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Compelling cruises fit for a sensational summer

Sometimes picking a holiday destination can be difficult, because if you’re anything like us, pretty much everywhere in the world is on your bucket list! That’s why we LOVE cruises. Cruise holidays really open up your options, allowing you to visit many destinations all on the same holiday! That said, with so many cruise lines offering such vast experiences, we also know that choosing the right cruise can seem just as daunting. That’s where we come in! From family-perfect cruises full of surf simulators, water slides and more, to adventurous cruise ships that are small enough to dock at difficult-to-reach ports, we’ve got just the cruise for you!

 

ENJOY SUMMER CRUISING WITH FRED. OLSEN CRUISE LINES

Now that travel is back to normal, many of the world's great destinations are waiting to welcome us all. Small and friendly cruise line; Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wants everyone to enjoy sailing once again on a much-deserved escape this summer. With this in mind, there are always some wonderful offers to take advantage of - especially within the summer months, including short breaks, scenic European adventures, explorations of Norway's fjordland and journeys to sun-kissed, warmer climes. What’s more; Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships can dock in smaller ports, right in the thick of the destination you can’t wait to explore.

Summer cruises include sailings from Liverpool on the smaller ship; Borealis, taking you away from well-trodden tourist routes to encounter the wild, untamed landscapes and wonders of remote regions in Greenland and Iceland on a 14-night cruise. There are chances to join a boat tour seeking out humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises; visit the Gullfoss waterfall or even take a tour to the Qooroq ice fjord to see icebergs up-close.

Perhaps rural Canada is something you’ve already been interested in? Renowned for its wild, rugged beauty, you’ll experience all the natural wonders of the region, plus learn of its unique history and culture too!

Or, you could visit a string of Portuguese islands, including a trio in the hard-to-reach Azores archipelago and appreciate the beauty of their natural wonders on a 13-night adventure to the Azores and Madeira. On São Miguel, Ponta Delgada is your gateway to the scenes of the Sete Cidades Volcano, with its 13-kilometre-wide crater and colourful lakes, which are amongst the most spectacular of the Azores’ must-see sights.

To find out more about Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ summer sailings or beyond, contact us today.

 

SUMMER CRUISES WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN

Make up for two years of missed breaks with a holiday where you can do it all! And what’s more, Europe just got a ‘Royal upgrade’ with some of the best ships in its’ entire fleet. That means you can choose from zip-lining to sky-diving, surf-simulating to laser-tagging, as well as enjoy a variety of cuisines from American diner to Michelin star. All, of course, come with a healthy scoop of sunshine and world-class relaxation! With Anthem of the Seas sailing from Southampton, the newest ship - Wonder of the Seas - sailing from Barcelona, and Odyssey of the Seas sailing from Rome, your summer holiday will be well worth the wait.

On a Royal Caribbean holiday, there’s something for the entire family, and we mean everyone. So, while mum is sunning herself with a cocktail, Dad is trying (and failing) at surfing the Flowrider. Gran and Grandad are on land haggling over local souvenirs whilst the grandkids are flying from zipline to water-slide. But don’t worry, everyone can debrief on their day over a delicious meal at one of the many, mouthwatering restaurants before enjoying a roof-raising West End show to top it all off. Phew!

We know that family-time is as important as me-time, so get in touch with us today to find out more, so that you can have the best of both worlds! 

 

CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD WITH AZAMARA CRUISES

Not so long ago, an ocean liner was the only way to see the world, some believe it still is!

In the span of one holiday, you can journey to multiple destinations with no need to fret about packing or unpacking...or leaving items behind in the process. You won’t even have to worry about missing a connecting flight or extra transportation costs, let alone finding a parking spot. And on Azamara’s smaller-sized ships, you can be dropped off at the doorsteps of great cities like Nice, Seville, and Hong Kong.

With the added convenience of “a floating hotel” that follows you all over the world, your accommodation costs are already covered. You can spend more time enjoying your holiday, and a lot less time, and money, on figuring out where you’re going to stay. When you go cruising, not only do you have a variety of restaurants to choose from, your meals are also included along the way (and on Azamara ships, your drinks are, too)!

And while planes, trains, and automobiles offer less than spacious seating and less entertainment, on a cruise you’ll be able to unwind in between ports.  Choose from a wide choice of complimentary activities, nightly shows, and enrichment programmes, or enjoy a little “me time” with spa treatments and personal training sessions. Finally, at the end of the day, you can fall asleep in a wonderfully comfortable stateroom that offers all the amenities of a boutique hotel, complete with 24-hour room service, and then wake up in a new town or country...or even continent.

Inspired you to cruise? We hope so! Find out more about Azamara cruises by contacting us today.

 

AMAWATERWAYS RIVER CRUISING WITH YOUR NAME ON IT

Wherever you plan to go this summer, there is an itinerary for everyone with AmaWaterways. Soak up the sunshine and clear skies on the Douro’s charming waterfront, or take advantage of the shade in Lyon through its narrow passageways. Admire the stunning architecture in Vienna, sun-kissed vineyards on the Rhine River, or stroll along Amsterdam’s cobbled streets watching the canal boats float by.

For the more active traveller, there is no better way to discover a region than by taking advantage of AmaWaterways’ daily excursions, including a variety of walking and bike tours to discover each destination in all its glory. Every one of AmaWaterways’ excursions has been created to immerse guests in the culture of the region, visiting some of the destinations’ best hidden gems.

After enjoying your day onshore, returning to the ship is a welcome pleasure. AmaWaterways’ ships have been designed to maximise the views of the waterways and the gorgeous destinations that you’ll meander through.

Whether you want to enjoy a dip in the pool on the sundeck, or simply go back to your stateroom to enjoy the last few hours of the day and admire the breath-taking landscapes from the comfort of your balcony stateroom, AmaWaterways’ ships will let you do just that. With their signature Twin-Balcony staterooms, you can enjoy both a French and outside balcony to make the most of your time onboard.

Enjoy all of this plus all fine dining options on board to tantalise your palate, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Lastly, take advantage of the Wellness Programme with a variety of classes on the sundeck or in the ships’ gym.

 

FIND OUT MORE

So the only question now is; how will you decide to spend your summer? Come and speak with us today so we can help create the perfect cruise itinerary for you this summer!

The Advantage Travel Partnership

Jul 04 2022
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