For travelers seeking to expand their vacations beyond the classic two-week cruises, there are many options to choose from. Collector Voyages combine shorter cruises under one package price. World Cruises may allow you to circumnavigate the globe without the hassle of overseas flights. However, a Grand Voyage allows adventure seekers to explore specific routes in a more immersive style. Perhaps having a Grand Voyage on a cruise ship is the ideal approach for you.
What’s a Grand Voyage?
As with a World Cruise, a Grand Voyage is longer than a typical two-week cruise, and it’s usually following a theme, such as: region, the Mediterranean or Arctic for example; route, for example the Suez or Panama Canals; or season, like sailing the Caribbean during winter. Some may even consider a Grand Voyage a step toward undertaking a longer World Cruise. Think of it as delighting in a sample of what a World Cruise could be.
What to Expect on a Grand Voyage?
On a select number of Grand Voyages, Cruise Specialists clients enjoy perks such as: private cocktail parties, an exclusive shore tour program, a helpful Voyage Host, keepsake gifts, comprehensive services, and in some cases, a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay. The destinations on Grand Voyages are easy to access, even when far away or to exotic locations, and they may or may not be round-trip destinations.
During your Grand Voyage, you have one group of travelers to share the experience with you, in addition to an onboard staff willing to go the extra mile in helping you maximize your enjoyment. A Grand Voyage is relatively easy to plan, especially since you’re packing for one region, and you’re paying one price. Some travelers go to celebrate a milestone, others go to satisfy their curiosity about culture, history and exotic landscapes. But whatever the case may be, you have a staff, fellow travelers and a host there to experience those moments with you.
Life on Board
During your Grand Voyage cruise, your Voyage Host may have exclusive on-board activities based on your destinations. You’ll also have more days at sea to focus on hobbies, regional interests, classes, games and to socialize. It’s also easier to build a rapport when the passengers don’t change as often. As for the cuisine, you’ll have opportunities to try specialized dining or relax while eating ashore.
Grand Voyage Examples
With the most desirable worldwide ports and ships that specialize in personalized luxury and comfort, there are a number of Grand Voyages to consider for your next holiday.
Perhaps you’d like to retrace the routes of the great Polar explorers on Grand Arctic Voyage on Silversea Cruises, from Tromsø, Norway to Nome. Or maybe you’d prefer to see the raw natural beauty of Africa during a Grand Africa Voyage, via Holland American Line. And for Pacific regional variety, take a Grand Pacific Explorer from Auckland to Vancouver, B.C.
These are just a few options to consider, but no matter where you decide to go epic journeys can be found in different portions. To learn more about grand voyages , contact Cruise Specialists.