Clipper Cruise Line will continue its tradition of comfortable,
small-ship voyages to some of the world’s most diverse destinations
in 2005. Highlights of 2005 itineraries include a World War II
South Pacific Campaign journey in the South Pacific, from Sydney to
Guam. The 16-day cruise will visit Guadalcanal, Plum Pudding (where
JFK and his crew swam ashore after their PT 109 was sunk), Vella
Lavella (home to the Marine Corps pilots nicknamed the Black Sheep
Squadron), and the Japanese strongholds on Bougainville. There’s an
optional post cruise extension to Iwo Jima.
A 15-day Antiquities of the Mediterranean and North Africa
sailing takes passengers between Portugal and Malta. The itinerary
visits the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sabratha and Leptis Magna
in Libya, recently reopened to U.S. tourists after the lifting of
State Department travel restrictions in effect for two decades.
A 17-day Expedition to the Fjords of Eastern Greenland sails
round trip from Reykjavik to the breathtaking fjords and glaciers
of Iceland and Greenland. Zodiac launches will also take passengers
to remote islets and coves.
An eight-day America’s Last Coast journey travels between
Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, with an optional post
cruise extension to the Canadian Rockies. And, an 8-day Fall
Foliage in New England cruise between New York and Boston treats
guests to a stunning autumnal display.
The St. Luis-based Clipper Cruise line operates the
102-passenger Nantucket Clipper, 122-passenger Clipper Adventurer,
128-passenger Clipper Odyssey, and 138-passenger Yorktown