Day 1: Southampton (UK) Embark your ship – Arcadia
Day 2-4: 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 25-26: San Francisco – Overnight On Board
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: Fly UK
Day 27: Arrive in the UK