Stuck on where you want to go for your next cruise? When it comes to deciding, you just need to bear in mind what you want from a destination. So, to help you choose, let’s take a look into the top 5 cruise destinations and what each of them has to offer.
1. Norwegian Fjords
This is the place for you if you want to immerse yourself in the most stunning surroundings. From world famous fjords, enchanting wildlife and natural wonders, a Norwegian Fjords cruise offers an experience you will never want to forget. Norway is also where the mesmerising Northern Lights can be seen. And, according to NASA, 2012 is going to be the best year – in fifty years – to see the Northern Lights. This makes the Norwegian Fjords a very popular choice for cruises in 2012.
Think powdery white sands, sparkling blue sea and gorgeous sunshine – that’s the Caribbean. A picture perfect destination, this region’s for you if you fancy sun, sea and sand as you hop from one idyllic island to another. A firm favourite with Water Sports fanatics, the Caribbean has a whole host of activities available including diving, snorkelling, jet skiing and kayaking. Featuring a variety of itineraries, it’s no surprise that the Caribbean is one of the most sought after destinations for cruises 2012.
With a diverse number of countries to explore and cultures to experience, the Mediterranean offers something for absolutely everyone. Blessed with a year round warm climate and a fascinating past, the Mediterranean offers the perfect place for both sun seekers and history buffs. In the Mediterranean you can explore the most fascinating places like Barcelona, Rome, Venice, the Greek Islands, Turkey and Italy. There’s a variety of cruise itineraries that cover the region – with both fly-cruise options and sailing from the UK available – making the Mediterranean the perfect solution if you’re not keen on flying.
If you love exploring different cities, a Baltics cruise is for you! Expect to call at cities like Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm and St Petersburg… Each crammed with history and culture; it’s truly fascinating and rewarding to explore each one. And, when you’re after beach time, be sure to head to the beautiful beaches in Kristiansand.
One word: Wow. Filled with the most awe-inspiring glaciers, mountains and wildlife, Alaska looks as though it’s just stepped out of a fairy-tale book. A truly magical destination, in Alaska you can marvel at the abundant wildlife – like bald eagles, bears and whales - from the comfort of your very ship. Of course, being the land of adventure that it is, there’s a whole host of amazing shore excursions available from wildlife tours to dog sledding. And, Alaska is steeped in history too – you can learn about the Native Americans who first called Alaska their home. If you want exploration, wildlife, breath-taking scenery – and a bit of history thrown in – Alaska’s the one for you. It’s more than worthy of being in the top five 2012 cruises. The best time to go to Alaska is from May to September.