This once-in-a-lifetime itinerary truly goes above and beyond, opening up
a brand new area of cruising for Fred. Olsen. Embark on this unique journey
and discover the most exhilarating experiences and destinations of the Pacific
Coast of North America, with five days exploring Californian cities sure to be
the icing on the very indulgent cake. There are Atlantic and Caribbean islands
mixed in too, as well as a few Central and South American treats.
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After delving into the floral gardens and leafy levada
trails of Madeira, the delights of luxurious Barbados
and charming Bonaire add a splash of Caribbean
flavour. Top of the recommended experiences is a
catamaran cruise in search of Sea Turtles. Caribbean
charm combines with Hispanic architecture in
beautiful Cartagena de Indias, then a call into Colón is
succeeded by an unforgettable transit through the
engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal.
A taster of El Salvador follows, before Balmoral
explores three enticing resorts on Mexico’s Pacific
Coast. Relax and unwind amid the contrasting
styles of Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon Boardwalk,
Mazatlán’s historic Machado Square and Cabo San
Lucas’ stylish marina – all before experiencing ‘The
Kicking off with three days in San Francisco, you’re
sure to be invigorated and entertained in equal
measure by seemingly endless top-drawer attractions,
including Alcatraz, Sausalito and the Golden Gate
Bridge. Heading back down the coast, in vibrant Los
Angeles take the opportunity to capture your allimportant
photo of the iconic Hollywood sign; spot
your star favourites on the Walk of Fame; and see the
homes of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Wonderfully laid-back San Diego presents a variety of
must-see sites – heading the list are the USS Midway
Museum and Balboa Park, where you can explore the
world-renowned San Diego Zoo.
Recharge the batteries during four days at sea as
Balmoral heads back down to Mexico for a call into
Acapulco, once popular with Hollywood stars.
Although the glamour has faded, the city is still alive
round the clock. Look out for the death-defying leaps
of the famous cliff divers. Sailing south down the
Pacific coast, vibrant Puntarenas is next – gateway to
beaches, national parks and nature reserves. Then
enjoy a further transit of the iconic Panama Canal en
route to the Caribbean Sea.
On Aruba and St Maarten experience a cocktail of
typically pristine Caribbean sands, blended with
attractions and architecture evoking the interesting
Dutch colonial heritage. All before calls into the
Azores and Spain round off your incredible journey.
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