Tauck has unveiled its 2016 collection of small ship ocean cruises, and next year the operator will offer 15 cruises on nine ships in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, Australia, Alaska, Antarctica and Latin America.
As an example, a 13-day 'Treasures of Southeast Asia' itinerary, which begins with an included two-night hotel stay and guided sightseeing in Hong Kong, where guests will enjoy views from Victoria Peak and tour Stanley Market and the Hong Kong Museum of History. A nine-night cruise along the South China Sea on the small ship L’Austral follows, with ports of call including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Chan May and Ho Chi Minh City.
Along the way, guests will tour the 11th-century Temple of Literature and enjoy lunch at the Press Club in Hanoi, cruise Ha Long Bay and tour Hoi An and Hue (all UNESCO World Heritage Sites), and sail up the Saigon River to Ho Chi Minh City, where guests stay overnight at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, tour the city, and have a choice of included excursions.
The company is offering three departures in October and November next year, with prices leading in at £5,795 per person based on double occupancy, excluding flights. For further information call 0800-810 8020 or visit www.tauck.co.uk