If you’ve taken the plunge and decided to go on a cruise, then congratulations! You’re going to have a great time. However, there are so many splendid destinations out there that picking just one can be hard work. That´s why we’ve put together this little list of the most renowned destinations in the world. If money were no object, these trips are a must:
The Norwegian Fjords
As the top scenic attraction in the world (according to the National Geographic, no less), its no real surprise that the simply jaw-dropping fjords are the first on this list, and that they’ve been receiving more and more attention from most popular cruise companies in recent years. Some of the main highlights of the region include the stunning Geiranger, where breath-taking waterfalls fall from the clouds and into the sea below, and the island of Spitsbergen, where over half of the land is covered with glaciers. Exploring the Fjords is simply a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Offering almost as many beautiful winter scenes as Norway, Alaska is another extremely popular cruise destination, with wildlife, mountains and glaciers all vying for your attention as you make your way across the beautiful, pale sea. Some of the most popular sights in Alaska include the wonderful whale-watching tours, as well as the beautiful Hubbard Glacier. A tour of Alaska can also be combined with the stunning Canadian Rockies, offering you a chance to enjoy two wonderful sights in one trip an opportunity not to be turned down.
Rome and the Amalfi Coast
Almost everyone loves a good Italian holiday and this particular cruise is a great way to take in some of the country’s great sights, such as the active volcano of Stromboli (whose night-time fireworks display is fantastic), as well as the blue grottoes of Ponza and Capri. There’s also the possibility of seeing the Royal Clipper the worlds biggest fully-rigged sailing ship, which is a popular tourist attraction in its own right.
The Eastern Mediterranean
Stepping on a cruise ship on the Eastern Mediterranean is almost like stepping back in time, allowing you to truly relax whilst you take in some of the most beautiful views in the world. There is a whole host of highlights, including the impressive sights of Athens itself and the beautiful Turkish port of Kusadasi.
If you fancy stopping off for an excursion, then the 12-hour trek from Alexandria to the pyramids is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Mediterranean itself, of course, remains perhaps the most picturesque sea in the world.
The East Coast of Africa
Those seeking something different from their cruise would do well to take in this unique voyage along Africa’s coast, which offers the chance to see some of the most unique display of wildlife available. Crocodiles, turtles, chameleons and pelicans can all be viewed during the trip, and there’s always the opportunity to go on a real African safari at the end of your journey. The African cruise is simply a must for any animal lover.