Below is a sampling of programs we have recently operated or will be operating in the near future. Most of them are exclusive to our client organizations, but opportunities to book directly with the Criterion office do occasionally arise. Availability will be noted.
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Shores of Iberia aboard Sea Cloud II
Soak up the rich history of the Iberian Peninsula beginning with the stunning Alhambra palace, continuing to Málaga, Gibraltar, Seville, the Algarve, Lisbon, and Porto on one of the most elegant and luxurious vessels afloat.
Portugal and Northern Spain aboard Sea Cloud II
Begin this unique journey in Lisbon before stops at Sintra, Porto, Islas Cies, Santiago de Compostela, Santander, and a finish with a flourish in Bilbao on Spain’s Northern shore.
Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: Slovenia & Croatia aboard Queen Eleganza
Board a culturally-rich voyage beginning in Ljubjana, Slovenia with close-in moorings at the beautiful islands and ports of Portoroz, Rovinj, Pula, Zadar, Split, Hvar, Korcula, and Dubrovnik plus a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Hawaii: World-Class Observatories and Natural Wonders
Enjoy special access to observatories and research facilities on Maui and the big island of Hawaii while spending time exploring the islands’ many natural wonders with local naturalists.
Persian Gulf Cruise aboard Crystal Esprit
Explore Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Oman as you cruise this thriving Arabian Gulf region in the comfort of the luxurious Crystal Esprit.
Japan by Sea: Land of the Rising Sun aboard Caledonian Sky
Venture beyond the major cosmopolitan cities to a fascinating variety of tranquil historic towns, artistic centers, and remote islands bookended by time in Kyoto and Tokyo.
Cruising the Baltic Sea aboard Hebridean Sky
Soak up the rich history, diverse cultures, and magnificent monuments of Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, and Finland at the height of summer when the days are long and the temperatures mild.
Greece Family Odyssey aboard Running on Waves
Enjoy an exclusive and educational family odyssey aboard an intimate sailing yacht to soak up the history, diverse cultural influences, stunning natural beauty, and archaeological treasures of Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula.
Egypt of the Pharaohs aboard Sun Boat III
See the iconic pyramids in Giza, visit the stunning temples at Abu Simbel, delve into the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, marvel at the Great Dam at Aswan, and view the immense riches on display in the museums of Cairo and Luxor as you explore the remnants of the glorious age of the pharaohs.
Elbe River Cruise aboard Elbe Princesse II
Sail between Prague and Berlin, two of Europe’s more dynamic capitals, passing fortress-crowned crags, spectacular gorges, and the sites of some of Western history’s most dramatic moments.
Discover Tasmania aboard Coral Discoverer
Explore one of the world's last accessible wilderness frontiers highlighted by dramatic and pristine scenery, abundant wildlife, and a unique history.
Journey to the “rooftop of the world” through Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. See colorful prayer wheels, exotic bazaars, golden Buddhas, splendid stupas, spectacular palaces, and view the mighty Himalayas including famed Mount Everest by air.
Royal Rajasthan Odyssey by Rail aboard Palace on Wheels
The best of India: Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Varanasi, the Taj Mahal, and Ranthambore and Keoladeo Ghana National Parks. Visit majestic palaces, experience diverse cultures, and marvel at vibrant local colors.
Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia through the Panama Canal aboard Hebridean Sky
Enjoy some of the loveliest islands and national parks in Central America on a 10-day voyage aboard the refurbished Hebridean Sky to Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia including a daytime transit of the Panama Canal.
Cruising the Mekong River aboard Mekong Princess
Witness the temples and monuments of legendary Angkor, including Angkor Wat, after a cruise of the Mekong River, one of Asia’s great waterways, venturing far from traditional tour routes to the fascinating but seldom-visited region between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.
New Zealand by Sea aboard Caledonian Sky
Enjoy up-close access to the towering granite cliffs and tumbling waterfalls of Milford Sound, plus Maori tribal dances, bubbling thermal mud pools, dynamic cities, and some of the world’s rarest wildlife. Featuring guest lecturer Peter Hillary.
Following the Footsteps of St. Paul aboard MS Serenissima
Cruise from Cyprus along the coast of Turkey to Istanbul to walk among incredible ruins, wander ancient streets, witness world-class natural and man-made beauty, and absorb the rich history of this stunning region.