From fabled vessels of the past to her present royal court — Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth — Cunard has carried guests across the great oceans and to the far points of the globe in unparalleled style. The most glamorous names of yesterday and today have made champagne toasts in her salons, waltzed the night away in her grand ballrooms, savoured grand feasts of the finest flavours in her dining rooms, and whiled away hours immersed in fascinating conversation on her decks.
Hurtigruten is known for its unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships. Since 1893, Hurtigruten have been a part of coastal areas of Norway. While expanding into new territories explorer ships take you to Antarctica, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and South America.
Building on explorer heritage for more than 120 years, Hurtigruten voyages appeal to those who value life experiences and personal growth over excessive luxury. The 11 coastal ships sail almost the entire length of the country, completing the round-trip journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again in 12 days, calling 34 ports. The trip along the Norwegian coast has been described as the "World's Most Beautiful Sea Voyage." Hurtigruten's explorer ships MS Fram, MS Midnatsol, MS Nordstjernen and MS Spitsbergen offer Explorer voyages to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen and Europe. In addition MS Midnatsol crosses the Atlantic Ocean twice every year.
The company has long been the leader in building ships specifically designed to accommodate an extensive number of the most sought-after shipboard luxury -- the private balcony. In the 1980s Princess pioneered the concept of the affordable veranda, once an exclusive feature incorporated in only the most expensive suites. Today, Princess' fleet offers one of the highest percentages of balcony cabins in the industry, across all cabin categories.
P&O Cruises - UK
P&O cruises are celebrating 180 years in 2017. This is the world’s original cruise line started way back in 1837 as the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company. It is the leading cruise line of Britain and most of the departures are from Southampton, UK. With a wide variety of itineraries at almost 180 destinations around the world P&O Cruises sails throughout the year.
Exceptional food, thrilling entertainment, and seemingly endless activities will fill your days and nights. P&O Cruises cater to all ages through the fleet of 7 ships. Britannia is recently launched in 2015 and added to the family friendly ships like Aurora, Azura, Oceana and Ventura which are focusing on teenagers and young children. However, Arcadia and Oriana are exclusively for adults and are very popular for groups, friends and couples expecting more traditional style of cruising. Be it summer or winter, short breaks of 2 days or world voyages P&O cruises offers great experiences and journeys to everyone.
Pandaw River Expeditions
The Pandaw experience is all about exploring remote and often hard-to-navigate rivers and coasts in specially-designed luxury small ships. The Old Irrawaddy Flotilla Company was revived in 1995 by the Burma historian Paul Strachan, who is a Scot. They are the first since the Second World War to offer pioneering cruises on Burma's spectacular Irawaddy River, reaching Bhamo, one thousand miles from the sea, and went on to be the first on the stunningly attractive Chindwin River.
Each ship among, its fleet of 16 ships is beautifully hand-crafted in brass and teak, and is object of beauty in itself. A Pandaw adventure is very different from that offered on an ocean-going cruise. The ships are small scale, and the atmosphere is informal, and very friendly. Pandaw specializes in itineraries that feature remote, hard-to-reach destinations.