Cruise holidays are perhaps the most convenient and luxurious way to visit some of the ‘must-see’ places in the world. Here are five incredible places you can enjoy as a part of a cruise holiday.
Recognised as one of the world’s greatest engineering accomplishments, the Panama Canal has long been a constant and incredibly important trade route. Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the canal has become hugely popular with holidaymakers wanting to enjoy the unique sights sitting either side of the waters. Panama Canal cruises give passengers access to the incredible array of exotic birds in the area. The warm waters of the canal make it an ideal place for a relaxing dip. The more adventurous can enjoy the unique marine life, snorkelling under waters.
Recognised as a symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji is in fact an active straovolcano which last erupted a shade over 300 years ago. The conical shape and snow-capped top half make for an awe-inspiring view. On clear days Mount Fuji can be seen for hundreds of miles away and approaching by ship as it emerges over the horizon is one of the world’s most breath-taking sights.
The Great Barrier Reef
Viewable from outer space, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest single structure made by living organisms in the world. Approximately two million tourists visit the region every year to take in the beauty and unique sights of the Great Barrier Reef. The incredible selection of marine life and coral structures have made it hugely popular with scuba divers and snorkellers. Fortunately, you don’t have to plunge underwater to enjoy the beauty of the region. A cruise offers the most comprehensive introduction to the tens of thousands of South Pacific islands, each with their own personalities and characteristics.
The incredible geography of Madagascar make it an island of contradictions as tropical rainforests border beautiful golden beaches on the Indian Ocean. This unique ecology has helped create a unique wildlife landscape – with 90% of the island’s wildlife being unique to Madagascar. From 100 species of Lemur to an incredible fauna landscape, Madagascar is a wildlife lover’s paradise.
The fjords of Norway are some of the world’s most beautiful waterways with crystal clear waters flanked by snow-capped, lush mountains. The area is practically made to be cruised through. The more active of visitors can take to the mountains, enjoying the treks which have been walked for hundreds of years.