Peregrine Adventures has launched an exciting new line of trips - adventure cruising. Think small ships with fewer travellers, allowing you to go into uncharted waters. Peregrine's small ships can sail straight into any port so all you need to do is hop off and explore. Visit intimate towns in Croatia, stop at a small port in Greece for grilled octopus and fresh olives, or drop anchor for a swim in some secluded Cuban archipelago.
This kind of trip turns cruising upside down and inside out - this is not about life on board and what show to catch next. This is about stopping at small islands, exploring local markets and discovering a place's history and culture. All the ingredients that you know from land-based Peregrine journeys with one key difference: you only unpack once.
With small ships Peregrine can afford to be flexible. If they discover an idyllic cove off the starboard bow on a sunny day, they can stop and linger. With a maximum of 25 cabins, you get more personal service and you get to know your fellow shipmates. And with turn-down service, gourmet local food, roomy cabins, air-conditioning and laundry service, these ships are essentially floating 4-star hotels.
Here are the best adventure sailing itineraries by Peregrine:
Cruising Iceland (The Icelandic - Reykjavik to Akureyri) – 8 days from $3,055
Volcanoes covered by ice loom over a verdant green coastline,, glaciers grind their way to the ocean, geysers erupt and the northern lights dance in the sky. And then there is the glorious food and the warm, quirky people - what is there not to love about Iceland?
Cruising Spain and Portugal - Lisbon to Malaga – 8 days from $3028
Fascinating cities, picturesque towns and the chance for a refreshing swim in the waters off the south coast of Portugal and Spain are the mainstays of this cruise. Visit Lisbon, Cadiz, Seville and Granada all on one delightful sailing trip around that famous rock called Gibraltar.
Croatia Coastal Cruising – 8 days from $2,547
Endless Roman ruins, romantic Venetian towns and Byzantine churches. Sun-bleached hills descending to cobalt blue seas, which in turn straddle a coast dotted with picturesque isles. And if that is not enough, come and find out why Croatian wines and olive oils are making a mark on the world stage. View Trip
Adriatic Coastal Cruising (Adriatic Odyssey) – 8 days from $2,799
Albania and Montenegro are the next hot destinations in this part of the world - the spectacular coastlines of these countires are combined with such lovely places as Dubrovnik, romantic Korcula, Corfu and the the olive-groved island of Paxos. One trip not to be missed!
Greece Cruising (Classical Greece) – 8 days from $3,440
Ever seen a trip that combines the iconic islands of the Aegean, Mykonos and Santorini, with Crete and stunning towns on the mainland? Look no further. This trip has it all! View Trip
Cuban Panorama Cruising (Havana to Cienfuegos) – 8 days from $3,430
Sail through the Cuban Archipelago, disembarking to explore the best colonial towns and prettiest scenery the country has to offer. View Trip
Cruising in the Seychelles (Garden of Eden) – 9 days from $2,614
If you have been dreaming of an exotic island escape at an affordable price, this trip is for you. Cruise to uninhabited islands, where the most beautiful white-sand, palm-fringed beaches and nature reserves await you. View Trip