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Make yourself comfortable and get ready to browse some fantastic cruise and rail holidays to destinations such as North America, Mexico, Italy and Japan.
Whether you’ve had the pleasure of booking one of our cruise and rail deals before or a first-timer, you can expect an unrivalled level of customer service and carefully thought-out packages to make the process a pleasure from start to finish.
Multi-centre holidays are a wonderful way to explore countries and cultures, and when you choose a cruise and rail break, you can spend more time enjoying your holiday than waiting in airport departure lounges.
There are a whole host of highlights included in our various deals, including scenic train rides through the Rocky Mountains, taking a boat trip to get up close to Niagara Falls, exploring Alaska on a relaxing cruise, and sampling the bright lights of cities such as Tokyo and New York. There’s more on the destinations included in our various cruise and stay holidays below.
Our cruise and rail escapes cover Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean, so there’s something to suit all tastes. For example, you may want to explore the lakes and ancient buildings in Italy, immerse yourself in America’s most musical cities or taste the delights of Japan getting from A to B by bullet train.
Amtrak's Empire Builder Train provides a truly remarkable rail journey through the Rocky Mountain scenery with panoramic views, fabulous food, and great company will be a real highlight of your trip. Then, of course, there’s also the 59 City of New Orleans Amtrak Train, which transports you through some blissful scenery and three magnificent cities famed for their musical history in Chicago, New Orleans, and Memphis.
Regardless of whether you’re travelling by plane, train or cruise liner, you’ll be well looked after, and we’re more than happy to answer any questions or arrange any special requests or requirements you may have. Riding the rails and sailing the ocean waves are relaxing ways to get around and see more of the scenery around you before arriving at your next destination.
Cruise and rail holidays are ideal when you’re looking to get away for a relaxing or rejuvenating beak. Little matches the experience of lying out on deck with the sun high above you and the warm waters below. Taking the train through some of the most inspiring and beautiful scenery anywhere in the world is hard to beat too. Both experiences allow you to spend some quality time with loved ones and reconnect with nature.
When it comes to cruise ships, you can look forward to staying on one of the most luxurious around. Across our cruise and rail deals, you’ll find several renowned vessels ranging from the Norwegian Breakaway and MSC Sinfonia to the Diamond Princess and the Queen Mary 2. You can read more details further down the page to learn about these and many more of the ships in our range of cruise and rail deals across the world.
A taste of the destinations in our cruise and rail deals
Fall in love with the Land of the Rising Sun when you book your cruise and rail holiday to Kyoto and Tokyo. You’ll be captivated by the culture of these two very different destinations and get the opportunity to speed between them on the infamous bullet train. From tranquil gardens where you can stroll through colourful flora to sumptuous street food in the capital, Japan's sights, sounds, and tastes will stay with you always.
Niagara Falls is often spoken about as a must-visit destination, and when you get up close and hear the thunderous roar of the cascading water, you’ll understand why. Whether you choose to stay dry and marvel at the Falls from above or take a boat trip to get a more thrilling experience, you’ll definitely remember your experience for a long time. There’s more to see and do in Niagara Falls on your cruise and rail holiday, with delicious wines, theme parks and casinos amongst the attractions.
Our cruise and rail holidays to Italy include deals to Lake Como, Lake Garda, Venice and Rome. Travel by first-class train through the picturesque Italian countryside and look forward to a memorable Mediterranean cruise with warm waters glistening under the glorious sunshine. When in Rome, you should visit the Pantheon, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain to get the full experience. You should seize the opportunity to sample the delicious cuisine that’s fresh, simple and bursting full of flavour.
Combining a Caribbean cruise with a musical tour to Memphis, New Orleans, and Chicago is sure to set your soul on fire. From thriving nightlife and live music in the trio of cities to the laid back atmosphere and relaxation on offer at sea, these cruise and rail holidays are a treat for the senses and feel like multiple mini-holidays in one. As part of your cruise around the Caribbean, you’ll stop off at places including Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel - each with a unique appeal to make sure your time on dry land is delightful.
After two nights in Seattle and Chicago, you’ll embark on an Alaskan Glacier Cruise to Juneau, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan, and Victoria in Canada. You’ll finally disembark in Seattle after cruising through some of the most mind-blowing scenery anywhere in the world. Seeing a glacier close up is an enthralling experience and a great example of the raw power and beauty of the natural world.
Booking your New England Cruise & Rail Holiday, which takes in New York City and Niagara Falls, promises to be an unforgettable trip. Your New England cruise will call at Bar Harbour in Maine, New Brunswick and then Nova Scotia. The train ride from the wonder of Niagara Falls to New York City is aboard the 64 Maple Leaf Service, arriving at Penn Station. The Big Apple offers non-stop enjoyment whether you’re shopping, sightseeing, strolling through Central Park or sampling dishes from across many different continents.
Spectacular cruise ships
The cruise holiday part of your trip is sure to be a success with the fantastic fleet of ships on offer from many of the world’s best companies. Whatever vessel you set sail on, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation, dining out and the range of activities on offer. Here are just some of the options depending on which part of the world you want to visit:
The Adventure of the Seas from Royal Caribbean Cruises will take you on a tremendous tour around Bermuda and the Bahamas. This vessel is suitable for all ages, with a surf simulator, aqua park and mini-golf amongst the more popular things to do. The wealth of dishes on offer ensures you can eat well during every night of your stay, whether it’s sushi, steak or alfresco Italian. In addition, you can enjoy a spa, shopping, live music, shows, dance, and fitness classes in between ports.
Weighing in at over 100,000 tonnes and over 950 feet long, the Carnival Glory has a capacity of just under 3,000 passengers. There are activities for all ages and formal and informal restaurants where you can grab a quick lunch or have a relaxing three-course meal. With waterslides, adult-only retreats, a comedy club, live music and children’s activities, you’ll always have something enjoyable to spend your time on while you plan your itinerary for the next port of call.
The Norwegian Breakaway ship is part of the esteemed Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. It sets sail on our Western Caribbean cruise holidays, stopping off at Mexico, Belize and Honduras. It was refurbished in 2018, five years on from when it was built. What helps set this cruise ship apart is The Waterfront - a spectacular promenade with ocean views and fresh sea air where you can enjoy a drink or a meal and bask in the sunshine.
The Queen Mary 2 is a luxury liner from Cunard. After flying out to Toronto, the Queen Mary 2 will guide you back home to Southampton in the UK at the end of your cruise and rail holiday. With over 1,200 crew to look after around 2,700 guests at capacity, you’re guaranteed great service, and there’s plenty of space to help you feel relaxed and at ease throughout your voyage. With a theatre, planetarium, kids activities galore and sporting activities amongst the things to do onboard, there will always be something new to try and enjoy after you’ve set sail from New York across the Atlantic.
The MSC Sinfonia will be your home when you book one of our Mediterranean Cruise and Rail holiday deals. This MSC Cruises ship is family-friendly with a water park and other themed activities for kids. Booking a cabin with a balcony will allow you to wake up to beautiful views that set the tone for the day ahead. With its own theatre, range of restaurants/bars and swimming pools, each day of your stay can be as relaxing or exciting as you choose.
The Discovery Princess is the cruise ship of choice to explore the glaciers in Alaska. The sixth and final vessel in the Princess Cruises Royal-Class fleet, it’s a new ship with a vast amount to offer its 3,660 guests. Activities you may not expect on a cruise ship include art galleries and live auctions, outdoor movie screenings and an exciting casino. But, if you’re looking for an incredible maiden voyage as a cruise passenger, the Discovery Princess will exceed your expectations at every turn.
A cruise company you can trust
Whether you’re booking a once in a lifetime honeymoon, family adventure, romantic break or holiday to celebrate your retirement, our team of travel experts will cater for your every need.
We’re an independent company that has grown over the years on word-of-mouth recommendations. Your holiday experience really matters to us, and you’ll always be treated as a valuable customer. That starts from the moment you enquire - all your questions will be answered fully by a knowledgeable member of staff, and there’s never any pressure to make a decision. We want you to book with complete confidence so you can look forward to your cruise and rail holiday and start planning all the amazing things you’re going to see and do.
With interest-free low deposits available and an extra £20 off when you subscribe to the Viva Cruise newsletter online, we make it easy to budget for your break. We’re ABTA members and our cruise and rail holidays are ATOL protected.
As the world starts to open up again after the last two years, more and more people are looking to get more value for money from their holidays. Our cruise and rail deals certainly offer that, and we take great care to put together packages that give you the best possible experience for a reasonable price.
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