P&O Arcadia – World Sector Cruise 3rd January 2020 (100 Nights)

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100 NIGHT  WORLD SECTOR CRUISE

SOUTHAMPTON – SOUTHAMPTON

P&O Arcadia 3rd January  2020

Join the Arcadia in Southampton for this fabulous 100 night world  cruise to Australia with ports of call at: Southampton (UK), (3 days at sea), Madeira, (5 days at sea), Barbados, At Sea, Curacao, At Sea, Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising), (2 days at sea), Puerto Quetzal, (2 days at sea), Manzanillo, (3 days at sea), San Francisco, (4 days at sea), Honolulu, (4 days at sea), Pago Pago, (2 days at sea), …

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONSouthampton
DEPARTURE TIMEBoard your ship between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
INCLUDED
Full Board
100 Night Cruise
NOT INCLUDED
Shore Excursions
On Board Gratuity

YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA

P&O Arcadia

There’s more than a hint of opulence about Arcadia, a mid-sized cruise ship exclusively for adults. She’s full of features that are tailored for relaxation and pampering. Chic yet classic, Arcadia boasts extravagant surroundings including stylish corridors, signature glass-fronted lifts and an enviable collection of 3,000 works of British fine art. Foodies will love the main two-tiered restaurant, Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill serving succulent steaks and seafood, and Atul Kochhar’s fusion cuisine in East. Guests looking for indulgence will appreciate the expansive Oasis Spa with thermal suite and hydro-pool with fragrant aromatic showers, while culture-seekers will enjoy visiting the art gallery, the three-tiered theater and boutique cinema.

Facilities on board

  • 30-seat boutique cinema
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Ocean view gymnasium
  • Two main pools, whirlpool spas
  • Shopping mall
  • Tonnage 83,000
  • Passenger capacity 2,064
  • Total Crew 886
  • Total Cabins 1,032
  • Decks 10

YOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Southampton (UK), Embark your ship – Arcadia
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Madeira

Madeira lies within an Atlantic archipelago to the west of Morocco. The Gulf Stream gives the island its warm year-round weather and flowers that bloom in riotous colour along its mountainous terrain. Madeira offers mountain walks with breathtaking views, trails on horseback, bird watching, big game fishing, boat trips, surfing, canyoning, scuba diving and whale and dolphin watching. Visit Monte Palace Tropical Garden, or Santa Clara Monastery, or just relax and enjoy the islands fabulous nature.

Day 6 – 10: At Sea
Day 11: Barbados

Barbados is full of natural beauty, vibrant culture and hospitable locals making it a dream location to visit. The coastline offers stunning white sandy beaches, translucent water, and endless watersports and activities. A walk into the city will take you to many shops, selling everything from designer clothes to their famous rum. For those wanting to explore Barbados further, take an island safari – a great way to travel across this beautiful island and learn about the history, culture and folklore.

Day 12: At Sea
Day 13: Curacao

Lying some 40 miles off Venezuela, Curaçao boasts a landscape that is dramatic, stark, and volcanic. In contrast, Willemstad, the capital, seems like a cozy Dutch haven with its neat row houses so you can lie back and bask beneath sunny skies cooled by the trade winds or stroll around the bright pastel houses or enjoy the stunning floating market for your shopping fix.

Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising)

Cruising the Panama Canal will allow you to explore the beautiful historic man-made Panama Canal, taking you through tropical rainforests and lush green forestry passed an abundance of tropical wildlife; for a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 16 – 17: At Sea
Day 18: Puerto Quetzal

This attractive port is home to a local craft market and vendor stalls. Venture a bit further afield and take a tour of a coffee plantation to learn where your morning drink comes from, or explore some beautiful ancient Mayan ruins.

Day 19 – 20: At Sea
Day 21: Manzanillo

The secluded village of Manzanillo hides a beautiful stretch of sandy white beach. Go snorkelling and surfing in the azure sea, or simply relax in the sun on the pristine sand. Local festivals are held all year round, and you can trek around the surrounding jungle to find the local wildlife.

Day 22 – 24: At Sea
Day 25: San Francisco

San Francisco is a compact city of world-class culture, historical landmarks and award-winning dining, surrounded by the sparkling Bay area and guarded by the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Take the cable car ride over Nob Hill, visit the Mahjong parlours in Chinatown and take a trip to Twin Peaks-Lake Merced. A ferry ride will lead you to enchanting Sausalito, or escape Fisherman’s Wharf to Alcatraz.

Day 26: San Francisco
Day 27 – 30: At Sea
Day 31: Honolulu

Honolulu has it all. Here you’ll find everything from historic landmarks and treasured monuments to world-class shopping and a flourishing arts and culture scene. Honolulu spreads throughout the south eastern shores of Oahu, from Pearl Harbour to the world famous Waikiki, once a playground for the Hawaiian royalty.

Day 32: Honolulu
Day 33 – 36: At Sea
Day 37: Pago Pago

Dramatic mountain peaks surround the deep blue waters of Pago Pago. The town is rich in history and culture filled with historic buildings and museums. Visit the Baroque Torre de Clerigos, the Roman Cedofeita Church and the home of the Navigator, Prince Henry for an insight into this ports historic beauty and to soak up some of the culture on offer. The shops offer a wide range of independent and boutique shops as well as top designers.

Day 38 -39: At Sea
Day 40: Nuku’alofa

Nuku’alofa is an island surrounded by white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Dubbed as the ‘Home of Love’, Nuku’alofa is an island perfect for experiencing the local culture and island lifestyle. Walk around the small island for beautiful views of the stunning landscape. Snorkel in the crystal waters and see a colourful underwater marine paradise. Visit the Royal Palace for spectacular cultural shows put on by the local Tongan people.

Day 41 – 42: At Sea
Day 43: Tauranga

Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing cities. The Bay of Plenty coastline has miles of golden beaches to enjoy. Explore the beautiful natural landscape in one of the many parks, and try your hand at mountain biking or white water rafting. If you prefer a more laid-back holiday, spend a relaxing day dolphin-watching.

Day 44: Auckland
Day 45: Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands are a collection of holiday islands set in tranquil waters and on a backdrop of beautiful green landscape. The turquoise waters surrounding these islands are teeming with dolphins and other forms of marine life and trips can be made to swim with these wild animals. Walks to Haruru Falls will allow you scenic views of the cascading water.

Day 46 – 47: At Sea
Day 48 – 49: Sydney

Sydney, with its iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and of course Bondi beach must rank as one of the worlds most stunning city’s. Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets. Top it off with a trip to the Blue Mountains, a popular excursion among locals.

Day 50: At Sea
Day 51: Brisbane

Brisbane is a lively, cosmopolitan city with beautiful riverside parks, a busy cultural calendar and a vibrant café culture. The river is lined with busy malls, riverfront plazas, outdoor man-made beaches, water parks, botanical gardens and wildlife parks. The vibe here is relaxed with nearby Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise being a top location for watersports and some of Australia’s best beaches.

Day 52: At Sea
Day 53: Airlie Beach

Perched on a lush peninsula at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach is a popular starting point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Swim in the man-made lagoon, visit one of the many local pubs or restaurants or for those looking for a little more adventure, why not try the Whitsunday Crocodile Safari.

Day 54 – 59: At Sea
Day 60: Manila

Manila is also known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ due to its central location along the vital Pacific sea trade routes. Take a taxi ride in a customised Jeepney (former US military jeeps) to Old Manila – see Rizal Park, Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, or the medieval Spanish fortress, the walled city of Intramuros. Out of town attractions include ‘shooting the rapids’ at the fabulous Pagsanjan Falls or take a scenic drive past rice fields and fruit orchards up to Tagaytay Highlands, 2,250 feet above sea level.

Day 61 – 66: At Sea
Day 67: Hong Kong

Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the ‘City of Life’ – is bursting with energy. Visit the dynamic Stanley Market where shoppers will find an unparalleled selection of bargains and hidden treasures, Victoria Park for spectacular views of the harbour or one of the 9,000 bars, pubs and restaurants Kowloon has to offer.

Day 68: Hong Kong
Day 69 – 71: At Sea
Day 72: Singapore

Singapore to see the real Singapore, veer off the beaten path to Tiong Bahru. Start with local breakfast of mee pok (flat egg noodles) at Hua Bee a 70-year-old stall. Then, on to Tiong Bahru market to see how Singaporeans do their morning grocery shopping. Break for coffee at 40 Hands, pop into the hipster bookstore, “Books Actually”, and if feeling a little peckish, head back to the market for wallet-friendly hawker fare. If you’re in this area in the evening and want to splash on a good meal, head back to Hua Bee. By night, the coffee shop morphs into Bincho, a modern yakitori joint.

Day 73: Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur)

Port Klang is close to the tall skyscrapers and large shopping malls of Kuala Lumpur. This sprawling city is the cultural capital of Malaysia, and mixes many diverse cultures. Go rock climbing at the Batu Caves, see the amazing Petronas twin towers, and marvel at the grand colonial architecture before picking up some great food in the Chinatown district.

Day 74: Penang

Although the miles of golden sandy beaches lure visitors to Penang, take time to ride a trishaw to George Town where you can shop for exquisite batiks and visit the Khoo Wall, with its pillars and roof elaborately decorated with intricate carvings by master craftsmen from China. Visit Kek Lok Si, reputed to be the largest and most beautiful Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia.

Day 75 – 76: At Sea
Day 77: Colombo

Sri Lanka conjures up the exotic and the mysterious, and here you could choose from a diverse range of activities, from exploring the temples of the Sinhalese Kingdom or taking a guided tour of an Elephant orphanage. You could also take look at the Pettah Bazaar where you can buy almost anything and everything!

Day 78 – 81: At Sea
Day 82: Dubai

For all Dubai’s futuristic appeal and abundance of western entertainments – a sleek metro that zips through the sky like something out of Blade Runner, sumptuous shopping malls, an indoor ski park, and countless bars – there is just as much fun to be had in the simple pleasures of “the Orient”: haggling for gold and frankincense in the bustling souqs, savouring the sunset from the back of a camel, inhaling from a fragrant sheesha pipe on the fairly-lit deck of an old wooden dhow.

Day 83: Dubai
Day 84: Muscat

Muscat is one of the Middle East’s oldest cities and is filled with fascinating history, charm and natural beauty. Wandering through Muscat you can enjoy rare glimpses of the rich and opulent cultural heritage of the land. For tourists that come from all over the world, Muscat holds a special charm with its grand forts, parks and museums all of which help to understand the history of Oman.

Day 85 – 90: At Sea
Day 91: Port Suez

Suez is located in north-eastern Egypt. Historically, Suez has been a pathway for Muslim pilgrims travelling to and from Mecca. Suez Canal opened in 1896 and in 1956 drew the world’s attention following the Suez Crisis. Travel west from the port to Cairo – formerly the Egyptian capital of Memphis – gateway to the The Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza.

Day 92 – 93: At Sea
Day 94: Malta

Malta is a Mediterranean island of great historical importance influenced by many great empires. The capital fortress city of Valletta, described as an open air museum, is mainly Baroque in character having been built in the 16th century by the Order of St John of Jerusalem. It offers some of Europe’s finest palaces, churches, and works of art. Valletta harbour is surrounded by cream coloured buildings, twisting streets, hillsides beyond, fishing craft and luzzo boats below.

Day 95 – 97: At Sea
Day 98: Lisbon

Lisbon is a stately city of Neoclassical buildings and wide plazas. Eternally linked to the sea, Lisbon’s magnificent harbour is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe. Other landmarks include the World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both built in Lisbon’s native Manueline architectural style.

Day 99 – 100: At Sea
Day 101: Southampton (UK)

Disembark your ship – Arcadia

 

 

 

 

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