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DISCOVERY YACHT CRUISES

Discovery Yacht Cruises was launched by a team with over fifty years' experience in cruise retailing.

Now happy to leave main-stream cruise bookings to those large, anonymous call centres, our dedicated team are fully focused on promoting a handful of high quality cruise operators whose products actually inspire and excite us.

With cruising appealing to an increasingly younger market, as well as regular cruisers constantly searching for newer, more challenging destinations, we believe our choice of cruise partners more than matches the clientele we are seeking.

Whilst not completely abandoning old favourites, we look towards areas of the world less frequented by the mega cruise ships disgorging several thousand people at any given time.

In such a fast changing world, who's to say the amazing city of Havana will be the same in five years time, that the Russian White Sea will still be so easily accessible or that the North and South Polar regions and the Galapagos Islands will look exactly as they do now.

We fully appreciate visiting such exciting areas of the world does not come cheap. However, what we can guarantee is that your cruise will be one that lasts long in the memory.

FEATURED SHIPS

Ritz-Carlton - Azora

Having the advantage of designing ships from the bottom up, Ritz-Carlton Yachts have all the appointments that have made the brand a by-word in luxury, and winner of so many hospitality awards.

Launching in 2020 and accommodating just 298 passengers, the first of a trio of luxury yachts, the AZORA has been designed to fuse the spacious, residential feel found at Ritz-Carlton properties, with the innovative design quality of the world's most stylish yacht interiors.

Here, luxury and comfort are synonymous; simplicity and elegance go hand-in-hand. With nearly one crew member for every guest, the famous Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen attend to your every need.

From handcrafting your favourite cocktail for a sunset toast, to planning a bespoke excursion that satisfies your taste for adventure, personalized service is at the heart of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht experience.

Celebrity - Flora

Celebrity Cruises' stylish Celebrity Flora was designed and constructed with just one destination in mind, the amazing Galapagos Islands, the goal being to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for just 100 fortunate guests.

Debuting in 2019, Celebrity Flora boasts luxurious, all-suite accommodation incorporating sustainable, natural materials that complement the destination. With the ship's capacity restricted, helping to protect the fragile ecology of the Galapagos from over-exploitation was a major consideration.

Celebrity Flora features anchorless technology that keeps the ship in place while protecting the delicate sea floor. The need for plastics on board has been reduced by introducing in-room water filtration stations and by converting sea water and air conditioning condensation into pure, fresh water. Any materials that can be recycled, reused or donated feature in a strict waste management system.

It is also one of the most energy-efficient ships visiting the islands, using 15% less fuel and the equivalent in fewer air emissions.

Guests are encouraged to participate in educational seminars about the Galapagos given by ecological experts, and then return back home fully prepared to be advocates for the conservation of these amazing islands.

Ponant - Le Bougainville

Le Bougainville is more of a private luxury yacht than a cruise ship, delivering a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Designed specifically to respect the environment, it is our choice at Discovery Yacht Cruises as the perfect vessel to explore the spectacular Indian Ocean Islands and East Coast of Africa. The yacht's sleek design allows access to smaller ports for exploration of hidden gems not accessible to larger vessels, a case of being in the heart of the destination - not in a cruise terminal.

With one staff member for every two guests, you will find yourself being welcomed onboard by name. The personalised service continues throughout your cruise, as the staff will remember your food and drink preferences from day one.

Stylish all-balcony staterooms and suites create an intimate country-club casual environment on board, whilst the imaginative décor features superior materials and soothing harmonious tones.

Guests will experience the French lifestyle - a subtle blend of casual, relaxed elegance and friendly hospitality - and can indulge in inspired, sophisticated and varied cuisine based on carefully-selected produce, impeccable service and talented chefs.

Ponant - Le Champlain

Le Champlain is more of a private luxury yacht than a cruise ship, delivering a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Designed specifically to respect the environment, it is our choice at Discovery Yacht Cruises as the perfect vessel to explore Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The yacht's sleek design allows access to smaller ports for exploration of hidden gems not accessible to larger vessels, a case of being in the heart of the destination - not in a cruise terminal.

With one staff member for every two guests, you will find yourself being welcomed onboard by name. The personalised service continues throughout your cruise, as the staff will remember your food and drink preferences from day one.

Stylish all-balcony staterooms and suites create an intimate country-club casual environment on board, whilst the imaginative décor features superior materials and soothing harmonious tones.

Guests will experience the French lifestyle - a subtle blend of casual, relaxed elegance and friendly hospitality - and can indulge in inspired, sophisticated and varied cuisine based on carefully-selected produce, impeccable service and talented chefs.

Ponant - Le Commandant Charcot : Polar Icebreaker

There's adventure cruising and then there is REAL adventure cruising. Real adventure cruising (in comfort) commences in 2021 when specialist French polar cruise company Ponant introduce Le Commandant Charcot.

As the world's leading polar cruise company with over 20 years of experience in extreme conditions, PONANT intend to bring the traveller's dream of adventure to life. This new member of the fleet will offer guests the chance to follow in the wake of the great polar explorers of the past, but in sophisticated surroundings, enhanced with luxury amenities never before seen at the very top or bottom of the globe. Areas to be explored will include crossing the Arctic Ocean, being one of the few to experience the Geographic North Pole (latitude 90 degrees North), the far northeast of Greenland and areas of Antarctica such as the Ross Sea, Peter Island and Charcot island that are normally inaccessible for most of the year.

Your home for these experiences of a lifetime will be Le Commandant Charcot, the first electric hybrid icebreaker cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Icebreaker features perfected "Clean Ship" fittings that go well beyond the current industry-standard environmental regulations.

Scenic - Eclipse

Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for just 228 fortunate guests - the Scenic Eclipse.

Explore beyond the horizon as luxury and discovery combine on board Scenic Eclipse. Make this year one to remember and book your place on the World's First Discovery Yachts, home to a wealth of world-class facilities and amenities, as well as a helicopter and seven-seat submarine, as you are taken to places previously inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.

The all-inclusive philosophy ensures that when you travel with Scenic, you can be confident that every single detail is taken care of. All flights, transfers and tips are included in the price. Where applicable, pre-departure hotel stay is arranged as standard, so you're rested and relaxed before your adventure. As ever, all-inclusive shore excursions, your in-suite mini-bar and all on board dining and complimentary premium branded beverages are included in the price you pay.

WHERE IN THE WORLD . . .

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Canada & New England
Beaches, quaint fishing villages, artists' colonies, world class museums, national parks - Canada and New England's coastline offers a taste of everything.
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the Caribbean
With its archipelagos of emerald islands, fringed by powder-soft sand and turquoise seas, the Caribbean promises a stunning yachting experience.
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the Mediterranean
Rich in history, with monuments and ruins dating back to the earliest civilizations, moves at a much slower pace than its northern neighbours.
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Iceland
Spectacular landscapes of waterfalls, glaciers, spurting geysers and mud pools, with its warm and welcoming people and lively cultural scene.
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Galapagos Islands
Straddling both sides of the Equator, the Galapagos are a group of isolated volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.

A once-in-a-lifetime voyage to this mysterious unspoilt corner of the world will open up a land that is rarely seen; discover 1,900 unique species coupled with breath-taking nature.
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Indian Ocean
The Seychelles Archipelago, the Spice Islands of Tanzania, Madagascar, Mayotte and the Comoros Islands.
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Yucatan Peninsula
>Bordering Belize and Guatemala, Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula was home to the Maya civilization for more than a thousand years.
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Polar Regions
The North Pole, Northeast Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, Emperor Penguins - REAL adventure cruising is on its way!
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Antarctica
Pristine beauty and breath-taking wildlife, journey to the very base of the globe, experiencing genuine voyages of discovery using our Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes and more.
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Arctic & the Baltics
Spitsbergen is the name of the main island, whereas, Svalbard is the official name of the whole archipelago which is 600 miles south of the North Pole but has a surprisingly mild climate.
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Greenland
Greenland in summer is glorious, the midnight sun bringing 24-hour daylight to the island. Once the snow melts, pack ice breaks up, migratory birds arrive to breed and miniature wildflowers dot the tundra with colour.
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Iceland
A land of extreme geological contrasts, "The Land of Fire and Ice" is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world's most active volcanoes which pump out water through 800 hot springs.
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Norwegian Fjords
Experiencing the presence of these magnificent fjords, with cascading waterfalls and dramatic snow-capped mountains, from the deck of the world's first discovery yacht - a memory to cherish forever.
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Canadian Maritimes
Canada's Maritime Provinces are dominated by the sea, with a long, jagged coastline punctured by picturesque bays, sandy beaches, towering cliffs, some of the prettiest towns in Canada.
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Cuba
Witness cigar-puffing men chatting in shop doorways as fifties Cadillacs cruise along the Art Deco streets. Dilapidated buildings ooze with old world charm as friendly locals go about their daily business.
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Europe & the Mediterranean
From the stunning Dalmatian and Amalfi coasts to the remarkable Greek islands of Milos and Kefalonia, to old favourites such as the French Riviera, Spain and Portugal, luxury cruising is being re-defined.
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