Exotic Cruising with Princess Cruises

Sure, the Caribbean and Mediterranean are the classic destinations for cruises, and there is nothing wrong with sticking with the classics. But if you're in a more adventurous mood, we suggest checking out Princess Cruises' new "Exotics" program for 2011-12, which features worldwide voyages to destinations including Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, India and South America.

One of the top draws of the program is the roundtrip 28-day Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa itinerary from L.A. aboard Sapphire Princess.

The Exotics fun from September 2011 to May 2010 and includes:

Asia, Africa, India - A 16-day Southeast Asia itinerary between Beijing and Singapore aboard the Diamond Princess. For a two-continent adventure, choose to sail between Asia and Alaska or Australia. Passengers can also sail aboard the Ocean Princess to visit unique locations in Asia, the Indian Ocean and West Africa.

Australia, New Zealand - Sail 'down under' aboard Diamond Princess, conoisseur cruises on Ocean Princess and "Aussie-style" cruising aboard Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

South America - Sail around Cape Horn aboard Star Princess, which now offers a 50 percent increase in capacity. The ship also sails on a Brazilian Adventure from Rio. Pacific Princess takes cruisers down the Amazon River.

Sales open up June 17.

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