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Introducing our inspiring new 2017/18 collection


To help you plan ahead, our 2017/18 cruise collection launches on our website on 21 March. Packed with new itineraries and exciting ports of call, it’s our most exciting yet

Malta seafront

We know that you want to plan your exciting adventures in advance. So we’re pleased to tell you that we’re bringing forward the launch of our World Cruise Collection 2018. From April, you’ll be able to book cruises for our 2017/18 collection. We also know that you want to explore even more destinations and new itineraries. We’ve got that covered, too. Here’s just a taster of our new collection to inspire you.


Get off to a flying start

With our new Med Fly-cruise programme there’s never been a better time to relax and maximise your time in the sun. New itineraries will depart weekly from Malta to give you access to a wealth of Mediterranean ports of call including stunning Greek islands (think Rhodes, Crete and Santorini). Or enjoy itineraries that take in Venice and Dubrovnik. One of our Med Fly-cruises will even enjoy an overnight call in Istanbul and a call in Villefranche, France, to take in the drama of the Monaco Grand Prix in glamorous Monte Carlo.


Adventure and exploration

When it comes to our other cruises, those taking in Turkey now boast stops in Kusadasi and an overnight in Istanbul, and Central Mediterranean itineraries include the Adriatic gems of Sibenik, Split and Zadar in Croatia, Kotor in Montenegro, as well as Trapani in Sicily and Ravenna on mainland Italy. And if magnificent northern European cities tickle your fancy, our new Baltic itineraries offer overnights in St Petersburg, Copenhagen and Oslo.


The world is your oyster

We have so much choice for you with our 2017/18 itineraries that the difficult bit will be deciding which cruise to pick. Take our World Cruise Collection 2018, for example. Arcadia sets off on a 99-night western circumnavigation; Aurora takes in Cape Horn to celebrate South America for 65 nights, and Oriana laps up the Caribbean and American sunshine with a 50-night Discovery cruise. Which one is on your bucket list?


If going Stateside is the aim of your game, our USA & Canada cruises in 2017 let you explore even more of the wonders of the east coast of the United States. Aurora’s new 30-night cruise gives you the opportunity for overnight stays in New York, Boston and a late evening call in Charleston, while Arcadia’s 24-night cruise takes in glorious New England in the autumn, with overnight stays in New York and Quebec.


Discover more

By popular demand we are pleased to say that we’re expanding our Discovery cruises programme. These longer cruises, ranging from 12-19 nights on board our mid-sized ships Oriana, Arcadia and Aurora, are tailored to visit lesser-frequented ports of call packed with local charm.


In 2017, you can choose from 13 Discovery cruises, primarily based in the Western and Central Mediterranean, with further options of an Iberia & Canary Islands cruise and a Baltic cruise. Oriana will offer nine Discovery cruises while Arcadia and Aurora will each offer two.


If you’re an Italy fan, you’re in for a treat as we have Discovery itineraries that include more boutique ports of call, such as the stunning clifftop town of Sorrento, bustling Salerno, Sicily’s historic capital Palermo, and Olbia on Sardinia’s Emerald Coast. Portimao on Portugal’s western Algarve and Spain’s legendary Barcelona will also feature.


Oriana’s 2017 Iberia & Canary Islands Discovery cruise itineraries will take in classic destinations, such as Cadiz (for Seville) in Spain, Oporto in Portugal and the Azores. Boutique ports of call include historic naval port El Ferrol in Spain and the ‘White City’ of La Rochelle in France – one of the country’s most historic seaports. Fuerteventura and La Gomera in the Canary Islands offer a wealth of natural wonders to discover, too.


Dates for your diary:

  • Pre-Registration opens on 21 - 30 Mar 2016
  • Collection on sale to top tier Peninsular Club members on 31 Mar - 3 Apr 2016
  • Collection on general sale:
    • Mar - May 2017 cruises on sale from 4 Apr 2016
    • Jun - Aug 2017 cruises on sale from 6 Apr 2016
    • Sep - Nov 2017 cruises on sale from 7 Apr 2016
    • Dec 2017 - Mar 2018 cruises on sale from 8 Apr 2016
  • World & Exotic fly-cruises on general sale on 11 Apr 2016