Top 10 Exotic destinations in 2018

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With so many Exotic Cruises to choose from, you have the opportunity to discover North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Singapore, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Get to know cultures and iconic destinations you may only have dreamed of and relax during sea days on the world's oceans, all whilst enjoying Cunard luxury.  Our ships visit a wealth of beautiful places, many of which are best appreciated from the water. Our itineraries are selected around ports that continually receive the highest praise from our guests, combined with exciting maiden calls.

Our favourites

  • Victoria, Seychelles

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    Rising from the Indian Ocean like a dream, the Seychelles islands are an untouched tropical paradise. In charming Victoria, one of the world’s smallest capitals, distinctive African flavour permeates open-air bazaars selling coral jewellery, and breathe in fragrant vanilla orchids in the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens.

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Argentina’s capital possesses a grandeur embodied by the Colon Theatre, one of the world’s great opera houses. For many, the city’s soul lies in districts like La Boca, home to colourful houses and lively tango cafés.

  • Santiago, Chile

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    Valparaiso is your landing point for Santiago, Chile’s capital city surrounded by the snow-capped Andes . High-concept restaurants and world-class museums sit side-by-side with timeless vistas of the Andes and neoclassical squares like Plaza de Armas.

  • Funchal, Madeira

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    Positioned off the coast of north Africa, the flower-strewn island of Madeira is akin to a floating garden. The autonomous Portuguese region is known for its volcanic peaks rising from sea and its eponymous fortified wine. In bustling Funchal, spy tropical flora in the charming botanical gardens.

  • Sydney, Australia

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    Arriving into the South Pacific’s largest port, you’re greeted by the famous shell-shaped Sydney Opera House, perfectly positioned beside Sydney Harbour’s arched bridge. For all its cosmopolitan panache, Sydney is connected to nature, peppered with lovely parks and green spaces.

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Between exuberant rhythms and golden beaches, Rio is a sensuous parade of music, colour and life. Take a cue from the Carioca and approach the ‘Marvelous City’ with a zeal for life, from the top of Corcovado mountain presided over by Christ the Redeemer to the Sambadrome district.

  • Hong Kong, China

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    Dazzling, dynamic and diverse, Hong Kong is truly a world city. Skyscrapers frame a fishing village and bustling markets give way to gleaming shopping centers. Not to be missed is the view from atop Victoria Peak overlooking the city’s skyline and Victoria Harbour.

  • Osaka, Japan

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    One of Japan’s largest cities and a strategic port, Osaka is brimming with culture. In the heart of the city stands the moat-encircled Osaka Castle, an oasis surrounded by acres of blooming gardens. Take in 360-degree views from atop the castle, and descend to explore other cultural highlights such as Kinkakuji Temple.

  • Bora Bora

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    A jewel in the crown of French Polynesia, few places in the world rival Bora Bora — revered for its green-clad mountains and pure white-sand beaches surrounded by crystalline waters. Snorkel among the rich barrier reef, soar above islet-dotted waters in a helicopter and indulge in Polynesian flavours of seafood.

  • Cape Town, South Africa

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    Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day savour an awe inspiring cable car ride up Table Mountain. Perhaps make the poignant tour of Robben Island or take a cultural trip to Stellenbosch.