Take a westward voyage deep into the Far East on this one-time, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Embark The Gauguin in the “Sugar City” — Lautoka, the heart of Fiji’s sugarcane-growing region — and sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the tiny new nation of Timor-Leste. Along the way, you’ll encounter World War II relics, superb snorkeling and diving, quaint villages, and the welcoming people of many different cultures — all while enjoying the luxury and comfort of one of the world’s most highly acclaimed ships.
CATEGORY A | 358 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
CATEGORY A 7004 | 349 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
Veranda: 53 sq. ft.
Whether you spend your days on land or underwater on this 10-night journey, aquatic beauty surrounds you. First, the Society Islands wow with lush rainforests, impossibly clear lagoons, and endless palm trees swaying in the warm breeze. Then, the Tuamotu Archipelago beckons with an underwater ecosystem that’s known the world ‘round. Grab a snorkel mask or dive tank and see it for yourself.
Optional Pre-Cruise Package with Direct to the Island and Early Check-in, Plus 3-nights at Sapphire in an Overwater Villa
Your journey begins in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight stay aboard an elegantly appointed ship. A short flight to Siem Reap brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire where you’ll explore the temples of Angkor Archeological Park. Unleash your inner adventurer as you explore Angkor Wat’s amazing temples, including Banteay Srei, Angkor Thom, the Terrace of the Elephants, the pyramid temple of Bayon, Ta Prohm—the vine-covered “jungle temple”—Angkor Wat and other key sites. Cruise along the Mekong as you are transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for fascinating glimpses into a traditional way of life. Experience the lively hustle and bustle of open-air and floating markets, offering exotic produce. Conclude your cruise with a two-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City—once known as Saigon and the “Paris of the Orient”—now a bustling economic boom-town that offers a heady mixture of old and new.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIESPERSONALIZED SERVICE FROM A HIGHLY TRAINED CRUISE MANAGER DURING BOTH CRUISE AND LAND PROGRAMS
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Your 6-night vacation package to Portugal combines your stay in the coastal capital city of Lisbon with a visit to the historic port city of Oporto. Your knowledgeable Local Host® is available as much or as little as you wish to help you enjoy the best that each city has to offer. Your Local Host can suggest traditional to modern sights, as well as local establishments you’ll want to discover.
As you depart Lisbon, you’ll travel by high-speed Alfa Pendular train in first-class style to Oporto. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to learn about Oporto’s history and culture – from the exquisite Porto Cathedral to the ornate Church of Sao Francisco.
$1275 per person, Includes Hotels with Breakfast, Local Host & Destination Guide with City Maps, Transportation
This package, includes your hotel reservations, sightseeing in both cities, daily breakfast, transportation via high-speed train (first-class) between the cities, transportation to/from the train stations, and materials to familiarize you with both cities. You will also have a Local Host in each city—someone to translate for you, offer you suggestions, answer questions, and help your vacation run smoothly.
$1900 per person, Includes Hotels with Breakfast, Local Host & Destination Guide with City Maps, Transportation
DAY 1 SORRENTO, ITALY
Benvenuto—welcome! Your Local Host is ready to help you plan your stay in this beautiful resort town on the Gulf of Naples.
DAY 2 SORRENTO
Morning guided sightseeing includes a walk along the OLD TOWN’S characteristic lava stone streets and time to take pictures of amazing Mount Vesuvius. See the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building; the ancient Bell Tower; and St. Antonino Church, dedicated to Sorrento’s patron saint. Visit the CLOISTER of St. Francis Church to enjoy its unique atmosphere and tranquility. TASTE LIMONCELLO and find out how this world-famous liqueur is made.
DAY 3 SORRENTO
Your Local Host can give you ideas for your day at leisure in this enchanting area, such as the best shopping area for locally crafted intarsio woodwork or where to catch the city train for a scenic ride around the town.
DAY 4 SORRENTO
Spend the Day on the beautiful island of Capri. Ride the funicular from La Piazzetta to Marina Grande. Visit the Blue grotto, a small cave , open only accessible by boat
DAY 5 SORRENTO
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
As indicated by the prefix of its name, this property is the stronghold of artists and arts aficionados who retreat here to isolate themselves from the crowds of the town and benefit from the breathtaking view as well as the large swimming pool and vast sun bathing areas. The hotel offers non stop bar and restaurant services either in the main dining room or on the pool terrace. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. There is a small fitness center, a piano bar and a traditional Italian restaurant featuring rotating chefs from the region that allow for ever original and fresh menus. **The Hotel Art Gran Paradiso in Sorrento does not accept any children under 15 years of age.**
Location & Highlights
Located on a luscious hill enveloped by lemon and olive trees and framed on the cusp of the municipalities of Sorrento and Sant'Agnello, this boutique hotel boasts a terrific view of the Sorrentine bay, overlooking the islands of Capri and Ischia and towered at distance only by the volcano Vesuvius.