The cruise videos special edition
Emerald Azzurra takes shape
Ever wondered how a ship is built?
All (well some anyway) is revealed in Emerald Yacht Cruises behind-the-scenes glimpse of work so far in the Vietnam shipyard where Emerald Azzurra, a gorgeous-looking vessel is currently under construction. She'll hold just 100 passengers and sail an enviable selection of itineraries – all of them on sale now - to Greece, the French and Italian Rivieras and Egypt starting July 2021.
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Exploring the poles in style
The ad-Venture of a lifetime awaits as luxury cruise line Seabourn launches its first-ever expedition ship in July 2021.
Featuring all-suite accommodation created by one of the world's top designers and an ice-strengthened hull, Seabourn Venture will be taking explorers deep into the Arctic and Antarctica in the legendary style and elegance for which the company is famous.
Fancy island-hopping around the dreamy South Pacific? Cue Variety Cruises, which just happens to be Tahiti-bound in 2021. The new cruises are either eight or 12 days and island-hop around the glorious Society and Tuamotu Islands on the eye-catching Panorama II, a delightful yacht with space for just 50 passengers. As befits a company called Variety, there's plenty of other cruises to entice, from seeking out wildlife in Costa Rica to discovering ancient civilisations in Greece. Good luck picking just one.
Exploring the poles in style
Feathers and sequins at the ready because we're off to the Rio Carnival with Azamara. There's ample time to party on this cruise as Azamara Quest stays in Rio for three days as the city comes alive with colourful floats, extravagant costumes, music and dance in the lead up to Lent – and 40 days of abstinence (but those on a cruise are excused!). The voyage is round-trip from Buenos Aires in February 2021 and a fabulous way to uncover the history, culture and tastes of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
Castles, kingdoms and classical concerts await as APT sets sail on an exciting season of new river cruises across Europe. You'll sail beneath once-glorious fortresses on the Rhine, be treated to an exclusive ride on the Grand Empress steam train in Budapest on the Danube and enjoy a private evening out at the divine L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon founded by the late great chef Paul Bocuse as you cruise the Rhone in France.
A stunning land Down Under
Australia's Kimberley region is so amazing that Silversea just can't stay away. Its luxury expedition ship Silver Explorer will be back there for a new season in summer 2021, seeking out crocodile-infested creeks, horizontal waterfalls, the extraordinary Bungle Bungle mountain range and stunning sandstone cliffs. A zodiac expedition through the gorge to the gushing King George Falls is an experience you will never forget.
Rivers of wine
Get ready to sniff, swirl and sip your way around Europe's great rivers courtesy of AmaWaterways' wine cruises coming up in 2021. These fabulous cruises – in all 63 departures on rivers in France, Germany and Portugal - are hosted by experts from some of California's leading wineries and include tastings on board and special excursions to meet vintners and learn the secrets of their wine-making. Convivial and fun - and rest assured, no previous experience is necessary!
Around the world in 139 days
Eighty ports and 139 days of pure luxury. Welcome to Crystal Cruises' 2021 voyage around the world. The highlights come thick and fast. A voyage through the Panama Canal, two days in LA, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, a night in Hong Kong, temples and sushi in Japan, the picturesque limestone karsts in Vietnam's Ha'long Bay, Singapore's giant super trees, golden stupas in Myanmar, the excitement of Mumbai, the legendary Suez Canal, wine-tasting in Bordeaux. The trip of a lifetime? You bet!
Adventures on the Danube
Avalon Waterways has been dabbling with its Danube cruises to offer exciting new places to visit and sights to see on its voyages through Central Europe and the Balkans in 2021. Whether you fancy wine-tasting in Ilok in Croatia, exploring mighty fortresses and archaeology in Serbia and Romania, or hiking and biking in Austria, you can on one of Avalon's distinctive river ships, which feature grand cabins with open air balconies and a choice of inside and outside dining.
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