Cruising

Unpack once, discover many places!

The evolution of cruising enables us to now explore rivers, oceans and waterways all over the world. Itineraries vary from short weekend getaways to an around the world adventure.

  • Explore the Mediterranean in a full sail ship with just the sound of the water lapping against the hull.
  • Transport yourself down the Danube from village to village and enjoy the landscapes in between.
  • Experience one of the biggest engineering feats of modern time by sailing through the Panama Canal.
  • Visit the top or bottom of the earth in the beautiful and majestic arctic/antarctic.

It doesn't matter what your cruising dreams are, the agents at Personal Travel Management will have the perfect itinerary for you!

As a member of the Ensemble Consortia, we are able to offer many extra perks and services that you will not find elsewhere - onboard credits, free shore excursions and more. Keep an eye on our Featured Trips page for these exclusive offers.

Call your favourite Personal Travel Management agent to start planning your cruise now!

From the Rhine River to the Villages of Vietnam

Considering a cruise? We highly recommend giving river cruising a go – it is one of the most engaging ways to explore villages and wildlife around the world.

River cruising across Europe offers a comfier, slower pace than the typical plane or train travel. Riverboats give you the opportunity to:

  • soak in castles and cathedrals on the Danube River before stopping in city Christmas Markets or tiny villages along the way,
  • view tulips upon tulips up and down Rhine River from Amsterdam to Brussels,
  • immerse yourself in the cultures, languages and culinary delights of the Rhine and Rhone Rivers as they meander through Germany and France.

Africa, Asia and South America are equally as impressive with trips combining multiple modes of travel that will simply take your breath away:

  • hike Machu Picchu, cruise the Peruvian Amazon River and ocean cruise the Galapagos to round out your trip to South America,
  • make noodles in a small village in Cambodia, take an ox car ride through Phnom Penh and hop aboard a riverboat tour to watch the banks of the Mekong Delta go by from your luxury cabin,
  • tour the vineyards of South Africa, safari by boat on the Chobe river and ride the luxurious Rovos Rail to the Hwange Game Reserve.

River cruising lets you see the world close up.

Every trip can be custom tuned to your travel dreams: adventure, cultural, culinary and more. Quality service and local dining delights can be found on board riverboats around the world. Plus, there is a river cruise for every budget.

Contact us to find the quintessential river cruise, today!

From Transiting through the Panama Canal to Chasing Calving Glaciers

“To cruise or not to cruise. . .?”, that is the [best] question. Whether you’re a seasoned and seaworthy sailor or new to cocktails on the lido deck, you’ll always find something surprising in the world of cruising.

Indeed, cruising is one of the best ways to cross off that bucket list of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

While living on a ship, you could:

  • Enjoy the engineering and historical marvel of the Panama Canal from the bow of your cruise ship as your captain navigates the 100+ year old lock system.
  • Soak in the power of enormous luscious rainforests, calving glaciers and fascinating wildlife on a trip up the Inside Passage of the Pacific Coast.
  • Cruise southern Japan by water during cherry blossom season with shore excursions in Japan’s most famous cities and villages that are bursting with history and culture.
  • Sleep under the stars and enjoy close-up encounters with African wildlife on a stopover in Tanzania.

Satisfy the desires of the whole family on a ship with something for everyone, from Grandma down to the little ones by...

  • Signing up for mini-putt, Broadway-style shows, photography lessons, cultural cooking classes and delicious meals to suit every palate.
  • Entertaining the kids for hours with waterslides, the arcade and kids’ clubs where the kids will meet new international friends.

Whether you’re ready to sign up for 57 days of circumnavigating the rugged lands and waters of Canada by rail and ship or a getaway on an small ship through Europe or Scandinavia’s most enchanting ports, we have you covered. Even if cruising wasn’t your first choice, it might be your favourite vacation ever!

Ocean cruising offers wide-reaching opportunities like family adventure, romantic getaways, food and drink tastings and market tours. And in ways you have yet to imagine!

Discover all that cruising has to offer you. Contact an ocean cruise expert, today.

Artic Polar Bears to Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Ready for pure adventure in the most remote expedition cruising destinations around the world?

Discover everything this big beautiful planet has to offer -- from the far north to the south pole and everything in between. Small open-sea ships anchor in the centre of the most stunning fjords for explorers like you to:

  • hike pristine mountain ranges
  • examine the microscopic life of secret lakes
  • get close to nature at the side of professional scientists and photographers
Monaco Glacier on Spitsbergen Island Credit Michael S Nolan Lindblad Images

Expedition cruises focus on sustainability and education ensuring travellers receive the most impactful learning experiences, including study related to the habits and habitat of:

  • penguin colonies that dominate the landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland Islands
  • humpback whales and orca that breach and feed in the most northern waters of the Americas
  • brown and polar bears that fish and hunt in the wild British Columbian, Alaskan or Icelandic fjords

Wildlife is abundant and easily accessed by kayak or Zodiac on expedition cruises. In fact, the wonder never stops. Expeditioners will behold tremendous landscapes that feature:

Blue Lagoon Credit Ralph Lee Hopkins Lindblad
  • expansive oceanside cliffs dotted with nesting sea-birds
  • active volcanoes, bubbling mud pots and spectacular lava formations
  • thundering waterfalls, blue lagoons and erupting geysers
  • cultural symbols of First Nations or relics of the first explorers

Expedition cruising is an opportunity of a lifetime for adventurers who want to get close to nature within a unique travel experience.

Contact a cruising expert to reserve your space on a small expedition ship before it’s too late.