Le Boat’s cruising fleet is far smaller than many the river cruise ships that usually writes about, but for some travellers  – especially a group of friends or an extended family – it is the preferred option. A perfect home-away-from-home could be floating gently along the River Thames while visiting England’s capital, London. A 7-day self-guided tour along the river, can take in the sights from Windsor Castle to Hampton Court Palace with its maze, to Legoland Windsor Resort, and Chessington World of Adventures. Accommodation and cooking facilities are on board Le Boat which carries up to 12 passengers, and it is possible to “park” for the night on the river bank and visit the local ,

One of Le Boat's fleet on the River Thames near London (UK).
One of Le Boat’s fleet on the River Thames near London (UK).

Sealink are teaming with Australia’s Northern Territory Government to run ferry services on the Tiwi Mantawi (it translates as Tiwi friend) to the culturally rich Tiwi Island that are known as “the islands of smiles”. About 80km north of the Northern Territory capital Darwin, the Tiwi Island are made up of Bathurst and Melville Islands. The 3-day UltimateTiwi Islands tour includes SeaLink ferry (or flight from Darwin), an art workshop with local artists, walking tour, accommodation, meals and non-alcoholic drinks, a wilderness adventure cruise, fishing options, turtle tour, a scenic flight to Melville Island, and a museum and art centre tour,

APT’s Geoff McGeary, founder of award-winning luxury cruise company APT, will host the company’s 15-day Aegean Odyssey cruise of the Greek Islands and Turkish coast aboard the luxury small ship MV Tere Moana in July. Geoff’s 50-year travel career has seen him grow APT from domestic tour operator to one of Australia’s most successful international travel companies.Sailing from Athens to Istanbul, Geoff will share with guests his passion for travel as they explore the Greek Islands before sailing the length of the Turkish coastline from Bodrum to Canakkale and taking in the Anzac legend at Gallipoli before Istanbul,