By Don Douloff, August 28, 2008
Cruise West has announced four new and one re-introduced cruise among its 26 itineraries for the 2009 season. The small-ship specialist’s four new voyages will visit Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, the Danube River, the East Indies and Melanesia. A Vietnam itinerary is being re-introduced by popular demand.
Conducted aboard Cruise West’s nine small ships (with capacity ranging from 78 to 138 guests), the 2009 cruises include stops in 29 countries and 165 ports worldwide. The voyages will include 253 departures throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the South Pacific, with visits to 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Alaska, Cambodia, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Romania and Vietnam.
Cruise West ventures to Europe for the first time with its 11- or 12-day Danube River cruise onboard the brand-new, 148-guest Amadeus Diamond.