If you develop a taste for ocean cruising, it’s sometimes difficult to imagine any other kind of holiday. Life on board a cruise ship is like staying in a floating five-star hotel, where the scenery changes with every sailing hour. All-inclusive cruises offer superb value, with many cruise lines offering additional seasonal discounts or savings for early booking.
Caribbean cruises are always a firm favourite for sun-seekers, while the classic Southampton to New York Transatlantic crossing harks back to the golden age of travel. Or, if you've time, why not book a round-the-world voyage, taking three months or more and docking at 30 at iconic and off-the-grid ports the world over. Meanwhile, travellers who prefer to spend less time at sea have the option to cruise just a section of the itinerary, add a city break, and explore the major attractions of a single region; our cruise specialists will advise on pre-and-post cruise hotels, resorts and tours to tailor and extend your trip.
They can also talk to you about expedition cruises, where you sail on expedition-style ships to adventurous destinations and luxury river Cruises, for relaxing journeys along the great waterways of the world, in order to ensure that you select the perfect trip to suit you.
Top destinations for Ocean Cruises
When it comes to ocean cruising, there are some destinations that keep clients coming back again and again. And, it's fair to say that the Mediterranean is one such region, not least for its brilliant blue waters, world-leading cities and centuries of culture.
Cruising the oceans around Europe, whether the Mediterranean, the North Sea or the Baltic, rewards with stunning landscapes, wildlife and myriad ancient cultures. Explore our curated collection of European voyages, then call our cruise specialists for expert advice.
South America cruises are about getting off the beaten track. Explore the landscapes that stretch from the tropics to the sub-Antarctic and discover an enormous variety and diversity of destinations.
The archetypal cruise destination, the Caribbean is packed with beautiful and culturally rich destinations. But, this sun-kissed island chain has much more to offer than spectacular beaches alone.
A long-term favourite on round-the-world voyages, Australasia and the Pacific are now very much cruise destinations in their own right. And, why wouldn't they be? From iconic seaside cities to idyllic islands, this is a region tailor-made for luxury cruising.
The ports of Asia have always exerted a powerful pull over travellers, and a cruise here allows you to discover everything from brilliant beaches to cities packed full of ancient temples and some exceptional cuisine.
Top itineraries for Ocean Cruises
Silversea’s purpose-built expedition ship Silver Explorer is designed specifically for navigating the waters of some of the world’s remotest destinations; it’s just as comfortable in the earth’s polar regions as it is here in the tropical waters of the Caribbean.
Having made her maiden voyage in April 2017, Silver Muse redefines ultra-luxury ocean travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.
Slightly larger than its predecessors, Silver Shadow welcomes 382 guests each voyage and yet manages to maintain the same feelings of intimacy and exclusivity that you would expect from an ultra-luxury cruise line