Cruising has become a huge growth area for Ashdown Travel, many of the team have experienced cruising themselves and are able to offer their advice and expertise whilst realising the importance of matching customers to the right ship.

Choosing the right ship is crucial. Get it wrong and you will have a miserable experience whereas get it right and it will be very memorable.

We have personal experience of a large number of cruises and can advise you whether you are looking for the elegance and refinement of the small luxury six star ships right the way through to the all singing, all dancing larger liners carrying over 5000 passengers. Nothing can match the experience of sailing out of port to the sound of classical music on the tall clipper sailing ships or the exciting individuality of expedition ships to Antarctica or the Galapagos Islands.

River cruising has grown in its popularity and is an ideal choice if you are looking to sail right into the centre of the cities whilst enjoying on board local culinary delights accompanied by fabulous regional wines and local culture. You can sail down the more well-known rivers like the Rhine, Rhone and Danube or the lesser frequented ones like the Douro, the PO or the Yangtze.

Our experience lets us advise which are the best appointed suites and staterooms and help with planning suitable excursions offered on your choice of itinerary and ensure we capture what’s important to you, leaving you to enjoy the very best cruising experience.