When Cruising Gets Wild…!
Above in the Antarctic with Hurtigruten www.hurtigruten.co.uk
Get face-2-face with some of the most amazing animals on the planet and uncover a world of wildlife voyages at the
biggest cruise travel show – The Telegraph CRUISE Show, Olympia London. UK
From tracking orang-utans in Borneo, getting up close with polar bears in Spitsbergen, photographing the BIG 5 in Africa to swimming with iguanas in the
Islands – wildlife cruising offers close encounters with some of
the greatest animals on the planet.
It is not always known that cruising isn’t just about sipping cocktails around the pool and getting dressed up for formal dinners, as fun and lovely as that is, so we asked our exhibitors to create a list of incredible wildlife experiences to whet your appetite and here is a taster of what they have come up with:
Polar Bears, Walrus and Seabirds:
At the ends of the earth and far from the madding crowd, the
Polar Regions are perhaps the last
pristine wildernesses left on the planet. Explore the Svalbard Archipelago, a paradise of ice and tundra,
inhabited by Polar bears, walrus and seabirds. This is one of the most popular
holidays Exodus does and not without reason.
Exodus – 9 days from £2,500
Giant Tortoises, Iguanas and Penguins:
No matter how many wildlife documentaries you’ve seen or how many books you’ve read, nothing can prepare you for the thrill and wonder of being in the
For those interested in being immersed in natural wonder, Galápagos is simply
the most extraordinary island archipelago in the world. Nowhere else can you experience such close encounters
with remarkable animals like giant tortoises, marine iguanas, waved albatross,
blue-footed and red-footed boobies, Galápagos penguins, and sea lions galore.
Furlongs Travel – 12 days from £4,902
Humpback Whales and Full-Bellied Puffins:
Listen to the explosive spout of a humpback whale as it breaks the surface of a clear blue ocean. See the comical flight of a full-bellied puffin as it tries to get airborne. Smell the salty landwash where the sea touches
eastern-most land and where First Light really is first.
– 7 days
from $3,195 Canada
Elephants, Hippos and Crocodiles:
supports an array of African game, plant and bird life, including one of the
greatest concentrations of elephants on the continent. From a small
boutique-style river boat you are likely to observe these mighty giants as well
as hippos and crocodiles, and a variety of other wildlife gathering at the
water to drink. Chobe River
Guillemots, Puffins and Razorbills:
BIRDQUEST - An exploration of the Islands of
with Chris Harbard aboard
the Ocean Nova. The seabird islands of the western Britain British
Isles are the envy of the birding world, yet it is not easy to
sample the wonderful diversity of their character and come face-to-face with
sea-going inhabitants. This unusual expedition cruise will appeal to those who wish to explore
our coastal waters, observe the marvellous seabird and marine life and walk
across untouched coastal wilderness areas.
Caledonia – 8 nights from £2295
Orang-utans, Monkeys and Gibbons:
The wild jungles of
are some of the oldest undisturbed areas of tropical rainforest in the world.
Borneo's biodiversity is unparalleled with hundreds of species of birds,
mammals, reptiles fish, and amphibians. You'll also meet the extraordinarily
intelligent "Man of the forest", better known as the orang-utan the
largest tree dwelling mammal, and the only great ape found in Asia.
Orion Expeditions – 10 nights from £6,365
These are only a small sample of amazing array of ‘Wild’ cruises that you can expect to find at The Telegraph CRUISE Show. In addition to uncovering these and many more exciting voyages, there are also 3 talk theatres that will be packed with FREE inspiration and impartial advice from the cruising experts and industry insiders, plus exhibitors will be offering wonderful competitions and money saving show-only offers!
To get your tickets to this unmissable event and to meet with all the major cruise lines and specialist operators under one roof, call 0871 620 4024 or visit www.cruisingshow.com to find out more. Tickets start from £6 when booked in advance.
READER’S TICKET OFFER:We are also offering readers reduced price advance tickets to the show! Get your tickets for only £4 (that’s saving £6 off the door price!!) by quoting ‘SEA’ when booking tickets online at www.cruisingshow.com or when calling 0871 620 4024. (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras)
And don’t forget, the show is at
London’s on 23-24 March 2013! Olympia