The 2017 cruise year has some exciting additions since the 2017 schedule was posted last year. This year CTH will again highlight ports of the Baltic and North Seas, adding ports of the British Isles, before returning to the Mediterranean, and then on to cruise legs into the Caribbean and Cuba.
There are so many new stories to come in CTH story books of Itinerary XI Ports of the Baltic Sea and Itinerary IX Ports of South America, coming out late in 2017. It has been fun sharing the stories on ships and meeting so many enthusiastic cruise travelers. The fun continues in 2017 with more new ports and new stories to tell.
Guests often ask what is next and which cruises are booked for next year. Cruise lines are launching new ships in 2017, to add to the exciting launches in 2016, and there are many destination speakers preparing for upcoming cruises. I am delighted to be among those booked ahead, as new ports are added to itineraries which afford travelers more time on shore in more ports. That means more opportunities for cruise guests to have a first-person experience with inspiring characters in history, which have left their legacy of homes, castles, and mysterious places to be enjoyed.
Through 2017, travel with CTH, and win your CTH t-shirt, suitable for wearing to dinner with pearls, when you answer CTH trivia.
May 6 – 22, 2017 – Silversea, Silver Spirit: Nice, Olbia, Trapani, Valletta, Siracusa, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Rome, Portofino, Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez, Marseille, Sete, Mallorca, Valencia, Barcelona.
June 14 to July 7, 2017 – Silversea, Silver Spirit: Lisbon, La Coruna, Bilbao, Saint Malo, Rouen, La Rochelle, Oporto, Biarritz, Bordeaux, St. Peter Port, Guernsey.
July 18 to August 23, 2017 – Celebrity, Silhouette: (Round trip Amsterdam X3): St. Peter Port, Channel Island; Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Bruges, Amsterdam: Oslo, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Rostock, Copenhagen, Amsterdam: Inverness, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Bruges, Amsterdam.
September 2 to 18, 2017 – Windstar, Windsurf: Gaelic Explorer from Edinburgh to Dublin, sailing to Inverness, Portree, Tobermary, Portrush, Ile of Man; and Best of Europe from Dublin to Lisbon, sailing to Waterford, Isles Scilly, Brest, El Ferrol, Vigo, Oporto.
October 9 to November 12, 2017 – Celebrity, Constellation, (3 segments): Barcelona, Alicante, Seville, Gibraltar, Sete, Marseilles, Florence/Pisa, Ajaccio, Rome; Valletta, Jerusalem, Haifa, Chania, Mykonos, Athens; Ephesus, Rhodes, Haifa, Jerusalem, Chania, Valletta, Rome.
November 20 to December 9, 2017 – Azamara Club Cruises, Azamara Quest: Miami to Miami and Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico, stopping at ports of Key West, Havana, Cozumel, Haiti, St. Barts, Antigua, St. Kitts, Tortola, Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Looking ahead to 2018: February 17 to March 21, 2018, Australia & New Zealand; and April 15 to May 10, 2018, Japan & transpacific crossing Tokyo to Vancouver.
Introducing readers and cruise travelers to their benefactors; the artists, architects, politicians and inspiring people, whose legacy is the richness of history to be found in the vestiges of their lives awaiting visitors, is the aim of Cruise through History. In each of the above cruise segments there are 5-10 stories to tell. Each introduces cruise guests to adorable characters, exciting events and monuments of history, all waiting in the ports to be experienced on a shore excursion.
It is a joy to be a tiny part of a travel industry that is large and growing. Cruise travel presents such a wonderful way to experience the world that it should not come as a surprise that most ships leave port with every stateroom filled. 2017 can be your year to join Cruise through History at sea.
If you are not able to fit a cruise holiday in your plans this year, sit in a comfy chair with a storybook to take you there in spirit. Cruise through History volumes currently available through Amazon.com: Itinerary I London to Rome; Itinerary II Rome to Venice; and Itinerary VIII Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. More story books to come in 2017.