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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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  • Houseboat, Kerala

    South India's temples & backwaters

    • 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 £3,330pp

  • Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

    Vietnam's Mekong Delta

    Vietnam and Cambodia
    • 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 £4,070pp

  • Alleppey Backwaters, 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 £4,490pp

  • Royal Clipper, Caribbean

    Barbados & sailing the Windward Isles

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

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

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

    15 days from £5,200pp

  • Rajmahal boat

    Cruising in west Bengal

    • 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 £5,590pp

  • Diocletian's Palace, Split

    Dalmatian coast by land & sea

    • Walking tour of Diocletian's Palace in Split.

    • Soparnik cookery demonstration and visit to Omis coastal village.

    • Three-night island cruise from Split to Korčula, Mljet and Dubrovnik on a Superior Deluxe small ship.

    • Historic walking tour of Korčula.

    • Salt lakes of Mljet National Park.

    • Dubrovnik walking tour and buggy ride.

    10 days from £5,650pp

  • MY Pegasus, Seychelles

    Cruising in the Seychelles

    • Discover the delights of Mahé on a customisable tour.

    • Cruise the Seychelles' inner islands.

    • Learn about the native Coco de mer palm and endemic plants.

    • Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    • Meet wild giant tortoises up close on Curieuse Island.

    11 days from £5,765pp

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

    North Spitsbergen: 7-night cruise

    • 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 £5,900pp

  • Majuli Island, Assam

    Cruising in Assam

    • 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

  • Kayaking, Halong Bay

    Family adventure to Vietnam

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

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

    • Embark on a family kayak adventure among the limestone karst scenery of Lan Ha Bay.

    • Relax, shop and explore as a family in the charming ancient port of Hoi An.

    • Enjoy a fun-filled martial arts lesson for the whole family in Hue.

    • Take to two wheels in rural Ky Son where you learn about traditional family life in this quiet corner of Vietnam.

    17 days from £6,245pp

  • Komodo National Park

    Highlights of Indonesia

    • Visit the spectacular Borobudur temple.

    • Spend two nights cruising through Tanjung Puting National Park.

    • Enjoy a few days exploring the hills of Ubud.

    • Embark on an unforgettable sailing adventure around Komodo National Park.

    17 days from £6,270pp

  • Glacier on Spitsbergen

    Spitsbergen circumnavigation 9-night cruise

    • 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.

    11 days from £6,525pp

  • 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 £7,985pp

  • Temple of Philae, Egypt

    Jordan & a romantic Egyptian Nile cruise

    Jordan and Egypt
    • Join your private, expert guide and marvel at the Nabatean Petra, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

    • Take a 4x4 tour with a local Bedouin guide across the vast, rocky, awesome landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    • Explore the pyramid complexes at Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur with your private guide.

    • Cruise down the Nile and combine relaxation and culture whilst visiting awe-inspiring, ancient temples dedicated to Ancient Egyptian gods.

    • Dive or snorkel among the first class, pristine reefs and tropical fish of the Red Sea.

    16 days from £7,995pp

  • Edfu Temple, Egypt

    Grand tour of Egypt

    • Privately tour the Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving ancient wonder of the world, Saqqara and Dahshur.

    • Sample a range of local delicacies and sumptuous street food on a tour through downtown Cairo.

    • Take a luxury cruise down the Nile and explore the iconic temples and tombs from Luxor to Aswan.

    • Enjoy afternoon tea at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel, a historic hotel with splendid views across the Nile.

    • Fly to Abu Simbel to marvel at this awe-inspiring, towering temple complex, dedicated to Ramesses II.

    15 days from £8,355pp

  • Komodo dragon in Indonesia

    Grand tour of Indonesia

    • See wild orangutan in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

    • Enjoy trekking and tubing through unspoilt rainforest in Sumatra.

    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur; an ancient Buddhist monument.

    • Cruise around the dramatic islands of western Flores and track down Komodo dragons.

    • Relax on a beautiful beach on Bali.

    • Explore the backstreets of the artists' centre of Ubud.

    24 days from £8,495pp

  • Traditional Rabelo boat, Porto

    Douro river cruise: port tasting & palaces

    Portugal and Spain
    • Cruise in comfort from Porto to Vega de Terron.

    • Visit Mateus Palace and Gardens, home of Mateus rosé wine.

    • Take a guided hike in Lamego followed by a tasting of local specialities.

    • Tuck into a traditional home-cooked meal at a local quinta (country house).

    • Enjoy tastings of Porto’s finest export, port.

    13 days from £8,995pp

  • Kaikoura, New Zealand

    New Zealand's South Island self-drive tour

    New Zealand
    • Experience the golden sands and turquoise waters of the Abel Tasman National Park.

    • Stroll along surf beaches around Christchurch — New Brighton and Sumner — then enjoy the view from a nearby coffee shop.

    • Enjoy the scenic drive all the way down the west coast — from Westport to Haast, where the forest meets the ocean — this rugged coastline is atmospheric and beautiful.

    • Take an overnight cruise on the spectacular Milford Sound.

    21 days from £9,605pp

  • Galapagos Marine Iguana

    Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

    Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • Visit the wildlife prolific Galapagos Islands.

    • Stay in a traditional Finca in the coffee growing region, explore the region and try your hand at some coffee production.

    • Enjoy the historical centre of Bogotá.

    • Explore the fortified city of Cartagena.

    16 days from £10,220pp