12 February 2019
With a near infinite amount of cruise destinations to choose from throughout the year, it’s hard to believe that there are still corners of the world left largely unexplored when navigating the seas. Cruise lines and luxury cruise specialists are increasingly adding some of these little-known cruise destinations to their expanding itinerary lists, ensuring there is no better time to pick a cruise offering equally outstanding untouched wonders and memorable experiences when compared to more famous ports of call.
There is something endlessly exciting about visiting destinations outside of the obvious choices, allowing the discovery of unique cultures and waterways that haven't been ventured by many. Unwind on pristine beaches, enjoy fine cuisine and nightlife through picturesque canals. Thrilling and diverse destinations and landscapes await on your next cruise journey…
Cruising in the Panama Canal
Comprising a 48-mile man-made feat of engineering linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean as a gateway to either Central or South America, the Panama Canal shipping route is steeped in historical intrigue and primed for excitable discovery. Stop off at the alluringly contrasting Panama City, famed for its vibrant nightlife spanning casinos, bars and restaurants, while nature enthusiasts can explore the rainforests and waterways circling the city. This memorable canal experience can be taken aboard a range of luxury cruise ships, with itineraries visiting some of the finest eastern and western destinations in the Americas.
While many yachts and cruise liners sail near the autonomous Portuguese islands of The Azores on their way across the Atlantic, it is rare for them to stop and explore the region. The prevalence of blissful bays, peaceful anchorages and protected harbours sees the Azores as an untouched cruising destination awaiting discovery, and with its diverse landscapes spanning everything from mountains and cliffs to picturesque fishing villages and expansive green fields, it may not remain a well-kept secret for much longer.
The opportunity to see glaciers and volcanoes before swimming in a hot spring is an indication of how varied and inviting Iceland is as a cruise destination. The near-prehistoric magnificence of the nation ensures its landscape is ripe for exploration, while the combination of culture, creativity and journeying through Icelandic Viking history amid the colourful buildings and charming ambience of capital Reykjavik ensures Iceland is a discerning choice when seeking a captivating cruise destination with a difference.
Thinking of doing something a little out of the ordinary? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today.