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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

    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 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
    • 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

  • Yangtze River

    Yangtze River classic tour

    China
    • Marvel at the wonders of the Forbidden City, Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors.

    • Cruise on the Yangtze River and take in the spectacular scenery.

    • See the enormous Three Gorges Dam up close.

    • Explore Shanghai’s former French Concession by bike.

    • Sample Chinese breakfast specialities and enjoy lunch with a local family.

    12 days from $4,750pp

  • 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

  • Tanjung Puting, Indonesia

    Highlights of Indonesia

    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.

    16 days from $7,395pp

  • 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

  • The Forbidden City, Beijing

    China in style: luxury Yangtze cruise

    China
    • Cruise on the Yangtze River aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.

    • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors and the wonders of the Forbidden City.

    • Taste delicious Chinese food with a private cookery lesson and a street food tour.

    • Learn the ancient art of t'ai chi in a private masterclass.

    12 days from $8,595pp

  • 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

    Costa Rica and Ecuador
    • 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

  • 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.

    19 days from $9,555pp