Mundy Cruising creates £125k global river cruise sailing

A London-based agency has devised a £125,000 world river cruise itinerary featuring 16 cruise lines across five continents and 34 countries.

Mundy Cruising’s 295-day Around the World by River itinerary sets sail in July 2018.

Owner and managing director Edwina Lonsdale said the itinerary required a “certain level of stamina” from travellers but was a great way to see a lot in a short space of time.

“It really is a special trip, especially if someone has lots of things they want to do and see in a short time,” she said.

“The element of river allows more immersion into so many countries around the world.

“We can obviously work with customers on this and adapt the itinerary to suit them; there are just so many river cruising opportunities.”

The global river itinerary comes in the wake of a seven-continent ocean cruise itinerary put together by Mundy Cruising last year.

Lonsdale said even if customers do not book to sail for the whole 10-month trip, they will be made aware of alternative river cruise destinations.

“Our ocean world cruise opened people up to destinations they didn’t know they could cruise in and I think the world river cruise will do the same,” she said.

“Some people will not go for the full 10 months but they may realise they would love to river cruise outside Europe in Africa, India or Asia.

“One aspect that I think people will get excited about are the cruises in Africa, as they are so different to what people will be used to when they think of cruise.”

The itinerary includes sailings with AmaWaterways, Viking, Pandaw, Sanctuary Retreats, American Queen Steamboat Company, Scenic and Tauck.

It includes excursions and land tours, such as a trek in Machu Picchu and a trip to the Pyramids, as well as sailings through the Panama Canal on sail ship Wind Star, in the Caribbean with Oceania and around the Galapagos Islands on National Geographic Islander.

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