Ashleigh McNair-Templeton's Blog Posts
Cruising the Mediterranean on a small-ship
The Mediterranean has been a hotspot for holidays for many, many years but through our widespread travel experience, we’ve been able to tailor our holidays to take you away from the crowds, so you have more of a personal experience.
A small-ship cruise in the Mediterranean is just one of the ways we do this. In some locations, tourists are unavoidable but on a small-ship cruise, you’ll have a unique vantage point from your private ship which will be able to dock in places a large cruise liner never could. What’s more, you’ll travel to different locations in comfort and style, without the hassle of overland travel or having to unpack every night.
All of our small-ship cruises on the Mediterranean are designed to show off cultural highlights, must-see locations and bucket-list experiences to create a holiday of a lifetime.
Ashleigh spent her childhood in the north west of England. With the Lake District on her doorstep, she loved nothing better than the sense of achievement from climbing to the top of a fell and admiring the view from the top.
Picture clusters of volcanic islands sitting in the mid-Atlantic, their jagged terrain criss-crossed with trails to explore, landscapes flushed with colour and the surrounding waters rich with marine life. This is the Azores and Madeira, and when you look at what they’re made of, it’s no surprise that there are some truly fantastic bucket list experiences to be had here. In fact, we’re still bemused that these archipelagos are not at the top of everyone’s travel list.
Our Atlantic Islands Collection is all about experiencing the best of these locations and, especially in Madeira, going beyond the usual tourism experiences. Moreover, the top of the must-do activities here often involve ticking incredible items off your bucket list. Here are a few of the experiences you can enjoy during your holiday:
Europe, but not as you know it
Situated in the mid-Atlantic, two archipelagos stand out as some of the last places in Western Europe that still feel undiscovered. During a holiday to the Azores or Madeira, you’ll feel like you’re one of the first to explore these islands as you journey both on land and at sea.
With lush green vegetation covering towering mountains, volcanic terrain taking you up to incredible views and surrounding waters filled with marine life, our Atlantic Islands Collection is Europe, but not as you know it.