Experience seemingly endless wonders on an Australia and New Zealand luxury cruise. Discover adventure, natural beauty and more on these exotic sailings. Travel in style and sublime comfort to such destinations as cosmopolitan Sydney, beautiful Brisbane, Auckland and the wine country of Perth (Fremantle Harbour). These luxury cruises are offered year-round and typically range from 10 to 18 days but if part of a repositioning cruise or a segment of a world voyage they may be longer.
Discover the douceur de vivre (sweet life) and elegant timeless beauty of Bordeaux, France on a luxury ocean sailing or Bordeaux River Cruise. World-renowned as the producer of the world’s finest wines, this glorious port city in southwestern France is one of the country’s crown jewels. Here you can indulge your senses with world-class cuisine, legendary vineyards, unique attractions, welcoming Bordelais and natural beauty. Located on the storied Garonne, Bordeaux is a favorite stop for travelers. Embark on a journey in sublime comfort to the elegance and timeless beauty of this magnificent city.
If you already adore the destinations across the pond, once you experience them from a luxury British Isles and Coastal cruise vacation you’re sure to fall in love with them all over again in addition to the many onboard indulgences. Visit the land of age-old castles, cathedrals and towering palaces, dramatic shores, charming villages, iconic history-rich cities, museums, plus the worlds of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Verdant lands of myths and legends await you on your British Isles sailing, which typically encompasses Britain (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), in addition to such small offshore islands as the delightful Isle of Man. From centuries-old cobblestone streets to the rolling emerald green countryside, classic pubs, world-famous theaters, shops and a cornucopia of incredible restaurants.
Recognized as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World,” a luxury Panama Canal Cruise provides a unique and unforgettable voyage. Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or a first-timer, this vacation transports guests in sublime style between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Once onboard you’ll enjoy world-class cuisine, exceptional service and delightful amenities.
Silversea Cruises’ Silver Cloud underwent an extensive refurbishment this year and was transformed into the 16,800-ton, 254-guest Silver Cloud Expedition. When she joins the Silversea Expeditions fleet in November 2017, this “ice class” ship will become the most luxurious, spacious and comfortable in the expedition cruise sector.
One of the many benefits of the limited guest numbers onboard in the polar region is a pampering crew-to-guest ratio of nearly one-to-one. A fleet of 18 Zodiaks will whisk you to some of the world’s most pristine and memorable destinations for in-depth exploration. A team of nearly 20 experts in a variety of fields will give lectures and venture out to guide cruisers on special excursions.
Brightening up the high seas, you will sail in ultimate luxury on Viking Ocean Cruises’ beautiful 47,800-ton, 930-guest Viking Sun when she debuts in October 2017. Designed for ultimate comfort, she offers a sublime vacation ideal for travelers looking for the very finest. All-inclusive cruises provide a shore excursion in each port, beer and wine with both lunch and dinner onboard, Wi-Fi, 24/7 room service and more.
Looking for something different to do this holiday season? Believe it or not, it is already that time of year to make your plans. Consider a luxury Christmas River Cruise in Europe for a truly festive experience, even for the most seasoned travelers, who are sure to revel in this unique vacation choice. No need to stay home when you can journey to culture-rich and historic destinations on a beautiful river ship – and get pampered along the way.
Immerse yourself in a magical world of twinkling lights in towns and cities aglow with twinkling and colorful decorations. The captivating scents of gingerbread and other delightful goodies will greet you as your voyage takes you along such storied waterways as the Danube, Rhine and Seine rivers. Meander along in serene comfort to small villages and large towns of Austria, Germany and France, depending on which ship you are on. Some itineraries may also include The Netherlands and Hungary. Typically offered from November through December, they offer a festivity-filled holiday travel experience like no other.
Accommodating just 106 guests, Crystal Bach debuted in August 2017, joining the elegant fleet of Crystal River Cruises. This beautiful “river yacht” is certain to impress discerning travelers seeking a special vacation experience, with luxurious amenities and stunning décor designed for ultimate comfort. From the moment you step aboard, your every whim will be met and exceeded by English-speaking staff.