Cruise Regions

Want to know more about the world's cruising regions? Here you will find descriptions of each area, the departure ports used by all the cruise lines and you can search for cruises that sail in the region.

Africa is a a huge continent with a 70,000 mile coastline - explore its people and amazing wildlife. Our Africa includes both the east and west coasts but not the northern coast - this is included in the Mediterranean cruise area. More details...
Alaskan whales travel waters surrounded by glaciers, bears roam the land, salmon swim the rivers and eagles soar overhead. More details...
Antarctic fantastic natural beauty hosts an abundant wildlife in one of the most forbidding places on earth. And you can explore this icy wilderness from the comfort of a cruise ship. More details...
The Arctic roof of the world starts north of the Arctic circle and yet here you will find lands with spectacular coastal fjords, glaciers and ice flows and abounding with wildlife. More details...
Atlantic Islands comprise the Canaries, Madeira, Azores and Cape Verde Islands - beach resorts, volcanoes, rugged scenery and even desert - all off the west coast of Africa. More details...
Australasia features the rugged islands of New Zealand, the diversity of Australia, the jungles of Papua New Guinea and tropical Indonesia (Bali). Normally part of a world cruise itinerary, there are a growing number of ships serving the region. More details...
From the Black Sea experience the different cultures of eastern block countries like Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine or explore the north coast of Turkey. More details...
Caribbean warm seas wash the beaches of hundreds of beautiful vibrant islands and the cultural influences of Europe, Africa and Latin America. More details...
Eastcoast USA hosts the warm seas of Bermuda, the Autumn colours of New England and Canada and the battlefields of Colonial USA. Bermuda offers warm summer weather, great beaches and British ambience on these self governing islands. More details...
Far East is exotic Asia - from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in the south through the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China to Korea and Japan in the north. More details...
The Indian Ocean offers cruising along the coasts of Arabia, India, Sri Lanka and on to Singapore or exploring the coral atolls of the Maldives and Seychelles. More details...
The Mediterranean is the Cradle of Civilisation with summer sun, glamourous resorts, historic cities and idyllic islands. The world's largest inland sea, enclosed by three continents, it is Europe's most popular cruising destination. More details...
The Middle East offers cruising in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf or through the whole region. The size of the region and the vast distances cruised make for more relaxed cruising with many days at sea. More details...
Northern Europe has the medieval cities of the Baltic Sea, the dramatic Norwegian Fjords, the historic cities and islands of Western Europe and the volcanoes of Iceland. More details...
The Pacific Ocean is vast and home to Hawaii and the South Sea Islands - a Polynesian welcome, great beaches, reefs and waving palm trees. More details...
The Panama Canal is one of the wonders of the modern world - cruise up and over Central America between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. More details...
South America offers an incredible mix of ancient civilisations, unique islands, colonial history, dramatic fjords and mountains, vibrant cities and tropical rivers and rainforest. More details...
Transatlantic cruises could be for you if you like lots of days at sea. Travelling across the Atlantic they may go direct to their destination port or cruise the destination region for a few days. More details...
Western Europe's historic cities to the glamourous resorts, and idyllic islands of the Mediterranean. Cruise ships sailing Northern Europe during the summer months will often reposition to the Mediterranean in September and return the following May. More details...
The Mexican Riviera or California coast for fun, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest or whales and exotic jungles further south. More details...
The World Cruise - The classic cruise experience, circling the globe to explore new regions. Visiting more than 30 ports on a 3 month voyage, World-wide also includes segments of those cruises that cross two or more regions. More details...