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The Definitive Guide To Cruising Destinations

The Definitive Guide To Cruising Destinations

The www.CRUISE.co.uk team spend a lot of time talking about how amazing cruise ships are (well they are!) and all the facilities you can find on-board.

We also spend a lot of time talking about the different cruise lines and ships so you can decide which sounds best for you. It occurred to us today though that what we don’t spend a lot of time talking about is the places those same ships go to.

After all, whilst there may be a small minority of cruisers that never get off the ship (it happens you know!),  for a lot of people the places the ships cruise to are the biggest part of the holiday.

It’s with that in mind that we’ve put together a definitive guide to cruise ship destinations (and what to do once you’re there)…

 

Shore Excursions

Leaning tower of pisaThe Definitive Guide To Shore Excursions Picking your perfect destination is all well and good but you still need to know what to do once you’re there. That’s why we put together our tip tips on shore excursions; how to make the most of them and most importantly how to save money booking them!

portThe Ultimate Guide: How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off In Port The www.CRUISE.co.uk team want you to be aware of some of the more common tourist scams out there and the best way to avoid them to ensure a smooth and happy cruise! 

 

 

The Mediterranean

Probably the most popular cruise destination out there for British cruisers, we take a look at some of the more popular ports of call…

santoriniDelve Into Santorini, The Postcard Of Greece It’s the supermodel of the Greek Islands, the head turner, the one that was once known as ‘Kalliste’ meaning ‘the beautiful one’, it’s the haven of…


Cruise to Athens
How Best To Explore Artistic Athens, The Capital Of Culture Known as a city rich with culture, and most famous for the vengeful gods and goddesses. Read our guide and discover why it’s a hit with artists and musicians and…

 

barcelona How To See The Secrets Of Barcelona You Won’t Find On A Map! Even if you’ve never been to Barcelona you’ll probably have heard of the most popular tourist attractions: the Gothic quarter, the Picasso museum…

 

How To Do Delightful Dubrovnik Again And Againdubrovnik Dubrovnik appears on a lot of Eastern Mediterranean itineraries so we spent a bit of time looking what to do if you’ve already been once, twice or even nineteen times before…

 

italyInvest Five Days To Rome Around Italy When we think of Italy,we might immediately think of pizza (correct me if I’m wrong), the leaning tower of Pisa or perhaps the famous gondolas. But did you know Italy has more UNESCO Heritage Sites than any other country in the world?

 

The Canaries

tenerifeA View From The Top Of The World With Hollywood Themes: Cruising To Tenerife Two of the best things about Tenerife (and life in general, perhaps) is beautiful weather and a relatively slow pace of life. As one of the most reliable… 

 

mallorcaWhat’s Hot In Palme De Mallorca Palma de Mallorca is a typical stop off on a Mediterranean cruise and if you’re a fan of your summer sunshine holidays it might be a port that you return to….

 

The Caribbean

caribbean 8 Things You’ll Never Believe You Can Do In The Caribbean This is perhaps the dreamiest destination for photo aesthetics, beach days and all your Instagram points, but don’t assume everything is just ordinary when it comes to…

 

jamaicaJamaican Life: A Vacation At The Caribbean Gem A jewel on top of the Caribbean sea, Jamaica is the most compelling of all of the islands. On the surface it is the best for English-speaking locals and lively vibes, but holds…

 

cuba Visit Cuba, The City That Dances All Night Long Enter Cuba, where you’ll find classic cars cruising down a street lined with pastel painted buildings, and people dancing on the cobblestone streets until the sun comes up, without…

 

Eight Of The Best Ways To Spend A Few Hours In Barbadosbarbados A tropical breeze, twinkling steel drums and a cocktail in hand… What could possibly be better than spending a day in the port of Barbados? With stunning beaches…

 

nassau What’s New In Nassau? Your Guide To The Bahamian Hotspot The port of Nassau in the Bahamas is a favourite itinerary filler, so regular Caribbean cruisers may find themselves sailing into this paradise port more than once or twice (or even thrice!)

 

san juan Chilled Out Caribbean Flavours And The Secrets Of San Juan You like the city of San Juan? We know a boat you can get on! Mixing chilled-out Caribbean flavours with a Latin American kick, Puerto Rico can be an intoxicating destination…

 

 

Europe

amsterdam Dreamy Definitive Guide To Amsterdam, The Venice Of The North The city that has long been referred to as the Venice of the North is the ultimate ideal city break: small in size yet big in art and culture.With more than 100 kilometres of canals…

 

budapestBudapest Revealed: The City Of Spas And Its Flourish Of The Famed And Forgotten  Welcome to Budapest, the city that has been becoming more and more popular in recent years due to the abundance of river cruises sailing down the Danube. And few European cities can rival this…

 

pragueWelcome To Prague, The Best Beer In Europe With A Beauty That Rivals Paris With a history that goes back a millennium, Prague should be top of your city break list and first to tick off this summer. It’s time to get acquainted with this perfect..

 

bruges Bored Of Bruges– Tread Beyond The Cobbles To Discover The Hidden Side You may not believe us when we say that Bruges is the stuff of storybooks. A real life fairytale, medieval town with picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals. It’s a…

 

parisParis, The Dark Side To The City Of Romance  Of course, any visitor to Paris will want to tick the city’s most famed sights off of your list but when you’ve already been there; it’s time to delve deeper into Paris’s darker, dirtier, hidden depths…

America

alaska Embrace The Extreme: Five Reasons Why Alaska Should Be Your Adventure Stop This state is for the adventurer, the explorer and the tourist who wants to explore the unique. You’ll be mere moments away from witnessing wildlife in its most natural form and…

new orleansVoodoo, Gambling & A Touch Of Jazz- A Guide To The Strange Streets Of New Orleans With its trendy bars, spooky corners and thriving cultural hub it has long been a popular spot for travellers keen to see more of America than its…

 

san franciscoSan Francisco: The City Of Sea Lions, Fortune Cookies And Bridges San Francisco is a city famed for its food, sea lions and bridges. Once a lawless town at the centre of a gold rush, it is now the second most densely populated city in America…

 

hawaiiHow To Cruise Hawaii, The State With Everything From Snorkelling To A Japanese Garden Whether you’re looking for tourist testimonies, local lessons or fellow cruiser consultation, this sage piece of wisdom permeates the cruise landscape; there’s no place on earth like Hawaii

 

new yorkThe City That Never Sleeps: Cross It Off Your Bucket List  it’s the place that never sleeps, where the coffee’s always fresh and the sidewalk’s constantly bustling. Its glorious sights are known far and wide: The Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building…

 

miamiMiami: The City That Never Snows With A Little Taste Of Cuba You may only know of the stereotypes when you think of Miami: everybody’s tanned and gets around on roller-skates, every day is a party and no spot beats the…

 

galapagosThe Weird, Wacky And Wonderful Of The Galapagos Islands We’ve all seen pictures of the fabulous wildlife and exotic landscape of the Galapagos Islands, but have you ever considered travelling there? The remote islands are…

 

 

Far East

beijingDucks, Drums & Dynasty Tombs: A Guide To Beijing The capital of China has long been known for its historical and cultural riches but would many of us know what there is to do once you’ve visited Tiananmen Square and walked along the Great Wall?

 

phuketPhuket: Beyond The Beaches If you’ve got the Thai island of Phuket on your cruise itinerary then brace yourself for a destination that’s a mass of contrasts and contradictions. You can munch on fried insects from a street vendor…

 

burma9 Unmissable Aspects Of Beautiful Burma Burma is a country with a rich history and an even richer culture, with breathtaking landscapes, incredible views, mesmerising statues and structures- and let’s not forget…

 

shanghaiA Guide To Shanghai- The Truth About Travelling In A Communist Country So you’ve headed to the waterfront and stared out at the stunning skyscraper studded skyline of Shanghai… now what though? This bustling city with over twenty one million..

 

china 13 Tips For Travelling To China As A Clued-Up Tourist Certain parts of the world aren’t that common for most travellers and whilst this is all fun and games, it’s still hard to get more different to Western life than in China. So…

 

japanTop 10 Things You Have To Do In Japan A place that has never given up on its ancient traditions whilst insisting on fusing its culture with modern life. The image of futuristic neon, unmissable skyscrapers and a crowd of…

 

 

Australia

sydneyIt’s Not All Kangaroos And Boomerangs: Cruise To Sydney To See Why Let’s just be honest here: when you think of Australia, a google image of kangaroos pops up in your head. Maybe of the famous Sydney bridge or the home to the…

 

But, what are your thoughts? Which of these is your favourite destinations? Which have you already been to? Have your say…

 

What did you vote for? Tell us below which destination is your favourite and which places you are still wanting to go to!

 

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