Hotels for 2020
New Zealand's biggest city and major cruise port, Auckland, sits between the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, which is how it came to host the America's Cup twice - in 1999 and 2002.
The Crowne Plaza is less than 5 minutes walk to the iconic Sky Tower and the famous Queen Street with its many shops and restaurants. The hotel offers a 24 hour fully equipped fitness centre, sauna, restaurant and bar. The spacious hotel rooms feature contemporary décor and luxurious bedding including Egyptian cotton linen, HD TV with SKY TV and in room safes.
Classic Australian pastimes such as surfing and swimming from sensational beaches – that is what you will find on the coastline surrounding Queensland’s capital and cruise port Brisbane. Cruises here bring to your holiday a balance of both nature and elegant grounds.
Royal on the Park is one of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels. Situated next to the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River, the hotel is only a short walk to the Queen Street mall in the city centre. Facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre, free Wi-Fi in all areas and the legendary Walnut Restaurant.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Arabian Gulf’, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that comprises the United Arab Emirates. With a mix of traditional architecture and glittering modern buildings, Dubai is a place of fascinating contrasts that can best be described as the ‘Middle East meets Hong Kong with a little Las Vegas thrown in for style.' It is also the home of sand, sea and sun.
The Shangri-La is only available to guests booking on Arcadia's Exotic fly-cruises.
The 5* Shangri la Dubai is located along Sheikh Zayed Road, 10 minutes drive from Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa and 5 minutes drive to Jumeirah Beach Park. The hotel features a gym, spa and a welcoming outdoor pool and sun terrace area. There's a choice of 8 bars and restaurants including the signature restaurant of Shangri La hotels worldwide – Shang Palace, serving traditional Cantonese cuisine. The elegantly appointed rooms feature complimentary wi-fi, mini-bar, flat screen TVs and luxury bathrooms with deep soaking tubs.
Located in the heart of downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are just minutes away. The hotel balances luxury and convenience; rooms have marble bathrooms and comfortable pillowtop mattresses. If you don’t want to venture too far, the hotel has a choice of seven restaurants, a deluxe spa and an outdoor pool.
Located on one of the most popular beaches in the UAE – the Jumeirah Beach. You’ll find “The Walk” at the Jumeirah Beach Residences, where you can stroll along visiting the boutique shops for fashion and handicrafts; or enjoy a refreshing drink in one of the cafés or restaurants. The spacious rooms offer impressive vistas which are complemented by the cool blue décor.
The hotel combines the city’s vibrant energy and traditional culture and is located on the popular Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) on “The Walk” and close to Dubai Marina. The Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is next to the Dubai Tram which links to the Dubai Metro so you can easily get to all of the major attractions in the city. Contemporary rooms have views across the Arabian Gulf.
Hong Kong may boast some 236 islands but most of the five million inhabitants of this former British Crown Colony are concentrated on just one, Hong Kong Island, and one city, Kowloon, on the facing peninsula. It is known as one of the most crowded and vibrant places in the world, making Hong Kong a must see.
Conveniently located in Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel offers gracefully furnished rooms and a variety of excellent food is served in its three restaurants. The hotel is within easy reach of all the main transportation options in Hong Kong including the Star Ferry Terminal and MTR stations. Rooms are bright and luxurious and offer views of the park, city or Centennial garden.
Stay a bit longer and keep the good times rolling with some time in historic Valletta, or venture a little further north to the town of Qawra, before or after your fly-cruise.
The Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideal. Indoor and outdoor pools, spa and leisure facilities. Plus, a private sandy beach. The hotel overlooks the picturesque harbour of Marsamxett and is ideally located near the city walls.
To stay, the first night costs from £130 per person per night, with additional nights from £100 per person per night (based on a bed & breakfast basis for stays in 2020). As a P&O Cruises guest you will receive complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcome drink.
The resort hotel is located on the waterfront at Qawra in the north of Malta. The resort offers a range of pools and leisure facilities and it's only a short walk to enjoy the bars and restaurants of the village, or a 15 minute drive to Mdina, the beautiful former capital of Malta.
A stay at Seashells before or after your cruise is from £220pp for a 3 night stay on a bed & breakfast basis, or from £280pp for a 3 night stay on a half-board basis (based on stays in 2020).
Cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco is one of the world’s greatest travel experiences for it acts as a gateway to a fascinating city set across dozens of hills overlooking the bay.
The World-Renowned Fairmont San Francisco, located atop Nob Hill, is just a short cable car trip from bustling Downtown, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf and is the only spot in San Francisco where each of the City's cable car lines meet. This luxurious property offers fine dining with three renowned restaurants and lounges, luxurious accommodations, and superb services.
Cruises to Singapore have much to offer. The city’s glorious parks have earned it a reputation as the Garden City of the Far East but you will also be cruising into one of the world’s busiest ports.
The five star Swissotel The Stamford is one of the tallest buildings in Singapore and is in the heart of the shopping, dining and entertainment district above City Hall MRT station. With superb leisure facilities including a spa, two swimming pools, six tennis courts and a fully equipped fitness centre, the hotel also features a range of 15 restaurants and bars to choose from.
One of the world's great cities and harbours, Sydney always lives up to great expectations. When you are on one of our Sydney cruises, the first glimpse of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House will stay in your memory forever.
Originally built by the Grace Brothers in the 1920s as a showpiece of their successful retail business, the Grace Hotel has been beautifully restored offering a fine example of neo-gothic architecture with art deco interior, making it a historic landmark in the city. Ideally located on the corner of King and York streets, Pitt Street Mall, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and the Rocks area are only minutes away.