5 Cruise destinations that will take your breath away
Cruises have typically been seen as the sole purview of the retired or the soon-to-be-retired, but for travellers in their 20s and 30s, they have a lot to offer. The average age of cruisers might be somewhere just below 50, but a cruise can have so many benefits for younger travellers too.
You’ll get to experience loads of new locations in one trip without having to worry about transportation and those experiences will almost certainly be incredibly varied. From afternoons on the beach to city breaks and even more adventurous activities like snorkelling and water sports. It’s also often wonderful value for money, there’s always a wealth of entertainment onboard (including multiple bars and restaurants) and the food is generally spectacular. There are also a number of themed cruises offered by companies such as Jules Verne that offer a more cohesive and cultural experience.
So, if we’ve managed to pique your interest, here are just a few of the best cruise destinations for younger travellers that will truly take your breath away.
A bustling metropolis like no other located just off the coast of Malaysia, Singapore is home to some of the most elaborate nightlife on the planet. The city is far too vast to explore completely in one day, but the street food and live music offered by the docks alone is worth exploring. The Gardens by the Bay, meanwhile, are a favourite excursion for most cruisers.
If you are often amazed by the profound beauty of nature then book a cruise that takes you along Alaska’s Inside Passage. There you’ll find views of towering glaciers and massive fjords, alongside some truly magical wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a humpback whale!
No cruise would be complete without a tour of some incredible Norwegian fjords. Flam in Norway is often ranked amongst the most beautiful places on earth, with snow-capped mountains sharing space with rolling meadows and cascading waterfalls.
There is a reason why the Caribbean is so commonly associated with cruises - there are just so many islands to explore and they all offer something unique. From the relaxed and care-free island of Aruba, with its flamingo beaches and charming atmosphere, to vibrant Barbados and the honeymoon hotspot of the Dominican Republic, every island has something fresh to offer. They all, however, boast some pretty spectacular beaches!
The South Pacific island is so nice that they named it twice, Bora Bora boasts dramatic mountainous scenery and crystal-clear blue water. It’s also the ideal spot from which to indulge in some water sports and excursions as diverse as jeep safaris and swimming with sharks! Probably one of the most exciting cruise locations on earth.