Cruises are often dismissed as a passion for the older members of society, a genial kind of holiday where travelers don’t have to do much and can just afford the facilities on board.
There’s no denying that, yes, some cruises are like that. That’s just a fact of life; older people do tend to be drawn to the somewhat sedentary nature of a cruise. However, waiting until you’re in your sixties to sample a cruise could seriously damage your aspirations of seeing the best the world has to offer. While walking around on foot and exploring hidden areas is wonderful, there’s something majestic about a long break just watching the world drift by—not to mention the fact that you can disembark and explore on foot, too!
If you think you might be able to persuade yourself onto a cruise, then the next question becomes: where should you go? If you fancy adventure and seeing unique sights, then one of these three options should be able to tempt you—whatever your age—to make your next vacation by sea, rather than land…
Why Not Try… Alaska?
An Alaskan cruise is a chance to see a section of the map many people rarely have the chance to see. While you can explore Alaska on foot, there’s no doubt there’s something wonderful about the chance to see the glaciers and volcanic landscape from the sea. Alaskan cruises are best enjoyed in the transitional months of spring and fall, when it’s warm enough to enjoy yourself without a biting wind, but not so warm you miss out on some of the stunning Arctic-adjacent sites.
Why Not Try… Antarctica?
From the northern hemisphere to the very tip of the south. Antarctica is a continent that few of us know much about; it’s home to the South Pole, but that’s about as far as general knowledge seems to go. Why not improve your own know-how by taking a cruise to Antarctica with the likes of G Adventures; a rich experience awaits in the glacial landscape, with plenty of chances to see fascinating wildlife and experience the brilliance of the southern night sky without any light pollution to disturb it.
Why Not Try… The Caribbean?
Okay, so the first two options have one thing in common; they’re pretty cold. If you’d prefer to heat things up, then you can’t go far wrong with a Caribbean cruise. Take your pick from the multitude of islands, sailing between them and enjoying the delights on the ship, before disembarking to explore each tropical island in all of their wonders.
Why Not Try… The Norwegian Fjords?
The Fjords in Norway offer some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Cruise through the stunning Geirangerfjord and its neighbors by day, stopping at small fishing towns to explore, then climb back aboard for a night-time view of the Northern Lights from the river.
It’s safe to say that wherever in the world you want to go, there’s a matching cruise that will delight and inspire you. So do you think you could be convinced to join the ranks of cruise-loving holidaymakers?
Photo by Heather Shevlin
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