Compare, read reviews & book your next small ship expedition or ocean cruise with Global Journeys. From coastal cruises of the Kimberley, cruising Alaska's Inside Passage, hugging the shores of the British Isles or getting up close to the fascinating wildlife of the Galapagos Islands - if it's on the ocean, we have it covered!
No other cruise line serves more British holidaymakers on cruises out of the UK. We’ve been creating authentic travel experiences on land and sea for over...more 180 years. We design our holidays so that the great life on board is infused with British style, quality and innovation. And we offer full days in almost all destinations, as well as evening and overnight calls so that you have time to truly experience a destination, enjoy authentic encounters and immerse yourself in the culture.
Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise holidays since its launch in 1969. Each successive...more class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry 'firsts' – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous holiday-makers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most-popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.
Set sail on the vacation of a lifetime aboard one of Celebrity's award-winning cruise ships. The luxurious fleet merges cutting-edge technology with welcoming...more interiors and revolutionary venues. Discover the unrivaled luxury of The Retreat®. Experience visionary spaces, like the Magic Carpet®, that are like nothing you’ve seen before. On Celebrity's cruise ships, you’ll travel the world while enjoying the height of style, comfort, and service throughout your journey.
Dwarfed by the towering, snowcapped cliffs, your ship glides through fjords into Flam where you will board the famous Flam Railway, witnessing more stunning scenery trackside!
Shipboard days on the Mediterranean
Your sun lounge, a warm breeze, the blue sea, a coastline dotted with whitewashed buildings. Spa time, a dip in the pool, a sumptuous dinner. A timeless day at sea on the Mediterranean. Next port, Rome.
Small Ship Cruising in the Galapagos
Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding program on Isla Isabel on your Galapagos Island cruise. Observe blue footed boobies, white tipped reef sharks, marine iguanas, playful sea lions, penguins and crabs in their natural habitat.
Recent Cruise Reviews What our clients are saying about their latest cruise adventures
Australia Day 2023, P&O Cruise. 3 Nts. Pacific Adventure. Joy, NSW, Australia, Jan 2023
Hannah C. looked after my booking for this cruise. Nothing was a problem. Hannah recommended us taking a 'Guaranteed Cabin', which means we only got notified a few days prior to departure. We were very pleased to have got cabin midship on Deck 12! Ship took us out to sea for 2 nights, very calm seas and lovely ship and staff. Crew and staff all wore ...read more masks.
Came back into our Sydney Harbour for Australia Day, and 'parked' not too far from our Prime Minister's residence. Could not get a better position. Watched the Tall Ships, Ferries etc race by our ship...and so many boats of every size and type cruising around our ship and waving to us, like Royalty ! (no doubt wishing they were onboard?) Over 2,000 passengers.
Went back out to sea, then returned to Circular Quay the next morning, for us all to disembark and go to our homes. A great alternative to standing on the shore, trying to see the events. One additional thing I did was to put the "Verifly" App on my phone. This information - Cruise/ Personal/Covid info/ Covid test results... ends up with 'Safe to Cruise tick', if all is OK. On checking in, just showing the app with this 'Tick + OK to Sail' meant we were put in "Priority Check In", and passed by the long lines awaiting check in -straight onto the ship. Worth considering if you're looking to cruise soon. Thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys - we really enjoyed this cruise.
Wonderful cruise from Sydney to Auckland Pam & Stephen, VIC, Australia, Jan 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our 16 day cruise on Seabourn Odyssey, from Sydney to Auckland. Wonderful weather and beautiful scenery. Thank you Georgie for your help.
Average cruise, disappointing service. Mike, QLD, Australia, Dec 2022
The cruise was a really good short break, just what we needed. It was a nice break from everything, and we really liked not having to plan anything every day. The balcony in our cabin was great, larger than on other ships we've been on, and it got the sun for most of the day. The room was nice too, although the shower/bathroom was very small but adequate.
The ...read more food was below average, a little worse than what you'd expect from a Sizzler restaurant. Adequate but not great for a holiday. We expected a bit better. The service for drinks was quite slow, with long queues at the bar all the time. Queues were especially long at the adults-only area at the back of the boat, where we spent most of our time as the other pools had lots of families and kids.
Definitely dress up for the Gatsby Night and White Night. It was quite fun and the majority of people on board were dressed up from 5pm onwards. The comedy shows were good too.
Our phones managed to get some reception a few times a day while we were on board, mostly when we were on the top decks. This was good enough to send and receive a few messages and emails, but we were without internet most of the day, which was fine with us. Otherwise, you would need to buy the internet plan.
We had the full refreshments package, but it didn't include "Sparkling Water" at the restaurants, so we were charged for it. When we went to customer service to ask about the charges, they wouldn't refund it and told us we should have ordered "Soda Water" instead. This was quite disappointing. The staff doing table service should have told us when ordering.
All in all, the ship was ok and the people were nice. Food could have been better, staff and service was disappointing.
Great Med Cruise Mike, QLD, Australia, Nov 2022
A great cruise on a fantastic ship. We booked excursions and went off the ship every day - we probably should have taken a day or two to relax, but there was so much to do. Make sure you bring comfortable sneakers, as you will do a lot of walking. I was in the spa and sauna every day, as it was a great way to wake up and recharge after being out in ...read more the European autumn (~5-10°C). Overall, I had an incredible time on the cruise and highly recommend it to anyone. I can't wait to go on another Viking cruise. Make sure you order the strip steak from the World Cafe - it's the ship's best-kept secret.
What are the most common types of cabin on a cruise ship?
There are four main types of cabin to be found on a cruise ship being an interior or inside cabin, an ocean view or outside cabin, a balcony room and a suite. The layout, position and size of these types will vary from one cruise ship to another so in order to get the most out of your cruise, it is important to...read more do your research about cabin types, prices and location on the ship before you book. We've outlined some things to consider when choosing a cabin on your cruise.
What is an inside cabin on a cruise ship?
An inside cabin is a windowless room located in the middle of the ship meaning no view to the outside or natural light. This isn't as unappealing as it may sound, there are definite upsides to being inside - the significantly cheaper price point being the main one. Booking an inside cabin leaves more of your holiday...read more budget in your pocket while still giving you access to all the ship's facilities. As you endeavour to take advantage of the extensive entertainment and activities on board you may spend very little time in your cabin and find you just need somewhere quiet and comfortable to sleep at night while your days and evenings are spent making the most of the cruising lifestyle.
Are balcony cabins worth it?
Well that depends. If budget is tight and you spend very little time in your room, you may be better off with a cheaper ocean view or inside cabin. Ocean view cabins can sometimes be more spacious as they don't have a balcony utilising the floor space. However if you have the budget, there are distinct advantages...read more to balcony cabins such as having immediate access to the fresh sea air. It is a truly special thing to be able to enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine while watching the sunrise or sunset over the ocean. Depending on your location, being able to enjoy the scenery from the privacy of your own room is a major drawcard especially as the outer decks can become quite crowded when view points of particular interest.
Is forward or aft better on a cruise ship?
Forward cabins are at the front of the ship and appeal to many as they often have great views, especially when arriving at and leaving ports. Forward cabins can be more spacious and configured differently from a standard balcony cabins as they are arranged across the bow of the ship. Forward rooms can be subject...read more to more motion as the ship breaks the waves, so may not be the first choice for those prone to sea sickness. The aft is at the back of the ship and the uninterrupted views over the ship's wake are a big drawcard for these cabins as are more space and bigger balconies. This can mean a higher price point for aft cabins. There might be some vibration or noise from the engine or anchor at the aft of the ship.