Cruise Holidays

Sometimes the best way to see a country’s true colours is to travel along its rivers or coastline by boat. Watch the destination reveal itself through the windows, stopping off to get up close to the cultures, history and wildlife.

Cruise Holidays

From expedition cruising in the Arctic to chartering a private yacht in the Mediterranean, getting out on the water really does give you a totally unique perspective on a new destination. In fact, some of the most remote and stunning parts of the world are only reachable by boat. With that in mind, we've picked out a few of our favorite vessels on which to explore the world's waters. This is just a snapshot of what we can offer, so if there's somewhere else you want to set sail, touch base with our experts and let us craft you the boating adventure that you've been dreaming off.

The journey is an integral part of the adventure. You could explore of the Galapagos Islands by catamaran, cruise to remote coral reefs in Belize, sail down the Amazon river in a luxury boat, or cruise the Mekong from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. We've cherry-picked the best boats journeys and have plenty of ideas to help you stop and unwind before or after the journey, too.

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Ocean cruises

Set sail for shimmering new horizons on a modern breed of ship that’s setting the bar in luxury travel. From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, cruising just got personal with six-star facilities, spacious suites, butler service and gourmet dining. 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 glamorous heyday, it’s elevated it to art form.

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Private Yacht Charters

If unparalleled luxury, privacy and freedom are high on your holiday 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.

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Luxury River Cruise Holidays

Embark on some of the world's best river cruises with Scott Dunn, complete with ever-changing views you won't forget in a hurry.

  • Experience river cruise holidays with fully bespoke itineraries
  • River tours brought to life with five-star amenities onboard
  • Get 24/7 support from our dedicated team
  • Book with award-winning travel experts
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Expedition cruises

There is nothing as thrilling as expedition cruising, navigating the waters in the world's farthest corners for some of the most authentic and intimate experiences few people have access to.

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EXPLORA I

EXPLORA I

Worldwide

For those looking for the opulence and exclusivity of a luxury resort but without the traditional formalities of cruising, Explora I heralds a new era in glamorous ocean travel, with a positive and forward-focused commitment to sustainability.

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EXPLORA II

EXPLORA II

Worldwide

With impressive superyacht styling, EXPLORA II offers a sophisticated and luxurious cruising experience, with a focus on chic ‘home at sea’ accommodation, upscale all-inclusive dining, and exclusive wellness, entertainment, and enrichment programmes.

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The Oberoi Zahra

The Oberoi Zahra

Nile, Egypt

The Oberoi Zahra is the finest and most luxurious ship operating on the Nile. The leisurely 7-night cruise gives the perfect balance between sightseeing and relaxation – with on board spa treatments that pamper you like a Pharaoh.

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Origin,Theory & Evolve

Origin,Theory & Evolve

Galapagos, Ecuador

Origin, Theory & Evolve are the most comfortable premium-class yachts operating in the Galapagos, combining modern sophistication with quality guiding and accommodating just 20 guests each. They are all members of Relais & Chateaux.

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Ultramarine

Ultramarine

Antarctica

Boasting modern technologies that make it one of the most environmentally sustainable vessels in the region, Ultramarine offers passengers an exhilarating polar adventure that respects beautiful landscapes and wildlife of these mesmerising destinations.

Belmond Afloat in France

Belmond Afloat in France

South of France

Discover the waterways, canals and rivers of rural France in style with the Belmond Afloat in France programme. Belmond’s seven barges are among the most luxurious in Europe and offer a unique way of seeing some spectacularly beautiful countryside.

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Ultramarine Arctic

Ultramarine Arctic

Arctic

Boasting modern technologies that make it one of the most environmentally sustainable vessels in the region, Ultramarine offers passengers an exhilarating polar adventure that respects beautiful landscapes and wildlife of these mesmerising destinations.

Ocean Explorer

Ocean Explorer

Antarctica

Enrich a once-in-a-lifetime expedition with a trip on the Ocean Explorer, purpose built for polar adventures, with heightened levels of luxury, some of the world’s finest expedition guides, and leading-edge technology for both comfort and sustainability.

Arakur Ushuaia

Arakur Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

Perched on a spectacular natural balcony above the city of Ushuaia and boasting fabulous views of the Beagle Channel, Arakur provides the perfect setting for hiking within the dramatic scenery of Tierra del Fuego or as a base before an Antarctic cruise.

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Aria Amazon

Aria Amazon

Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Sail the waters of the mighty Amazon onboard the 147 ft exclusive Aria Amazon, which offers a first class service and luxurious accommodations.

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Ultimate China

Ultimate China

Beijing, Xian, & Shanghai

This classic itinerary provides a brilliant introduction to China, from the almighty Great Wall of China to the fascinating Terracotta Army. During your trip you’ll visit all the key highlight destinations including Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai with private guiding throughout to ensure you make the most out of your adventure, uncovering the culture...

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GBP £7,500 pp

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Scotland in Ultimate Luxury

Scotland in Ultimate Luxury

Edinburgh, Belmond Royal Scotsman, Gleneagles

This memorable once-in-a-lifetime adventure is the ultimate was to explore the Scottish Highlands in luxury style. The Belmond Royal Scotsman offers simply outstanding personal service, fine dining, sumptuous comfort and the companionable atmosphere of a country house hotel as you glide past glens, castles and heather-clad mountains in the...

Couples Rail Adventure Culture

GBP £8,700 pp

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Alaska Cruising with Silversea

Alaska Cruising with Silversea

Anchorage, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Inside Passage

Head to the USA's most northern state for this luxury tour of Alaska. Discover the remote waterways of the Inside Passage on board the elegant Silver Muse. Over seven days, explore Sitka with its fascinating Russian heritage, Juneau's forgotten goldrush era and the picture-perfect Skagway before sitting back and soaking up the views of the...

GBP £5,600 pp

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Extraordinary Antarctica: Cross the Polar Circle

Extraordinary Antarctica: Cross the Polar Circle

Santiago, Punta Arenas, Antarctica, Punta Arenas, Santiago

Whilst more and more adventurers are setting their sights on Antarctica, few make it to 66°33’ S and cross the Antarctic Circle. Those who do are treated to a world of pristine sea ice, the abandoned signs of human activity now frozen in time and absolute silence. The itinerary we showcase below offers guests the chance to fly over the Drake...

GBP £14,600 pp

9 nights
Epic Bali and Lombok

Epic Bali and Lombok

Ubud, Lombok and Seminyak

Fancy an exciting break to Indonesia? This little trip packs a mighty punch and is perfect for couples looking for a mild dose of culture, varied scenery, plenty of excitement and wild adventure, tropical sun and a few lively beach bars for good measure! All this whilst staying at luxury boutique properties and stylish villas…what’s not to like?

Adventure Beach Couples Culture

GBP £5,000 pp

11 nights
Epic Laos and Northern Thailand

Epic Laos and Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Bangkok

Explore glistening temples and bustling night markets, meet gracious saffron robbed monks and head into the jungle to hang out with Asia’s most famous and largest inhabitants! Take a river cruise down the mighty Mekong and shop ‘til you drop in buzzing Bangkok. This is an unforgettable adventure, made even more special by our choice of excellent...

Couples Cruise Culture Adventure

GBP £5,400 pp

13 nights
Family Fun in Egypt

Family Fun in Egypt

Cairo, Luxor, Nile River, Aswan, & Sharm El Sheikh

Dive into the rich history and fascinating culture of Egypt on this epic family journey, sparking the imagination of budding archaeologists and adventurous teens. Step back in time as you explore the legendary tomb of Tutankhamun, live like a pharaoh as you cruise down the Nile and head to the Sinai Peninsula for magical underwater adventures.

Culture Couples Cruise

GBP £7,000 pp

14 nights
Family Fun in Malaysia and Borneo

Family Fun in Malaysia and Borneo

Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan River, Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi

Ideal suited for families with older children this enticing itinerary will see you uncover the very best of what Borneo has to offer. From exhilarating water sports off Sabah’s coastline to peaceful river cruises along the Kinabatangan River in search of orangutans and proboscis monkeys. The whole family will enjoy exploring our top picks for...

Beach Wildlife Adventure Off the beaten track

GBP £6,300 pp

12 nights
Family Fun in Myanmar

Family Fun in Myanmar

Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yandabo, Bagan & Ngapali

Take the family on a truly epic adventure through Myanmar with this brilliant itinerary, designed specially with teenagers in mind. Trek through remote villages to meet tribal hill people, feed elephants, cycle through Bagan, meet Buddhist Monks collecting alms, take a private cruise on the Irrawaddy and to finish it all off, enjoy some fantastic...

Culture Eco/ethical tourism

GBP £5,000 pp

14 nights
Ultimate Cruise Patagonia

Ultimate Cruise Patagonia

Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine & Santiago

Voyage through unimaginable Patagonian scenery on this two-week adventure, taking in Buenos Aires and Santiago, coming up close to the outstanding Perito Moreno glacier, cruising the fjords and glaciers of southern Patagonia and trekking in the shadow of the iconic Torres del Paine massif.

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GBP £10,000 pp

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