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The Maiden 2020 Ultra-Luxury World Cruise to Antarctica

  • 05 Jan 2020
  • 141 nights
  • Ship: Silver Whisper
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Bridgetown, Barbados, Devil's Island, French Guiana, Fortaleza, Brazil, Natal, Salvador De Bahia, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Braz…

Includes: Free business class flights included*, free private uk chauffeur service*, complimentary $4,000 on board spend*, pre-cruise hotel stay & gala dinner*

Inside from £4,589pp

Southbound to Auckland

  • 09 Oct 2019
  • 49 nights
  • Ship: Vasco da Gama
  • Fly Cruise

Itinerary: London Tilbury, Lisbon, Portugal, Casablanca, Morocco, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Mindelo, Cape Verde, Bridgetown, Barbados, Oranjestad, Aruba, Panama Canal, San Juan del Sur, Acapu…

Includes: Comfortable cabin accommodation , full board cruising plus afternoon teas and late night snacks , welcome and farewell captain’s cocktail , stylish entertainment, cabarets and popu…

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Inside from £6,951pp

Tahiti & New Zealand

  • 23 Jan 2020
  • 16 nights
  • Ship: Azamara Journey
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Papeete, Tahiti, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Wellington, New Zealand, Picton, New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand

Includes: Gratuities included*, incredible savings*, free drinks throughout your cruise*, 5★ all-inclusive luxury cruising*


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Another day in paradise


Laze on pearly white beaches, wade into cool, calm lagoons and meet extraordinary people in scenic surroundings.

Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Market of Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Market of Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

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1. Underwater wonders

Once dominated by a volcanic pyramid, the statuesque island of Rarotonga is the capital of the Cook Islands. The green carpeted mountains at its centre descend into glistening sands and a sparkling blue lagoon. The sweeping shoreline and turquoise waters make Muri the most popular beach in Rarotonga. Snorkel with technicolour fish on the reef, visit the lagoon's uninhabited islands, or admire the marine life from a glass-bottomed boat. From July to October you may be lucky enough to spot a migrating whale as it passes Rarotonga en route to warmer waters. Plenty of vantage points on land enable this breathtaking bonus to the holiday of your dreams.


2. Experiencing the culture

Originally populated by the Maori from Polynesia, the Cook Islands retain a strong history and culture. Traditional woven, carved and painted crafts can be found across the island, particularly images of Tangaroa, a son of Ranginui (the Sky Father) and Papatuanuku (Mother Earth), and god of the sea. Search for a souvenir in his image as you enjoy local music and dance at the weekly market or immerse yourself completely at a cultural village.


3. Touring with Pa

The irregular terrain of Rarotonga's interior makes unguided trips difficult, though intrepid adventurers can still explore its lush heart with an experienced guide. Well-known local, Pa, runs two walking tours; a cross island trek and a more gentle nature walk. His joie de vivre and encyclopaedic knowledge is captivating as you discover Noni plantations and paddy fields, and learn about native flora and their medicinal uses. Visit Avarua and admire panoramic vistas before reaching the idyllic Muri Lagoon.


4. A reason to stay

The beauty of the Cook Islands is their remoteness, making for slow, relaxing travel between them.. Rarotonga's closest inhabited neighbour is Aitutaki, around 160 miles away. Its vast lagoon encircled by coral reefs and sandy islets offers great snorkeling and scuba diving sites. Boats and ferries are few and far between so a light aeroplane flight is the fastest way to get there.