A&K's Luxury Expedition Cruises?
Exclusively chartered, expert-led expeditions to exotic locales, with a maximum group size of 199 guests.
Backed by more than 25 years' experience, A&K's exclusive chartered journeys to Antarctica, the Arctic, the Northwest Passage, Japan, Greece, Australia and Italy and take place on luxurious all-balcony, exclusively chartered ships.'
Aqua Expeditions offers customized luxury travel experiences aboard vessels of elegant, contemporary design, centered around immersive culture and wildlife excursions unique to each location, award-winning cuisine by renowned chefs, personalized guest service, and a commitment to community, sustainability and preservation.
Australis is an expedition cruise company that specializes in exploring the remote region of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego at the end of South America, navigating the pristine waterways of the Strait of Magellan, The Beagle Channel among others, including an exclusive landing at Cape Horn.
Their fleet composed of two modern vessels holding 100 cabins each (around 400 passengers total); Stella Australis (2010) and Ventus Australis that just began operations in January of 2018, sailing from September to April of each year, an itinerary between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia of 4 or 8 nights. Australis has more than 28 years of experience in the region and has introduced more than 120.000 travelers to the glaciers, fjords, sub-polar forests and amazing marine and terrestrial wildlife of Patagonia."
At Azamara®, the world is your oyster—and this oyster comes with internationally acclaimed ships ready to take you to some of the amazing destinations in the world. Our 686-guest club-like ships also take you to ports where larger ships won’t fit, like in the heart of Marseille, Amalfi, and Crete, or even to the doorstep of Bangkok (while other large cruise lines dock a few hours away).
And once you arrive, you’ll discover things in port you won’t find on other ships. Like night. Our focus on Destination Immersion® means we spend more time in ports than any other cruise line, which gives you more time to fully experience the culture, cuisine, scenery, and people of your destinations. And at the end of the day (or night), you can rest easy knowing you have award-winning accommodations to come back to.
But no matter where we are in the world, you’ll always enjoy a host of unmatched inclusive amenities—such as standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, and an AzAmazing Evenings® event—all with our compliments. You’ll also love the feeling of community you won’t find anywhere else, thanks to an attentive and genuinely friendly staff who know your name, tastes and preferences, and a crew who really like to mingle with guests, point out special things at sea and onshore, and go above and beyond your expectations.
Simply put, we’re the voyage for those who love travel.
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises' 10 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruise tour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL).
By sea, river, land or air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service. Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships, the Crystal Endeavor expedition yacht and an entirely new class of ocean ships over the next five years.
Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 24 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA.
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travellers who seek a civilised adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922. Cunard Line is a unit of Carnival Corp. with headquarters in Southampton, England, and North American offices in Valencia, California. Ship's registry: Bermuda.
Cunard Line is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, The Yachts of Seabourn, Costa Cruises, Princess Cruises, Aida Cruises, Ibero Cruceros, P & O Cruises, and P & O Cruises Australia. Together, these member lines share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise vacations that appeal to the widest range of lifestyles and budgets and sail to some of the world's most exciting destinations.
Only Disney Cruise Line could deliver a cruise vacation with so much to offer. Original Disney entertainment. Innovative new venues designed for family fun. A uniquely different dining experience every evening. Imaginative children's programs and separate activity areas for kids, teens, and adults. Handsomely appointed, oversized staterooms. Even their own private island paradise, Castaway Cay in The Bahamas. All wrapped up in that impeccable Disney service and world-famous attention to detail.
Ships' Registry: The Bahamas
For nearly 145 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, elegant dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: Through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.
Today, Holland America Line's fleet of 15 modern classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia — as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages.
Holland America Line is proud of its environmental program. The company earned its initial ISO 14001 certification in June 2006. As the internationally recognized standard for environmental management, ISO 14001 encompasses virtually every aspect of our ships' operations. Holland America Line has been recertified to meet that standard again and again — in 2009, 2012 and 2015. Our commitment to it demonstrates our belief that the safeguarding of our guests, crews, ships and the environment in which we live and operate is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to the successful conduct of our business.
As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Whether it's donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, walking 5K onboard to raise funds for cancer research, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and our employees share time and resources to make a difference.
Every Holland America Line employee is commitment to provide a truly extraordinary experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. The pioneering company with a history of nearly 125 years, offers expedition cruises to more than 200 destinations in over 30 countries from pole to pole. With 14 custom built expedition ships, Hurtigruten guests can enjoy nature-based expedition cruises to places such as Antarctica, Arctic Canada & Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Svalbard. In 2019, Hurtigruten will introduce the world’s first hybrid battery-powered expedition ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen - further strengthening Hurtigruten’s focus on sustainability.
Since 1979, Lindblad Expeditions has provided an alternative way to explore the world. Although each expedition is different, there are some elements that are common to all of them: they are designed to take you to places of natural beauty and compelling history, avoiding crowded tourist stops to actively experience beauty, wilderness and the seldom-seen. While the destinations may be adventurous, guests enjoy comfortable accommodations, fine food and service. An enthusiastic staff of naturalists and historians, National Geographic photographers, and Lindblad-National Geographic certified photographers are on hand to share their knowledge and inspire you. Drawn from the top tiers of journalism, science, and world affairs, the speakers in our Global Perspectives program add an extra layer of insight to the expertise our expedition team and National Geographic photographers provide. Available exclusively aboard National Geographic Explorer, our program enables guests' to travel with fascinating people that they might have seen in the news, on television, or in a lecture hall – now easily available to them in person, in the intimate and conversational context of an expedition. You'll experience the sheer joy of traveling to new, exciting places with a small group of like-minded people, in an informal atmosphere. Spontaneity and flexibility are hallmarks of Lindblad’s expedition style, so you’ll always experience the wonders of the unplanned events nature provides along the way, from breaching whales, to an inspection of the ship by a curious young polar bear.
Inspired by Jacques Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Bob Ballard and other National Geographic explorers, Lindblad ships travel with undersea specialists who dive to video and reveal the undersea – then displayed in the warmth of the ship's lounge in vivid HD with interesting commentary by the specialist. The footage may be of marine life few scientists, or human eyes for that matter, have ever seen.
Lindblad Expeditions + National Geographic Alliance
Since 2004 the multifaceted Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance has inspired travelers to participate in the world of natural and cultural history as engaged, active explorers who care about the planet and it has enabled them to interact with world-renowned scientists, naturalists and researchers and uncover stunning natural environments alongside skilled specialists utilizing state-of-the-art exploration tools.
A vacation free from limitations. That's Freestyle Cruising®.
It's your vacation and you should have the freedom to enjoy on your terms. Dress up or down. Sleep in or catch a sunrise from your own private balcony. Take in some never-before-seen entertainment at sea. Even eat somewhere different every day, on your own schedule. Whether you're aboard or on shore, you can do as much or as little as you please. It's all up to you. When you have thousands of choices, all of them right, that's Freestyle Cruising only on Norwegian Cruise Line.
Filled with a spectacular array of diverse and exotic destinations, your world awaits your discovery. There is simply no better way to explore it than aboard the elegant ships of Oceania Cruises. Our unique itineraries are wide-ranging, featuring the most fascinating destinations throughout the world. Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Sirena, Marina and Riviera are all intimate and luxurious, with each calling on the world’s most desirable ports, from historic cities and modern meccas to seaside villages and faraway islands. On a voyage with Oceania Cruises, each day offers the rewarding opportunity to experience the history, culture and cuisine of a wondrous new destination.
Relax on board our luxurious ships and savor cuisine renowned as the finest at sea, rivaling even Michelin-starred restaurants ashore. Inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pépin, these culinary delights have always been a hallmark that distinguishes the Oceania Cruises experience from any other. Considering the uncompromising quality, perhaps the
most remarkable aspect of an Oceania Cruises voyage is its incredible value. Lavish complimentary amenities abound, and there are never supplemental charges in any of the onboard restaurants. Value packages ensure that sipping a glass of vintage wine, surfing the Internet or enjoying a shore excursion is both convenient and affordable.
Each ship in the fleet boasts details one would expect to find when visiting your own private country club. The rich color of every fabric, the vibrant glow of every sconce and the luxuriousness of each plush cushion settee have been carefully selected, so that the ships naturally exude a warm, inviting ambiance imbuing everyone on board with a sense of elegance and comfort. The accommodations are handsomely appointed with soothing colors, soft textures, stylish furnishings and luxurious linens – all to create an alluring home away from home.
Ideally proportioned, our ships can slip into boutique ports off-limits to larger vessels. Of course, the intimate size of our ships also positively influences every aspect of the
onboard experience. With no need to rush, stand in endless lines or worry about crowds, you can savor the defining elements that make our ships so special. Our cuisine, renowned as the finest at sea, is carefully prepared à la minute. Appointments for spa services are readily available in the relaxing Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. For those who enjoy interactive experiences, Marina and Riviera offer hands-on cooking classes in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art culinary studio at sea, The Culinary Center.
With such attention to detail, it is no wonder that the Oceania Cruises experience is the best value in upscale cruising. They invite you to explore Your World. Your Way.®
Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship the m/s Paul Gauguin, which provides an exceptional cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, Fiji and the South Pacific. In September 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises joined PONANT's family, the world leader of small-ship cruising.
The renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific, and is the longest continually operating luxury cruise ship in this enchanting destination. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.
Artful onboard features include luxurious, oceanview accommodations with balconies in select staterooms, gourmet dining curated by award-winning chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, a lavish spa offering signature treatments, an expansive deck and outdoor pool, fitness center, a boutique, and a lounge with live entertainment introducing you to Polynesia’s vibrant cultures. The Gauguin also offers a watersports marina for kayaking, paddle boarding, and PADI SCUBA diving programs. Only with Paul Gauguin Cruises can you visit our private island of Motu Mahana (off the coast of Taha’a) where food, drink, and live music await as well as our exclusive beach retreat in Bora Bora.
Discover the difference of cruising with purpose on Paul Gauguin Cruises and allow us to introduce you to authentic Polynesia.
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Yachting on SEADREAM is different than big ship cruising. Only 112 guests are pampered by 95 crew members with award-winning service and cuisine.
To further add to the experience, SEADREAM fares are inclusive. The fare includes ocean view staterooms, all gourmet meals, Sommelier’s daily wine selections, open bar with selected premium brands, use of water toys from the yachts’ marina, mountain bikes, gratuities, CDs, DVDs and more.
Starting from breakfast al fresco to an after dinner cognac under the stars at the Top of the Yacht Bar, the award-winning gourmet dining is made even more special by the yacht’s casually elegant ambience.
SEADREAM’S Water Sports Marina is available on most days of your voyage (weather and local laws permitting) and offers swimming and a wide variety of water sports equipment for your enjoyment. There are mountain bikes available for use ashore. There is a 30-course golf simulator and a spacious pool deck and whirlpool. Watch the world go by on SEADREAM’S signature Balinese Dream Beds.
Evenings on SEADREAM are truly magical. Request a song in the intimate Piano Bar or try your luck in the Casino. There are Starlit Movies™, romantic strolls on deck or star gazing from a Balinese Dream Bed. If you choose to sleep under the stars SEADREAM will gladly supply the cozy duvet.
The all ocean view, elegantly appointed staterooms feature the finest Belgian linens, a marble lined bathroom with a multi-jet shower massage, SEADREAM 100% Egyptian cotton terry robe, slippers and BVLGARI® toiletries. It also offers a state-of-the-art entertainment center, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station, stocked mini-bar and internet-access.
Indulge your senses at the SEADREAM Spa, member of the Thai Spa Association and the only one of its kind at sea. The SEADREAM Spa is honored to have been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as 2013 “Best Staff”.
The Fitness Center features a wide range of exercise equipment as well as a sauna and steam showers. You can also participate in the daily yoga and tai chi sessions offered on deck.
The elegant twin mega-yachts call on the famous as well as smaller, intimate yachting ports and harbors where larger vessels cannot go and feature overnight stays in port to enjoy the nightlife of such destinations as Monte Carlo or St. Barts. Whether in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, experience it all in the yachting luxury and award-winning service of a SEADREAM yacht.
Enjoy the magic and excitement of Star Clippers authentic tall sailing ships (carrying only 170-227 guests), visiting quaint ports in the ambiance of a casually elegant onboard atmosphere with superb service. With expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar and piano bar, the ships offer superior accommodations and an exceptional dining experience.
RIVER CRUISING JUST GOT A MODERN MAKEOVER
U River Cruises is a new take on experiential travel, with cruises designed for those with a passion for exploring and a taste for authentic adventures. We at U have always believed that travel should be relaxing, exhilarating, convenient and tailored to your interests — all at the same time.
And on a U River Cruises, that’s exactly what you’ll experience.
About U River Cruises: Los Angeles-based Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the premier river cruise company. Uniworld features intimate, elegant, boutique-hotel style cruise ships with an average capacity of 134 guests, an award-winning staff (voted #1 River Cruise Line in 2016 by Travel + Leisure) with a ratio of one staff member to every three guests, world-class cuisine, and expertly planned itineraries with custom-blended shore excursions. Uniworld offers over 500 departures on more than 40 itineraries, sailing on 23 rivers in over 24 countries throughout Europe, Russia, China, Egypt, Vietnam & Cambodia. Uniworld is also owned by the Travel Corporation, one of the largest travel companies in the world, which also includes Insight Vacation, Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Trafalgar, African Travel, Contiki and many more. U River Cruises is the new Uniworld brand launched in 2018.
Los Angeles-based Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the premier river cruise company. Uniworld features intimate, elegant, boutique-hotel style cruise ships with an average capacity of 134 guests, an award-winning staff (voted #1 River Cruise Line in 2016, 2017 and 2019 by Travel + Leisure) with a ratio of one staff member to every three guests, world-class cuisine, and expertly planned itineraries with custom-blended shore excursions. Uniworld offers over 500 departures on more than 40 itineraries, sailing on 23 rivers in over 24 countries throughout Europe, Russia, China, Egypt, Vietnam & Cambodia. Uniworld is also owned by the Travel Corporation, one of the largest travel companies in the world, which also includes Insight Vacation, Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Trafalgar, African Travel, Contiki and many more.
Viking Cruises offers destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history. Featuring onboard cultural enrichment and included shore excursions, Viking’s journeys are competitively priced for genuine value. The sophisticated state-of-the-art Viking Star hosts 930 guests on itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic; the Western and Eastern Mediterranean and the Caribbean. As the world’s leading river cruise line, since its 1997 inception the company has grown to a fleet of pver 60+ river vessels (in 2016) offering scenic cruising along the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, and Southeast Asia. Viking has been honored multiple times in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” as well as recognized by the editors of Cruise Critic as “Best River Cruise Line,” with the entire Viking Longships fleet being named “Best New River Ships of 2012” in the website’s Editors’ Picks Awards. The travel trade has ranked Viking as the “Best River Cruise Line” by Travel Weekly, Recommend and Travel Agent magazines, “Best Cruise Line for Luxury River Cruises” at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence and as “Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising” and “Best River Cruise Line for Travel Agent Support” in TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards. Viking River Cruises has also been honored by the editors of Cruise Critic for five consecutive years with awards including Best River Cruise Line, Best New River Ships for the Viking Longships, and Best River Cruise Itineraries.
Virgin Voyages is a global lifestyle travel brand committed to creating the world’s most irresistible holiday at sea. With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship the Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a mega-yacht’s sleek luxury that is Adult-by-Design and a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler.
Taking a new attitude towards luxury, which the company refers to as Rebellious Luxe, Virgin Voyages will offer incredible value with all eateries, group fitness classes and soft drinks included within the Voyage fare.
The Scarlet Lady will set sail from PortMiami to the Caribbean, hosting more than 2,770 Sailors and 1,160 amazing Crew from around the world.
Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite ships visiting approximately 270 ports in 2019 sailing throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska, Canada and New England, and cruising year-round in Tahiti. Windstar’s fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising with a total of 1,242 passenger berths calling on off-the-beaten-path and popular ports in over 60 countries. The boutique cruise line carries fewer than 310 passengers on its small ships and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. They are known for their immersive and authentic experiences, unique, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and innovative culinary program as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, known for “Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint.”
Windstar was voted Best Boutique Cruise Lines by USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards; Porthole Cruise Magazine choose Windstar Cruises as the Most Romantic Cruise line and Best Tall Ship plus Best Cruise Partnership. Condé Nast Traveler's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards Gold List Selection for Best Small Ships (fewer than 500 guests). Windstar Cruises has been selected as the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation and sponsor of the organization’s JBF Awards, Taste America®, Chefs & Champagne® and Celebrity Chef Tour.
Sailing under the banner of its appropriate tag line "180º From Ordinary," Windstar offers an alternative to the typical cruise or resort vacation. The Windstar passenger sees the world from romantic small ships with luxurious accommodations, a casual yet elegant atmosphere, and exquisite service and cuisine.
You'll discover why Windstar is beyond the ordinary at every turn. In the way the crew greets you and caters to your smallest wishes, respectful yet familiar. In the casually elegant ambiance that pervades everything, from the wide and varied dining choices to your luxurious ocean-view stateroom or suite.
Discover Windstar’s distinctive small ship advantage.
Zegrahm Expeditions is a company of explorers and adventurers. For over 25 years, we have shared our passion for unique experiences with like-minded travelers by weaving together the world's most inspiring and remote destinations, on all seven continents, into one-of-a-kind itineraries. With a return traveler rate of over 70 percent, here's why our travelers return time and again:
Innovative Itineraries - Each year our field leaders and program managers build a unique line-up of expeditions far removed from the standard routes that allow you to fulfill your passion for exploration and adventure.
World-Class Leaders - Zegrahm builds the ultimate dream team for each itinerary. These experts are just as eager to share their in-depth knowledge as they are to make new discoveries right alongside you while exploring each destination.
Respect for Our World - Our off-the-beaten-path itineraries offer you the chance to fully immerse yourself in the culture and natural history of a destination. And we believe these authentic interactions allow us to better understand, appreciate, and protect the world in which we live.
All-Inclusive Exploration - We give you the freedom to focus on immersing yourself in the destination and expedition experience, without having to worry about the finer logistical details of off-the-beaten-path exploration. To that end, we are pleased to include virtually everything in the cost of your trip.
Outstanding Guest Service - With Zegrahm, you travel in expert care from the moment you make your reservation until you board your flight home. Our outstanding guest services team takes care of every last detail of your trip, ensuring you have the best possible expedition experience.
Find your next expedition today!