Picture yourself leisurely cruising aboard a river boat, exploring fascinating ports aboard a deluxe ship or private yacht, or experiencing the old world glamour of a luxury train. Quality is paramount for us and we strive to use the very best (or best available in remote areas) on Yale Educational Travel programs.
The exclusively chartered, Five-Star, all-Suite m.v. Star Breeze, relaunched in 2015 following a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, offers intimate cruising at its finest and ranks high among Travel + Leisure magazine?s ?World?s Best Cruise Lines.? This small ship can dock in ports inaccessible to larger vessels and celebrates traditional ?sail aways? on deck. Its Zodiacs carry small groups on island landings and excursions that are led by expert naturalists. Ideal for private viewing of passing landscapes and coastal sites are the six Classic and Owner?s Suites, each with a private, furnished veranda. The 36 French Balcony Suites have a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door and wooden railing, and the Ocean-View Suites have one picture window. Each of the Five-Star Suites features one queen bed (most convertible to two twin beds), a private bathroom with shower (most with full bathtub), luxurious European linens and amenities, individual climate control, flat-screen satellite television, Wi-Fi Internet access, safe, minibar, dressing table, hair dryer, plush robes and slippers. Complimentary welcome flowers and fruit are provided in each Suite upon arrival. The elegant AmphorA dining room accommodates all guests at a single, unassigned seating, and an attentive staff serves fine contemporary international cuisine. Complimentary beer and house wine are served with lunch and dinner; nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise. Guests may enjoy indoor or outdoor dining in the Veranda restaurant for breakfast and lunch or reserve a table at Candles for alfresco evening dining. The Yacht Club offers complimentary specialty coffees and light snacks in between meals. Room service is also available 24 hours. The inviting and spacious public areas are tastefully appointed and include a large lounge, where a program of enriching lectures is held, two bars, a comfortable library, computer center with Internet access, spa, fitness center, boutique, casino, outdoor whirlpool and counter-current pool and a watersports marina with complimentary paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling equipment. Each ship has two elevators, and there is a physician on board and a medical facility. With a ratio of one crew member for every 1.5 guests, the English-speaking, award-winning crew provides personal and attentive service.
Upcoming programs on M.V. Star Breeze> Passage Through the Panama Canal & Costa Rica - 02/09/2018 - 02/17/2018
The Stella Australis is an awe-inspiring adventure cruise ship. The ship, which was constructed in 2010, consists of 100 total cabins and can hold up to 210 passengers. The Stella Australis offers you a relaxed stay, while providing breathtaking sights from the decks. Indulge in first class travel onboard the Stella Australis. The deck offers an ideal space to relax as you cruise through to Patagonia, with a beautiful atmosphere, and fine dining. Throughout your cruise, enjoy the comfort of cabins that provide you with incredible ocean views and lavish decor. Wine and dine, mix and mingle, and enjoy lively entertainment on your Patagonia excursion.
Upcoming programs on M.V. Stella Australis> Cruising Patagonia's Glaciers and Chilean Fjords - 10/15/2017 - 10/26/2017
The deluxe m.v. Victoria Jenna provides modern cruise comfort on the Yangtze River. Designed by a U.S. architectural firm and custom?built to conform to Western standards, the ship underwent a complete renovation in 2015. There are only 189 spacious, river-view Suites and Cabins, decorated in contemporary Chinese and Western styles. Each features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open onto a private balcony, from which guests can view the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges and the Yangtze River. Each air-conditioned Suite and Cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub/shower, telephone and satellite television with English and international channels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in single, unassigned seatings in the Dynasty Dining Room. Chinese and Western cuisine feature local ingredients. Complimentary house wine and beer are included with lunch and dinner. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are served throughout the cruise. There are two lounges and three bars, an Observation Deck, library, wireless hotspots for Internet access, gift shop, beauty salon and fitness center. Shipboard entertainment and exercise programs feature traditional Chinese culture. A physician is on board. Laundry service is available. The m.v. Victoria Jenna has a highly trained, English?speaking crew that provides personalized, amiable service.
Upcoming programs on M.V. Victoria Jenna> Dynasties of China & Tibet Featuring the Yangtze River - 05/05/2018 - 05/19/2018
Upcoming programs on M.V. Zafiro> Amazon River Expedition Featuring Machu Picchu - 03/03/2018 - 03/16/2018