Taking a cruise is one of the most relaxing and fun ways to travel, not only because a cruise provides you with everything you need such as transportation, food, and lodging, but also because they allow you to see multiple different destinations in one convenient trip. There are so many different cruises to choose from, all of which have unique destinations on the itinerary. Here are 5 of the best cruises you have to take.
One of the most common cruise destinations in Western Europe. Ports of call on a cruise to Western Europe include Italy, Spain, Montenegro, Croatia, Portugal, and more. In Italy, the most common places to stop are Rome, Venice, Naples, and Florence. In Naples, you can try the famous pizza and other delicious Italian food and wine. Rome is home to many historical sites like the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Take a gondola ride in Venice and see the beautiful art and architecture of Florence. In Spain, visit the Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona and try seafood paella . A cruise around Western Europe also may include a stop in Croatia where you visit gorgeous beaches with turquoise water.
Bermuda is a tropical destination that is great to cruise to because it is easy to get to from the United States’ east coast and because it has something for everyone. Bermuda has many options for relaxing on the beautiful pink sand beaches, enjoying food, or seeing the sites and museums. In Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, you can enjoy eating local cuisine and shopping. Or, you can go diving or snorkeling to see marine life such as colorful fish. Crystal Caves is a unique spot to visit where stalactites and stalagmites can be seen. Many Bermuda cruises often also stop in Newport, Rhode Island, and in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, which is full of many options for delicious southern food. Charleston is also where Fort Sumter National Monument is, where the American Civil War started.
Whether it’s the Eastern Caribbean or the Western Caribbean, these destinations are some of the tops to cruise to. Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico are two of the most common places to visit, where you can enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine, relax on some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, and visit ancient Mayan ruins. In the Eastern Caribbean, the island of St. Maarten has a unique culture with both French and Dutch backgrounds that can be seen in the style of buildings. In the Southern Caribbean, the ABC islands, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao are the must-go spots that have stunning beaches and amazing opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling where you can view the coral reefs and wildlife.
The Greek Islands
Another very popular cruise destination is the Greek Islands. Greece is known for its friendly people, beautiful beaches, healthy and tasty cuisine and for picturesque villages that sit on the Mediterranean coast. Greek Island cruises make stops in Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Thessaloniki, and more. On a cruise to Greece, you can enjoy relaxing on pristine beaches next to the spectacular blue water and trying fresh seafood and other traditional Greek foods like moussaka and baklava. In the capital city of Athens, you can visit the Acropolis and see the Parthenon.
The Galapagos Islands is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a particularly unique and incredible destination because some of the wildlife and vegetation there cannot be found anywhere else. A cruise here means you get to see the beautiful islands as well as the distinctive wildlife such as giant tortoises, iguanas, birds, and sea lions.
These are just a few of the many incredible cruises that you can take. With so many amazing ones to choose from, any itinerary is sure to be full of relaxation, learning, and fun.