Captain James Cook undertook his voyages of discovery during the 18th century. Now, Voyages of Discovery (Voyagesofdiscovery.co.uk) offers a plethora of cruise trips all over the world. This article is an overview of the cruises that they offer.
There are many Voyages of Discovery cruises in Europe.
One cruise area offered is around the Nordic Countries and Russia.
One ship cruise is A Nordic and White Sea Adventure, which is a 20 day cruise along the beautiful Nordic coastline and sail near the Artic. Other European cruise vacations offered by Voyages of Discovery are tours of the British Isles and Ireland.
The 11 day small ship cruise Heritage of the British Isles circles around the British Isles while visiting historic landscapes and landmarks. Mediterranean cruises are also available. One such cruise is the 12 day Portrait of the Mediterranean cruise that starts in Barcelona and ends in Dubrovnik.
Middle East and Asian Cruises
Other cruises You can also take a far east cruise or middle east cruise with Voyages of Discovery. The Empires of the Sun cruise departs in London and travels to Hong Kong, Osaka, Keelung and other cities. The Tales of India and Arabia makes stops in Mumbai, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. The Oriental Odyssey tackles southeast Asia, stopping in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, and India.
Australian and Asian Cruises
Australia and Asia
Cruises near Australia are also an option with Voyages of Discovery.
One discovery cruise line called Grand Asia and Australia makes stops in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan, the Phillipines, Indonesia and Australia. This cruise starts in January and ends in mid-February.
Another long cruise offered in this region is the Australian and the Indonesian Islands; this cruise goes to Darwin, Sydney, Hamilton Islands and several places in Indonesia like Bali and Komodo.
Voyages of Discovery cruises the world, and you will find yourself playing discovery games and enjoying yourself on any cruise.
Grand voyages are typically longer and centred around a certain theme. The Grand Empires Tour, needless to say, visits historic empire cities like Barcelona, Yalta and Istanbul. Cruises range in price as well. As of 2011, some short cruises or late seasons cruises are as cheap as 1000 euros; longer grand voyages range from over 2000 euros to over 4000 euros per person. So, be sure to do your research and find a vacations cruise that suits your budget, time and interests. And grab yourself a Captain James Cook biography before going. Captain Cook's story will bring out the sense of adventure in you.