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Is there a better feeling than clipping through the waves with the sun on your face? Or watching stars come out over the Aegean Sea with a glass of champagne?  Jumping into crystal clear warm waters to snorkel?  

Sailing holidays don’t have to be an intimidating tangle of ropes, nautical jargon and sea monsters. Our sailing adventure holidays thrill the young and not-so-young alike, with no prior sailing experience necessary. Whatever you are looking for, we’ve got a sailing trip to suit you. 

Climb aboard and explore the Greek Islands, the Turquoise Coast, the Adriatic, the Caribbean Sea, and other exotic places with a small group of like-minded fellow adventurers and a skipper who knows your destination’s every isolated cove, pristine beach, and secluded coastal village. 

Cruising has changed so much over the last few decades. It is almost unrecognisable from the days of ballroom dancing, formal dining and afternoon tea.  There are endless activities aimed at the active and the adventurous...  If you're looking for a holiday afloat, we have a wide range of Ocean and River cruises as well as Expedition Cruises from all the major operators, so you're sure to find an itinerary that's right up your street

What is Expedition Cruising?

An expedition cruise is one of the most exciting ways to explore the world. It is all about getting you up-close to some of the world’s most remote and incredible destinations, in a sustainable and sensitive way. Here are some of the highlights you can expect:

Expedition cruising ships are a fraction of the size of those used in the regular cruising world (< 500 passengers). and serve as a platform to access remote destinations while all the exciting things happen outside. This is not to say they can’t be very comfortable or lack modern luxuries!

An expedition cruise is not limited to places with port facilities and can reach truly remote sites. To facilitate this, most expedition ships carry a fleet of Zodiacs™ or other types of motorised boats, and all shore activities are led by the expedition guides. Think walking in amongst a huge penguin colony in Antarctica, visiting a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea or traversing rugged cliffs in Australia’s Kimberley region- it is all possible on an expedition cruise!

What is Ocean cruising?

Ocean cruising is a type of cruise that takes passengers to a variety of destinations, including ports of call in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Mediterranean, and the South Pacific. Ocean cruise ships are typically much larger than expedition ships, and they offer a wide range of amenities, including swimming pools, casinos, and multiple dining options. Ocean cruises are a popular choice for families and groups of friends, and they offer a more relaxing and luxurious experience than expedition cruising.

What is River cruising?

River cruising is a type of cruise that takes passengers along a river, such as the Rhine River in Europe or the Nile River in Africa. River cruise ships are typically smaller than ocean cruise ships, and they offer a more intimate and relaxed experience. River cruises are a popular choice for couples and retirees, and they offer a great way to see some of the world's most beautiful rivers and landscapes.

Which type of cruising is right for you?

The best type of cruising for you will depend on your individual interests and preferences. If you are looking for an adventurous and challenging experience, then expedition cruising may be the right choice for you. If you are looking for a relaxing and luxurious experience, then ocean cruising may be a better option. And if you are looking for a more intimate and relaxed experience, then river cruising may be a perfect choice.

Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between expedition cruising, ocean cruising, and river cruising:

Cruise Options
Feature Expedition cruising Ocean cruising River cruising
Size of ship Smaller Larger Smaller
Amenities Limited Extensive Limited
Destinations Remote and challenging Varied Rivers
Price More expensive Less expensive More expensive
Target audience Adventurers Families and friends Couples and retirees

Call me to discuss your requirements and I'll find the ship and itinerary that's ideal for you.  Alternatively, you can click here to browse and download our cruise brochures

With 30 years of Adventure Travel experience, World Class Adventures select operators who deliver the best possible holidays for our customers. We remain independent and have the flexibility to provide you with the best package to suit your specific needs and budget.  We search the whole market to find the best deals for every aspect of your trip so that you don’t have to, providing honest and impartial advice 

Don’t just see the world. Make it better.  Our planet‘s social and environmental welfare is important to us both as a business and as human beings. When you travel with us, you’re giving back as much as you take away. We strive to use ethical operators who support the local communities we visit, and carbon offset every flight we sell.   

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