“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience it to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” Eleanor Roosevelt

As we step into the new year, I find myself reflecting on a remarkable journey that began in January 1999. This year, Cruise Options celebrates a milestone – 25 years of navigating the seas and unforgettable cruise experiences. It’s been an adventure weathering world events that have reshaped international travel, witnessing the evolution of cruise lines, and the transformation of ships into marvels of modernity.

My heart lies with expedition cruising, and it’s astounding to see this sector’s growth and the new frontiers it continues to unveil. My most treasured travel moments are those spent in the quiet awe of nature – like the times I’ve witnessed a polar bear on the ice, its calls echoing in the vast silence, far from the traces of human presence. Such experiences are a testament to the privilege and wonder of travel.

As we celebrate this quarter-century milestone, I want to extend my deepest thanks to you. Your support has been invaluable, and it has been a pleasure getting to know so many of you, helping to shape your incredible cruise adventures.

Here’s to many more years of discovery, and to the many voyages that await us on the horizon.

Cruise the World with Us

Founded in 1999, Cruise Options has a rich legacy as South Africa’s premier cruise specialist agency.
We provide a bespoke service, advising on cruises that resonate with each traveller’s unique desires.
Whether you’re seeking adventures in new destinations or yearn for a serene escape aboard a luxury liner, we find the perfect journey for you.

Our expertise is rooted in a deep passion for cruising and an understanding of its unparalleled charm.
Driven by a legacy of excellence and a keen understanding of luxury cruising, Cruise Options is the epitome of expert advice and impeccable service.
Choose us for a journey that’s beyond the ordinary.

What We Offer

Experience the beauty of cruising: the coupling of exploration with ease.
A journey where you witness the world’s splendour from a comfortable setting, with the unparalleled convenience of unpacking just once.

With over 25 years of experience, Cruise Options specialises in the more exclusive cruise lines with ships accommodating between 100 and 700 guests.
These include Abercrombie & Kent, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea.

Cruises with Jann

I love exploring new areas as well as returning to places that I’ve really enjoyed.
For the past decade, I’ve embarked on annual cruises, accompanied by 10 to 20 of my clients.
Our travel style emphasizes individual exploration yet is enriched with camaraderie and over the years, many have formed lasting friendships.

Each cruise I select is either on a new ship or to a captivating destination.
I announce these adventures well in advance as early booking is essential.

Land of the Celts Expedition Voyage from Greenwich to Edinburgh on the Seabourn Venture 12 to 26 May 2024

North Pole, the Ultimate Frontier on a State-of-the-Art Luxury Icebreaker, Abercrombie & Kent Exclusive Charter 12 to 29 July 2024

Classic Cruises

Discover the world’s premier destinations during their prime seasons alongside like-minded travellers. Each voyage is as unique as the travellers taking it.

Begin each day in a spacious ocean-view suite, mostly with a private veranda. Breathe in the invigorating sea air and uncover hidden gems at every port. Enhance your day with insights from expert onboard speakers and local guides as you explore and savour the diverse destinations.

Conclude your day indulging in gourmet dining choices and immersing in the evening’s onboard entertainment before retreating to your private oasis at sea.

Classic Cruises

Expedition Cruises

Journey across all seven continents, uncovering awe inspiring locales from fresh vantage points, and immerse in nature’s wonders while engaging with onboard experts.

A speciality of ours, spanning destinations such as Alaska, the Amazon, Antarctica, the Artic, Asia, Europe, the Galapagos, Northwest & Northeast Passages and the South Pacific, among others.

These voyages are predominantly on intimate ships, accommodating 22 to 260 guests, with top operators like Abercrombie & Kent, Seabourn and Silversea.

Expedition Cruises

World and Grand Voyages

Extended cruises provide the luxury of time.

These invaluable journeys promise transformative experiences, enabling you to truly immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of each destination’s culture, marvel at the architectural wonders, and uncover layers of history that shape each destination.

Journey with us and let the world become your canvas, painted with memories that will last a lifetime.

World and Grand Voyages

We also offer a selection of Small Group Tours and Private Jet Journeys, to further enhance your cruise or offer you a wonderful holiday when you’re looking for something completely different.
It’s important for us to know your preferences so that we can advise you on the best holiday for your needs.

Private Jet Journeys

Travel on exclusive itineraries enriched with insider access, fine dining and invitation-only cultural events.

With no more than 48 guests, jet from one destination to the next with the finest tour managers and a dedicated flight crew, ending each day in handpicked accommodations chosen for their comfort, hospitality and true local character.

Private Jet Journeys

Wings Over the World

The convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

By linking each stop on your itinerary with privately chartered flights, these journeys offer a comprehensive travel experience, opening opportunities for exploration between far- flung places that are simply not possible with commercial air.

Wings Over the World
Wings Over the World
Wings Over the World

Land Journeys

Travel privately or in a small group with like-minded guests, led by a Resident Tour Director and packed with the kind of authentic insider-access experiences that make any destination come alive.

Land Journeys
Land Journeys
Land Journeys

We’re passionate about cruising and helping you find the best cruise so let us know which areas / trips you’re interested in and we’ll email you the information.