The Big Three: Short and exotic luxury cruises

The Big Three: Short and exotic luxury cruises

From the Far East through to the remote islands in the west, the world is full of exotic locations. And, just because somewhere is seemingly off the traditional tourist map, doesn’t mean that it can’t be traversed in the absolute lap of luxury. Below we have picked three cruises ideal for the high-end traveller that wants a cruise to be part of their overall exotic holiday. Why not try matching these trips up with a land tour? 

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 cruises of between three and seven days to exotic destinations.

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Line: Celebrity Cruises
Departure port: Balta, Galapagos
Departure date: June 5, 2016
Destination: Galapagos
Duration: Seven nights
Ship: Xpedition
Oceanview price: £6,942 (for two passengers)
Suite price: £10,642 (for two passengers)


Line: Princess Cruises
Departure port: Kobe, Japan
Departure date: May 4, 2016
Destination: Japan
Duration: Four days
Ship: Diamond Princess
Interior price: £459 per passenger
Balcony price: £788 per passenger
Suite price: £1,118 per passenger



Line: Sanctuary Retreats
Departure port: Mandalay, Myanmar
Departure date: September 9, 2016
Destination: Myanmar
Duration: Four nights
Ship: Ananda
Suite price: £955 per passenger
Luxury price: £2,404 per passenger
Owner’s suite price: £3,444 per passenger


Cruise Adviser top tip

Many of these companies are able to offer hotel packages to complement the short cruise. Why not go one step further and add a tour to Macchu Picchu to your Galapagos programme? A similar idea would be to arrange a stay at Myanmar’s Lake Inle or a luxury stay in Tokyo – travelling business class of course.


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