If you love cruising and are looking for a way to take your next voyage to the next level, or you haven’t cruised at all – yet – and aren’t sure how everything works, a hosted cruise is a great choice.
On a hosted cruise, you’ll feel like a VIP. You’ll be part of an exclusive group of passengers, creating instant camaraderie. And, your group will be accompanied by an experienced, fun-loving cruise host (in fact, the host is often the very best thing about a hosted cruise).
Your Cruise Host
Personable and delightful, helpful and understanding, our cruise hosts are individuals or couples who have years of experience with cruise travel. Their in-depth knowledge of cruises, cruise ships and cruise ports means they can answer just about any question you may have (or, they’ll know how to get the answer). Your host will also provide suggestions for what to do and see, both on the ship and on the shore.
They are also adept at smoothing out any little difficulties that may come up during your cruise. Meet all our hosts >>
Part of the fun of a hosted cruise is being part of a group of people who, like you, are into travel. Some of your companions will probably be very well-traveled and full of interesting stories. They are likely to share lots of insider tips and ideas on choosing a ship, itinerary and destination for your next cruise. Plus, your experiences on board and on shore will be more enjoyable and memorable when you’re in good company!
Destinations and Exclusive Shore Excursions
Hosted cruises sail to all parts of the globe: to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Northern Europe, South America, the South Pacific, Asia and more.
Each Distinctive Voyage also includes an exclusive shore event. These are specially selected shore excursions – usually not even available to other passengers – that are designed to help you truly connect with the history and culture of a port in a personal and memorable way. (You’ll get a preview of this excursion during the private cocktail reception.)
On your exclusive shore event, you can expect a unique experience. Distinctive Voyages will take you off the beaten path and to see places others only dream of seeing.
- An excursion in Kusadasi, Turkey, might be a drive toward Bulbul Mountain to visit the house believed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary, combined with a tour of the fascinating archaeological site at Ephesus.
- An excursion in Cartagena, Columbia, might include a history-filled tour of the Old City – a walled town filled with treasures of colonial architecture – followed by tapas and spectacular views from the top of one of the city’s best hotels.
- An excursion in Sorrento, Italy – just across the bay from Naples – might include a drive through the countryside to a farm, where you can sample the homemade limoncello while you learn to make Mozzarella cheese.
Best of all, your exclusive shore experience is included in your fare – there’s no additional charge.
Hosted Cruise Addiction
Hosted cruises are available on a variety of premium and luxury cruise lines, including Holland America, Crystal, Cunard, Celebrity and Regent Seven Seas. There is also plenty of choice for itineraries, cruise lengths, and departure dates as well as destinations.
Be warned that hosted cruises can be addictive: once you’ve sailed on a hosted cruise, you may not want to cruise any other way! You’ll disembark with a new set of friends and a great store of memories. Some hosted cruise groups even make plans to meet up again on another hosted cruise.
Talk with a Cruise Specialists to find your perfect hosted cruise!