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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

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

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 £1,455 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 £895 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 £1,259 excluding flights

Inner Reaches Eastern Coves cruise in Alaska

This Alaska cruise is a week on board a small ship - a converted expedition vessel that sleeps maximum eighty passengers. This is, of course, small in comparison with some of the giant cruise ships that travel Alaskan waters, and the size of our ship means that it can navigate the coves and crannies of this extraordinary coastline. Although large enough to navigate these icy waters and also carry zodiac boats and other equipment such as sea kayaks. This means that our guests can enjoy trips such as kayaking in Misty Fjords National Monument, taking a skiff to a waterfall for the best wake up shower ever or hiking in the exquisite environs of Baird Glacier. We also take some time in ... Read more >
From £2,309 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 £2,849 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 £11,625 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 £2,199 excluding flights

Lower Ganges river cruise in India

These cruises, upstream or downstream with return journey by rail, take you along the intimate lower Ganges sidestream, the River Hooghly, which flows from Farakka on the main river down to Kolkata. As well as sightseeing of Kolkata itself and the European colonies just outside, the cruise takes in Murshidabad, capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, the battlefield of Plassey close by, and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur. A highlight are several delightful and little known Bengali Terracotta temples. Cruises can be combined with Ganges cruises on most dates. Our new ship entered service on the Lower Ganges and the Ganges proper on schedule in mid-February 2014. Built ... Read more >
From £1,709 excluding flights

Turkey gulet cruise

While exploring the Turkish coast, we will can anchor in some of the most secluded spots, where we can really get the feel for the places that most visitors leave at sunset. This is a boutique version of the classic gulet yacht cruise, discovering historical sites, tiny harbour villages, untouched beaches and bays, and a choice of great activities; all while making yourself at home in the spacious comfort of your luxurious private cabin. On board you enjoy the relaxed company of your fellow guests, large lounge areas and deck, immaculate crew service, and magical feast after feast on board each day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Departing and ending in Bodrum. This itinerary takes in ... Read more >
From £665 excluding flights

Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia

This island hopping cruise takes place around the quiet bays and all round marine magnificence of Northern Croatia, far from some of the busier spots of the Dalmatian coast and yet packed with fine natural and cultural heritage. Starting and finishing in Opatija, a pretty coastal town that is dotted with Habsburg-era villas, we head off into Kvarner Bay in search of island idylls. The islands here certainly don’t disappoint. Krk, for example, is barren and beautiful in the north and all vineyards and luscious hills in the south. Its local Vrbnicka Zlahtina white wine is a must. Rab Island has 22 beaches to choose from and its main town of Rab has a medieval walled town with plenty of ... Read more >
From £559 excluding flights

Great Barrier Reef & Lizard Island cruise, Australia

Sail the Great Barrier Reef and the coast of Queensland on board the ideal vessel. You will discover much that this memorable region has to offer; some of the best parts of the Great Barrier Reef, historic Cooktown and the beautiful tropical Lizard Island. Join a Marine Biologist on board a glass bottom boat and snorkel and SCUBA at a variety of the best and most colourful reef locations. Discover the pristine Ribbon Reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef. Even the least confident swimmer can enjoy the opportunity to get up close and personal with the colourful corals, giant clams and myriad tropical fish at fringing reefs, located just metres from the beach on beautiful tropical ... Read more >
From £1,315 excluding flights

Kotor Bay and Montenegro gulet cruise

Join this gulet cruise and you will have a holiday where you can relax while admiring the beautiful bays and fabulous old towns of Montenegro. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming and relaxation, visiting several coastal towns like Kotor, Perast, Budva, Herceg Novi and Tivat or enjoying a drink from the boat’s bar. Kotor Bay, the deepest fjord (Actually a Ria, a flooded river valley) in the Mediterranean, is an absolutely stunning fjord-like bay with steep sides plunging into the glassy waters dotted with tiny islands that often have a single church or just a few buildings clinging to them. Budva is a medieval walled town, but one with beaches and a thriving nightlife. Greece, ... Read more >
From £1,035 excluding flights

Sicily and Aeolian Islands small ship cruise

The Aeolian Islands are a dramatic series of islands and tiny islets off the north coast of Sicily, all created, and some still being created, by volcanic activity. Sailing from the Sicilian port of Milazzo, we will visit the islands of Vulcano (where 'volcano' was derived from), Lipari, Salina, Stromboli and Panarea. There will be plenty of time for swimming and exploring the islands, and in the evenings we will explore the restaurants of the ports and villages where we spend the night. Our on board chef will provide some fine lunches using local ingredients and recipes. Read more >
From £1,355 excluding flights

The best of Japan luxury cruise

During your cruise from Osaka to Maizuru via Kyoto Japan will open its doors and lift the veil on its imperial past revealing a curious mix of modernity and tradition. You will get your first glimpse of the skyline of Okayama from on board your vessel. Okayama is an ancient 16th seigniorial city with a remarkable cultural heritage and the fantastic and famous Korakuen Gardens, considered one of the finest landscape gardens in Japan. You will also visit Hiroshima, the gateway to Miyajima Sanctuary (UNESCO site), home to the majestic Shinto Shrine, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermilion Torii. Charming Kagoshima, dominated by the majestic Sakurajima volcano, the symbol of ... Read more >
From £3,900 excluding flights

Amazon explorer small ship cruise

This cruise visits the most essential areas to observe the wildlife and culture of the rainforest. Our journey especially concentrates on remote Amazon forest along the tributary the Rio Negro and also on the Amazon River. During the cruise we walk in towering rainforests, glide along narrow streams deep in the forest, and explore flooded grasslands that stretch from horizon to horizon. Our vessel is designed to enable us to explore small tributaries and hidden channels where wildlife can be found but where larger vessels cannot go. We have a small group size, highly trained guides, a talented crew, a comfortable boat, and with 24 years of cruise operations, our activities are thoughtful ... Read more >
From £1,315 excluding flights

Bali and Komodo small ship cruise

We sail from Benoa Port to Rinca island, to experience the Indonesian archipelago on an island-hopping adventure. You can explore Satonda Island, a flooded volcano with a crystal-clear lake at its center; snorkel off Keramat Island and explore the colorful coral reefs below. For many the highlight will be a stroll through the Komodo National Forest on the Islands of Komodo and Rinca to spot the largest living reptile on Earth- the Komodo Dragon. You will also have the chance to bathe beneath a waterfall while exploring beautiful Moyo Island. Included: 7 nights accommodation on board in your chosen cabin grade, each with private ensuite SH/WC & individually controlled air conditioning. ... Read more >
From £1,755 excluding flights

Northern lights and whale watching cruise in Iceland

Combine a whale watching cruise with a guided tour of some of Iceland’s most magical landscapes on this seven-day small group tour. The icing on an already very tasty Icelandic cake? The chance to see the Northern Lights at night both from the water and on land. Your intimate cruise departs Reykjavik, travelling along the west coast towards Icelands north shore, docking regularly at small ports and traditional villages. On the way you’ll enjoy ample opportunities to spot Iceland’s plethora of whale and dolphin species. A highlight is a trip out on a RIB boat from Husavik, recently voted one of the 10 best places to see whales in the world – hopefully Humpback and Minke whales and Orca ... Read more >
From £2,370 excluding flights

Great Barrier Reef cruise in Australia

Sail the Great Barrier Reef and the coast of Queensland on board the ideal vessel. You will discover everything that this memorable region has to offer; the best parts of the Great Barrier Reef, spectacular rainforest trails and the beautiful tropical Lizard and Dunk islands, along with the beautiful private Pelorus Island. Join a Marine Biologist on board a glass bottom boat and snorkel and SCUBA at a variety of the best and most colourful reef locations. Discover the pristine Ribbon Reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef and experience the colourful coral gardens of Thetford and Nathan reefs. Even the least confident swimmer can enjoy the opportunity to get up close and personal with ... Read more >
From £2,109 excluding flights
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