There is nothing quite as relaxing than setting out on the ocean to visit some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Choose from an expedition to Antarctica or the Arctic on an all-balcony, exclusively chartered vessel; a cruise along the great rivers of Europe on a stylish river ship; or a gentle journey down a quiet canal in the French countryside on an intimate barge.

European river journeys feature A&K-exclusive shore excursions, stays in boutique hotels in the heart of major cities, meals at reserved tables with your group of like-minded travelers — both on board and ashore — and sightseeing in Europe’s greatest locales, with the exclusive services of an A&K Resident Tour Director.

Sailing from five local UK departure ports ReadMore- Southampton , Dover , Liverpool , Newcastle and Rosyth (Edinburgh) – and fly-cruising to exotic locations around the globe , we bring some of the world’s greatest destinations and experiences closer with our extensive programme of expertly-crafted cruise holidays.

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Its front page shows the lowest price for the most popular cruise destinations without having to search (Caribbean Cruises: 3 nights from $259”), as well as Today’s Top Offers,” which might include half-off cruise fares, onboard credit, prepaid gratuities, and free or reduced airfare.