Ahoy, cruise enthusiasts and wanderlust seekers! October is here, and it's Cruise Month - the perfect time to set sail on the voyage of your dreams.
Cruising is the ultimate way to holiday - letting you explore multiple destinations in a relaxing and convenient style unlike any other form of travel. Whether you crave the allure of exotic tropical islands, the charm of historic European cities or the breathtaking scenery of fjords, a cruise can take you there! From boutique small ships to well-equipped vessels of exploration and amazing floating resorts at sea, there really is a cruise for everyone.
In celebration of the many ways to enjoy a cruise holiday, we’ve curated the ultimate cruise list that promises to tick multiple items off your bucket list. So, grab your sea legs and let's delve into the world of extraordinary adventures.
Embark on a Global Odyssey
Ever dreamed of exploring the world? If you’ve got at least 100 days and a pre-packed sense of adventure, then consider a world cruise. You’ll sail to multiple continents, dozens of countries and twice as many cities, including exotic places and emerging ports that aren't easy to see on their own. There are also plenty of sea days in between for you to spend time with your travelling companions, read, attend lectures, relax with a spa treatment, play deck games and just enjoy the amenities of your ship.
You could be setting sail on a 116-night epic cruise around the world with MSC Cruises. This incredible journey onboard MSC Magnifica takes you to up to 50 spectacular destinations in 21 countries across five continents. Experience the essence of diverse cultures and traditions, immerse yourself in authentic encounters, explore hidden gems and iconic sights. After a grand Mediterranean tour, set a course towards South America, stopping in Casablanca to witnessing the grandeur of the Hassan II Mosque, before reaching the snow-capped mountains of Ushuaia. Continue into the Pacific, where the sun-kissed beauty of Tahiti awaits, then embrace the vibrant authenticity of Malaysia. Finally, steer north through the Red Sea and uncover the ancient temples and treasures of Jordan and Egypt.
From 21,649*pp sailing from Genoa on 05 January 2025.
Rivers of the World
An ocean world cruise is only one way to see the world from the water. Sailing by river combines all the conveniences of an ocean cruise with the benefits of inland travel. Watch ever-changing views from you window one minute and be stepping straight from the ship into the heart of each destination the next.
For the ultimate blend of luxury, culture and relaxation, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has created a 55-day itinerary for just 40 guests that spans three continents - South America, Europe and Southeast Asia - and features four luxurious river ships.
Sail through the Amazon Rainforest, a haven of biodiversity, and behold the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Indulge in the flavours of Burgundy and Provence, wander the lively streets of Vietnam and explore the ancient ruins of the Khmer Empire in Cambodia. This voyage promises abundant experiences and opportunities to form lifelong friendships.
From $77,799*pp sailing from Lima to Ho Chi Minh City on 03 October 2024.
Pole to Pole Adventure
If you’ve watched the documentary Explorer, you might have been inspired to undertake your own longitudinal expedition - that is, a journey from one Pole to the other. Fortunately, you can choose to do so in a great deal more comfort than Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his team thanks to Hurtigruten Expeditions’ once-in-a-lifetime grand expedition cruise from the frozen north to the frozen south.
Traverse from the Arctic to the Antarctic, discovering the cultures, ecology and wildlife of 11 countries in over 90 days. From Vancouver, sail north along the Alaskan coast and cross the Arctic Circle then through the fabled Northwest Passage to Greenland and Baffin Island. Turn south and voyage along the eastern seaboard of the United States to the warm and colourful tropical lands of Central America before passing through the Panama Canal and reaching South America. Experience a mix of culture and nature in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile and explore fascinating sites such as the adobe clay ruins of Huaca Pucllana and Huaca Huallamarca ceremonial pyramids. Next up is the ethereal splendour of the Chilean fjords and Patagonia and – finally – the pristine otherworldly beauty of Antarctica.
Your basecamp at sea is Hurtigruten's comfortable and stylish MS Roald Amundsen, named after the first explorer to successfully reach both the North and South Poles and the world’s first hybrid expedition cruise ship.
All we can say is: brace yourself for an adventure that will be etched in your memory forever!
From $62,985*pp sailing on 04 August 2024.
Seychelles by Luxury Yacht
True luxury is a unique combination of difference and discernment. It's having the opportunity to do something or go somewhere that few others do, in a way that few others can. Which is why the ultimate luxury cruise on this list is a yacht adventure to the Indian Ocean paradise that is the Seychelles Islands.
Nearly 1,500km off the east coast of mainland Africa, the blissful Seychelles is an archipelago of utopia brimming with incredible landscapes, rare wildlife and a vibrant atmosphere. Uncover the diverse African and European cultures that epitomise island life and learn more about the islands' history, from its uninhabited years to the colonial era and present day. Discover Anse Source d'Argent renowned for its pink-hued sand, dramatic rock formations and crystal-clear turquoise waters. When you’re ready to take a break from exploring, find a quiet spot on one of the many beautiful white-sand beaches or dive into its mesmerising marine life which boasts over 150 fish species as well as the graceful Hawkbill turtle, which nests in Sainte Anne.
Emerald Luxury Yacht Cruises offers eight or 10-day Seychelles cruises from Mahé Island. Partake of ample amenities and generous inclusions, enjoy delectable meals at La Cucina Dining and drinks at the Amici Bar & Lounge, take to the Marina Platform and revel in the stunning blue seas with a range of marina toys including exhilarating SEABOB scooters. Plus, if you love to explore in style, you’ll have full use of Gocycle electric bicycles.
Seize the moment to set sail, granting yourself the freedom to discover uncharted territories in luxury!
From $6,345*pp sailing selected dates December 2024 to February 2025.
Cruising lets you explore the most enchanting and captivating destinations across the globe. Whether you want to immerse yourself in diverse cultures, witness the wonders of the Arctic and Antarctic, or revel in luxury with newfound friends, there's a cruise for every traveller.
These suggestions are just a few of the many options you can choose from. Cruise Month is the perfect time to plan your unforgettable voyage and create lasting memories, so reach out to your local Travellers Choice agent for specialist cruise advice and booking expertise.
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