Go on the adventure of a lifetime and travel across the globe with a world cruise! If you want to fulfil your bucket-list dreams and you’ve got some time on your hands, there’s nothing quite like going on a hundred-day (or more) cruise around the world.
Picture this: You. Unpacking once. In a different place, city, or even country, every other day. No flights. No work. No deadlines to meet. Just you and your world cruise. Sounds wonderful – Yes?!?
So, what do you have to look forward to? Well, apart from all of the luxuries and conveniences of being on floating resort, filled to the brim with restaurants, activities, and entertainment options (yep, we’re talking about your cruise ship), there are also the multiple destinations that you’ll be visiting along the way!
We have listed some of the highlight destinations to discover during a world cruise.
1. Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is considered as one of the modern wonders of the world – a man-made engineering marvel! The Canal cuts right through the heart of Americas to provide an easy water transition between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. Cruising through the Canal provides the perfect backdrop for Panama’s eco-tourism, history, and the beauty of this environmental playground.
2. Greek Isles
As you embark on your world voyage, the jewels of the beautiful blue Mediterranean – the Greek Isles will be one of the highlights. Each island sports its own distinct Greek culture, unique sights and sounds, ready and waiting for you to explore. Santorini and Mykonos provide stunning sunsets and traditional white and blue cliffside panoramas, jump right in to the beautiful beachfronts, amazing night life and history of Rhodes, or be bedazzled by Crete’s magical scenery. There’s no doubt about it, you’re bound to fall in love!
3. New York
If your world cruise takes you to the US of A, one of the spotlight destinations is the Big Apple. Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Guggenheim, The MET, Rockefeller Centre, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Bridge and Lady Liberty herself are all ready and waiting. New York City is also home to the most enthralling and exciting shopping experiences on Earth. Here you’ll find every major fashion mogul and up-and-coming designers, alongside some of the most hard-to-find and anywhere-but-here shops in the world. Shopping there can be extremely dizzying, with big names such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York Vintage, and Bloomingdales set to dominate your cruise holiday. Lucky you have a cosy cabin ready to pack away all your new “souvenirs”!
4. French Polynesia
There are many island destinations throughout the world, the Maldives, Hawaii, and the Caribbean to name a few. However, the charming islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora have for centuries been described as a paradise on earth, and rightly so. With their laid-back tropical vibe surrounded by oceans of blue and lush tropical trees and jungle, spectacular fish-filled lagoons shimmering with brilliant corals, they have captivated thousands with their siren song. Get ready to cruise into the Pearl of the Pacific and relax into your own paradise.
5. Easter Island
Few ships will sail into the vast oceans and touch base at Easter Island, yet these remote and picturesque islands will leave their footprint on your heart for a lifetime. The mysterious, undeniable beauty of the Moai statues speak volumes about the island people’s ingenuity and unique culture, a vast expanse of history and of distance conquered, and provide a fascination appeal for any true explorer.
6. Galapagos Islands
An excursion to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador are home to Earth’s “living museum and showcase of evolution”. Charles Darwin explored these once deserted islands to discover animal adaptations that would go on to form his revolutionary theory of evolution. Fascinating age-old land tortoises, blue footed boobies, bright red crabs, brilliantly colored marine iguanas are just some of the impressive creatures that you will see. Should your cruise take you here, you are in for one unforgettable adventure.
If you want to walk among fields of emerald green, watch the wind play over swathes of purple heather dotted over with white stone cottages, listen to ancient legends of fairies and sprites, and tall stories that have stood the test of time, then Ireland should be on your bucket-list. Explore the rich Celtic heritage of Dublin’s fine city, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher’s dramatic formations and more. While you may not see everything that a country has to offer, you will definitely get a taste of the high-life and somewhere to return to.
Your world cruise may give you a mesmerising experience as you cruise north to sight the Northern Lights and fjords of Norway. Considered as one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Norway’s glaciers and icefields are complemented by enchanting fishing villages and the arctic-inspired architecture of its charming cities. It’s a once in a lifetime spectacle.
There are so many different countries and uniquely Asian cultures on offer it’s hard to know where to begin. From China’s Great Wall to Thailand’s tantalising and fragrant cuisine, Vietnam’s UNESCO Heritage-listed historic city of Hoi An to Singapore’s electric cityscape, there’s the orangutan of Borneo, Malaysia’s paradise island of Phuket and Japan’s delicate cherry blossoms… and so much more to embrace when your world cruise touches base.
A world cruise showcases many countries, sets your bucket-list rocking as you find new places to add to it. We have only touched on a few of the beautiful locations you can look forward to. All we can say is, relax, enjoy, and be sure to bring your camera!
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