Discovery brand Swan Hellenic has launched a programme of 10 Grand Voyages of between 28 and 44 nights.

The voyages, on sale now, are targeted at passengers with time on their hands who want to see more of the world on one holiday as they combine cruises in different regions.

The 44-night Grand Voyage through Antiquity starts in Aqaba in the Red Sea on May 1 2010 and cruises the Black Sea and Mediterranean before ending in Dover on June 14.

The 28-night Grand Adriatic, Aegean and Black Sea Discovery cruise starts in Naples on September 9 and cruises to Venice, Greece and the Black Sea before ending in Istanbul.

Swan Hellenic managing director Colin Stone said the Grand Voyages allow passengers to venture further afield but also represent “exceptional” value for money.

Prices start from £2,588 per person for a 29-night Grand Arabia cruise from Cyprus to Dubai including flights, transfers, excursions and gratuities.