From the remote Polar regions to the spectacular Norwegian Fjords, Alaska’s famed Inside Passage to the sub-tropical beauty of New Zealand’s off-shore islands, our collection of small-ship cruise holidays combine relaxation and adventure and offer a truly unforgettable way to explore.
Whether you want to add a cruise into a longer touring holiday or embark on the voyage of a lifetime, discovering the serene beauty, prolific wildlife and pristine landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, choose from a selection of cruise holidays that range from a few nights to several weeks and span five continents.
Aimed at the discerning traveller, what all of our cruise holidays have in common is a focus on the natural world and the opportunity to enjoy some unique experiences in a friendly and relaxed manner. Onboard, friendly and informative guides will ensure you get the most out of your adventure.
Choose to go in search of the northern lights on a Norwegian coastal voyage, snorkel through the tropical wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef, encounter bears and whales off Vancouver Island, explore New Zealand’s sub-tropical islands and iconic fiords on a luxury cruise, or discover the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia aboard the Aranui.
You can even join one of the last working Royal Mail ships on it's last voyages from Cape Town to St Helena, before the airport opens in 2016. Spend time exploring this hidden gem of the South Atlantic ocean, with it's rugged landscapes, wildlife and history.
Alternatively, join an adventure cruise into the Arctic or Antarctic travelling aboard special ice-strengthened vessels and exploring regions largely untouched by man. These small-ship polar voyages give you the chance to travel in with like-minded people and visit areas larger vessels can’t access. Small groups make for a more personal experience, allow maximum time on shore and importantly minimise the impact on these sensitive and vulnerable environments.
In the Arctic enjoy superlative wildlife encounters including Arctic foxes, whales, walrus, abundant seabirds and the emblem of the region, the mighty polar bear as well as encountering Inuit culture. Itineraries feature Spitsbergen, Greenland and Canada’s High Arctic.
An Antarctic voyage offers the rare privilege of exploring the world’s least accessible continent. Cruise past towering icebergs, glaciers and snow ridges and marvel at the wildlife including whales, seals, seabirds and the consummate entertainers of the animal world, the penguin. Our collection of cruises takes in the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands as well as the Ross Sea region and the sub-Antarctic Islands.