Do you have a hobby that you adore or an interest in something that keeps you excited?
Well why not experience it in a different way by taking it to the sea or river. This week we are highlighting some specialty/themed cruises that may just pique your interest. These cruise lines have taken care to curate voyages for enthusiasts from all walks of life. Food, wine, culture, wellness, sports, music are just some of the many options. So if you just want to be around like minded people while cruising or if you belong to a special interest club or organization that is looking for a different meeting place or conference then let us know and we can arrange an amazing specialized voyage for you. It's one of our favorite things for us travel tailors to do.
Top 5 - Specialty Cruises
1. AmaWaterways - Floriade
Our first cruise is especially important because we have the opportunity to work with our colleague and friend- Sandy, owner of We Make Travel Easy. Sandy has chartered an AmaWaterways ship to explore this amazing convention. Floriade is a once in a decade horticultural event that explores gardening, landscaping and green and sustainable technology. You will sail on the luxurious AmaPrima for 7 days in late May and early June with a special pre-cruise extension in Amsterdam and will get the chance to experience some of Europe's finest gardens. Even though the beautiful flowers are the main event, you will also have the opportunity to go beyond the gardens and enjoy excursions such as biking, chocolate tasting and visiting castles. If you are a true garden enthusiast then this opportunity is one that you don't want to pass up. We would love to have you on board with us and you can find the entire itinerary HERE and even sign up.
2. Atlas Ocean Voyages - Indie Film Fest at Sea
Cinephiles this one is for you! Atlas Ocean Voyages is hosting a unique indie film festival while sailing the Caribbean on their premier ship, the World Navigator. It departs Oct 19th and you get to visit the islands of St. Martin, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Nevis. The voyage features an exclusive showcase of award winning movies, insider viewpoints on filmmaking, and interviews with distinguished directors and filmmakers. All of the standard Atlas Ocean Voyages amenities are included as well- excursions in every port, regional gourmet cuisine in 6 restaurants, premium beverage package, prepaid gratuities and complimentary roundtrip commercial airfare.
An amazing, sea-going cinematic experience is just a booking away.
3. Uniworld - The Connoisseur Collection
Tasty French cuisine, noble wines, elaborate cathedrals and romantic café lined streets- yes please. More than a wine cruise, Uniworld's connoisseur collection voyages are for the lovers of all things French. They have multiple itineraries that explore the charming countrysides, bustling cities and tantalizing vineyards throughout all regions of France. If you opt for the 15 day Grand France voyage you can experience the magnificence of Paris, Burgundy, Normandy and Provence all in one trip. The excursion options are especially fascinating. You have the chance to Lyon’s famous Les Halles food market, kayak under the arches of the 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard outside of Avignon and walk through private rooms of the palace of Versailles. Uniworld boasts these cruises are designed for the culturally curious person who loves the finer things in life. If you're ready to experience the Joie de Vivre we are here to make it happen.
4. SeaDream Yacht Club - Wellness Cruises
SeaDream remains one of our favorite yacht cruise lines due to their commitment to excellence and service. One of the areas where they shine is in their wellness programs. Their intimate yachts house just 126 guests so you can really relax without the noise and hustle of larger ships. They have the only Thai certified spa at sea that includes services from highly trained Thai therapists. Facials, detox treatments, Thai and traditional massages are all part of the services offered and some options are even available in their open air area. Imagine getting a relaxing massage while experiencing a gentle ocean breeze. SeaDream also takes in pride in offering a complete Raw and Living menu that features raw, organic, and vegan options in a gourmet way. SeaDream also offers daily complimentary sunrise Yoga and Tai Chi sessions. If your passion is health, wellness and mindfulness then SeaDream is the way to go. And as an added bonuses we can gift you a spa credit on many voyages due to our Virtuoso affiliation.
5. Azamara - Golf Cruises
Azamara is a leader in the cruise industry for offering golf themed cruises worldwide. They have a partnership with PerryGolf to deliver highly refined and fully hosted voyages that are very impressive. You get the chance to travel to glorious golf destinations around the world and play on some of the best courses including 20 of the top 100 courses. Every detail is thought of to provide the best golfing experience. Upon disembarkation, dedicated transportations takes you to the course where clubs await each guest at their respective caddies or golf carts, lunch is provided and post round drinks and social events are expertly coordinated. There are even casual tournaments arranged for friendly competition. Pair all of this with sailing on a luxury Azamara ship with all their impressive amenities and you have a golf lover's dream realized.
So where do you want to play a round?
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