SILVER SEA CRUISE
Royal Caribbean Cruise
This incredible adventure starts in Murmansk, Russia. There you embark the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy for a roundtrip voyage to the geographic North Pole. This cruise is a brilliant opportunity to explore the rarely visited Russian Arctic Archipelago of Franz Josef Land and literally stand at the top-of-the-world. This is an extraordinary voyage on a one-of-a-kind ship, worthy of a true adventurer.
There is no native population in Antarctica or within 500 miles of its coasts, yet the sea abounds with life. Accompanied by albatross, you voyage through towering mountains, immense glaciers, and blue icebergs that create a picture-perfect setting for incredible penguin and marine mammal encounters. This is an authentic expedition in a wilderness of epic proportions.
What fascinated evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin back in the day are intriguing travellers from all over the world even today. With 97% of the area being a protected national park, the expedition cruise to Galapagos is great for people interested in geology, unique species of flora and fauna and for some out of this world hiking atmosphere.
Navigate the place of bounteous wildlife, fascinating fjords, natural landscapes and a rugged, Arctic personality aboard a vessel that cuts through its deepest interiors. And if you like extremes, board a ship like the new National Geographic Quest as it is not just a sightseeing trip, it is a full on journey for people who enjoy hiking and physical activities.
Exploring aboard an authentic tall ship guarantees you an in-depth encounter with Greek Isles & all its wonders. This voyage will make you experience the Cyclades, discover the magnificent ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Delos (birthplace of Apollo and Artemis) and will let you Immerse in the lively culture, mythology, and Venetian legacy of age-old villages.
Iceland is full of anomalies, For instance: it's midnight and yet bright as day, midsummer but cold enough to be swaddled in layers of thermals and fleeces. And so are their Expedition cruises that don't play by the rules either. For one thing, their schedules are determined by the weather and wildlife sightings, not port schedules and ground operators. And did we mention, the Northern Lights sightings!
POPULAR AND FAMILY CRUISING
Finding a cruise vacation that meets the needs of every family member can be tough. While you may be in search of some peace and quiet, the kids are probably eager to play. And just like for every travel debate, we’re here to your rescue. Here, we’ve dug out some really great cruises for your family from across the world. So, go ahead and sail for yourself!
Let your mind conjure up images of overflowing buffets, arm-wrestling at the soft serve machine and death by deck quoits.
The moment you step aboard a luxury cruise ship, a hostess is at your arm proffering a glass of bubbly while a capable room steward offers to heft your carry-on as he escorts you to what will be your home-away-from-home for the next few days.
Add to it varying degrees of inclusivity, fine wines and gourmet cuisine, first-class service, great onboard entertainment, stimulating enrichment programs and universally high crew-to-passenger ratios – And Welcome! You’re aboard one of the most luxurious experiences of your life.
The rivers of the world are fast becoming hotspots for travellers. And we say, why not?Because be it taking a cooking class with a Michelin-caliber chef or getting a behind-the-scenes tour of a museum with the chief curator, you can do it all while sailing through the inner alcoves of pretty much any country in the world.
River Cruise is an experiential guided excursion of sorts. Whether it’s a wine-and-food-focused sailing to Bordeaux, France, an adventure-and-wildlife trek along Peru’s Amazon, or a history-and-culture-rich trip along the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia, it can offer the chance to see smaller, more rural ports; eat hyper-local food; and tour destinations with just a handful of other travellers. Here’s our top river sailings:
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