51 nights onboard Arcadia

Brisbane to Southampton

Exclusively for adults - Arcadia’s signature features such as her exterior glass-fronted lifts and expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3,000 works of art, create a sophisticated air.

Leaving from: Brisbane, Queensland
Cruise ship: Arcadia
Visiting: Brisbane, Queensland Airlie Beach Cairns, Queensland Darwin, Northern Territory
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2094
Passengers
866
Crew
2005
Launched
2017
Last refit
83781t
Tonnage
289m
Length
29m
Width
24kts
Speed
11
Decks
GBP
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Evening
Day 3
Airlie Beach, Australia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Day 4
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Arrival Time: Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 8
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 11
Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Day 13
Jakarta, Indonesia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Days 15 - 16
Singapore, Singapore
Depart Time: Evening
Day 17
Port Klang, Malaysia
Arrival Time: Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 18
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Day 25
Mauritius, Mauritius
Arrival Time: Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Day 26
Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Réunion
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Days 31 - 32
Cape Town, South Africa
Depart Time: Afternoon
Day 34
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Day 43
Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 46
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 47
Lanzarote, Spain
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Day 49
Lisbon, Portugal
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 52
Southampton, England
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Day 1
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Founded in 1824 on the banks of the wide, meandering Brisbane River, the former penal colony of Brisbane was for many years regarded as just a big country town. Many beautiful timber Queenslander homes, built in the 1800s, still dot the riverbanks and inner suburbs, and in spring the city's numerous parks erupt in a riot of colorful jacaranda, poinciana, and bougainvillea blossoms. Today the Queensland capital is one of Australia's most up-and-coming cities: glittering high-rises mark its polished business center, slick fashion boutiques and restaurants abound, and numerous outdoor attractions beckon. In summer, temperatures here are broilingly hot and days are often humid, a reminder that this city is part of a subtropical region. Wear SPF 30-plus sunscreen and a broad-brimmed hat outdoors, even on overcast days.Brisbane's inner suburbs, a 5- to 10-minute drive or 15- to 20-minute walk from the city center, have a mix of intriguing eateries and quiet accommodations. Fortitude Valley combines Chinatown with a cosmopolitan mix of clubs, cafés, and boutiques. Spring Hill has several high-quality hotels, and Paddington, New Farm, Petrie Terrace, West End, and Woolloongabba are full of an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars. Brisbane is also a convenient base for trips to the Sunshine and Gold coasts, the mountainous hinterlands, and the Moreton Bay islands.
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Day 3
Airlie Beach, Australia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
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Day 4
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Tourism is the lifeblood of Cairns (pronounced Caans). The city makes a good base for exploring the wild top half of Queensland, and tens of thousands of international travelers use it as a jumping-off point for activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling trips to the Barrier Reef, as well as boating, fishing, parasailing, scenic flights, and rain-forest treks.It's a tough environment, with intense heat and fierce wildlife. Along with wallabies and grey kangaroos in the savannah and tree kangaroos in the rain forest, you'll find stealthy saltwater crocodiles, venomous snakes, and jellyfish so deadly they put the region’s stunning beaches off- limits to swimmers for nearly half the year. Yet despite this formidable setting, Cairns and tropical North Queensland are far from intimidating places. The people are warm and friendly, the sights spectacular, and—at the right time of year—the beachside lounging is world-class.
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Day 8
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Darwin is Australia's most colorful, and exotic, capital city. Surrounded on three sides by the turquoise waters of the Timor Sea, the streets are lined with tropical flowers and trees. Warm and dry in winter, hot and steamy in summer, it's a relaxed and casual place, as well as a beguiling blend of tropical frontier outpost and Outback hardiness. Thanks to its close proximity to Southeast Asia and its multicultural population it also seems more like Asia than the rest of Australia. Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival. The seductiveness of contemporary Darwin lifestyles belies a history of failed attempts that date from 1824 when Europeans attempted to establish an enclave in this harsh, unyielding climate. The original 1869 settlement, called Palmerston, was built on a parcel of mangrove wetlands and scrub forest that had changed little in 15 million years. It was not until 1911, after it had already weathered the disastrous cyclones of 1878, 1882, and 1897, that the town was named after the scientist who had visited Australia's shores aboard the Beagle in 1839. During World War II it was bombed more than 60 times, as the harbor full of warships was a prime target for the Japanese war planes. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve 1974, the city was almost completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy, Australia’s greatest natural disaster. It's a tribute to those who stayed and to those who have come to live here after Tracy that the rebuilt city now thrives as an administrative and commercial center for northern Australia. Old Darwin has been replaced by something of an edifice complex—such buildings as Parliament House and the Supreme Court all seem very grand for such a small city, especially one that prides itself on its casual, outdoor-centric lifestyle. Today Darwin is the best place from which to explore Australia's Top End, with its wonders of Kakadu and the Kimberley region.
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Day 11
Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Bali really is as alluring as everyone says. This island, slightly bigger than Delaware, has it all: beaches, volcanoes, terraced rice fields, forests, renowned resorts, surfing, golf, and world-class dive sites. But what sets Bali apart from other nearby tropical destinations is Balinese tradition, and villagers dedicated to celebrating it. The hundreds of temples, dances, rituals, and crafts linked to their ancient Hindu faith aren't a show for tourists, but a living, breathing culture in which visitors are warmly received by the Balinese, who cherish their own identities.
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Day 13
Jakarta, Indonesia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
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Days 15 - 16
Singapore, Singapore

Spirited Singapore in Southeast Asia is the world’s only sovereign island city-state. The nation’s contemporary identity as a city-island hybrid stems from its colonial history as a British-controlled trading territory, founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. Today, an amalgamation of multiracial influences give rise to Singapore’s diverse culture - primarily a fusion of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Western traditions. This rich multiculturalism is one of Singapore’s top selling points, drawing in visitors from all over the world who are keen to explore the island’s divergent neighbourhoods, from the colourful pagodas of Chinatown to the ornate temples of Little India. Singapore’s natural landscape is as varied as its culture, with stark contrasts between the luscious, tropical Singapore Botanic Garden and the perfectly sculpted, futuristic “Supertrees” of Gardens by the Bay. A quirky mishmash of old and new, Singapore is without a doubt one of Asia’s most unique and memorable islands with which travellers cannot help but fall in love along a Singapore cruise.

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Day 17
Port Klang, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, or KL as locals refer to it, intrigues visitors with its diversity and multicultural character. The city's old quarter features stretches of shop houses that hint at its colonial past, while modern buildings—including the iconic Petronas Towers—give a glimpse of its modern financial ambitions. The city is filled with culturally colorful quarters dedicated to Chinese, Malay, and Indian communities. New shopping malls with designer labels, five-star hotels, and top-notch restaurants also proliferate in this bustling city of 1.6 million.
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Day 18
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
An island off the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia, Penang is blessed with a multicultural history that's led to a fascinating fusion of East and West. Claimed by the British East India Company in 1786, the island's city center of Georgetown—listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is filled with colonial architecture, temples, and museums. The island has also attracted many Chinese immigrants, who now make up the majority of the population. On Penang you'll find an exciting mix of jungle, coast, farmland, and fishing villages, along with the country's largest Buddhist temple.
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Day 25
Mauritius, Mauritius
Arrival Time: Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Réunion image
Day 26
Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Réunion
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Afternoon
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Days 31 - 32
Cape Town, South Africa
Sometimes referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is the most famous port in South Africa and is influenced by many different cultures, including Dutch, British and Malay. The port was founded in 1652 by Dutch explorer Jan Van Riebeeck, and evidence of Dutch colonial rule remains throughout the region. The port is located on one of the world's most important trade routes, and is mainly a container port and handler of fresh fruit. Fishing is another vital industry, with large Asian fishing fleets using Cape Town as a logistical repair base for much of the year. The region is famous for its natural beauty, with the imposing Table Mountain and Lions Head, as well as the many nature reserves and botanical gardens such as Kirstenbosch which boasts an extensive range of indigenous plant life, including proteas and ferns. Cape Town's weather is mercurial, and can change from beautiful sunshine to dramatic thunderstorms within a short period. A local adage is that in Cape Town you can experience four seasons in one day.
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Day 34
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Once a whaling station, Walvis Bay provides a gateway to the extraordinary desert landscapes of Namibia and is itself an area of unusual natural beauty. The showpiece of the Walvis Bay area is the natural lagoon where you can see flamingos in their thousands at certain times of the year, along with a variety of other wading birds such as the white pelican. Further inland you will find the stunning Namib Desert, which provides an unlikely home for a diverse array of wildlife. Alternatively, you could venture into the desert of Sossusvlei, whose mountainous ochre sand dunes are said to be the highest in the world, or visit the colonial town of Swakopmund.
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Day 43
Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain image
Day 46
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.
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Day 47
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote is well known for its perfect year-round climate, sandy beaches, and volcanic landscape. Located off the west coast of Africa, the administered Spanish island acts as the perfect cruise destination for travellers yearning to explore, relax, and absorb an unspoilt culture.

Blessed with crystal-clear waters and a vivid array of aquamarine life, Lanzarote provides excellent opportunities for scuba divers and watersports enthusiasts. Water-based activities are hugely popular, with specialist centres in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca offering jetski rental, parascending, flyboarding, and banana ski bus experiences.

For those who wish to venture inland, the island's unique avant-garde architectural designs (straight from the intricate mind of Spanish artist-architect César Manrique) and whitewashed homes will provide food for the soul.

Manrique's influence also helped to create many of Lanzarote's immersive cultural attractions. Jameos del Agua, a series of underground lava caves, and Manrique's former home (known as the Volcano House) remain two of the island's most impressive arty visitor attractions.

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Day 49
Lisbon, Portugal

Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city's terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

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Day 52
Southampton, England

Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

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Exclusively for adults - Arcadia’s signature features such as her exterior glass-fronted lifts and expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3,000 works of art, create a sophisticated air.

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