In Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days, our Phileas Fogg accepts a bet to sail the Victorian world in 80 days. While he made his perilous journey by train, steamboat and even wind powered sledge, the Tailor Made team at www.CRUISE.co.uk have devised an itinerary that replicates this journey in grand style on P&O, Holland America, Carnival and Cunard ships.
Setting sail on March 22 2015, the cruise offers an exclusive opportunity to genuinely go around the world in 80 days. With prices starting at £8499 for an inside stateroom, rising to £12499 for a balcony, this is a once in a lifetime experience that represents incredible value for money.
The itinerary is a modern day take on Fogg’s journey, where several obstacles threw him off course: this trip “diverts” with stays in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Venice. Between destinations, cruisers can enjoy leisurely stints on four exceptional cruise ships including 17 nights cruising Europe on the glamorous P&O Oceana, 31 nights taking in the Eastern delights of Hong Kong, China, Korea and Japan on Holland America’s elegant Volendam liner, 8 nights on activity-packed Carnival Legend taking in the spectacular glaciers of Alaska and 7 nights on Cunard’s opulent Queen Mary 2 making the transatlantic crossing from New York back to Southampton.
“Travelling by Train, Plane, Cruise and Car, this voyage offers a unique chance to visit the four corners of the world in a very different way,” said Dylan David, Tailor Made Product Manager at www.CRUISE.co.uk. “With hotel stays in New York, Hong Kong, Venice & more. Scenic trains coupled with four of the biggest cruise lines out there, this is a brilliant alternative to a traditional World cruise. I’m sure Phileas Fogg would be proud.”
Fogg battled Sioux warriors, Indians, hurricane winds and a stowaway detective intent on his arrest, but the around- the-world cruisers on this 2015 expedition will find their adventure punctuated with far more pleasant highlights, including a Whistler Mountains and Wildlife Tour in Vancouver, potential whale-spotting at Alaska’s pristinely beautiful Inside Passage and a stop at the stunning volcanic island of Jeju in Korea.
David admitted to cheating a bit – this cruise actually takes 81 days to complete – “by happy coincidence Phileas Fogg actually went over his deadline by a day too! Thanks to the time difference however, he was still able to win his bet and collect his £20,000 prize – the equivalent of a cool £2million today!”
Sadly www.CRUISE.co.uk can’t reward cruisers with millions, nor the hand of a rescued Princess as in Verne’s famous novel. The prize for completing this Around the World in 80 Days cruise is the chance to write your own epic story and the lasting memory of the adventure of a lifetime.
Find the full Around the World in 80 Days cruise itinerary and more details on this exciting, exclusive cruise here.
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