If you’re looking to see multiple stunning locations in one trip, cruise holidays are just the holiday ticket. From glorious mountain ranges to paradise islands, cosmopolitan cities to medieval ports, prepare yourself to be breath taken by some of the most astonishing scenery on the planet.
When you think of a cruise destination, you might not necessarily think of Norway, but its Fjords will amaze impress even the most experienced of travellers. Think: dramatic mountain ranges rising out of the mist, with charming Norwegian cottages that splash colour on the backdrop. This is a scene that has to be seen to be believed. Scandinavian cruise holidays will give you the chance to see these unspoiled lush green lands and still waters – who couldn’t be mesmerised by that?
A Caribbean Classic
For something more tropical, where would you choose – Barbados, of course! Bridgetown is what the Caribbean is all about. From its deep, deep waters that ripple with the paddles of sea turtles, to its lavish, yacht filled marinas – you’ll have fallen in love in no time. Here you’ll be able to unwind on the sands in the morning, adventure into the waters by lunchtime, and navigate deeper into caves by sunset. The scenery of Bridgetown is a tropical treat.
Journey through mysterious Asia from one exotic port to another. You can explore some of the world’s most remarkable destinations, the home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations. Asia packed full of exciting and welcoming cultures, frenetic cities, tranquil landscapes, and inspiring temples and shrines, not to mention the incredible tastes and smells!
Revel in Reykjavik
Breathtaking is certainly a fitting word to describe the scenery of Iceland. Witnessing the Skogafoss waterfall thundering down is a must, as this is a spectacular sight. Then, watch the night come alive as the Aurora Borealis floods the skies. Iceland’s scenery is definitely underrated – go see for yourself. Hit the town in Reykjavik once you’re done adventuring for the day.
New Zealand Sound
Grab your camera get ready to visit one of the most beautiful places on earth – Milford Sound.
You’ll see towering cliffs and peaks – including the much photographed and iconic Mitre Peak that rises more than a kilometre straight out of the sea. Waterfalls cascade into the fjord and the forest clings to sheer rock faces. If you’re a fan of geographic beauty, New Zealand is the place to go. There is so much to see inland, but the coast is unrivalled and there is no better way to see Milford Sound than on the water.
If you fancy New Zealand, there’s no reason not to combine the cruise with a trip to Australia, and you’ll be glad you did when you step foot on Australia’s golden shores. The surf’s always up, the skies are big, and the sun barely sleeps. From the iconic landmarks, jaw-dropping beaches and cosmopolitan cities of Australia, it’s one place not to miss.
Colourful Croatian Coast
The scenery of Dubrovnik is truly enchanting, and allows you to experience the beautiful Croatian seaside as well as a slice of history. Its well-preserved city walls and castle are splashed by the deepest of blue waters, and filled with the most beautiful, traditional architecture. Known as ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’ you’ll soon see why when you step foot in Dubrovnik. As the sunlight fades, and the city lights up, it only gains beauty – a completely unique and magical scene.
Pale walls and winding pebbled streets stand out against bold blue skies and glistening waters in Corfu. You’ll feel like you’ve turned back time to see some of the most impressive, historic Greek architecture. The beauty of the area has an untamed, rugged feel, so you may even feel like you’re the first tourist to ever set foot in the astonishing scenery of the area. So if historic buildings in the most idyllic of Mediterranean locations is what you’ve been dreaming of, a cruise by Corfu should be top of your list.
A Little Different in Alaska
From its waters that are stirred with glistening salmon, and maybe even a whale’s call or two, to its white, dusted glaciers. Alaska is an alternative that will definitely amaze. Keep your eyes peeled as you explore the land, maybe you’ll spot a grizzly or two. This has to be the perfect way to escape the well-trodden tourist paths of many cruise destinations. Alaska, you’re wonderful.
Keep these destinations in mind when booking your cruise holiday and you’re set to experience some unbelievable scenery. Prepare to be wowed.
Caribbean Classic – Roger W (CC license): https://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/
New Zealand Cruise – By Szilas (Self-photographed) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Hong Kong – By Acred99 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6281861