Ocean Explorer - Tokyo to New York

Asia-Americas

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Tokyo Dazzling cityscapes await your exploration; visit Asakusa for the bright lights, street fairs and Kenso-ji Temple; the Tsukiji Market, the largest open-air fish market in the world with on-the-spot sushi; and the Imperial Palace's East Garden for some calm. Spend the evening in the bright, active Ginza District, where the night comes alive.
  • Day 2 - Tokyo Dazzling cityscapes await your exploration; visit Asakusa for the bright lights, street fairs and Kenso-ji Temple; the Tsukiji Market, the largest open-air fish market in the world with on-the-spot sushi; and the Imperial Palace's East Garden for some calm. Spend the evening in the bright, active Ginza District, where the night comes alive.
  • Day 3 - Oarai, Japan
  • Day 4 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 5 - Aomori, Japan
  • Day 6 - Hakodate, Japan
  • Day 7 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 8 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 9 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
  • Day 10 - Cross International Date Line
  • Day 10 - Cruising the Aleutian Basin
  • Day 11 - Cruising the Aleutian Basin
  • Day 12 - Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Islands), Alaska
  • Day 13 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 14 - Kodiak, Alaska The Kiel Canal runs for 61 miles through Germany's northern Schleswig-Holstein state, linking the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. Ships save nearly 250 nautical miles by transiting the canal instead of sailing around Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. Besides saving time, ships avoid the typically rougher seas to the north. Consequently, the Kiel Canal is the world's most heavily used seaway. In 1895 Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II opened the canal, and in his honor it was named the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal. In 1948 the canal was renamed Kiel after the German city at its eastern terminus. Large cruise ships are unable to use the Kiel Canal because they can't clear the bridges; however, Oceania Cruises' mid-sized ships can easily take advantage of its benefits.
  • Day 15 - Seward While most cruise ships merely turn around here, Regatta actually calls on Seward, which is named for the U.S. Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. The Seward Museum is a treasure trove of artifacts. The Alaska SeaLife Center showcases the abundant marine life, and nearby Chugach National Forest is a natural paradise.
  • Day 16 - Cruising Hubbard Glacier
  • Day 17 - Juneau, Alaska For a state capital, Juneau maintains a surprising small-town charm, in part because it can only be reached by sea or air due to the surrounding wilderness. Collections from the indigenous people are displayed in the Alaska State Museum. Visit Mendenhall Glacier for outdoor adventure.
  • Day 18 - Sitka Called "Shee Atika" by the Tlingit Indians, then "New Archangel" by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29, a structure built by the Russians in 1835. The Sheldon Jackson Museum exhibits one of Alaska's oldest native culture collections.
  • Day 19 - Prince Rupert British Columbia's most northern coastal city, Prince Rupert sits on the very edge of the wilderness. The majority of its attractions revolve around the outdoors, such as sport fishing or a walking tour of the bonsai-like forest at Oliver Lake. Wildlife abounds, including bears, mountain goats and a variety of migrating whales.
  • Day 20 - Cruising the Inside Passage
  • Day 21 - Victoria Western Canada's oldest city, Victoria proudly displays its British heritage. Explore lavish Craigdarroch Castle, built in the late 1800s for a Scottish coal baron. Trace the area's early British seafarers in the Marine Museum of British Columbia. There's even a Royal London Wax Museum with likenesses of King Henry VIII and Winston Churchill.
  • Day 22 - Astoria, Oregon The oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria was established in 1811 on the Columbia River. The city is known as the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" because of the colorful Victorian homes clinging to its steep hills. A fine example of that late 1800s architecture is the Flavel House, now a museum with period furnishings.
  • Day 23 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 24 - San Francisco With icons like the orange-colored Golden Gate Bridge, clanging streetcars, rolling fog and impossibly steep hills, scenic San Francisco never fails to capture your heart. While the setting is dramatic, the atmosphere is positively laissez-faire, so feel free to do whatever you wish. Tour notorious Alcatraz. See predators like the sharks that live in the surrounding waters at the Aquarium of the Bay. Observe the bonsai in the Japanese Tea Garden in emerald-green Golden Gate Park. Go up mural-covered Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill for an amazing view of the city, which looks even more dynamic at night.
  • Day 25 - San Francisco With icons like the orange-colored Golden Gate Bridge, clanging streetcars, rolling fog and impossibly steep hills, scenic San Francisco never fails to capture your heart. While the setting is dramatic, the atmosphere is positively laissez-faire, so feel free to do whatever you wish. Tour notorious Alcatraz. See predators like the sharks that live in the surrounding waters at the Aquarium of the Bay. Observe the bonsai in the Japanese Tea Garden in emerald-green Golden Gate Park. Go up mural-covered Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill for an amazing view of the city, which looks even more dynamic at night.
  • Day 26 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 27 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 28 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Revel in a scenic tour of this exotic desert landscape and enjoy fabulous views of the rugged coastline and an incredible cactus garden. Snorkel in a quiet cove or go in search of migrating gray whales. Or visit the neighboring port of San Jose del Cabo for a taste of old Mexico.
  • Day 29 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 30 - Acapulco Acapulco is a resort destination with extensive history, a beautiful natural setting, a wide variety of recreation opportunities and fabulous shopping. It's also known for its almost perfect weather – sunshine 360 days a year on average.
  • Day 31 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 32 - Puerto Quetzal Drive into the mountains to beautiful old Antigua, once the country's colonial capital, and discover its lovely bougainvillea-draped buildings and breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes. Travel to famed Lake Atitlan and step back in time as you encounter the indigenous people in all of their finery still living along the lakeshore. Or better yet, fly to Flores and experience the magnificent and enigmatic Mayan temples and palaces of the Tikal complex, surrounded by jungle.
  • Day 33 - Corinto Nicaragua’s largest port, Corinto sits on an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Nicaragua is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the area offers long stretches of white sand and clear blue waters. Visit the nearby city of León to see the wonderful cathedral, monuments and colonial buildings as well as the ruins of León Viejo, one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the Americas.
  • Day 34 - Puntarenas, Costa Rica Be awed by the spectacular rainforest canopy, whether you walk through it or ride an aerial tram. Discover breathtaking waterfalls, butterfly gardens and a cloud forest. Watch for curious monkeys and brilliantly colored birds. Ride horseback through a rare virgin tropical dry forest. Or enjoy a scenic drive to San Jose and see this charming city and its sights.
  • Day 35 - Pacific Ocean Cruising
  • Day 36 - Panama Canal Transit, Panama The Panama Canal is approximately 50 miles long and joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The waterway was cut through one of the narrowest portions of land joining North and South America and took over 400 years to complete. The canal was started by the French and finished by the United States. During the course of this construction over 30,000 people lost their lives. The first ship to transit the Panama Canal was in 1914 and today about fourteen thousand vessels do so each year.
  • Day 37 - Cartagena, Colombia Take a scenic drive through the residential area of Manga and admire the beautiful mansions. Explore the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a fort that was once the most important military structure built in Latin America. Enjoy a boat ride to the Islas del Rosario and continue to the island of San Martín de Pajarales to visit the aquarium. Board a beautiful Spanish galleon, a replica of a 17th century sailing ship, for a cruise of the inner bay of Cartagena.
  • Day 38 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
  • Day 39 - Cruising the Old Bahama Channel
  • Day 40 - Miami People-watchers will enjoy South Beach's Ocean Drive, while architecture buffs will love the Art Deco District. If the beaches don't intrigue you, there are world-class museums and shopping venues too. In Miami, there really is something for everyone.
  • Day 41 - Port Canaveral Venture to the expansive sand beaches of Cocoa Beach or explore the Kennedy Space Center at nearby Cape Canaveral. Orlando is a little over an hour away, and the Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks beckon. Or take a stroll around Lake Eola and enjoy the boutiques and restaurants of downtown Orlando.
  • Day 42 - Charleston The Old South is captured beautifully in Charleston, which has meticulously preserved the ambiance and architecture of its antebellum past. The downtown is full of old-fashioned inns, antique shops and pristine private homes. Visit Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, or the Charleston Museum, established in 1773 and distinguished as America’s first museum. Another signature attraction nearby is Boone Hall Plantation, one of the oldest working plantations in America.
  • Day 43 - Charleston The Old South is captured beautifully in Charleston, which has meticulously preserved the ambiance and architecture of its antebellum past. The downtown is full of old-fashioned inns, antique shops and pristine private homes. Visit Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, or the Charleston Museum, established in 1773 and distinguished as America’s first museum. Another signature attraction nearby is Boone Hall Plantation, one of the oldest working plantations in America.
  • Day 44 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising
  • Day 45 - New York, United States The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Call it what you may, New York reigns as one of the world's most dynamic cities. But where to begin? The sacred soil of Ground Zero or stunning Central Park? The Guggenheim or the American Museum of Natural History? Should you take in a Broadway show or simply enjoy the nonstop show of people that parade through the streets? The possibilities are endless in the five boroughs of New York City, so get out and enjoy.
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Onboard experience

Insignia radiates her own unique warmth and character. Her distinctive personality shines through from the moment you first step into her newly redesigned, neo-classical lobby or Toscana, resplendent in rich new fabrics and furnishings that reflect the charisma of Tuscany. Insignia boasts decks and verandas graced with the finest teak and exquisite custom stone and tile work. To ensure the elegance shines throughout the entire experience, there is all new Villeroy & Boch china, the finest silver and crystal, and a distinctive museum-quality art collection that is an eclectic melding of traditional and contemporary, with a touch of whimsy.

Facilities

Relaxation: Spa, Sun Deck, Whirlpool, Steam Room, Beauty Salon, Massage, Jacuzzi, Facial Treatments, Make-Overs, Manicures, Pedicures, Tanning Treatments
Food and Drink: Lounge, Martini Bar, 24-hour Room Service, Regatta Lounge, Grand Dining Room, Toscana, Tapas Restaurant, Terrace Cafe, Grand Bar, Polo Grill
Recreational: Library, Card Room
Fitness: Gym, Fitness Center, Yoga, Jogging Track, Aerobics, Personal Training
Technology: Internet Cafe, Satelite Telephone
Other: Photo Gallery, Boutique, Shore Excursion Office, Observation Lounge, Security Safe, Guest Relations Office
Entertainment: Martini Bar, Horizons

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