Discover a secret side to an iconic destination on a relaxing 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 or sample the local delicacies of the Champagne region, we’ll find the perfect barge or river cruise for you.
Looking for an immersive adventure that doesn't scrimp on life's little luxuries? A high end river cruise has all of the amenities and service levels of a five-star hotel and we've been fussy about hand picking only those barges and river boats that will transport you to another world, take you off the beaten track and show you some of the world's most beautiful places from a whole new perspective.
Culture lovers, imagine floating along the Mekong, watching daily life unfold in the riverside villages of Vietnam and Cambodia, exploring monasteries during your on-shore excursions. Wildlife fans, picture yourself cruising on the Amazon, surrounded by millions of acres of rain forest and the chance to see hundreds of species, from the pink Amazon dolphin to the giant river otter. If cities are more your thing, how about a voyage along the Danube, soaking up the history, architecture and culture in locations such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest? Or why not charter a barge in the south of France with family and friends where medieval towns, mouthwatering meals and local wines await.
With a wide selection of barge and river cruises around the globe, we're ready to craft a bespoke itinerary just for you, whatever floats your boat.
Irrawaddy River, Burma
Discover the real Myanmar by journeying through its many magical rivers on board the luxurious Sanctuary Ananda. Each day you will see new sights, have new experiences, increase your knowledge and sit back in awe by the trip you're taken on.
Sanctuary Sun Boat III
The Nile, Egypt
Sanctuary Sun Boat III offers three- and four-night cruises in an intimate atmosphere. With just 18 cabins and suites, it is one of the smallest cruise boats on the Nile. Sun Boat III's elegant style is evocative of the River Nile's colonial past.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV has just 40 cabins and suites in total, with a chic art deco style. Offering three-, four- and 10-night itineraries, the boat sails between Luxor and Aswan offering guests the chance to explore the legendary sites along the Nile.
The Strand Cruise
Irrawaddy River, Burma
The Strand Cruise is an elegant colonial-style boat with high levels of comfort and an intimate atmosphere. This boat sails the Irrawaddy (or Ayeyarwaddy) River in Burma, allowing passengers to visit the wonderful sites of Bagan and Mandalay.
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A Guide to Luxury Halong Bay Cruises in Vietnam
Halong Bay’s lush emerald waters, filled with limestone towers and thousands of islands and islets, is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Best seen from the comfort of a luxury cruise, this UNESCO World Heritage site is an unforgettable experience.