Experience Natural Beauty in Total Luxury with These Cruise Vacations
By Ryan Staskel
Going on a cruise is an experience within itself, but why not enjoy the natural beauty of luxurious locations along the way? This guide will provide you with the chance to experience natural beauty in total luxury with the perfect cruise vacation. Not only have we found the hottest deals, we present to you the most beautiful destinations from around the world.
White sands, crystal blue waters and gorgeous resorts define the Bahamas. The hottest cruises to the Bahamas can actually be quite inexpensive with the right online searching. Currently, you can find cruises to the Bahamas from $200-250 for three to four nights. If you'd like a longer stay, you can find deals on 8 day cruises from $550 and 7 nights from around $660.
The hottest trip to the West Caribbean includes stops in Miami, Ocho Rios in Jamaica and the Grand Cayman Islands, all from prices starting at only $299. Another great deal starting from under $450 includes stops in Florida at Port Everglades and Key West, then on to the Grand Cayman Islands, then to Cozumel off the coast of Mexico, stopping at Freeport in the Bahamas. This deal also offers discounted fares for children ages 2-17.
A perfect, 7-day cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line can be found online, starting at only $450. This cruise includes some of the most naturally beautiful spots in the world, including Miami, Samana in the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Tortola in the Virgin Islands and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.
Alaskan cruises offer some of the most beautiful natural sights in the world-blue ice glaciers, abundant wildlife and the peace of untouched nature. Princess Cruises' Island Princess ship offers stops in Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Fjord and Whittier for prices starting at $649.
Some more savvy online searching will turn up a once in a lifetime opportunity to cruise through the Mediterranean. For prices starting as low as $490, you can board Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas and visit Malaga in Spain, Ajaccio and Provence in France.
For a whirlwind trip to Greece, you can board Costa Cruises' Costa Fortuna for 7 nights. From around $560, you can also visit the beautiful towns of Venice and Bari in Italy and Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes, all in Greece. This trip includes a final stop in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Sea is offering an extraordinary deal, starting from $765 for a 7-night cruise to Australia. Stops on this cruise include Sydney, Noumea, which is off the coast of Australia, ending in Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, located just a short distance from Noumea.
From $1,130, you can enjoy a 10-day cruise with Princess Cruises. This cruise offers some of the most naturally beautiful and luxurious locations in the world including Papeete, Bora Bora, Morea and Raiatea in French Polynesia. You'll also visit Tahiti, with stops in Huahune, arguably the most picturesque island in the world, and Rangiroa, which is famous for its 42-mile long by 16-mile wide lagoon and coral beaches.
Dubai & Suez Canal
You can cruise with Costa Cruises' Costa Deliziosa through the United Arab Emirates and Suez canal- a truly unique experience from only $1,189. This 7-night cruise offers spectacular views and visits to Dubai, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and to Muscat, the capital and largest city of Oman. Bahrain, the last stop on this trip, is a small, exquisite island which features national parks, museums, and unique tourist attractions.
One of the most luxurious cruises, Avalon Waterways offers a 4-day adventure to the blue Danube, starting from only around $950, on its Avalon Tapestry ship. Your first stops in Austria include the historic cities of Vienna, Melk and Durnstein. Next, you'll visit Bratislava in Slovakia, which is quickly becoming the hub of culture in all of Europe. This cruise's last destination is Budapest, Hungary, which according to The New York Times Travel Guide, features the best hotels, restaurants, museums, shopping and bars.
Those who have taken a cruise to Egypt will tell you that this is one of the most luxurious travel experiences in the world. Royal Lotus cruises have the best deals for this vacation, with deals starting from around $2,900. Their 9-day Egyptian Splendor itinerary begins in Cairo, the capital. Then you can explore the ancient ruins in Aswan and walk among the gentle elephants in Kom Ombo. This cruise wraps up in Edfu, on the west bank of the Nile River and then on to Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes.
Traveling is indeed an indulgence, but you can find budget-friendly cruises to top destinations around the world; You just have to know where to look.
Ryan Staskel is a freelance writer who writes about travel and leisure topics and options such as cruise vacations
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