World's best adventure cruise holidays

Want an adventure holiday like no other? Here's why a cruise should be on your radar

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If you thought cruising was all about relaxing on deck with a cocktail in hand you were wrong, as even the most active and intrepid travellers will be impressed by the amazing adventure cruise holidays on offer.

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While a cruise might not be the first thing that springs to mind when planning to go off the beaten track, you'll certainly venture to places you never imagined and many that can only be reached by sea.

Sailing to far corners of the Earth and to destinations where the average holidaymaker has never set foot, our pick of most adventurous cruises take in the wild beauty of our planet, combining elusive wildlife, untouched islands and dramatic landscapes that are just waiting to be discovered.

Antarctica provides the ultimate cruise adventure and is a bucket list experience, where your days on the white continent can be spent snowshoeing, hiking and camping under the stars bivouac-style. What could be more exciting than sailing from Argentina to one of the most untouched parts of the world?

For those after a little heat, Asia is a marvellous place to explore by sea and in Burma you can travel to pristine stretches of tropical, coral-edged shoreline, swim off wild shell-sand beaches and snorkel in translucent water off uninhabited islets on an unusual and adventurous holiday.

Wildlife lovers looking to get the best from land and sea will adore the unspoilt Galapagos Islands, while the outstanding scenery of Tasmania makes it a haven for kayaking in crystal clear waters and going on guided walks through sub-tropical rainforests.

From vast Antarctica to the remote Amazon River, browse the world's best cruise holidays for adventure travellers.

Where to go on an adventure cruise holiday

Where to go on an adventure cruise holiday

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