Somewhere in the Solomon Island, is a cruise ship left abandoned. The 3,724 gross tonne World Discoverer has been left to rust but has also become a tourist attraction itself!
The ship was originally built as the BEWA Discoverer in 1974, at the shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany. Throughout its career, the ship was sold to various cruise lines and renamed several times too. In 1990, the ship was registered in Liberia and named World Discoverer. The small cruise ship was built with a double-hull, to allow it to cruise to the Antarctic polar regions. In 1996 an extensive refurbishment was carried out. So how did the once profitable ship end up abandoned?
In 2017, almost two million Brits embarked on a cruise. It’s easy to see why. With all-inclusive options, family-friendly alternatives and adults-only retreats that allow you to visit some of the world’s most exotic destinations, cruises have also become popular with the younger generations.
However, with so much choice available, it can be hard to know which idyllic location to set sail towards first. To help, here are our top five cruise destinations you must visit.
Looking for an escape from life and home or the office? A cruise to the Caribbean could be the perfect escape that you are looking for! There are so many reasons to cruise the Caribbean but below you’ll find just 5 reasons why we think booking a Caribbean cruise is a must to add to your bucket list.
Over 5 million passengers are expected to cruise the Baltic in 2018, following in the path of Viking explorers and Russian Tsars. Often overlooked by its glitzy Mediterranean neighbour, this fascinating region is brimming with history and culture: from onion-domed churches to Cold War relics, medieval villages and modern Nordic cuisine. Highlights include Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Gdansk, Berlin and St. Petersburg … all bathed in the long and lingering twilight of northern summers.
Here are just a few reasons to book a Baltic cruise:
In this guest blog post, travel lovers Paul and Carole from Paul and Carole Love to Travel, share with us 5 reasons why you should book a cruise to Asia and discover this amazing part of the world.