A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Tour the Mediterranean Sea with Emerald Cruises
Formerly known as Emerald Waterways and part of the Scenic group, this is one of our favourite cruise-line recommendations for its Rhine, Danube and Moselle river cruises. Now is a particularly exciting time for the cruise line, as the countdown is on to the Emerald Sakara setting sail for the first time on 5 August 2023. Sakara joins Azzurra as one of Emerald’s spectacular, 100m-long luxury yachts with a guest number of just 100 and a crew of 76 for the ultimate in personal service.
Emerald Cruises provide a fantastic combination of modern exploration and luxury travel on its river-cruising Star-Ships and its ocean-going luxury yachts, each with stylish interiors and world-class facilities and amenities, including alfresco viewing decks, a swimming pool, a Wellness Centre with a gym and spa, and nightly entertainment. Suites and staterooms are contemporary cocoons, with sleek décor, the finest Egyptian cottons and upmarket ESPA toiletries.
Emerald’s Star-Ships and luxury yachts also offer a genuine small-ship experience that means their fleet can reach smaller ports and docks that larger vessels can’t. Its unique EmeraldDISCOVERY programme ensures you’ll enjoy a brilliant choice of included excursions during your cruise, as well as EmeraldACTIVE tours and extra-special EmeraldPLUS experiences.
Croatian Coast and the Best of the Adriatic - 8 days
Venice | Rovinj | Zadar | Šibenik | Hvar | Split | Korcula | Dubrovnik
Sailing the azure waters of the Adriatic coast, this cruise immerses you in some of the most fascinating spots in Croatia, including Rovinj with its charming cobblestoned streets, Zadar with its compelling Roman ruins, fascinating Šibenik and sun-drenched Hvar. Included in your package are walking tours of Rovinj, Šibenik, Split and Korcula, while optional extras well worth considering include a klapa performance in the atmospheric cellars of Split’s Diocletian’s Palace and a guided hike to Marjan Hill.
Mediterranean Enchantment - 8 days
Dubrovnik | Kotor | Sarandë | Kérkira | Párga | Cephalonia Island | Itea (Delphi) & Corinth Canal | Athens
This itinerary has so many pinch-me moments, it’s hard to pick out highlights, but standouts include Dubrovnik and Kotor with their UNESCO-listed walls, a tasting of Albanian mussels during an exclusive demonstration, and delving into Greek island life in Kerkira, Parga and Cephalonia. Other unforgettable moments include joining an archaeological tour of Delphi, navigating the Corinth Canal, taking an off-road adventure around the Corfiot countryside, and signing up for a sightseeing tour of the Meteora monasteries followed by a Greek lunch.
Greek Islands & Turkish Coastline - 8 days
Athens | Patmos | Kusadasi | Bodrum | Rhodes | Amorgos | Mykonos, | Athens
This Athens round-trip mixes history, architecture, and beaches, combining walking tours of pretty Greek towns and exciting hiking trails to visiting the ancient Turkish monuments of Ephesus and the chance to relax by the sea. Among the excursion options (both included and extra) are a hike to Patmos’ Monastery of St John and Cave of the Apocalypse, an ebru painting workshop, a kayaking tour of the almost untouched, little-known island of Amorgos (the easternmost of the Cyclades group) and learning the ancient and modern art of mosaic-making on Mykonos.
To book your river cruise or luxury yacht holiday with Emerald Cruises, call your Travel Counsellor today.
For over thirty years, Regent Seven Seas has been synonymous with luxury cruising, consistently wowing us with its "Every Luxury Included" ethos. This prestigious cruise line dazzles with unrivalled experiences that go beyond the ordinary, from its exemplary service and gourmet dining to its extraordinary onboard facilities. We’ve highlighted several breathtaking voyages from Regent's current portfolio, each offering amazing adventures at sea with savings of up to 50%!
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