Toucan in South America

From narwhals to sloths, pangolins to flamingos, our planet is home to an incredibly diverse range of wildlife and one of the best ways to discover the natural world is on a cruise.

Whether you’re embarking on a cruise to Norway and Scandinavia or the tropical jungles of South America, look out for unique species of mammals and birdlife. This handy infographic by ROL Cruise offers a guide to native animals from around the world, along with some interesting facts.

Set off on a river cruise to get up close and personal with wildlife in Europe and Asia, or, if you just can’t decide, you can always spend some time touring every continent on a world cruise. One thing is for sure: no matter where you decide to go, there will always be a host of fascinating wildlife waiting for you.

Animals from around the world
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Dalmation Coast & Italy

  • 08 Nov 2019
  • 10 nights
  • Ship: Celebrity Constellation
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Itinerary: Venice, Italy - Rijeka - Split, Croatia - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Kotor, Montengro - Valletta, Malta - Catania, Sicily - Naples, Italy - Rome (from Civitavecchia), Italy

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Italian Spotlight - Venice to Rome

  • 07 Nov 2019
  • 10 nights
  • Ship: Nautica
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Itinerary: Venice - Umbria (Ancona) - Dubrovnik - Tirana (Durrës) - Corfu - Messina - Naples/Pompeii - Gaeta - Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy - Rome, (from Civitavecchia), Italy

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Cosmopolitan Havens - Rome to Monte Carlo

  • 04 Nov 2019
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: Marina
  • Fly Cruise
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Itinerary: Rome, (from Civitavecchia), Italy - Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy - Ajaccio, France - Palma de Mallorca, Spain - Valencia, Spain - Barcelona, Spain - Provence (Marseille), France…

Includes: Mid-sized, elegant ships with a high staff to guest ratio to take care of your every need , finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all…

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