Fascinated with the Civil War? Imagine visiting the historic battle grounds. Love Greek mythology? Then visit the temples and ruins built centuries ago for the Greek gods. The pages of history books jump to life as you explore fascinating historical and archeological sites firsthand. Interesting lectures and stories from distinguished historians only add to the intrigue. You can’t help but to live, if only briefly, in the past!
Watch as the pages of your history books come to life in an experience like no other. From the ancient ruins of Rome to the great battle sites of World War II, you can’t but help to live in the pages of history!
Take a step back in time, enjoying lectures from distinguished historians and authors on important historical events. Then visit the actual sites where these events took place, adding a whole new dimension to your experience.
Theme cruises like these offer unique opportunities to sail with fellow passengers who share your affinity for a certain activity or interest. Sometimes it is the cruise line itself that offers a specific departure date geared towards a particular cruise theme. Other times, it is UncommonCruises.com that organizes and promotes our very own cruise theme departures. Either way, you can join in the fun with other like-minded passengers who share your particular passion or pursuit – whether history and antiquity or any other interest or theme.
From time to time, we showcase specific kinds of history and antiquity cruises in our Featured Cruise Themes section. If you want to automatically receive a monthly e-postcard that will feature a particular history and antiquity cruise or for that matter other theme cruises, click on the Cruise Theme of the Month box on the right. Or simply come back to our website to see which cruise theme is being showcased as this month’s pick.
Whether your passion is great battles and wars or archeological masterpieces, you will step into the pages of time on a history and antiquity cruise. You are bound to discover fantastic treasures and create your own history!
Discover for yourself the lasting treasures of our world’s great civilizations. Watch as history comes to life as you encounter archaeological ruins and centuries-old palaces and cathedrals. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark’s epic journey. Celebrate the grandeur of ancient dynasties. Ponder the mysteries of pre-historic stone monuments and ancient monoliths untouched by time. Savor the charm of Colonial America and experience the cities that weave history into everyday life. The pages of your history books will come to life!
It's never too late to go back to school, and in the case of these types of voyages, you spend more time on field trips than sitting in a classroom. These cruises will give you a more in-depth experience, perfect for history buffs!
The Panama Canal, the Amazon, Cape Horn, South America and New England are some of the most intriguing places on the planet. They warrant not only a delightful cruise, but also the presence of an expert who will illuminate the unique features of your destination. Join experienced authors, college professors, museum curators, and Smithsonian experts and discover another dimension to the destinations that you visit.
Be delighted as history comes to life in front of you as guest speakers’ tales and lectures are enhanced by their own intriguing personal experiences. Study in-depth and then explore first hand. It will be a lesson in history unlike any other!
Delving into the history of the places you visit can add enormous interest and pleasure, especially when you go exploring in depth with the guidance of knowledgeable experts. Spark your curiosity of legends and lore, and mysteries still unsolved by time and technology. Stories will place you in the shoes of early explorers and lesser-known details will be revealed of important sites from Vatican City to the Berlin Wall.