Those of you who have cruised before will be all too familiar with the sinking feeling you get when you disembark at the end of your holiday. But what if you could put this feeling off for just a little bit longer? And while avoiding those post-cruise blues is one great reason to book a longer voyage, there are plenty of reasons why it pays to stay onboard.

Explore More
The world is a massive place and even the most well-travelled individuals continually find something new and  exciting to uncover. On a longer voyage you have more opportunity to discover a new beloved city, your new favourite meal or make new, treasured memories, which is particularly true on smaller, intimate ships that often call into ports that are off-the- beaten-path and off-limits to the bigger ships.

Home Away From Home
Settle into your cabin and unpack once, so you can spend more time seeing the places that you visit rather than travelling between destinations. And while this might placate the practical planner in you, on the smaller, intimate ships you have more time and the opportunity to get to know the crew onboard, which can turn your journey into a family holiday.

Newfound Friends
With multiple bars, lounges and restaurants, as well as onboard galas and events, you will have ample opportunity to make new friends onboard an extended journey. Bond over a game of bridge, enjoy afternoon tea together or explore a new city together – the choice is yours.

Time To Unwind
Travelling such a distance inevitably means plenty of sea days, so when you’re not onshore, you can relax and make the most of the ship’s onboard amenities. Why not enjoy a swim in the pool or a massage in the spa, take in a show, or test your skills in the card room. There are plenty of options for you to take advantage of and plenty of time to enjoy them all.

From a 120-night Grand Round The World Cruise and a 54-night London to Fremantle line voyage, to Baltic Cities and Norwegian Fjords combination cruises starting at 21-nights, Cruise & Maritime Voyages have a range of longer itineraries to suit ever type of traveller. To find out more, call 1300 307 934, visit or contact your preferred travel professional.