Launched: The world’s most luxurious gap-year journey

A UK-based cruise company has launched the world’s most luxurious gap year package, giving students the chance to swap back-packs and hostels for ultimate comfort.

The holiday is a round-the-world cruise specifically tailored to wanderlust students and takes in all the staple back-packing destinations, including Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Designed by UK cruise specialists, Bolsover Cruise Club, to offer an alternative to the stereotypical “year-out” spent living in shared hostel rooms, the 15-country, 60,000 miles, voyage represents the ultimate in student travel.

For this, travellers will be offered the usual gap-year opportunities to find oneself, have once-in-a-lifetime experiences and broaden cultural horizons, all while enjoying a life of luxury aboard some of the world’s most impressive cruise liners.

Sydney skyline at twilight. Panorama of the Sydney Skyline. The Sydney Opera House small on the left side, Sydney Harbour Bridge in the middle. Twilight Scenic Sydney Panorama. Sydney, Australia. Canon 5DSR 50MPixel Panorama.

The cruise, which spans six continents and sees travellers experience eleven different cruise ships, sets sail outside of the academic year, in July 2017, and is available to students of all ages including both under and postgraduates. Students are advised to defer a year of study to ensure deadlines are not missed.

Michael Wilson, Managing Director of Bolsover Cruise Club, said: “Forget hostels, part-time jobs in bars and long bus journeys, our gap year holiday is the ultimate way a student can see the world in their year out.

“We launched this cruise because we feel there aren’t any other comprehensive luxury options for students to see the likes of Machu Picchu, Sydney, Vietnam and Bangkok all in one package.

“We’re excited to be able to give students some unforgettable experiences around the world that will stay with them for the rest of their lives – and the only fruit they’ll have to worry about picking will be from the buffet counter.

“We feel confident in saying that our luxury gap year offering is top of the class – if gap years are universities then we’re launching Cambridge!”



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