From the astounding beauty of its ocean views to the warm, welcoming nature of their capable crews, it’s not hard to understand why cruises are a much sought-after way to spend a luxurious holiday. From the exciting stops along the way to the new friendships made with your shipmates, this amazing way to travel is packed with delights and provides the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation.  We’ve selected a range of our favourites for you to enjoy, spanning the globe and a range of different vessel types and styles we’re sure there is a cruise option here perfect for you.  With most cruise companies now taking bookings for as far ahead as 2023 now is the perfect time to dream of getting back on the high seas in the not-too-distant future.

Tradewind Voyages

Discover the thrill of cruising under sail.  Tradewind Voyages own the World’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship, and allows you to discover destinations across the globe in an exclusive way.  We love their Indian Ocean itinerary – take in the tropical beauty of this idyllic part of the world on this beautiful voyage through the tropics. Visit Reunion, a mini Hawaii, brimming with thundering waterfalls, volcanic peaks, and lush greenery.  The beautiful beaches of Mauritius await, perfect for lazy days relaxing. The island of Madagascar is a wildlife haven with unique species to be discovered and packed with historic port cities and sublime beaches. While the return journey to Tanzania offers a chance to visit the seldom visited island of Comoros and its intriguing capital.

SeaDream offer luxury smaller vessels, and the concept is much more yachting in style rather than the traditional cruise experience. Chic and stylish, SeaDream’s 56-stateroom twin yachts are favoured for their elegant informality, personal award-winning service provided by a crew of 95, inclusive open bar and gratuities, ocean view accommodations, luxury Thai-Certified spa and world-class cuisine. With only 112 guests at a time, a SeaDream voyage feels like a personal getaway with that special someone, a group of friends and family or for that solo traveller looking for much needed ‘me-time’.  Their Caribbean itineraries sail to some of the most wonderful and memorable Caribbean ports. Whether it’s the gorgeous South Friar’s Bay, an intimate port in St. Kitts, or the equally popular Low Bay, Barbuda you’ll be able to enjoy every stop along your luxury Caribbean voyage.

American Queen Steamboat Company

America’s most authentic paddlewheel riverboats move you forward in relaxation and backward in time. Soak up the view as the wonders of the rivers gently slide by. Enjoy the admiration of bystanders who gather to appreciate the beauty of your riverboat’s design. Explore your vessel’s stunning art collection throughout the boat. Share your experience with fellow guests who, like you, have come not only to see, but to experience these magnificent rivers. These luxury paddlewheel vessels offer a really iconic way to appreciate the beauty of riverine America. Classic itineraries explore the Deep South from short hops along the Mississippi to extended journeys covering a huge swathe of America’s heartland. For a different ambience, head to the Pacific Northwest for a sojourn into the rugged beauty of the Columbia and Snake Rivers.


Australis takes you on an amazing journey to the ‘uttermost end of the earth’ on modern expedition cruise ships that ply the untamed wonderland at the bottom end of South America.  Experience a one-off exploration of the isolated fjords and surprising wildlife of Tierra del Fuego in southernmost Patagonia. Australis have been navigating the waters of Chile and Argentina around Cape Horn, the Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellan since 1990. During that time, they have been transporting guests to another world, one which is wild and beautiful, untouched by humankind and rarely seen by tourists. This is one of the most unique cruising opportunities anywhere in the world with no other company offering a similar experience, an experience that will not be forgotten.

Silversea are currently offering up to 20% early booking bonuses on certain cruises for advanced bookings, so plan that 2023 holiday right now. Silversea have been the very definition in luxury cruising, and they’re really pushing the boat out in 2022/23 with a huge selection of itineraries to choose from.  For the ultimate in post pandemic luxury why not consider one of their Grand Voyages that cover huge swathes of the globe. This selection offers extended cruises covering a staggering array of destinations. Examples include the Grand Pacific exploring a jaw dropping 30 ports, in 8 countries across 59 days, to discover nearly every inch of the Western Pacific, from Melbourne to Osaka. While, the Grand Europe covers 72 ports in 22 countries, and allows you to uncover everything Europe has to offer in one stunning exploration.  Finally, if these extended cruises don’t cover enough ocean for you, why not experience the ultimate extravagance with Silversea’s finest world tour covering 34 countries in 150 days!

So, are you inspired to start planning your Cruise?  If you are, now is a great time to plan for this year and the years ahead, contact us on 01244 322 770, or submit an enquiry online here.

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