Top 10 views to daydream about from a cruise ship

Aug 19 2016

As you sit there in your dull white-washed office, with phones ringing off the hook, and your colleagues freaking out about their latest deadlines, take a moment to read through our top 10 cruise views to daydream about. You’ll feel more relaxed, inspired, and ready to plan your next cruise holiday.  

10. Table Mountain from the sea

One of the natural wonders of the world is right on our doorstep. Table Mountain gazes down over Cape Town through sleet, rain, sunshine and (sometimes) even snow.

Whether the sun is covering the mountain in golden light, a thick table cloth of cloud lies over the top or the moon shimmers across its face, Table Mountain is one of the most amazing sights to sea from a cruise ship as you enter or leave the port of Cape Town.

9. Northern Lights

A natural spell-binding phenomenon that attracts thousands of visitors each year, the Northern Lights are a most definitely a sight to see. With luminescent colours that dance across the icy night sky, the northern lights offer a peaceful experience for cruisers from around the world. Close your eyes and head off to the northern parts of Alaska, Canada or Greenland for the best views of this amazing annual event in the sky.

8. Maya Bay Thailand

Thailand is filled with breath-taking scenery for you to daydream about, but one of the best spots to visit has got to be Maya Bay. Made famous by the movie, The Beach, Maya Bay is the near perfect beach location.

The water is crystal clear and the surrounding cliffs covered in greenery offer a real sense of serenity. So dream away, and imagine the warm sand between your toes and hot sun on your shoulders as you gaze out at one of the most beautiful places on earth.

7. Christ the Redeemer

Standing proud and tall above the city of Rio, Christ the Redeemer is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. As your cruise ship sails into the waters of Rio, you will easily see it and you will know that what lies beneath are golden beaches, beautiful warm Atlantic Ocean water and exciting activities for you, your friends and your family.

6. Norwegian Fjords

Imagine it just for a second, your cruise ship slowly winding its way between ancient mountains as birds soar high above and orcas and whales play in the icy water below. One of Norway’s top attractions is best visited with a cruise ship, as it explores the majestic mountains and cliff faces which rise out of the cold waters flowing into the Norwegian Sea. Alive with natural beauty, the Norwegian Fjords are definitely worth daydreaming about.

5. Glaciers of Alaska

Glaciers are formed over hundreds or thousands of years, and Alaska is blessed with some of the best. The most popular glacier has got to be the 122km long Hubbard Glacier which is located in the Yukon region and is currently surging slowly forward through Disenchantment Bay. Surrounded by tall mountain ranges and a thriving eco system, Alaska is a definite cruise destination if you don’t mind a bit of cool weather. 

4. Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve

One of the definite must see attractions in Sydney is surely the Opera house, which is an Australian landmark in Sydney harbour, is best viewed on New Year’s Eve from the comfort of your cruise ship. A spectacular destination at the best of times, on this occasion, the harbour is lit up with spectacular fireworks displays to usher in the new year. The night sky is lit up with magnificent colours which also shimmer off the water in the harbour and light up the magnificent skyline of Sydney. 

3. Beaches of Turks & Caicos Islands

East of Cuba and north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, lays a small group of islands known as the Turks and Caicos Islands. Picture miles and miles of untouched white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, palm trees and a vast blue ocean as far as the eye can see. One of the beaches on this chain of islands, Grace Bay was given the Travellers Choice award for the top beach in the world for 2016.

2. Ha Long Bay Vietnam

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is a fascinating destination where hundreds of green cliff faces rise out of the water and give you the feeling of having entered another world. As you cruise along, the sun setting over the bay, the silhouette of the hills and cliffs lining the horizon, you will struggle to look away and will wish that this perfect moment could last forever.

1. Beaches of Nosy Boraha Madagascar

Roughly 5km off the east coast off Madagascar is a tiny island called Nosy Boraha that can provide visitors with seclusion and quiet peacefulness in paradise unlike any other. As Madagascar is less popular with tourists and visitors, you can find yourself on a quiet, secluded beach with warm turquoise water, breath-taking beauty and hardly anyone in sight. 

The world is filled with exciting and beautiful places to visit and experience. So get out of your daydream and speak to a Cruiseabout Consultant today to find out which cruises are going to these spectacular destinations in 2016 or 2017.