The chilly autumn weather will soon be forgotten as the MV Athena approaches the famous Rock of Gibraltar, bathed in glorious sunshine. After time in the George Cross Island of Malta, a visit to Port Said offers the chance to admire the ancient Pyramids of Giza, before we continue via the Suez Canal to the golden sands of the sophisticated Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
Across the Indian Ocean you can search for Frankincense in Salalah, followed by time to sample the exotic blend of cultures in Cochin. There's great shopping to be had in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, and then its relaxation all the way in Thailand on the palm-fringed beaches of Phuket. More magical sights await you in Malaysia, Singapore and the beautiful island of Bali, before we head down under to Darwin and the fabulous city Cairns, framed by the awesome Great Barrier Reef.
Our journey across the Pacific Ocean presents a plethora of paradise islands - New Caledonia, Fiji, Niue, Cook Islands and Marquesas Islands - with fabulous beaches, azure waters and breathtaking coastal scenery.
Ecuador offers a taste of South America, before we continue through the Panama Canal to savour two jewels of the Caribbean - Aruba and St. Lucia. Spend Christmas Eve in Barbados and enjoy festive celebrations cruising the Caribbean Sea, before a New Year to remember watching the spectacular fireworks display in Madeira.
All meals on board including a selection of Gala Dinners
24 magical ports of call
All evening entertainment including special Theme Nights
All port and passenger taxes
Services of the ship's crew and team of Travelscope staff