To most people, the word ‘cruising’ conjures up images of large ocean liners, captain’s cocktail parties and black tie dinners. We aim to dispel that stereotypical image and introduce you to a variety of different types of cruising. From small ship adventure sailing to legacy cruising paddlewheeler river journeys, luxury cruising and transatlantic voyages, we’re sure that even if you have never considered cruising before, you’ll find something to interest you.
We often hear people say “cruising is not for me” – however we believe that there’s a cruise experience for everyone.
Legacy and Transatlantic Cruising
Sometimes cruising isn’t about the ports of call but the ship you are travelling on. That is certainly true when it comes to Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. With their richly woven heritage of grandeur and unashamed luxury, a transatlantic crossing or a destination cruise is an opulent experience reminiscent of a bygone era, recalling the golden age of ocean travel.
Taking an adventure cruise allows you to be at one with nature. The small, nimble ships, can access some of the most intricate bays and passages to get you closer to shore and witness spectacular sights up close. The flexibility of not being tied to an exacting schedule means that days revolve around nature, with the captain able to drop anchor if bears are spotted on shore or drift to locations where whales are known to frequent. UnCruise Adventures offer a number of exciting itineraries in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and the Pacific Northwest.
Many describe cruise ships as hotels-at-sea, because of the plethora of activities, facilities and entertainment on offer. Cruising is understandably very popular, which is in part due to the wide range of ships available; in essence something for everyone. Standing above the crowd are the Silversea and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Offering the ultimate luxurious ocean experience, both cruise lines offer all suite ships, exceptional service and incredible facilities.
River cruising opens up numerous possibilities, with countless ports of call to explore as you travel along at a leisurely pace and enjoy the slow passing scenery. Our favourite vessels are the paddlewheelers which combine magnificently restored historic vessels with exciting itineraries along the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Fancy a more relaxed experience? Why not captain your own boat in Canada and explore the beautiful Rideau Canal at your own pace. Whether you sail up river towards Ottawa or downstream to Kingston, this stunning region has plenty to offer.