Scenic cruises

Some destinations are best when viewed from the water. Take a stroll on deck or sip a quiet cocktail and experience some of the most stunning scenery this world has to offer, with itineraries including special scenic cruise-bys.

Our favourite scenic sights

A cruise is a wonderful way to see any number of places around the globe, but some are truly unique when viewed from the sea. Of all the ports and destinations we visit, here are our favourite scenic spots.

Aurlandsfjord, Norway

The stunning Aurlandsfjord is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world. Glide over mirror-like water between towering green hills for ten beautiful miles, before docking in tiny villages for a day of exploration.

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Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

The crown jewel in our Alaska season, Glacier Bay National Park is sure to take your breath away. See icy-blue glaciers calving and spot Alaskan wildlife in the sea and air, all from the decks of Queen Elizabeth.

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The Panama Canal

A full transit of the Panama Canal lets you see this incredible waterway in the best possible way. Pass through the locks at either side of Gatun Lake and slowly rise to - and drop from - 26 meters above sea level, in an incredible feat of engineering.

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Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

View the very best of New Zealand from the water. Amongst and beyond the glacier-carved fjords of Doubtful and Milford Sound stand impressive snow-capped peaks, luscious green slopes and forests that are home to unusual and unique species.

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Isle of May, Scotland

As you sail along the edge of the Firth of Forth, you’ll be able to look over the Isle of May, home to a magical mix of noisy sea birds and seals, as well as many a Viking or smuggler’s tale. If you're looking for rugged Scottish countryside, this is perfect.

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Cape Horn, Chile

Make the fabled rounding of the very tip of South America as you pass Cape Horn, located on the desolate Isla Hornos at the southern end of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in Chile.

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Scenic destinations

Explore one of the below for a full itinerary of incredible scenery. You may never wish to step ashore!

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