Cruising and Boating

Cruising is the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, and while Canterbury has perhaps been a little slow to embrace the cruising revolution over the last few decades, we’re catching up very fast now! Discover Travel is a leading cruise specialist in Canterbury with 3 accredited Cruise Specialists and we are a strong supporter of the cruise industry.


We separate Cruising into 4 distinctly different categories:


Expedition Cruising – this is all about the destination (the ship just allows you to get there). Ian has a very strong background in Expedition Cruising with Antarctica and the Arctic but this style has extended into some fascinating destinations around the world.

Ocean Cruising – this is typically a holiday on a ship (usually mid to large size) and can often be seen as a floating resort with lots of choice for restaurants, bars and entertainment.

River Cruising hugely popular in Europe with Asia and South America now offering fascinating itineraries.

Small Ship Cruising a popular alternative to Ocean Cruising for our clients, particularly in Europe.  This is about the destination and getting off the beaten track.