Taking a cruise is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time off – you get to see much more of the world than with traditional package holidays, and all from the comfort of your cabin. Whether it’s luxury you’re looking for, or budget options, there are so many options to choose from, and here are some of the best destinations to get you lusting for life on the open ocean.
1 Norwegian Fjords
Maybe not the first place you think of for a cruise destination, but this immensely popular destination draws people from all over the world to see the majestic and unspoilt Nordic landscapes, and beautiful mountain vistas of Scandinavia. You’ll come close to rare flora and fauna like the puffin, and sail around glaciers and waterfalls as well as get to explore some beautiful Norwegian towns and cities like Lysefjord and Bergen.
Ideal for:Lovers of nature and the outdoors who want to see truly awe-inspiring scenery.
The Iberian Peninsula is one of the most scenic areas you can visit in Europe, and packed with fascinating history as well as gorgeous views. Delve into the mindset of the explorers of yesteryear as you sail around stunning coastline and visit a host of beautiful Iberian cities. White sandy beaches await you in La Coruna, with streets steeped in history and soaked in summer sunshine.
Ideal for: Sun seekers and those with a penchant for European history, architecture and delicious food.
3 North America
Travel the East Coast of one of the most diverse continents in the world, and on a cruise, you’ll get to visit some of the most amazing cities in the US and Canada, like New York, Boston, Quebec, and Nova Scotia’s Halifax. For truly epic sights, and exciting activities like whale watching and exploring, North America is a great place for the naturally adventurous.
Ideal for:Those who want an extended break, packing in a lot of sights and visiting lots of fascinating cities.
The archetypal cruise, the Mediterranean packs in everything you could want; sun, culture, history, scenery, mouth-watering cuisine and excellent activities. If you can’t decide on whether you want to visit the Balkans, Italy, or Greece, a cruise around the Med with operators like Bolsover Cruise Club will tick all the boxes.
Ideal for: First timers looking for a well-rounded experience with sun, fun at the beach and amazing sights and sounds.
Cruises are a great option for those who want to see more of the world and get the wind in their hair, stopping off in multiple world famous destinations as you go.