An Introduction To: Bucket List Cruising

March 16, 2016

Bucket List Cruising is a new concept to cruising, it’s new to escorted tours… in fact, holidaying in general for that matter. It’s a new type of cruising exclusive to us and if you can imagine it – we’ll be offering it!

Our Bucket List Cruises will be a once in a lifetime trip to places that you’ve probably dreamed about for years; so we’ve made these cruises as immersive as possible, meaning you’ll be able to get closer to the destination than ever before.

These cruise and land tours will be visiting various countries and locales but we’ll be personally guaranteeing that for any destination you visit we’ll show you the ‘heart and soul’ of it.

Read on to find out more about the individual packages that we offer for Bucket List Cruising…


Escorted Japan With Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi & Snow Monkeys

Snow Monkeys

This cruise will take you to the ancient and grand country of Japan where a mix of modern technology and ancient traditions collide. You’ll ride the bullet train, visit the beautiful snow monkeys in the hot springs of Jigokudani Monkey Park and explore Mt Fuji, Tokyo and beyond… You’ll board a Hakone pirate ship before switching to the beautiful Diamond Princess to venture to Kobe, Okinawa and Taiwan.


You can read our full travel guide to the Escorted Japan trip here or watch it below…



Fully Escorted China With The Great Wall And Nine Village’s Valley

On this Bucket List Cruise you’ll tour China’s most famous attractions as well as several Wonders of the World along side visiting seven different countries… all in one holiday! On this amazing trip you’ll participate in a thirteen day land tour, giving you the chance to explore as much of China as possible before boarding the elegantly luxurious Sapphire Princess.

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Part One

Part one of this adventure takes you to Chengdu, a city best loved for its abundance of Pandas… You’ll travel back in time to the Jurassic period in Zizong in their world famous dinosaur museum, before arriving at Mt Emei to see the spectacular Leshan Buddha and travel to the Golden Summit by cable car.


You can read our in-depth guide to part one of the tour here. 


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Part Two

Part two takes us to the heart of the scenic Chinese countryside and then on to some of its most dazzling cities as you take a trip to the hidden Nine Villages Valley and Huanglong Scenic Area before journeying to Beijing and walking the Great Wall of China. The contrast of these stunning natural areas and some of the most impressive man made structures ever created is awe inspiring- but your journey wont finish here!

You can read our travel guide to part two of the tour here

bucket list china 3Part Three

Part Three of the tour sees you board your ship the luxurious Sapphire Princess in Beijing before you cruise to South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, seeing the sights, soaking in the culture and tasting all the wonderful food along the way!


You can read the travel guide to the final instalment here, or watch the video of the trip below…



There are many more Bucket List Cruise packages to come, so stay tuned for our latest adventure!

For now, you can find out more about our other Bucket List packages by clicking the links below…


Escorted Angkor Wat & Limestone Islands of Halong Bay

On this once in a lifetime trip you will see the delights of Vietnam and the Far East, and enjoy beautiful beaches, tropical gardens, historical landmarks and inspiring temples. You’ll venture through Saigon and the famous Angkor Wat and head to the floating markets of the Mekong, the Chi Chi tunnels and spend a night on a junk ship in the emerald waters of Halong Bay.


Escorted Canadian Rockies, Icy Glaciers & Your Own VIP Carriage

On this Bucket List Cruise you will be immersed in the breath-taking landscape and get to the heart of some of the most beautiful scenic locations on earth. Take in the Canadian Rockies from your VIP carriage on the Rocky Mountaineer, walk along a glacier after your trip on the Ice Explorer, fly over the mountains in a helicopter and get closer to the Alaskan wilds than you ever thought was possible.


Victoria Falls, Big Game Safari & Table Mountain

Victoria Falls, Big Game Safari & Table Mountain is your chance to see the very best of Africa’s sights, landscapes and wildlife. Meet the lions, elephants, leopards and rhinos after exploring Victoria Falls and Johannesburg. You’ll cruise through the ascension islands and journey on the Livingstone Express train all before you begin your cruise through the Mediterranean



The Ultimate Far East, Australia & New Zealand Odyssey

AustraliaThis Bucket List Cruise sends you on an ultimate Far East Odyssey, taking in Australia and New Zealand on an amazing voyage of discovery. Sip on cocktails in Singapore, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, climb along the Sydney Harbour Bridge and immerse yourself in Maori culture as you travel in style with a 27 night cruise on the Celebrity Solstice.



Escorted Mongolia & China with champagne on the Great Wall, Traditional Ger Camps & Gengis Khan

MongoliaOn this once in a life time Bucket List experience you enjoy a 9 night escorted tour of Mongolia & Beijing before boarding the Diamond Princess for a 17 night cruise. You will be able to learn Tai Chi from a master, sip champagne on the Great Wall and visit the towering statue of Gengis Khan. As well as all this, you’ll even stay in a real Mongolian Ger Camp in a traditional yurt and get to the heart of Mongolian culture. You will end your journey in Bangkok before flying back to the UK after a journey you’ll never forget.


Fully Escorted Machu Picchu & Iguazu Falls with Christ The Redeemer & Ultimate South America

Machu Picchu

This fully escorted tour takes you in the footsteps on the Incas to the lost city of Machu Picchu, the ultimate Bucket List destination! Once you have discovered the local traditions and ancient ruins you will journey to the UNESCO world heritage site of Iguazu Falls and discover the only waterfall that can give Niagara and Victoria Falls and run for their money. You’ll then meet Christ the Redeemer in Brazil before going to Sugar Loaf Mountain, and travelling to the Falklands, Chile, Argentina and Lima.


Ultimate Deep South with the Mississippi, New Orleans & Memphis

American South Take a trip through America’s Deep South on our ultimate journey from New York to Memphis, cruising for 8 nights on a traditional American Steamboat along the Mississippi. You’ll be visiting iconic landmarks in Washington DC and spending 8 days on a fully escorted tour across the US. Along the way you will be visiting Antebellum mansions and soaking up the blues, jazz and Southern atmosphere on a voyage of American discovery.


Want to find out more about Bucket List cruises? Click to read our online brochure here or give one of our specialist cruise consultants a call on 0330 303 8575.