The line created an amazing array of included shore excursions designed to highlight the magic of each destination. Blog Ahoy, Cruise West’s world voyage blog with submissions coming from guests, talks of adventures and memorable experiences. Guest Susan P. remarks on the blog, “One of the greatest blessings about going on an excursion like we are doing with Cruise West is the opportunity to experience a culture, climate, religious beliefs, and terrain that, for most of us, is so different from our own. One of the best ways to appreciate all that we are getting to see and do is to soak it all in and realize that here in Oman, or anywhere else, things are not necessarily better or worse than our ways, just different.”
“Today onboard the ship, Dr. Jenifer Neils, who is a professor and Smithsonian speaker, spoke about the Gifts of the Nile this morning, preparing us for our excursion to Egypt. We learned the chronology of Egyptian rule; the geographical and political separation of the Upper Nile (which is called that because it is higher in elevation) and the Lower Nile; insight as to the many gods of Ancient Egypt; the art work produced using a specific grid for drawing humans (which explains the uniform look of their paintings); that the main crop grown in ancient times was barley (for bread and beer); and about mummies,” mentions another guest.
Another guest comments, “Cruising on the Voyages of the Great Explorers world cruise is not just about the cultural experiences and unique destinations, it is also about meeting interesting passengers and enjoying fabulous food together. Doesn't food bring the world together...especially desserts?”
Voyage of the Great Explorers is a series of 24 separate and unique cruises to Southeast Asia, North Africa, the Mediterranean, Greek isles, East Coast Canada and USA, Australia and the South Pacific that combine to form a 335-day circumnavigation of the world along the major routes inspired by history’s great ocean explorers. The world voyage began March 5, 2010, and is sailing ever westward, returning to Singapore on February 3, 2011. The second edition world voyage for 2011/2012 has been announced and is also accepting bookings. Voyages range from 9 – 19 nights and may be purchased individually or in multiple segments.