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AN IN­SIDER’S LOOK AT UP­COM­ING VOY­AGES

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FOUR RADIANT JOURNEYS An in­sider’s look at up­com­ing voy­ages

DIS­COV­ER­ING hid­den trea­sures

The north has its fjords, but here in the se­cluded coastline be­tween Spain and France they have Les Calan­ques — the se­cret cliff-beaches formed by an­cient rivers flow­ing through lime­stone moun­tains to the sea. The re­gion is full of sur­prises, from the gal­leries and gourmet mar­kets of Séte to the shaded bistros and pé­tanque ter­rains of Ile-Rousse. As the ar­chi­tects of the Lean­ing Tower of Pisa dis­cov­ered, noth­ing here should ever be taken for granted.

Se­abourn En­core 10-day Barcelona to Rome voy­ages on Jul 16; Aug 15 & Sept 14, 2017

SEE­ING with new eyes

The wa­ter in Syvota is so clear, it no longer seems blue but takes on the col­ors of ev­ery­thing around it, a kalei­do­scope of pas­tel build­ings, tra­di­tional boats and sun-tinted clouds. As you travel on to Lecce and Dubrovnik, it’s not the light that swirls about you so much as it is time. Baroque churches peer over Ro­man ru­ins and mid-cen­tury of­fice blocks; medieval walls stand tall be­side Ot­toman aque­ducts and Napoleonic fortresses. And in the bustling canals of Venice, the whole of Euro­pean his­tory is still alive and well and ea­ger to meet you.

Se­abourn Odyssey 7-day Athens to Venice voy­ages on Aug 12 & Sept 9, 2017

REACH­ING a deep sim­plic­ity

To­day, the Baltics are known as the place where ar­ti­sans bring form and func­tion into a per­fect bal­ance — but this has al­ways been a cross­roads. Copen­hagen is an easy-go­ing sea­port famed for its In­done­sian and sushi restau­rants, while in Saint Peters­burg the French art of bal­let is con­tin­u­ally reach­ing new heights. Helsinki brings the best of the re­mote wilder­ness into a cos­mopoli­tan city, where award-win­ning de­sign­ers weave tree-bark shoes just as Fin­nish woods­men have for cen­turies.

Se­abourn Quest 7-day Copen­hagen to Stock­holm voy­ages on May 13; Jun 10 & Jul 8, 2017

BASKING in the col­ors of the North

Mon­treal’s city lights may draw com­par­i­son to Paris, but it’s only af­ter cruis­ing down the Saint Lawrence to­ward Cap Dia­mant that one re­al­izes how strik­ing this part of the world can be. The cape on which Québec City lies con­sists of sparkling stones once thought to be di­a­monds. Sail­ing through North Amer­ica’s fjord­land, one finds bril­liant fo­liage on pink-gran­ite hill­sides by day and, by night, is filled with the warm glow of Char­lot­te­town’s mu­sic-filled tav­erns and New Eng­land’s lob­ster houses.

Se­abourn Quest 10-day Bos­ton to Mon­treal voy­ages on Sept 22 & Oct 12, 2017

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