Do you love cruising? Are you planning a cruise holiday with your loved ones? Are you fascinated with the all-inclusive nature of the cruise- the range of food and drinks, entertainment, sightseeing options and port or island hopping? Then you will not be disappointed as there are a number of cruise options to choose from. Thanks to the fact that last year the people who took cruise holidays increased by 12% as per the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). This motivated them to launch a number of luxury cruises this year.
If you are confused where to head this year, consider these top 5 cruise holiday destinations in 2015:
- Med Cruise (Experience the magnificent Mediterranean)
From the pristine beaches to the ancient ruins of the Eastern Mediterranean to the flavorful and artsy countries of the Western Mediterranean, the region is known for its diversity. Mediterranean is truly a jewel in the Europe’s summer crown. Med cruise gives you the chance to revel at Italian and Spanish architecture, explore the antiquities in Malta and Istanbul and soak in the sun in Greece.
The best way to explore the Mediterranean is to take the fly cruise that starts from the UK to ports such as Genoa, Barcelona, Palma and Venice, where you can catch the cruise ship to set the sail. It gives you an excellent chance to witness the serene scenery, iconic destinations and sparkling waterways. Almost all, well-known cruise liners such as Costa Cruise, Royal Carribean and Thomson, ply on this route and offer a number of packages that start from as low as £399 for a week.
You can also take the direct Med cruise sailing from Southampton port. Cunard, Royal Caribbean and P&O offer departures from the south coast to the beaches and ports of the Med. This cruise will surely be worth the money spent as it will give you the chance to discover beautiful islands, famous civilizations and cities.
- Alluring Northern Europe Cruise
It will not be wrong to call Northern Europe Cruise a journey through the fairy tale land of palaces and castles, kings and czars and heritage and modern designs. The Northern Europe cruise is less about the sand and beach and more about culture and scenery. This cruise gives you the chance to explore the fjords of Norway, Iceland, Baltic and UK. Be awed by the magnificent work of Michelangelo in Italy or Gaudi’s architecture in Spain.
This alluring cruise gives you the chance to explore iconic destinations like Hamburg, Stockholm, St Petersburg and witness the natural wonders of Icelandic volcanoes, the Swedish archipelago and Norway. If you want, you can even pick a cruise that gives you the chance to see the splendid Cornwall, Northern Irish coastline and the Scottish islands too. Almost all popular cruise liners like Fred Olsen, Royal Caribbean, P&O and Hurtigruten offer alluring Northern Europe cruise packages that start from as little as £729.
- The Great Alaska cruise
For nature enthusiasts, there is nothing better than the Alaska cruise and tours. Alaska tours give the travelers an opportunity to witness the untamed wilderness and allow you to experience the natural wonders and wildlife species. This is not all, the cruise gives travelers the chance to see the scenic wonders of the USA like mountains, rivers and glaciers. Imagine waking up to quiet bays instead of the dockside stores.
Most of the cruise ships depart from the cities like Vancouver in Canada and take you through the several exotic destinations before you reach magnificent Alaska. The cruise-only packages start from £449 whereas, all inclusive cruise packages (fights and hotels-pre and post cruise) start from £1,099. You can choose cruise lines such as Royal Carribean, Holland America and Princess Cruises keeping your date, preference and route in mind.
- Cruise the majestic Caribbean Sea
If you are looking for a memorable cruise experience, then nothing beats the charm of the majestic Caribbean sea cruise. It gives you the chance to witness the fine white sand beach, swaying palm trees, sapphire-blue water and colonial ports coated in pastel hues. Pulsating with the rhythm of life, the Riviera chic meets the Caribbean cool here. This cruise takes you through a number of beaches and classic ports like St Lucia, Barbados, Antigua and duty-free ports like Nassau, St Thomas and St Croix.
The fly cruise to the Caribbean packages starts from £791 for eight nights and cruise lines such as P&O, Princess Cruises, Thomson, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line offer amazing packages to choose from.
- South America and the Antarctic cruise
A cruise to South America and Antarctica unveils the amazing variety of historical, natural and cultural wonders. The colonial heart, picturesque cities, breathtaking beauty and long-lost monuments. This cruise takes you through cities like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago. This is not all, you also get to see the wilderness of Tierra del Fuego, Chilean fjords and glaciers, Easter Island and The Falkland Islands. Fly cruises to South America and Antarctica start from £1,659 and you can choose from cruise lines like Celebrity, P&O, Royal Caribbean and Oceania.
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