The world is truly remarkable. Waiting to be rediscovered are a range of incredible bucket list experiences. Here are our handpicked inspirational journeys:
The Northwest Passage
Join an epic expedition and traverse the infamous Northwest Passage. For centuries, attempts were made to cross the passage in order to find a shorter route between Europe and Asia. None were successful and many lives were lost until Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, finally succeeded in 1906. Thus, the Northwest Passage came to be. Its iconic maritime history, magnificent wildlife and breathtaking landscapes has made the Northwest Passage a firm favourite with expedition cruisers.
Northwest Passage Discovery with Hurtigruten
Join the expedition experts, Hurtigruten, on this Northwest Passage Discovery. This 27-night voyage begins in Vancouver, Canada where you’ll embark MS Roald Amundsen, the first hybrid ship to join the Hurtigruten fleet. With new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology, MS Roald Amundsen reduces fuel consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion.
Spring in Japan
From snow-capped mountains to samurai warriors, Japan is a land of contrasts. Its culture has been crafted for millennia and values that have been in place for centuries are still celebrated, somehow blending perfectly with the neon lights, skyscrapers and high-tech. For just a few weeks every year, Japan vibrantly blooms as the nation’s cherry blossom trees flower. It truly is a sight to behold – delight in the fleeting beauty of these delicate flowers as they frame the historic temples and towns perfectly.
6★ Treasures of Japan with Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Experience ultra-luxury on board Seven Seas Explorer, the most luxurious ship ever built. With this incredible voyage you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in Japan during cherry blossom season and take advantage of up to 29 FREE shore excursions.
Protected for their unique value and numerous endemic species, the volcanic Galápagos Islands are scattered across the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of South America. The islands comprise the Galápagos National Park and the Galápagos Marine Reserve which are home to an impressive 1,900 unique species. Spot giant tortoises in Isla Santa Cruz, marvel at colossal waved albatross in Española, look for tropical penguins on Isabela Island and discover South Plaza’s colony of prehistoric Galápagos land iguanas.
Galápagos Northern Loop with Celebrity Cruises
Experience the biodiversity of the Galápagos on board Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Xploration. During your time at shore you’ll be accompanied by highly qualified naturalist guides who will provide you with a national park admission and Galápagos tourist card. You’ll also have free us of snorkelling equipment, mini wetsuits, binoculars and walking sticks.
Discovering the mystical northern lights are at the top of many people’s bucket lists. Mother Nature’s most magical lightshow, the northern lights are more spectacular and breathtaking than you could ever imagine. Blazing their beauty across an empty canvas, the lights glow luminous purple, blue and green in an everchanging tapestry of textures. Whether you choose to view them from ship or shore, the vortex of colours shifting and dancing across the night sky in a peacock display of shades will wow you like never before.
The 2022 No-Fly Maiden Northern Lights with Cunard
This incredible voyage offers 12 nights full-board cruising on board Cunard’s iconic Queen Mary 2 including, complimentary stateroom upgrades and complimentary on board spend available. Begin your inspirational journey closer to home in Southampton, where you’ll embark the stunning Queen Mary 2 before making your way to Hamburg. On day 6, you’ll arrive in Tromsø. Tromsø is the largest city in northern Norway and has the highest probability of seeing the northern lights.
Nestled high in the slopes of the Andes, the ruins of Machu Picchu reveal the mysteries of the Inca Empire. Here, you have the chance to delve into the sacred landmarks of this great ‘Lost City’ which includes a complex maze of palaces, plazas, temples and homes. Machu Picchu lies at the centre of a network of related sites and trails and many landmarks, both manmade and mountainous, align with astronomical events like the solstice sunset. A journey to this mystical landscape invites you to explore and visualise the lives of the priests, craftsmen and servants who inhabited it.
Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration with Uniworld River Cruises
Discover the fascinating history of Machu Picchu with Uniworld River Cruises, the most all-inclusive river cruise line. Luxury and comfort await on the beautiful Aria Amazon, an all-inclusive, all-suite ship which enables you to embrace the incredible vistas that pass you by with floor-to-ceiling windows.