A once in a lifetime experience, every time – new world cruise shore adventures with P&O Cruises

Imagine walking over a tree lined canopy in the Amazon rain forest, sailing on a junk in Vietnam, seeing the wildlife on safari, and an Ostrich Ranch near Cape Town, visiting the Great Wall of China, taking a thrilling ride through the Dubai desert safari in a 4×4 or climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge all on one holiday.

All of these once in a lifetime experiences can become a reality during the ultimate holiday – a world cruise.

World cruise expert P&O Cruises is offering five world cruises, 18 line voyages and 72 shorter cruise holidays, departing in spring 2011 and early 2012. The 2011/12 world cruise brochure will be available on line at www.pocruises.co.uk or via travel agents and is available to book from today.

• Arcadia, 72-night Grand Alaska Adventure departs Tuesday April 12 2011

• Adonia, 87-night South America Grand Adventure departs Friday January 13 2012

• Arcadia, 109-night Grand Odyssey departs Monday January 9 2012

• Aurora, 98-night westabout full world circumnavigation departs Wednesday January 4 2012

• Oriana, 97-night eastabout full world circumnavigation departs Thursday January 5 2012

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow said: “A world cruise is often considered a once in a lifetime experience but each exotic itinerary offers an extraordinary choice of shore adventures, each a once in a lifetime opportunity in its own right.

“The 2011/12 World Cruise programme encompasses 177 ports in 55 countries so we have been searching for the best sights and experiences that these ports have to offer to ensure that passengers have a memorable and exciting range of scenic, cultural, active and city tour shore excursions to choose from. These will include landmark sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Panama Canal; overnight stays in ports such as Manaus, Cape Town, Istanbul and New Orleans; cultural experiences and, of course, city tours, often with exclusive entry into museums and art galleries.

“So whether it’s a trail up The Peak in Hong Kong, the Bullet train in Japan, hiking to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, seeing Petra from Aqaba, a wine tour of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, sipping cocktails overlooking Sydney’s Opera House, afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town or a Singapore Sling at Raffles, there are shore excursions to suit all ages and tastes.”

For more information on the 2011/12 World Cruise programme or to request a copy of the brochure call P&O Cruises on 0845 3 555 333, visit www.pocruises.co.uk or see your local travel agent.