Whether you want scenery or luxury, here are 5 of the world’s best cruises

If life is plain sailing and you’re searching for the trip of a lifetime, consider a luxury cruise this year.
Whether you want a week-long sojourn exploring a different corner of the world or a six-month voyage that takes you around the globe, a cruise offers you a different perspective and a truly unique experience.

So, if you are looking for an oceanic adventure with scenery, luxury, or both, here are five of the world’s best cruises.

1. Northern Europe Discovery: Iceland & Norway, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours

Set sail for a nine-day Nordic voyage from Iceland to Norway aboard the ultra-luxury yacht, Scenic Eclipse.
Traverse colossal fjords, spot rare wildlife, and disembark for tours of historic towns and Viking villages on the epic journey from Reykjavík to Tromsø. Guiding your experience are expert speakers who give lectures on their specialist subjects and facilitate educational programmes to deepen your knowledge of the wonders you see on the trip.

There is also plenty for you to enjoy in your downtime, including onboard spa facilities, a yoga studio, and a veranda for every suite with unparalleled views of the Norwegian Sea.

Each suite has a private butler service, and there are up to 10 dining experiences onboard for you to choose from.

So, for a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Nordic coast from luxurious quarters, and learn about the area’s culture, history, and geography from residential experts, join Scenic for their incredible Northern Europe Discovery cruise.

2. Navigate the World (Away in Wonder), Regent Seven Sea Cruises

Spend six months cruising around the world in luxury, visiting everywhere from North and South America, to Australasia, Polynesia, and eastern Asia, on the Navigate the World (Away in Wonder) cruise.

This packed cruise will keep you wide-eyed with wonder for half a year and includes up to 465 shore excursions, giving you plenty of opportunity to experience the treasures and delights of the four continents you visit.

Onboard facilities include a spa and wellness centre, swimming pool, golf nets, putting greens, casino, and library. In the evenings, there is all manner of entertainment, with music, cabaret, quizzes, karaoke, dance nights, comedy, and more. Or you can simply find a comfy spot and lounge on the deck and enjoy the stars from the vantage point of four different oceans.

A true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Navigate the World (Away in Wonder) promises both scenery and luxury on a spectacular trip around the globe.

3. Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams, Silversea

Starting in Puerto Williams, Chile, Silversea’s 19-day luxury cruise takes you on a round trip via the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.

Spend your days exploring the rugged terrain of the South Atlantic’s archipelagos, drinking in the pristine and haunting landscapes of Antarctica, and sailing the legendary waves of the Drake Passage.

When you are not busy gawping at the wonderous scenery, you can while away your time indulging in the onboard facilities, including a spa and fitness centre, library, swimming pool, and entertainment rooms.
With a handful of restaurants onboard to choose from and butler services in every suite, Silversea makes sure that you are luxuriously catered for while navigating some of the most mysterious and beautiful stretches of ocean on Earth.

4. Western Mediterranean, Cunard

Cunard’s two-week voyage around the Western Mediterranean sets sail from Southampton and takes you to Seville, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Florence or Pisa, Rome, and Cartagena, for a true taste of Europe.

Onshore excursions allow you to sample local delicacies, visit towns and cities steeped in history, and relax on exquisite Mediterranean beaches with crystal blue waters.

Onboard, you can lounge by the pool, attend yoga classes, enjoy evening entertainment, and take your pick of restaurants, from elegant fine dining to gastro pubs and indulgent buffets. There are also activities for children, so the kids can have fun playing while you have fun relaxing.

With history, culture, natural beauty, sunshine, warm waters, and food to die for, the Western Mediterranean has it all, and Cunard’s cruise lets you sample its offerings in style.

5. Alaska Fjords and Canadian Inside Passage, Seabourn Cruise Line

Sail among dramatic Alaskan landscapes, spot rare wildlife, and marvel at the northern lights, on Seabourn Cruise Line’s week-long voyage through the Alaska Fjords and Canadian Inside Passage.

Over the course of seven days, you will encounter vast glaciers, evergreen forests, towering waterfalls, and perhaps even the odd whale. There is also the option to book additional activities and excursions, such as kayaking and trekking.

The cruise has several restaurants onboard, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, massage rooms, and both an underwater cafe and an open-air sky bar.

So, if you’re searching for a luxury cruise that sails through epic landscapes with rare wildlife and has no shortage of exciting excursions for intrepid explorers, look no further.

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