There are some exciting new destinations, including cruising on the Douro, luxury Nile & Ganges river cruises and a Scottish Canals & Coastal charter amongst the eight new lines.
Here's a brief summary of each:
A-ROSA CRUISES - EUROPEAN WATERWAYS
The German line operates excellent value, luxury river cruises on the Seine, Rhine, Roane, Danube and Douro. The innovative concept consists of casual but stylish feel-good holidays. All the meals are gourmet buffet meals and most beverages are included throughout the day. In 2020 there will be a total of seven ships in the fleet.
ATLAS ADRIATIC CRUISES - ADRIATIC
The line are one of the leading cruise operators in the region. The fleet of eight ships, with 15 – 19 cabins, are grouped into three levels of comfort. They offer 8-Day cruises along the Croatian coastline, with itineraries between Dubrovnik and Split, Zadar and Poreč, cruising around the Islands during the day and staying overnight in port.
HERITAGE RIVER JOURNEYS – INDIA
They have three unique and beautiful ships sailing on the Ganges River, offering 7-night round trip itineraries from Kolkata or 11-night itineraries going from Kolkata to Varanasi or vv. The quality of the product is superb and it offers the opportunity for guests to visit a part of India unspoilt by tourism for a very cultural and authentic experience. The vessels, Ganges Voyager I & II are all-suite with private balconies and are truly beautiful with hand painted walls, original traditional furniture – very special.
LOTUS CRUISES - CAMBODIA/VIETNAM
Lotus Cruises have two beautiful ships with only 34 outstanding luxury suites, sailing 4- & 7-night voyages on the Mekong River between Saigon and Siem Reap. It is an amazing, top quality 5-star product, the attention to detail is phenomenal and its very reasonably priced!
MOVENPICK CRUISES - EGYPT
Egypt is a great destination and it is rapidly returning to popularity. Mövenpick have spent the last three years refurbishing the entire fleet, which now offer 4- 15 day cruise combinations between Cairo, Asyut, Luxor and Aswan. One of the smallest and most luxurious dahabiyas on the Nile, the SB Feddya is a boutique sailing yacht with the enormous appeal of having just four attractively decorated guest suites that come complete with butler service. The other larger ships range from 52 – 72 cabins. The MS Misr is the only steam ship/paddlesteamer sailing on the Nile River, with just 24 Suites, it’s like a floating museum, all antique furniture onboard, and it has a pool.
PAUKAN CRUISES - MYANMAR
Paukan Cruises offer an incredibly high quality product in Myanmar. They have four luxury ships in service offering a quality service and yet represent good value for money. Their fleet range from 16 to 28 cabins and sail between 4 and 12 nights on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers.
EXPAIR CRUISES - CROATIA
This is a collection of five vessels sailing the coast of Croatia on 7-night itineraries departing every Saturday from April till October from Dubrovnik and Split. They have only 18 cabins onboard and they offer a great experience for more active clients wishing to explore Croatia. Three of the fleets vessels were built in the last two years. Available only on full charter basis.
LORD OF THE HIGHLANDS - SCOTLAND
This 5-Star luxury yacht-style product is launching in May 2020. The vessel is specially designed to navigate both the Caledonian Canal (and fit into the locks, that aren't very wide) in the Scottish Highlands as well as the coastal waters around the Scottish West Coast. It’s a completely unique experience featuring Scottish cuisine and select excursions such as visiting a Whiskey Distillery. The restaurant, lounge, bar and exterior are in Orient Express style and located on the top deck for improved viewing. With a maximum of 42 passengers, this product is available for charter or part charter only.
For more detail on these Cruise offerings please contact a Mondo Travel Specialist on 0800 110 108.submitted by -- Tony Terrill