The Big Three luxury: long cruises to exotic destinations

The Big Three luxury: long cruises to exotic destinations

When you go beyond two weeks, a world of opportunity suddenly opens up. These are bucket-list experiences, such as seeing in New Year in Rio de Janeiro, or departing Buenos Aries for an extensive trip to Antarctica. Once again we have included a river itinerary within our choice – as proof that there is more to luxury than purely ocean cruising.

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Luxury guide 2015-16, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from. This week it’s eight- to 15-night and longer cruises to exotic destinations.

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Line: Avalon Waterways
Departure port: Lima
Departure date: February 8, 2016
Destination: Amazon
Duration: 11 days
Ship: Amazon Discovery
Price: £3,707 per passenger


Line: Crystal Cruises
Departure port: Suan Juan, Puerto Rico
Departure date: December 19, 2016
Destination: Brazil
Duration: 15 days
Ship: Symphony
Balcony price: £8,428 per passenger
Penthouse price: £31,550 per passenger



Line: Seabourn
Departure port: Buenos Aries, Argentina
Departure date: November 29, 2016
Destination: Antarctica
Duration: 21 nights
Ship: Quest
Balcony price: £7,999 per passenger
Owner’s suite price: £20,999 per passenger


Cruise Adviser top tip

When offering a cruise this long, make sure you are aware of how long your client can be away for. If they are running a business then a shorter itinerary may be a better option. When a ship travels through remote areas – be it the Amazon or Antarctica – don’t count on them being able to make contact with the office!

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