World's Wackiest Theme Cruises
Description: Real-life James Bonds share true stories and secrets on this cruise. Get your daily fix at lectures by intelligence experts on subjects including clandestine equipment—gosh, we hope they display shoe phones.
Why We Love It: Lecturers and social hours feature former spies from the CIA, KGB, and RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Security Service. And shore excursions carry on the theme: in Istanbul, visit the home and office of Kim Philby, the British Secret Intelligence Service officer and local station commander during WWII who was also a double agent. We’d tell you more, but then we’d have to kill you.
Details: July 8–18, 2009, on Oceania Nautica, Black Sea itinerary from Istanbul to Athens, includes port calls in Russia and Ukraine. Fare: $4,780 to $7,580 per person, including international airfare. (One-off cruise.)