If there’s one thing that a cruise can do, it’s to introduce you to new places and new experiences. Even if these are not new destinations in themselves, they could be a first for you. However, if there’s one thing that sets the luxury lines apart from the rest, it’s that desire to take even the most seasoned cruiser to a new port of call that they’ve never visited before and offer a host of shore experiences a little off the beaten trail. And there’s a new port of call being added to many cruise itineraries – you can now sail to Cuba! Rich in history and culture, be one of the first to experience this beautiful country from the sea with one of our cruise line partners.
Azamara Club Cruises is a line which certainly always likes to take passengers to somewhere new and even if they’re in a destination they’ve been before, to offer them new experiences. The line has four brand new ports lined up for 2017, namely Kaikoura in New Zealand, Mahe in the Seychelles, Yucatan in Mexico and George Town In Grand Cayman. If you’re looking to explore the West Indies or Central America, the line has some exciting itineraries lined up for both spring and autumn 2017.
Crystal Cruises will be making its first ever voyages to New Guinea in 2017, with maiden calls in Vanuatu and New Caledonia, which is part of its epic 99-day Grand Pacific Explorer Grand Cruise. The line’s Crystal Symphony will also be one of the first luxury ships to visit Doha in Quatar. The line will be making more maiden calls than ever before with 33 new ports on a host of exciting itineraries, such as Maroantsetra in Madagascar and Iquique in Chile.
Oceania Cruises will also be making plenty of new waves in 2017, calling at no fewer than 19 all-new ports of call, many of which will be across Australasia, including Alotau in Papua New Guinea, Esperance in Australia and Nelson in New Zealand. The line will also visit a number of new ports across the Americas, including Manzanillo and La Paz in Mexico, Arica in Chile and Catalina Island in California
As for Silversea, its fleet will be visiting a total of 14 new ports in 2017, including Sir Bani Yas in UAE, Sassnitz in Germany, Gerladton in Western Australia and San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. One new itinerary the line will be offering in 2017 will take place towards the end of the year, offering cruisers the chance to explore a host of captivating ports across Indonesia, including the chance to get up close and personal with Orang-utans. A Barbados round-trip over Christmas is another highlight, ensuring you some festive sunshine to see 2017 out in style.
Seabourn has something special planned to start 2017 off in style; a 39-day epic adventure which will take you from Fort Lauderdale to Barbados to explore some of the Caribbean’s finest ports in-depth and of course, escape those January blues! For those in search of something truly exotic, the year will also see the line continue to offer its popular Vietnam and Thailand 14-day sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong. It will also be possible to combine voyages in 2017, to create an 89-day Pacific Rim cruise from Singapore to Seattle.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will, of course, continue to offer the cruising world’s most all-inclusive voyages throughout 2017, with its 128-night World Cruise being one of the most epic and unforgettable sailings you could ever hope to embark on. This Miami round-trip will cross six continents, visit 31 countries and call at 62 ports, and for culture vultures, there’s 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to experience throughout the sailing.
Here at Six Star Cruises, we have a team of dedicated Cruise Concierge who would love to help you plan your next cruise holiday. If you’d like more information about the itineraries from any of the luxury cruise lines, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 0207 980 2845.