Many cruise vacationers know about “cruisetour” packages that add a land tour to the beginning or end of your cruise. Cruisetours are especially popular in Alaska and Europe, where the ports of call issue a strong invitation to explore what lies beyond. But, did you know that some cruisetours offer a way for you to see more of the continental U.S.?
Cruise Holidays offers special cruise and land tour packages, sometimes in unexpected combinations that enable you to explore two diverse areas.
For example, the Coasts, Canyons and Cowboys cruise and land tour will begin in the Pacific Northwest on September 22, 2012, with a one-night hotel stay in Seattle. In the morning, you’ll board a motor coach bound for beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, where you’ll board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl. The Pearl will take you on a six-day cruise along the Pacific Coast, visiting Astoria, Ore.; San Francisco; and Los Angeles. From Los Angeles, you’ll begin a four-day motor coach tour of some of the most scenic areas of Arizona, including Sunset Crater Volcano Monument, Wupatki National Monument, the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Sedona and the Verde Valley.
You can also book the unusual combination of a Caribbean cruise and a Boston-based land tour. The Carib-Beantown Rail & Sail package includes a 13-day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Dawn, departing from Tampa on April 21, 2013. The ship will visit several gorgeous islands – including Jamaica, Curacao, Aruba, St. Maarten and St. Thomas – before sailing up the Atlantic Coast to Boston for a two-night hotel stay. After exploring this historic city, you’ll board a train for an overnight trip back to Tampa.
Another option is the Fall Foliage & Caribbean Rail & Sail, which begins October 27, 2013, with a train journey from Tampa to Boston. During four days in Boston, you’ll be able to explore the city and appreciate the beauty of a New England fall. On November 1, you’ll board the Norwegian Dawn and set sail for a 15-day Caribbean cruise. You’ll disembark in Tampa, refreshed from the experience of enjoying the glory of colorful autumn leaves and the warmth of the Caribbean islands – all in one memorable vacation.
For more information on these and other Cruise Holidays cruise and land tours, talk with Anita, your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert.
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