Vacations Summer2019

EXHILARATING CRUISING WITH HOLLAND AMERICA LINE Known for its spacious ships and award-winning service, cruise with Holland America Line to explore ports of call across Africa, Southeast Asia, South America and the Antarctic. Start your Southeast Asia exploration in Hong Kong before setting off to experience the dramatic landscapes of Vietnam and Bangkok in the 14-day Far East Discovery aboard the Westerdam , recently updated with new bar, entertainment and dining venues, plus completely reimagined suites – making it a fascinating destination in her own right. Sail from Hong Kong to Singapore in the 14-day The Philippines, Malaysia & Thailand aboard the Noordam , featuring museum-quality art, cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences, enjoy yoga or Pilates, or savour the sounds of Music Walk™ and the delights of specialty restaurants. On the 13-day Far East Discovery , enjoy all the Noordam offers while sailing roundtrip from Singapore to explore exhilarating destinations in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. EXPLORE TROPICS AND EXOTICS WITH OCEANIA Offering a wealth of opportunities to explore corners of the globe nearly untouched by tourism, Oceania Cruises unveiled its 2020-2021 Tropics & Exotics Collection of itineraries on a re-inspired fleet of ships. In a journey just as rewarding as the destinations, select from 85 itineraries, 69 of them entirely new, including 13 new voyages to Asia and Africa, eight new voyages to South America, seven new sailings to the South Pacific and Australia, seven new Transoceanic journeys and 30 new voyages to the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and Mexico. A dozen new ports of call reveal a fascinating mosaic of cultures, such as Japan’s traditional seaside town of Miyako, the compelling Indonesian melting pot of Surabaya, and New Zealand’s remote port of Whangarei. From stunning Hokkaido, the northernmost main island in Japan, to the austral Tasmanian city of Burnie, choose from an expanded selection of intriguing ports in Asia and Australia.


LUXE CRYSTAL Cruise in luxury aboard Crystal Esprit , an elegant enclave of gorgeous interiors and inviting social spaces, with a staff of 90 catering to just 62 guests in 31 butler-serviced suites. Curated itineraries complement the yachting experience with opportunities to hop across islands and ports in multiple locales in a single day or remain at anchor in gorgeous harbours by night. In its Dubai Roundtrip , sail to UAE, Oman, and Qatar to take in gold souks and skyscrapers, grand mosques and museums while experiencing royal Arabian horse stables to Formula 1 race circuits. Don’t miss its Seychelles Yachting Serenade with the MAHÉ/ Eden Island Marina Roundtrip where you can experience the Isles of the Seychelles with unspoiled sugar-white beaches, lush emerald mountains, UNESCO-protected wildlife reserves and crystal waters; Crystal Esprit is ideally suited to explore this pristine archipelago. Choose between active and cultural Complimentary Crystal Adventures in nearly every port, and a roster of all-inclusive amenities and services enhance the easy elegance aboard, from unlimited fine wines and spirits, all gratuities shipboard and shoreside to unlimited Wi-Fi.



SOUTHEAST ASIA ON NORWEGIAN JADE Explore more aboard the regal

imperial capital dating back to the 17th century or explore the beautiful bays and pristine beaches of Da Nang. In Hanoi, travel off the beaten path and discover what lies beyond the urban areas of this destination, meditate in the serene setting of a Buddhist monastery, and witness breathtaking scenery as you glide through the bay absorbing one of the most magnificent natural splendours of the Far East.

Norwegian Jade to discover Southeast Asia in a seven-day cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore. Add on immersive excursions into Ho Chi Minh City to explore the underground village and labyrinth of tunnels used in the Vietnam War in a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Spend the day exploring temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs in the old

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