12 Night New Zealand to Australia Cruise
Take the Celebrity Century on a cruise to spend a few days in both New Zealand and Australia. These amazing ocean cruise ships are a like a 5 star hotel floating on water. The mid-sized luxury ship has everything you could possibly want from a variety of restaurants to an on board fitness center. The ship has 314 different private verandas, suites, and staterooms. Immerse yourself in all sorts of different intimate spaces for alone time or enjoy the wide open view of the sunrise or sun set on the top deck. For the children and teens on the ship there are two swimming pools, an arcade, a library, a cinema, and even a teen disco!
Enjoy a day at the Aqua Spa by Elemis followed by a night of cocktails at the luxurious martini bar, the one and only ice bar at sea, or at a dinner show. Get off the ship spend a day in Auckland, New Zealand where you will find some of the world’s finest beaches. With the white sand and crystal clear water, this is the perfect location for Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Parasailing, Scuba diving, or swimming with the dolphins. In the town of Doubtful, New Zealand, see a rare sight in the dual-layered marine ecosystem with fresh cool water running down from the mountain tops to the bath like warm salt water below. Don’t be surprised if you see a fur seal or penguin floating around this place.
In Melbourne, Australia experience the cultural melting pot this metropolis has become. Everyone has put there spin into this city from the Greek, Italian, and Chinese with their old world architecture. The cricket field in
the center city park that comes from the English, To the Melbourne Zoo with the feel of the Irish and the animals of the Australians everyone has touched this area and left their mark. End this amazing trip in the well-known Sydney, Australia & experience a day living the life of the “Sydney-siders” check out all the little shops and restaurants , taste the culture. There is always the amazing Great Barrier Reef to explore! Lastly do not miss the iconic Sydney Opera House.
This is really the trip of a lifetime and a safe comfortable way to experience so much in so little days!!!
Alaska - 11 Day Land and Sea Cruise
This amazing 11 day land and sea adventure offered by Princess Cruises will bring you to one of the United States most beautiful places that not everyone gets to see in a lifetime. You get a little bit of everything on this trip. Your vacation starts out in anchorage where you will take a luxurious motor coach up the beautiful Mount McKinley.This amazing lodge will truly help you become one with nature. Sit and get toasty warm by the angelic fire place, spend and evening in the Grizzly Bar tipping back a few. Enjoy a romantic lunch in the gorgeous Mountain View restaurant. Enjoy an array of excursions from zip lining over the forest canopy, horseback riding through the alpine meadow, golf in the crisp clean air, or even enjoy a local lumber jack competition.
Down in Denali spend the day white water rafting, take a flightseeing tour to view the sites and you can even take a helicopter ride land on a glacier. After a couple days enjoying the lodge, take the princess rail for a day down to your ship; enjoying the sites changing from the wilderness to the crystal like white and blue winter Alaska is so well known for. Board your ship in Whittier enjoying the cute little town with its lovely harbors and scenic setting of shopping stores and museums. Once departing get your binoculars handy for Hubbard glacier watch in amazement and you glide along the glass like water surrounded by the majestic ice blue glaciers. Continue the scenic cruising into Glacier Bay National Park with park rangers providing a detailed narration of the history and current states of the surrounding area. You can expect to see wildlife and several tide water glaciers.
Next you will go through Skagway where you can go for a ride into the past on the vintage White Pass Scenic Railway. Heading forward to Juneau take a tour out to Mendenhall Glacier and even take a canoe over neat its face. Near the last couple day’s port in Ketchikan and shop for souvenirs in town or take a nice walk to a salmon hatchery. The last of the scenic cruising is the Inside passage there are spectacular sights to see along this route. The beauty is absolutely breath-taking. Finally arrive in Vancouver where sadly your trip is over. But Princess Cruises offers a few more days with the Cruise plus Hotel Package if you would like to explore our northern partner Canada a bit. This truly is a trip that you can find a little bit of everything including stories and experiences that you will share over and over again.
DANUBE to BUDAPEST
This 11 day unforgettable cruise offers sightseeing, culture, meals, superior hotels, and more. The occupancy is only about 150, so they sell out quickly. Start your trip in Prague, in the Czech Republic. This 1,000-year-old city preserved in time straddles the Vltava River with its highlighting skyline of domes, cupolas, spires, and pinnacle. Compared to the U.S., which has only been a country for around 200 years, this is a completely new historic experience. Enjoy a free day exploring sites such as the Astronomical Clock, Hradcany castle grounds, or St. Vitus Cathedral. Get lost in time wandering around and mingling with the locals in Wenceslaus Square, or shopping for the city's well known hand-cut crystal or art books.
At any point feel free to ask your well educated cruise director about all the must see attractions or hot-spots in town. When the boat docks in Nuremberg, you have the opportunity to see a city once extensively damaged by World War II that is now restored to its originally historic beauty. Take some time to visit the gothic style churches and elegant patrician houses. In Regensburg, expect to see one of the best preserved medieval cities. Experience some of Germany’s famous beers here. Take yourself back in time by visting an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. That's nearly 2,000 years old. This fort existed through all of our presidents lifespans, through all of the world's deadliest wars, through all of Cesear's reign, this fort has survived. It is it's own piece of living history. Not something you want to miss! Next, step into the scenes from The Sound of Music movie in Passau-Linz, Austria. Walk down the cobble stone streets to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral hosting one of the largest church organs in the world, with over 17,000 pipes!
Spend a day in Vienna waltzing through the impressive streets with unbelievable architecture, right down to the impressive opera house. Finish your already amazing cruise in Budapest, Hungary. This city is considered one of the liveliest, most cosmopolitan metropolis areas in Hungary. Explore 8 different bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connecting ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest of the left. View the massive hilltop castle or the breathtaking Matthias Church. On the last day, spend one more morning breakfast on the ship before the end of your vacation. These River Cruises are like being in a comfortable floating hotel, never seeing the same sights twice and waking up every morning to a whole new experience.
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Cairo to Cairo
Come take an exciting river trip and experience one of the 7 wonders of the world. Fly into Egypt before starting your 9 day Cairo to Cairo cruise. Spend day one in a luxurious hotel having some welcome drinks and soaking in the atmosphere of this exciting place. Day 2 meet your Egyptologist and traveling companions while checking out and site seeing around Africa’s largest metropolis. Get a close up look at the guardian of the Great Pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx. See the most colossal pyramids ever built, standing at an original height of 496 feet, the daunting Great Pyramids of Giza are a breath-taking sight you can fill your photo albums with. These pyramids date back to over 2,000 BC. That's over 4,000 years ago! These pyramids have existed through every world event known to man. It's literally like looking through a time machine. Absolutely breath-taking!
Next drive over to Memphis and gaze at the “stairway to the sky”, the oldest of all pyramids. Later in the evening enjoy the sound and light show with a historic context that brings these wonders to life. Day 3, fly 300 miles up the Nile Valley to Luxor where your elegant river cruise vessel awaits you. Take time out to visit the stunning Luxor temple and walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amun-Ra. Day 4 in Edfu visit the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens where so far 62 royal tombs have been uncovered in crypts cut into the cliffs. The tomb of Tutankhamen was nearly in violated when discovered in 1922.
Finish the night off with the on board Galabya Party and have a little fun. To begin Day 5, in the morning visit the Temple of Horus built in the time of Cleopatra ,about 2,000 years ago. After lunch dock at Kom Ombo for a short walk to it's bluff-top twin temples. Day 6 in Aswan you can consider an optional flight to the huge sandstone temples of Abu Simbel. See the lush Botanical gardens. Day 7, you can explore the granite quarries, the gigantic Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Isis. Day 8 is your last day in Egypt! Drive to the now famous Tahrir Square and visit the Egyptian Museum, or get lost in the Labyrinthine Khan el-Khalili Souk before returning to your hotel. On day 9 your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning to get a chance to say goodbye to your fellow traveling companions.
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Get used to a life at sea where fun comes in all sizes and no postcard could ever tell the stories you will create. Enjoy world class cruising with the high tech sizzle. Spend 24 hours a day enjoying yourself where you will never find a dull moment. The sights and ocean are so beautiful that closing your eyes is not an option. Cruises are becoming more and more popular. Here is just a couple ideas of places to go and things to do, but there are many more. We would love to help you find the cruise of a lifetime!
At MK, we know cruises. Thanks to our industry partnerships, we have access to hundreds of cruise deals from different cruise lines all the time. So no matter if you’re heading to the Caribbean on a family-fun cruise, or sailing the rivers of Europe, or gallivanting around the world on a full-world cruise, we’ll plan every detail leaving you nothing to do but pack your luggage!
River cruises are a timeless way of traveling through many places while being inspired from beginning to end. The boats become a home away from home with the largest staterooms and suites, meals crafted from the finest local ingredients, regionally influenced recipes and wines, and the very best land excursions led by Certified Local Guides. The special features are countless; it’s a cruise unlike any other. Your mind, body, and soul will never be the same. Here are just couple of the different style cruises you can take with Avalon waterways.