Windstar ship in Tahiti

Ocean Cruising & Holiday Packages

Discover the oceans of the world on board your luxurious cruise liner. Unpack once and explore pristine beaches, colourful town ancient ruins and some of the most historical cities in the world

Crystal Cruise ship cruising the Glacier Bay National Park
Crystal Cruise ship cruising the Glacier Bay National Park
Wind Spirit cruising in Tahiti
Wind Spirit cruising in Tahiti

Ocean Cruising: Explore the High Seas in Style

Longing for endless blue skies and seas and sun-soaked adventures? Entire Travel Group's handpicked ocean cruises offer a world of elegance and exploration on the high seas. Craft your ideal escape aboard luxurious ships that feel like floating cities. Picture yourself waking up each morning to ocean breezes and boundless possibilities.

Our ocean cruises take you to some of the most stunning destinations on the planet – from the lively Caribbean islands, the awe-inspiring glaciers of Alaska, to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean. On board our luxury ships, enjoy world-class dining, dazzling Broadway-style shows, and sprawling decks filled with opportunities to socialise and relax. In the evenings, marvel at the star-studded sky before retreating to your cosy and elegantly furnished cabin.

During exciting ports of call, get the chance to unwind on a secluded beach, learn flamenco from local dancers in Spain, or savour private wine tastings in Tuscany. So, trade ordinary escapes for epic voyages. Explore our diverse ocean cruise packages today!

Popular Ocean Cruise Destinations

Entire Travel Group has curated the best luxury ocean cruise packages just for you. Set sail on an exhilarating exploration of the world's most breathtaking ocean cruise destinations:

  • Tahiti & French Polynesia: Escape to the dreamy realms of Tahiti, where the romance of azure waters and emerald jungles comes alive. Drift in iconic overwater bungalows, dive among spectacular reefs, and embrace the island's mellow pulse.
  • Alaska: Journey to Alaska's wild heart where glaciers reign and wildlife roams. Glide through majestic Glacier Bay, spot whales and bears, and delve into the rich heritage of native cultures.
  • South Pacific: Embark on a sun-kissed odyssey across the South Pacific's jewels - Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia. Discover a world of underwater marvels, lounge on pristine beaches, and experience unparalleled island hospitality.
  • Mediterranean: Navigate the storied waters of the Mediterranean. Find yourself inItaly, Greece, Spain where ancient wonders meet quaint village charm and culinary delights.
  • Northern Europe: Set off on a Northern European saga. From Norway's breathtaking fjords to Iceland's midnight sun and the vibrant capitals of Scandinavia, it's a journey of stark beauty and cultural richness.

Amenities and Services

Ocean cruises redefine the art of sailing with these luxury amenities and services:

  • Epicurean Delights: Embark on a culinary odyssey with options from Michelin-star elegance to eclectic buffets, each bite a celebration of global flavours.
  • Butler Service: Revel in the luxury of personalised service with our 24/7 butler attention, attending to everything from unpacking your suitcase to planning exclusive on-shore adventures.
  • Spa and Fitness Havens: Unwind in lavish spa settings or energise in top-tier fitness centres and yoga studios, all while floating on the ocean's tranquillity.
  • Vibrant Entertainment Options: Be spellbound by Broadway-esque shows, groove to live music, try your luck in casinos, or catch a movie under the stars – endless options to ignite your nights.
  • Myriad Shore Excursions: Step off the ship into a world of discovery with unique excursions, whether it's cultural deep dives or adrenaline-fueled escapades.

Ocean Cruising vs. River Cruising

Ocean cruises and river cruises both offer unique experiences, but they differ significantly in their approach and offerings.

Luxury Ocean Cruises:

  • Scale and Amenities: Luxury ocean cruises are known for their large, lavish ships equipped with an array of amenities.
  • Itineraries and Destinations: Ocean cruises often have longer itineraries, covering vast distances and including various ports across different countries or continents. They offer a mix of popular tourist destinations and exotic locales.
  • Onboard Experience: With a larger scale comes a broader range of activities and experiences onboard. Guests can enjoy everything from culinary classes and wine tastings to elaborate shows and deck parties.

Luxury River Cruises:

  • Intimacy and Access: Luxury river cruises are characterised by smaller, more intimate ships. This smaller scale allows them to navigate narrower waterways and dock in the heart of cities, offering easy access to local attractions.
  • Focused Itineraries: River cruises typically have more focused itineraries, often centred around a single country or region. This allows for a deep dive into the local culture, history, and cuisine.
  • Personalised Service: With fewer passengers, river cruises tend to offer a more personalised service. The atmosphere is more relaxed and sociable, with greater opportunities for interaction among guests and crew.

Ocean Cruising Tips & Advice

For a memorable and hassle-free ocean cruise holiday, consider these key tips:

  • Room Key as Payment: Use your room key for onboard purchases, eliminating the need for cash except when in port​​.
  • Cabin Choice: Opt for interior cabins for a budget-friendly option, or choose balcony rooms for more space and views​​.
  • Packing: Pack efficiently, as cabin and storage space is limited. A carry-on is recommended to avoid luggage issues​​.
  • Ship Familiarization: Take a tour of the ship on the first day to familiarise yourself with the layout​​.
  • Early Boarding: Board early to maximise your first day and enjoy the ship's amenities​​.
  • Budgeting for Extras: Be mindful of additional costs like spa treatments, shore excursions, and specialty dining​​.
  • Independent Shore Excursions: Consider booking shore excursions independently for savings, but ensure they fit your schedule​​.

FAQs about Ocean Cruises

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Are there kid-friendly activities on ocean cruises?

Many ocean cruises are family-friendly and offer a variety of activities for kids. Look for cruise lines with dedicated kids' clubs, water parks, and age-appropriate entertainment.

How do I choose the right cabin or stateroom on an ocean cruise?

Selecting the right cabin depends on your preferences and budget. Inside cabins are cost-effective but lack windows. Oceanview cabins offer views through a window or porthole. Balcony cabins provide private outdoor space. Suites are more spacious and luxurious.

What activities and entertainment are available on an ocean cruise ship?

Ocean cruises offer a wide range of activities and entertainment. You can enjoy Broadway-style shows, live music, casinos, movie theatres, and even art exhibitions. Daytime activities include swimming in pools, relaxing in spas, fitness centres, and adventurous shore excursions.

What are the best ocean cruise destinations?

An ocean cruise holiday opens you up to a world of diverse destinations, including Mediterranean countries like Italy and Greece, Alaska, South Pacific paradises like Fiji and Tahiti, and Norwegian fjords.

What dining options are available on an ocean cruise ship?

Ocean cruise ships offer diverse dining experiences, from formal dining rooms with multi-course meals, buffet-style options to specialty restaurants with unique cuisines and casual eateries.

What should I pack for an ocean cruise vacation?

When packing for an ocean cruise, consider the destination and weather. Bring comfortable clothing, swimwear, formal attire for dining, and essentials like sunscreen, medication, and travel documents.

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