on the water
on the water
on the water
on the water

Overview

The appeal is universal: be it the ocean, a lake, a river or a stream, a beautiful scene complimented by a lovely body of water is something we crave. When traveling, many people indulge this need by heading to the beach or a coastal environment. Others value water not just for its beauty but for its ability to show us the way, to take us places we've can't otherwise go, which requires boarding a vessel of some sort. Fortunately there are many from which to choose: conventional cruise liners, Asian junks, Turkish gulets, private catamarans, house boats, motor yachts, expeditionary ships, river boats, Zodiacs, small skiffs, Botswanian mokoros or kayaks, among others.

Getting out on the water in some fashion is an evocative way to experience a destination at a pace that air travel will never allow: slowly, deeply, yet with constant change of scene. Whether you crave the amenities of a luxury cruise ship or seek something more adventurous, we look forward to suggesting creative ideas and alternatives to indulge your passion for the high seas or remote backwaters.

The Galapagos were amazing… the iguanas, sea lions and turtles were unbelievable, and we got so close we could have touched them! Our guides on the M/V Letty really helped us understand how the islands embody Darwin's theories of evolution. The Letty was super comfortable and was the perfect home base for our zodiac excursions. We'll send photos soon!

-- Andrea and Ben, New York, NY

A moment       

On Board...


Since embarking, the Halong Violet has steadily worked its way further from shore, and further into Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay. The day-tripper boats are fewer now, and you're thankful for uninterrupted views of the individual limestone karsts that rise from the water like lonely mountains. As you relax on the top deck of this luxury 5-star junk, one of the stewards offers cocktails, perfectly blended with top shelf brands. You can smell the galley's dinner preparations, a feast of grilled seafood, caught just today by the local fisherman you've seen along the way. Your suite onboard the Violet is beautiful – plush Vietnamese fabrics, a private balcony and almost more space than your New York apartment. You'll sleep well tonight as you dream about your kayak and swimming adventures in the bay tomorrow.

Why MoonRings

Boutique waterway tourism

In addition to conventional cruises, MoonRings seeks out unique ways to see destinations in boutique vessels or private yachts that both personalize your travels and make them more authentic.

Destination expertise

If you like spending time on the water, we'll propose a complete range of options in your chosen destination so you can indulge your passion for the high seas or charming backwaters.

Smooth sailing

Cruises and boat charters have special considerations including when and how to arrive in port beforehand, dining preferences, provisioning, and optimal itinerary, among others. We ensure these items are addressed well in advance of your travels so your sailing will be smooth.

Strong industry relationships

Whether you are hoping for a cabin upgrade, shipboard credit, or the top gulet on the Turkish coast, our industry relationships will help ensure this sailing experience is your best ever.

Are we a good fit for you? If so, please contact us to discuss your interests on the water and learn more about the next steps to becoming a client.

favorite cruises
seven seas navigator

Regent Seven Seas Navigator

alaska

seven seas navigator

Many cruise ships ply Alaska's waters during the summer months. Some are floating behemoths that offer every diversion imaginable; others are smaller expedition vessels without many comforts. To experience Alaska, we feel it's important to get off the ship and in contact with the land with as few people as possible. So what is a luxury cruise aficionado to do? We recommend the Regent Seven Seas Navigator, the perfect middle ground. Catering to only 490 guests, the Navigator is exclusive, lending itself to smaller shore excursions and individualized on-board service. Cabins are all suites, so spacious accommodations are assured. And because Alaska has so much stunning coastline, we feel the Navigator, in which 90% of the cabins have balconies, is an ideal way to maximize your viewing enjoyment. It has a wide array of amenities such as an all-inclusive beverage program, open-seating dining, in-cabin wireless, and a variety of guest lecturers and entertainment. And with port-intensive itineraries featuring shore excursions such as salmon bakes, sea kayaking, catamaran sails, dog-sled adventures and heli-hikes to glaciers, you're assured a range of fantastic experiences that draw you in to Alaska's magnificent wilderness.

deflin cruise

Delfin Cruises

peru

deflin cruise

Sometimes a cruise is the best way to visit a destination. This couldn't be truer than in Peru's Amazon River basin, where life plays out on the river and there are no roads. Fortunately, Delfin Cruises operates two amazing vessels within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, small ships that are perfect for exploring the region's biodiversity. During the course of your 3, 4 or 7 night journey, you'll be treated to pink dolphins, caimans, sloths, brilliant birds and lush jungle scenery. You'll also have many opportunities to go ashore, visiting villages and learning how people live in the remote wilderness. When not awed by the rugged beauty of life on the river, you'll have your private shipboard haven in which to retreat. Particularly for a special occasion, you might choose the intimate Delfin I, a gorgeous vessel with only 4 cabins, two of which have plunge pools, a true luxury in the jungle. If you have more people or prefer a larger ship, the Delfin II is a terrific choice, including 10 suites, four of which are larger master suites with 180 degree panoramic views. Either Delfin vessel is a brilliant addition to an itinerary including Machu Picchu or other sights in Peru.

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