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Top 10 Incredibly Exhilarating Cruises In The World

  1. Experience idyllic life at Staithes, North Yorkshire, UK
Staithes, North Yorkshire, UK

At one time, Staithes was the most important port in northeastern Britain.  If you travel to Staithes today, you will feel like it’s still stuck at the same place. The houses are nothing short of historic looking and are huddled inside narrow alleys. The pace of life is slow and the general mood is that of a happy place. There are several bed & breakfasts for tourists, along with a variety of restaurants. There are a number of cruise lines which stop at Staithes. If you want to see a tightly knit fishing village, then Staithes is the place to be! Best time to visit is during September, when the ‘Staithes Festival’ takes place.

 

  1. Explore the vast expanse of Greenland
Greenland

Enjoying the vast expanse and mysteries of Greenland from a cruise ship is a unique experience. From the ship you can not only see the rocky coastline, but also reach various settlements which may not be possible otherwise. Seeing marine animals like seals and whales are also part of exploring Greenland on a cruise. You can also see several picturesque villages scattered on the west coast of Greenland. The houses are colorful and the population is sparse. The best time to visit Greenland is from the months of June to October.

 

  1. See penguins and koalas at Victoria’s Islands, Australia
Victoria’s Islands, Australia

Victoria’s Islands are a group of islands located just 90 minutes from Melbourne. The most popular of these islands are the French Islands and Philip Islands. These two are popular for hosting exciting Motor Cycle Grand Prix Circuit events. These islands are also home to cute penguins which usually live and move around in big colonies. Koala bears can also be found in abundance. You can even go on a seal watching cruise! Other than these exciting animals, there are the vast beaches with plenty of sunshine. Melbourne, located near the Bay of Port Philip, is the capital of Victoria. The city is home to several shopping districts, hotels, restaurants and glamorous events.

 

  1. Go boating on the Li River, Guangxi, China
Li River Cruise, Guangxi, China

The Li River flows for almost 85 kilometers. The best way to explore this river and its surrounding landscape is through a cruise. There are many hills, pagodas and villages which can be seen on the banks of this river. Each of these attractions has a compelling backstory attached, making them all the more appealing to the visitors. As you go cruising on the river, you can see stunning bamboo groves and the Karst Hills. At some parts, the water is so clear and shallow that you can literally see the bottom of the river as you look down from your boat. Other highlights on the way include the Yuan Bill Hill, Nine Horse Fresco Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal. The cruise takes about five hours time to complete.

 

  1. Admire the beauty of Waterton Lake, Alberta, Canada
Waterton Lake, Alberta, Canada

Waterton Lake is world renowned because of its scenic beauty. Whether it is the clear water, the beautiful sky or the surrounding scenery, everything around the lake is very pleasing to the eye. The Waterton Lakes National Park is named after this beautiful lake. As a visitor, you can go on a historic cruise ship, which allows you to completely take in Waterton’s natural beauty. The lake’s shores are home to the town of Watertown, which offers all types of tourist facilities. The Waterton Lakes National Park mostly remains less crowded and is the perfect place for spotting some wildlife. The best thing about the lake is that you can visit it any time of the year.

 

  1. Gape at the limestone caves at Algarve, Portugal
Algarve Seafaris, Portugal

Algarve is famous because of the spectacular limestone grottoes and caves. The coastline, which includes beaches like the Ponta Da Piedade, is best explored on boats. Algarve Seafaris cruise picks up tourists from Albufeira and Marina de Vilamoura. Then the ship goes on a beautiful journey consisting of impressive rock formations, beaches and grottoes. You might even get to see dolphins. Both full-day and half-day cruises are available.

 

  1. See the unspoiled beauty of Patagonia, Chile
Fjords in Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia can be best described as pristine and unspoiled. Minimum interference from man has kept the place a treasure trove of natural wonders and sights. Discover ice-blue glaciers, snow-capped mountains, sweeping valleys and sparkling lakes, all at one place. Travel on a ship which is ideally suited for navigating the waters around places like Tierra del Fuego archipelago. When Patagonia was first discovered by the Spanish, it was extremely difficult to navigate. Even now it can get difficult at times if you are on foot. This is why tourists are encouraged to explore the place on a cruise.

 

  1. Be amazed at the colors at Whitsunday Island, Australia
Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Island can be easily described as a plethora of colors like indigo, yellow, aqua and bottle-green. If you look at it from a distance, it almost looks like a living breathing organism. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef, the waters of the island are perfect for sailing. Whitsunday Island consists of 74 islands and all of them are stunningly beautiful. The most popular beach is the Whitehaven Beach, where the water and the sand create a remarkable fusion of colors.  The island is home to some great diving spots because of its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.

 

  1. Enjoy marine life with the Alila Purnama at Sorong, Indonesia
Alila Purnama at Sorong, Indonesia

The Alila Purnama is a long ship at almost 50 meters in length. From a distance, it looks like a pirate vessel with its flowing sails. The ship is advertised as ‘one of the most luxurious Phinisi ships in Asia.’ Alila Puranama offers several cruises to the Sorong Regency of Indonesia. It is part of the Komodo Island Expedition, which is a 6-day trip to the land of Komodo dragons. There is also the Raja Ampat Expedition, which is meant for divers. The place is home to some of the world’s healthiest marine sanctuaries and coral reefs in the world. 550 species of coral and 1200 species of fish can be found at Raja Ampat.

 

  1. Lose yourself at Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

Milford Sound is the most popular tourist attraction in New Zealand. Numerous cruise lines offer to take you around this stunningly beautiful natural wonder. Milford Sound is home to two waterfalls, known as Stirling Falls and Bowen falls. These two thundering waterfalls are accompanied by numerous temporary seasonal waterfalls. The whole region is a beautiful combination of towering mountain peaks, amazing wildlife and beautiful waterfalls. The most famous attraction is the Mitre Peak which rises straight out of the sea. There are also several glaciers and rainforests.

Originally posted 2017-06-13 05:40:08.

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