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Set Sail on Friday, January 24, 2020
*Surcharges may apply
San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colourful Victorian houses. The CBD’s Trans-america Pyramid is its most distinctive building, offering unparalleled views of the city. You’ll find Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison, in San Francisco bay.Day 2: Santa Barbara, United States
With the Santa Ynez Mountains as a dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street.Day 3: Los Angeles, California
There is so much to do in Los Angeles you won’t know where to start! Catch a few rays on Venice Beach, shop until you drop on Rodeo Drive, or study the stars at the Griffith Observatory. Check out the film studio schedules before you go and become part of the audience to watch your favourite TV show being filmed live!Day 4: At Sea
Let the luxury and adventure continue onboard! Spend your day lazing by the sprawling pools, impressing the thrill-seekers with endless family-friendly activities, indulging your tastebuds at the elaborate dining district, sipping cocktails at the chic bars and being amazed as you relish world-class live entertainment. There is so much to see and do onboard, you’ll be begging for more days at sea!Day 5: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Welcome to Cabo! There are plenty of shore excursions to choose from including whale watching, snorkelling, fishing and jet skiing. If you would prefer to entertain yourself head to Playa El Medano, Cabo’s main beach and enjoy lunch while doing a bit of celeb spotting. Or perhaps venture to the very end of the Baja peninsula to Lovers Beach and ‘El Arco’, Cabo’s iconic natural arch.Day 6: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Welcome to the resort locale of Puerto Vallarta. Famed for its incredible beaches, vibrant nightlife and water sports. The cobblestone streets are home to boutique restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and the elaborate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church.Day 7: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is Pacific Coast beach resort in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Curving El Palmar Beach is lined with high-rise hotels, bars and restaurants. Fishing boats leave from Ixtapa Marina, adjacent to a golf course. The granite rocks of Los Morros de Potosí are a popular dive site, while the Delfiniti dolphinarium offers the chance to swim with dolphins.Day 8: At Sea
Let the luxury and adventure continue onboard! Spend your day lazing by the sprawling pools, impressing the thrill-seekers with endless family-friendly activities, indulging your tastebuds at the elaborate dining district, sipping cocktails at the chic bars and being amazed as you relish world-class live entertainment. There is so much to see and do onboard, you’ll be begging for more days at sea!Day 9 : Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
There are various tours available that take passengers to La Antigua, Auto Safari Chapin zoo, La Reunion world-class golf resort, and other various tour packages are offered specially created for cruise passengers. At the port, there is a market selling lots of crafts and souvenir items for those who choose not to take any tours inland. There is also several bars, hammocks to relax in, a restaurant, and performances from Marimba bands. The nearest town, San Jose, is about a mile away.Day 10 : Corinto, Nicaragua
The Nicaragua San Cristobal Volcano Summit, located an hour drive from Puerto Corinto, offers a challenging trek up the highest volcano in Nicaragua for panoramic views of the countryside and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Or only an hour from Puerto Corinto, Colonial Leon and Old Leon is a crumbling city filled with churches, streetscapes and cosmopolitan vibe. Once the capital of Nicaragua, the UNESCO-designated Old City offers sweeping views of the façade of León’s cathedral – the largest in Central America.Day 11: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas in Costa Rica is our next stop, well-known for its fantastic rainforest, volcano and coffee plantation tours! The wildlife and natural scenery in Costa Rica is outstanding, keep an eye out for butterflies, birds and monkeys to name a few!Day 12 - 13: At Sea
Let the luxury and adventure continue onboard! Spend your day lazing by the sprawling pools, impressing the thrill-seekers with endless family-friendly activities, indulging your tastebuds at the elaborate dining district, sipping cocktails at the chic bars and being amazed as you relish world-class live entertainment. There is so much to see and do onboard, you’ll be begging for more days at sea!Day 14: Cartagena, Colombia
Welcome to Colombia! Cartagena is a centuries-old colonial walled town with a fascinating history of explorers, invasions and pirates. A mix of charming cobbled streets and open-air cafes in the old town, typical South American chaos in the outer-town and modern, luxurious restaurants along the Bocagrande – Cartagena’s fashionable beach-front district.Day 15: Santa Marta, Colombia
Situated on the Caribbean Sea, Santa Marta was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia. It is the perfect destination to explore the Tayrona National Park and for multi-day guided tours to the Lost City!Day 16: Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad is the capital of Aruba, perfectly placed on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Head to the Archaeological Museum for an exploration in to indigenous artifacts dating back as far as 2500 B.C. A walk along the waterfront will see you surrounded by boutiques and shopping malls.Day 17: Willemstad, Curacao
Welcome to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. Explore the striking, pastel-coloured colonial architecture and the 19th century Rif Fort which now boasts a shopping centre. Send your taste buds on a journey of Dutch and Afro-Caribbean cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Day 18: Kralendijk, Bonaire
Colorful architecture dots the shopping street of Kaya Grandi. The Bonaire Museum displays archaeological finds, shells and old photos. Off the coast is Bonaire National Marine Park, with a coral reef sheltering tropical fish. This stretches west to Klein Bonaire Island, where the sandy beaches provide a nesting ground for sea turtles.Day 19 -22: At Sea
Explore the beautiful concrete jungle that is New York City. Spend your day visiting the prosperity bull on Wall Street, seek out panoramic views from the Empire State Building and gaze upon the city from the architecturally pleasing Brooklyn Bridge. You’re also spoilt for choice with the Guggenheim and the Met.
All aboard NCL’s Norwegian Gem for epic, luxurious journeys from New York to the Bahamas, Florida, the Caribbean, Canada and New England! Sail in style with contemporary, spacious and plush staterooms where you’ll wake to evocative views out over the vast ocean each morning. From casual, on-the-go options to world-class fine dining, the Norwegian Gem offers impressive cuisine for all tastes. Top up your tan and glass at once by poolside Topsiders Bar (the best kind of multitasking), zone-out with a first-rate hot-stone massage or shop for whatever your heart desires at the ship’s duty-free markets. Be entertained with magical live performances and brilliant casino games before ending each evening with your favourite drink at chic Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar and a boogie at Spinnaker Lounge! From stern to bow, NCL’s Norwegian Gem will have you loving every second of your getaway.
Prices shown are in Australian Dollars and are per person, based on twin share. Prices are subject to availability and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking. Free at Sea bonuses are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Airfares are currently out of system range and are not published at this time – airfares in this package are based off 2018 pricing and scheduling. Once the airfares are released in the system within date range, your consultant will contact you in regards to pricing fluctuation if any, along with correct date and flight information.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
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