Explore lost worlds and secret paradises as we take you on voyages beyond your wildest dreams. Our journeys can be designed to include voyages by sea, where we place a premium on privacy, personal space and comfort.
Discovery, enlightenment and serenity await on meandering rivers and the high seas through our selection of tastefully curated luxury cruises.
Click here for a list of some exciting possibilities to escape the crowds.
Our affiliation with Virtuoso – the world’s most prestigious travel network – opens doors to new heights of luxury. Whether it be the personal attention of a dedicated onboard host, Virtuoso-only VIP excursions or simply just serene cocktails as your destination slips over the horizon, our close relationship with the world’s best cruise lines and local experts adds a touch of exclusivity to every voyage. Visit our Virtuoso Voyages page for more information.
At Blue Sky Escapes, we believe in a more sustainable style of travel. We carbon offset trips in partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organisation dedicated to reforestation. Our partners are chosen for their dedication to sustainable cruising. Adhering to strict environmental standards (e.g. US EPA-standard engines), using sustainable amenities and funding sustainability initiatives like the Alaska Raptor Centre, discover a more thoughtful way to cruise with us.
A Personal Odyssey, at a Distance
We believe that the intimate setting of a voyage by sea allows travellers to travel in serenity, far from the crowds. Our cruise partners are handpicked to provide such experiences, meaning smaller boats and more intimate, private accommodation. Now, more than ever, a voyage by sea on smaller craft allows for social distance from crowds, without the need to utilize mass transportation hubs. Explore private beaches and secret lagoons as you sail to hidden waterways that only smaller vessels can access, or drift into some personal reflection of your own – against the rhythm of the ocean.
Behind the Velvet Rope
Take a behind-the-scenes peek at latest cruise concepts and itineraries developed by our partners. Tour the luxurious interiors of newly built ships and fire up your imagination as you exchange ideas and experiences with the captain and crew over cocktail and canapés. Contact us for priority access to first-hand information about the latest departures and benefits – long before public release.
A Blue Sky Escape
A Blue Sky Escape consists of many elements: we custom design each journey to exceed your expectations. We can include boat travel where this will enhance the experience. Sailing is more than just a boat ride; they are a classic part of the travel aesthetic. Invite us to design your very own seamless experience from start to finish. Enjoy a VIP transfer from the airport to the port, indulge in celebratory meals for special occasions or immerse yourself in bespoke land excursions tailored to your preferences. Experience the authentic, inspiring and transcendental journeys that define a Blue Sky Escape – from the safety of the ocean.
A Journey of Enlightenment
Appreciate the fine art of French gastronomy through masterclasses by celebrity chef Jacques Pépin, or explore the rich biodiversity of Raja Ampat with practicing naturalists and biologists. Capture the breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica and Oceania with photographers from National Geographic. Enrich your knowledge of art history as curators and directors from the Louvre guide you through the Adriatic and the Persian Gulf. Embark on a voyage of discovery unlike any other.
Selected Affiliations and Partners
Featured Itineraries 2023
Castles Along the Rhine
Amsterdam - Basel (8D7N) Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the castles on the Rhine, Marksburg Castle.
Journey starts: Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / Jul 1, 8 / Oct 21, 28 / Nov 4
Paris - Paris (8D7N) Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms. Experience a different side of Northern France’s history and see the best of Paris. Journey starts: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / May 7 / Nov 6
Venice - Venice (8D7N) This ultimate Venetian vacation is perfected by staying onboard a floating boutique hotel. Find the hidden gems of Venice and of towns nearby. Journey starts: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / May 7 / Oct 15, 22, 29
Budapest - Passau (8D7N) The waters of the Danube River flow through the very heart of Europe. This journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of four countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers. Journey starts: Apr 9, 16 / Jun 25 / Jul 2, 9 / Oct 29
Bordeaux - Bordeaux (8D7N) Set sail along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde and explore France’s breathtaking backdrops, wines and cultural treasures. Be treated to quintessentially French experiences. Journey starts: Oct 22, 29
Porto - Porto (8D7N) Follow the Douro River through Portugal, past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of vineyards. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret. Journey starts: Aug 20 / Nov 5, 12, 19
Budapest - Bucharest (10D9N) Immerse yourself in new cultures as you travel from Budapest to Bucharest, discovering the best of Eastern Europe. This cruise is for explorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern cities.