Cruising is an opportunity to see gorgeous destinations around the world from the beautiful ocean. From beautiful Christmas markets in Germany to wildlife-watching opportunities in Scotland, luxury might not be as impossible to enjoy as you think. Take a look at these amazing cruises...
Image: Borealis at sea at sunset, @Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Ambassador Cruise Line
Ambassador Cruise Line is a new cruise line. Journeying to new lands to explore their landscape, culture and cuisine, in a stylish, environmentally conscious ship, is the essence of the company.
Offering premium-value, no-fly cruising where service is high quality, friendly and not pretentious. The adult-focused offering targets the 50-plus audience, but they are delighted to welcome anyone aboard who wants the Ambassador experience. They also offer designated multi-generational cruises during school holiday periods.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fancy seeking out the mesmerising Northern Lights, exploring the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands or sailing the scenic archipelagos of Sweden?
Whether it's venturing to see the midnight sun in rugged and remote Greenland and Iceland, exploring the wonders and wildlife of the Azores and Madeira or joining the Fredericia festivities when Braemar calls into Denmark next year, you can find a cruise to tempt you.
Image: Balmoral cruising out of Dover -
@Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The Northern Light Cruising Company
Award-winning small cruise line, The Northern Light Cruising Company is taking bookings from travellers eager to experience the best of Scotland's Highland and Island scenery.
As well as many old favourites that fill up repeatedly year after year such as their St Kilda itineraries, the company under the new ownership of Hebridean Adventures since January 2022, has launched several brand new adventurous itineraries filled with amazing wildlife-watching opportunities and taking in some of Scotland's most remote and dramatic island and mainland scenery.
Pass through waters rich in cetaceans and seabirds, highlights could include orca and various other whale and dolphin species such as humpbacks, fin and minke whales, plus common, bottlenose, Risso's and white-beaked dolphins, seals, otters, white-tailed and golden eagles, puffins, gannets, basking sharks and much more.
Viking offers culturally enriching, destination-focused river and ocean cruises for travellers curious about the world, its rich culture and varied history.
Viking takes its guests on curated, elegant voyages to some of the most iconic rivers in Europe, Africa and the Far East, allowing a unique window on inspiring destinations and rewarding experiences. Viking revolutionised river cruising with the introduction of its state-of-the-art Viking Longships which, since their introduction in 2012, now make up 80 percent of its river fleet.
Those looking for a different Christmas break this year should look no further and consider a festive cruise with VIVA Cruises. The river cruise specialist will be running seven Christmas cruises on some of Europe's most famous rivers throughout November and December – with prices starting from just £550 per person.
There are seven different itineraries to choose from on board VIVA ONE, VIVA TIARA, VIVA MOMENTS and VIVA VOYAGE: either in Germany on the Rhine, Main and Moselle; in Austria on the Danube; or in France on the Rhône.
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