Sunday, May 28th
Sail from beautiful
at 6pm (boarding is from 1pm to 4pm). Join us poolside for the sail away festivities and meet lots of other fun-loving singles!
Monday, May 29th
A day at sea. Join in all the exciting singles activities with your Vacations To Go host.
Tuesday, May 30th
From 7am to 7pm, discover
Naples (Capri), Italy
. Naples is one of the world's greatest cultural centers, filled with extraordinary works of art and architecture in the classical Greek and Roman styles. Several interesting tours are available of the city itself and the fascinating places that lie just outside of Naples. While you're in the area, you'll want to visit Pompeii, one of the most famous excavation sites in the world. Take a short boat trip to the entrancing Isle of Capri, and explore Capri Town. Or, take a ride up the Amalfi Coast. Walk around and spend an afternoon getting to know the picturesque city of Naples.
Wednesday, May 31st
From 6am to 7pm, explore
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
. In the Eternal City of Rome, Italy you can explore some of the world's most famous churches, monuments and fountains: the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain (toss a coin in the fountain to ensure your return). Sip cappuccino at a cafe in a piazza or window-shop among the high-fashion boutiques of Via Condotti. Rome is served by the port city of Civitavecchia, located approximately 50 miles away.
Thursday, June 1st
From 7am to 7pm, experience
Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy
. From the port city of Livorno, Italy, the riches of this remarkable region are revealed. A trip to Florence, with a stop at the leaning Tower of Pisa en route, provides some unforgettable experiences, including the Piazza del Duomo with its grand cathedral. Florence is home to the fascinating art treasures of the Italian Renaissance -- works by Botticelli, Da Vinci and Michelangelo. A highlight is a visit to the Accademia Gallery, which houses Michelangelo's famous statue of David.
Friday, June 2nd
From 8am to 6pm, visit
. Located on the world-famous Côte d'Azur, this resort town boasts an impressive collection of museums and art galleries, botanical gardens, Gothic-style churches and a theater district that hosts the renowned international film festival. Those less interested in the arts can check out the casinos, discos and nightclubs that make nightlife in Cannes legendary. Sandy Mediterranean beaches draw sunbathers from all of Europe, and the shimmering blue waters fill with sailboats in the summer. It's no wonder Cannes is known as the "star" of the French Riviera
Saturday, June 3rd
From 1pm to 8pm, enjoy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
. Approximately 60 miles off the coast of Spain, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, with some 310 miles of sparkling coastline. Because of its ideal climate and strategic location, the island has attracted a variety of outsiders over the years, enriching the island with Roman, Arab and European influences. Passengers sailing into port will get an amazing view of the dramatic Gothic cathedral La Seu, set just above the harbor, and the hilltop Bellver Castle. Most excursions visit both of these sites as well as the Spanish Pueblo and the island's famous white-sand beaches. In valleys all along the coast, little fishing villages sit tucked away, with narrow winding lanes leading past cozy stone cottages and old Moorish estates. Also enjoy the breathtaking view of the Tramuntana range soaring majestically into the sky and countryside tours highlighting Valledemosa's monastery of La Cartuja.
Sunday, June 4th
At 5am, the Norwegian Epic
. Be sure to gather those phone numbers to keep in touch with your new lifelong friends, and don't forget to plan ahead for your next cruise with Vacations To Go!
- Organized singles activities with our singles hostess, Kelly Gilcrease
- Private singles cocktail parties/mixers (with complimentary cocktails)
- Single-mingle dining
- All meals and non-alcoholic, non-carbonated beverages
- Lavish buffets and complimentary room service
- Nightly Vegas-style shows and comedy routines
- Dancing nightly
- Live music nightly on deck and in clubs and lounges
- Entrance to the spa and fitness facilities
- Port charges and taxes
- Airfare to Barcelona -- available on request.
- Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect against unexpected events.
You may purchase insurance up to 48 hours before departure.
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Mediterranean singles cruise departs
As a member of the Vista-class ships, the Noordam continues Holland America's tradition of comfortable, elegant and classy ships. There's no shortage of spectacular views from this ship. The two-tiered Vista Dining Room is located in the aft of the ship and offers panoramic views of the sea. The signature Crow's Nest Lounge gives a bird's-eye view from the top of the ship. Eighty-five percent of the ship's cabins have ocean views, and nearly 80% of those have private balconies. One of the most unique features is the Culinary Arts Center, a state-of-the-art show kitchen with plasma video screens and cooking display counters -- a must-see for food and wine enthusiasts. Other activities and amenities include a video arcade, basketball and volleyball courts, and fitness center.
Cruises from Sydney depart from fall through spring.
Sydney is Australia's showcase city, and its grand harbor never fails to impress arriving cruise ship passengers. Its most famous attractions are the landmark Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Bondi Beach is a surfer's heaven, and Watson's Bay offers terrific views of Sydney's skyline. View kangaroos, emus and, of course, koalas at Koala Park, or take a stroll through The Rocks, Sydney's oldest neighborhood.
Ships calling here sail past modest Melanesian villages to the port of Vila. A walk through the colorful open market leads to the main wharf. The best excursions here include town and island tours, glass-bottom boat tours over the reef, sailing and diving, and snorkeling expeditions.
Noumea, New Caledonia
One of the largest barrier reefs in the world shines emerald and turquoise through the crystalline waters of New Caledonia. Restaurants, bistros and chic French boutiques line the streets. Shops sell everything from Tahitian shell necklaces to Indonesian incense burners. Bustling Noumea is the French Riviera of the South Pacific.
Ile des Pins, New Caledonia
Ile de Pins is an unspoiled tropical paradise with miles of fine white-sand beaches stretching out to aquamarine waters. With few cars and vitually no commercialization, the island gives visitors the freedom to lounge by the ocean, swim at one of the many beaches, or scuba dive at one of several dive areas. Hike to the top of Peak Nga, the island's only mountain, and enjoy tremendous 360-degree views of the entire island. Finish the day with an evening catamaran sail and watch the sun set as you glide over the waves.
These idyllic islands so charmed novelist James Michener that he set his "Tales of the South Pacific" here. Not far from the modern buildings of Port Vila, natives gather outside bamboo and grass huts for a primeval "custom dance." While French haute cuisine is served downtown, pig wrapped in banana leaves is cooked underground in villages just outside the city.
Lifou, New Caledonia
Lifou in the Loyalty Islands is a haven of New Caledonia's traditional kanak culture. Exchange greetings with Hnathalo's village chief, who welcomes guests with Melanesian dances, songs and the "coutume," a traditional greeting.
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Take a guided tour around the city that inspired 1947's "Tales of the South Pacific" or dive in solitude off the coast of Champagne Beach. The locals know the city as simply "Santo" and they resist most western modernizations,allowing Espiritu Santo to retain its inspirational and independent atmosphere. The culture thrives on subsistence farming and has an abundance of island delicacies such as sweet pineapple, mangoes, and coconut crab that are available at the main market or roadside stores.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu
This small island rests at the south end of Vanuatu and is uninhabited and completely free of electricity, running water, roads, and shops. Called Inyeug by locals, Mystery Island is a destination for vacationers to come and enjoy undisturbed, natural beauty. When cruise ships make port, a friendly crowd from Tanna comes over to sell seashells and trinkets to the passengers. While on the island, be sure to walk by the old World War II landing strip, relax on the golden beaches, listen to music played by a band of locals, or hit the water for a snorkeling adventure.
Mare, New Caledonia
The tropical island of Mare sits on the northeast coast of New Caledonia’s mainland, and is the second largest of the Loyalty Islands. Here you will find make-shift markets set up by locals where you can purchase hand-made products, or find yourself lying on a palm-leaf mat enjoying a relaxing massage. Mare is a raised coral atoll that is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world. This island offers some of the prettiest beaches, striking landscapes, and exotic sea life in the south Pacific. Swim in freshwater lagoons, snorkel at the beaches, visit natural attractions such as the Bone Hole, or spend some time chatting with the locals during your stay.