LUXURY CRUISES

ALEXA PRIVATE CRUISES, INDONESIA

The brainchild of Veronika Blomgren – an interior designer, architect, travel writer, publisher, entrepreneur, lecturer and nomad – Alexa Private Cruises was conceived while watching the sun set over the island of Komodo from a fishermen’s boat. The first Alexa… Read More

AMAWATERWAYS

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

AMAZON CLIPPER CRUISES

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

AQUA EXPEDITIONS, AMAZON, MEKONG

Aqua Expeditions is a small-ship cruise company – though founder Galli Zugaro prefers to call it a ‘world-class floating boutique hotel’, with top cuisine, local staff and a team of on-board naturalists and guides on par with the very best… Read More

BELMOND, FRANCE, MYANMAR

Marketed as the ultimate travel curator, the Belmond name is synonymous with luxury travel experiences. The company operates cruises, hotels and train services around the world, its Belmond Afloat In France package allowing guests to tour Champagne, Burgundy, Provence and… Read More

BURMA BOATING MYANMAR, THAILAND

Co-founded by two German foreign correspondents in Asia (Christoph Schwanitz and Janis Vougioukas) with Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser, Burma Boating specialises in yacht cruises along Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, and from Thailand to the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. The… Read More

CELEBRITY CRUISES INTERNATIONAL

Celebrity Cruises offer a number of special events itineraries, enabling its clients to experience everything from Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Rio Carnival, to the French Open and Cannes Film Festival, always in an enviable degree of comfort. The… Read More

HURTIGRUTEN NORWAY, ARCTIC, ANTARCTIC

Originally a ferry operator providing a shipping route between Trondheim and Tromsø, today Hurtigruten offers daily passenger and freight shipping services along Norway’s western and northern coasts, between Bergen and Kirkenes. With 11 ships that carry guests and freight, stopping… Read More

ISLAND WINDJAMMERS, GRENADA & THE GRENADINES

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

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS, ANTARCTICA, GALAPAGOS

Lindblad Expeditions specialises in small-ship expedition travel, going to exceptional places, from Antarctica to the Galapagos and Cook Islands. The company’s founder, Lars-Eric Lindblad, led the first ever citizen-explorer expedition to Antarctica in 1966, and the company boasts an alliance… Read More

PONANT, ANTARCTICA, CARIBBEAN

Ponant began in 1986, when Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, a young French merchant navy officer, decided to showcase the art of sea travel in the finest French tradition. Aboard each of Ponant’s ships they insist on French design, cuisine, wines and language… Read More

QUARK EXPEDITIONS ARCTIC, ANTARCTIC

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

QUASAR EXPEDITIONS GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR

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 INTERNATIONAL

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES® invites its guests to savour a degree of luxury that is unrivalled and uncompromised, journeying to the most exquisite locations in the world and experiencing them intimately, alongside like-minded travellers. ‘Let us exceed your expectations and… Read More

SATORI, BORGO SAN PIETRO GROUP, MEDITERRANEAN

One of the most elegant vessels to come from the Big Blue Yachting shipyard in Turkey, Satori is stunning, her dark blue hull reflecting the sun’s rays and every ripple of water as she glides through the sea. Great for… Read More

STAR CLIPPERS CARIBBEAN, MEDITERRANEAN

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

TIGER BLUE INDONESIA

Navigating Indonesia’s vast galaxy of island chains and archipelagos 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 him to… Read More

ULTIMATE INDONESIAN YACHTS, INDONESIA

Ten years after joining the Navy, Eddie Widnall set up his own headhunting firm at the age of 27. Offered a job in the Maldives, he sold his half of the firm and went to work as a dive guide… Read More

UNCRUISE ADVENTURES, THE AMERICAS

Founded in 1996, UnCruise Adventures 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 January 2013. It offers cruises to remote and… Read More

VARIETY CRUISES INTERNATIONAL

Tourism pioneer Diogenis Venetopoulos set up 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 in a… Read More

WINDSTAR CRUISES INTERNATIONAL

Windstar Cruises’ fleet of small luxury ships deliver an intimate, yacht-style experience and unique voyages. Every itinerary is expertly crafted and planned, visiting both boutique ports and bucket-list capitals. Its three sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 privileged guests,… Read More