AN ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION
Nothing can prepare you for the incredible spectacle that is the continent of Antarctica. If a visit is on your wish list, consider going in style on the new Scenic Eclipse launching August 15th. The ultra-luxury mega yacht has 100 suites, all with verandah views and state-of-the-art features. The cruise includes food, beverages and a butler service for every guest. On tour, there are an average of two Zodiac excursions each day on the Antarctic Peninsula plus the chance to go above and below water with helicopter and submarine tours. It’s a truly memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Want to see Europe without the hassle or boarding numerous planes, trains or automobiles? Travel in comfort along the waterways from Amsterdam to Budapest (or the reverse) on a 15-day adventure. Take in all the sights along the Rhine and the Danube. There are also ‘insider experiences’ including a tour of the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle, as well as coffee and cake in the home of a welcoming Miltenberg family. Travelmarvel’s European Gems river ships feature brand-new refurbishments and offering two dining options – formal and informal – for both lunch and dinner to allow more flexibility.
Been dreaming of visiting India but not sure of the best way to take in this incredible country? Consider the 11-day Authentic India Cruise where you can watch the bright colours of India float by as you cruise the Lower Ganges. You’ll take in Kolkata, explore the Hazarduari Palace on the Murshidabad waterfront, see the new ISKCON Temple in the spiritual town of Mayapur, and enjoy a cycle rickshaw tour around the city of Kalna.
WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS
The 13-day Russian tour takes you from the swirling onion domes of Moscow’s Red Square to the palaces of St Petersburg. You’ll get to share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family and savour Russian caviar with your blini pancakes. Other highlights include a walking tour through the Open Air Museum Of Architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Kizhi, a guided walk through Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, and touring the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.