Top 5 Long Haul Cruises

Cruise holidays are a fantastic way to explore far flung destinations around the world that you otherwise might not have the opportunity to visit. From the blistering sands of the Caribbean to the fascinating history of the Far East, there’s no shortage of destinations when you opt for a cruise.

We’ve rounded up a selection of the best long haul cruises which we’re certain will whet your appetite, and get you ready for your next nautical adventure.



If your idea of the perfect holiday consists of lounging on glorious beaches, pampering yourself and feasting on heaped plates of gourmet food, you can’t go wrong with a cruise to the Bahamas.

Begin your journey with a flight to Fort Lauderdale, where you will then set sail to Key West, Florida (home to plenty of shops and art galleries, not to mention thick wedges of key lime pie!) before arriving in Nassau.

Setting the scene for multiple James Bond films, the Bahamas is both beautiful and romantic, making it the perfect spot for a bit of rest and relaxation.

Beach in the Caribbean


Arabian Gulf

The Arabian Gulf is home to some beautiful gems including Abu Dhabi, Oman and Dubai, and with a cruise holiday you’ll be able to explore all three destinations whilst enjoying the luxurious facilities onboard your cruise ship.

Admire Dubai’s towering skyscrapers, learn about Abu Dhabi’s rich and enchanting history or explore Oman’s sand dunes on a 4X4 safari tour!

Dubai skyline



Experience a once in a lifetime holiday as you embark on a 60 day cruise to Australia!

Take a liner voyage from Southampton to Australia, where you’ll be able to explore world-famous cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, and perhaps catch up with friends and family. It’s the kind of holiday that requires plenty of preparation, but the rewards speak for themselves.

And with Cunard Line offering this amazing voyage for early 2018, you can get planning now!

Sydney Opera House


Combining serene beaches with fiery volcanoes, rugged mountains with a rich culture, we can’t think of anything more luscious than a cruise to Hawaii.

Soak up the laidback vibes in the capital of Honolulu, where you can spend an afternoon grazing on one of the glorious beaches, where hordes of surfers skirt along Hawaii’s turquoise coast, or if you’re lucky you may even spot humpback whales on a boat tour in Maui.

Cruises to Hawaii often begin in Los Angeles, giving you the opportunity to explore America’s west coast en route to the ‘garden isle’.


Far East

Discover an ancient culture and some of the world’s most incredible sights with Royal Caribbean’s cruise to the Far East.

Your journey will begin with a flight to Shanghai, where you will then set sail on the luxurious Voyager of the Seas to Cheju Island, renowned for its natural beauty, volcanic sculptures and caves formed by cooling lava.

You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the bustling Shanghai, China’s biggest city that has one of the most recognisable skylines in the world.