Bucket List: a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime
Set aside your initial preconceptions of the Bucket List travel moments spent standing in front of the Taj Mahal, or flocking with the masses to the Colosseum in the scorching sun because as wonderful as these landmarks may be, luxury cruising is reimagining once-in-a-lifetime moments in ways you never thought possible…
Crystal Cruises | Antarctica Expedition
Only some are lucky enough to visit the world’s most remote polar regions, let alone visit in true style and sophistication as your days spent onboard Crystal Endeavour will be ones to treasure for a lifetime.
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the views of the sublime seascapes before suiting up in your complimentary expedition attire in the ship’s mudroom. Off-the-beaten-path itineraries call for immersive exploration and stepping aboard with expert guides on either one of the ship’s Zodiacs or Kayaks is guaranteed to be the best way to get up close and personal when exploring the elements. The adventure isn’t over once you’re back on board, attend informative lectures by expert biologists and ornithologists as they share their experiences and expertise, and by night, Crystal Endeavour comes alive as you dine in Michelin-Star worthy venues, then reminisce on the day with fellow passengers in the ship’s Palm Court.
Crystal Endeavour voyages are now on sale, call 01246 819819 for more details.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises | Winelands & Wildlife Land Program
Regent Seven Seas Cruises are experts in curating once-in-a-lifetime memories through a whole host of luxurious land tours that bookend exquisite sailings on some of the most exclusive ships at sea.
What could be more worthy of a place on your Bucket List than a FREE Land Program that sees you taking a deep dive into the scenic landscapes, wildlife, and wineries of South Africa after a 15-night sailing on board Seven Seas Voyager?
Sailing roundtrip from Cape Town to the lush lands of Maputo and sandy beaches of Mossel Bay before delving deeper into the beauty of Southern Africa. Upon disembarkation, you will take a guided tour to the Cape of Good Hope, where a ride to the top on the funicular railway provides breathtaking views and endless photo opportunities. Then it’s onto Boulders Beach to see the African Penguin Colony before checking into your hotel for the evening.
The following day sees you drink and eat your way through the famous estates of the Cape Winelands, set deep below the dramatic mountain range, and then on for an amble through the leafy streets of Stellenbosch.
Finally, enjoy a scenic journey meandering through the Hex River Valley en-route to one of Cape Town’s closest game reserves, Aquila. Set out on a 4×4 and discover the wildlife that roams throughout this reserve. Look out for rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, lions, large herds of zebras, wildebeest, warthog, and springbok as hippo and crocodile lurk in the wetlands and endangered black eagles fly overhead.
The Winelands & Wildlife tour is available as either a pre- or post-cruise program.
The cruise itinerary for this Land Program can be found here, call 01246 819819 for more details.
Silversea | Grand Voyages 2023-2024
As humans, we’re naturally compelled to wonder what would happen if we missed that flight home to linger a little longer in the heat and laidback lifestyle that is so easy to become accustomed to when travelling abroad. Thankfully there is a way to stay longer and satisfy all travel desires, in true comfort and sophistication.
Silversea believe that in order to understand a region, you need to spend time in it. Spanning from 38 to 91 days onboard, their Grand Voyages are perfect for those who want to discover each destination in-depth on a holiday you’ll never forget.
Time spent on holiday is precious and all the more so when there’s more opportunity to thoroughly experience a region, to savour its landscapes, the nuances of its cuisine, and the characteristics of those who know it simply as ‘home.’ No stone has been left unturned in Silversea’s quest to transport guests to all corners of the globe with each Grand Voyage. From the Holy Lands of the Mediterranean to the majestic regions of Africa and Arabia, witness siestas and fiestas on a journey through South America or hideaway among the exotic beaches and cosmopolitan flair of the South Pacific – there’s a Grand Voyage to satisfy the curiosity of every traveller alike.
Silversea 2023 – 2024 Grand Voyages are now on sale, call 01246 819819 for more details.
Scenic | Scenic Wine River Cruise
Allow us to whet your appetite for some memorable moments falling in love with France while toasting to some of Europe’s most beautiful waterways on a Scenic River Cruise.
Sail roundtrip from Bordeaux, past vine-covered fields, through Médoc, and onto Cognac soaking up the riches of this region. Explore alone or allow Scenic’s dedicated Enrich Tours to immerse you further into each destination. Walk and drink your way through endless vineyards, wine tastings at the Grand Cru Classé estates, sample fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay, and there’s even a chance to attend an exclusive classical concert at the 13th Century Château d’Agassac.
The celebration of cuisine continues when you step back onto one of Scenic’s Space Ships, as inspired chefs craft dishes combined with the freshest and locally sourced ingredients so the flavours of each region can be relished onboard by the waterside.
The cruise itinerary for this Wine River Cruise can be found here, call 01246 819819 for more details.
Oceania Cruises | Wellness Tour in Ha Long Bay
While research suggests that the global yoga market alone is worth over $130 billion, it’s clear that we are living through an age where wellbeing is of vital importance to our everyday lives. Individuals everywhere are sipping cold-pressed juices, meditating for a better night’s sleep, or spending weekends rejuvenating at retreats. However, few are lucky enough to know the joy in enhancing their wellbeing abroad, and Oceania Cruises‘ Wellness Tours by Aquamar offer truly unforgettable excursions ashore, revealing timeless and ancient wellbeing practices in destinations across the world.
Practice your ‘omm’ during an 11-night drift from Hong Kong to Bangkok. Step ashore in Hanoi and join a half-day trip sailing into the stunningly beautiful Ha Long Bay on a classic Chinese junk before practicing meditation out on deck.
Esteemed as a World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay’s steep and craggy limestone islands dot the bay to provide an extraordinary meditation setting. Your yoga and meditation instructor Doan Minh Hoan will lead the onboard session which starts with an introduction to Buddhist meditation. She will then reflect and share her personal experiences with meditation, its way to increase positive energy, and the techniques she uses to enhance peace and happiness from within. As you meditate, you will be encouraged to cast your awareness to your experience at that moment, free from judgment or any thoughts about past or future concerns whilst the gentle sea breezes and the surrounding nature enhances your experience. After the meditation, you can unwind at your own pace and take in the beauty of the bay before savouring a flavourful vegetarian lunch.
The cruise itinerary for this Wellness Tour can be found here, call 01246 819819 for more details.