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Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea, is a major international cargo port and famous for its seafood and beaches. It shares the same latitude as Los Angeles as well as an allure to film stars and movie moguls as host to the annual Busan International Film Festival.
The nostalgic town of Otaru has gained many nicknames throughout the years including "the sea entrance of Hokkaido" and "the town of hills." The town's handsome, heritage-listed Meiji-era buildings, cobblestone streets lit with oil lamps and restored canal help create an old-fashioned mood, perfect for sightseeing, day or night.
This cosmopolitan center has spent the last few years transforming into a vibrant, modern city. Immerse yourself in the city's shopping, dining, and sports culture with the help of tourist centres and efficient subways. No trip to Fukuoka would be complete without trying the world famous ramen noodles.
The port of Phu My is the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the seaside resort of Vung Tau. From Phu My you can discover the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Phu My also leads to the vibrant and exciting Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon, where you can immerse yourself in unique colors, aromas, and sights.
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favorite of visitors, is nearby.
The longest river of ice in North America, the Hubbard Glacier is also one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. And since our ships are designed to provide our guests with the best viewing possible, you'll be able to see this massive natural wonder, with its 1,350 square miles of blue ice, from just about anywhere on the ship.
Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings.
Originated as an Indian fish saltery, Ketchikan's major growth began when it became a supply base and entry port for miners during the 1898 Gold Rush to the Klondike. Much of the town's colorful past is still in evidence, especially in the nearby Indian villages, where colorful totem poles with fascinating legends abound.
Be sure to bring along plenty of extra film, because you'll want to capture the natural beauty of Geiranger's magnificent fjord country. Thundering waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, crystalline glaciers, and still blue lakes make this a truly unforgettable area.
Toulon is France's exciting naval epicenter where bobbing sailboats dot its busy harbor. On land you'll find tons of maritime museums, ancient fortresses, and in true French fashion -- stylish spots for shopping and lunching . But what really makes this seaport so special is its proximity to glitzy Saint-Tropez and the Côte d'Azur.
This city is a masterpiece of architecture that embodies the soul of Imperial Russia. Elegant façades, glorious cathedrals, and grand residences were built along the city's canals. The city gained new splendor with elaborate palaces, lovely parks and magnificent squares designed by French and Italian architects under Catherine the Great.
The sparkling capital of Finland is a city of spectacular architecture, beautiful gardens, and harborside parks. Many styles from centuries past and present are represented here, from medieval to neoclassical, as well as ultra-modern creations by Aalto, Saarinen, and other Finnish masters.
On the north coast of Hispaniola, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage, sits Labadee®, Royal Caribbean's private paradise. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery and spectacular water activities. We even have an amazing new Aqua Park for kids.
The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, it is considered as one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
For a city now known for its warming sun and balmy breezes, Nassau has a tumultuous past -- it was contested by England, France and Spain, and for many years, was a home base for notorious pirates. Since 1740, however, visitors from all over the world in search of both relaxation and adventure have made Nassau their favorite destination.
When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping.