Cruise Holidays


The skippered catamaran Lagoon forty two Ginger is right for a friendship bubble, and may be chartered from Trogir (a ten-minute drive from Split ­Airport) for a relaxed pootle across the Adriatic. Among the highlights are the hidden bays and pebbly coves of the lesser-recognized island of Solta but your captain will likely produce other aces under his hat. The Gems of the Leeward Islands cruise departs Nov , returning Nov 14.

The cruise is on the splendid 200-passenger Crystal Endeavor, which has all-suite, all-balcony, butler-serviced rooms. Expeditions ashore are ramped up by a pair of helicopters and a submersible for deep-water exploration. This excursion by way of Portugal’s lush Vinho Verde wine area presents a different perspective on the Douro Valley. Although a lot of the biking is downhill it ought to still please experienced cyclists.

There are Picasso portray lessons, themed treasure hunts, a “Dino-Mite” evening and devoted … Read More