Monday, 31 October 2011

Royal Clippers New Cruises

The 227-passenger Royal Clipper spends winter in the Caribbean, offering seven, 10 and 11-night voyages from Barbados, alternating between the Windward Isles and the Grenadines, from £1,225pp, excluding flights. The ship will then offer seven and 11 night voyages round-trip from Rome, or between Rome and Venice, during the summer of 2012, cruising the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, from £1,515pp, excluding flights.

Cruises on Star Clipper

· Star Clipper, with a capacity of 170, winters in St Maarten, offering seven-night voyages to the Leeward Islands and around the British Virgin Islands from £1,245 pp excluding flights. The ship will sail the Greek Islands all summer, round-trip from Athens and between Athens and Venice and Athens and Istanbul. A four-night mini-cruise from Venice starts at £770pp, excluding flights, departing July 28 and calling at popular yachting ports in Croatia.

Special offers for Christmas and New Year 2011

· €300 per person onboard credit on Star Flyer’s Christmas and New Year Costa Rica cruises, from £1,770pp excluding flights.

· No single supplements on Christmas and New Year Costa Rica cruises.

· Third passenger occupying a cabin on Costa Rica cruises over the holiday season pays only port taxes

· 50% discount for children in Costa Rica at Christmas and on New Year cruises on all three ships

For more info and booking details, be sure to check out this link with the UK's luxury cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Star Flyer - New Cruises from Malaga

In the autumn of 2012, Star Flyer will operate five seven-night cruises round-trip from Malaga between September 15 and October 13, exploring the Moorish heritage of Andalucia and the North African coast. Ports of call include Casablanca and Tangier in Morocco, Gibraltar, Cadiz and Motril, for Granada, setting of the magnificent Alhambra’s palace. From £1,370pp, excluding flights.

For more info and booking details, be sure to check out this link with the UK's luxury cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Zegrahm offers Whale sharks in Mozambique

In March of 2012, Zegrahm Expeditions will celebrate a first as they visit the coast of East Africa on an inaugural tour! This Mozambique Odyssey visits Tanzania and South Africa aboard the spacious 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey.

The World Wildlife Fund is partnering with Zegrahm Expeditions on this exceptional journey to southeastern Africa; but did you know that WWF co-created and expanded Quirimbas National Park, now the largest marine protected area in the Indian Ocean and Africa? Quirimbas was once the poorest province in Mozambique but now has the country’s highest growth rate thanks to the park.

WWF’s involvement ensures that local communities and park authorities alike share both the benefits and the responsibilities of managing the park on land and at sea. Join this expedition and you’ll see just how much support is needed—the park protects over 750,000 hectares of coastal forest, mangroves, and rich coral reefs including the abundant marine life, sea turtles, and hundreds of fish species.

In the middle of Zegrahm’s journey, cruise to the beautiful beaches of Punta da Barra, where we’ll have the opportunity to see whale sharks; this location is one of the best whale shark viewing places in the world? They are present year-round in this area, and there’s a good chance you will also see manta and devil rays, loggerhead and green sea turtles, and even bottlenose dolphins. Snorkel and swim with this incredible marine life sharing the water with you.

For more in formation visit or adventure cruise specialists The Cruise Line.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Gota Canal Cruises with ewaterways

The Göta Canal is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and one of the communication links between Sweden's two largest cities, Gothenburg and Stockholm. There are 3 vessels which ply this Canal.

The Juno, originally launched in 1874, is now the world’s oldest registered ship with overnight accommodation. Travelling down Sweden’s canals on this boat is like stepping into another world. Renovated in 2003, the 29 cabins are nostalgically luxurious and tastefully fitted with brass details and handsome textiles. The bridge deck boasts a covered aft deck offering a perfect view in both sun and rain.

Departure dates: 6, 15, and 24 June; 2, 10, 26 July; and 3, 11, 20 and 29 August. Starting price £1,058 per person including all taxes – flights not included.

For more information visit or river cruise specilialists The Cruise Line.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Exodus new Polar Exepdition Cruises

Spitsbergen Explorer: 12 days (11 days ship-only) from £3,120 including flights. Next departure dates are 1 July and 23 July 2012.
Part of the popular Polar Expeditions brochure is the great exploration of Spitsbergen - home to Polar bears, walrus, Arctic foxes and huge colonies of seabirds. There is 24-hour daylight this far north in the summer and Exodus plans to maximise this from the decks of the 100-berth Vavilov or Ioffe. Easily maneuverable around the ice, these ships are perfect for such adventures and have the added advantage that passengers can be in inflatable Zodiacs in the water at just a few minutes notice – catching a Polar bear and her cubs playing in the ice or perhaps sailing in the same space as a 150 ton whale. Any photographic or wildlife fan should seriously consider these departures which are guided by award-winning photographer and Polar enthusiast Paul Goldstein.

Antarctic Explorer - 15 days (12 days ship-only) from £4,130 land only. Next departure dates are 13 November, 19 November, 29 November 2011, 3, 9, 11, 21. 31 December 2011 and 10, 20, 24, 31 January 2012.
An expedition which will appeal to every naturist, explorer, photographer or ornithologist. This is an adventure that takes passengers to the heart of the Peninsula, exploring the ice wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the channels of the Antarctic. From towering icebergs to emperor penguins and leopard seals, this trip offers every part of Antarctica that you would want to see. Highlights include Iceberg Alley and Deception Island the 19th century refuge from icebergs and Polar storms. 

Journey to the North Pole - 15 days (12 days ship-only) from £14,260 land only. The next departures are 25 June and 6 July 2012
With only one departure a year and only one ship capable of offering this stunning itinerary – reaching the top of the world aboard the ’50 Years of Victory’ – this is a rare and rewarding trip which is worth every penny. Travel to the North Pole and en route, discover polar bears, stunning birdlife and the beautiful city of Helsinki. A trip that combines the raw power of the ship – cutting through ice metres thick – the use of helicopter flights for aerial viewing and Zodiac landings for intimate wildlife encounters, this is an expedition unlike any other.

For more information  visit or polar cruising specialists The Cruise Line.  Why not subscribe to World of Cruising magazine?      Image. Paul Goldstein Exodus     

Monday, 24 October 2011

Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks with Noble Caledonian

An 8 day expedition cruise to the Isles of Scilly, Ireland and the Channel Islands aboard the MS Island Sky. 7 nights from £2195  18th-25th May 2012.

Join Noble Caledonia for this unusual expedition cruise which 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. Although you will set sail with a schedule, it will not be set in stone. The captain and expedition team will keep a flexible approach allowing you the opportunity to fully experience the unexpected, whether it be a sighting of dolphins or any unusual event.

In just eight days you will be able to stroll along the leafy lanes of beautiful Tresco in the Isles of Scilly, visit the neighbouring islands of Bryher and St Agnes, land on uninhabited Great Saltee Island with its huge colony of gannets and explore the bird colonies of little known Les Sept Iles by Zodiac. On Lundy Island you will enjoy the antics of the puffins and later in the day sail around Grassholm, one of the world’s largest gannetries. No coastal cruise in this region would be complete without a visit to the Channel Islands and you begin your island adventure with calls at two of the most attractive, Alderney and Sark.

Your exploration of these protected coastal waters will be made all the more enjoyable by the use of our Zodiac landing craft, similar to those used by Jacques Cousteau. Zodiacs enable us to land in remote places, providing for an unusual perspective and make the otherwise inaccessible readily available. The expedition staff have a wealth of local knowledge, having undertaken numerous expeditions around Britain and Ireland. The experienced team will go ashore with you and provide evening round-ups of the day’s events and briefings on board.

For more information visit or adventure cruise specialists The Cruise Line.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Aurora Expeditions doubles capacity to Antarctica in 2012/2013 Plus, 10% Early Bird discount!

Expedition cruise company, Aurora Expeditions, has released their exciting new 2012/13 Antarctica program. With 20 voyages encompassing the highlights of Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, this season is set to be their biggest ever.

The 2012/13 season has a variety of new features, including a choice of two ships, with the addition of Akademik Shokalskiy to the Antarctic Peninsula program. The increased capacity also allows for a greater variety of voyage lengths (8 to 20 days), and more opportunities for adventure activities with kayaking offered on 16 voyages. 
With successful uptake of the Fly & Sail options in 2011/12, Aurora Expeditions have increased their Fly & Sail options in 2012/13, allowing passengers to see more in a shorter amount of time, and cutting out one sea crossing. These voyages will include either a flight in from Santiago or Punta Arenas in Chile, or a flight out from King George Island or Stanley in the Falkland Islands.

Prices for the 2012/13 Antarctic season start from US$6365 per person based on a triple cabin for an 8 day cruise. Bookings made before 31 December 2011 will receive a 10% early bird offer. Valid on the first 15 bookings on each voyage only. Direct bookings only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

For more information, visit or Polar adventure cruise experts The Cruise Line.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

New Hurtigruten Brochure for 2012 launched

Fancy kayaking silently in the fjords against an impressive mountainous backdrop? Or learning prawn shelling skills from local Norwegian fishermen? These are just two of the activities available in 2012 as part of Hurtigruten’s new ‘The Spring Awakening’ on board programme which runs from 15 March to 31 May. For next year, Hurtigruten is focusing on the different experiences each season offers in Norway as they each offer something unique to enjoy. In addition, for 2012, Hurtigruten will be offering a range of packages that include flights from Stansted for added value plus an extended Opera Voyage for those who like something a little different.

“The Spring Awakening’ programme aims to enrich the voyage with on board activities and new land excursions. It takes guests closer to the teeming life in the ocean, the migratory birds and the inhabitants of small communities. It includes activities such as fishermen coming on board and presenting skills such as shelling prawns with the guests, on board lectures and for something a little different, during the spring a saxophonist plays on deck. In addition, customers can now enjoy a new excursion ‘Kayaking in Tromso’ which offers the chance to paddle in the waters off the coast of Tromso and enjoy the views and get closer to the marine life. Hurtigruten use stable, double sea kayaks and no experience is needed. Priced from £129pp.

For those with music as a passion, Hurtigruten has extended its annual ‘Opera Voyage’ from four days to 12 day where alongside the set programme of concerts, additional concerts ashore can be added to make even more of the journey. The voyage features soloists and musicians from the National Norwegian Opera and provides an extra dimension to a winter sailing. The versatile programme on board MS Trollfjord includes classics from well-known operas, operettas and musicals. Some of the concerts are held on board, with the beautiful Norwegian scenery providing a spectacular setting for “the world’s most beautiful voyage”. In addition, optional concerts can be added that are also held in impressive arenas such as the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, the North Cape Plateau and the Lofoten Cathedral make this opera voyage a magical and memorable journey. Priced from £1232 per person for a 12 day voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back departs on 6 January including 11 night’s full board on the ship, tour leader and various concerts. Based on two sharing. Flights are not included and can be added from £400pp. (Price valid for bookings made before 31 December 2011)

For those looking for great value and direct flights, Hurtigruten’s 2012 flight inclusive packages from Stansted to Bergen are available on selected dates in April, May, September and October. The flights will combine with the 12-day Classic Round Voyage, which travels from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. Packages will include flights, cabin on full board plus transfer arrangements and prices lead in at £1801pp if booked by 31 December.

For more information visit or adventure cruise specialists The Cruise Line. Even better why not subscribe to World of Cruising magazine?

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Viking Unveils the Crown Jewel in Russian Cruising

To meet the growing demand for travel to Russia and exceed the expectations of today’s sophisticated traveller, Viking River Cruises is setting a new standard with their Russian fleet: fully refurbishing each vessel from bow to stern and creating new and inviting interiors — spacious staterooms, elegant dining rooms and comfortable lounges.

The final ship to be fully refurbished is the Viking Rurik, which will launch in 2012 and offer two-room Suites that are an impressive 405 sq ft, as well as spacious Junior Suites and 60 Staterooms with full verandas. The completion of this ship also marks the full transformation of all four vessels in Viking’s Russian fleet.

To commemorate the Viking heritage and Russian history, the four ships will be renamed after Rurik and his family, Helgi, Ingvar and Truvor who were the original Russian explorers: Rurik, a leader of the Vikings in the 9th century, ventured along the rivers of what is now Russia and founded the Rurikid Dynasty, which ruled over Russia for many centuries.

Specially designed to cruise Russia’s great waterways, Viking ships are built for around 200 guests, offering a more intimate holiday. Comfort and quality, along with stunning river views in every stateroom ensures there is no more relaxing or rewarding way to discover Russia than on board these beautiful ships.

For more information vist

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Have a Blue Christmas with Zegrahm Expeditions

Zegrahm Expeditions is offering a break from the traditional holiday season vacation. Spend December 17, 2011 to January 3, 2012 cruising from the Indian ports of Chennai and Kochi to the Sri Lankan harbours of Trincomalee and Colombo and explore India's Lakshadweep Islands and the northern Maldives. Highlights of the expedition include snorkeling, diving, shore walks, birding with naturalists, and a visit to a 16th-century palace.

Since the holiday season is a time to share with family and friends, Zegrahm is offering a special group discount for this voyage. Groups of four travelers or more receive a 10 percent savings on the brochure rate for each member. Groups of eight or more travelers receive a 15 percent savings. Travelers that are unable to join the 2011 voyage can participate in the 2012 voyage, which takes place December 1-18, 2012.

To learn more about the India and The Maldives voyage please visit or luxury adventure cruise experts The Cruise Line.

Monday, 17 October 2011

The Majestic Line New Brochure 2012

The Majestic Line's new brochure is now available for its 2012 cruises with a choice of 12 itineraries exploring the beautiful coast of Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland. The specialist Scottish cruise company provides a unique small boat cruise experience with only 11 passengers aboard its traditional wooden vessels, The Glen Tarsan and The Glen Massan. The Majestic Line is becoming increasingly popular and 2012 is filling up fast; 30 of its 60 cruising weeks are already booked out for 2012 and many others have low availability.

The cruise itineraries explore the wonderful islands, tranquil sea lochs and spectacular coastlines of Argyll , a beautiful but remote area which is difficult to access by land, whereas the cruises provide a perfect vantage point from the sea.

The company provides two double cabins for single occupancy on all its cruises at no additional cost. There are still opportunities for single traveller bookings for 2012.
The cost of the 6-night cruise is £1830.00 per person including all meals and wine with dinner. The cost of the 3-night cruise is £965.00
Contact via or adventurecrusie specialists The Cruise Line.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

eWaterways Reveal Croatia Cruises in the Buff!!!

eWaterways the niche and river cruise specialists have just revealed the launch of four naturist cruises taking place in Croatia in 2012 on a small fleet of delightful motor sailing ships. Croatia as a holiday destination is hot, hot, hot right now with a booming tourist trade and a reputation for being a good value Mediterranean holiday. Island hopping cruises along the stunning Adriatic coastline remain the most popular way to experience Croatia’s diverse landscape but for travellers keen to add an exciting twist to their holiday, this is just the ticket!
There are two different itineraries for the naturist cruises, both of which offer plenty of opportunities for guests to be as nature intended while on-board with clothes only required when in port and during meal times.
The Kvarner Bay Island Hopping Naturist Cruise offers a round trip from Opatija where liberal holidaymakers can enjoy day trips to tranquil islands and secluded beaches for snorkelling, swimming or sunbathing – perfect for working on that line free tan! In the evenings, guests can join the crowd and explore inland dining options and enjoy tours of the picturesque towns and villages.
The nude cruise includes a stopover at Krk, the Adriatic’s largest island and visits to other picturesque islands such as Rab ‘the island of love’, Zadar and Losinj. An ideal choice for the free-spirited and adventurous, this holiday promises to invigorate the senses, relax the mind and release those inhibitions!
The 8-day cruise departs on the 16th June and 25th August 2012 with prices starting at £465 per person on a half-board basis (including taxes). Flights, transfers and optional tours are not included but can be arranged by eWaterways.
The Dalmatian Island Hopping Naturist Cruise starts and ends in Split offering a true ‘back to nature’ experience for cruisers in the calm clear Adriatic waters off Croatia’s stunning coastline. This cruise can be as action-packed or as laid back as desired with skinny dipping on the daily agenda and the option of snorkelling, cave exploring, hiking or even white water rafting on the Cetina River available – all of which can of course be enjoyed in one’s birthday suit!
Departing from Dalmatia’s capital Split, the cruise ship travels to at least two islands per day including the beautiful islands of Korcula, Lastovo, Komiza and Starigrad. In contrast to the majority of multi-destination holidays this is one trip for which packing lightly couldn’t be any easier!
The cruise lasts for 8 days and departs on the 9 June 2012 and 18 August 2012 with prices starting at £389 per person on a half-board basis (including taxes). Flights, transfers and optional tours are not included but can be arranged by eWaterways.

For more information visit or specialist cruise experts The Cruise Line.

Friday, 14 October 2011


Ultra-luxury Crystal Cruises is offering two new four-day overland adventures that intimately explore the unique natural beauty and history of South Australia’s picturesque outback and 170 year-old wine country. During Crystal Serenity’s 7th February Sydney to Singapore voyage, guests can venture to Kangaroo Island, considered the Galapagos of Australia, or delve into the Flinders Ranges National Park & Barossa Valley wine country.
Departing from Adelaide and concluding in Perth, these overland trips allow plenty of time to sightsee in both cities, as well as enjoy the region’s indigenous wildlife. Highlights include:

· Kangaroo Island: An eco-friendly, luxury cliffside lodge serving organic cuisine, plus scouting the bush for wallabies, koalas, fur seals, and sea lions.
· The Flinders Ranges & Barossa Valley: Winery tours/tasting in Clare and Barossa Valleys, a traditional Aussie barbeque and emus, eagles and kangaroos with Australia’s largest mountain range as backdrop.

Prices for each Crystal Adventure start at $3,861 per person and $4,029 per person respectively based on double occupancy. Crystal’s passion for creating exclusive, eye-opening luxury shore-side experiences are cornerstones of its Crystal Adventures programme, earning the line top ratings for two decades.

For further information visit or adveventure cruise specialists The Cruise Line.

Thursday, 13 October 2011


M/S Expedition will carry more passengers due to introduction of quad berths.
Following recent reports that the price of cruising in the Antarctic is set to rise, adventure travel specialist G Adventures is pleased to announce the introduction of its brand new and better value quad berths onboard the M/S ExpeditionThe quad berth cabins will be available for the 2012 Arctic and Antarctic season providing more capacity for travellers onboard; welcome news at a time when industry prices are set to rise, due to the recent introduction of new fuel regulations banning the use of heavy oil in this region.

Realm of the Polar Bear
Price: £2269pp Trip Code: XVRPNX, category 1A Quad Departure: 6 July 2012 Duration: 8 days
Spot whales and polar bears, explore incredible scenery, brave the Arctic waters swimming, encounter Ny-Ålesund, birdlife and glaciers, discover breathtaking ice-covered fjords, glimpse herds of Svalbard’s many species of reindeer and take in daily lectures.
For more information  visit or The Cruise Line.    Why not subscribe to World of Cruising magazine.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Hebridean Island Cruises move on to Rhine and Danube

Hebridean Island Cruises, operator of the renowned small cruise ship, Hebridean Princess, will be on hand to showcase their 2012 itineraries and talk about the launch of their new dedicated river cruises programme on the Rhine and Danube rivers at The Daily Telegraph Cruise Show, being held at the Glasgow SECC, from 22 to 23 October 2011.

The much anticipated exhibition is designed to showcase the range of different cruises available with Hebridean Island Cruises offering a unique cruise experience on board a ship often compared with an opulent country house. Representatives at the show will be distributing current brochures for both Hebridean Princess and the new Hebridean River Cruises programme. With the recent announcement that Hebridean River Cruises inaugural season will see sailings on the Rhine and Danube rivers during June and September 2012 there is sure to be a lot of interest in stand E7.

For more information visit or small ship specialists The Cruise Line.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

AmaWaterways will launch the debut of its luxury river cruiser AmaDagio on the Rhone and a new season of its “In Celebration of Wine Cruises” with a President’s Wine Cruise featuring its “Provence and Spain” itinerary. The cruise takes place from March 29 - April 5, 2012 on the Rhone River from Arles to Lyon, France and costs from £1645pp based on two sharing a stateroom, including port taxes and all meals, excluding flights.

This exceptional wine cruise aboard the MS AmaDagio will transport guests through some of France’s most renowned wine regions and explore the Provencal landscape that has inspired poets, painters and writers for centuries.

The specially-crafted AmaWaterways “In Celebration of Wine” itineraries include complimentary wine-themed shore excursions and winery visits; onboard lectures, wine tastings and wine pairings at meals. Highlights of the President’s Wine Cruise include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Arles and Avignon; the beautiful villages of Viviers, Tournon, Vienne and Trévoux plus excursions to the Beaujolais wine region.

Contact or luxury river cruise specialists The Cruise Line.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

NASA predicts record Northern Lights activity for winter 2011/12

Is seeing the Northern Lights high on your must-do list? Well – this winter could be the year to go to maximise the chance of seeing them. NASA predicts that this winter will see the strongest Northern Lights activity in 50 years and what better place to see them than from a Hurtigruten ship where they are set against the dark night sky, away from artificial light.

The Northern Lights have increased in intensity since 2007, and will be at their peak in 2012. The Solar Maximum, the period with the greatest solar activity, peaks around every 11 to 12 years. According to NASA, 2012 is the year that we will once again witness the Solar Maximum, and it will be stronger than at any time in the last 50 years.

The Northern Lights are at their most active in the late autumn and they occur most frequently and at their brightest in a belt of some 2,500 kilometres from the magnetic pole. Much of the Norwegian coast lies in an area with the greatest Northern Lights activity, especially the high Arctic above the Arctic Circle.

A six-day Voyage North departing daily between 1 November – 31 December 2011 sails from Bergen to Kirkenes with the chance to add a range of excursions such as a visit to North Cape, snowmobiling or dog sledging. Prices start from £625 per person including six night’s half board on the ship and no single supplements. Flight packages including transfers are available from £495 based on London departures.

For more information visit or adventure specialists The Cruise Line.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

January 2012, Uniworld launching a new 14-night itinerary – Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong.

In January 2012, Uniworld is launching a new and very exciting 14-night itinerary – Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong. The NEW River Saigon cruise ship has a limited capacity of just 60 guests, ensuring each will receive an intimate and personalised experience in pure luxury.

The comprehensive itinerary starts at Ho Chi Minh City where guests will stay for three days exploring the city and visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels. From there guests sail down the narrow canals of the Mekong River stopping off for excursions at small towns and visit floating markets and homes. From there the cruise continues down to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, where guests learn about the Khmer Rouge violent regime, as well as a visit to the National museum. Guests continue then on their cruise up the Mekong towards Siem Reap, stopping off at small towns along the way. At Siem Reap, two days are dedicated to exploring the UNESCO heritage site of Angkor Wat. A short flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi where guests will stay in the luxury of the Inter Continental Hotel before departing for home.

UK prices for this package are still to be confirmed but are being finalised shortly. The package will include:

7 night Mekong River Cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the beautiful NEW River Saigon, 7 nights in centrally located deluxe hotels featuring luxurious accommodations, buffet breakfast, and all services charges, taxes and porterage, Captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides made up of more than 20 people. Highlights include: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap – getaway to the Khmer Empire, and the Angkor Wat Temple Complex.
14 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 11 dinners, complimentary wine with dinner onboard, and complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer and local spirits are available onboard throughout the day. Domestic flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi or Hanoi to Siem Reap. All transfers on arrival and departure days.
For further information on Uniworld visit, or Luxury river crusie specialists The Cruise Line

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Monday, 3 October 2011

The Nostalgic Nile with Bales Worldwide

The late 19th century aristocracy of Europe would delight in cruising along the ancient splendours of the Nile Valley in their private ‘dahabiyyas,’ beautifully crafted wooden sailing vessels that presented the might of the Pharaohs from the vantage point of elegant convenience. At Bales we have recreated those halcyon days. Travelling with a small select group, you can witness the ancient treasures of Egypt up close and in a manner thought lost forever by discerning travellers. Avoiding the usual crowds and boats you have the advantage of an expert guide on hand to enlighten you along the way. Completing the entire journey between Luxor and Aswan (or vice versa), on either of our 4 exclusive Dahabiyyas, by boat also provides the opportunity to truly relax, with 7 nights onboard to fully appreciate this classic journey.

The Nostalgic Nile - Luxor-Aswan from £1,595 – Saving up to £600pp

12 day The Nostalgic Nile itinerary with Bales Worldwide, including scheduled flights and accommodation on The Amber, a traditional ‘dahabiyya’. Trip includes English-speaking guides on board who will also take care of tipping, private air conditioned vehicle for transfers, a sightseeing itinerary (including entrance fees), and exclusive ‘dahabiyya’ cruise. Prices are per person based on two adults travelling and sharing on a mixed board basis. Price includes all applicable UK and overseas airport taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Prices are based on 14 December 2011 departure date.

To book: visit or luxury cruise specialists The Cruise Line