Luxury Cruising Worldwide By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel reviews a selection of exciting cruises around the world. From an authentic Egyptian dahabieh to a brand new luxurious ship set to sail to Antarctica, these cruising holidays are the perfect way to explore different parts of the world, many of which are difficult to reach and best explored by boat.

Antarctica

Name of Cruise: The Crystal Endeavor
Duration: TBC
Price: Available on request
Book Through: Red Savannah

Pushing the boundaries of luxury global exploration, Crystal Endeavor is the world’s most spacious luxury expedition yacht with luxuries great and small, offering among the largest all-suite accommodations, private butler service, expansive spaces for sharing stories, and helicopters to explore the polar region like no other. This exciting new ship is an incredible addition to the Antarctic portfolio and is set to be the most luxurious expedition vessel with impeccable service in every way. The brand new Crystal Endeavor is set to begin sailing to Antarctica and the Ross Sea from January 2021.

Australia

Name of Cruise: True North Coral Atoll Cruise
Duration: 6 Days
Price: From £3,695 per person
Book Through: Red Savannah

Exploring the magnificent coral and fish life of the Rowley Shoals and Clerke Reef on Western Australia’s beautiful coast, this cruise is accompanied by a marine biologist and naturalists. The coral habitats to be explored include steep walls, lagoons and tidal canyons. Guests can swim in the clear turquoise lagoon of the Clerke Reef, snorkel drifts through the outer reef and fish for yellow-fin tuna, marlin, sailfish and wahoo. There is even the chance of spotting manta rays, humpback whales and sailfish!

Burma

Name of Cruise: Expedition Up The Chindwin
Duration: 12 Days
Price: From £3,230 per person
Book Through: Red Savannah

The towns and villages on the banks of the River Chindwin are still very difficult to reach, and so are best explored by boat. An expedition up this beguiling tributary of the Irrawaddy is an adventure into an Asia of yesteryear, as you pass former colonial outposts where teak and oil were extracted, and sail by hills through which thousands fled the Japanese advance to India in 1942. As well as exploring the ancient capitals of Burma, highlights include visiting the photogenic U-Bein Bridge (the world’s longest wooden bridge), sailing past small fishing villages little changed over the centuries, and going to Mingkin, where traditional wooden houses surround amazing teak monasteries. Guests will have a truly magical time on board this colonial-style river cruiser.

Egypt

Name of Cruise: The Albatros Cruise
Duration: 5 Days
Price: From £880 per person
Book Through: Lazuli Voyages

The Albatros is a brand new dahabieh by Lazuli Voyages, an Egyptian company specialising in small sailing cruises on the Nile. The Dahabiyas boats are sailboats that are specific to Egypt. Historically, travel could only be done by boat as the flooding of the Nile didn’t allow people to establish a true system of roads along the River. With a length of 35 metres, The Albatros can board 12 passengers within its four cabins and two suites with private terraces. The boat has just launched, ready for the 2019 season, and will allow travellers to explore the beauty that is Egypt. Sailing from Luxor to Aswan, guests will be able to see fascinating sights, such as the temple of Karnak, the temple of Philae, the 5000-year old city of El Kaab, and the beautiful Fawaza Island.

Indonesia

Name of Cruise: Cruising Raja Ampat
Duration: 8 Days
Price: From £9,450 per person
Book Through: Red Savannah

Silolona, arguably the best phinisi in the water, is a modern creation based on the traditional Indonesian sailing ship historically used for trade along the spice routes. Today, she has all the trappings of a world class hotel with 5 en-suite cabins, a crew of 17, plus an Expedition Leader, Asian fusion cuisine and water toys including snorkelling equipment, kayaks and paddle boards. The luxury found aboard this ship and the ever-changing scenery makes this trip the best way to explore Indonesia, and the PADI dive centre with top of the range equipment will give guests the ultimate chance to experience the best diving in the world.

Vietnam

Name of Cruise: Halong Bay & The Red River
Duration: 11 Days
Price: From £2,535 per person
Book Through: Red Savannah

This exciting and pioneering itinerary takes guests through the unchartered waters of the Red River in northern Vietnam. Guests of this trip will spend 10 nights enjoying the stunning scenery and peaceful rivers bordering China and Vietnam. You will explore the awe-inspiring Halong Bay and the peaceful Lan Ha Bay, visiting the floating fishing villages and waking to morning mist rise over the limestone karst seascape. From kayaking to the caves of Halong Bay, passing through the beautiful Ba Vi National Park and the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, this is a journey of culture, history and scenery.

Contact

To find out more and to make a booking, contact:

Red Savannah: +44(0) 1242 787 800, or visit www.redsavannah.com

Lazuli Voyages: 0020 1008 777 115, or visit www.lazuli-voyages.com