This Panama Canal cruise leaves Vancouver to visit San Francisco, L.A. and some of Central America’s most fascinating locations. Indulge on relaxing sea days between exciting stops in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Aruba sailing to Florida’s Fort Lauderdale.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare to Dubai and return from Hong Kong
- 21 night cruise aboard Queen Mary 2
- Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
- Book by June 3: Travel Best Bets Exclusive: $150 USD per cabin on board credit!
January 27 – February 19, 2019
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|Victoria, Kelowna, Comox add from $300 more|
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a place of fascinating contrasts, a distinctive blend of East and West, old and new. Gaze upon astounding extravagance at man-made resorts and delve into a culture that has long drawn globe-trotting visitors. The Jumeira Mosque, glittering Gold Souq, or a Heritage Village showcasing ancient Bedouin craftsmanship.
Known as the shining jewel of Qatar, Doha sits on the east coast lapped by the warm waters of the Persian Gulf. Rising up from the desert in just over the past decade, Doha is an ambition being brought to life by the world’s most talented architects, constantly creating awe-inspiring new shapes and angles across the ever-changing skyline.
Home to the globally recognised Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island spanning nearly four million square metres, Doha’s highlights include incomparable designer shopping along the 7km horse-shoe shaped Corniche walkway and the beautifully restored Arabian bazaar, Al Souk Waqif.
In this low-rise gem, wedged between Arabian Gulf and scenic mountains, your first impression will be of the Sultanate of Oman’s beautiful main palace. Three forts – Mutrah, Jalali and Mirani – stand guard at the entrance of Muscat. Once ashore witness lavish palaces, Zawawi Mosque, its pink marble crowned by a gilded dome, and Muttrah Souq, a jumble of crafts and clothing perfumed with spices and frankincense.
Goa (from Mormugao), India
Goa is known for its natural spa springs where the rejuvenating fast flowing waters are famed for their healing powers. The only way to find out if the waters are truly magical is to dive in. You will certainly feel refreshed and have new energy to explore and enjoy Old Goa, Panjim city and Mormugao’s 17th century colonial fort. Here you will discover the pretty cobbled streets of the Portuguese Latin Quarter of Old Goa’s golden age. The Bairro das Fontain features traditional 18th and 19th century colourful shuttered houses with red tiled roofs and overhanging balconies.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A landscape draped in greenery, stunning beaches, great wildlife refuges and the ruins of an ancient civilisation beckon visitors to Sri Lanka, an island inhabited by man for perhaps half a billion years. The sights of Colombo are many, a combination of British colonial architecture, historical museums, fine restaurants and shopping especially for sapphires and rubies.
Thailand’s Phuket is one of its most popular resorts and a wonderful place to enjoy a ‘chill out’ day. Embark on one of our Phuket cruises and experience the lush scenery this destination has to offer, its colourful markets and soft white beaches.
Penang is an alluring combination of golden beaches and cultural gems. Along the north coast, Penang’s most famous beach is lined with luxury Asian hotels while Malay kampongs sprinkle across a countryside scented with cloves and nutmeg. Admire the giant reclining Buddha and the 1,000 gilded statues of Kek Lok Si Temple. See the elaborate clan house of the Chinese Khoo Kongsi.
Among the world’s busiest ports and a primary access point to the prosperous city of Singapore, cruises to the Port of Singapore will introduce visitors to one of the most affluent destinations on the planet. The port is connected to over 600 other ports across 123 countries and six continents and is critical in the existence of Singapore, given that the country is lacking in both land and natural resources, thus relying on imports. Away from trade and economy, the port provides access to the culture, history and excitement of Singapore.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
The capital of the state of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu provides a gateway to an adventure-fuelled destination. The city is decorated with dense jungle, stunning beaches and towering mountains. Kota Kinabalu sits on the island of Borneo and is a wild and intriguing place. It is home to diverse flora and fauna and stunning scenery. Those looking to get active during their time in and around the city will be blessed by a range of activities, while alluring beaches will appease those looking to relax.
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is a paradigm of contradictions. On the one hand the city vibrates with modern commerce, soaring skyscrapers and sophistication. But at the same time it is a land of ancient beliefs and intriguing local customs: small, gilded shrines glow with red lamps, joss sticks and fresh oranges; markets are heaped high with salted eggs, squid and every kind of medicinal root and herbal remedy imaginable; red-sailed junks and sampans ply the harbour.
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