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Our cruise takes place aboard the luxurious Pearl II, a 4-star ship famed for its cuisine and contemporary design.

With just 440 passengers (plus officers and crew) on board, there's a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which to socialise and meet new friends. The standard of service, food, facilities and furnishings is superb, with balcony cabins, a cinema and spacious public areas adding a little extra luxury to this stately liner.


The ship's excellent chefs prepare high-quality cuisine, often using local ingredients. Meals on board are served in a single sitting with no fixed seating plans, allowing you to dine with new friends every night at a time to suit you.

The relaxed, stylish Verandah Restaurant on the Boat Deck offers buffet-style dining, and there are plenty of outdoor tables for alfresco dining if the weather permits. Downstairs on the Promenade Deck, the Dining Room offers a more traditional dining style with classic décor and friendly waiter service.

In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner are indulgent afternoon teas, complimentary round-the-clock room service, late-night gourmet bites and 24-hour self-service tea and coffee; all are included in your fare.

Special dietary requirements are well catered for, so please advise us of your needs at the time of booking.

cruise dining


The friendly atmosphere of our cruises makes them very popular with single travellers. Around a quarter of the cabins on Pearl II are single cabins. Alternatively, we would be pleased to find you a like-minded travelling companion with whom you could share a twin cabin.

There are a variety of inside and outside cabins to choose from, some of which are equipped with balconies and bathtubs. Cabins are graded depending on their size and location on the ship, and on the facilities they offer, with the suites benefiting from a butler service.

All cabins are air-conditioned and have an en-suite bath/shower room with wash basin and WC. They are all equipped with a television, DVD player, refrigerator, telephone, binoculars, hairdryer, bathrobe and complimentary luxury toiletries. All cabins offer the comfort of fixed beds. Outside cabins have double windows, letting the light flood in and allowing you to enjoy the passing scenery. Inside cabins are bright and well lit, offering value for money.

cruise cabins


The spacious Discovery Lounge on the Promenade Deck is the venue for most of our lectures and concerts. The lounge is equipped with comfortable chairs and offers table service to make sure you enjoy every performance. Along the hallway, Shackleton's Bar provides a light and airy venue for more intimate gatherings, while the cosy Sundowner Bar on Bridge Deck opens out on to a wide sun deck, letting you soak up the atmosphere in the open air.

cruise lounges


The library on Pearl II is stocked with over 3,000 books, along with a good selection of DVDs, jigsaws and newspapers. There are books on wildlife, botany and our cruise destinations to help you get the most out of your holiday. Computers with internet access and complimentary Wi-Fi are available to allow you to keep in touch with those at home. Comfy sofas along with a quiet atmosphere ensure that this is always a popular place to relax on board.

ship library


The ship's leisure facilities include an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool. Also available are a sauna and fitness equipment, as well as a range of spa treatments. The ship carries a few bicycles, which will be available for passengers' use at many ports, and a table-tennis table can be found on the Sun Deck. There is an on-board cinema, hairdresser, gift shop and self-service laundrette.

cruise facilities

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