Boutique Cruising 101

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Road To Mandalay on the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar

During the past few years, more and more discerning travellers have been foregoing big cruise ship holidays in favour of stylish river cruises, small vessel eco-cruise experiences, luxury yachts, and elegant sailing ships. These smaller boats access smaller ports that big ships can’t, giving passengers a unique opportunity to travel deeper into the world’s most exotic destinations.

Goway’s collection of boutique cruises is hand-selected to cater to Globetrotters who expect the very best. We offer the amenities of large cruise liners without sacrificing the intimacy of small crafts. Guided land excursions and activities are all included in our boutique cruises, and each vessel has an on-board expert who is highly educated on the destination (think certified naturalist guides in Galapagos and expert marine biologists in the Great Barrier Reef), adding a rich educational component to your journey.

With highly personalized service and exquisite cuisine, boutique cruises are perfect for the traveller that wants to unwind, avoid the crowds, and get an immersive travel experience. So if mega-ships just aren’t your thing, read on to learn about our boutique cruises exploring the world’s most spectacular destinations.

M/V Legend
M/V Legend

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This legendary archipelago of eco-rich volcanic islands is naturally explored by boat, and our fabulous eco-cruise options allow you to swim with sea lions, snorkel with manta rays, and walk among nesting blue-footed boobies while resting your head in first-class comfort.

The eco-friendly M/V Legend vessel is designed specifically for cruising the Galapagos. It sleeps 100 passengers, has five decks, a swimming pool, exercise equipment, a library, and a glass-bottom boat designed to get spectacular views of the Galapagos’ magical underwater paradise. Guided by multilingual naturalists, a cruise aboard the Legend will take you closer than ever to the world’s most spectacular wildlife, including iguanas, fur seals, mockingbirds, Galapagos Penguins, sea turtles and White Tipped Reef Sharks.

Coral Princess snorkelling, Australia
Coral Princess

Australia
There’s nothing like cruising around Australia to experience a unique twist on this vast country. The Coral Princess expedition cruise is built to access the very best parts of Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region, the northern coastlines of Cape York and Arnhem Land and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

From the world-famous Coral Princess you can swim, snorkel and scuba dive amongst the fish and coral of the tranquil tropical waters before soaking up the warm Aussie sunshine on the scenic deck and spa pool. With a marine biologist on board, you’ll explore the treasures of the calm, protected waters of the Great Barrier Reef and get insider access to the pristine islands off the coast of Queensland.

Fiji Princess
Fiji Princess

Fiji
Fiji is actually made up of 330 individual islands, and there’s really no better way to experience the best of Fiji’s glory than by sea.

Explore the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands on the Fiji Princess, a small ship that has been designed to accommodate just 68 adult guests in air conditioned comfort. Cruise to remote island villages and explore countless tranquil inlets and bays exclusive to the blue lagoon that are not accessible via larger ships. Indulge in freshly caught seafood, snorkel on spectacular reefs and disembark to laze on Fiji’s golden beaches. The ship’s smaller capacity ensures a highly personal, authentic, and friendly experience which is complemented by the 100% Fijian crew.

Temples of Bagan and Road to Mandalay ship
Temples of Bagan and Road to Mandalay ship

Myanmar
Step aboard Myanmar’s luxurious Road to Mandalay river cruise to explore rural villages from a bygone era. See saffron-robed monks go about their daily rituals, and marvel at the golden spires of pagodas emerging from the lush jungle. For seven nights you’ll take a trip through time, sailing along the Irrawaddy River among magnificent temple complexes and picturesque countryside.

The Road to Mandalay features an open air swimming pool, sun deck, spa and fitness area, observation deck, a boutique selling Burmese crafts, and a resident doctor. This truly exquisite river cruising experience gives you intimate access to mesmerizing landscapes and remote mysterious villages.

Picturesque city of Hvar, Croatia
Picturesque city of Hvar, Croatia

Croatia
There’s nothing quite like the romance and excitement of gliding along the stunning Adriatic Sea while taking in sweeping panoramic views of the Dalmatian Coast.

Croatia is making waves as one of the world’s best cruising destinations due to its secluded beaches, wooded green islands, and timeless medieval towns. There are over 1,200 stunning islands dotted around the Adriatic coastline, and aboard the MV Futura yacht, you’ll spend eight days taking in the best of these islands. You’ll visit impressive destinations including Split, Korcula, Hvar, and spectacular Dubrovnik, all with an expert guide. With no more than 38 passengers aboard, this stylish and exclusive yacht is the perfect setting for your Mediterranean dreams to come true.

Goway offers boutique cruises with customizable itineraries in destinations across the globe. For more information, visit www.goway.com or call 1.800.557.2841.