What drives us to sail away is what compels us about the sea itself––her limitless wonders and boundless unpredictability, her savage beauty and exotic ports of call. A sense of freedom that can only be found on blue water––what sailors term the open sea, far from land.
Of freedom, Ferraris, gorillas and the truly unforgettable
What drives us to sail away is what compels us about the sea itself––her limitless wonders and boundless unpredictability, her savage beauty and exotic ports of call. A sense of freedom that can only be found on blue water––what sailors term the open sea, far from land. And isn’t that where all our most powerful adventures take place? Where we dare to let go of the certainty of land, and whatever we’ve been clinging to, to head for the unknown where we take life to the next level and discover something in us we never knew before. Here, you will get a behind the scenes look at beyond the ordinary cruises that could quite possibly change not only your perspective but your life as well.
Gorillas in the mist, Rwanda
What makes travel priceless? Thrilling experiences that transform travel into life’s defining moments. Perhaps travel doesn’t get any more transformative than looking into the eyes of gorillas as they play all around you in the unimaginable beauty of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The experience brings peace to the soul in a way nothing else will in this world.
Imagine that you are in the jungle at elevation watching gorilla families play and forage while a Silverback leads the pack. The adult male mountain gorilla, so named for the silver spine of hair on their backs, casts a spellbinding communion with nature which comes only once in a lifetime and requires an exclusive license for a one-time visit of one hour. Offered as a post-tour, four-night extension this incredible opportunity to get away from it all and feel the heartbeat of the wild will be offered during AmaWaterways 2019-2020 season and also includes viewing the area’s golden monkeys.
New cruises for 2018 include ‘Wildlife & the Falls’, a 12-night adventure on theZambezi Queen where you will visit Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and walk in the steps of Nelson Mandela, on a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about the region’s historical struggles and rise of the human spirit. Other new cruises feature Medieval Treasures, three nights in Zurich and two nights in Prague, as well as Charms of the Mekong, with stops in Hanoi, Siem Reap, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Other cruises include ‘James Bond in Monaco’ on SeaDream I; Boldly go into the wild on National Geographic Quest; Beyond inspiration on the Atlantic Queen Mary 2; Beyond fun on Norwegian Bliss; Beyond the unexpected on Windstar and Beyond your bucket list Crystal Endeavor.
© This article was first published in June-July 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.
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