­5 Cruises for Those Who Don’t Cruise!

CULTURE ­

1.jpgRiver Cruise Tours Through Vietnam &

Cambodia – Viking River Cruises

­Explore the stunningly scenic and culturally distinctive lands that lie along t­he remarkable Mekong River on this 15- day cruisetour. Encounter ancient Khmer monuments and the elegant French colonial capital of Phnom Penh in Cambodia; and in Vietnam, visit the floating markets of the Mekong delta, experience the intimate charm of Hanoi’s old city and tour dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon

ADVENTURE

2.jpgBorneo: Across the Wallace Line – Orion Expedition Cruises

From the clear tropical waters of the Derawan Islands to the remote Kutai National Park, this expedition voyage will take you down the seldom visited eastern side of Borneo. A visit to Samboja Lestari to view the reforestation projects and rehabilitation of the orangutans near Balikpapan is sure to be a highlight. Crossing the famous Wallace Line, named after the 19th century British naturalist, and take an overnight journey through the ancient and mystical Toraja Land in Sulawesi. You will finish off the journey with an insight into the ancient Goan Kingdom and the more recent Dutch history of Makassar.

FAMILY – TASTER CRUISE

3.jpgShort Break from Malaga – Norwegian Cruise Line Not ready to take the family on full cruise yet, but interested to know what thehype is all about? Then how about bolting a 2-night cruise onto a holiday in Spain and get the best of both worlds. Soak up the Spanish way of life in lively Malaga, your way into the holiday atmosphere of the Costa del Sol. Visit the Picasso Museum and watch the world go by in cafes and restaurants, then explore the cathedral and the Gibralfaro Castle. Enjoy Lavish Broadway-style shows, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, Nintendo Wii™ on a 2-storey screen, waterslides, bars and lounges of all kinds, pools, hot tubs, kid’s centres, teen discos and more are all on board and included in your cruise fare.

LUXURY – ALL INCLUSIVE

4.pngLisbon to Barcelona – Crystal Cruises

Departing from Lisbon this voyage sails along the Atlantic Ocean to Canary Islands, with a stop over in Casablanca in Morocco on route to the Mediterranean Sea – with further visits to Cadiz and Malaga before reaching the final destination of Barcelona. In addition to its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, Barcelona serves as the gateway to one of the world's most impressive mountainside enclaves at Montserrat. Your All Inclusive fare includes: Free return flights from London. Free fine wines, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship. Open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff, Butler service in their Penthouses. Complimentary speciality dining including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road and Sushi Bar, and Piero Selvaggio’s Prego. Non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and speciality coffees and so much more!

SPORT EXPERIENCE

5.jpgMonaco Grand Prix Cruise May 2012 - Silversea

This 7 day cruise is truly a life-time experience at this chic, fashionable and glamorous part of Europe! Sailing from Barcelona to Rome, 24 May - 31May, docking at Monaco for the Formula One weekend. Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime at the last ‘street course’ remaining on the Grand Prix calendar, the 79-lap course offers no margin for error and every chance to be amazed. Elsewhere in Monaco you will find the Prince’s Palace, from which the Grimaldi dynasty has ruled since 1297; the Cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier; and the Rock of Monaco, where magnificent gardens cascade to the sea. Monaco’s famous casinos, nightclubs and cafes will help you cap off a most memorable visit in grand style. And, of course, the city’s sun- drenched beaches and sapphire-blue waters will always be waiting for you. This is the perfect ‘his and hers’ cruise!

To find your perfect cruise and to discover a whole world of voyages, visit The Telegraph CRUISE Show – 22-23 Oct 2011 SECC Glasgow / 29-30 October 2011 NEC Birmingham. www.cruisingshow.com