5 Luxury Cruise Trips You Don't Want Want To Miss Out On This Spring
Travel in five-star floating accommodations that feature yoga, fine dining, private tours and more.
Silversea Wellness Voyages
Combine the thrill of exploration and holistic rejuvenation with Silversea's Wellness Expedition Voyages aboard Silver Discoverer. The voyages are designed to improve a guest's well being while journeying to some of the most remote destinations in the world—Southeast Asia, Australia, Oceania, Africa and the Indian Ocean. The onboard program includes yoga, Pilates, healthy cooking demos, nutritional counseling and more; silversea.com or 1.888.978.4070.
Belmond Afloat in France
Travel into rural France's countryside of Burgundy, Provence, the Rhône Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Loire Valley. Each barge accommodates up to 12 passengers and offers a high crew-to-guest ratio. The newest seven-day “Wine Discovery Tour” explores vineyards from the Rhône Valley to Gevrey-Chambertin featuring tastings, wine-centric French dinners and guided walks through vineyards. As a new tour incentive, guests receive a free one-night stay at a five-star hotel in Paris; belmond.com/afloat-in-france/ or 1.800.524.2420.
This new collection from Insight Vacations and the Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection includes eight itineraries throughout Europe and Egypt, including four Luxury Gold itineraries featuring five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe. Guests on “La Serenissima” enjoy 22 days of Italy's “la dolce vita” with VIP experiences such as a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and a guided tasting of World Champion gelato Maestro Sergio Dondoli's treats; uniworld.com or 1.800.257.2407.
ROW Adventures: Croatia
Sail along the shores of the Adriatic coast of Croatia during this voyage that blends adventure, sailing and great cuisine. Sample local dishes, explore Renaissance villages and idyllic coves. This small group experience guides guests through historical paths of Illyrians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs and Venetians. Savor age-old wines, sample crni rižot (a black risotto) and sip raki brewed from carob pods; rowadventures.com or 1.800.451.6034.
Discover the romance of tall ship sailing in the Med on this 58-guest historic vessel built in the 1930s for Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband, E.F. Hutton. This journey departs from Malta and focuses on Sicily, including UNESCO World Heritage sites of Valletta, Malta's megalithic temples, Agrigento and more. Along with a treasure trove of some of the world's greatest ancient places, the adventure concludes in Athens; expeditions.com or 1.800.397.3348.
For those seeking a quick getaway, Crystal Cruiselines now offers six- to 13-day itineraries that showcase must-see destinations. Indulge in complimentary select fine wines, Champagne and premium spirits with a complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant in Silk Road or the Sushi Bar celebrating the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa. Take classes through the innovative Creative Learning Institute® and the Computer University@Sea® to learn about world affairs, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad filmmaking. The getaway also includes complimentary fitness programs in yoga, mat Pilates and Spinning; crystalcruises.com or 1.888.722.0021.