Destination ideas

Fiji to Bali | 16 Night Cruise | April 11, 2020 | Ship: m/s Paul Gauguin

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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.


Highlights

  • History buffs will thrill to the many landmarks of World War II that dot this itinerary, including Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu; Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Thursday Island, Australia; and, most famously, Guadalcanal, the Solomon Island where combat marked a turning point in the Pacific theater.
  • Visit the capital of Timor-Leste, one of the youngest countries in the world. In Dili, you can climb to the Cristo Rei (Christ the King) statue, stroll the waterfront, and enjoy excellent diving and snorkeling.

Itinerary

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A Veranda Suite

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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.

  • 4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
  • Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Veranda Suite 7004 has a queen-size bed.
  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.

10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus Islands Cruise | October 2nd, 2019

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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.

Highlights

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  • Indulge in two full days in the Pacific paradise of Bora Bora. As if vistas of towering Mount Otemanu, romantic lagoons, and an unhurried pace of life weren’t enough, our exclusive white-sand beach offers watersports, snorkeling, and ample places to relax.
  • Visit Fakarava, a UNESCO-classified nature reserve that’s home to flora and fauna unseen anywhere else in the world. Experienced divers can take the plunge into the world’s second-largest lagoon to spot gray sharks and untouched coral reefs.
  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.

Included in rates

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  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports
  • Day at our private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Access to our private beach in Bora Bora


Optional Pre-Cruise Package with Direct to the Island and Early Check-in, Plus 3-nights at Sapphire in an Overwater Villa 


RICHES OF THE MEKONG | 16-Day | Ama Waterways River Cruise

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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.

7-NIGHT CRUISE | 2-NIGHTS HANOI |1-NIGHT HA LONG BAY | 3-NIGHTS SIEM REAP PRE-CRUISE | 2-NIGHTS HO CHI MINH CITY POST-CRUISE

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  • DAY 1 - HanoiHotel check-in
  • DAY 2 - Hanoi City tour & rickshaw ride
    Water puppet show
  • DAY 3 - Hanoi Motorcoach transfer to Ha Long Bay,
    Ha Long Bay excursion
    Overnight cruise
  • DAY 4 - Ha Long Bay, Transfer to airport, Flight to Siem Reap
    Siem Reap Hotel check-in
  • DAY 5 - Siem Reap, Angkor Thom
    Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei temples
  • DAY 6 - Siem Reap, Angkor Wat
  • DAY 7 - Kampong Cham - EMBARKATION
    Koh ChenSilversmith village visit
    Prek Kdam Welcome Dinner
  • DAY 8 - Ankgor Ban Walking tour
    Oknhatey Village Visit, Silk Village and local school
    Phnom PenhFree evening
  • DAY 9 - Oudong Buddhist Blessing Ceremony
    Kampong-TralachOxcart ride
    Phnom Penh Tuk tuk orientation tour
  • DAY 10 - Phnom Penh Killing Fields and Genocide Museum
    Royal Palace and National Museum
    OR Central Market
  • DAY 11 - Border Crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam
  • DAY 12 - Tan Chau Trishaw ride to craftsmen’s workshops
    Or Local village
  • DAY 13 - Sa DecLocal boat ride to Sa Dec
    Visit local market
    Xeo QuytXeo Quyt excursion
    Cai BeVisit local workshops and historic Kiet Old House
  • DAY 14 - Ho Chi Minh City -
    DISEMBARKATION (My Tho Port)
    Motorcoach transfer to Ho Chi Minh City
    City tour
  • DAY 15 - Ho Chi Minh City
    Cu Chi Tunnels
  • DAY 16 - Ho Chi Minh City
    Return flight home

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIESPERSONALIZED SERVICE FROM A HIGHLY TRAINED CRUISE MANAGER DURING BOTH CRUISE AND LAND PROGRAMS

  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room and three spas
  • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

LAND PROGRAM

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), including city tour, rickshaw ride, water puppet show and daily buffet breakfast
  • Overnight stay on board an elegantly appointed ship in Ha Long Bay
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including buffet breakfast

Portugal | 6-Nights | June 15th - June 21st

3-Nights in Lisbon | 3-Nights in Oporto

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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

Barcelona & Madrid | 6-Nights | June 15th - June 21st

3-Nights in Barcelona | 3-Nights in Madrid

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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

Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

4 or 5 Nights

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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. 

ART GRAN PARADISO

ART GRAN PARADISO

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.