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Cruising Beneath the Equator

21st January 2020

Discover the southern hemisphere on a first-class cruise

Discover the vibrant wonders, culture and delicacies of the southern hemisphere, all while enjoying the luxurious comfort of a first-class cruise. Gone are the days when cruise-ship holidays were reserved for over-60s wearing eye-wateringly bright Hawaiian shirts and binoculars.

On a cruise, you make the most of every holiday minute – explore the thriving heart of a new city every day, then lounge poolside with a fruity cocktail as you glide across the ocean to your next destination. Luxury cruises provide an all-inclusive travel option, great for parents with young children, solo travellers and large groups. Sit back, relax, and enjoy everything these luxury cruises have to offer. 

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Enjoying the view. Credit: Getty Images

Family cruising through Indonesia or South America

Take the whole family on an unforgettable experience through the tranquil jungles of Indonesia, or bustling and vibrant South America, all the way down to the chillingly beautiful Antarctica. When not exploring the hidden gems of the world, there’s so much fun to be had on board your luxury cruiser. Norwegian Cruise Lines are well-known for their family-travel experiences, with activities for children of all ages – dodgeball, cupcake-making, themed birthday parties and Circus School.

Then you’ve got family-friendly accommodation options, world-class restaurants where your family can experience delicious local delicacies, destination-themed activities, waterparks, movie theatres and more. Princess Cruises are best known for their lavish on-board entertainment, ranging from one-of-a-kind productions to magic shows, dance performances and laugh-out-loud live comedians.

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Pool time with Mum onboard a cruise. Credit: Getty Images

Solo voyage through South Africa

Cruise where Mother Nature still reigns supreme, and discover the vast and untamed beauty of South Africa. With a rich tapestry of cultures, magnificent wildlife, exquisite food and a people steeped in history and tradition, experience a whole new world as a solo traveller.

Nothing bonds people like shared travel experiences – shore excursions are a great chance to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Cunard has a dedicated and experienced shore-excursion team on board, who will work with local experts to organise only the best travel and tour arrangements for when you’re docked. Silversea specialises in smaller luxury cruise ship experiences, perfect for those looking for a more intimate and less-crowded journey.

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Disembarking off a Cruise Ship. Credit: Getty Images

Group travel through the South Pacific

Grab a group of friends and savour the flavours of the South Pacific like you’ve never done before. Soak up the culture, music and harmonies of the many people that call the South Pacific home, while creating everlasting memories on board a luxury, all-inclusive cruise ship.

Pick the right cruise line and there’s something for everyone. Bask poolside, shop till you drop, enjoy an evening drink at the bar and dine on the finest cuisine. Discover remote islands by kayak, learn about native wildlife, and explore the land respectfully with an expedition team. With Regent Seven Seas Cruises no expense is spared, and with unrivalled service, groups can indulge the body and mind in state-of-the-art spa and fitness facilities, and party the night away in one of their luxurious passenger lounges.

Seabourn is also a great option when travelling in a group, with award-winning, curated voyages available to the South Pacific, hand-selected itineraries to suit your travel needs, and exceptional service.

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Kayaks on Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Credit: Getty Images

For your next cruising adventure, speak to your local Travel Advisor today.