Cruising is an exciting way to travel and it solves the headache of having to plan your itinerary. The boats offer plenty of exciting excursions and on-board entertainment that will keep you happy during your holiday of a lifetime.
The Mediterranean region provides one of the most diverse ranges of landscape in the world and there are several cruise options to choose from. You can cruise Spain to see its colonial architecture, Italy to visit its iconic landmarks, Istanbul for its antiquities, France to explore its vineyards, and Greece for its spectacular beaches.
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If you are short on time, you can do a fly cruise, meaning that you avoid the long boat journey from the UK and you can get started on the exciting parts of the cruise faster. If you are planning on doing a fly cruise, make sure you book your airport transfer in advance so that you aren’t late for your departure time.
Australia is a great location to travel to on a cruise. You should visit Sydney to see the stunning Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a visit to Airlie Beach, a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. You can take glass bottom tours to see the beautiful reefs or give scuba diving a try. Enjoy an excursion to Hobart, Tasmania and trek or drive to the top of the Mount Wellington.
The Seychelles are perfect for cruising for all year round due to the fabulous weather. There are many yacht cruises available that cost more but there are less people to contend with. You can enjoy island hopping and explore places like Mahe and Praslin where you will find exotic flora and fauna in and enjoy activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling.
The Arctic Circle
There are plenty of options to explore The Arctic Circle by cruise ship. The area is known for its Northern Lights and there are many arctic cruises to choose from. You can experience cruises to Norway, Greenland and Iceland that feature the Aurora Borealis voyage. Be sure to indulge in snowshoeing and get a glimpse of the polar bears, seals, penguins and whales during your trip. You can also enjoy dog sledding trips that allow you to see the area while on the go.
Norwegian Fjord cruises are most popular cruises apart from the Aurora Borealis cruises. Norway is a beautiful country with stunning lush landscapes and its fjords have stunning waterfalls that tumble down steep mountains. Take a trip to Bergen and enjoy a funicular ride to the top of the Mount Floyen where you will find breathtaking view of the valley around you. Go to Flam which is a great place to trek and kayak. You should also visit Stavanger and take a stroll through the Old Stavanger Harbour lined with seaside restaurants and shops.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States of America and it has the lowest population. Alaska lies on the northwest coast of Canada and is home to abundant marine and wildlife. The state has varied landscape from glaciers, mountains, lakes to plain lands. Make sure that you take a cruise that offers an excursion to the Denali National Park and Reserve which houses grizzlies, wolves, moose, Dall Sheep, and caribou. Another highlight of cruising in Alaska is Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve where you can see whales and seals. Be sure that your itinerary also includes The Inside Passage where you will travel through snow capped mountains, deep fjords and forested lands.