Cruise holidays are a great way to see some of the most breathtaking places in the world. You can enjoy numerous onboard activities while travelling to exciting ports of call where you can explore the countryside and experience the local culture. Consider these top five destinations when planning your next cruise holiday.
The tropical island chain of Hawaii is one of the most beautiful destinations on the earth. Enjoy spectacular vistas as you tour verdant rain forests with crashing waterfalls that cascade down the slopes of volcanic mountains, which overlook the temperate waters of the Pacific. The bio-diverse state is home to an interesting assortment of indigenous and introduced plants and animals. Use American dollars to experience Hawaiian culture.
New Zealand has been attracting seaborne visitors since Captain Cook first stepped ashore in the 18th century. See the Middle Kingdom made famous in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In addition to snow-capped mountains and fjords, you will experience lush jungles, white sandy beaches and coral reefs as well as cosmopolitan cities and the ancient Maori culture. Be sure to have New Zealand dollars on hand when visiting New Zealand.
An East Africa cruise holiday typically visits legendary ports of call made famous by the explorers of old, such as Mombasa, Djibouti, Zanzibar and Cape Town as well as the islands of Mauritius and Madagascar. Onshore activities include safaris that enable you to explore the awe-inspiring natural surroundings and amazing wildlife of the region. You can also tour historic souks, colonial buildings and other cultural sites. Verify which countries you will be visiting to determine the type of currency that you will need for incidental expenses.
Enjoy the British-influenced Caribbean atmosphere when you visit the Bahamas during your cruise holidays. Explore the capital of Nassau as well as the lush countryside, pristine beaches and crystalline waters of the islands that were once home to pirates and buccaneers. You may need U.S. or Bahamian dollars on the smaller islands.
A Baltic Sea cruise enables you to visit historic cities, beautiful scenery and a diverse mix of cultures. Cruises typically visit one or more Scandinavian countries as well as St. Petersburg, Russia. You will have the opportunity to visit the Tivoli Gardens, the Helsinki Market, the Vasa Museum and the Winter Palace. Be sure to carry plenty of Russian Rubles, Euros and Swedish Krona to purchase souvenirs and sample the local cuisine.
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