As the year ends, the weather in India and the Red Sea is more in keeping with summer in northern Europe. It’s the ideal time to sail from the classical myths of mainland Greece, through the historically significant Suez Canal to Pharaonic Egypt, Jordan, Oman and India.
Enjoy the historic Malaysia and spiritual Sri Lanka, with two nights in the heart of Rangoon, a place described by Rudyard Kipling as “quite unlike any land you know about,” an observation that still rings true today.
A remarkable journey from the summer sunshine of South Africa’s Cape Town to the wild coast of Namibia, the warm Atlantic Bom Bom Island, Praia in Cape Verde and Las Palmas in the Canaries, followed by the incredible sights, sounds and atmosphere of Morocco.
See the Minoan settlements of Knossos in Crete and Akrotiri in Santorini. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, explore the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, Catania and the Maltese capital of Valletta, before disembarking in the Greek capital of Athens.
From Athens cruise to the sacred island of Delos, birthplace of Achilles, then relax on the waterfront in beautiful Mykonos. During this voyage you will also witness a traditional Orthodox Easter with a host of festivities and enjoy the spectacular views of Akrotiri and Oia in Santorini.
Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising to Corsica, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio await. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.
Cruise from Seville to the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit the old quarter of La Rochelle, St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and the charming Channel Island of Guernsey.
Enter the Arctic Circle on this spectacular maiden voyage for 2019, departing from London for the North Cape of Norway and the remote ports of Harstad, Honningsvåg and Tromsø. This itinerary also features Trondheim, Stavanger and the beautiful Geirangerfjord, plus Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.
Discover the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland, a place of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Not only is this legendary island home to some spectacular geological features, it is also blessed with fantastic bird and animal life. The equally remote and beautiful Shetland Islands also feature in this itinerary.
From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona, to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, this voyage takes you to some of most historic ports and stylish cities in the Mediterranean, including a maiden visit to Tarragona in Spain as well as the treasures of Florence.
This unforgettable voyage sails between the great cities of Venice and Athens. Along the way enjoy the dramatic scenery of Kotor Bay, cruise along the coast of Dalmatia, visit the sites of ancient Olympia, Monemvasia and the carless idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming islands.
Step ashore on the sacred island of Delos, birthplace of Achilles, before relaxing on the waterfront in beautiful Mykonos. In Crete learn more about another legendary destination, the Minotaur’s Labyrinth, hidden beneath the Palace of Knossos, and visit the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes, or the wonders of the island’s capital. Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri, wonderfully well-preserved beneath volcanic ash, or take a tour of the island of Santorini to the beautiful village of Oia and the Argyros wine estate for a tasting.