It was William Shakespeare who first penned the lines “The world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open.” While this phrase developed into several meanings, one remains most applicable to travel. Just like an effort is required to pry open the clam to reveal its treasured pearl inside, the world’s amazing treasures are waiting for your efforts to uncover them – through travel.
To help you attain this goal, we’ve partnered with our award-winning cruise line partners during our World Explorer Sale from October 1 - 31 to bring you to exotic destinations such as Alaska, Asia, Europe, Panama, and the rivers of the world – places full of bucket-list sights, rich history, and wondrous cultures. We’ll show you how becoming a World Explorer has never been so easy.
And best of all, reserve your next cruise vacation during our World Explorer Sale and take advantage of tremendous value and savings, only available exclusively through Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®.
Discover untamed beauty, wild terrain, and gold-rush history in the largest American state, more than twice as large as Texas. Your cruise showcases Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, with scenic cruising through the Inside Passage, and plenty of glacier viewing opportunities at either Glacier Bay National Park or Hubbard Glacier. A wide array of land tours can be combined with your cruise to bring you closer to nature and to view wildlife that can only be found in Alaska’s interiors. Travel by rail and motorcoach to some of the best highlights including Denali, Kenai Fjords, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Parks, and the Klondike town of Fairbanks.
Asia conjures up images of gilded temples, golden Buddhas, pristine beaches, and delectable cuisine perfumed with mouth-watering scents and spices. With so many different countries and cultures packed along these exotic shores, a cruise is the best way to sample history, culture, and landscapes, making iconic sights such as the enigmatic Angkor Wat, the mesmerizing Halong Bay, the awe-inspiring Mt Fuji, and the grand mosques and souqs of the Arabia Gulf within your easy reach. Your taste buds will also be delighted by a culinary world tour including spicy curries, hot pho, crispy Peking duck, and delightful dim sum.
Europe is a continent with so many options, it’s difficult to pick just one. Start with the North Cape and the Baltic, where you can relive history through the Vikings and the Russian Czars, or revisit your familial roots in the British Isles. Or, take a voyage along the Mediterranean, which remains the most popular itinerary. Where else can you explore ancient civilizations built with stone and marble roads, then fast forward to designer shopping along waterfront promenades, all on the same day? Lastly, the sunny Greek isles and Dalmatian coast beckon with golden beaches, walled fortresses, and ancient cultures. Whatever option you choose, you’ll get there in style and comfort onboard a beautiful floating resort.
Connecting the waters of the Caribbean and the Pacific oceans is the mighty Panama Canal, one of the seven modern wonders of the world. A cruise through this 82 km (51 mi) waterway is a must for engineering buffs, wildlife seekers, and cruise enthusiasts. The best itinerary is the ocean-to-ocean full transit, but if you are short in time, you can still get a taste of the canal by taking a partial transit and remain on the Caribbean side. Additional highlights on a Panama cruise include the Mayan ruins, active volcanoes, sun-kissed beaches, and world-class diving.
Hands down, seeing Europe by a river boat beats out a motorcoach tour by a mile. Imagine docking in the heart of Europe’s most iconic cities – Amsterdam, Paris, Moscow, Vienna, Cologne, and Budapest – and be in the thick of things without the hassle of bussing around, 5am wake-up calls, and living out of a suitcase! River cruising allows an immersive experience that includes regional cuisine, fine wines and local beers, enrichment lectures and meaningful tours offered by local guides, all in an intimate and social environment of less than 200 like-minded guests. Choose from journeys along the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Rhone, Saone, the Douro, the Volga, and more. River cruising has now also expanded well beyond Europe. Options are available on the Yangtze, Mekong, Irrawaddy, the Ganges, the Nile, and the Amazon.
With all of these amazing destination choices, the world indeed is your oyster, and it’s calling for you to open it and discover its treasures. Don’t wait any longer, contact your Vacation Consultant today to make it happen during our exceptional World Explorer Sale!
*Note: Expedia® Extras are per stateroom based on double occupancy on select sailings and vary by destination, departure date & stateroom category. Itineraries, programs, and policies are subject to change without notice. Valid for new bookings created and deposited October 1 - 31, 2019 and are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® is not responsible for errors or information that may occur as a result of transfer of information from selected third parties, technical or human error. Additional restrictions apply, contact your Vacation Consultant today for full terms and conditions.