Cruise Tours Available From Major Cruise Lines
Azamara Cruises recently concluded its inaugural Asia cruisetour season with eight-day China land extensions to cruises and will again offer China itineraries from December 2009 through early 2010. Azamara also offers cruisetours in Europe, with the land portion starting in any of several cities, including Athens, Greece, Florence or Milan, Italy, Budapest, Hungary and Ankara, Turkey.
Celebrity Cruises offers cruisetours in Alaska, Europe and South America. For the 2010 Alaska season, cruisetours are available in Alaska's interior and between Calgary and Vancouver, Canada. The line's European cruisetours include land portions in Spain, Italy, France, England and the Netherlands. And its South America cruisetours include visits to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Iguazu Falls on the Brazil-Argentina border.
Cruise West offers Alaska cruises with cruisetour options to include Denali National Park, Fairbanks and Anchorage. Sea of Cortez cruisetours include Mexico's Copper Canyon. Cruisetours to Panama and Costa Rica include the Monteverde Cloud Forest or a "Costa Rica Highlights" land tour. Galapagos cruisetours include Machu Picchu. The "Hidden Treasures of Japan and Grand Asia" cruisetour includes Kyoto. And the "Grand Asia and Vietnam" itinerary features Cambodia, including Angkor Wat.
Holland America Line offers cruisetours to Alaska as well as to Canada's Yukon Territory. Alaska itineraries encompass 14 national parks and wilderness areas. Nineteen of them include options to travel above the Artic Circle, cruise Kenai Fjords National Monument, explore the Kenai Peninsula or stay at the Alyeska Resort near Anchorage.
Hurtigruten has four cruisetours available visiting inland cities and villages in Norway, Russia, Sweden and other Baltic countries. Highlights include historic sites, museums, cultural attractions, local cuisine and scenic countryside.
Princess Cruises has land tours and cruises that cab ne combine to build cruisetours in six destinations: Alaska, Asia, Australia, South America, Europe and Canada/New England. The "Ultimate Australia" cruisetour features Uluru National Park and Ayers Rock, a boat tour in Kakadu National Park, a Skyrail rainforest cableway ride and a full-day Great Barrier Reef Tour.
Royal Caribbean offers cruisetours in Alaska/Canada, Asia (China), Australia/New Zealand and Europe. Examples include the "Italian Lakes, Verona & Venice" itinerary with visits to Stresa, Verone and Venice; and the "Whistler" cruisetour with visits to Whistler and Vancouver, B.C.