Cruise destinations, where do we start? There is virtually nowhere in this world (on the water that is) that cannot be visited by ship. The emergence of Adventure Travel has seen many new smaller ships that can sail to those hard-to-get-to destinations, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and just about everything in between.
Most cruisers prefer something a little larger, so their ships are limited to cruise destinations that can accommodate larger vessels. The most popular destinations are the Caribbean and Mediterranean with most of the world's cruise ships heading there for 'the season'. Alaska is a popular destination as is the South Pacific and South America.
Whatever your cruise destination, you should be able to find a cruise line that will satisfy your needs.
Africa and the Indian Ocean are home to a prized selection of the world’s most luscious, untouched beaches. A small island south of Île Sainte-Marie represents the crème de la crème of idyllic destinations, with picture postcard palms, white sands and sparkling waters. read more
Alaska represents the pinnacle of cruising destinations, bursting with formidable icebergs, epic glaciers and snow-capped mountains, plus an array of tranquil coasts, rivers and rainforests. read more
Surrounding the North Pole and encompassing the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada and Greenland plus Russia, the United States, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland; the Arctic represents an ideal vantage point from which to view the most rugged, underexposed territories in the world. read more
Considering the region occupies 8.6 per cent of the earth’s area, it's virtually impossible to encapsulate all of Asia's delights in one sitting. Thailand is an excellent starting point, with its array of private beaches, five star resorts and magnificent national parks. read more
From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the cultural hotspot of Sydney and the idyllic offshore islands of Papua New Guinea; Australasia is bursting with riveting natural and man-made attractions. read more
Northern Europe offers a wealth of vibrant regional culture with jaw-droppingly pristine landscapes. From the stunning Faroe and Aland Islands to Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania: Northern Europe boasts views and attractions to impress even the most well-seasoned travellers. read more
Canada boasts a dazzling array of diverse landscapes, from emerald-green glacial lakes to monumental mountains and jagged cliffs. Saunter along Ontario’s famed wine route and watch frozen grapes being converted into delectable ice-wine; or cruise down St Laurence River to glimpse one of several resident blue whales. read more
Famous for its collection of pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls, live and extinct volcanoes, soft sands and tall palms, the Caribbean represents the ultimate getaway for beachside luxury. read more
From the epic Thames in the UK to the Seine in France; European rivers provide the ultimate cruising experience given their close proximity to entrancing shore-side villages, towns and cities. read more
Where else in the world can visitors experience bright red sands and arid desert scenery, and then turn a corner to view miraculous beaches and balmy slopes? Australia's Kimberley region uniquely combines wildlife, tranquil waters, mysterious archaeological sites and. read more
The Mediterranean boasts a medley of remarkable features, including sun-drenched Monte Carlo on the French Riviera, historic Istanbul, architecturally astounding Rome and vibrant, eclectic Barcelona. read more
Mexico is the fifth-largest country in the Americas and provides a perfect cruising destination due to the fact it shares borders with some of the most desirable travel destinations: the US, Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Belize, the Caribbean Sea; and the Gulf of Mexico. read more
Boasting the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Middle East represents a unique cultural, political and religious centre. Embark on a pilgrimage to the city of Jerusalem; where you can enter the Old City through the Damascus. read more
Sail the lush waters of the Pacific towards a country famed for its friendly locals and ruggedly beautiful landscapes: New Zealand, or Land of the Long White Cloud. With tourism surging in recent years, the Department of Conservation (DOC) has introduced a booking system for its 9 great walks such as the Milford Track, Routeburn Track and Abel Tasman Coast Track. read more
South America is a must for travellers craving fertile slopes, rich ethnic cultures, fascinating ancient trails and powerful volcanoes. In stark contrast to the searing heat of South America lies the icy wilderness of Antarctica; a continent synonmyous with expansive white landscapes, epic ice shelves and intimidating mountain ranges. read more
The Atlantic Ocean is an S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between the Americas to the west and Eurasia, and Africa to the east, rendering it the perfect gateway for cruising between Europe and North America. read more
Still remarkably untouched despite the rapid growth of the surrounding tourist market, Panama represents the perfect off-the-beaten-track destination. It abounds with pristine beaches, rugged mountains and lush rainforests and boasts the peace de resistance of sightseeing highlights. read more
For the ultimate cruising experience; embark on a world cruise. It’s the ideal way to experience a wide variety of cultures, climates and attractions without having to worry about disembarking to catch a host of planes and trains, coaches and taxis. read more