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The 5 Best Cruises in Remote Locations

21st May 2019 // By Emma Reynolds

Machu Picchu, Peru
Credit: David Vargas/Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape

As part of its Wild Escapes collection, Lindblad Expeditions is launching 11 shorter voyages that allow guests to experience wilderness, wellness and wonder. Each program is less than seven days and travels from tropical rainforests to the Sea of Cortez to the wilds of Alaska and beyond. The Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape on offer is particularly interesting: On this nine-day adventure, you’ll start in Lima, Peru before spending two nights in the Sacred Valley. You will see Machu Picchu, Cusco, imperial capital of the Inca and then travel for five days to Galápagos, exploring both land and sea. This trip isn’t for the faint hearted – enjoy walks, hikes, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling. Available May, July, August, September, November and December 2019.

From $6,570 per person, expeditions.com

Crystal Symphony

Crystal River Cruises

Grand Journey: Southeast Asia & Africa

To celebrate Crystal Cruises 30th anniversary, the cruise line has announced 30 new sailings in 2020 onboard its Ocean, River, Yacht and Expedition ships. Aboard the Crystal Symphony ship, sail from Bangkok to Cape Town for 75 nights. During this journey you’ll visit Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Africa. There’s nothing more remote than cruising the South China Sea and Andaman Sea, the Malacca Strait or the Gulf of Thailand. Along the way you will also stop in the Maldives, Brunei, Mozambique and sail along the coast of Africa before disembarking in Cape Town.

From $23,360, crystalcruises.com