold sandy
beaches. The waters that surround this island are cold and mineral-rich, providing a food source to a wide range of species.
Day 7 - Santa Cruz Island & North Seymour Island
On Santa Cruz, you’ll find glittering white sands and bright pink flamingoes. It’s also a key region for nesting Pacific green sea turtles. On North Seymour Island, the distinctive red pouch of the frigate bird cannot be missed. This island is home to the largest colony of frigate birds in the Galapagos. If you’re up for some deep water snorkeling, North Seymour is a great jumping-off point for that.
Day 8 - San Cristobal Island
Your first stop will be at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, a small town with a charming interpretive center. Enjoy a bit of shopping and some mingling with the locals before heading to Punta Pitt. This stop is unique because it’s one of the few places on earth you can view every species of Boobie; the Blue, Red, and Nazca.
Day 9 - Santa Cruz Island
Saving the best for last, Puerto Ayora is where you get to visit the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center, one of the most important animal conservation programs on earth. The island is also home to the Charles Darwin Research Station and you will have the opportunity to visit.
Day 10 - Quito
Disembark and head to your hotel for the night. Transfer to the airport in the morning for your return flight home.
Spend 13 blissful nights sailing from one exciting port city to the next on this incredible Mediterranean itinerary. Depart from the sultry city of Barcelona, and sail along the coast to the sun-kissed beaches of Palma de Mallorca. Next up, find yourself frolicking through lavender fields in Provence, and shopping the finest boutiques in Nice. Endless fine art galleries, busy piazzas, and delicious espresso stops await in Rome and Florence. And if all of that European finery wasn’t enough, you’ll find yourself strolling through Dubrovnik’s Old Town, sunbathing on Slovenia's Riviera, and ending your journey in romantic Venice.
13 Nights in comfortable luxury
9 Exciting Ports of Call
Visit Spain, France, Italy, Croatia & Slovenia
Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain
Add on an extra day or two, and explore the treasures of Barcelona’s most iconic neighborhoods. Take a stroll along Las Ramblas, and be sure to visit the Catedral de Barcelona as well as the near-finished Sagrada Familia. Take yourself on a food tour through La Boqueria, Barcelona’s oldest market. And finally, no visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the Picasso Museum, and Park Güell, an homage to the late great Antoni Gaudi.
Day 2 - Palma De Mallorca, Spain
This charming little Roman and Moorish town is the perfect place to wander on a sunny afternoon. You’ll love the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art for art enthusiasts. Palma’s Old Town is a photographer’s dream with its cobblestone alleys, and don’t forget to stop in at the Bellver Castle, a stunning Gothic, circular style castle.
Day 3 - Sea Day
Spend your day at leisure enjoying the ship’s fantastic onboard amenities.
Day 4 - Provence (Toulon), France
Head to the Mont Faron cable car, and soar up 584 meters up to enjoy panoramic views of Toulon and beyond. You’ll find locals strolling about buying produce and flowers from daily markets strewn about town in the town below. And if you listen closely, you’ll catch Italian-French accents, a unique characteristic of this region of France.
Day 5 - Nice (Villefranche), France
Royals, movie stars, famous artists, and anyone with social stature have all called the French Riviera home, if only for a few nights. This ultra-luxe port of call practically demands self-indulgence. Be sure to catch a glimpse of original works by Chagall, Monet, and Renoir in one of the various museums around town.
Day 6 - Florence/Pisa, Italy
Step off the ship into Livorno, the jumping-off point for the ultimate Italian trifecta: Tuscan wine country, Pisa, and beautiful Florence. Florence transports you back in time to the birthplace of the Renaissance. Pisa, home to the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa, is also a favorite stop for architecture lovers interested in Gothic works. And for wine lovers, consider a day trip to the heart of wine country where you can sip under the warm Tuscan sun.
Day 7 - Rome, Italy
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but spending a day in port is just enough time to give you a taste of how incredible the world’s most famous city truly is. With so much ground to cover, narrow your list down to a few sights to explore. The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City is a must-do excursion. The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, and the ancient neighborhood of Trastevere are also options you may want to consider.
Day 8 - Sea Day
Spend your day at leisure enjoying the ship’s fantastic onboard amenities.
Day 9 - Rome
Taranto is the quintessence of Italian life by the sea. After a meandering stroll around the Old Town, stop in at a seaside cafe and enjoy seafood caught just hours before it hits your plate. If you haven’t had your fill of archaeological sites, there are plenty not far outside of the city. And for Museum lovers, Taranto is home to the world’s largest collection of Greek terracotta figurines.
Day 10 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik has always been the jewel of the Mediterranean but it has enjoyed renewed fame when the fictional city of King’s Landing became the most famous kingdom in the world. The old walled city of Dubrovnik isn’t just beautiful, it's a cultural kaleidoscope with influences from the Slavs, the Romans, Greeks, French, and Hungarians.
Day 11 - Sea Day
Spend your day at leisure enjoying the ship’s fantastic onboard amenities.
Day 12 - Split, Croatia
Prepare for a full day of culture in this beautiful town. Split’s Old City has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and once you step foot inside the Diocletian Palace, you’ll understand why. You don’t have to go to Rome to see the world’s best-preserved Roman ruins, just be sure to visit the Cathedral of St. Dominus is breathtaking.
Day 13 - Koper, Slovenia
Your final port of call is Koper, a charming, post-card perfect town perched on the pebbled shores of the Adriatic Sea. Throw on your walking shoes because there are a number of sights you’re going to want to tick off your list. The Postojna Caves are a must-see and can be explored by train. And if you’re feeling up for a proper hike with panoramic views, there are plenty of scenic trails to explore north of Koper Bay.
Day 14 - Venice
Disembark in Venice. Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay, and spend a few nights in the romantic ‘City of Canals’.
RIVER CRUISE - LYON TO PROVENCE
From visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Gothic cathedrals to enjoying wine tastings, and experiencing Van Gogh’s legacy, this 7-night luxury river cruise attends to all senses. Sip, sample, and marvel your way through some of the most beautiful cities and towns in Europe, while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.
Day 1 - Lyon
Embark on your river ship. Unpack, mingle with fellow travelers and prepare for your day in Lyon tomorrow.
Day 2 - Lyon
Today you’ll visit Fourvière Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage designated region. Fourviere is home to the world’s most active and oldest funicular railway lines. It’s also home to the breathtaking Catholic Basilica. Spend the afternoon wandering Lyon’s “traboules” or covered walkways, and if you’re up for it, consider a leisurely paced cycle tour around town.
Day 3 - Villefranche-sur-Saone
Sail to the ‘Land of Golden Stones’, a stunning wine region just south of Burgundy. Visit a winery and indulge in a wine tasting and tour. Learn about the unique techniques and grape varieties of this region.
Day 4 - Vienne
Once a popular Roman capital, Vienne dates back to the 1st century CE and is rich in both Roman and Medieval ruins. The Saint Maurice Cathedral, a favorite spot took more than 500 years to build and has its original stained glass windows. The Archaeolgical Museum in Vienne is also home to one of the oldest surviving churches in France.
Day 5 - Tournon
Perched on the edge of the River Rhone is the beautiful village of Tournon. You’ll have the option to choose one of three excursions in this port of call. You may want to visit a decadent wine and chocolate pairing at Le Château de Tournon. Your second choice sweeps you off on a private train journey across postcard perfect backdrops, and a stops in Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barthélemy le Plain before it turns around. And for the more active cruisers, hike through the Tain l’Hermitage and top it off with a visit to a local winery.
Day 6 - Tarascon
A walking tour will transport you back in time to an era when the Roman empire was at its strongest. This town is teeming with Romanesque architectural examples. Tarason is filled with scenes that inspired the post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. A bike tour of the city will take you over the Langlois Bridge, a historic structure you’ve likely seen in a number of Van Gogh’s works. Your guided tour will take you to the Castle of Tarason, and in the evening, enjoy an exciting showcase of art, history and sound.
Day 7 - Avignon
Did you know the Palais des Papas was the headquarters for the Catholic Church in th 14th century? It would have been considered the ‘Vatican’ of sorts at the time. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the perfect place to sample the regional wine, macarons, and fine cheeses. Tick off another World Heritage site and view the Pont du Gard, a superb example of Roman ingenuity.
Day 8 - Avignon
Disembark. Spend another day or two exploring this historically and culturally important riverside town, or head to the airport and catch your flight home.