There’s nothing like a cruise vacation to satisfy your wanderlust. With cruises trending in popularity, new routes and adventures are being added all the time. So, in other words, this isn’t your grandparents’ ocean anymore. Here are some of the best, but lesser known cruise destinations that you absolutely MUST check out:
Boasting a lovely bay, Ajaccio is a fitting travel destination for everyone from families to solo tourists, and even couples seeking a romantic getaway. The coastal city is located on the French island of Corsica and is most famous for being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. But, of course, that’s not all, this destination has a lot of other great things going for it!
Colorful buildings line the streets and the bay is scattered with sailboats. You can spend your time soaking up some sun on a beautiful beach, or you can explore the Fesch Museum, which holds a variety of Italian Renaissance paintings, originally collected by Napoleon’s uncle. Pretty cool, huh?!
The Canary Islands are a world-class travel destination, well off the beaten path, with beaches ideal for those looking to relax. The series of Spanish islands lie off the coast of northwestern Africa. This hidden spot boasts breathtaking cliff views and a graceful vibe.
For surrealists, the Canary Islands also offer spectacular works of the renowned artist, Óscar Domínguez, who called Santa Cruz de Tenerife, home. Take this opportunity to enjoy and explore both white and black sand beaches. Get ready for some beauty and relaxation at this destination.
Situated in a sea of crystal blue water, Barbados has more than enough to captivate any adventurer. Visitors are overcome by beautiful sandy beaches like those of Accra Beach. Accra Beach is an area festooned with shade trees and an enchanting, exciting nightlife. Bridgetown, its capital, is a definite must visit – a place where you can enjoy duty-free shopping upscale boutiques and tour cultural attractions such as the Barbados Museum.
The must-do destination of Kotor, Montenegro, sits in the tiny bay of Kotor and is surrounded by lush, green mountains. Views of fjords are in every direction, and when it’s not fjords, it’s the stunning bay. Kotor’s unique, cobblestone streets date all the way back to when the city was originally founded by the Romans. OH! – and it was also a part of medieval Serbia. In addition, the city was Venetian and Hungarian for some time, making it quite a melting pot for history and cultures. The city is also quite hassle-free, as it has yet to become a crowded travel destination, so we recommend booking your cruise ASAP.
Visit any of these recommended cruise destinations, and all that will be left for you to do is rave to others. All are unique options if you’re looking to spend your holiday in beautiful, natural surroundings that aren’t overcome by tourists. Not to mention, the ship is pretty cool too. So pack up and let’s go! Set sail to these totally underrated cruise destinations.