Friday, 29 January 2010

A Truly Adventurous Collection!

I make no excuses for banging this particular drum again this week, but having been working on this for the past month or so (it just seems longer!), I wanted to be sure to get full value for it here at Time Spent At Sea.

The Adventure Cruise Collection is now out; available; freely on the market; ready to be perused; published!

Having struggled mightily with writing large parts of it and helped in the design and general style (for which all of Robin Maclear, Emma Tilbury and Debbie Belcher at The Cruise Line Ltd also deserve heaps of praise), I can vouch at first hand that this is NOT your average cruise brochure. To start with it is highly selective. Only the creme de la creme of genuine, upmarket adventure-cruising operators are featured; 12 distinctive, unique companies that all have that 'something different' appeal and bags of personal charm and style.

It is not intended to be comprehensive but a well-chosen assemblage of one-off destinations that can all lay claim to a peerless operation in their particular sphere on influence, be it in the North-West Passage, Antarctica, the Chilean fjords and Patagonia or the South Pacific.

Indeed, it will probably not appeal to mass-market sensibilities (and budgets!) as it is a genuine tailor-made collection of excursion-style voyages that eschew the large and formulaic in favour of the truly personal experience, all with a luxurious, creature-comfort-laden approach to providing the very best onboard service and attention to detail.

Take your pick from the following:
  • The Galapagos Islands with Ecuador specialists Haugan Cruises
  • The rivers of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar with Pandaw Cruises
  • Majestic Chilean Patagonia with the unique Nomads of the Seas
  • The wonders of Antarctica with six-star Silversea Cruises
  • A crossing of the North-West Passage with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • The Norwegian Arctic in the company of Hurtigruten
  • A journey into the Orinoco with Le Compagnie du Ponant
  • Mysterious Papua New Guinea with Orion Expedition Cruises
  • The Peruvian Upper Amazon with distinctive Aqua Expeditions
  • The South Pacific with epic adventurers Zegrahm Expeditions
  • A true Indian Ocean odyssey aboard the chic Le Diamant
  • And the small-scale Alaska of deluxe American Safari Cruises

It all comes complete with a level of specialist guides and cultural experience that is second to none and adds up to possibly the most complete and eye-opening collection of aspirational travel ever assembled in one easy-to-digest package.

But don't take my word for it. The Adventure Cruise Collection brochure is free and ready to be ordered by click of mouse or by phone. Just call 0800 008 6677 or go to this link!

Then, just sit back, read and enjoy. I guarantee a wonderful time ahead.......!