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NEW for 2020! Awe-Inspiring Antarctica

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January 2-14, 2020


Explore the far reaches of the earth aboard Albatros Expeditions’ newly renovated Ocean Atlantic. Spend two days immersed in Argentinian culture with an included two-night Pre-Cruise Program. Next, fly to Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world; experience stunning views of snow-capped mountains on the far reaches of the Beagle Channel, your gateway to Antarctica. Discover the wildlife of the South Shetland Islands, a place known for its chinstrap and gentoo penguins, elephant seals, and unspoiled mountainous landscape. Then, explore as far south as possible on the Antarctic Peninsula where lively penguins, inquisitive seals, and marine mammals flock around you.
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NEW for 2020! Sunny Islands & Andes

Sunny Islands & Andes

January 3-22, 2020


Explore a variety of cultural traditions, exotic landscapes, and historical archeological sites cruising around the western coast of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Arrive in Santiago de Chile, a city of dazzling sky-scrapers surrounded by snow-capped Andes. Cruise through the legendary waterway of the Panama Canal—an engineering masterpiece—before arriving in Puerto Limon, a tropical paradise full of mangrove wetlands and unique wildlife. Lounge on the island paradise of Harvest Caye, then encounter Mayan ruins in Costa Maya. Before ending the trip in Miami, spend time on the island of Cozumel, a place that’s rich with Mexican and Caribbean vibes.
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NEW for 2020: Switzerland, Germany and Austria with the Passion Play in Oberammergau

Switzerland, Germany and Austria: Featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau

June 1-11, 2020

Explore the northern Alps in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Gaze at majestic mountain peaks while exploring medieval towns and baroque cities. In Oberammergau, watch a decennial performance of the Passion Play. Discover Munich and enjoy a traditional lunch in a beer garden. Cruise the Bodensee, a lake shared by all three countries, to Lindau, an island city. Explore Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps and charming Salzburg. Visit a medieval monastic library, and learn how Switzerland’s Appenzeller cheese is produced at a dairy farm, plus savor a fondue dinner. Enjoy an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner and first-class accommodations on this small-group program.
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Majestic Great Lakes

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August 2 - 11, 2019

Explore the verdant wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you sail the Great Lakes aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I. Embarking in the cultural hub of Chicago, you’ll leave the Windy City and cruise scenic Lake Michigan on your way to the idyllic Victorian atmosphere of Mackinac Island. Traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, the Midwest’s oldest city; sail the shimmering waters of Georgian Bay; and explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island. Relive the glory days of the American automobile at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, and celebrate music history at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Cap off your cruise by experiencing the immensity and grandeur of Niagara Falls from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel before disembarking in Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.
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Cambridge, Oxford and the Cotswolds

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June 26 - July 5, 2019

Enjoy this extraordinary opportunity to travel in a small group to the historic university towns of Oxford and Cambridge, and through the idyllic Cotswolds, discovering the true character of England’s town and country life. Spend three nights in Cambridge and four nights in the Five-Star MACDONALD RANDOLPH HOTEL in the heart of Oxford. Tour Victorian Highclere Castle, also known as “Downton Abbey”; discover the storybook charm of the Cotswolds’ villages; call on stunning Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage site; and hear about contemporary life from the locals during the exclusive TOWN & COUNTRY LIFE® FORUM. London Post-Program Option.
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Mediterranean Pathways

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August 22 - September 2, 2019

Sail to incredible destinations in Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey aboard the luxurious Sirena. Embark in Civitavecchia, the port for legendary Rome, and head to Sorrento, a city that delights with cobblestone streets, a seaside promenade, vibrant southern Italian culture, and then to stunning Capri, with its jagged, cavernous coastline. After a stop in Sicily, sail on to Greece. Corfu offers a lush landscape of olive groves, wildflowers, white-sand beaches, and emerald hills and mountains and Mykonos, known as Little Venice, is home to iconic windmills. Browse the colorful market at Kusadasi, a jumping-off point to explore the archaeological wonders of Ephesus, one of the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities. Finally, sail to Venice, and stroll through the winding narrow alleyways to find hidden piazzas, romantic trattorias, and charming old shops.  
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North Atlantic Quest

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September 10 - 27, 2019

Sail the northern reaches of the North Atlantic on this cruise to Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and New England. Start with an overnight stay in Reykjavík, which blends ancient maritime history and Nordic tradition with a lively modern edge. On your way to Greenland, sail the breathtakingly beautiful Prince Christian Sound, a fifty-five-mile-long channel dotted with icebergs and surrounded by towering glacier-carved mountains. Before cruising across the Labrador Sea and the Strait of Belle Isle, spend time in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital that offers memorable sites highlighting the city’s culture and the country’s history. Once in Canada, see landmarks from the 1700s in Sydney, experience the small-town feel of big-city Halifax, and witness the Reversing Falls, a daily tidal phenomenon, in Saint John. Before ending your cruise in New York, visit Bar Harbor, which boasts some of the Eastern Seaboard’s most stunning vistas, and Boston, New England’s largest city that abounds with history and architectural grandeur.
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Grand Danube Passage

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October 16-31, 2019

Travel through nine European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, sail the Danube for eight nights and complete your adventure with two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria. During this exciting journey, discover Roman ruins, castles, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses — all part of the complex history of this region. Feast your eyes on gorgeous panoramas of Budapest illuminated at night, the lush Wachau Valley and the immense Iron Gate Gorge, and immerse yourself in authentic cultural experiences. Onboard, enjoy a Serbian folk show and a performance of the Viennese waltz. In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions, featuring culinary outings, cycling, art tours and more. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations and deluxe hotels. The extensive meal plan features wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers.
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Masterpiece Montage

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September 30 - October 11, 2019

Discover enduring masterpieces of art and architecture, enthralling history, and unique natural attractions as you cruise along the Mediterranean coast. Embark Sirena in Civitavecchia, just outside Rome, and sail to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa and the idyllic Tuscan countryside. Then, take in Corsica’s stunning rugged countryside while you visit Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Spend time exploring its boutique shops and sidewalk cafés before continuing to Monte Carlo, an extravagant city surrounded by the renowned destinations of Nice, Èze, and Cannes. Finally, before ending the cruise in Barcelona, travel to Palma de Mallorca, a town with impressive architecture, and to Valencia, famed for its unique mix of Baroque cathedrals, futuristic architecture, and lush parks.
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Fall Foliage of Canada and New England

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October 8 - 19, 2019

Take  in vibrant fall colors in Canada and along the coast of New England on Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Depart from Montréal and sail to Québec City to stroll romantic cobbled stone streets and admire centuries-old architecture. Visit the setting of the historic conference that led to the formation of Canada in Charlottetown, located on Prince Edward Island—the setting of Anne of Green Gables. Saint John is home to geological marvels like the Reversing Falls, a daily tidal phenomenon that reverses the flow of the Saint John River, and Portland bustles with a thriving music and art scene. Visit Bar Harbor for sweeping natural vistas, and Boston, one of America’s oldest and most influential cities, to learn about its remarkable history. Finally, before ending your cruise in New York, stop in Newport to take in the city’s remarkable shoreline and opulent
Gilded Age mansions.
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Cruise the Heart of Europe

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October 9 - 24, 2019

Touring through the heartland of Europe, the continent’s great rivers made possible the expansion of art, culture and trade. On this one-of-a-kind journey through fivcountries, cruise the charming canals of Amsterdam and navigate the mighty Rhine, Maiand Danube rivers. Explore great cities, such as Amsterdam, Budapest, Cologne, Passau and Würzburg, and the charming towns of Koblenz, Melk and Miltenberg. Marvel at the beauty of the Middle Rhine and Wachau valleys. Personalize your experience in eight ports with a choice of included shore excursions that range from culinary tours to cycling adventures to museum visits. Local speakers complement your excursions with engaging talks about your destinations, and you even have a chance to learn
the Viennese waltz. This expertly crafted journey includes 14 nights aboard an exclusively chartered first-class river cruiser, all meals, and wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner. No single supplement!
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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October 11 -16, 2019

Travel with us to the Land of Enchantment to enjoy New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes, history and architecture. A highlight will be the world-famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest and most famous hot air ballooning event. Witness the Mass Ascension, which includes more than 500 balloons taking to the sky. Also experience the balloons up close and illuminated on solid ground during the Balloon Glow. Enjoy three nights in Santa Fe, founded in 1607, making it America’s oldest state capital city and third oldest continuously inhabited U.S. city. Learn more about New Mexico’s Native American history and culture with visits to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Bandelier National Monument and the Taos Pueblo. A few of the other attractions
during this program include Old Town Albuquerque, a Taos City Tour, the “High Road to Taos” and Los Alamos Bradbury Museum, which tells the story of this isolated town and its role in the Manhattan Project.
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Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels

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October 12 - 21, 2019

Wander past meandering canals, gabled houses, and blossoming gardens as you take in the picturesque charm of Amsterdam, Luxembourg, and Brussels. Delve into the Dutch capital’s laid-back cafe culture and view charming bridges and canals. Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Dam Square and the Royal Palace before journeying on to Luxembourg. Visit Luxembourg City’s quaint, cobbled streets and visit the World War II monument and other historical sites. Moving on, you’ll get the chance to explore historic Brussels, the unofficial capital of Europe, and experience local breweries, chocolate shops and more as well as several Medieval churches and museums. Several optional excursions throughout the tour will be available to add to your itinerary.
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Mediterranean Legends

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October 17 - 28, 2019

Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and tour the Colosseum in Rome. In Sorrento, take in sweeping views of the Gulf of Naples. Travel to Valletta and see The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist inside St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Stroll the beach in Palma de Mallorca and explore Valencia, the birthplace of paella.

Normandy and Honfleur

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October 26 - November 3, 2019

From rolling, green hills to the beautiful sea, discover the essence of Normandy as well as its pivotal role in history. On this seven-night journey, experience classic Norman culture. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel, where a medieval monastery seemingly rises out of the sea, and see the Bayeux Tapestry, the embroidered story of William the Conqueror’s Battle of Hastings victory. Taste Normandy’s contributions to French cuisine, and sip Calvados, the region’s celebrated cider brandy, in an apple orchard. And as the world marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, spend two full days visiting Omaha and Utah beaches, Normandy American Cemetery and other sites associated with this crucial World War II battle, plus gain insights during engaging lectures. Enjoy first-class accommodations in Honfleur and an extensive meal plan, featuring wine with dinner, on this small-group program. There is no supplement for solo travelers.
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Cuba Charms

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October 29 - November 9, 2019

Sail the warm waters of the Caribbean in this exclusive journey to Cuba and the Bahamas. Arrive in Miami and check-in to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at your leisure, and then join us for a group lecture by Havana-born scholar Dr. Jaime Suchlicki, a consultant on the private and public sectors on Cuban and Latin American Affairs. Embark Oceania Cruises’ Insignia and spend two days in Havana taking in its old-fashioned aesthetic, larger-than-life culture, and fascinating heritage and history.
Then, sail across the Caribbean Sea to Cienfuegos and take two days to explore the Pearl of the South— the city’s French spirit, tranquil seaside setting, and neoclassical architecture are sure to enchant. Stop in Santiago de Cuba, wedged between looming mountains and the aquamarine sea, the city offers a plethora of rich heritage and cultural diversions, come spend two exciting days amidst this dramatic backdrop. Other stops in the Bahamas are also included before ending your trip back in Miami.
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Rome: The City Experience

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November 2 - 8, 2019

Step wholeheartedly into the Roman experience and make the Eternal City your home away from home. Explore legendary landmarks like the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine while you mingle with locals who go about their lives in the shadow of ancient ruins. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a special cooking class and dinner, as you learn how to craft handmade pasta with the help of a local chef and paired with Italian wine. We promise, you’re going to leave feeling like an insider! There are other optional excursions available to add to your itinerary as well.
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