On either end of your cruise vacation, stroll new cities and rest your head in these luxury hotels.
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As many ships move from their summer to winter home ports (and vice versa), you may step aboard as part of an exclusive gathering of passengers. Enjoy leisurely sailings to unique ports of call, punctuated by blissful days at sea. Get even more from your vacation when we extend your stay before or after your cruise in hand-selected properties from our exclusive Hotels & Resorts Collection, a portfolio of more than 1,000 properties around the globe.
Rome to Ft. Lauderdale is a glamorous itinerary as your ship completes summer Mediterranean sailings and relocates for winter Caribbean cruises. Before embarkation, find cultural pursuits in Rome at Grand Hotel via Veneto, where a noteworthy in-house art collection features works by Dalì, de Chirico, and Picasso; for those who appreciate artful cuisine, Michelin-starred Magnolia’s Italian dishes are the real masterpieces.
Your voyage then delivers you to more capitals of culture, including Florence and Barcelona, with plenty of time at sea to reap the benefits of luxury cruising. On the other side of the Atlantic, unwind with a respite at W Fort Lauderdale. Reconnect with complimentary Wi-Fi, or disconnect with a $100 resort credit applied to a treatment at Bliss Spa. Even though you’re back on dry land, the ocean isn’t far. Simply soak in coastal views during a dip in the hotel’s rooftop pool, or sip champagne on the wraparound terrace of your oceanfront suite.
After completing Alaska voyages in summer, some ships travel south from Pacific Northwest ports to their winter homes for Mexico-bound cruises. You’ll always be close to North American shores on these short-and-sweet sailings that leave plenty of time for lengthy stays on land. Begin in British Columbia, sleeping high above the city in your suite at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Your day starts with complimentary breakfast at Market by Jean Georges; $100 credit in CHI, The Spa may entice you to stay on the property, but the nearby Canadian peaks will also beckon you. Devote a day to exploring Grouse Mountain, or reach even higher elevations during a helicopter tour over this British Columbia beacon.
Board your ship and sail to charming Astoria, Oregon, disembarking for a day of exploration amidst historic Queen Anne-style homes or hiking in old-growth urban forests. Retreat to the beachside Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows located in Santa Monica, California. Enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a $100 dining credit at FIG Restaurant where Chef Yousef Ghalaini’s wood-fired fare features dishes such as charred octopus and roasted broccoli. If you prefer to spoil yourself, opt for a $100 credit toward an acupuncture massage or ultrasonic facial at Exhale Spa.
TRANSATLANTIC WITH A TWIST
Take your time crossing the Atlantic when you depart New York for Southampton, England. Spend a few days lodging at The Benjamin Hotel, whose ideal address in Midtown Manhattan puts the best of the Big Apple within easy reach. We’ll arrange complimentary breakfast at The National, helmed by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, plus a spa credit to set the tone for the laid-back journey ahead.
Yet this is far more than a simple transatlantic crossing, as you’ll also make landfall in Ponta Delgada’s red-roofed harbor for a glimpse of Portugal’s Azores archipelago and dock in Le Havre, an entry point to Paris. Step off your ship for the final time and depart for London, where The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences becomes your home in stylish Mayfair. This property is ultra-chic from top to bottom, beginning with the Michelin-quality room service from chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin and ending with craft cocktails at The Bar. In between, there’s even time for a stroll to Royal Green Park, poised directly across the street.
WHY RESERVE WITH US?
By land or sea, rest assured that we have access to the best rates and can seamlessly connect every aspect of your vacation — including cruise reservations, transfers, and hotel stays. Enjoy hotel benefits including daily breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of special amenities, in addition to upgrades, early check-in, and late check-out when available. Ask us about additional perks in participating suites and villas, as well as valuable shipboard credit and hosted sailings. Contact us or visit our website and enter offer M16002 and click search for details.
[Cover Photo: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Natadola Bay, Fiji, a part of our Hotels & Resorts Collection]