Start your epic voyage with direct flights to Los Angeles and your choice of city sights or Santa Monica and the beach for 3 nights. Fly direct to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, on the island of Tahiti. Board the Seven Seas Navigator for your amazing journey through the Pacific Ocean, South America, the Panama Canal, Havana and finally Miami.
The holiday is a set departure leaving the UK on April 4th, 2020.
Welcome to L.A. Spend your 3 nights exploring all things Hollywood and celebrity or head to the beach. Santa Monica is a great combination of beach, shopping and interesting neighbourhoods and you don't need a car to get around. Santa Monica is also the official to Route 66, so grab a few holiday snaps by the famous Santa Monica pier sign.
If you are keen to drive a bit of the California Coast, you can grab a convertible and head to Santa Barbara. Chock full of upscale boutiques and al fresco dining, you'll absolutely adore this charming, coastal city with a mountain backdrop. Our team know California like the backs of their hands, so we'll be able to tailor exactly the California experience you'd like.
Set sail and enjoy the breathtaking Islands of Polynesia. Adjective alert….this collection of volcanic islands and atolls is stunningly beautiful. You’ll stop for the day in the ports of Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa and Fakarava. Whilst onboard, all offered excursions are included. We’ll recommend pre-booking so you are sure to get your first choice. Options in French Polynesia include island tours, dolphin watching, aquasafari, shark and ray watching by glass-bottom boat, aqua bike scooters, pearl farm visit, snorkelling……..the list goes on.
Interesting, Easter Island was discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722 by a Dutch explorer. More interesting yet, it’s an overseas territory of Chile despite its location in the southeast Pacific. Easter Island is famous for its mysterious, stone statues, nearly 900 of them, called moai. They were created by the Rapanui, the native islanders and you’ll learn more about them during your overnight in the port.
Welcome to South America! Lima is the centre of everything in Peru – cultural and political– plus it’s the gateway to Machu Picchu and the ruins of Cuzco. You have a full 28 hours in Lima, so you can take advantage of the superb excursions on offer showcasing Peruvian art, cooking, meditation, museums, monasteries and more. Whatever you decide, be sure to sample the local cocktail – the Pisco.
The next port is near the elegant, colonial city of Trujillo. One of Peru's most important cities, you'll adore the small town feel whilst being surrounded by grand architecture like the amazing yellow facade of Trujillo Cathedral and the piercing blue of Casa Urquiaga.
Spend a day at sea either side of Ecuador's two ports - Guayaquil and Manta.
Guayaquil is the gateway to the Galapagos Islands and the economic centre of Ecuador. The city itself is an interesting blend of the modern metropolis it is hoping to become with the heritage and charm it’s always held. Manta is Ecuador’s major port with authentic fishing villages and unspoiled beaches. The small town of Montecristi is nearby and full of 1600s colonial architecture. It is also the birth place of the Panama hat which interesting fact, were historically produced in Ecuador, but first widely distributed from Panama – hence the name!
You'll sail right to the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and dock in Fuerte Amador. Your shore excursion options here are rather exciting! You can opt for a ferry ride through several of the canal locks crossing thethe Continental Divide OR you can travel along the tracks of the first transcontinental railroad in a domed railcar. Travel through lush rainforest with a panoramic view perfect for spotting Howler monkeys, colourful toucans and other exotic wildlife. Crossing the Continental Divide, you'll find yourself on the Atlantic side and a short coach transfer to Aqua Clara or the Expansion Locks where you’ll witness the mammoth ships passing through the canal.
All excursions return to Fuerte Amador and you'll overnight in port with a 4am wake-up call the next morning to start the ships daylight canal transit. You won't want to miss a second of this bucket list day!
Your first port of call in the Caribbean Sea is Costa Rica. This vibrant country is buzzing with open air markets, friendly locals and colourful wildlife. Zipline through the Rainforest, travel by aerial tram or enjoy a jungle riverboat cruise - once again, your included excursions will give you a fantastic feel for the local culture and sights.
Spend a day at sea on your way to Roatan, Honduras. This area is known for amazing underwater life and the surrounding reefs are begging to be explored by catamaran, glass-bottomed boat or a spot of snorkelling from Big French Key.
Arrive in Belize next and spend the day with more water activities or lounging on the beach. If you want to get out and about, you can visit a spice farm, hot sauce factory or experience local village life.
Your next two ports are the Mexican cities of Costa Maya and Cozumel. In Costa Maya, you will have the opportunity to visit a Mayan family in their home and learn all about their history, customs and traditions.
Cozumel is the largest inhabited island in Mexico. Take a Mexican cooking class, visit the Mayan Cacao Company or do an city highlights tour with time for shopping.
Spend a day in the Florida Straits, the area between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. It is only 150 kilometres wide at the narrowest point which runs between Key West and the Cuban shore.
Once in Havana, you have a full day to explore the interesting city and same the local cigars and rum. Be sure to consider a visit to the Tropicana Cabaret where performers like Nat King Cole played back in the day.
Welcome to the USA! One last breakfast before disembarking the Seven Seas Navigator and transferring to your Miami hotel. You can opt for an Art Deco gem along Ocean Drive, a large resort, a restored retro hotel near to Lincoln Road or you can opt for the affluent, leafy neighbourhood of Coral Gables. Your Bon Voyage consultant will help you make the choice that best suits.