LUXURY CRUISES

ALEXA PRIVATE CRUISES

Alexa Private Cruises is the brainchild of Veronika Blomgren, interior designer, architect, travel writer, book publisher, entrepreneur and lecturer, lifestyle expert and nomad. Alexa Private Cruises was conceived while watching the sunset over the island of Komodo from a fishermen’s… Read More

AMAWATERWAYS

AmaWaterways, founded in 2002, offers river cruises across Europe, Asia and Africa, allowing guests to see the world in ultimate luxury. Its river cruises allow passengers to experience some of the finest cuisine and service on the world’s inland waterways,… Read More

AMAZON CLIPPER CRUISES

Operating on the Amazon River out of the port of Manaus, Amazon Clipper Cruises is something of a pioneer among boat-cruise operators. Its flagship, the Amazon Clipper riverboat, sets the tone with its comfortable essential facilities, such as air conditioning… Read More

AQUA EXPEDITIONS

Aqua Expeditions is a small-ship cruise company — or a ‘world-class floating boutique hotel’, as Galli Zugaro puts it, with top-quality cuisine, completely local staff and a team of on-board naturalists and guides on par with the very best in… Read More

BELMOND

Marketing itself as the ultimate travel curator and connoisseur, the Belmond name is synonymous with luxury travel experiences. The company operates luxury cruises, hotels and train services around the world. Its riverboat tours operate in France, where guests can tour… Read More

BELUGA ONE BY ANOUSKA HEMPEL

Brought glowing back to life by designer Anouska Hempel, Beluga One is now one of the most beautiful boats on the Mediterranean. An elegant wooden sailing vessel from the past, as if built for a Pasha, it contains every hi-tech… Read More

BURMA BOATING

Co-founded by two German foreign correspondents in Asia — Christoph Schwanitz and Janis Vougioukas — and Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser (who has more than three decades’ experience under his belt), Burma Boating specialises in yacht cruises along Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago… Read More

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Luxury cruise operator Celebrity Cruises offers a number of special events itineraries, from Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Rio Carnival, to the French Open and Cannes Film Festival. The company also offers in-destination experiences, such as ‘Chef Market Discoveries’,… Read More

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Celebrity Cruises continues to grow and evolve its on-board and in-destination experiential offering. A new offering by vessels Celebrity Xperience and the smaller Celebrity Xploration is highly anticipated by HNWs: ‘a once in a lifetime voyage’ to the Galapagos. Starting… Read More

HURTIGRUTEN

Originally a ferry and cargo operator providing an express shipping route between Trondheim and Tromsø, Hurtigruten was founded in 1883. Today, the company offers daily passenger and freight shipping services along Norway’s western and northern coasts, between Bergen and Kirkenes…. Read More

ISLAND WINDJAMMERS

Island Windjammers boasts two traditional tall ships — Diamant and Vela — as well as one motorsailor named Sagitta. Flying into Grenada, St Lucia, St Maarten or Tortola, guests can cruise the Leeward or Windward Islands, the French West Indies… Read More

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS

Lindblad Expeditions specialises in small-ship expedition travel, going to the planet’s most exceptional and inaccessible places, from Antarctica to the Galapagos and Cook Islands. The company has an authentic heritage, with founder Lars-Eric Lindblad having led the first ever citizen-… Read More

MANFREDI LEFEBVRE D’OVIDIO

A family business operated and owned by the distinguished Lefebvres of Rome, Silversea currently owns and operates nine small luxury cruise ships, with a tenth on the horizon. With access to seven continents and 954 destinations worldwide, it offers a… Read More

PONANT

Ponant began in 1986, when Jean- Emmanuel Sauvée, a young French merchant navy officer, decided to showcase the art of travelling at sea in the finest French tradition. Ponant has five luxurious ships: aboard each, they insist on French design,… Read More

QUARK EXPEDITIONS

Running seafaring adventures to the remotest locations in both the Arctic and the Antarctic, Quark Expeditions has been the market leader in touristic North Pole expeditions since 1991. Inspired by the spirit of great explorers Lars Wilander and Mike McDowell,… Read More

QUASAR EXPEDITIONS

Quasar Expeditions’ commercial vice-president Dolores Gangotena de Diez was just 17 years old when she first visited the Galapagos Islands on a Navy boat. She returned with her husband Eduardo, after seeing a gap in the market for HNW clients… Read More

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

‘I have dreamed of being a ship’s captain from the time I was a young boy,’ says Daniel Green, captain of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. ‘It takes many years of schooling and practical experience to attain this rank, and it’s… Read More

SANCTUARY RETREATS

An award-winning collection of individually designed luxury lodges and boutique cruise ships on the Yangtze, Nile and waterways of Myanmar, Sanctuary Retreats is no stranger to exotic locations.Five-star service, unique settings and enthusiastic expert guides are all hallmarks Sanctuary Retreats… Read More

SATORI, BORGO SAN PIETRO GROUP

One of the most elegant vessels to come from the Big Blue Yachting shipyard in Turkey, Satori is a stunning sailing yacht. Her dark blue hull reflects the sun’s rays and every ripple of water as she glides through the… Read More

SEABOURN

Luxury cruise company Seabourn offers 21 to 24-day voyages to unspoiled Antarctica. Sailing from Valparaíso in Chile, the route takes in the Chilean coast and fjords, the Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, the Falkland… Read More

SEADREAM YACHT CLUB

Family-run SeaDream Yacht Club was founded in 2001 by chairman and CEO Atle Brynestad. Informed by the mantra ‘It’s yachting, not cruising’, SeaDream owns and operates twin megayachts, the SeaDream I and II. During the winter months, they sail routes… Read More

STAR CLIPPERS

‘When I started Star Clippers in 1989, it was more or less a hobby to build traditional ships and square riggers,’ says Michael Krafft, referring to the ships that look and feel as if they are 100 years old. ‘I… Read More

TIGER BLUE

Navigating Indonesia’s vast galaxy of island chains and archipelagos is what inspired Nigel Foster to construct Tiger Blue: ‘It was always a dream to build a boat that was authentic but full of comfort,’ he tells Spear’s. His dream led… Read More

ULTIMATE INDONESIAN YACHTS

After joining the Navy aged 17, Eddie Widnall set up his own headhunting firm at the age of 27. When he was offered a job in the Maldives, he sold his half of the firm and went to work as… Read More

UNCRUISE ADVENTURES

UnCruise Adventures began in 1996, when American Safari Cruises was established. The company pioneered yacht cruising in Alaska by offering upscale active cruises aboard small yachts. After a significant fleet expansion, the business changed its name to UnCruise Adventures in… Read More

VARIETY CRUISES

Tourism pioneer Diogenis Venetopoulos set up cruise company Zeus Tours in 1949, rebuilding cargo ships to incorporate ten to 12 cabins with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, thus creating a new concept that allowed travellers to experience the Greek Islands… Read More

WILDLIFE WORLDWIDE

India may not be the first destination that springs to mind for a safari holiday, but Royal Bengal tigers and Asian elephants draw visitors for a unique safari experience. Alongside the vibrant and colourful culture of India, many of Wildlife… Read More

WINDSTAR CRUISES

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for an intimate, yacht-style experience and unique voyages. Every itinerary is expertly crafted and artfully planned, visiting both boutique ports and bucket-list capitals. Its three sailing yachts carry just… Read More