J.R.R. Tolkien famously described adventures as being “Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things!” that “Make you late for dinner!” But what if they didn’t have to be?
Wouldn’t it be great to experience the exotic jungles, rushing rivers, and lost cities of the world like the great explorers of old, without the accompanying uncertainty about where your next meal was coming from or where you might be sleeping that night?
This is why cruise vacations are becoming more popular than ever in recent years. Cruises allow you to experience all of the epic thrills of the world’s most far-flung destinations – and still have a gourmet meal, a hot shower, and a comfortable bed at the end of each unforgettable day. A cruise is your ticket to experiencing the world’s hot spots and off the beaten path destinations in luxury and style.
Adventures don’t have to be uncomfortable anymore. Here are a few of the amazing journeys awaiting you on your next sail.
The gateway between two oceans and two continents, The Panama Canal is one of the engineering marvels of the world. Exploring this epic waterway will be an experience you’ll never forget. This canal runs 65 kilometres from the port of Colón on the Atlantic to bustling Panama City on the Pacific. Along the way it passes Gatún Lake, at one time the largest manmade lake in the world. This lush region is teaming with wildlife including fish, monkeys and rare tropical birds.
Holland America offers the authentic canal experience, sailing its length in a luxury cruise ship that rises up 85 feet as water fills the locks below. Canal historians share the incredible tales of the engineering feat that divided two continents.
Gatún Lake excursions include motorboat rides to the locks, and kayaking outings through the lake’s tropical islands to photograph exotic wildlife such as monkeys, toucans and sloths.
Explore the intriguing lands, cultures and peoples of this amazing region while enjoying world-class fine dining and exclusive entertainment and luxury accommodations onboard.
From the mountains to the beaches, the jungles to the cities, South America offers a boundless variety of experiences for adventure seekers of all ages. Discover the unforgettable natural beauty of the fjords of Chile or the electric intensity of Argentina’s traditional dance, the tango.
With shorelines on the Pacific and the Atlantic to explore, a South American cruise presents travellers with an amazingly diverse array of experiences. Explore everything from a vibrant city of more than six million people in Rio de Janeiro to the remote Amazonian village of Boca da Valeria with its population of 75. Immerse yourself in the history of the astounding 15th-century Incan citadel Machu Picchu in Peru, or learn about the more recent history of the Falkland Islands as a British overseas territory.
Oceania Cruises offer South American voyages that combine epic travel with an array of engaging onboard activities, including special guest lecturers, Canyon Ranch seminars, trivia, wine tastings and more.
The Marina and Riviera ships also feature Oceania’s state-of-the-art Culinary Center, which offers hands-on cooking classes and Culinary Discovery Tours in select destinations such as an Argentine Culinary Experience or a Uruguayan Cooking Experience.
Who says adventure has to be uncomfortable? Discover exotic locales, exciting new cultures, and historic sites, all with access to the comforts of home and the luxuries of world-class travel on a cruise vacation.
With more than 55 years of planning incredible vacations, CAA’s over 200 passionate Travel Consultants know the ins and outs of cruising. Call us at: 1-855-660-2292 and let us help you arrange your epic sail today!