Luxury cruising continues to expand, new upscale products are emerging and travelers are discovering the ease of ocean luxury cruising. Experience true opulence when you opt for a luxury ocean voyage. Indulge yourself with the newest trends that showcase itineraries for active travelers, food and wine aficionados, history buffs and wellness seekers. Relaxing sea days contrast with stimulating shore excursions- the top cruise lines will spare no expense to enhance your voyage of discovery.
Join the fleet of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and discover how Crystal has taken ocean travel to entirely new levels. With a revolutionary collection of uncommon travel experiences that go far beyond all-inclusive luxury, Crystal's journeys are defined by extraordinary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and extensive choices presenting you with a world of opportunities.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
As the most inclusive Luxury Experience this is cruising as it was meant to be- a sumptuous and very personal experience. Aboard the most luxurious ship ever built enjoy all-suite, all-balcony accommodation, and anticipate an unforgettable journey to the world's greatest destinations where everything is included, without exception and without compromise.
Silversea creates exceptional ocean journeys with unique opportunities to explore remote ports of call from an intimate haven of incomparable luxury, each voyage is a unique masterpiece. Discover genuine European expertise reflected in every detail, from the tranquil all-suite accommodation and uncompromising service to distinctive fine dining and a carefree all inclusive philosophy.
With an unmatched sense of style, elegance, and grace, Seabourn ships beckon you to step aboard and enjoy a sophisticated and luxurious journey like no other. Seabourn is a world of ultra-luxury, where space is generous, and crowds are few. Where names and wine preferences are remembered.
In the casually elegant, luxury small ship world of Windstar Cruises, leave the crowds behind, there's no lines, no waiting, just a warm and intimate ambiance not found on larger cruise ships. Every itinerary is expertly planned, visiting both boutique ports and bucket list capitals . 180 degrees from ordinary- broad teak decks, beautiful interior spaces, exclusive access to hidden places and award winning service- this is Windstar style.
Experience centuries of history, legend and enchantment as you discover the world in luxury with APT. From cruising along tranquil estuaries and mighty rivers, to traversing storybook scenery by land and rail, APT provides a range of unforgettable journeys. APT provides guests with fine dining, incredible sight seeing, stunning accommodation and the highest levels of personal attention.
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Recommended for: Singles and Couples
All APT river cruise ships are boutique style and have a passenger limit of 212 people. The ship provides large and spacious suites for all its passengers and has an intimate yet not crowded feeling.
Most of the suites on board provide guests with their own private balconies, giving passengers unspoiled views of the stunning scenery and fresh air.
Despite the boutique size and limited number of guests, the ships provide passengers with a variety of dining experiences.
All of the APT river ships were launched between 2006 and 2011, therefore all facilities are state of the art with modern, luxurious decor.
Each ship has an intimate yet spacious lounge providing incredible viewing points, making it the perfect place to relax or mix and mingle with your fellow passengers.
The APT fleet of river cruises consist of ships from the AmaWaterways fleet. The fleet has 35 ships all offering comfortable surroundings, spacious cabins, exceptional service and charming staff members. Each cabin is equipped with entertainment systems as well as free internet. Ships offer small pools and spas, sundecks, stylish lounges, restaurant, bar, spa treatments and fitness centers. The award winning fleet provides guests with unprecedented luxury in their home away from home.
APT River Cruising offers a range of itineraries which combine river cruising with flights, coaches and rail journeys. With itineraries ranging up to 30 days, there is something for everyone. Each itinerary combines incredible off shore excursions and once in a lifetime experiences, with the option to personalize your cruise in select locations with the included Freedom of Choice activities and dining options.
Your cruise fare includes:
Uncruise Adventures offers an alternative to traditional cruises by taking guests into areas inaccessible to large ships and on excursions that are exclusive, private, and unavailable to most other travellers.
The Uncruise concept offers several styles from: Active; Luxury; Heritage; and Charter Adventures - each designed to provide a unique experience. Wildlife is eye-to-eye, culture is one-on-one, and small-group explorations are life-changing.
SMALL SHIPS. BIG EXPERIENCES
Staring up at a towering glacier. Taking in the splash of a waterfall. Sitting around the campfire sharing tales. Or when a crew member calls you by name and remembers your favourite cup of tea, or that time when...
These experiences spark the adventurer and storyteller in all of us.
Once on board & after a short time getting situated, you're off to where the big ships can't go - in more ways than one. There are set itineraries & exclusive encounters, but no two Uncruise departures are ever the same, & they're way more personable.
No matter how you travel - with a companion, family, solo, or in a group - connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration. Uncover hidden treasures, meet locals (the human, feathered and wild-and-woolly ones), and learn while having fun. Change the way you see the world.
CHOOSE TO UNCRUISE
Flexibility to do as much or as little as you like, and in comfort. You choose - kick back or get up and go. We make it happen.
Backstage pass. Small-group travel puts you in the action (not watching from afar). You won't believe how close.
Home. Boats are well-appointed and very comfortable. You quickly discover that your home-away-from-home is secondary to what's going on around it.
Memories to last a lifetime. Be prepared for AHA! and "I-can't-believe-I-just-did-that" moments. You'll leave with lots of them.
Connection. On a journey this intimate, you can't help but feel connected - to the earth, to yourself, and to friends new and old.
Breezy. From transfers and baggage handling to cruise cabins and pre-and post-cruise extensions, you're taken care of.
Zero hidden costs. What most defines your trip is included in the fare - excursions, hand-crafted cuisine, and a wide array of beverage options including alcohol.
What most defines your experience. Adventures, activities, and excursions. Narration and guides. Handcrafted meals and baked-fresh-daily pastries. Wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages. Once you step aboard, there's little need to reach for your wallet, except for the occasional souvenir and crew tips to show your gratitude at the end of your cruise.
Every cruise fare includes:
*Baked fresh daily pastries not available on Galapagos Cruise. Charges applies to snorkelling in Alaska and Pacific Northwest; available on select ships only. Hot tub not available on Hawaii Cruise.
Cruising is the perfect choice of holiday for many people, whether you are into adventure or relaxation, there is something for everyone. There are a large variety of cruises to suit your preferences, whether a weekend getaway or round the world trip, a cruise lets you enjoy a number of destinations in comfort and affordable luxury.
1. Explore a number of destinations
Cruising allows you to visit a large number of ports without the hassle of planning transport and booking accommodation. Choose your perfect itinerary and every morning wake up in a different city. On a cruise there is also no need to un-pack and re-pack every time you reach a new destination, plus no luggage limit.
2. Cruises are family friendly
From children to grandparents, cruises are enjoyable for everyone. Most ships have great kids clubs and teen hangouts as well as family activities. There are also a large number of adult only areas and facilities to ensure the grown ups can enjoy some quiet time too.
3. World class service and amenities
On board a cruise, staff go above and beyond to ensure each guest has exceptional service and every one of their needs is met. While on board you will be treated like royalty and can expect chocolates on the pillow and a freshly made bed every night. Passengers also have access to world class amenities and facilities to enjoy at their leisure.
4. Enjoy on board activities and entertainment
The list of activities and entertainment on board is endless from casinos, professional theater shows, sports courts and spas. Cruises also have scheduled activities throughout the day, so whether you want to participate in wine tasting or take part in pottery classes or even learn something at an educational workshop, cruises have got you covered.
5. Relax while you travel
Cruising allows you to escape from everyday life and switch off completely. Once you are on board everything from cooking to cleaning is taken care for you. On board there are also many places to thoroughly relax, with lounge chairs and pools dotted around most ships and spas as well as adult only sanctuaries available.
6. Value for money
Cruising is exceptional value for money with food, activities, accommodation, entertainment and transport between destinations all included in the price. This makes it easier to budget for other expenses and allows guests to enjoy 5 star services without blowing the budget.
7. Easy to plan
As everything is included, it makes planning a cruise very simple. Cruises create world class itineraries and provide you with a number of activities and attraction suggestions at every port. The only research you need to do is choosing what ship best suits you and picking an itinerary to the destinations of your choice.
8. Endless ocean views
On the water there is nothing to obstruct the views, so breathtaking panoramic ocean scenes can be viewed from anywhere on the ship. Enjoy the scenery of your favorite destinations from a different perspective, especially when sailing in and out of port.
9. Cruising is social
Cruises are the perfect place to make new friends and meet new people from around the world. Cruises offer a number of planned activities designed to bring like minded people together. Why not try a shared dinner table or go to one of the on board parties to enjoy sharing your trip with someone new.
10. Shore excursions
From sightseeing to action packed adventures, Cruises have a range of different shore excursions to suit everyone on board. Shore excursions allow you to skip the lines at busy tourist spots and take part in authentic and unique experiences. The shore excursions are designed to enhance guests port experiences and take the stress out planning a day off shore.
If you want to see more of the world and cruise down its legendary rivers, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Their one-of-a kind Panorama Suites offer the widest opening windows in river cruising, as well as their shore excursions and Adventure center onboard will help with all your exploring needs, to see the most out of every destination. And when it's time to refuel your dining options on board are as wide open as your views.
Avalon Europe River Cruising
Their Vision. Your View.
Avalon has mastered the art of blending luxury with comfort and now - blurring the line between outside and in. Not only are their Panorama Suites on their Suite Ships 30% larger than the industry standard staterooms, their wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other, creating river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony and with your bed facing the window, giving you a bed with the greatest views. Even if you're a seasoned traveller, you've never seen Europe like this.
Chart your Course and Make your Cruise your Own with Avalon Choice
Avalon has designed included excursions and onboard activities for a choice of experiences. You select the included tours, adventures, and events that interest you most, so you can enjoy your cruise your way.
CLASSIC - Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites
DISCOVERY - Inspiring and interactive activities designed to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore
ACTIVE - Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
In addition, Avalon has a selection of optional excursions to allow you to personalise your experience to suit your individual interests, passions and style.
The Avalon Touch in every Detail
When it comes to the little touches, Avalon thinks big - like your choice of firmness in their exclusive Comfort Collection beds and pillows, the plushest of towels, L'Occitane bath products atop marble counter-tops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich Lavazza coffees in the Club Lounge.
Savour the Local Flavours of the World
From morning breakfast to elegant dinners, Avalon frees your taste buds from the ordinary. Using the freshest local ingredients, Avalon's talented chefs prepare mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you're travelling and present them in a variety of inspiring settings. Their FlexDining approach dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood - from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room. For a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere, take a more casual approach to fine dining while mingling over several satisfying selections in the Panorama Bistro.
Setting your Spirit in Motion
Meet your Avalon Adventure Host. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional, and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to the Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for scenic ride through town, grab Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, you Adventure Host can make it happen.
Avalon Special Interest River Cruises
Avalon Special Interest Cruises unite you with your pastimes - and other like-minded enthusiasts - both on the ship and off. Including cruises like Wine Appreciation, Beer Tasting, History, Festive, Golf and Garden & Nature to name a few of the special interest Cruises on offer.
Inspiring Asia & the Avalon Advantage
A journey with Avalon Waterways along the legendary rivers of Asia is an unforgettable fusion of distinctive sights, colourful cultures, and ancient traditions. And because bigger isn't always better, Avalon focuses on intimate experiences with exceptional personalised service on their Suite Ships in Southeast Asia and the Ganges Voyager in India. With a maximum of 36 and 56 guests, Avalon gets you closer to the must-see sights and introduce you to the unique stories and people in each destinations. An expert Cruise director and carefully selected Certified Local Guides accompany you throughout your adventure, ensuring no detail is overlooked.
Explore Untouched Treasures in South America
Craving adventure and dreaming of more untamed locations? Avalon offers three exotic river cruises to help heed the call. In South America, sail through the Peruvian Amazon and into the depths of the Amazon Jungle, stopping to fish for piranha and hear ancient legends from local villages. Journey by train to awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and witness an unforgettable sunrise. In Ecuador, head to the Galapagos Islands where you can get up close and personal to giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed bobbies, and curious sea lions. Untouched by man for thousands of years, this is a nature lover's paradise and home to some of the most unique animals species in the world.