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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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  • Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala

    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.

    13 days from $2,790pp

  • 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 mesmerizing Ho Chi Minh City.

    • Explore the kingdom of coconuts, Ben Tre.

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

    10 days from $3,700pp

  • 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.

    12 days from $3,750pp

  • 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 $6,200pp

  • 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 flavors of traditional Creole food.

    • Spot nesting seabirds and hawksbill turtles on Cousin Island.

    11 days from $6,780pp

  • 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.

    11 days from $6,950pp

  • 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.

    16 days from $7,240pp

  • 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.

    13 days from $7,850pp

  • 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 $8,460pp

  • Pottery in Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

    Classic Egypt tour

    Egypt
    • Visit the spectacular Pyramids of Giza.

    • Enjoy the verdant scenery of the Nile Valley.

    • Discover tombs and temples on Luxor's West Bank.

    • Explore lesser known temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo.

    • Stay in luxury in both Cairo and on your Nile cruise.

    11 days from $8,995pp

  • Sea lions, Galapagos Islands

    Galapagos & Costa Rica tour

    Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica
    • The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.

    • Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.

    • Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloudforest.

    • Undertake zip-lining, white-water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.

    • Get up close to the perfectly conical Arenal Volcano.

    15 days from $9,380pp

  • Komodo dragon in Indonesia

    Grand tour of Indonesia

    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' center of Ubud.

    22 days from $10,385pp

  • Life on the Nile, Luxor

    Grand tour of Egypt's history

    Egypt
    • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.

    • Explore the temples and tombs of Luxor.

    • Fly to Abu Simbel to see this impressive temple complex.

    • Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum.

    • Visit Philae Temple and relax in Aswan.

    • Enjoy the Mediterranean ambience of Alexandria.

    16 days from $10,395pp

  • Galapagos Marine Iguana

    Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

    Colombia, Ecuador and 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 center of Bogotá.

    • Explore the fortified city of Cartagena.

    14 days from $11,080pp