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Five of the best cruises for active travellers

Some believe that cruising is only about relaxing, drinking and soaking up the sun – but in recent years it has become so much more than that. With jam-packed itineraries, immersive excursions and exclusive opportunities, cruising is one of the best ways to enjoy an active holiday.

Fran Hayden, Marketing Executive at ROL Cruise, shares five of the best cruises for active travellers.

Alaska by Land and Sea with Holland America

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Sprawling national parks, majestic glaciers and a rich wildlife hub – few places compare to Alaska. This exclusive voyage encompasses the very best that Alaska has to offer and features a four night Alaska land journey including a journey on the McKinley Explorer Train, plus a three night stay in Denali National Park for a Tundra Wilderness Tour. All systems-are-go as you explore the park, where you can scout for wildlife such as moose, bear, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep and more. The fully narrated 62-mile Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park is led by a certified naturalist driver/guide who will also provide historical and geographical background of the area. The tour is followed by a once-in-a-lifetime voyage of Alaska to Vancouver with Holland America Line.

Embark on your own Alaskan Adventure here.

Emerald Waterways’ Secrets of the Douro

River cruising is the epitome of active cruising – each day you will visit a new port, meaning that each day there are brand new tours to join and experiences to embark on! This incredible river cruise of the Douro River with Emerald Waterways features unforgettable experiences including an EmeraldACTIVE guided hike through local vineyards, a walking tour in Salamanca, an excursion to the Coa Valley Museum or an EmeraldACTIVE canoeing experience, the chance to visit numerous wine caves and tasting boutiques in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia, as well as ample time to explore these destinations at your leisure. Emerald Waterways pride themselves on their fully-immersive river cruises – so if you don’t fancy the Douro, then there are plenty of other voyages to Southern France, Eastern Europe and many more!

Join Emerald Waterways on the river cruise of a lifetime, here.

South America and Antarctica in Modern Luxury

3) South America & Antarctica in Modern Luxury _preview

The Great White Continent is a relatively untouched and bucket-list-worthy destination. Antarctica is incomparable to describe – which is why many explorers and travellers recommend that you witness it for yourself. With Celebrity Cruises®, you can embark on an astounding voyage of South America and Antarctica with daily optional landing opportunities available – these include exciting Antarctic highlights such as Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour and Neko Harbour. Here, wildlife sightings are likely, excursions are aplenty and the chance to step foot on the southernmost continent in the world is truly unforgettable. This exclusive promotion from ROL Cruise also features overnight hotel stays in Montevideo and Buenos Aires so that you can fully experience everything that South America has to offer!

Explore the Great White Continent in modern luxury, here.

Introducing Scenic Eclipse

Every now and again, a cruise experience comes along that is so innovative, so original and so beneficial to many cruisers, that it would be foolish not to witness it for yourself. Scenic Eclipse, Scenic’s brand new 6★ discovery yacht will change the way that you experience cruising. Not only will she be embarking on many maiden voyages – including Antarctica, the Arctic & Falkland Islands, but she will take you placed you previously thought inaccessible, thanks to the on board helicopters
and submarine. She also has the highest Ice Class rating of any luxury vessel, so is ideal for navigating through icy-waters, plus with an on board discovery team and choice of include excursions – what more could you want from an active, discovery voyage?

Join Scenic Eclipse on her maiden season, here.

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia with APT

Cruising along the mighty Mekong, you’ll discover the essence of Southeast Asia on a holiday unlike any other. APT will take you beyond the tourist trail to places that are only accessible by water, some barely touched by tourism, for a compelling insight into the local way of life. In contrast to the vibrant cities of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Siem Reap and the remarkable World Heritage-listed temples of Angkor, the Mekong River flows through Vietnam & Cambodia breathing life into the remote communities, lush farmland, unique cultures, floating markets and quaint villages set along its banks. Little can compare to an active, fully-immersive experience – and if you’re seeking something that will enlighten and surprise, then this very well could be the cruise for you.

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia for yourself, here.

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