Overnight Destination Highlights

HAVANA, CUBA

1 OVERNIGHT | JANUARY 9-10

Plunge back into the 1950s in Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site overflowing with history and warmth. Visit the home where Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea, discover the city’s Spanish colonial past with an evening stroll through the 16th century Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, explore El Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro, and indulge in the Tropicana Cabaret’s special rums, Vegueros cigars and elaborately costumed shows.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

OVERNIGHTS | JANUARY 25-26 & JULY 4-5

Draped like a magic carpet across fog-tinged hills, the City by the Bay beckons from Sausalito’s quirky art galleries to Fisherman Wharf’s gloriously fresh seafood. Experience the notorious legacy of Alcatraz, take in the panoramic view from Coit Tower, ride the city’s fabled cable cars, nibble a decadent chocolate treat in Ghiradelli Square, or just watch the moonlight shimmer off the graceful profile of the Golden Gate Bridge.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

1 OVERNIGHT | MARCH 14-15

Get your bearings from Sugarloaf Mountain in a setting so stunning it seems as if a fairytale has come to life. Let Rio show you her effervescent bounty at Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, her unshakeable faith at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain, and her spicy personality in a Brazilian churrascaria. Relax among the verdant foliage of tropical Tijuca Forest and then dance the samba until dawn.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

1 OVERNIGHT | APRIL 8-9

Gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city of Cape Town. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the summit and enjoy lunch in the mountaintop café. At the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, you can observe baboons, ostriches and amazing ocean vistas from Cape Point. With an overnight in port, you’ll still have plenty of time for a jaunt to Stellenbosch in the heart of South African wine country, where you can taste some of the region’s finest vintages.

RANGOON, BURMA (YANGON, MYANMAR)

2 OVERNIGHTS | MAY 1-3

In a land of temples, treasures and tumultuous history, Rangoon is a city where one could spend days just visiting the magnificent religious sites. See the splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby, visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its gigantic reclining Buddha statue. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha that were brought from India over 2,000 years ago.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 8-9

Discover the delightful diversity of Singapore, from charming Chinatown to colorful Little India to Arab Street and the massive Sultan Mosque. The Asian Civilisations Museum tells of the many Asian cultures that have influenced Singapore. Gaze at 20,000 beautiful blooms in the National Orchid Garden. For a historical perspective, visit the Kranji Memorial and the Changi Chapel and Museum, dedicated to those who lost their lives during World War II.

BANGKOK, THAILAND

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 12-13

From its golden temples to its bustling markets, the city of Bangkok will delight you at every turn. A massive complex of bejeweled and gilded buildings, the Royal Grand Palace enshrines the famous Emerald Buddha within the temple known as Wat Phra Kaeo. The enormous Reclining Buddha is housed in Wat Pho, the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok and the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY), VIETNAM  

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 16-17

Now known as Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon has a rich heritage revealed in its lovely pagodas, colonial architecture and broad boulevards. Take an exhilarating ride on a local pedicab through the bustling streets to the vibrant markets of historic Chinatown. Or venture outside the city to one of the most important battlegrounds of the Vietnam War, the vast underground complex of the Cu Chi Tunnels.

HANOI (HA LONG BAY), VIETNAM  

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 20-21

Cruise amidst the exquisite beauty of Ha Long Bay with its monolithic limestone islands and famous morning mists before traveling along the Red River to Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi. Enjoy the French colonial architecture and the wonderful Old Quarter. Visit the impressive Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then learn the story of the leader’s life at the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Further history is revealed at the remains of Hoa Lo Prison, where American servicemen were held during the Vietnam War.

HONG KONG, CHINA

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 23-24

Hong Kong is a unique juxtaposition of the ancient and modern with historic temples wedged amidst gleaming skyscrapers. The lights of the city at night are a spectacle not to be missed. Check out the popular Temple Street Night Market as well as the bustling Stanley Market. Cross the channel to Lantau Island to visit the Po Lin Monastery, home of the giant Tian Tan Buddha, and dine at a floating seafood restaurant in Aberdeen.

XIAMEN, CHINA

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 25-26

One of China’s best-kept secrets, Xiamen is a quaint holiday destination famed for its broad beaches and treasure trove of temples. Find serenity at the Tang Dynasty’s South Putuo Temple, with its manicured grounds and ornate structures dating back 1,000 years, then make your way to the lively pedestrian-only island of Kulangsu. This UNESCO World Heritage site displays a unique mix of global architectural styles and is humming with handicraft vendors and captivating cafés.

SHANGHAI, CHINA

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 28-29

Begin your exploration of this city of contrasts at the waterfront district known as The Bund, where modern structures mingle with classic European architecture. Visit the impressive art museum and the renowned 16th century Yu Yuan Gardens. To enjoy the city by night, see an acrobatic show or browse local markets. Perhaps travel to the famed garden cities of Suzhou or Wuxi to explore their charming canals.

BEIJING (TIANJIN), CHINA

1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 31-JUNE 1

Travel from Tianjin through the North China countryside to see a scenic section of the iconic Great Wall at Huangyaguan. Or hop on a bullet train to Beijing and visit the amazing gates and palaces of the Forbidden City, home to emperors and off-limits to foreigners for hundreds of years. A stroll through infamous Tiananmen Square takes you to landmarks such as the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, the Monument to the People’s Heroes and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.

KYOTO (KOBE), JAPAN

1 OVERNIGHT | JUNE 8-9

Japan’s original capital for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto is celebrated for the vast temples, shrines, palaces and sublime gardens that grace its ancient streets. Discover Kinkakuji, the famed “Golden Pavilion,” and Sanjusangendo, an awe-inspiring temple renowned for its 1001 carved statues of Kannon. Or travel to Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts and literature, and home to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. Osaka offers compelling cultural explorations, such as the Osaka Castle and Shitennoji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan.

TOKYO, JAPAN

1 OVERNIGHT | JUNE 11-12

Enjoy the opportunity to explore the distinctive neighborhoods and marquee attractions of Tokyo, all of which celebrate Japan’s history, cultural diversity and architectural splendor. Dazzling cityscapes await your exploration – visit Asakusa for the bright lights, street fairs and Senso-ji Temple; stroll the Tsukiji Market, the largest open-air fish market in the world, for samples of sushi à la minute; and pause at the Imperial Palace's East Garden for some tranquility. Perhaps spend your evening in the bright, energetic Ginza District, where the night comes alive.

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

1 OVERNIGHT | JULY 22-23

Charleston captures the Old South beautifully with its meticulously preserved architecture, unique culinary traditions and unmistakable charm. Stroll through downtown, full of old-fashioned inns, antique shops and romantic restaurants serving low country cuisine. Visit Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, or the Charleston Museum, distinguished as America’s first museum. Discover the heritage of the south with a visit to Boone Hall Plantation, a signature attraction and one of the oldest working plantations in America.