If you have never experienced a cruise holiday or vacation before, then you are missing out on a very particular travel experience. While on board you will travel, by sea of course, to a number of different destinations and countries, usually spending one or two nights in each place, before setting sail for your next place of interest. There are a number of different cruises available to choose from. These range from red hot sweltering cruises around the Mediterranean or Caribbean, to ice cold, picturesque winter wonderland cruises around Iceland and the Arctic. And while some destinations beg to be experienced by backpacking around on land, there are some that are best taken in via water. A cruise is one of the most economical and convenient ways to do so. Here we look at three destinations that you simply must experience via cruise.
Cruise Trips – The Eastern Mediterranean
The Eastern Mediterranean – If it’s red hot sunshine, deep gorgeous blue seas and stunning sandy beaches that you are after, then a cruise around the Eastern Mediterranean could be right up your alley. If you wish to broaden your mind and take a look at some of the world’s different cultures, then this cruise is for you. Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Israel and Malta, these are just some of the different countries that you will get chance to visit while on your cruise. These ancient and beautiful countries are steeped in history and can offer you the chance to experience firsthand many different cultures, both from the past and present. There will of course still be plenty of time for relaxing on golden sandy beaches, sipping cocktails, shopping, and working on that tan of yours.
Cruise Trips – Iceland and Norway
Iceland and Norway – If sunshine is perhaps not your thing and you wish to embark on a slightly more unique cruise, then Iceland and Norway should be at the top of your “places to-visit” list. Iceland and cruises go hand in hand with one another. The natural beauty and wonders of Iceland make any cruise holiday an unforgettable and magical travel experience. Gorgeous greenery, epic mountains, bubbling geothermal springs, active volcanoes, and rare and unique wildlife are all sights that you are likely to see if you choose to take a cruise around this particular area of the world. The country is also on a recent upswing, particularly impressive given Europe’s current economic troubles. As you make your way from Iceland to Norway, you will see some simply breathtaking sights, ice and glaciers, seals, birds and even whales can all be seen here. See, who needs sunshine anyways, when you can spend several nights cruising around one of the most beautiful landscapes in the entire world?
Cruise Trips – The Caribbean
The Caribbean – If you are searching for a vacation in a tropical paradise, then look no further than the Caribbean. White sandy beaches, deep turquoise colored sea, palm trees, exotic rare animals, hot sunshine, and cold refreshing beverages. It is no wonder that people call this part of the world “paradise.” Whether you choose a cruise around the southern, eastern, or western Caribbean, you can rest assured that each port of call will be as welcoming, spectacular and beautiful as the last. Mexico, Florida, Jamaica, Barbados, and The Bahamas, these are just a few of the locations that you will visit while on your cruise. You will experience the finest foods, amazing natural wonders, such as waterfalls and exotic jungles, and an extremely friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The Caribbean begs to be seen via cruise due to its abundance of islands and must-see beaches. Rather than settling for just one, take a cruise to experience many.
So there we have it, whether you are looking to broaden your mind and experience different cultures in the Med, take in some of Mother Nature’s greatest sights in Iceland and Norway, or kickback on a white sandy beach underneath a palm tree in a tropical paradise, a cruise is one of the best ways to experience these great parts of the world.
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