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Whether you take to the waters regularly, or are considering stepping on board for the first time, we’re confident you’ll find a cruise to excite you. Our itinerary ideas are a good place to start, and detail sample trips designed by our specialists to showcase the variety of experiences on offer.

These itineraries can be tailored to your interests, tastes and budget by our specialists. They can arrange the logistics around boarding your vessel and include further explorations on land. Some cruises can be combined to create longer water-based adventures, and others change character depending which season you pick. We take to the waters regularly, testing out new vessels and routes to help you pick your ideal cruise.

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  • Backwaters of Kerala, India

    South India's temples & backwaters

    India
    • Soak up the view of the Shore Temple at sunset.

    • Enjoy France in India in the former colonial enclave of Pondicherry.

    • Stay in a village of 19th century merchants' homes.

    • Witness the ceremonies in Sri Meenakshi temple with hundreds of pilgrims and the smell of incense.

    14 days from £2,990pp

  • Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

    Vietnam's Mekong Delta

    Cambodia and Vietnam
    • Discover the hidden charm and culture of one of the few remaining Khmer communities in Vietnam.

    • Journey along the Mekong and Bassac River on board a traditionally styled sampan.

    • End the trip in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh.

    • Spend a few days navigating mesmerising Ho Chi Minh City.

    • Explore the kingdom of coconuts, Ben Tre.

    • Enjoy two nights at a charming riverside lodge in Vinh Long province.

    11 days from £3,635pp

  • Houseboat, Kerala

    Kerala & the Maldives

    India and Maldives
    • Fort Cochin's colonial atmosphere and architecture.

    • Tea tasting in the high hills of Munnar.

    • Boat safari in Periyar National Park.

    • Stay overnight on a traditional rice barge.

    • Snorkel, scuba and swim in the Maldives.

    13 days from £3,650pp

  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    Boston & eastern Canada by cruise & train

    USA, Canada
    • Explore historic Boston.

    • Cruise to Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown in Atlantic Canada.

    • Enjoy a walking tour of historic Québec City.

    • Visit Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls.

    • Relax and enjoy the many facilities on board your cruise ship.

    17 days from £3,825pp

  • Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

    Exploring the Mekong & Angkor Wat

    Vietnam and Cambodia
    • Cruise through the lush Mekong Delta region and visit the floating markets.

    • Watch the sunrise stream through the giant creeper fig trees at Ta Prohm.

    • Soak up the atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City.

    • Learn about Cambodia's modern and ancient history in Phnom Penh.

    14 days from £4,305pp

  • A Polar Bear edges its way round a Walrus colony, Svalbard

    North Spitsbergen: 7-night cruise

    Arctic
    • Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.

    • Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.

    • Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.

    • Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

    9 days from £4,930pp

  • Temple of Philae, Egypt

    Jordan & a cruise on the Nile

    Jordan and Egypt
    • Combine relaxation and culture on a Nile cruise.

    • Marvel at the antiquities of Petra.

    • View the awesome landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    • Explore the pyramid complexes around Cairo.

    • Relax by the Red Sea in Egypt.

    16 days from £4,945pp

  • Rajmahal boat

    Cruising in West Bengal

    India
    • Explore Calcutta on an unusual walking tour.

    • Watch the world go by from the comfort of a river cruiser.

    • Discover the colonial French and Dutch settlements dotted along the riverbank.

    • Travel by boat, cycle rickshaw and train, avoiding the chaos of Indian roads.

    12 days from £4,970pp

  • Al Fresco dining on MY Pegasus

    Cruising in the Seychelles

    Seychelles
    • Discover Mahé's history on a private island tour.

    • Cruise the Seychelles' inner islands.

    • Learn about the native coco de mer palm.

    • Enjoy the flavours of traditional Creole food.

    • Spot nesting seabirds and hawksbill turtles on Cousin Island.

    12 days from £5,190pp

  • Royal Clipper, Caribbean

    Barbados & sailing the Windward Isles

    Saint Lucia and Barbados
    • Embark on a seafaring adventure navigating the Windward Isles onboard the Royal Clipper Sailing vessel.

    • Take some time to visit the historical highlights on Barbados, including St. Nicholas Abbey, Bathsheba and Holetown.

    • Sample some of the island's best food in Speightstown or Oistins.

    14 days from £5,200pp

  • Kayaking, Halong Bay

    Family adventure to Vietnam

    Vietnam
    • Kayak through stunning limestone karst scenery at Halong Bay.

    • Take time out to enjoy rural life in Ky Son.

    • Try out a martial arts lesson in Hue.

    • Enjoy a fishing trip in Hoi An, before a barbecue lunch on board the boat.

    • Shop and relaxing on the beach at charming Hoi An.

    • Scramble through the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City.

    17 days from £5,525pp

  • Brahmaputra River

    Cruising in Assam

    India
    • Explore the old colonial capital of Calcutta.

    • Experience a relaxing cruise on the Brahmaputra.

    • Discover the fast disappearing Majuli river island.

    • Stay in a traditional Assamese tea bungalow.

    • Safari in Kaziranga National Park.

    14 days from £5,950pp

  • Komodo archipelago, Indonesia

    Indonesia's eastern islands explorer tour

    Indonesia
    • Cruise through the beautiful Komodo National Park on board the Ombak Putih.

    • Relax on one of Bali's white sand beaches.

    • Enjoy some world-class snorkelling and diving opportunities.

    • Journey off the beaten track and sample island life on Flores.

    16 days from £6,155pp

  • Ecuador's highlands on the Tren Crucero

    Ecuador by river & rail: Amazon cruise & Tren Crucero

    Ecuador
    • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, with its cobbled streets, colonial architecture and pretty squares.

    • Cruise the Amazon in search of wildlife onboard the elegant MV Anakonda.

    • Take the iconic Tren Crucero rail journey from Andes to coast, stopping to admire a variety of sights along the way such as the Cotopaxi Volcano and famous Devil's Nose.

    13 days from £6,295pp

  • Glacier on Spitsbergen

    Spitsbergen circumnavigation 9-night cruise

    Arctic
    • Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.

    • Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

    • Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.

    • Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.

    12 days from £6,525pp

  • RV Pandaw Katha

    Highlights of Myanmar & the far north

    Myanmar
    • Wander through the colonial remnants in a fast changing Yangon.

    • Cruise alongside the leg rowing fisherman on the waters of Inle Lake.

    • Cruise back in time with an adventure to Katha, Tagaung and the Upper Ayeyarwady.

    • Watch the sunset over Bagan.

    20 days from £6,870pp

  • Mekong River views, Laos

    Following the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

    Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and Angkor Wat.

    • Enjoy river cruising in Laos and Vietnam.

    • Explore the vibrant cities of Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City.

    • Experience the full flavour of life surrounding the Mekong in Indochina.

    22 days from £7,130pp

  • Moken Sea Gypsies, Mergui Archipelago, Burma (Myanmar)

    Myanmar highlights & island cruise

    Thailand and Myanmar
    • Sail the beautiful clear waters of the Mergui archipelago by yacht.

    • Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Yangon's shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda.

    • Explore the many beautiful and impressive temples of Bagan.

    • Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over Inle Lake for a unique vantage point of the stilted villages and floating gardens.

    • Imagine the former splendour of Inwa, a lost royal city.

    • Witness a little seen side of Mandalay.

    17 days from £7,415pp