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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Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train

Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train

Cuzco, Peru

Experience the drama of the Peruvian Andes as you sweep past breathtaking scenery and explore ancient kingdoms from aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train, the first exclusive sleeper train in South America. Enjoy 1, 2 or 3-night journeys.

Couples Rail Culture
Delfin III

Delfin III

Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Cruise along the mighty Amazon River on board the luxurious Delfin III, a modern and elegant vessel which boasts 21 cabins and has all the amenities of a hotel, whilst allowing you to explore untouched corners of Peru's Amazon Rainforest in total comfort.

Cruise Wildlife Adventure Couples
Endemic

Endemic

Galapagos, Ecuador

A first class catamaran, the Endemic offers a high level of comfort for up to 16 passengers in panoramic suites and is supported by a highly qualified crew including a dedicated cruise service officer and bilingual naturalist guide.

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M/V Magellan Explorer

M/V Magellan Explorer

Visit The Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

An exciting and beautiful new addition to Antarctica21's fly-cruise operation, the M/V Magellan Explorer means that guests can fly over the infamous Drake Passage, cutting four days at sea to now sail the Antarctic peninsula in ultimate comfort and style.

Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray

Galapagos, Ecuador

Explore the incredible wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador on board the mega catamaran, the Ocean Spray. The design includes a large sundeck, Jacuzzi and eight spacious cabins, each with private balcony.

Cruise Wildlife Adventure
The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

Galapagos, Ecuador

A charming eco-friendly retreat, the Finch Bay Eco Hotel is located just steps away from the beach on the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz, surrounded by fascinating flora and fauna. It works well as an alternative to a cruise or as a beach stay afterwards.

Eco/ethical tourism Wildlife Couples
Luxury Yacht Charter Croatia

Luxury Yacht Charter Croatia

Split, Croatia

With some of the best sailing waters in the world, Croatia’s coastline and islands have something for everyone. From quaint fishing ports to bustling island towns, the stunning archipelago is best explored in the comfort of a luxury private yacht charter.

Beach Sailing & surfing Couples
Ventus Australis

Ventus Australis

Argentina

Take an unforgettable voyage on the Ventus Australis through Tierra del Fuego's spectacular fjords, glaciers and channels separating Chile and Argentina. Enjoy visits to Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, as well as marine wildlife-spotting opportunities.

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Stella Australis

Stella Australis

Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

Take an unforgettable voyage on the Stella Australis through Tierra del Fuego's spectacular fjords, glaciers and channels separating Chile and Argentina. Enjoy visits to Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, as well as marine wildlife-spotting opportunities.

Adventure Fishing Off the beaten track Couples
Aqua Mare

Aqua Mare

Galapagos, Ecuador

Aqua Mare is the first true super yacht to sail these exquisite waters. Soak up the very best of the Galapagos in ultimate comfort and exceptional five-star service along with high equipment and safety standards for outstanding expeditions.

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23 nights
Ultimate Northwest Passage

Ultimate Northwest Passage

Arctic

This is the ultimate Arctic voyage that takes you through the complete Northwest Passage. Designed for the true Arctic adventurer, following several different Explorer routes the itinerary crosses the High Arctic from Greenland to Alaska. Experience crystal clear glaciers, dramatic fjords and impressive icebergs; encounter a variety of different...

GBP £57,500 pp

11 nights
Exceptional Egypt

Exceptional Egypt

Cairo, Luxor, Nile River & Aswan

Sail down the River Nile alongside some of Egypt's legendary historical sites while observing the traditional way of life. Conclude your journey in Cairo to marvel at the iconic Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx.

Culture Couples Cruise

GBP £7,200 pp

10 nights
Exceptional Bali and Komodo in Style

Exceptional Bali and Komodo in Style

Ubud, Komodo National Park, Jimbaran

This luxurious itinerary takes you from the cultural heart of Bali to Komodo where you will cruise the national park in style, stopping off at snorkelling and diving hotspots, pristine beaches and islands in search of the mighty Komodo Dragon. Return to Bali’s south coast for a relaxing end to your holiday unwinding on the beaches of Seminyak.

Beach Couples Cruise Off the beaten track

GBP £12,100 pp

11 nights
Exceptional East Coast Thailand

Exceptional East Coast Thailand

Bangkok, Koh Phangan & Koh Samui

Indulge in a relaxing two-centre holiday combining the tropical islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. Recharge in luxurious villas with pools and white-sand beaches within arm's reach. This Thailand tour is the epitome of luxury. To experience these two unique islands at their finest, visit from February to September when the weather is idyllic.

Beach Couples

GBP £5,800 pp

12 nights
Exceptional Kerala and The Maldives

Exceptional Kerala and The Maldives

Cochin, Thekkady, Backwaters, Lake Vembenad & The Maldives

Captivating culture, tempting cuisine and an exclusive houseboat stay in Kerala. Follow this with white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and luxurious contemporary accommodation in the Maldives. This luxury south India and Maldives tour itinerary is perfect for combining culture with relaxation, topped off with outstanding guides.

Adventure Beach Couples Culture

GBP £4,500 pp

12 nights
Exceptional Myanmar

Exceptional Myanmar

Yangon, Bagan, Private Irrawaddy Cruise, Mandalay, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach

This epic itinerary showcases the best that Myanmar has to offer from its luxury hotels to its unique and exclusive experiences. This is truly Myanmar in style, as you venture from Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Ngapali Bay with an added beautiful cruise along the Irrawaddy accompanied by the very best guides in the country.

Couples Adventure Off the beaten track

GBP £5,000 pp

13 nights
Limitless Peru

Limitless Peru

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Lima & the Amazon

Access the inaccessible on our exclusive Limitless Peru tour. Explore the country's highlights by day and relax in sumptuous properties by night. Admire the dramatic Andean scenery and the breathtaking Machu Picchu. Take in Lake Titicaca, Cusco and the Sacred Valley before finishing with a luxurious Amazon cruise aboard the Aqua Nera.

Cruise Culture Adventure Rail
15 nights
Croatia by private yacht

Croatia by private yacht

Solta, Vis Town, Komiža, St Clement Island, Hvar, Brac, Agana & Split

Wind your way through the stunning islands of Croatia on board your private yacht charter. Discover the country’s unique culture and traditions, explore the cobbled streets of its towns, or simply sit back and relax on board in the utmost luxury.

Sailing & surfing Beach Culture Adventure

GBP £4,800 pp

7 nights
Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style

Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style

Yangon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan

Cruise the Irrawaddy River in comfort and style aboard The Strand Cruise, combining onshore excursions, must-see sights and the height of onboard luxury as you sail from culture-rich Mandalay to the archaeological wonder of Bagan.

Adventure Culture

GBP £5,600 pp

7 nights
Dubrovnik & Montenegro Honeymoon

Dubrovnik & Montenegro Honeymoon

Dubrovnik & Sveti Stefan

Discover Croatia’s fascinating history in Dubrovnik before heading south to Montenegro and the tranquil Sveti Stefan island. This idyllic itinerary perfectly combines culture and relaxation, ideal for honeymoons or romantic getaways.

Couples Culture Spa & health Beach

GBP £5,000 pp

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