Ramblers Walking Holidays has launched its new Cruise & Walk brochure for 2018.
Combining Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s ships with walks, both on and off the beaten track, Ramblers Walking Holidays’ new Cruise & Walk portfolio offers the choice of 47 itineraries.
Alongside favourites such as Baltic Discovery, Magic of the Canaries and Islands of the Caribbean, the new brochure also features a selection of contrasting new adventures.
Explore the Arctic on either Voyage to Greenland or Greenland, Iceland and Norway; the Islands of the Indian Ocean cruise, or the Amazonian waterways on An Amazon River Adventure.
Kathy Cook, joint managing director said: “Cruise & Walk Holidays offer the best of both worlds – top quality cruising with big vistas and the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most remote and fascinating destinations in more depth on foot. Pioneered some 10 years ago in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, our small guided tours are ideal for those who enjoy being very well looked after on a cruise yet equally love the adventure of stepping ashore to explore. From viewing the mighty Norwegian Fjords and ethereal colours of the Arctic at sunrise from the ship’s deck, to wandering through eerie volcanic landscapes and up breathtaking glacial valleys, stepping aboard then stepping ashore proves equally rewarding no matter what cruise you choose.”
The walking grades range from ‘Leisurely’ to ‘Moderate’ (Grade 1 to Grade 4). Styles of holidays are also indicated using an icon system and include categories such as ‘Pioneer’ for the more adventurous traveller, ‘Sightseeing’ and ‘Overnights in Port’ where you can step out in the evening to explore.
Tours are available from a choice of six UK ports or from a selection of overseas ports as part of a ‘Fly Cruise’ departure.