Bas relief - Temple of Philae (photograph by Distant Horizons Malta)
View of the Nile from deck (photograph by Distant Horizons Malta)
CRUISE THE NILE! The Nile. One of the longest rivers in the world and one of the most iconic. It is Egypt's lifeline running from South to North through the entire country. 95% of all Egyptians live within a few kilometres of the river.
Cruise on the Nile and you sail into history. You feel and see it all around you. Sailing is the most relaxing way to go and only by boat can you see some of the archaeological sites as they were meant to be seen. Discover the largest and most impressive pharaonic temples. Explore the fascinating cities of Aswan and Luxor and even Alexandria on longer itineraries.
A Nile cruise is a popular way to visit Upper Egypt. It is really de-stressing to be able to unpack only once and have your "floating hotel" travel with you rather going on a non-stop hectic itinerary moving from place to place which happens with land tours. Besides the relaxed mode of travel, a Nile cruise tends to visit a wide range of antiquities along the banks of the river.
In Luxor, you can take the balloon trip of a lifetime to see the Nile river valley, Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings from your vantage point high in the sky!
Itineraries including Cairo highlights, Alexandria, Hurghada and Sharm el Sheik can easily be organised.
ADVENTURE CRUISING WITH INTREPID TRAVEL Do you feel daunted at the prospect of going on a cruise with thousands of other passengers? Would you prefer a more intimate cruise where the emphasis is on a more friendly, cosy atmosphere? Would you prefer more interaction with the locals at your destination ports rather than that insulated feeling one has sitting on a bus with a large group of other passengers being transferred from point to point?
Intrepid uses smaller vessels that allow docking in out-of-the-way ports, often right in the centre of town. The cruises are limited to up to 50 guests and the boats have a maximum of 25 rooms. This results in a small group atmosphere and more personal service. In port you do not end up outnumbering the locals unlike when a large passenger ship is in harbour. Once you disembark, the local leaders are always on hand to show you the best local hot spots. You get to know the locals, rather than feel you have invaded them! The on board menu is tailored to reflect the flavors of the destination you’re in (90% of the ingredients are obtained from local producers).
Do something different. Take an Intrepid cruise! More information can be found in the link below.
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/mt/adventure-cruising travel agency malta honeymoon travel specialist malta
Welcome aboard a DISNEY CRUISE, where you will enjoy the world of Disney while cruising to some wonderful destinations. The magic begins the moment you set foot aboard. While adults will find excitement and indulgence, children and teens will discover amazing clubs and endless adventures. Each magnificent ship brims with restaurants, nightclubs, shops and recreational activities that make cruising a pleasure for guests of all ages.
The Disney Cruise Line comprises 4 ships: Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy. All stand out with their distinctive designs and gold-swirled bows, these distinguished ships turn heads wherever and whenever they arrive into port.
Disney Cruise Line offers cruises from 2 to 15 nights which include the Mexican Riviera, Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, Northern Europe, North America, Transatlantic and Western Mediterranean. Departure ports are Barcelona, New York City, Copenhagen, Port Canaveral, Dover, San Diego, Galveston, San Juan, Miami and Vancouver.
One of the highlights of Disney’s Caribbean cruises is Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line’s guests on Bahamian and Caribbean cruises. Castaway Cay has its own dock and separate beaches dedicated for the family, a Teen Beach and also Serenity Bay, the “adult” beach.
From January to April 2017 Disney Cruise Line will be once again offering the popular “Star Wars Day at Sea”, a one-day extravaganza and celebration of all things Star Wars, on a number of 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.
If you are seeking out fine-dining adults will not be disappointed at the adult-exclusive restaurants “Remy” (French) found on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and “Palo” (Italian) found on all 4 ships. Both venues are rated very highly in critic reviews of restaurants at sea.
Sailing with Disney Cruise Line will create memories that will last a life-time!
RIVER CRUISING THROUGH EUROPE AND BEYOND WITH AMAWATERWAYS is an excellent way to discover local culture and sights. After taking one of the daily shore excursions (included in the fare), whether this is a trip to a nearby town, an organised walk in the area where the boat is docked, or even a cycling tour, you just hop back on your river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town! Also included in the fares is all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours.
AmaWaterways was recently recognised by travel authority Berlitz for having the top ten rated river cruise ships out of 310 reviewed based on accommodation, dining, service and other on board features.
Sample cruises include:
- Tulip Time
- Romantic Danube
- Colours of Provence
- Blue Danube Serenade
- Gems of South East Europe
- Captivating Rhine
- Magical Christmas Markets
- Enticing Douro
And further afield:
- Riches of the Mekong
- Rivers and Rails of Africa
If any of these cruises appeal to you, contact us for more information or for details of other AmaWaterways cruises in Europe, Africa and the Far East.
Welcome to STAR CLIPPERS – tall-ship sailing adventures, cruising with a difference!
The tall ship sailing specialist STAR CLIPPERS has Caribbean, Western and Eastern Mediterranean, the Panama Canal South East Asia and Transatlantic sailings. From May to October they are offering 7, 10 and 11 night round-trip sailings from Bali on the vessel Star Clipper. Eastbound cruises include the opportunity to view Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest living species of lizard found on Indonesia’s islands. Westbound cruises give you the choice to take an optional excursion to Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java.
Bali is one of the trending holiday/honeymoon destinations so this information was exciting news for Distant Horizons as it gives us the opportunity to make a perfect pairing: a land stay on the beautiful island of Bali and a sea voyage around its islands.
The Star Clipper is a four-masted, square rigged barquentine, 360 feet long and can carry up to 170 passengers and 75 crew members. It fills a particular niche market for the casual yet elegant style of a private yacht sailing vacation. A STAR CLIPPERS cruise includes shipboard accommodation, ocean transportation, ship’s watersports programme (excluding Scuba diving), all meals and on-board entertainment.
Whether it’s your honeymoon, a milestone birthday or anniversary, a family reunion, a special club or corporate gathering or other significant event, STAR CLIPPERS is an inspired choice.
The flagship of STAR CLIPPERS is the Royal Clipper, the largest hull-rigged sailing ship in the world. The Star Flyer and Star Clipper are the stars of the sea, fleet as the wind and graceful as swans.
If you are looking for that cruise with a difference look no further…