A cruise holiday opens the door to explore the world’s best destinations. Enjoy the journey as you are given the opportunity to visit multiple cities or countries, whilst travelling in style. Whether you wish to tour the romantic canals of Venice or island hop through the South Pacific, a cruise is the perfect avenue to discover the gems abroad.
Here are our top five favourite cruise destinations.
Cruise through the Hawaiian Islands and be confronted with the incredible natural beauty of this picturesque paradise. Visit the Big Island, home to black sand beaches, tropical rainforest and volcanic mountains and admire the dramatic landscapes of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu is where you will find the famous shores of Waikiki Beach and also the fascinating Pearl Harbour and USS Arizona Memorial. Snorkel off Kauai’s famed Na Pali Coast or visit a traditional Hawaiian village on Maui.
Open up your world with a cruise through the magnificent Mediterranean. Discover the highlights of Italy as you cruise through the enchanting canals of Venice, admire the history of Rome or feast on the culinary delights of Florence. Visit the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, see the medieval houses in Dubrovnik or experience Turkey’s modern metropolis, Izmir. Spend time in Greece and soak in the seaside beauty of the idyllic Greek Islands.
Journey through the best of Asia and watch in awe as the old collides with the new. Cruise the Hong Kong harbour and enjoy a tram ride to Victoria Peak for impressive views of the city. Stop in at Singapore for world class shopping on Orchard Road or visit the fantastic Singapore Zoo. Many cruises will also tour the beautiful beaches of Bali and visit the cheeky residents of the Sacred Money Forest in Ubud. Head to the Land of Smiles to laze on Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui or tour the vibrant capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
One of our closest neighbours, New Zealand is an excellent destination to explore via a cruise. Tour the North Island and visit the harbour side city Auckland. Climb the Sky Tower for fantastic city views. Head over to the breathtaking Bay of Island and have your fix of swimming, sailing, scuba diving and fishing. Drop by the country’s cool capital Wellington before heading to the South Island. Cruise the glistening waters of Milford Sound and browse past snow capped peaks and thundering waterfalls.
Beach lovers will relish a South Pacific cruise, where you can spend your days enjoying the sun, surf and sand. The pristine Isle of Pines is home to emerald waters and white sandy beaches or venture to Lifou for excellent snorkelling amidst spectacular coral reefs. Be tempted by sumptuous French influenced cuisine in Noumea or head over to Port Vila in Vanuatu for your fill of adventure activities, from zorbing to horse riding. Your South Pacific adventure could also include time at Fiji, a culturally rich cluster of islands with unspoilt beaches and many family friendly activities.