If you're an avid traveller seeking a unique destination, Gibraltar should be on your cruise radar. This charming piece of land, with its stunning landscapes and rich history, offers more than meets the eye.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory found at the southernmost tip of Spain. The tiny city, just 6.7 square kilometres, sits on the Mediterranean and has a rich history and a fascinating appeal as a British city in the sun. Cruising to Gibraltar gets you right into the heart of the city. Whether it’s the famous rock, the monkeys or the cable car, you’ll be sure to find something you love in Gibraltar.
Here are five reasons why cruising to Gibraltar should be your next adventure.
The Panama Canal is one of the most impressive engineering feats in history. It took over 10 years to build and cost the lives of over 25,000 workers.
Today, it is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world, carrying billions of dollars worth of cargo each year. Cruising through the Panama Canal is a truly unique experience that you will never forget. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should cruise the Panama Canal:
Whether an Australian port forms part of your cruise itinerary or marks your point of embarkation, this vast island holds many ports which showcase some of its natural wonders, rich culture, mouth-watering fare, and abundant wildlife. Australian ports of call offer a banquet of experiences for all tastes and the climate isn’t too bad either.
Steph from Cruise with Amber spent 10 months travelling around Australia and in this post, she takes us on a short tour around some of the main Australian ports you’re likely to encounter on a cruise.
The cruise industry is one of the most innovative sectors in the maritime world, constantly evolving and changing, offering new surprises, even for the most experienced cruiser.
Leading cruise lines continue to listen to their customers' needs and feedback, be that the introduction of new technology, or sailing to more exotic or unusual destinations.
Alaska is truly the last frontier, as many places in Alaska can only be reached by boat or seaplane. The remoteness of some parts of Alaska are ideal for exploration by cruise ship, and exploring Alaska by cruise ship is easy.
Each port stop allows you to get off the ship and explore on your own, or you can take an excursion (tour) to get some first-hand experiences with nature. Taking a cruise to Alaska allows you to visit some amazing ports such as Juneau, Icy Straight Point (Hoonah), Haines, Skagway, Seward and Ketchikan. From Seward you can take a bus or train to Anchorage, and then onto the interior or Denali National Park by train, bus, or car.
Cruising to Alaska can be done in several ways such as seven days round-trip from Seattle or Vancouver, seven days northbound one-way from Vancouver or Seattle, seven days southbound one-way from Seward, Anchorage, or Whittier, or a combination of the last two for a roundtrip fourteen-day cruise, and some cruise lines offer longer cruises from Vancouver, and other port departures such as San Francisco. The Alaska cruising season runs late April to mid-October.
Booking a cruise holiday to Antarctica is considered by most, a once in a lifetime experience. However, cruise and destinations vlogger Gary Bembridge, from Tips For Travellers, has just returned from his second cruise to the region!
We quizzed Gary about this unique cruise experience so we could share with you his experience and what you might need to consider or know before heading to Antarctica on a cruise.
If you have a list of places to cruise to in the future, then Norway should at the top. From the stunning and majestic scenery to the charming and friendly villages, towns, and cities, I just absolutely love all things Norway.
I’ve decided to compile a list of the top 5 cruise ports to visit in Norway to give you a flavour of what is on offer and hopefully tempt you into cruising there sometime soon!
Back in 2015, I spent three nights in Dubai prior to embarking a seven-night Arabian Gulf itinerary onboard Splendour of the Seas. It can be a daunting place the first time you visit, especially knowing how to get around. With so much to explore, its hard to decide exactly what to see, especially if you’re only visiting for a few days on a ship.
Dubai quickly became one of my favourite places I have visited. There seems to be something for everyone to enjoy. It’s like they’ve taken inspiration from every major city around the world and put it all in one place. The architecture is a sight to see in itself. Every single skyscraper seemed to have its own unique design element.
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?
Each year, over a million Brits embark 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.