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By boat or by barge, by historic steamship or by expedition vessel, Jules Verne have cruise holidays for all tastes and budgets, along some of the most scenic rivers and coastlines in the world.

Our small ship cruises are expertly planned and organised, during some of the most favoured times to travel, meaning you will enjoy each destination at its best.

We offer a selection of cruise holidays that provide a balance between on-board comfort and exciting ports of call. The use of small vessels promotes a friendly atmosphere in the company of like-minded travellers so you can enjoy your coastal or river cruises in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.
A number of our river cruises contain an educational element; with expert talks about the history, wildlife or culture of your destinations.

A cruise holiday with us will deliver you easily to cities and even villages that would be difficult to combine in any other way, including the best-known highlights and the quieter, hidden gems that other bigger boat cruises may miss out along the way.

River and coastal cruises are a wonderful way to travel allowing you to relax and watch the ever-changing scenery that unfolds as you glide by. There is no better way to discover the treasures of each country, whilst travelling in style and comfort, and without the repetitive necessities of hotel formalities.


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Aerial View of Les Andelys, Normandy, France

Impressions of the Seine

Sailing through scenery which inspired Impressionist artists, Monet and Manet, Gaugin and Renoir, this is a river cruise through the romance of France, from the country’s inimitable capital, via historic towns, abbeys, chateaux, and harbours, to coastal Honfleur

More 7 nights from £2235

Péniche Bourgogne

A stressless ‘no fly’ tour, this exclusive Péniche (barge) cruise is a dreamy drift through Burgundy’s bucolic beauty and historic towns, sailing from Dijon to Besançon, on the Petite-Sôane, Rhône-Rhine, and Doubs waterways, via celebrated sights and secret gems

More 7 nights from £2995

Medieval Cities Along the Seine

Sailing past Paris landmarks and between the bucolic banks of the Seine and Yonne rivers, this péniche (barge) cruise carries you back in time to medieval streets, artists’ landscapes, and the sumptuous royal châteaux of the 17th-century ‘Grand Siécle’

More 6 nights from £2595

Along the Banks of the Hoogly - Upstream

A unique, original and exclusive cruise through rural India along the River Hoogly between Calcutta and English Bazaar

More 11 nights from £4095

Expedition Antarctica

An unforgettable 15-day journey taking discerning travellers to distant lands

More 14 nights from £13795

Voyage to the Northern Lights

From the maze of myriad inlets forming Bergen’s busy bays, to the top-of-the-world wilds of Nature at the North Cape, this classic Norwegian Hurtigruten cruise visits very varied ports of call as it follows Norway’s spectacular coast in search of the Northern Lights

More 8 nights from £2255

Patagonia to Cape Horn

From mountain peaks to magnificent glaciers, from pampas plains to the Land of Fire, and from Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital to the ‘end of the world’ at Chile’s Cape Horn, this terrific tour of cities, seascapes, and scenery includes a four-night cruise

More 17 nights from £10295

Laos Mekong Explorer

Discover the hidden gems of Laos on this leisurely cruise to less-visited reaches of the Mekong River. The remarkable journey is a Jules Verne exclusive, sailing on a small ship of the Pandaw fleet, with all meals included, and all tours intriguing

More 14 nights from £5295

The Timeless Nile by Royal Steamer

This exceptional cruise is an exclusive Jules Verne charter of the regal steamer SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk. Sailing in style from enchanting Aswan to amazing sites in Luxor and beyond, it includes the stunning temples of Abu Simbel

More 7 nights from £4095