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Luxury gulet cruise in the Aegean

What better way to explore the Greek Islands and Turkey’s beautiful Aegean coast than on board a luxurious and intimate traditional gulet. This eight-day cruise will take you from Bodrum along one of Turkey’s loveliest stretches of coastline and out to the tranquil Dodecanese Islands. With a maximum of 17 people on board, sharing a gulet with between 4 and 8 cabins this cruise is all about style. You can expect five-star luxury standards; well-equipped, comfortable and spacious private cabins with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, large lounge areas and sun deck, attentive staff and exquisite local food cooked by your on-board chef. You’ll be stopping at some of Greece’s lesser-known ...Read more >
From £945 excluding flights

Alaskas Glacier Bay small ship cruise

This eight day, Alaska small ship cruise through some of Alaska’s most stunning inlets and fjords, many of which are far off the beaten track, is on board a beautiful 45m boat called the Admiralty Dream. Sleeping maximum 66 passengers, you will cruise through the magnificent waters of Southeast Alaska. Your journey starts in Sitka where you settle into your twin cabin, before going on a journey through some of Alaska’s most spectacular coastal wonders. Head south from the historic city of Sitka, on Baranof Island, to explore Kuiu and Kupreanof, two of the large islands within the Alexander Archipelago. Discover the Norwegian fishing heritage town of Petersburg on Mitkof Island, look out ...Read more >
From £3,315 excluding flights

Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

One of the finest ways to take in Southern Croatia, its coves, islands and culturally rich cities, is on board a small cruise boat, travelling in comfort and style but with only 40 passengers on board. This Southern Croatia cruise begins and ends in the ancient harbour of Split, with plenty of time built into your itinerary to explore the city’s magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. The centre of this is the Roman built Diocletian's Palace with a maze of other ancient archaeological wonders all around it. From Split we set sail to discover the islands of Southern Croatia and this stunning Dalmatian coast. Such as Korcula, famous for being the island where Marco Polo was born. And, with ...Read more >
From £559 excluding flights
Croatia is open and cruises are departing with availability throughout the summer

Turkey gulet cruise

Turkey’s sunny weather, sheltered bays and lovely beaches make it an ideal cruising destination. You’ll be travelling by sail, soaking up the sights and surveying the sparkling Aegean from a sundeck. Your cruise starts and ends in Bodrum, but for the majority of the trip you’ll be exploring the Gulf of Gokova. This long and beautiful stretch of Turkish coast is full of remote bays backed by sweeping banks of trees. There are plenty of swimming opportunities. Many of the coastal towns in the gulf have a classical connection: Cleopatra Island is where Mark Anthony famously wooed the Egyptian queen, whilst Oren has Roman ruins and Byzantine churches. Back in Bodrum there’s even the remains ...Read more >
From £665 excluding flights

Seychelles sailing holiday

This Seychelles sailing holiday is a week of pure Indian Ocean bliss, exploring the island idylls of this archipelago, famous for being isolated and paradise like. The Seychelles archipelago is actually made up of 43 Inner Islands and 72 Outer Islands and their highest peaks are a submerged mountain range, once joined to the ancient continent known as Gondwana. With a tropical climate and exquisite empty beaches, the population is still very small, focused mainly on the largest islands which we visit as part of our sailing itinerary: Mahé which is home to the capital city of Victoria, and then Praslin which is famous for its stunning Vallée de Mai, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well ...Read more >
From £2,029 excluding flights

Seychelles 7 day sailing cruise

A stunning 7 day Seychelles sailing cruise around Praslin and La Digue islands as well as some of the smaller highly protected beautiful island idylls, supporting conservation organisations en route. The Seychelles have the most unique ecosystems in the world, with ancient geological and natural features that stretch back to the time when this archipelago, actually a submerged mountain range, broke away from the famous Gondwana supercontinent millennia ago. The Seychelles are also famous for their blissful beaches, of course, as well as an impressive ongoing commitment to conservation. Many of the islands that we anchor by and visit are run by non profit making organisations or ...Read more >
From £1,355 excluding flights

Sicily and Aeolian Islands small ship cruise

There’s no better way to see Sicily’s Aeolian Islands than under sail – they are, after all, named after the Greek demigod of wind, Aeolus. It will be gentle cruising all the way here, island-hopping with ease. Your cruise starts on Sicilian mainland, before quickly heading to sea. On the way there are plenty of swimming opportunities, plus paddleboards and snorkelling gear available. At the Bay of Pollara in Salina you can swim in calm, clear waters, or laze on the flat rocks that seem purpose-built for sunbathers. The Aeolian Islands are famous for their active volcanoes, which provide hot springs, dramatic hiking and exciting, smoking terrain. Vulcano itself gave us the word ‘volcano’ ...Read more >
From £1,265 excluding flights

Lower Ganges river cruise in India

The Lower Ganges splits into many branches once it reaches the south West Bengal state. One such side-stream is the River Hooghly, which you can enjoy on this eight day cruise. Mosey along the river, either upstream or downstream, between Kolkata and Farakka, and then return to the start by train. Sights you’ll see on the way include Kolkata, India’s third largest city, an army cantonment (garrison) in Barrackpore, brassworks in Matiari, historic cities from French India, terracotta temples in Kalna and Baranagar and the mango orchards and mustard fields of rural India. The river is vast, brown and lazy – but the banks are frequently colourful and always interesting. Your shore excursions ...Read more >
From £2,585 excluding flights

Bali and Komodo small ship cruise

Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands, so a small cruise ship might be the best way to get around. Plus, staying small means you can get to the places bigger boats can't. Starting at Benoa Port in Bali, on this round trip you'll sail all the way east to Rinca Island and back. On the way you'll stop on the islands of Lombok, Keramat, Moyo, Satonda, Banta and Komodo. Whilst you might think Komodo Island is the best place to spot the world's largest living lizard, Rinca Island is considered more authentic than Komodo Island for dragon watching. You'll visit both and explore with the help of knowledgeable local guides. Many people will be excited by the prospect of seeing Komodo Dragons ...Read more >
From £1,575 excluding flights

Antarctic expedition cruise, fly the Drake passage

This ten day Antarctica trip invites travellers to fly over Cape Horn in southern Chile's Tierra del Fuego archipelago prior to bypassing the shudders of Drake Passage before finally coming to rest on King George Island, part of the South Shetlands. Now your Antarctica trip can really start in earnest as you cruise through the icy fjords and creaking icebergs on board an 118 passenger expedition ship, one of the few vessels in the world equipped to deal with remote regions of both the north and south poles. This is an active Antarctic expedition that’s as much about penguins, seals and whales as it is about experiencing life in the wildest and least hospitable continent on the planet, ...Read more >
From £11,935 excluding flights

Kotor Bay and Montenegro gulet cruise

What better way to explore the magnificent Bay of Kotor than from the deck of a traditional Turkish gulet? You'll start your gulet cruise in the bay at Tivat. After exploring the beautiful town of Kotor next door, you'll head out along the Adriatic coast to visit lively Budva and then the historic old town at Bar. The second half of the trip is devoted to more time in the beautiful Kotor Bay again. Time well spent, indeed, as you hop between the pretty shore-side towns of Herceg Novi, Perast, and Tivat again. Your home for the week is a beautiful Turkish gulet. The advantage of being on a boat is that whilst you can visit Montenegro's busier towns, you can also moor up and enjoy swimming ...Read more >
From £905 excluding flights

Iceland cruise, Circumnavigation

This 10-day cruise circumnavigates Iceland, exploring the island’s diverse natural wonders and amazing landscapes, and giving an insight into the Icelandic lifestyle through a host of exciting shore excursions. It’s the chance to experience the unique character of Iceland, visiting small communities and exploring well beyond the Reykjavik area that most tourists visit. This cruise packs in a wide range of highlights and activities. Explore Breidafjördur Bay in the west of Iceland, known for its busy bird life, basalt rock formations and beautiful scenery. While here, you might like to join an adventurous Snowcat expedition to the extinct volcano glacier Snaefellsjökull or go sea fishing ...Read more >
From £2,265 excluding flights

The best of Japan luxury cruise

Take the long way round. The interesting cities of Osaka and Maizuru are on close but opposite coasts of Japan’s Honshu Island, but this cruise between the two takes its time. Over nine days you’ll get to visit cities on Shikoku and Kyushu, some of Japan’s other islands, and you’ll even make a stop in South Korea. Start by exploring Osaka – known as ‘Japan’s kitchen’ for its great delicacies. Once you’ve had your fill of the city, it’s time to set off on the boat, cruising to Tamano in the densely forested Okayama district. The cities en-route are very varied. Kagoshima sits in front of an active volcano, whilst Uwajima keeps traditional customs alive around its 17th century castle. ...Read more >
From £5,495 excluding flights

Amalfi Coast gulet cruise in Italy

One of the classic small ship cruises, the Amalfi Coast is a microcosm of some of the highlights of the whole of Italy. Starting on the doortsep of extraordinary Pompeii, we will cruise to the 'vertical city' of Positano before exploring the extraordinary Amalfi Coastline. The next highlight is the island of Capri and the wonderful Blue grotto, before spending two nights on lovely Ischia Island and finally a day exploring Naples. We stop at least once per day for a swim and we are treated to an aperitif every night before dining, either ashore or on board. The cuisine on board is freshly prepared by a local cook, so expect a lot of fresh and local food.Read more >
From £1,395 excluding flights

Amazon explorer small ship cruise

The Amazon might be a mighty river, but it doesn’t mean you should explore it on a massive boat. On a smaller vessel you can get into the small tributary rivers, too, where it’s much easier to spot wildlife on the shore and get away from the main settlements. This custom-built river boat is designed to be able to creep up hidden channels, to see a side to the Amazon that not everyone gets to experience. The Ria Negro tributary is the largest river to flow into the Amazon. It’s flanked by forests that haven’t changed for millions of years, but which are always growing and bristling with new life. There are huge boughs draped with vines and trembling orchids. You’ll spend the first days of ...Read more >
From £1,349 excluding flights

Split to Dubrovnik Luxury cruise, Croatia

The gorgeous islands, pristine beaches, quiet harbours and beautiful towns of southern Croatia open up before you as you cruise along the Adriatic coast on a brand new luxury vessel. This is a fascinating and relaxing way to immerse yourself in the landscape, culture and history of this lovely country. This eight-day cruise takes you to some of the region’s celebrated highlights, including the extraordinary Diocletian’s Palace that still dominates life in central Split. Explore this city before sailing over to the small fishing port of Bol and its famous Golden Horn Beach. The cruise takes in Hvar, too, celebrated as a jet set destination, with an ancient fortress towering above the town ...Read more >
From £1,249 excluding flights
Croatia is open and cruises are departing with availability throughout the summer

Cape Verde Island cruise

This cluster of ten volcanic islands is 500 kilometres off the coast of Africa and was a Portuguese colony until 1974. As well as being a hiking paradise, these shores are amazingly friendly, as you’ll discover in eight days of cruising the Cape Verde archipelago. You’ll visit six of the main islands on this cruise: Santiago is the largest island and has the capital city of Praia, whilst Sao Vincente contains the country’s cultural capital, Mindelo. Boa Vista and Sal are sandy, whilst Fogo is fearsome, thanks to its active volcano. On Fogo you can take an optional hike right to the very edge of the volcano, and you’ll walk on ancient lava fields in San Vincente’s Valley of Ribeira das ...Read more >
From £1,445 excluding flights

Seychelles island hopping cruise

The Seychelles: granite boulders peeking out of a duvet of white sand, tropical rainforest twittering with birdlife, and you, on the deck of a small ship, about to diving in for a snorkel. By taking a small ship cruise in the Seychelles not only can you see Anse Lazio, the most beautiful beach in the islands, but you can also get to uninhabited islands, too like Sister Island and Cocos Island – something even an all inclusive resort can’t include. This cruise starts in Mahe, takes you over to Aride Island, then on to Praslin, famous for its Vallee de Mai Reserve and the coco de mer fruits that grows there. See birdlife on Cousin Island, then giant tortoises on Curieuse ...Read more >
From £1,549 excluding flights

Sicily small ship cruise, food & culture

Sicily is one of earth's most spectacular and interesting islands. Settled by Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Carthaginians and many others, with rugged mountains dominated by Mount Etna, Europe's most active large volcano, some ancient towns and a fantastic tradition of cuisine influenced by the many invaders. There is more than enough to spoil your senses. This is a relatively active cruise with a great variety of experiences available to you. You are free to choose whether or not to join in on the many excursions included with this cruise or to simply do your own thing. On this cruise you will have many experiences including; walking on volcanoes, cooking and tasting the street foods ...Read more >
From £2,249 excluding flights

Svalbard luxury cruise in the Arctic

In 11 days you can cruise all around Spitsbergen, the biggest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. Even in high summer, there’ll be ice floes in your path lit by the midnight sun. Your vessel has a strengthened hull, specially designed so it can make through these icy waters. Start in Longyearbyen, where you can take a tour of the world’s northernmost city, before heading north. Ice permitting, your boat will squeeze through the Hinlopen Strait, between Spitsbergen and the island of Nordaustlandet, its closest neighbour. You’ll end the trip with a midnight cruise of beautiful Isfjorden. The polar bear is king in Svalbard, and many roam free on the island. They’re far from the only ...Read more >
From £7,985 excluding flights
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