Novel Itineraries on Land and Water

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Queen Mary 2 from Cunard Line.

Making Waves

New ships, noteworthy shore excursions, and novel itineraries to make plans for now.

A child with traditional face paint at Myanmar’s Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Standing tall in Kenya.

By Susan Hanson
Finding Religion
A call in Semarang, Indonesia, allows Paul Gauguin Cruises’ passengers the chance to explore the Grand Mosque (Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah) and Vihara Mahavira monastery, or the UNESCO-designated Borobudur Temple complex. Sail 15 days on board the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin.
Land Discoveries
Zip-lining through the rain forest in Costa Rica and listening to New Orleans jazz on board an authentic paddle wheeler are just a few of the experiences available through Azamara Club Cruises’ newly revamped excursions program. The line’s 2014 offerings include restructured night touring and an insider series for deeper cultural immersion.
Game On
For those who require a little indulgence with their African safari, Celebrity Cruises has combined a six-day Kenya adventure with a relaxing 12- or 13-day voyage around the Black Sea and Turkey. Guests tour Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, and the Masai Mara with wildlife viewing before boarding the 2,170-passenger Celebrity Constellation.
Club Car
Now on select sailings, guests of Virtuoso Voyager Club – Virtuoso’s free cruise-enhancement program – have the choice between an exclusive shore excursion, a shipboard credit, or a private car and driver to explore at their own pace.
Originally appeared in Virtuoso Traveler magazine, June 2014.

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The UNESCO-designated Borobudur Temple complex.