Niche and specialty cruises offer guests a cruise vacation with distinct expertise and focus. Most niche/specialty cruise lines are destination experts and provide guests with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture that they are visiting. Cruise lines in the specialty segment feature expertise to destinations like Antarctica, Hawaii, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Greek Islands, South America, the Orient, Asia, and Scandinavia. Niche and specialty cruises which also include "soft-adventure" vacations will often feature the following to provide their guests with an enrichment experience as well as a vacation:
Destination-rich cultural itineraries
Enrichment seminars by distinguished guest experts
Naturalists, geologists, or licensed guides
Continental atmosphere with multinational guests
These cruise vacations emphasize destination and discovery and have a broad appeal to experienced travelers. Niche and specialty cruises are a great value and a convenient and comfortable way to see the world. Types of ships, accommodations, and amenities vary by the cruise line. Cruise fares range from less than $200 per person, per day, to $400 but will vary based on season and itinerary.
Seabourn welcomes you to all-inclusive, luxury cruising refined to its purest form. Where hand-selected itineraries take you to places beyond the reach of larger ships.
All cruise ships let you see the world. Windstar’s private yacht-style cruises bring you close enough so you can truly experience it. Each Windstar Cruises yacht serves between 148 and 342 guests. This intimacy provides you with the luxuries of time, space, and freedom to immerse yourself in both the journey and the destination — in ways you may never have imagined possible.
UnCruise provides its guests with an enriching adventure travel experience while inspiring an appreciation of local cultures and the natural world. They understand that ecosystems are fragile yet important environments. And they know first-hand the impact their adventures have on sustaining local communities. One of the key components of the company’s mission statement is to actively promote environmental protection through education, actions, and initiatives that promote responsible travel. From the young to the young-at-heart, and hailing from many different places and walks of life, guests share unique points of view and experiences on board. They find commonalities and create lifelong friends.
America queen voyages
The authentic paddlewheel riverboats, boutique exploration vessels, and expedition ships of American Queen Voyages™ navigate North America’s legendary rivers, Great Lakes, and iconic shores from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to the Yucatán Peninsula and the great land of Alaska. Aboard intimate ships designed for discovery, adventure, and camaraderie, guests are welcomed into a world of spacious luxury, genuine hospitality, masterful cuisine, curated enrichment, and all-inclusive value. No matter the destination, their promise has been a constant — to give passionate explorers a deeper, more personal discovery of the North American continent.
We travel to experience the new: new cultures, new landscapes, new experiences. But of all these pleasures, what we tend to remember the most are the new flavors we encounter along the way. That’s because our taste buds have long memories, quickly recalling those fresh prawns in Sydney, the fizzy charm of Portugal’s Vinho Verde, and the spicy chilaquiles in Mexico. We know how much you enjoy unique culinary experiences, and so our agency works hard to offer you exclusive culinary amenities—at no additional charge. We do this through our Culinary Collection sailings, a carefully curated selection of worldwide cruises.Each departure celebrates a world of epicurean delights offering extra amenities such as complimentary Chef's Table experiences, wine tasting events, specialty dining offers, galley tours, or wine and gourmet chocolates delivered to your stateroom. In addition to the culinary amenity, you may also receive the services of a Distinctive Voyages Host, a Private Welcome Reception and an Exclusive Shore Event, or one of our Exclusive Amenities—but only when you book through our agency. Click on the link to read your free issue of the 2022-2023 Culinary Collection eMagazine today!
For more information on any of these unique cruise experiences, or to explore other Specialty cruises, please contact us!