Some destinations and vacations seem like a fairy tale or straight out of a movie. With exuberant scenic beauty, crashing waves, sun, sky, and a lot more, a cruise vacation is something that one should plan once in a lifetime.
Cruise is one such vacation that brings a package deal with food, entertainment, lodging all in one.
To help you out with the best cruise experience for your next holiday, we have brought a list of affordable vacation spots. These cruises connect you with ports that are conveniently located near the hot spots of the city, and a range of tourist attractions. The ease of convenience and the ability to roam around in the best cities within a day make these destinations an excellent port of call.
- Philipsburg, St Maarten
For a perfect day in the Caribbean visit St. Maarten. The beautiful turquoise water, friendly hospitality, and duty-free shopping make this an ideal destination. This is a unique Dutch colony and is different from the neighbouring islands. You can visit Maho beach that is easily accessible from the port and on this cruise you can avail yourself the opportunity to visit two different countries at once. Cruise easily crosses the border that separates St. Martin from St Marteen. St. Martin is part of the island that belongs to France.
- Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona city is nearby from the port making it easily accessible. The city can be accessed and explored during the stopover. Within walking distance from the port, you can explore the famous shopping street Las Ramblas. After the city centre, you can explore Barcelona Beach which is less than 10 minutes away. It is the most popular location in the Mediterranean. You can further explore the Modernisme route that can take you through architectural marvels like Gaudi and Muntaner. And of course, don’t miss visiting the impressive Sagrada Familia Church.
- UAE, Abu Dhabi
The city of Abu Dhabi is a gem in the desert you should not miss. There are numerous places of attraction in this city like Sheikh Zayed Mosque completely built with beautiful white marble and decorated with crystals. It is one of the few mosques that allow non-Muslim members to visit the mosque.
- Galapagos, Ecuador
Right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and approximately 900 km from the coast of Ecuador you can explore the unexplored part of the earth. You will be surprised to see and explore the hidden beauty of the Galapagos. Since not many tourists visit here, therefore, it is practically a hidden treasure. Cruises across Galapagos allow you to explore the biodiversity, sea animals, giant tortoises, and unique bird species.
- Island at Vanuatu
Wouldn’t you love the idea of exploring an inhabited island with no electricity, roads, and even a mobile network? Cruisers can get a feel of stress-free life while they head towards this Mystery Island. It is a marvelous piece of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that belongs to the country of Vanuatu. You can spend a day here surrounding yourself with the greenery and crystal clear water and return to the cruise to enjoy your evenings.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
If you want to experience the most beautiful landscapes of glaciers then don’t miss this. It is the ultimate destination for the ones who love adventure. Being the capital of Iceland it is the starting point for the route which is popularly known as Golden Circle.
Popular places where you can visit and spend quality time are- Gullfoss waterfall, Haukadalur Geysers, and Thingvellir National Park. In the National Park, you can see the fissure between the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia. Scuba divers can dive in between the plates and experience the two continents at the same time.
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
Once the cruisers set foot on this Island, they can experience how lovely this location is with vivid and bright colors of the old town of San Juan. You can experience the warmth of the sun, awesome local cuisines, salsa beats on the street, and authentic Pina Colada served in the bars. A walking tour on this island gives you the essence of Latin and makes your experience ecstatic.
- Cairns, Australia
Cairns is located on the Eastern Coast and it is the starting point for tours along the Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and you get to experience it so closely. SO make sure it is on your bucket list especially the ones who love to dive. Enjoy your time snorkeling, taking a scenic flight, or a glass boat ride.
- Cinque Terre, Italy
As you set foot outside your cruise you get to experience this colorful region that offers a scenic landscape. You can explore the historic and colorful villages on foot and can take along to charming places like Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso.
- Cape Town, South Africa
Lush green vineyards, majestic mountains, and the sea by the side make Cape Town a beautiful and breathtaking destination in the world. During the stopover, get down, explore this vibrant city and visit the iconic Table Mountain. If you love history then you can visit and learn about Nelson Mandela on Robben Island and can also enjoy the taste of the most amazing & best wines in the world.
- Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen has 3 cruise ports that connect it to the city. The transportation is excellent in the city and you can travel easily on your own or through a guided tour. You can visit the cheerful Tivoli Gardens, the vibrant port of Nyhavn, and the statue of a little mermaid apart from the cultural sites.
Santorini is one of the best places in the world and the reason is that Greek island is truly a picturesque spot. When visiting through a cruise, you get to visit the charming village of Fira that has an amazing maze of alleys, stone sidewalks, shops, cafes, and restaurants. Next to Fira village is the village of Oia that is unbeatable when it comes to breath-taking views of the white houses and blue domes. You will get to experience the most majestic sunset of your lifetime at this location making your visit worth & rewarding.
Explore the unexplored and make your memories count. These beautiful destinations won’t just add to your memories for the lifetime but would also leave you with the feeling of traveling more. There is so much more than the scenic beauty that these places have to offer. The culture, history, food, and local aspects will mesmerize you every moment.
So what are you waiting for? Get ready and plan a cruise trip where you can enjoy both the cruise holiday but the stopovers at different cities in the world too.…