Are you planning to go on a cruise and have no idea where to go? Well, you’re in luck because the world is full of breathtaking destinations that will leave you mesmerized.
From Alaska to Antarctica, there is no shortage of beautiful places to visit while cruising.
So if you are packing your bags for a cruise adventure this year and need a little inspiration, we’ve got you. Whether you are setting sail from Miami or heading off for some no-fly cruising from Southampton, here are some of the top destinations which should be on your must-visit list.
Alaska, also known as the “Last Frontier,” is a popular destination for cruise ships. The state boasts impressive glaciers, rugged mountains, and serene fjords, as well as a host of remarkable wildlife and sea creatures including grizzlies, bald eagles, and humpback whales. The Inside Passage, a popular route for most cruises, offers stunning views of the Alaska coastline, while a stop in Juneau, the state capital means you can take a helicopter tour of the Mendenhall Glacier or go whale watching.
Bora Bora, located in the South Pacific, is a paradise on earth. The island is known for its crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and stunning coral reefs and is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
One of the best ways to explore Bora Bora is by taking a lagoon tour. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, or simply relax on the beach. The island is also home to Mount Otemanu, a dormant volcano that offers breathtaking views of the lagoon.
Santorini’s stunning white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and picturesque villages are world-famous, not least because of their popularity with Instagram influencers. Even with the immense popularity of the island, it remains a magical spot and one of the best places in the Mediterranean to visit on a cruise.
One of the most popular attractions in Santorini is the town of Oia. The town is famous for its iconic sunset views, which attract thousands of tourists each year. You can also visit the Santorini Volcano, which is still active but not dangerous.
A unique combination of elegant sophistication and natural beauty, the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast is known for its stunning scenery and picturesque towns. The coastline stretches for about 30 miles and is dotted with colorful buildings, lemon groves, and vineyards.
One of the most popular towns on the Amalfi Coast is Positano. With its vibrant towns decked out in pastel colors, all winding cobbled streets and stunning views of the sea, it is not hard to see why. Amalfi itself is another gem, thanks to its gorgeous beaches and ancient, 9th-century cathedral.
While hardly a hidden gem, no list of the best spots to go to on a cruise would be complete without a mention of the world’s largest coral reef system. Home to thousands of species of marine life, including turtles, dolphins, and sharks, the Great Barrier Reef is probably the most amazing underwater landscape on the planet and one of the best places to go scuba diving anywhere.
If you’re planning to visit the Great Barrier Reef, the best time to go is from June to October when the weather is dry and sunny. Cairns, in Queensland, is the most popular port of call for cruise ships visiting the Barrier Reef.
From the rugged beauty of Alaska to the tropical paradise of Bora Bora, there is no shortage of stunning places to explore.
Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there is a destination that will suit your needs. So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable cruise experience.