Cruises and Sailing Holidays

Bespoke river cruises, sailing holidays, Polar expeditions and adventures on the water! 

For many people, being near water is a key requirement for a good relaxing holiday – beach holidays are always popular!  But if you want to spend your time actually ON the water, there are plenty of different options. The ultimate on many people’s bucket list is the Round the World cruise.

Houseboats in places such as Africa or India are a great way to enjoy your surroundings and in South Africa and Botswana fishing from houseboats is a popular holiday. Sailing boats take on a huge range of size and type, from traditional Greek ‘Caiques’ or ‘Gulets’ in Turkey to large sail driven yachts in the Galapagos and luxury catamarans around the Indian Ocean.

Expedition cruise ships and ice-breakers will take you around polar waters and large ocean going liners will transport you around the world.  If water sports and activities such as wind surfing, boogie boarding, hobie cats and sea kayaks are your thing, take a look at the adventure holidays available.

Cruises on large ships are popular around the world with some vessels catering for hundreds of passengers at a time.  Smaller cruises stopping for land based sight seeing around Europe offer a variety of options as do River Cruises. Hopping on and off at towns and cities along the Rhine, Danube or Rhone are just some of the wonderful experiences to be had in Europe. Nile Cruises are a great way to see the historical sights of Egypt.

The fjords of Scandinavia and Alaska are great places to enjoy watery scenery and cruises along the coast of North America often see whales and dolphins.  Around the Caribbean you can cruise to lots of different islands, experiencing swimming and snorkelling in turquoise waters and stopping to explore the culture of the West Indies. Nearer home why not join a cruise around the British Isles and explore the coastal towns along the way?

If you would like to charter a private yacht around the Caribbean or Indian Ocean (or anywhere else in the world!) please contact me with your requirements and I can tailor the yacht to suit. Looking for a cruise holiday but not sure about which ship or destination would suit you best?  Give us a call.

This was our 3rd holiday booked with Travel With Jules. Everything was perfect - the details about the cruise, the paper work, including the little Bruges guide and the map you sent us. Bruges is a beautiful and charming city. Thank you Jules and Mags for organising it. We have already booked our next holiday to Sicily with TWJ and highly recommend their travel services.
Anna Alcalde-Mills – Cruise to Belgium (May-June 2017)
June 9, 2017

From the beginning the professionalism and communication from Travel With Jules was brilliant and I couldn't have asked for more. I really believe I'll never go through another travel agent again. It was the most amazing holiday, seeing magnificent animals, I had a tear when I saw the blue whale! You arranged an amazing trip, thank you so much.
Sarah Bradshaw – Azores Whale Watching (May 2017)
May 16, 2017

Thank you again for another wonderful holiday! Everything was very well organised and we cannot fault the attention to detail from the time we were greeted at Heathrow until our return. The Experts and Azorean Guides were excellent as was the accommodation and food on the ship. We visited all 9 islands which is rare as often the weather prevents one visiting Corvo due to bad weather and need to land using 10 person Zodiacs. We saw 7 whales and 3 species of dolphins!
Martin & Pauline – Azores (April 2017)
April 26, 2017

Thank you for booking our French Caribbean self guided walking holiday to Guadeloupe and Martinique Travel With Jules adapted the original itinerary by Headwater (the operator) to suit our travel needs from Edinburgh and resolved a ridiculously unnecessary booking on a very early transfer flight at no extra cost to us when Headwater had raised a charge. It […]
Ian & Andrea Rollo – French Caribbean (Jan 2017)
February 22, 2017

We stayed in Miami and visited the Florida Keys pre-cruise. The arrival transfer and hotel reservations you booked for us went to plan.
Beck party – Florida (March 2016)
May 20, 2016

Communication was always very clear and we always had a quick response. We were very pleased with the service we received from Travel With Jules. The Ha Long Bay Bassac boat cruise was brilliant, the crew on board were a fantastic group and did everything they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We would definitely recommend your services to our friends.
Hannah & Richard Miller – Indo China (Feb 2016)
March 23, 2016

Thank you for booking our Christmas Market River Cruise holiday to Germany, we had a really lovely time. The staff on the boat (MPS Rotterdam) and our cabin (Promenade deck) was lovely and the food was out of this world! The best markets were in Bonn and Rudesheim.
Margaret Mellor – Christmas Market River Cruise (Dec 2015)
January 4, 2016

We had a super holiday to Canada thanks to your input. Excellent in every respect: accommodation, food, travel arrangements, excursions and even the weather. Please pass our thanks to your supply chain used for our super holiday. I will try and send more feedback and photos when we have time to sort through them all! Will keep […]
John & Valerie Mattingley – Canada (June 2015)
July 13, 2015

Thank you for booking our Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise to Norway, we had a really good time! The lights did apparently put in a few appearances, but several times we were asleep – managed to see a few glimpses a few times! The ship was comfortable, though it was quite choppy at times, so a […]
Pam and Malcolm Britton – Hurtigruten Cruise Norway (Feb 2015)
March 5, 2015

Thank you so much for booking our fabulous holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia with Viking River Cruises.  We had a great time, the boat was not too big, very comfortable and food was excellent – there were 51 people and for the land tours around Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap and Hanoi we were […]
Martin & Pauline Beckett – Vietnam & Cambodia (November 2014)
December 7, 2014

What a wonderful time we have had on our Cruise round the British Isles! The ship (The Balmoral), cabin, food, entertainment was all excellent.
Eric & Beryl Thompson – Round Britain Cruise (July 2013)
August 3, 2013

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Ian Furbank
June 30, 2011

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Exotic Marigold Hotel Holidays

Do you love watching Exotic Marigold Hotel & Good Karma Hospital on TV? Contact us for your own tailor made holiday (or extended stay!) to Kerala & Cochin.

Road to Mandalay – Luxury River Cruise

Step aboard the luxury Belmond Road to Mandalay river cruiser to journey the Irrawaddy River in style, experiencing Myanmar from a unique perspective. This eight-day cruise goes from Mandalay to Bagan, visiting Mount Popa and local villages.

Express Burma (Myanmar)

This seven-day journey takes you through the very heart of Myanmar & is booked on a private tailor made basis. From the bustling streets of Yangon, to the morning markets of Lake Inle, discover an unspoilt destination with fascinating history and culture.

Wildlife & Wilderness of Alaska

Cruise round Resurrection Bay and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. This is an active adventure tour to Alaska involving float plane flights, bear viewing, wildlife cruises and wilderness.

Hawaii Island Hopping Holiday

Island hopping around Hawaii is a great way to discover the different landscapes and personalities of these four islands from the garden isle to the land of adventure. 12 nights from £2,689 pp

Ibo – Mobile Island Hopping Safari

Ibo Island stands lost in time in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. Experience this with an adventurous dhow safari camping on gorgeous islands.

Highlands Discovery Papua New Guinea

Introductory 10 night tour to Papua New Guinea. Visit remote villages with unique cultures and beliefs, where the way of life has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years.

The Durrells Life in Corfu

Live the life of The Durrell family as written in Gerald Durrells 'My Family and Other Animals' - tailor made holidays to the historical, literary inspired island of Corfu.

Literary Inspired Holidays & Travel

Travel writing has inspired people for many years to explore the world! Do you have a favourite book or film that makes you want to visit the locations it writes about?

Penguins

Penguins are one of the most well known and loved of the world's birds and a must see for any Antarctic wildlife cruise! Find out the best places to see which species and learn more about these fascinating animals.

Queen of Karia

Charter this luxury Turkish Gulet and enjoy the gourmet food and fabulous hosting in the turquoise waters of the eastern Mediterranean.

Tall Ship Gardens Experience

Luxury escorted tour on tall Ship visiting Southern Spain and the Mediterranean including famous gardens.

The Mighty Mekong River

Explore one of the world's greatest rivers from Tibet to Vietnam, the Mekong is an important wildlife and cultural destination.

Stunning Sporades

Holiday or honeymoon to the stunning Sporades visiting Skiathos, Alonissos and Skopelos. A less visited & beautiful part of Greece.

Explore Spitsbergen

Join an extended expedition cruise to explore Spitzbergen and other outlying islands and their natural history deep in the Arctic north of Norway.

Wildlife of Western Canada

A September holiday to Canada, wildlife watching around Vancouver Island including Bears & Whales. Watch grizzly bears catch salmon and sea kayak amongst seals!

TV Travel Inspiration

Fed up of being an armchair traveller? Ask us about holidays to take you to the scenes of your favourite TV programmes and wildlife documentaries and follow the footsteps of the presenters!

Icebergs & Whales of Greenland

A fabulous trip to the land of the Midnight Sun, experience some of the world's largest icebergs, watch whales in Disko Bay, climb glaciers and experience a wonderful Arctic wilderness destination.

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

The ultimate Antarctic expedition combining masses of wildlife with the beauty of Antarctica, taking in the islands of Falklands and South Georgia.

Nile Cruises

Follow the River Nile and discover the wonders of Egypt in style, taking in gorgeous sunsets and stunning scenery from the comfort of your cruise boat. Excursions to historical sights are usually included.

Round The World Cruise

A once in a lifetime holiday, bucket list for many, a Round The World cruise takes you through some of the most iconic places on earth! This trip departs UK on 7 January 2013 from Southampton and cruises the southern hemisphere.

Sanctuary Yangtzee Explorer Cruise

A luxury river cruise on the Yangtze in China with fabulous service, food and facilities on board including a spa and treatment rooms. Special wellness, Easter and Summer Camp departures.

Grizzly Bears of Alaska & Canada

Experience one of the greatest wildlife spectacles of the world at the McNeil River Sanctuary in Alaska or Knight Inlet Lodge, Canada - Bears fishing for salmon!

Easter Island

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is a tiny dot in the middle of the Pacific, part of Chile but with more of a feel of Polynesia. Famous for it's amazing Moai statues and ancient civilisations.