May 14, 2017
Enhance your European holiday by linking your river cruise with a sensational ocean cruise and experience the best of both worlds. Here are some superb options for 2018.
The Mediterranean spurs visions of azure waters and picture postcard scenery – and they’re all true. But what else? The cities and towns surrounding the “med” are steeped in history while the powerhouse nations of Spain, France, Italy and Greece prospered as a trading gateway to the rest of the world. This is one place you need to experience to get a true sense of its legends!
Known as the gateway to Scandinavia, the Baltic Ocean is home to big cities, serious history and culture. Retrace the routes where the Vikings and Czars once reigned. Explore charming Tallinn, and stand in awe of Catherine and Peterhof Palaces and the colourful domed churches of St. Petersburg. Walk the streets of Stockholm's Gamla Stan - a living pedestrian-friendly medieval museum and much more.
Explore Norway’s dramatic coast through the Norwegian Fjords, stopping in charming towns and villages along the way. You may glimpse upon incredible waterfalls, killer whales and sea eagles while you soak up the sea air and admire the spectacular landscapes from your home on the water.
The word 'Celtic' brings up images and thoughts of folk music, rolling hills and intricate iconic architecture. To the delight of visitors, there's more to this region where ancient Medieval and Georgian history meets modern culture and contemporary art. Where traditional ways of life of fishing and glass making meet modern boutiques, café and art galleries. Treat yourself to stunning seascapes and coastal and country paths and nature trails.
Scottish Highlands and Iceland
Scotland and Iceland are known for their rolling green hills, rugged coastlines and majestic beauty, however you'll be pleasantly surprised by what else is store.. In Scotland, step into a land filled with rich history, mythical natural beauty, unspoiled landscapes and more. In Iceland , locals believe trolls, sprites and fairies roam the sparsely populated landscape. In Reykjavík, the streets are buzzing with world-class museums, art galleries, music and a thriving food scene. Beyond the city, geothermal water, lava fields, glaciers and rainbow-colored houses will leave an unforgettable impression.