A cruise holiday is the best way to explore your chosen destinations while spending the rest of your time relaxing, having loads of fun, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. What could be better than visiting the mesmerising Norwegian Fjords, or even the vineyards of Bordeaux in the comfort and luxury of a cruise ship? From Alaska to Greece, the Caribbean to the Fjords of Norway, Rio to Bordeaux and Croatia – these 7 destinations should be on every cruisers bucket list!
Cruising to Alaska
Alaska, the last frontier, with its untouched natural beauty and legacy of gold prospectors and Native American Indians is a fascinating place to visit. You’ll be spellbound with the immense glaciers, whale sightings, magnificent forests and majestic mountains of this region. You’ll visit cities and towns including: Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway with their local breweries, halibut and chips, exceptional outdoor activities, and fascinating tours where you can learn more about the gold rush era that was so instrumental in this region’s past.
Known as the birthplace of Western civilisation, Greece has a history which is steeped in rich mythology, and ancient traditions which are still relevant today. It is made up of thousands of islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas and boasts some of the world’s finest cuisine, breath-taking island landscapes and fascinating historical landmarks like the Acropolis citadel.
The Caribbean – a cruise of a lifetime
The Caribbean in all of its sun-shiny glory must be one of the most beautiful places on earth. It’s a tropical paradise with over 700 islands of varying sizes and each one as naturally exquisite as the next. Lazy days on the beach, swimming in warm, crystal clear tropical water and getting the blood flowing with various beach activities from scuba diving to para-sailing is what it’s all about. Visiting places like Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Nassau will leave you feeling like you’ve had a holiday to end all holidays. The Caribbean is a definite must for any cruiser.
A cruise to Norway
Norway is a country with vast mountain ranges, magnificent Fjords and amazing glaciers. A cruise through the Fjords of Norway and a visit to the countries fascinating Viking museums, wide open spaces and possible sighting of the Northern Lights will provide the ultimate cruise experience. Norway has everything for a memorable holiday – exciting outdoor experiences, beautiful scenery and fascinating culture, history, cities, towns and villages.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beautiful beaches and of course the one and only Rio Carnival. Rio is a sprawling city set amongst breath-taking mountain ranges on the one side and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean on the other. Visitors to Rio should definitely visit Christ the Redeemer on top of Mt. Corcovado, sip a cocktail on the beach and if possible attend the biggest carnival in the world – the Rio Carnival which is held in February each year.
Meandering through Bordeaux
Take a holiday with a difference and explore the lush countryside of France with a River boat cruise. Your cruise will meander through fields of lavender and beautiful forested areas as it makes its way to quaint towns and villages. You will have the opportunity to shop for fresh local produce, mix with the locals, and ride a bike through the cobbled streets of the charismatic villages of Bordeaux, Cadillac or Libourne. You’ll also be visiting the beautiful vineyards of the area and sampling some of the finest wines in the world.
The ultimate cruise to Croatia
Croatia should be on anyone’s bucket list, whether you are cruising there or not, but of course the perks of cruising would be a whole other story on its own. Croatia is made up of a mainland with mountains and medieval castles in the interior and medieval towns and villages on the coastline. Dubrovnik is a hotspot for visitors to Croatia and is encircled by huge walls dating back to the 16th century. As you cruise into Croatian waters, you will notice that there are thousands of islands off the coast, there are in fact more than 1000 of these islands, some inhabited and others not. One thing is for sure, you’ll love the exquisite beaches with ancient buildings and castles overlooking them, and the warm hospitality of the Croatian people.
Satisfy your urge to travel by adding these 7 destinations to your bucket list. Make the most of your visit to these incredible destinations by hopping on a cruise ship to ensure that you see and do as much as possible while doing it in comfort and style. Speak to your Cruiseabout Consultant today to find out more about cruising to these fabulous destinations.