Our People
  • Amy snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Exterior of Coral Discoverer ship off shore.

Coral Discoverer Boat

  • Motor Yacht

See when this vessel is setting sail

For further information about any of these tours please call 01285 601 784

Tailor-made Journeys

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer. This in-depth knowledge allows us to help you objectively narrow down the options based on your brief, to exactly the right holiday, boat and cabin for you.

Tailor made cruise titleDurationDescription
New Zealand Cruise – Auckland to Milford Sound13 DaysOver 13 days cruise from Auckland on the North Island to the dramatic beauty of Fiordland on the South Island. Access remote and pristine wilderness areas in search of culture and wildlife, unique to New Zealand.View cruise itinerary

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Amy Waters at Steppes was excellent. She was totally responsive to any questions and really listened to our wishlist to build a fantastic itinerary which more than met our expectations.

Australia

Amy was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful and with a good sense of humour. Our holiday would not have been as successful and enjoyable without her guidance and input.

Australia

Deborah was simply fantastic in terms of helping out, putting together a first rate itinerary, finding solutions and giving advice. Thank you.

Papua New Guinea

Amy's experience of New Zealand was invaluable. Everything went like clockwork and the travel documentation and book you sent us were brilliant.

New Zealand

Excellent organisation and itinerary, very professionally put together in an attractive package. Plus a great travel app. Amy was efficient, helpful and clearly knowledgeable.

New Zealand

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes

Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

Ice thickness (cm)

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Ice thickness (cm)

lowest   highest
Finland / Sweden
Category II
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IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super