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Five of the very best Northern Hemisphere cruises

With destinations as rich in culture as Asia, as stunning as Europe and as culturally diverse as North America – a holiday to the Northern Hemisphere guarantees an unforgettable cruise experience. This area of the world is home to a plethora of intriguing opportunities and they are right at your fingertips.

If you’re looking for inspiration, Fran Hayden, Marketing Executive at ROL Cruise, looks at five of the very best Northern Hemisphere cruises.

Visit Canada & New England in the Fall with Cunard

1) Visit Canada & New England in the Fall with Cunard_preview

There is no better place to be in the autumn months than Canada – a bold statement, but a true one nonetheless. Iconic maples slowly change to scarlet and orange, fog rolls over mirror-like lakes, early morning dew collects on crisp foliage and unbelievable sunsets decorate the evening skies. The visual impact of Canada in the fall is simply incomparable, and a sight that must be seen in one’s lifetime. This incredible no-fly voyage from Southampton features Canadian highlights such as Corner Brook, Québec City and Halifax, as well as unique stopovers in the ‘Big Apple’ – New York City itself.

Cunard’s magnificent, remastered flagship, Queen Mary 2 is uniquely suited to embark on this ultimate voyage and will ensure you have a holiday-of-a-lifetime – plus exclusive benefits are available when booking with ROL Cruise.

Visit Canada in the Fall with Cunard, here.

Prague & Danube Delights with Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways are famed for their European river cruises – so why not join the experts on an immersive, all-inclusive exploration of Europe? From a delectable selection of dining options to horizon-expanding excursions, every Emerald Waterways cruise trip is generously stocked with all-inclusive extras. Not only will you have access to a host of extras on board – but you will have these ashore too with three EmeraldPLUS and four EmeraldACTIVE opportunities which include a guided hike to Buda Hill, home-hosted coffee and cake with Slovakians, a guided hike to Durnstein Castle and the chance to experience a traditional Bavarian band on board. Emerald Waterways offer one of the most immersive river cruise experiences, and this sailing is one not to be missed.

Join Emerald Waterways in Europe here.

Discover China, Tibet & the Yangtze

China, Tibet & the Yangtze in Luxury_preview

China weaves a unique tapestry of culture, heritage and tradition, but when combined with a 5 star luxury boutique river cruise, it becomes a simply unmissable experience. With this cruise, you can join Uniworld for unsurpassed luxury, incomparable service and exquisite dining on a river cruise of a lifetime through China and Tibet as you meander down the Yangtze River. On board, the service and experience will surpass all of your expectations, whilst ashore you can delve into enriching activities that will take you closer to China than you’ve ever been before. Visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Goddess Stream; in Beijing, see stunning imperial palaces and serene gardens, whilst Shanghai provides a unique dichotomy of modernism and ancient temples. Plus, when booking with ROL Cruise you can enjoy exclusive savings and added benefits.

Explore China, Tibet & the Yangtze River, here.

Scenic’s 5 star Mekong River Cruise

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The Mekong River traverses the exotic landscapes of Vietnam and spiritual lands of Cambodia on a journey of immersive colonial heritage, cultural traditions and life-enriching experiences. With 5 star Scenic, you can journey in luxury across these lands on an all-inclusive river cruise unlike any other. Scenic are pioneers of luxurious river cruising experiences and with this Mekong river cruise, their expertise is evident – cruise to Siem Reap where antique landmarks such as the temples of Angkor prevail in their exquisite design; explore Phnom Penh where the glimmering spires of the Royal Palace oversea your trip and spend time in exotic Ho Chi Minh City which absolutely thrives with energy. All of this and so much more can be discovered as the banks of the Mekong are limitless in their unforgettable treasures, sights and experiences. 

Discover the Mekong in 5 star luxury, here.

Transatlantic Voyage to Tower Bridge in Ultra-Luxury

Transatlantic Voyage to Tower Bridge in Ultra-Luxury_preview

A transatlantic voyage is on the bucket-lists of many cruisers – so why not indulge and do it in ultra-luxury with Silversea? The world of Silversea is an unmatched, all-inclusive environment with superlative service, spacious suites, butler service in every suite and enrichment programmes designed to take you deeper into the destinations that you visit. This exclusive promotion – only available to book with ROL Cruise, includes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, right from the beginning of your cruise.

Join Silver Wind in Fort Lauderdale and depart, bound for New York City, en route to London Tower Bridge, you will also visit unforgettable destinations such as Halifax and St. John’s in Canada, before arriving in style back to the UK where you will have the unique experience of sailing beneath London Tower Bridge, into London – an unforgettable highlight of this incredible voyage.

Embark on a Transatlantic Voyage in Ultra-Luxury, here.

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