The world is boundless when you are exploring it by water. Particularly, no destination is off-limits when you are on a private cruise. That’s the thing about private cruise ships, they are the only way to truly experience human freedom while traveling. You can access both every hidden beach and every famous port in the whole world. And wherever you have dreamed of going, you can go there in style.
Everything looks more real and more beautiful from the deck of a cruise ship, especially Mother Nature. With cruise ships, you can access otherwise inaccessible corners of the world, offering unmatched landscapes you might otherwise never get to see. Here is a list of all the places that make the perfect cruising destinations.
Spice Islands, Indonesia
The Indonesian Spice Islands are on top of this list for countless reasons. A tropical paradise with a mixture of palm-lined beaches, patches of open savanna, and patches of evergreen rainforest makes it one of the best cruising destinations.
Visit the traditional market in Ambon and go for a swim in Natsepa beach. See the world-famous active volcano Gunung Api and go for a dive to experience the underwater magic of Indonesia.
Visiting the Spice Islands is also like stepping into a time machine that takes you back to Bandaneria’s colonial times. The birthplace of nutmeg will pull hard on your heartstrings with its colorful architecture and out-of-this-world nature.
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The Maldives Islands
If you have an undeniable taste for the sunny side of life – the Maldives are without a doubt your next cruise destination.
Restaurant-hop in Male, the capital city of the Maldives. Explore the unique marine life with snorkeling and diving, sunbathe on crystal white sand beaches while sipping on a tropical cocktail, and swim in sparkling turquoise waters.
The Maldives also offers a ton of other water activities like water flying and parasailing that will give you the adrenaline rush of your life.
Whether you are looking to relax or looking for a trip fully packed with adventure, the 1000 islands of the Maldives will cater to any need you have and then some.
Italy, Western Europe
Cruise along Italy’s famous boot-shaped coast to best discover the beauties of Western Europe. Not only will you be able to take in the most amazing views Western Europe has to offer, but you’ll get the opportunity for the most fabulous land excursions.
Among the many great adventures that await you in Italy is a romantic gondola ride in Venice. You can also eat the best pizza in the world in Naples and explore Pompei i.e. the Eternal city full of history. To experience the land travel trifecta (food, art, and architecture) stroll the streets of Florence.
A cruise to Western Europe is for a traveler that wants to feel it all; nature, adventure, and culture.
On a cruise to Japan, you will discover every aspect of what makes this country fascinating. You will get to enjoy the delicious and delectable Japanese cuisine and its breathtaking natural beauty.
The land excursion in Tokyo will leave you in a state of disbelief. The clash of modern architecture and technology with ancient architecture and cruise is something that words simply fail to describe. In Ishigaki, you will get to visit some of the most remote beaches. In Kochi, you will learn all about how sake is made and discover the history of the samurai.
Although certainly an unconventional cruise option, Japan may also be the most memorable of all the cruise options on this list.
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. What makes it one of the best cruising destinations is that its isolated terrain shelters many different types of plants and animals.
Swim with majestic sea lions, marvel at bigger-than-life tortoises, and discover the marine iguana. Experience the most exquisite walk on the beach while gazing at colorful birds in the always blue skies. Some of the birds and animals are endemic to the area and make this place a wildlife-viewing paradise and a transformational experience.
The French Riviera
If you are looking to indulge in glamour as much as you want to indulge in nature then the French Riviera was practically made for you. From pristine coastlines and lush greenery to gaze upon from your cruise deck to elegant restaurants and world-famous beaches to visit.
Mingle with the jet-set in Monaco, work on your sunkissed tan in Cannes and devour as much seafood as possible in Nice. Feel the glitz and grass at St. Tropez and discover the riviera’s best-kept secret at Gigaro.
Cruising the French Riviera isn’t visiting multiple luxurious destinations, it’s like entering an entirely different world where everything from the grass to the sky shines like a diamond.
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