Cruising has always been a popular vacation trip for people who want to see the world, without giving up their luxury and with today’s ships getting larger and more advanced, booking a cruise to your favorite destination, is like staying in a five-star hotel on water. Although it’s quite important to choose the right ship, due to the fact that most of your cruising experience will be determined by ship itself and the service it has to offer, choosing the right location for your cruising adventures is equally important. If you’re planning your first cruise, but can’t make up your mind where you should be heading, we’ll compose a list on some of the best cruising itineraries for you to choose from.
We’re starting of the list with probably the most popular and relaxing route, the Caribbean is the best place for people looking to enjoy that beautiful Caribbean sunshine, whiles relaxing on the white sandy beaches. Major cruise lines companies such as the Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise, Lines offer routes which will take you anywhere ranging from a three-day jaunt to a longer 10 day route visiting up to five or six islands like the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica or St. Kitts. Even though most of the ports feel the same, I recommend going beyond them and exploring the local cultures, cuisines and everything which the place has to offer, because you only have a limited amount of time so you better use it wisely.
The Mediterranean is quite diverse, unlike the Caribbean as you get to see so many different cultures and places in such a short period of time. The Mediterranean route covers the most popular tourist attractions in Europe, taking you all the way from Barcelona in Spain to the coast of Santorini in Greece. Summer is the most popular time for taking a cruise in the Mediterranean, but I recommend you wait a little bit longer and book a cruise somewhere down the line in September, as the sites are just as impressive and you don’t have to deal with the hot summer climate of the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean isn’t the only popular cruising route in Europe, as the Baltic offers the holiday of a lifetime, with places that will have your Jaw dropping to the floor. The Baltic is however a seasonal destination, due to the unpredictable whether its best recommended to visit somewhere between the months of May and August. It’s especially great for those who enjoy the beauty of nature, as the shire landscapes and mountains along with the midnight sun that make a wonderful scenery for you to enjoy or possibly take a photo of. The magnificent views of the Baltic coast aren’t the only beautiful thing to soak up, as the ports are vastly different from each other, as you’ll be able to see different cultures right around the corner.
Taking a cruise in the Alaskan wilderness is an adventure of a lifetime, as its one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Unlike the other destinations on the list, Alaska isn’t well known for its ports, but rather for its scenic sailing along the massive glaciers and the frozen coastlines. Among other great things which you won’t find anywhere else but in Alaska is the wildlife, visitors can see some rare species like the polar bear, bison and orca whale. Alaska is also full of high adventure activities such as dog sledding, kayaking, hiking and even helicopter rides. Cruisers only set sail to Alaska from ports in Vancouver and Seattle, however if you’re planning a cruise to this majestic place, know that cruise ships only set sail from May to September due to the extremely unpredictable weather in the Nordic Region.