Dreams Under Square Rigger Sails
- Five star cruises under sail on a 4-masted barque (square rigger) built in 1931 or the younger 3-masted square-rigger sister ship christened in 2001
- Outstanding 5-Star service, fine cuisine and charming old-time luxury cabins
- Historic elegance all over, combined with pure GREEN POWER: Wind!
Brilliant white sails, dark & shiny wood, and gentle ocean waves! Beautiful beaches with pure white sand and a soft velvety breeze for anyone longing to turn their back on winter this cruise offers an attractive perspective: summer ahead. Green palm trees sway seductively in the wind. Ten island gems, perfectly cut by nature and mounted in a wonderful sailing route, display their top notch beauty. Every island is a unique solitaire. Every coastline has its own character and its own personal charm. National parks will take you back to nature; elegant harbours invite you to stroll and the Caribbean itself will dazzle you with its brilliant colours.
The tangled lashings start to move. It’s time to set sails. Connoisseurs understand the order of proceedings. Anyone else will just see it as a fabulous piece of theatre designed to carry you away into a world full of adventure, and to a time when the seas first began to be discovered. On the deck you will find multiple contrasts in combination: hierarchies of yesteryear with the friendly comradeship of the crew, sailing traditions along with the most up-to-date technology, present-day expectations with a romantic atmosphere, room for privacy together with social encounters. The decks turn out to give you a surprising amount of space. Even after days on board, you can still discover a new favourite spot. In the lounge, the library, the bar and the restaurant, you will be impressed by the stylish ambience and the overwhelming views of the sea at all times of day. And when you wish to retire to your personal domain on board, you have your own generous cabin an elegant kingdom by day or by night. In short, the ship has an elegance and a transforming power that are impressive. Cruise travellers used to home comforts become sailing aficionados; sailing enthusiasts become epicures on extended trips. And as the crew is always on hand, you only have to express a wish and perfection will be served up as if by magic.
Lots of destinations and departures to choose from please ask us!
Small Ship Cruising Ireland
Cruising from Oban you visit some of Northern Ireland’s greatest sights including Mount Stewart House, Strangford Lough, Belfast, Rathlin Island and Londonderry – a real Gaelic adventure. Heading south from Oban you visit Craighouse on Jura, the island’s only settlement and home to the Jura Distillery and Jura Hotel, followed by an afternoon at the ‘Whisky Isle’ of Islay, boasting eight working distilleries. Your first port of call in Northern Ireland is Bangor from where you tour Mount Stewart House and Gardens, with lunch at the house before re-joining the ship in Strangford Lough.
Cruising Belfast Lough you take a tour of the city before visiting Queen’s Island, where the Titanic was built, then on to further sites connected to the iconic ship. A morning cruising the north east coast takes you to Rathlin Island and the cliffs of the RSPB Reserve. The ship berths alongside the walls of Londonderry where you have a walking tour of the city before enjoying an afternoon cruise along the river Foyle into Loch Foyle then homeward to Scottish waters. Enjoy gentle walks at Crinan before exploring Kilmartin Glen from Ardfern. At Kilmartin House Museum you learn about the glen which boasts the highest concentration of ancient monuments in Scotland.
Oban, Jura, Islay, Bangor, Strangford Lough, Belfast, Queen’s Island, At Sea, Rathlin Island, Londonderry, Crinan, Ardfern
7 nights in April 2013
From £3110 pp
Ultimate Adventure: Alaska Inside Passage
This truly is the Ultimate Alaska Adventure cruise and will reveal all the best of what Alaska’s Inside Passage has to offer. Over the course of 15 days you’ll experience the wealth of Alaska wilderness and wildlife traveling deep into the heart of the Inside Passage, the way only a small ship can. Adventure and discovery is around every corner and the pristine, unspoiled beauty will leave you with memories you will never forget.
There is so much to see and do on this unique voyage and what you choose to experience is entirely up to you. Our onboard naturalists enhance the scenery sharing their knowledge of the wilderness you are cruising by. Every day you can kayak or take a skiff ride, enjoy a sauna or paddle board. For those who add on fishing excursions, which are offered several times during the voyage, a fully outfitted fishing boat with top-quality gear allows for world-class fishing in remote wilderness areas of Southeast Alaska. Expert Alaska adventure crewmembers are always available to instruct guests on proper and safe use of kayaks or other equipment.
Small ship cruising roundtrip Juneau (60 or 76 passengers only)
Departures May 11 to August 31, 2013
Price starting from $3895