Planning for a vacation? Ever been on a cruise vacation? The concept of cruising considered as an unconventional vacation idea until a few years ago is catching up among Indians at an exponential rate. Travelling on waters has a sense of recreation attached to it as it helps one to unwind with the scenic views and the journey itself. A cruise vacation adds fun to your journey with the activities they have to offer, namely, spas, bars, adventurous activities, night clubs and so much more to make you begin your vacation the moment you board.
If you’re still wondering where you can take a cruise to, here are 5 places you can travel to on your cruise vacation.
China, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, a vibrant city with skyscrapers touching the sky is Mecca for all shopaholics. Hong Kong also is a great place to visit with family and has some of the best parks like Hong Kong Disneyland Park and Hong Kong Ocean World. Also known for its happening Night Life, Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong claims to have the world’s highest bar. So you’re bound to have an out of this world kind of experience. While you get ready to enjoy your trip to the bustling city, you can also step out on the deck and take in the fresh sea breeze, while the Hong Kong skyline glitters at a distance.
Which cruise to take: Spectrum of the seas, Royal Caribbean International
Best time to visit: December - January
Lisbon is a beautiful city with 290 days of sunshine and beautiful beaches. Known for its intricate infrastructure, “Calçada” pavement in the city is an example of it which is found all over Lisbon and is made with different and original patterns. If you visit Lisbon you can also visit UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Sintra which is a longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-coloured villas and palaces. Take a cruise to Lisbon and enjoy the view from the deck of your cruise as you see the beautiful city as light shines down through the clouds.
Which Cruise to take: Crystal Serenity
Best time to visit: March to May
Galapagos islands are considered as one of the best places in the world for wildlife-viewing. The islands offer beautiful views, from plush white sands to exotic wildlife. There are some beautiful hiking trails which will make you pass extremely serene paths. The islands also have beautiful lava tunnels which run deep throughout the islands and are characterized with rugged walls and pebbled floors. Your cruise to the islands will not only help you witness beautiful views but also see the wildlife up close and in their natural habitat.
Which Cruise to take: Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Amsterdam, the capital of Netherland is known for its artistic heritage and beautiful architecture. The city is drenched in history and has beautiful museums for anyone who has an interest in them. The museums contain over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and letters from Van Gogh itself. Meanwhile, Anne Frank’s house is also there for people to visit and see everything up close. Tulips being the national flower, you can see them spread all over the city and has multiple spots for you to click that perfect picture. A cruise to the place is sure to add to your memories because of the picturesque views the journey would have to offer.
Which Cruise to take: Seven Seas Navigator, Regent Seven Seas Cruiser
Best time to visit: September to November
Alaska is in the northwest extremity of USA, an undiscovered beautiful location with beautiful glaciers wherever the eye goes. Alaska is also known as the “Last Frontier” which is exactly as the name goes. You can go for dives in the waters and feel completely at peace as it’s is an unexplored place with not very many tourists. Alaska is the place to go if all you want to get out of your vacation is a real break. The sky in Alaska is so clear that the deck of your ship makes the perfect place to enjoy it with big glaciers all around you.
Which Cruise to take: Ovation of the seas, Royal Caribbean International
Best time to visit: Mid June- Mid September...