Discovery the Galápagos Islands: a family adventure

June 14 to 22, 2018

Join us for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience with your family what Charles Darwin keenly observed of the Galápagos Islands: “The natural history of this archipelago is very remarkable … the greater number of its inhabitants, both vegetable and animal, being found nowhere else.” Home to the amazing exotic birds, plants and animals that inspired Darwin, this “living laboratory of evolution” and UNESCO World Heritage site continues to offer the excitement of original discovery to explorers of all ages.Cruise aboard the recently refitted first-class exploration vessel Santa Cruz II, designed specifically to navigate remote archipelagos such as these. The ship is fully equipped to make your family’s adventure of a lifetime complete, from a glass-bottom boat to a fleet of Zodiacs, complimentary snorkeling gear and adjoining cabins. Read More...

Viewing baby seals

Viewing baby seals

Rivieras and Islands

September 2018

Rome Corsica Florence Cinque Terre Portofino Nice Monte Carlo Aix-en-Provence Marseille Carcassonne Barcelona

Cruise from Rome to Barcelona with one port of call each day and opportunities to visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites. This itinerary features intimate, off-the-beaten-path destinations along with incredible legendary ports. Visit Carcassonne’s French medieval fortifications and the vibrant, unforgettable Italian cliffside villages of Cinque Terre. Experience culturally colorful Nice, explore the principality of chic Monaco, enjoy Corsica’s ancient port of Bonifacio and choose to
admire the Renaissance treasures of Florence or the historic
Tuscan monuments of Lucca and Pisa. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Lyrial exemplifies deluxe, small-ship cruising: elegant accommodations, an exclusive itinerary carefully crafted with specially arranged excursions, the ability to dock in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels, and no long lines for tenders and touring. Read More...

Basílica de la Sagrada Família,
Barcelona, Spain

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cruising Patagonia's Chilean Fjords

September/October 2018

Cape HornMagnificient Glacier AlleyBeagle ChannelStrait of Magellan Torres del Paine National ParkSantiago

Visit an award-winning winery in Santiago and walk
Punta Arenas' main square, Plaza de Armas, lined with
19th-century mansions. Then, venture into the vast expanse of Patagonia to see sparkling glaciers, unique wildlife and the iconic peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Cruise aboard the expedition ship Ventus Australis, launching in 2018 and designed specifically for navigating the rich waterways of southern Patagonia, where mountains meet the seemingly endless ocean. The Chilean fjords offer, among their hidden islands and narrow channels, some of the world’s best viewing of tidewater glaciers, subantarctic woodlands and marine wildlife—Andean condors, humpback whales, Peale’s dolphins and rare Chilean dolphins. Cruise through two of the most historically significant, awe-inspiring passages in world exploration—
Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan—accompanied by an onboard team of multilingual expert naturalists, who will enrich your expedition with their in-depth knowledge of the region’s history, natural wonders and wildlife. Read More...

Zodiac exploration

Easter Island


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