Barbados to Dubai
See out 2018 in style and enjoy an unforgettable start to 2019 on this incredible cruise aboard Black Watch. As one year ends you’ll hop between idyllic islands, visit captivating cities and experience of the world’s greatest New Year’s Eve celebrations; then as the new year begins discover natural wonders galore, bustling metropolises and much more.
This epic voyage begins in the Caribbean, where after embarking your ship in beautiful Barbados, you’ll visit Bonaire. In Kralendijk you’ll find pretty pastel-coloured houses and excellent restaurants; while stunning beaches and national parks will be within reach too. Then it’s on to Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. You’ll enjoy a day of exploration in the charming, Hispanic-influenced walled city of Cartagena de Indias; experience memorable scenic cruising [ReadMore] of the Panama Canal; and call into Puntarenas and Puerto Caldera, all before heading across the Pacific towards Australia. En route you visit a string of spectacular South Pacific Islands to marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Nuku Hiva and Rangiroa; sample pure bliss on Tahiti and Bora-Bora; and revel in the unspoilt beauty of Mystery Island.
Once in ‘the land down under’ an abundance of amazing experiences await you. An undoubted highlight of this epic voyage is an extended stay in Sydney, specially timed to coincide with the city’s world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations, which include the iconic midnight fireworks display above the Harbour Bridge. You’ll also visit Cairns, gateway to the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef; and Darwin, from where you can take a tour to experience a taste of authentic aboriginal life. Finally the incredible diversity of Asia is yours to explore. You’re sure to be left spellbound by the contrasting sights of Komodo Island – home of the world’s largest lizards – and the energetic, attraction-packed megalopolis of Singapore; while from fabulous Phuket you can visit the iconic Phang Nga Bay and world-famous ‘James Bond Island’. Speaking of Asian icons, there are a plethora to discover in India. During a call into Kochi you could head to Kumbalangi to see the famous Chinese fishing nets; or perhaps take an overland tour to the magical Taj Mahal. You’ll also enjoy a day of delving into India’s European influences in historic Goa, before visiting bustling Mumbai. An overnight stay will afford time to take in modern and traditional highlights such as the Gateway of India and the unique Dhobi Ghat before your cruise concludes in Dubai.