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In the Wake of the HMS Beagle through the Chilean Fjords

Embark from Valparaíso, Chile, on an enchanting journey along the arid coastline towards Peru. Encounter the Atacama, renowned as the driest desert globally, and marvel at ancient geoglyph line drawings in the Paracas desert. Explore exceptional coastal towns and vibrant cosmopolitan cities, all while standing beneath the majestic peaks and dramatic volcanoes of the Andes, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the region. Your expedition concludes in the lively port of Callao, Lima.

Natural Wonders of the Atacama and Paracas Desert

Embark on an enchanting journey from Valparaíso, Chile, tracing the arid coastline to Peru. Encounter the Atacama, the world’s driest desert, and witness ancient geoglyph line drawings in the Paracas desert. Explore upscale coastal towns and vibrant cosmopolitan cities along the way. Stand beneath the towering peaks and dramatic volcanoes of the Andes, immersing yourself in the region’s breathtaking beauty. Culminate your adventure in the lively port of Callao, Lima, where the echoes of your remarkable journey linger.

Cultures of Northern Peru and Biodiversity

Embark on a delightful journey that takes you through Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama. Departing from Lima’s Callao, you’ll have the chance to witness diverse wildlife, such as blue-footed boobies and Humboldt penguins. Venture into the heart of the Darien Jungle, where you’ll encounter the indigenous Emberá, recognized as the world’s most remote people. Uncover the wonders of Latin America by exploring well-preserved archaeological sites, including those of the Moche civilization, all while gaining insights from your knowledgeable onboard team.

Coastal Treasures of Southwest Africa

Embark on your journey by setting sail from Cape Town, exploring the western coast of the Southern Region of Africa. Cruise along the Atlantic coastline of Namibia, known as the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, and continue to the pristine shores of Angola, a post-colonial nation gradually recovering from the impact of war. Keep a lookout for the graceful presence of flamingos, pelicans, as well as the majestic sightings of whales and dolphins while you uncover the beauty of the landscapes. Your expedition concludes in the enchanting, Portuguese-influenced city of Luanda.

Holistic Escape, from Panama to Acapulco

Embark on a captivating journey departing from Panama City, a transformative voyage created in collaboration with Chopra (additional details below) that will whisk you away to destinations such as Costa Rica and Honduras. Immerse yourself in remarkable experiences like snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of Bahia Culebra, exploring the mountains and volcanoes of Tiger Island, and unwinding in the resort town and beaches of Huatulco. Your cruise concludes in Acapulco, famed for its enchanting beaches, water sports, and vibrant nightlife. This wellness-oriented expedition is part of the Explore & Restore program, a collaborative effort with Chopra, a prominent integrative health company founded by the globally renowned pioneer, Dr. Deepak Chopra. It promises an unforgettable odyssey of self-discovery, meticulously designed to revitalize and nurture your entire being. Engage in transformative activities, including sunset yoga sessions, daily meditation amidst nature, and exclusive, expert-led workshops. Additionally, relish the opportunity to indulge in delectable 5-star Ayurveda-inspired meals. The fare presented is the standard cruise rate. Elevate your journey by exploring our exciting new wellness package. Learn more and secure your wellness cruise travel fare here.

Mexico and The Sun Eclipse 2024

Embark on a enchanting cruise to discover the distinctive beauty of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Setting sail from Acapulco, you’ll cruise along the Gulf of California to the Baja California Corridor, a region teeming with marine life such as whale sharks, dolphins, and sea lions. Witness the surreal stillness of the 2024 solar eclipse at sea as the skies gradually dim. Your voyage culminates in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

Unspoilt Wilds of Southwest Africa

Embarking from Angola, embark on an extraordinary voyage along the Atlantic coast to Ghana, exploring some of the lesser-visited regions of Africa. Encounter pristine and biodiverse shorelines adorned with volcanic islands, mangrove forests, rainforests, and lagoons. Keep a keen eye out for the diverse wildlife, including elephants, lowland gorillas, leopards, hippos, and chimpanzees, as you venture into these remarkable landscapes. Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of West Africa, delving into societies where voodoo holds the status of a state religion, and engage with the local people to deepen your understanding of their traditions.

Central America Discovery

Embark on a captivating journey from the mangrove forests of Guatemala to the beaches of Costa Rica, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of cultures, landscapes, and wildlife along the Pacific coastline. Explore biodiverse marine ecosystems and engage in exhilarating activities, such as snorkeling with humpback whales in Mexican waters or diving alongside dolphins and turtles. Traverse lush cloud forests on invigorating hikes, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting, or unwind on pristine beaches while basking in the warm sun. This voyage promises a spellbinding adventure of discovery.

Crucibles of West Africa

Dive into vibrant cultures, captivating history, and awe-inspiring wildlife on a cruise along the West African coast. Depart from Tema, Ghana, and discover lively cities like Takoradi, renowned for its vibrant Market Circle, and Freetown, housing the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Explore the Bijagós Islands, an archipelago of 88 islands adorned with lush mangroves and wooded savannas, concluding your journey in the capital of Senegal, Dakar.

Costa Rica & Panama Canal Discovery

Embark on an awe-inspiring cruise to uncover the marvels of Costa Rica and Panama. Begin by immersing yourself in the beauty of Costa Rica, where stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife await. Explore mangrove forests and swamps, encountering monkeys, sloths, jaguars, tapirs, and toucans in their natural habitats. Sail through the bustling shipping lane of the Panama Canal, a remarkable feat of engineering connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Conclude your journey in the captivating city of Cartagena, Colombia.

Pristine Islands of West Africa

Experience an unforgettable exploration of the secluded beauty of the awe-inspiring Bijagós Islands, featuring deserted beaches, ancient traditions, and unique wildlife. Depart from the lively capital of Senegal, Dakar, and set sail to some of West Africa’s least-visited islands. Uncover the colonial buildings of Bolama, witness the rituals of Canhabaque, and marvel at the wonders of Orango National Park. Relax on the pristine beaches of Meio and Kere Islands before concluding your journey in Dakar.

Tropical Charms of the Caribbean & Beyond

Embark on a captivating voyage from the enchanting coastal city of Santa Marta, sailing through the heart of the Caribbean. Explore the vibrant culture and white-sand beaches of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Discover the coastal lagoons and tropical rainforests of Saona Island. Lose yourself in the palm-filled forests, scenic bays, and hidden beaches of Samaná. Conclude your journey in Nassau, the bustling capital city of the Bahamas.

Balancing Body & Mind, from the Bahamas to New York

Embark on a transformative voyage from Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, in collaboration with Chopra (additional details below). Explore captivating ports and cities along the Northeastern Seaboard, including Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod Canal, and more. Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and beaches of the Bahamas, delve into Charleston’s architecture and historic landmarks, and sail into New York City, passing the Statue of Liberty, to uncover the sights of Manhattan. This well-being journey is part of the Explore & Restore program, a collaboration with Chopra, a leading integrative health company founded by the globally renowned pioneer, Dr. Deepak Chopra. It offers an unforgettable exploration designed to rejuvenate and nurture your entire self through transformative activities, including sunset yoga sessions, daily meditation in nature, and exclusive, expert-led workshops. Additionally, relish the opportunity to indulge in delectable 5-star Ayurveda-inspired meals. The fare displayed is the standard cruise rate. Elevate your journey by exploring our exciting new wellness package. Learn more and secure your new wellness cruise travel fare here.

Old World Gateways to the Atlantic

Embark on a journey from Lisbon, uncovering hidden gems in lesser-known ports and cities along the Portuguese, Spanish, and French Atlantic coasts. Explore the rugged beauty of Brittany before concluding your voyage in the historic Naval town of Portsmouth. Immerse yourself in Europe’s maritime history by discovering old towns, medieval walled cities, steep streets, and exotic gardens. Indulge in local specialties, from port and cider to butter biscuits and crepes, as you savor the unique flavors of each destination.

Inner Connection Cruise, sailing the Northeastern Seabord

Embark on a transformative journey in collaboration with Chopra (additional details below), departing from NYC and sailing to Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Portland, and beyond. Navigate the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Cape Cod to Buzzard’s Bay, delve into the history of Provincetown, and explore the fishing piers and converted warehouses along Portland’s Old Port waterfront. The voyage concludes in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, renowned for its maritime museums and the star-shaped hilltop Citadel. This well-being voyage is part of the Explore & Restore program, a collaboration with the world-renowned personal transformation pioneer, Deepak Chopra. It offers a unique journey crafted to fortify your inner purpose and foster a connection with your true self. The cruise features a spectrum of transformative activities, including sunrise yoga sessions, daily meditation in nature, exclusive expert-led workshops, and an opportunity to savor nourishing, 5-star Ayurveda-inspired meals.

Spirit of the Celts

Come along on a voyage of discovery as we set sail on a cultural exploration cruise through the heart of the British Isles. From the historic port of Portsmouth to the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the most fascinating and enchanting destinations in the world. Throughout the journey, immerse yourself in local cultures and traditions, and delve into the rich history and heritage that define this remarkable region.

In the wake of Celts and Vikings

Embarking from Ireland, this North Atlantic voyage carries you from Britain’s most northerly islands to Iceland. Explore the Scottish isles, ranging from the Hebrides to the Shetlands and Orkney, before venturing towards the Danish outpost of the Faroe Islands and concluding in Iceland. Amidst rugged landscapes, picturesque villages, and traces of ancient settlements, immerse yourself in the unique cultures, warm hospitality, and unparalleled natural beauty of these captivating remote destinations.

Gems of Western Europe

Engage deeply in the culture and heritage of some of Europe’s most exquisite and historically rich ports, like the ramparts of the old town in Saint-Malo, the renowned Tresco Abbey Garden, or Concarneau’s neo-Gothic Château de Keriolet. Delve into the wild beauty and intriguing histories of these enchanting locations, and you’ll be left with a timeless sense that has resonated through the ages—an enduring connection to the wonders of Western Europe.

Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors

Embark on a historical odyssey departing from Lisbon, sailing along the North African coasts. Wander through the enchanting souks and medinas of North Africa, exploring the captivating French influences in Annaba and delving into the complex history of Oran in Algeria. Uncover the remnants of the ancient city of Carthage in Tunisia. Your unforgettable journey concludes in Sicily, a cultural melting pot that presents centuries of history shaped by influences from the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.

Secrets of Sicily

Embark on a journey through the heart of the glistening Mediterranean, where history unfolds on the captivating islands. Sicily, with its ancient Greek ruins and the smoldering presence of Mount Etna, offers a captivating blend of compelling history, culinary delights, vibrant culture, and striking landscapes. Explore the nearby islands of Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, and Malta, where more archaeological treasures await, revealing the intricate histories witnessed by these lands.

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