Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
From gazing at sea-life through crystal-clear waters, to paddling among uninhabited tropical islands, sea kayaking around Papua New Guinea is an unparalleled experience. Discover hidden waterways and the quiet of this tropical paradise. We come face-to-face and paddle with locals who live daily on the water with paddle in hand.
All Aurora Expeditions kayaking expeditions are led by experienced guides. Paddling in small groups of no more than 12 provides us with the opportunity to gain intimate access to beautiful coastlines in some of the world's most remote destinations.
Kayaking prices are not included in the voyage price and start from US$850 in Antarctica, AU$995 in the European Arctic, US$995 in Russia and AU$995 in Papua New Guinea.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Where? On all the navigable inland waters of Belgium. In one day we cover about 60 kilometres. This is a real distance for bike lovers! The others have a lot of variation on one day. Not a single dull moment. And Belgium has a lot to offer, even for the spoilt tourist.
tour, 8days/7 nights. We started in 1999 and since then have had over 1,500 guests from 12 different countries who have enjoyed our tours.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Alaskan Adventure Cruise (15 days from £2,249pp land only / £3,469pp incl. flights) This icy adventure takes travellers to the heart of the Alaskan Inside Passage in a way that only small group adventures can. Passengers aboard the wilderness vessel can travel on two differing routes between Juneau and Ketchikan or go back-to-back for a full fortnight's experience. Highlights include kayaking amongst icebergs, hiking through wilderness and standing atop the mile-wide Baird Glacier.
Monday, 19 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Apr 7, 2012 - Royal Clipper Eastbound
Apr 14, 2012 - Star Flyer Eastbound
Oct 20, 2012 - Star Flyer Westbound
Oct 20, 2012 - Star Clipper Westbound
Oct 27, 2012 - Royal Clipper Westbound
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
The latest issue is absolutely packed with the exotic and the desirable; long-distance cruising and closer-to-home varieties; winter ideas and festive touches. It journeys from Japan to Alaska and the Caribbean to the Med. And all in the inimitable style and high-quality design you have come to expect from Europe's leading cruise publication.
Our cover story is a unique close-up look at Alaska, through the twin perspectives of Princess Cruises and the new Alaskan Dream Cruises, with some fabulous photography and brilliant story-telling. Then we take a Viking voyage in the company of Fred. Olsen Cruises and head to the FarEast to look at the growing cruise destination of South Korea.
Need some winter sunshine? Go straight to out feature on Caribbean voyaging with SeaDream Yacht Club, a real tropical tonic. Or how about another look at the Asian Far East, this time with Orion Expedition Cruises and their first ever visit to Japan?
Back on home ground, we have a feature-length look at Swan Hellenic's Minerva from her new home base of Portsmouth (and just prior to her big winter re-fit), and then head north again for a look at the Norwegian Arctic of Hurtigruten in the region of Spitsbergen, truly one of cruising's great adventure frontiers.
For river cruising, we head to Russia and a unique journey from Moscow to St Petersburg with Uniworld, while we add a touch of pure luxury aboard Azamara Club Cruises and their unique President's Cruise. We also fofer two Passenger Perspective pieces, looking at Azamara and Cunard's Queen Victoria.
All the regular features are, of course, firmly front and centre, from the inimitable blogging style of Captain Greybeard and the inimitable Admiral, to the Aft View section, the expert Fashion pages, the essential World of Spas section, Readers Letters and the essential Cruise Planner, the annual review of ALL the ships with ALL the lines, so you can sit and plan your next voyage in perfect style.
It is all here, capped off by the best writers on the subject, from Gary Buchanan and Yvonne Horn to cruise historian Peter Newall and adventure cruiser Steve Newman.
As ever, World of Cruising is subscription-only, so, to be sure of your copy, make sure you visit the subscription page - Here!
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
The one-off sailings onboard Hurtigruten’s expedition ship, MS Fram, will take place during the spring and autumn and will incorporate some of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
With six voyages to choose from, the schedule will include the south western coasts of Portugal, Spain and France, the eastern Baltic coastline and St Petersburg and will extend to the far north of Europe to Scotland, Iceland and Greenland. There is also a spring voyage around Norway’s fjord area for those who would like to see a little more of this beautiful landscape.
Monday, 12 December 2011
It was a Great Skua that gave us our first drama after having passed through the two stacks when one pounced on a surfacing gannet forcing it to regurgitate the fish it had just swallowed beneath the waves. The gannet just lay on water as if it had been frozen in fright which now on reflection I guess it had.
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Monday, 5 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
The most remote archipelago in the world, the French Polynesian Marquesas Islands are best known for their wild beauty, cultural heritage and welcoming people.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Traditionally 6-night departures, these relaxing holidays in France, Italy, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, England, Scotland and Ireland, include: all meals on board, selected chateau and domaine wines, open bar, daily escorted shore excursions, local transfers and the use of all barge facilities such as bicycles and spa pools.
With the fully-crewed luxury vessels accommodating between 4 and 20 guests, clients can choose to either charter a whole boat with family and friends, or join a small group of like-minded travellers on an individual cabin basis. The average crew ratio is one crew member for every two passengers and includes Captain, Chef, Tour Guide and Hostesses, ensuring a very high level of service.
Prices for 6-nights in 2012 lead in at: £2,090 per person aboard hotel barge Scottish Highlander in the Scottish Highlands, based on double occupancy per cabin; or £13,400 for 6 passengers aboard Nymphea, Loire Valley, on a whole boat charter basis.
Since printing the new 2012 Brochure, European Waterways is delighted to announce a NEW addition to the fleet, the 12-passenger luxury vessel PANACHE – bringing the portfolio of luxury barges on offer to 21. The 128ft hotel barge will embark in April and May 2012 on round-trip ‘Tulip Cruises’, starting and finishing in Haarlem, visiting the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom, the world-famous Delft pottery and the cheese centre of Gouda. She will then reposition via Paris to cruise the beautiful Canal de la Marne au Rhin in Alsace Lorraine.
For more information/reservations visit River Cruise specialists The Cruise Line.
Friday, 25 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
This 12-night “Micronesia Revealed” voyage departs Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on 26th November 2012 and visits Tingwon Island; Nauna and Lorengau, Manus Province; Truk Lagoon; Satawall Atoll, Ifalik Atoll, Woleai Islands, Sorol Attol, Yap and Ngulu Atoll in Yap State; before finishing with an overnight in Koror Palau. Prices from £5,320 per person (£3,190 per person if booked before 30th November 2011) including 12 nights onboard Orion II, all meals, entertainment and educational programmes, use of the ship’s sporting equipment and facilities, Zodiac excursions, port and handling charges, tender transfers and government fees and taxes.
For further information and reservations call 020 7399 7620 or visit www.orionexpeditions.com
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
· Vietnam & Cambodia — Along the Mekong River, including Angkor and Saigon: The 14‐day itinerary takes in the sublime temples of Angkor; the floating villages and vibrant markets along the Mekong, and the cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon. Sail aboard the new 48‐guest Jahan, with accommodations of a standard not available here before. Rates begin at $7,980 per person based on double occupancy.
· West African Odyssey: Exploring from South Africa to Morocco - Spanning 16 distinctive countries, the 37-day itinerary explores the entire west coast of Africa from Cape Town, South Africa to Morocco offering a dazzling array of cultures, scenery and wildlife. The epic adventure aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer will define the term “voyage of discovery.” Rates begin at $28,480 per person, based on double occupancy.