You’re about to discover the ten cruises I think everybody’s supposed to have on their to – do list, or their bucket list .
I’d like to talk about the some best cruising destinations, I just hope everyone should aspire and go crusing at least once in their lifetime.
THE CARIBBEAN IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST AND MOST POPULAR CRUISING AREA AND THAT’S FOR A VERY GOOD REASON. IT IS ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT, AND ALL THE ISLANDS AND LOCATIONS TO WHICH THE CRUISE LINES GO ARE PHENOMENALLY WELL SUITED FOR COPING WITH CRUISES AND THE WHOLE CRUISING HOLIDAY.
There’s a whole host of different cruises you can make out of the Caribbean. Many of them sailing within the US from Miami or Port Canaveral or other ports.
If you don’t want to travel, you can also do it straight from Europe when they cross the Atlantic, spend some time in the Caribbean and go out.
In the Caribbean, there are three main cruises to remember. You have the Eastern Caribbean that is going to do places like the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, you have the Western Caribbean that is going to places like Bermuda, large parts of Mexico like Cozumel and Costa Maya, then you’ve got the Southern Caribbean that’s moves to locations like the St Kitts, Antigua, Martinique, Dominica and Barbados.
Choosing between them is hard, but definitely pick one of them and (of course) if you want to add more cruising experience do all three of them and then you’ve done all three Caribbean sectors, but surely Caribbean should be on your list.
THE MEDITERRANEAN IS THE SECOND-LARGEST CRUISING REGION IN THE WORLD, AND AGAIN FOR VERY GOOD REASONS. IT GIVES YOU A GREAT OVERVIEW OF EUROPE, BECAUSE YOU WILL FREQUENTLY SAIL THROUGH MULTIPLE COUNTRIES ON A CRUISE AND YOU WILL SEE MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES.
There are beautiful historic sites, there are spectacular beaches depending on where you’re headed. It’s a great way to see Europe and it’s really nice as you can see multiple countries and different places and just have to unpack and pack once. There are lots of different itineraries, as in the Caribbean.
Many of them will go out from cities like Amsterdam, Istanbul, Venice or Rome or you can do it from Southampton in the UK which takes a bit longer because you have to go through the Gibraltar Straits to get into the Mediterranean.
Lots of different itineraries like the East and the West, and of course one of the most popular itineraries for people to do is the really magnificent trip from Venice down to Athens. You get to see the Greek islands and places like Dubrovnik as well.
The Mediterranean should be on the radar and multiple options, but certainly the Mediterranean is on my top suggestion.
ALASKA IS THE THIRD LARGEST CRUISING AREA, I HOPE I’M RIGHT TO SAY. IT’S VERY FAST GROWING AND IT’S REALLY AMAZING. GOING TO ALASKA TOOK ME A WHILE BUT ONCE I WENT THERE I UNDERSTOOD WHY IT WAS SO FAMOUS.
The scenery is beautiful. This is truly spectacular. You can do it from places like Vancouver and from Seattle, it’s also very popular. I’d recommend doing an Inside Passage cruise for your very first cruise to Alaska, and when you’re looking to book try and make sure you’re going on one that includes Glacier Bay.
An Inside Passage is my strong recommendation for your first cruise to Alaska! It’s a beautiful destination to go to, and there are more and more cruise lines sailing-from the larger ships to some of the smaller ones. You have lots of options to choose from. Alaska will certainly be on that list.
TRANSATLANTIC IS MY NEXT DESTINATION TO OPT FOR ONE OF THE FAMOUS AND CLASSIC TRIPS:
Cunard has Queen Mary 2’s only cruise liner that is a conventional liner container. It is a truly magnificent experience, taking between seven and eight days, depending on the route you choose. That’s all at sea but it’s a beautiful trip, where they try to recreate some of the romance and specialty of those glamorous cruising days.
It is a splendid ship with art deco-inspired decoration. Pretty much dressing up like a queen. If you have a special event like a birthday or anniversary it is a great trip to do. It’s one of the most iconic and on Cunard Queen Mary 2, you need on the board to really enjoy and feel its pleasure. You can opt for other re-positioning transatlantic cruises, but the true classic for me is the Queen Mary 2.
ONE OF THE LOVELIEST JOURNEYS YOU CAN DO IS A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS. THERE ARE MANY CHOICES YOU CAN MAKE. YOU CAN EITHER GO OUT OF PLACES IN SWEDEN OR YOU CAN SAIL OUT OF SOUTHAMPTON FROM UK, WHERE THEY WILL HAVE A DAY AT SEA, TIME AROUND THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS AND A DAY BACK AT SEA.
The Norwegian fjords are absolutely magnificent and you are sailing really far inland into these beautiful little picturesque towns on ships with huge large walls of rock and water. If you’re going in the summer, when the season is over, you’ve got a lot of midnight sun, so it’s light all the time so you can go out on deck or relax on your balcony and enjoy the scenery as you cruise through the fjords.
I would strongly recommend the Norwegian fjords, I recommended it to everyone like crazy now! Absolutely magnificent Norwegian fjords.
BALTICS IS ANOTHER FAMOUS CRUISE BASED IN EUROPE, AND THIS IS VERY MAGICAL.
They usually go to cities like Helsinki and Tallinn, and then go to Russia’s St. Petersburg-and will normally be two to three overnight stays to make sure you can really enjoy the stunning St. Petersburg with its beautiful buildings, parks, chateaux and castles. It is truly a beautiful journey.
It’s very fascinating because you’ll see parts of the world that you don’t really know that well and that’s definitely a great sail to do.
An advantage of going on a cruise, especially on cruise excursions, is that you don’t have to worry about all the hassles of Russian visas because you don’t have to worry about a visa if you’re going on a cruise trip. That is a great plus.
Definitely, the Baltics is something I would have up there if you’re interested in understanding and experiencing different cultures .
Bltics is a fantastic cruise and there are again lots of different cruise lines going there.
Some of the smaller cruise ships dock right in the heart of St. Petersburg, so if you’re on a Baltic, look at some of those smaller cruise lines too.
PANAMA CANAL , THAT HAS BEEN ON MY LIST OF THINGS TO DO SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY AND LEARNED ABOUT THE PANAMA CANAL.
Going through the Panama Canal is like a transatlantic again, it is one of the great iconic kinds of trips you can do. I always recommend try and building at some point in your cruising life a trip that’s going to take you through the Panama Canal.
That is an amazing experience. You can do that if you’re on a big trip like a world tour, as they often go through a Panama Canal, but you can often do it from the Bahamas to Los Angeles or San Francisco, or if you’re visiting parts of South America, you can do it.
It will go through some of the cruises. Panama Canal is a wonderful day and is only a magnificent perception of the ingenuity and technologies of man.
It’s really one of those classic journeys, so if you’re sailing the Panama Canal (like the transatlantic) I guess it’s an iconic trip option you want to have done on your list of things.
ARCTIC OR ANTARCTICA ONE OF THE POLAR REGIONS.
BOTH WERE ON MY WISH LIST FOR ME, AND I WAS IN BOTH THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICA. THEY’RE REALLY SPECIAL AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO THE ARCTIC YOU’LL SEE THINGS LIKE POLAR BEARS, AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO ANTARCTICA YOU’LL SEE PENGUINS.
Antarctica was definitely the most special and incredible one and that really blew my mind.
Antarctica is the place I’m going to go to for the second time, so if I had to recommend that I guess I’m going to say Antarctica because that’s the one I’m going back to for the second time.
THE GALAPAGOS IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES, AND THAT IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE ON THE LIST. IT’S LIKE THE POLAR REGIONS AND IT’S A VERY EXPENSIVE PLACE TO GO, BUT THE WILDLIFE IS DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE. THERE ARE VERY STRICT RULES AROUND WHO CAN GO THERE SO THAT’S WHAT MAKES IT COSTLY, BUT DEFINITELY THE GALAPAGOS SHOULD BE ON THE LIST.
Polynesian Islands of France
MY NEXT TIP IS AROUND ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND INTERESTING PARTS AND THAT’S THE POLYNESIAN ISLANDS OF FRANCE.
The islands are beautiful, the people are amazing and the culture is fantastic.
It’s remote and it’s quite difficult to get there again, it’s eight and a half hours ride from Los Angeles for you to get there 21 hours from Paris. It’s just absolutely beautiful once you’re in there.
There are just under 200 islands and only 60 are uniquely populated. While on a cruise you see very varied islands, some are rocky, some are very tropical and some are just incredibly beautiful reefs and beaches.
The French Polynesian islands are one I would certainly suggest you to have on the list. There are so many cruises you can opt for and so many options.