Hustle and bustle, that’s the last thing people want to hear or read in these current times. What you should be looking out for are the words serene and remote, and fortunately, you’ve come to the right place as we’re highlighting four incredible cruises that fit the bill perfectly.
In this guide, intrepid travellers will discover four ways to unleash their inner Attenborough. Just imagine embarking on an amazing cruise to a remote location such as Patagonia, the European fjords or Antarctica to see penguins, seals and whales amidst glaciers and icebergs, and that’s not all!
Take an expedition voyage to Antarctica
Adventurers can step ashore on one of the world’s least-visited landmasses. The ‘Great White Continent’ is virtually uninhabited and is a breath-taking expanse of bright ice teaming with wildlife. In addition to being one of the most remote places on the planet, Antarctica is also the coldest, highest, driest and windiest continent on earth.
Explore this land of extremes with Riviera Travel’s 14-day Voyage to Antarctica expedition cruise itinerary. Guests will have the opportunity to see glaciers, vast ice sheets and isolated iceberg-filled bays amongst the mountainous terrain of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands and jump into zodiac dinghies for daily shore excursions.
Prices from £9,238 per person which includes nine nights on the MV Oceania Atlantic on a full-board basis, flights, lectures and talks and an expert tour manager/wildlife photographer. Departure on 19th January 2021.
Explore the fjordlands in Northern Europe
From the midnight sun on an endless day to the jaw-dropping Northern Lights on a perpetual night, the fjordlands are a constant treat for the senses. Closer to home yet with a sparse scenery that is dramatically different to the British Isles, the deep blue fjords are the perfect place for a quick getaway to get lost in the beauty of waterfalls and snow-capped mountains that tower above the water.
Planet Cruise offers the Majestic Fjordland from London Tilbury itinerary to experience Bergen in Norway surrounded by fjords and mountains and the quaint and secluded Norwegian village of Flam.
Prices from £555 per person which includes seven-nights onboard Cruise & Maritime’s Columbus on a full board basis. Departure on 29th May 2021.
Head north to explore Iceland
Travellers can sail through icy waters as they venture through the rugged charms of the Arctic Circle. Aspiring photographers will be wowed by the stark, expansive setting of the magical landscape, while another picture-perfect moment will present itself when the midnight sun bathes the frozen scenery with warmth. Iglu Cruises offers the Iceland with Reykjavik sailing to the region that also takes in Reykjavik and Tórshavn, the chocolate-box capital of the Faroe Islands.
Prices from £1,699 per person for 14-nights on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Departure on 11th July 2021.
Cruise Chile’s ice-crowned fjords and peaks
Cruise to explore remote destinations in South America, where the raucous tango of Argentina and Uruguay fades into the stirring serenity of Chile’s frosty fjords and glaciers. A cruise to the region can include sailing to Half Moon Island in Antarctica to look out for local penguins and serene seals, relaxing in the snow as well as to the majestic and desolate Chilean Fjords.
Oceania Cruises offers the Polar & Patagonian Quest (Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile) voyage that also takes in the Falkland Islands, the far-flung archipelago in the south Atlantic Ocean.
Prices from £5,079 per guest which includes flights and 20-days onboard Marina. Departure on 8th January 2022.
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