Distinctive Voyages & Culinary Collection Cruises  |  Description

Via the Travel Leaders Network, Far Away Land Travel is able to offer its clients complimentary access to over 3,500 specialty cruises that sail around the world. Whether you are looking for a premier Distinctive Voyages Hosted sailing, the new private car and driver amenity for the more discerning traveller, or a little something extra such as shipboard credits or culinary-inspired sailings, Far Away Land Travel has you covered.

Distinctive Voyages

Take the trip of a lifetime with these exclusive vacation packages created by Travel Leaders Network and sold only through its members. The collection, which is offered on over 300 sailings, includes extra amenities paired with exceptional cruises, at no additional cost. Each sailing features a Distinctive Voyages Host, an exclusive shore event, and a welcome cocktail reception. View the current brochure!

Distinctive Voyages: Complimentary extra amenities on hundreds of sailings.

You will receive a welcome letter in your cabin from your Distinctive Voyages Host on the day you arrive, and will be able to contact them with any questions or special requests. All hosts go through an extensive interview and training process to exceed your expectations with their customer service skills, experience hosting luxury travel guests, and knowledge of the supplier and the destination(s).

While enjoying cocktails and appetizers during the private welcome reception, you can get to know the other passengers in the Distinctive Voyages group. During the reception, the Host will provide the details of the exclusive shore event as well as be available to answer any questions you may have.

Whether it’s a private wine-tasting event with a seasoned sommelier at Heidelberg Castle in Germany, a gala concert and gourmet dinner at the Last Palace in St. Petersburg, or sampling Limoncello while learning how to make mozzarella in Sorrento, you will return from the exclusive shore event anxious to share stories about your unique experiences.

In some cases, you can discover a new level of luxury on a Distinctive Voyages sailing. Further enrich your vacation experience with a choice of a Private Car and Driver Tour! On select sailings, you can choose one of three options:

  1. A private car and driver tour that is guided in select ports;
  2. A private car and driver as you wish, in select ports;
  3. Shipboard credit of US$200 per person.

* Private Car and Driver availability is limited in each port.

And on sailings of 14 nights or longer with select cruise lines, you can even benefit from a fourth amenity! This new feature is designed to further enrich your luxury cruise experience across six luxury cruise lines. When travelling with Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, or Silversea Cruises, you could enjoy one of the following:

  • A private wine tasting event;
  • A private wine pairing with a sommelier;
  • A private fireside chat with an onboard lecturer;
  • Additional in-room amenities, such as flowers with chocolate;
  • US$100 shipboard credit.

Each participating cruise line has a minimum number of passengers required per sailing. If the minimum threshold is not met, the welcome reception and exclusive shore event are guaranteed.

Amenity Departure Dates

Looking for a little something extra to wow and delight you during your cruise? Amenity Departure Dates give you access to over 3,500 cruise departures with itineraries that span the globe. Not only do you receive competitive pricing, but you will also get exclusive amenities ranging from shipboard credits to specialty dining opportunities to prepaid gratuities. All at no extra cost!

With 18 cruise lines in the program, you are spoiled for choice.

Culinary Collection

Food and wine enthusiasts will love this range of culinary-themed sailings onboard premium and luxury cruise lines.

Culinary Collection: See more. Experience more. Taste more.

Each departure celebrates a world of epicurean delights and features demonstrations from world-renowned chefs, cooking classes onboard and on shore, wine and spirit tastings, and delightful meals focused on regional cuisine. In addition, receive value-added amenities at no extra cost, such as onboard credit or, when the cruise is part of the Distinctive Voyages program, the services of a dedicated host, an exclusive shore event, and a private cocktail reception.

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Distinctive Voyages sailing dates and amenities, including exclusive shore events and Private Car and Driver tours, are subject to change without notice. Offers are subject to availability, at time of booking, and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amenities apply to 1st and 2nd passengers only. With select partners, 3rd and 4th passengers in the cabin can be added to the exclusive shore event on the Distinctive Voyage before departure. For Holland America Line and Seabourn, 3rd and 4th passengers can be added onboard through the shore excursions desk. 3rd and 4th passengers cannot be added to Private Car and Driver tours. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking. Cancellations, refunds, and penalties are imposed by the individual cruise lines. Distinctive Voyages amenities may be substituted if a minimum number of guests are not confirmed on any given departure. Private Car and Driver tours vary by departure.