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Wild World

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Cruise in style and comfort to remote corners of the world in search of exciting wildlife. Here are some of the world’s most interesting animals, and our favourite cruises to each destination. Although we can’t guarantee wildlife sightings, what better way to try than by cruising the world’s waterways?

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragons are actually giant lizards. They can grow up to 10 feet in length, weigh over 300 pounds and eat a massive 80% of their body weight in a single feeding. Komodo Dragons can climb trees, run as fast as a human and often swim miles between Indonesian islands. For the opportunity to see these magnificent animals try our Eastbound Cruise from Bali 7-night cruise from £1145pp.


Blue-Footed Booby

In the Galapagos Islands male blue-footed boobies perform a courtship that involves presenting the female with a small stick or stone followed by stamping and showing off their bright blue feet in an elaborate dance to impress the females. See these entertaining birds on our 9-night North Central Galapagos Luxury Expedition cruise from £4500pp.


African Elephant

The African Elephant is the largest land mammal in the world and its trunk is made up of over 100,000 different muscles. Their very large ears allow them to radiate excess heat but when the African heat gets too much they love to play in water and spray themselves to keep cool. Discover Africa’s big game animals on this AmaWaterways Discover Africa 9-night cruise and tour from £6946pp.


Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguins live in the Antarctic in some of the most remote places on the planet. They can dive to around 1850 feet and remain under water for around 20 minutes when searching for krill, fish, crustaceans and squid. Female emperors lay a single egg which is then kept warm by the male emperors. See giant colonies of penguins on our Adventure to Antarctica Northbound 16-night cruise from £4023pp.


Giant Panda

Giant Pandas are solitary animals, spending around two-thirds of their day feeding and the remainder resting. They live mainly in bamboo forests in the mountains of western China, and although they can weigh up to 330 pounds they are excellent tree climbers. See Giant Pandas at Chonqing Zoo on the Imperial Jewels of China 14-night fly-cruise from £3045pp.


Orca or Killer Whale

Orca whales only shut down half of their brain when sleeping, meaning they sleep with one eye open! It is known as unihemispheric sleep and allows them to maintain enough awareness to swim up to the surface to breathe. Keep a look out for orcas breaching on this Discover Alaska by Luxury Cruise 7-night cruise from £3300pp.


Three-Toed Sloth

Three-toed sloths live in the Amazon Rainforest and can rotate their heads 270 degrees as they have extra neck vertebrae. The sloth is the world's slowest mammal, so sedentary that algae grows on its fur which makes useful camouflage. Explore the wildlife of the rainforest on this Amazon Expedition 6-night cruise from £3479pp.


Polar Bear

A Polar Bear’s skin is black and its fur is actually transparent but appears white as it reflects the light. Svalbard has more polar bears than people. Keep an eye out for polar bears hunting on the ice floes during your time in Eastern Svalbard on the 11-night Grand Arctic Circumnavigation cruise from £5158pp.


Bengal Tiger

Unlike most members of the cat family, tigers like water. They can swim up to 4 miles and often cool off in pools or streams. The distinctive orange and black coat of the Bengal Tiger is as unique as human fingerprints - no two tigers have the same coat patterns. See the amazing wildlife of the Kaziranga National Park on this Kolkata and Brahmaputra River 11-night fly-cruise from £2649pp.

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