Experience North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean
There is an abundance of natural wonders in all parts of the Caribbean and the Americas, as well as incredibly diverse cultures and lifestyles throughout. Relish the laid-back lifestyle of all Caribbean islands, while noting the array of languages and cultures that speak to the early inhabitants of each island from faraway lands including Spain, France, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa.
Central America, the group of countries situated between North and South America, has its own unique history and magnificent landscapes. From the remains of early civilizations including the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec to the verdant jungles of Costa Rica, there is something for everyone. Travel through the Panama Canal to marvel at its one-of-a-kind design. Traveling through North and South America will take you through magnificent natural beauty as well as enjoyable man-made attractions.
Traveling North to Canada, you can explore Quebec City to feel its French character, or the Viking colony L'Anse aux Meadows, which dates back to the 11th century.
Discover the natural beauty of Alaska's glaciers when you cruise along the west coast of the United States, or go to the East Coast instead if you fancy more cosmopolitan cities.
Continuing southward, travelers will encounter incredible ruins, a wide diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we all recognize. Venture to Brazil and the renown beach city of Rio de Janeiro or visit the rain forests of the Amazon River. Valparaiso, Chile is worth a stop to see the famous colorful homes on the steep hillsides and the stunning natural beauty of the country's massifs and fjords.
History enthusiasts will appreciate the architecture reminiscent of Spanish colonial times with its military influence, ancient walls still surrounding part of the city today, and fortresses made from coral stone more than 500 years ago.
Toronto is as modern a city as they come.
Diversity is one of its founding maxims; over half of the folks who call it home today were actually born somewhere else. After a weekend in Toronto you might feel like you've been on a world tour if you went to its Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, and Greektown. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, lounging on the beach with a cool drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway perfect for you. Anything you are looking for – love, adventure, culinary delights, history – can be yours.
A vacation to Africa will take you along the same course as early explorers from countries such as Portugal, The Netherlands, England, and Germany. The diverse cultures created by ancient tribal traditions and colonialism are interesting to compare when you stop in places such as Senegal, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius. South Africa boasts beautiful mountainous terrain, while at the other end of the spectrum, the desert landscape of Namibia will leave you amazed.
Zanzibar, or "Spice Island", is a tropical archipelago off the coast of Tanzania regarded for its abundance of valuable spices, including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, making it a fantastic place to visit for food aficionados.
Bustling, colorful Hong Kong is a focal point for fashion, food, banking, and trade in Asia Thailand's biggest island, Phuket, is famed for its breathtaking natural beauty, beach life, and culture. Located in India's Kerala state, Cochin (or Kochi) is affectionately called "Queen of the Arabian Sea" and is renowned for its history and cultural influences, including St. Francis Church built by the Portuguese and the Jewish Community's seven synagogues, dating back to 1503 and the 12th century, respectively. UNESCO World Heritage City Petra, also known as "Rose City", was carved out of stunning pink stone and is worth a visit when you are in Jordan.
From Africa to Asia, from North America to South America, from Antarctica to Europe, see them all when you travel in style and elegance on a world cruise.