Where to go cruising in 2019?

01 October 2018

One of the best things about cruising is that you can discover a multitude of fabulous destinations in a single trip. We’ve picked out some of our favourite ports of call for 2019.

Discover the rich history of this vast country with a choice of memorable cruises. Whether you cruise the Russian waterways or explore the Baltic Sea, this fascinating destination offers unforgettable scenery and plenty of culture. You could journey along the River Volga to see the colourful spires and grand palaces of Russia’s great imperial cities, sail the Black Sea to the sunny Olympic city of Sochi or head north on an expedition cruise to the remote towns of Siberia and the Arctic Circle.

Alaska

Soak up some of the world’s most incredible scenery with an adventure cruise to the most northerly US state. This spectacular Arctic wilderness has everything from dramatic mountains, glaciers and fjords to historic frontier towns where you can hear tales of the Great Gold Rush. Spot wildlife including whales, otters bears and eagles and, when night falls, keep your eyes cast to the heavens for a glimpse of the shimmering Northern Lights.

Myanmar

An emerging cruise destination growing in popularity, cruising Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River is a value-for-money journey perfect for cruisers interested in South East Asian culture, cuisine, spirituality and history. Home to ancient stupas, temples and pagodas, mixed in with British Colonial architecture and humble markets and street food stalls, Myanmar is an intoxicating destination to explore from a river boat and one that will soon be a favourite with Australian cruisers.

Chile

An underrated cruise destination on the rise, a cruise through the beautiful fjords of Chile is all about the awe-inspiring landscapes. Snow-capped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, and remote islands filled with rare birdlife make the upper deck a popular place to be on a cruise through Chile’s channels. A destination for nature enthusiasts, bird-lovers and anyone who with a deep appreciation of Mother Nature, Chile is a pristine cruise destination not yet embraced by the mainstream.

The Kimberley

Words can’t do justice to the immense beauty and wonder of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Popular with luxury and expedition cruisers, intimate voyages ensure impacts to this special pocket of Australia are minimised. From ancient Indigenous rock art sites, to crystalline waterfalls, dramatic ochre cliffs and tiny islands along the coast, the landscapes of the Kimberley are quintessentially Australian. Whether you’re spotting tawny frogmouth owls in trees or finding dugongs on the Kimberley coast, the wildlife found in this region is as much a drawcard for cruisers as the photogenic landscapes.  

If you would like to find out more about cruises to our favourite destinations, contact your Travel Counsellor.

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