Cruise and rail

Hop on board a luxury train, cruise oceans or rivers in a luxury boat; this is the way to travel in style. The journey is an integral part of the adventure. From trips through Europe on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, to explorations of the Galapagos Islands by catamaran, or a cruise to remote coral reefs in Belize, we've handpicked the best of the best of cruise and rail just for you.

Sometimes the best way to see a country’s true colors is to travel along its rivers or coastline by boat, or wind through ever-changing scenery in a luxury train. Watch the destination reveal itself through the windows, stopping off to get up close to the cultures, history and wildlife. You could travel through Japan on its bullet train, take the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls, sail down the Amazon river in a luxury boat, or cruise the Mekong from Siem Reap to Saigon. We've cherry-picked the best boats and the finest rail journeys and have plenty of ideas to help you stop and unwind before or after the journey, too.

Ocean cruises

Forget everything you thought you knew about ocean cruises. Instead, set sail for shimmering new horizons on a modern breed of ship that’s setting the bar in luxury travel. Gone are the tired all-you can-eat buffets and forced fun. In their place are Michelin star-worthy culinary journeys, exclusive islands and perks a-plenty. From the Dalmatian Coast to the Seychelles, cruising just got personal with six-star facilities, huge swanky suites, butler service, envy-inducing cellars and drinks on tap. They even have mega toys like zodiac boats and two-man subs. Your key to the world, ocean cruising hasn’t just recaptured the spirit of its glamourous heyday, it’s elevated it to art form.

Private yacht charters

If unparalleled luxury, privacy and freedom are high on your vacation checklist, a sailing adventure aboard an exclusive yacht charter will tick all these boxes and more. Offering the flexibility to choose your route and create your own itinerary, you’ll be able to explore hidden bays and secret beaches in the utmost style.

Rail journeys

Surrender to the cathartic rhythm of rail and the romance of slow travel; now the true definition of luxury in a world that doffs it cap to speed. Watch iconic landscapes like the Scottish Highlands or the Alps roll by before you pull into some of the world’s most famous cities.

Barges and river cruise

Discover a secret side to an iconic destination on a relaxing barge or river cruise. Drift by villages and vineyards, glimpse an authentic rural life and those hidden gems that pass many others by. Whether you want to explore the waters of the mighty Amazon, cruise through the untouched beauty of Burma’s Irrawaddy or sample the local delicacies of the Champagne region, we’ll find the perfect barge or river cruise for you.

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Cruceros Marpatag

El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

The Cruceros Marpatag two or three-day cruises offer a unique perspective from which to explore the beautiful Lago Argentino in Argentina's Patagonia region. Explore the Perito Moreno glacier, Upsala glacier and more in remote reaches of the lake.

Best for: Couples, Cruise, Off the beaten track, Adventure

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