Other Cruises

Other Cruises
Jo Meintjes also recommends and sells other Expedition Cruises to all parts of the globe other than the Polar areas in which she specialises. Below are examples of voyages which are currently on offer.

Pandaw Cruises’ ten luxury ships explore the great rivers of South-East Asia: three great South-East Asian rivers: Myanmar (formerly Burma) on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers and through Cambodia and Vietnam on the Mekong River.

You are assured of an adventure experience whilst cushioned in incredible comfort, fine dining, great cocktails and choice wines. All their ships were built new, designed and finished as replicas of colonial river steamers. These small ships have the highest space to passenger ratio of any ships afloat – much loved staterooms are 170 ft², finished in teak and brass.

Coral Princess ships sail the Kimberleys (North West Australia), across the top of Australia (Cape York and Arnhem Land) and down the Barrier Reef with a variety of voyages, often with side trips arranged into the Bungle Bungles for example. They now venture into the South Pacific: New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea – an area usually called Melanesia.

American Steamboat launched last year their American Queen Mississippi paddle steamer with every luxury sailing north from New Orleans with a variety of different length cruises as well as theme cruises, often taking in the historical places of the civil war. The American Empress, launching in 2014, will sail in the footsteps of the pioneers Lewis & Clark from Portland Oregon to Clarkston, Washington, traversing Mark Twain country.

Aqua Expeditions in the Amazon have two ships: M/V Aqua is 140 ft long with 12 luxurious guest suites of 230 sq ft with outer facing windows and balconies. Her sister ship the M/V Aria was launched in 2011 as they need more capacity. This ship is equally luxurious and follows a different itinerary to that of M/V Aqua. Both ships are staffed with naturalist guides.

Paul Gauguin Cruises with their new ship in the South Pacific has several different itineraries throughout the year, often with special prices offered.

Please Enquire for early booking and special offers for the destinations you wish to visit. As Expedition ships have limited space, it’s advisable to book up to a year in advance and Jo will advise you the best time of year to travel to your destination.

On the South America page you will find more about cruising the Chilean Fjords, the Galapagos Islands and in the Amazon.

Noble Caledonia and Tauck Tours are two more new additions Jo has dealt with in 2013 for their ships with a small amount of passengers sailing to worldwide destinations.

For others such as those run by Zegrahm which Jo has known since they started 20 years ago please enquire.