Culture Cruises Newsletter – Cruise Offers: The Seychelles and Aldabra – Antarctica Christmas on Hurtigruten – Golfing Cruise Offer On Crystal

by Kevin Griffin

Culture Cruises, who we mentioned last week, is introducing a Newsletter. Moreover, they have added some unique financial benefits: their aim is not only to source the most interesting cruises, but also to negotiate the very best prices.


Culture Cruises: a Newsletter and financial benefits

They have been doing lots of research to find the most exciting offers, and made their first cruise suggestions this weekend: cruises with a particular appeal for the connoisseurs and adventurers among the cruising public.

Moreover, they have added some unique financial benefits! Their aim is not only to source the most interesting cruises, but also to negotiate the very best prices. There will be special offers and meaningful gifts for readers. Their regular newsletter will be highlighting certain offers they hope will appeal, and below are three they have just chosen.Culture Cruises logo (Courtesy Culture Cruises)

But this is just the tiniest selection from what is on offer. Which can be found at or by calling Culture Cruises in London at 020 7660 1450. Their email address is Their website is growing daily.


Set sail for a 13-day expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful islands of the Seychelles. Culture Cruises invites you to follow an unforgettable itinerary aboard Le Bougainville, against a backdrop of turquoise waters and coconut palms.

Ponant's Le Lapérouse - Le Bougainville sister ship (Photo credit Philip Plisson, Ponant)

Ponant’s Le Lapérouse – Le Bougainville sister ship (Photo credit Philip Plisson, Ponant)

Leaving from Victoria, the archipelago’s capital, fall under the spell of the idyllic landscapes, with their exceptional flora and fauna. Your first port of call will be in the island of Aride, an unspoiled delight of the Indian Ocean, home to thousands of birds including some endemic species.

In Praslin, don’t miss the chance to visit the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. There you will find sea coconuts, gigantic fruits with a very evocative shape, nicknamed the “love nut”. During your cruise, you will have many opportunities to dive or snorkel, notably in Poivre, Astove, and at the heart of the sublime coral reef in the Alphonse lagoon.

Another highlight of your trip will be the port of call at Aldabra, a gigantic coral atoll that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edged with mangrove and fine sandy beaches, it is home to the largest colony of land turtles in the world.

Before you return to Mahé, Le Bougainville will chart a course for the coral island of Desroches and the sublime beaches of La Digue, some of the most renowned of the Seychelles. The encounters with wildlife described here illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

(From £5,646 per person. More details:


Celebrate a spectacular Christmas! From Ushuaia, cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands. On board there is so much to do: visit our Activity Centre, attend exciting lectures, and enjoy the season´s festivities while surrounded by snow and ice!

Ushuaia, Argentina (Photo above credit Jerzy Strzelecki at Wikipedia)

Ushuaia, Argentina (Photo above credit Jerzy Strzelecki at Wikipedia)

Go kayaking outside Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Hurtigruten ships are built and designed to meet the needs of modern explorers – both on and off ship. Together, we will explore the most remote place on earth, like hiking the majestic cliffs of Deception Island.

Experience glaciers, nature and wildlife. Come ashore in Antarctica and meet penguins up close.
A Christmas celebration in the land of ice and snow. Landings and excursions with our expert Expedition team.

A Special Offer To Solo Travellers: Pay no single supplement on this 2019 cruise. An expedition on one of our small-scale, nimble Explorer ships makes for a sociable holiday with like-minded travellers. Solo travellers who prefer their own space while still travelling with others, have the opportunity to save money too.

(For more information about this cruise please email:


Book Now: If you book on this golf themed cruise you can choose either Free Flights or $1,000 On Board Credit for the stateroom. This offer is due to expire on 15th May, so no time to lose!Crystal Cruises (logo)

12 Aug: 11 nights: Lisbon to Monte Carlo from: £4,923 per person. On board the ‘Crystal Serenity’ with 6-star service, Michelin level cuisine, in-house entertainment, wellness spa, luxury.

PGA instructors will work with you on your game, and golf celebrities will be discussing their golfing experiences on this tour.

Itinerary: Lisbon, Cadiz-Seville, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Barcelona, St Tropez, Monte Carlo

(For more information about this cruise please ring Culture Cruises in London on 020 7660 1450)

(Kevin Griffin is managing director of specialist cruise agency The Cruise People Ltd in London, England. For further information concerning cruises mentioned in this article readers can visit his blog)

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