Gold Coast Odyssey
Day 1 - Los Angeles, California Los Angeles is a city spinning with energy and creativity, where tomorrow’s trends are born, nurtured and released. Having one of the best climates in the world, Los Angeles draws visitors year-round from all over the world. Officially founded in 1781, the modern-day metropolis of Los Angeles sprawls across over 4,000 square miles between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the snowcapped San Gabriel mountains. Los Angeles is considered the entertainment capital of the world, a vibrant city of visual delights with more museums than any other U.S. city.
Day 2 - Santa Barbara, California Your ship will anchor off this picturesque town nicknamed The American Riviera, set on slopes rising from a handsome sandy beach to the steep backdrop of the Santa Ynez Range. Much of the local architecture cleaves to the Spanish Colonial style dictated by the Mission that marked is founding, with adobe-styled facades and red barrel-tiled roofs. The Mission is a functioning church, and the older sections comprise an interesting museum of California’s earliest days as a Spanish colony. The County Courthouse, just off the central State Street shopping area, is a more recent exemplar of the style, ornately finished with colored tiles and handsome murals. Its tall clock tower, with a fascinating visible clockworks, is an excellent place to take in views of the whole city and the dark Channel Islands basking in the shining sea offshore. The harbor, where your tender lands, is a working fishing port, as well as a tourist attraction with restaurants, yacht services and a maritime museum. At the other end of the yacht marina and past a short beach, Stearns Wharf extends to an assortment of restaurants and souvenir shops. Just beyond the mountains, one of California’s most famous wine-producing regions awaits, as well as the picturesque Danish community of Solvang.
Day 3 - Monterey, California, US Monterey Bay is a yawning curve cut away from the Pacific coast of California between San Francisco and the coastal slopes known as Big Sur. On its southern shore, the Spanish mission town of Monterey sprawls across a pine-shaded peninsula. Its waterfront Cannery ow once processed the bounty of oil-rich sardines from the bay. Today they are mostly converted into luxury hotels, restaurants, galleries and other tourist businesses. He town is still a working fishing port, and Fisherman’s Wharf is a place to catch a glimpse of the trade that made the town rich. At the Row’s other end, the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium offers visitors innumerable insights into the workings and denizens of the world’s seas, including a huge sea tank showing the rich ecosystem of the Bay’s kelp forests. Outside, a plaza allows visitors t watch endearing sea otters as they feed on molluscs, play and rest atop the floating mats of kelp. Further south, the charming artists’ colony of Carmel and the world-renowned seaside golf courses of Pebble Beach Resort are accessible from the spectacular 17-Mile Drive.
Day 4 - San Francisco, California A cruise call at San Francisco begins and ends with a transit under the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most photographed structures. The city itself is a compact metropolis, easily navigated by visitors. The waterfront Embarcadero stretches from Fisherman’s Wharf along the Bay side with finger piers varying from closed to popular public attractions such as Pier 39’s restaurants, shops and galleries. The Ferry Building’s visible tower marks the center, and holds a permanent Farmer’s Market with fresh produce, seafood, cheeses as well as restaurants. The traditional Italian North Beach section is an easy walk away, as is the large and bustling Chinatown. The decommissioned military installation of the Presidio is now a breezy national park, with tremendous views if the bridge, the Bay, Alcatraz island and charming Sausalito on the far shore. Day trips are easily arranged for wine tasting in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys north of the Bay, or to walk among the redwood groves at Muir Woods in Marin County. The city’s Golden Gate Park is a destination in itself, holding a sprawling DeYoung Art Museum, a classic Victorian-era Conservatory of Flowers, and the California Academy of Sciences housing a large aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum.
Day 5 - At Sea
Day 6 - At Sea
Day 7 - Seattle, Washington, US Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark
Day 8 - Victoria, British Columbia Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.
Day 9 - Vancouver, B.C., CA The humble beginnings of the City of Vancouver, in the settlement of Gastown on Burrard Inlet, rose out of the old growth forests and the sawdust of the old Hastings Mill. Its location between the Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped coastal mountains creates one of the most idyllic settings of any city in the world. As a world-class city it has the best of both worlds, intermingling urban sophistication with a sense of wilderness and outdoor adventure. Whether you are exploring Vancouver's diverse downtown core, strolling through the giant trees of Stanley Park or taking in the 20 miles (30 km) of uninterrupted waterfront trails along the seawall, you are bound to fall in love with Canada's third largest metropolitan center, which is consistently ranked as one of most livable cities on earth. In 1886, the Canadian Pacific Railway reached Vancouver, completing Canada’s 'National Dream' of a connection between east and west, and opening up new trade routes between Asia and Europe. The city was named for British captain and explorer George Vancouver.
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