Cruise Destinations

MEDITERRANEAN travelling information

Mediterranean

The magical Mediterranean stretches more than 2,200 miles from the 22-mile wide straits of Gibraltar to the Black Sea in the east and the Suez Canal in the southeast. It offers a seductive mix of cultures, geography and history all in a beautiful climate and has been called the cradle of civilisation. The Greeks, the Romans and the Egyptians all built their empires around the Mediterranean and have left behind some of the world's most spectacular buildings including the Pyramids, the Acropolis and the Coliseum. Some of the greatest art collections in the world are housed in Italy while another ancient centre of art and learning, Istanbul, bridges the gap which divides Europe and Asia
CARIBBEAN travelling information

Caribbean

The Caribbean is the most popular cruise area in the world, drawing more than half of all cruise passengers. The appeal of the warm climate is truly obvious to the British passenger who takes full advantage of the temperatures. The British influence on the area is ubiquitous, with the added benefits of a fantastic climate and captivating beaches! Go snorkelling to see the variety of sea life swimming along the sea-bed, go shopping for those local specialities and gifts, take a walk around tour so as not to miss any of the sights or take a leisurely stroll along the tropical beach and watch the world go by. Whether you want to indulge in water sports, good shopping, or simply laze on the sands next to crystal clear seas, there?s nowhere in the world to match it.
ALASKA travelling information

Alaska

Nothing prepares you for the sheer size and majesty of the northwest coast, huge cliffs, glaciers and inlets, mountains and temperate rain forest. It's an immense experience and with so much to see. If you have been to Alaska you'll agree, it is unlike any other place on earth. From the sight of majestic mountains rising above flower-blanketed valleys, to the sound of massive ice chunks breaking away from glaciers and plunging into the sea. On Inside Passage cruises, journey through a meandering waterway teeming with wildlife and dotted with islands, fjords and forest-covered mountains. On glacier cruises you get a close-up look at Alaska's glistening ice fields. You can also experience Alaska's interior as many cruise lines offer magnificent pre and post cruise tours.
TRANSATLANTIC travelling information

Transatlantic

The memories of a transatlantic voyage will stay with you forever. Sail westbound and experience the only holiday that allows you an additional hour in bed every day and the opportunity to watch the spectacular golden glow of the sun rising over Manhattan as you sail into Pier 90.
AFRICA travelling information

Africa

Within the 54 countries Africa has to offer, Egypt, Kenya and South Africa are some of the most well known. Egypt’s capital is Cairo, and a significant landmark would be the Pyramids of Giza. They’re 4000 year old pyramids that can be explored, and home to mummified pharaohs. When the Nile flooded, and the Egyptian farmers could not farm their land, the pyramids could almost be seen as a job-providing scheme. Kenya’s capital is Nairobi, and Nairobi National Park, set on the outskirts, is the only national park on earth that borders a capital city, yet the animals remain unperturbed. It’s a successful rhinoceros sanctuary, home to the largest concentration of black rhinoceros. Gazelles, warthogs, zebra, giraffes, ostriches and buffalos, lions, leopards hyenas and cheetahs can be seen there too. The capital of South Africa is Cape Town, and Table Mountain provides a place for the adventure seeker. Hike for three days, covering the summit and across the mountain top, and on the final day, explore the Back Table and descend to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Aerial Cableway is another option, going to the 1086m peak of the mountain, with breath taking views and frequent departures. Wildlife is an important part of Africa, and two examples of beautiful and rare animals are the Topi, and Bush Baby. The Topi is an herbivore, deer-like animal that mainly live on floodplains, with the largest populations being in Southern Sudan and Serengeti National Park. There an estimated 300,000 left, but Topis are extinct in six African countries. Bush Babies are native to more than twenty five African countries, and inhabit tree hollows in woodlands and bushlands. They have up to eighteen vocalisations, and are omnivorous animals.
ANTARCTICA travelling information

Antarctica

One of the most accessible and attractive places to visit in Antarctica is the Antarctic Peninsula. With the land protruding into the sea, it is close to South America’s Tierra del Fuego, making the possibility of adventure even more inviting. Some of the most spectacular scenery can be found here between the many islands waiting to be explored and the mountainous land, providing an exhilarating experience for everyone. In addition, it offers the chance to cross the Antarctic Circle, with is often a popular event. Few destinations prompt reflection and invite you to look at life quite like the white continent. It will astound and inspire, as it is the land of the explorers, pioneers, and scientists with the love of nature. Emperor Penguins are bigger than any other penguin, and can be distinguished by the yellow between their ears and upper breasts. They breed on the ice in the extreme cold and carry their eggs on their feet to prevent contact of the young and the ice. Their main source of food is fish that they catch from diving into the oceans, but squid is another popular favourite. Base Camp Plancius is a popular destination within Antarctica that provides the ability to do a variety of extreme activities. There is also the opportunities to get close to the colonies of penguins, as well as observing other wildlife.
AUSTRALASIA travelling information

Australasia

Australia is home to Sydney, Brisbane and the Great Barrier Reef, each with different reasons for visiting. Sydney; with iconic places like Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach, there’s every reason to visit. You can travel across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or even climb into the soaring structure, even at twilight or dawn. With fine dining available across the city, there a vast range of cultures cuisine to choose from. Brisbane’s capital city is Queensland, and there are many diversely unique opportunities to explore. The man-made beach in the heart of the city provides a place to relax without a long travel, and is close to a water park for a fun-filled family day out. South Bank is a way to view the cities best assets, and is known for its array of galleries, restaurants, entertainment and museums, to name a few. The Great Barrier Reef is a marvel so large that it can be viewed from space. To understand the extraordinary monument, you can swim, snorkel, sail and scuba-dive, to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Chances to witness turtles hatching is available, as you bask in the sun on Heron Island Resort New Zealand’s capital of Wellington has a selection of activities to choose from. At the Mount Victoria Lookout, enjoy a 360 degree view of the city and harbour. A well-known fact is that New Zealand has been home to the scenic sets of films, and so, there are many tours and attractions available to relive the magic of the movies. Wellington Zoo offers over one hundred species of animals to see up close and is a family favourite. Maori culture is prominent, and the indigenous people of New Zealand contribute to fourteen percent of the population. Their language, traditions and history are integral parts of New Zealand’s identity, war dances and other performances are put on so that you can experience the culture first hand, as well as seeing important things, like their tattoos.
BERMUDA travelling information

Bermuda

The capital city of Hamilton provides the hub of the island; where business takes place, a night out, and is the centre of the shopping. It manages to remain diverse, as it’s still traditional and picturesque, but combined with a contemporary, lively atmosphere. This juxtaposition of vibes give Hamilton its exclusive appeal. Religion is an integrated part of the culture; sightseeing involves places of worship, as well as tours of the caves, forts and gardens. Ecotourism is a quintessential example of Bermuda, as many animals are protected, and can be seen in the institutes and nature reserves set up to do this. There are shops to suit everyone, and cater for all needs, with a range from boutiques, to grocery stores, to bookshops. Unwind on this beautiful island and take your pick from the extensive range of things to do.
BRITISH ISLES travelling information

British Isles

As the capital of England, London presents an array of exciting opportunities and has a rich history. Key places in the city are Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth II, the Houses of Parliament, the centre of politics and the Natural History Museum, along with many others. Throughout Britain, there are many different ports that keep the isles so well connected to the rest of Europe, the largest is Southampton, and another popular one is Dover. Scotland harbours some of the significant expanses of wilderness left in the west of Europe, you can see golden eagles in the Highlands, see otters in the Outer Hebrides or go whale watching off the coast of Mull. The capital, Edinburgh, has also inspired all kinds of arts, from poetry, to novels, even to song due to its distinct characteristics. Although Stonehenge may seem unimpressive on first glances, it’s full of riveting history. It is an archaeology mystery, and despite many theories about the purpose of the site, the reality is that no one truthfully knows the original reason the site was constructed. In addition to the confusion as to why, the how aspect is just as much of a mystery. It is believed that the four tonne stones, came from the Welsh Mountains. Without machinery, this seems a near impossible feat. Stonehenge is sure to blow your mind with its’s secrets, so go and explore them.
CANADA travelling information

Canada

The Niagara Falls are just an hour’s drive from Toronto, one of Canada’s most famous natural attractions, along with the Niagara Gorge, their power never fails to amaze. Able to get awesomely close, witness the force of the water that has been attracting people for centuries. The town of Whistler; a two hour drive from Vancouver, is a ski resort and village, which has always been important to the winter sports culture, and is versatile because it is used in summer for things such as hiking. The resort became internationally recognised in 2010 as one of the locations used for the Winter Olympics, and has world class facilities. If history is more up your street, why not visit the old area of Old Montreal. The town welcomes you with its historic buildings, superb shopping, food you’ll love and the kaleidoscope of culture . The atmosphere contrasts to Montreal itself, which is a bold, modern city, but Old Montreal has cherished landmarks, like Notre-Dame Basilica, that just could not be replaced. Toronto is an engineering marvel, the award-winning CN Tower is a must. Dining and entertainment are their specialities, and the impressive views are an added bonus, always seen thanks to the glass fronted elevators and glass floor panels. The new EdgeWalk is the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk, great for thrill seekers, however the CN Tower can also be a tamer family attractions, as it has a KidZone. Canadian Lynx are about the size of a large domestic, house cat, they can be found in forested areas, under fallen trees, rock ledges, or thick bushes, where they like to nest, in the northern part of North America and Canada. Seeing one is rare, but would be an extraordinary experience, as their numbers are declining, due to them being hunted by humans, for their thick, exquisite fur coats.
CANARIES travelling information

Canaries

The seven Spanish islands that make up the Canary Islands are: La Gomera, La Palma, El Heirro, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and each are individual from the other. The archipelago is situated off the west coast of Morocco, and between them, the islands offer something to entice everyone. Relaxation is key, as the majority of the year, the weather is glorious, making it a pleasant change from the British weather. La Gomera’s National Park presents spectacular scenery, and Lanzarote’s lava fields are a colourful show. Despite being small, art and culture do not go amiss, as there are many local artists, and sculptures/statues that take pride of place. Due to the varying landscapes, and the beautiful weather, outdoor sport is a popular option. Ranging from hiking to scuba-diving, there are many activities to challenge yourself, or just to enjoy some leisurely sport.
FAR EAST travelling information

Far East

Some places beckon you from afar. Some memories are guaranteed to last forever. We've found in Asia the two usually go together. Exploring places long dreamed of grants you memories that will never fade. That's where a cruise in the Far East comes in. You can sail into harbours bustling with sailing junks, beyond it, a city of soaring skyscrapers that seem to rise straight from the emerald green of the jungle. Gaze from your top-deck vantage point out to a tiny islet rimmed with silvery white beaches and relax aboard one of the Far East's finest ships as she cruises the seas you have always dreamed of .
INDIAN OCEAN travelling information

Indian Ocean

The Maldives is an archipelago of 1190 beautifully exotic islands in the Indian Ocean. They are the definition of the word ‘romantic’, with their inviting white-sand beaches and the underwater world at your fingertips, it really will be the holiday of your lifetime. The capital Malé, offers the experience of the Maldives, away from the resorts and is the hub of the country’s energy. There are markets to visit, and generally it has a laid-back atmosphere. Madagascar is crawling with wildlife, it’s one of a kind. 5% of all plant and animal species can be found there, it’s that condensed, and this epic country is the ultimate example of diversity, as the land can change from rainforest to desert in a matter of a few hundred metres. Madagascar is the essence of adventure and you will enjoy ever varying moment. It has a coastline of over 5000km, ensuring that you experience its beauty. The Seychelles are an affordable option of holiday, while the views still look as magnificent as a HD picture. There is a National Park to appreciate the natural beauty of the Seychelles, and also the Botanical Gardens. One of the most developed of the islands is Mahé, home to the capital – Victoria, and approximately 90% of the population, offering opportunities for adventure in the mountainous jungle, swimming with the sharks, or just total relaxation on the cloud-like beaches. Each island has a distinct and unique character of its own. Not forgetting of course the cultural richness and diversity of mainland destinations such as India and Sri Lanka.
MEXICO travelling information

Mexico

Located between Central and North America, Mexico is a land known for its beautiful beaches, divine cuisine, and astonishing scenery. Its history is something that intrigues everyone, as Mexico City is, and remains to be the sun in the Mexican solar system. The Mayan history is still just as captivating as a hundred years ago, if not more and museums and ruins offer a fascinating insight into lives of our ancestors. Cozumel is located off the coast of the mainland, and is the largest island of Mexico. Cozumel offers a scuba diver a playground, as its one of the best scuba-diving locations in the world. With the tranquil ocean and subtropical climate. Chankanaab Lagoon is one of the most visited places on the island, as the small corals and limestone formations can be seen by the divers and snorkelers. The beaches are beautiful, and the island is an all-round treat.
MINI CRUISES travelling information

Mini Cruises

If you're tempted by thought of a short cruising break, or looking for an opportunity to introduce friends to the pleasures of shipboard life aboard a stylish ocean going liner, then how better to go on a 'mini' cruise!
NORTH AMERICA travelling information

North America

Across the 50 states in North America, the possibilities are endless, meaning there is something to cater for absolutely every desire of your holiday. The big cities like New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, LA and Miami, to name a few, bring so many different cultures and characteristics to the table alone. The USA is rich in history, beauty and charm, and your trip there will live in your memory for a lifetime. The terrain of North America varies dramatically from the red-rock deserts of Utah, to the sun-loving beaches of California, then to the bustling city life of New York City. There are hundreds of famous places to visit; The Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the MET are a few. Each offer experiences like you’ve never seen before. Food is a large part of any culture and that is certainly true for America. Due to multicultural diversity, pretty much any type of food is easily available. Central Park and The Statue of Liberty are perhaps two of the most famous places in New York City. The Statue of Liberty is most commonly recognised symbolising the ideals of opportunity and freedom. The statue took ten years to design in Paris, and then shipped to New York, where it was placed on an island in the harbour. It has a 16-stoey observatory deck, and it is now possible to go into the crown. Central Park was designed in the 19th century as a leisure place for all New Yorkers, regardless of colour, class or race. It is monumental, as it is such a large amount of land that has remained intact as its original purpose for so long, proving the peoples respect for this haven. Chicago is the town is focused largely on sports and teams, making its sense of community immense. The architecture is second to none, everyone can get involved, for example the Picasso statue that you can go up, touch and climb on. Millennium Park provides a key example of this amazing architecture, with Frank Gehry’s swooping silver band shell – a biconcave shape of mirror. Free concerts are also held in the park at lunchtimes and the evenings, which can be a family day out, or romantic date.
NORWEGIAN FJORDS travelling information

Norwegian Fjords

Discover picturesque Fjords and coastlines edged by the architecture of Western Europe's most cultured capitals. From the cities of Scandinavia to the shores of Iberia and North Africa, Explore a world of European influences as no one else can, circle the British Isles or cruise to the North Cape. Norway's scenery is magical in summer when daylight hours linger. Simply choose the unique itinerary that excites you most and sail away in regal ocean liner style.
SOUTH AMERICA travelling information

South America

There are few sights more spectacular than the Chilean Fjords, or passages with more splendour than the Beagle Channel and Tierra del Fuego, 'the land of fire'. There are landscapes with shimmering lakes and waterfalls and natural history with a huge variety of sea mammals and birds . You can visit exciting modern cities like Montevideo with a wealth of culture and history behind them, contrasting with isolated rural communities such as the Falkland Islands . Visit Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Argentina, Punta Arenas, Chile, The Strait of Magellan, Cape Horn and Montevideo, Uruguay.