If the economy is making you rethink that road trip across the United States, then turn your thoughts to the high seas. With food and accommodation included in your ticket price, sailing the high seas has never been a better bargain.
Consider a five-night cruise to the Western Caribbean. Starting at $ 379 per person, you depart from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and head to George Town in the Cayman Islands and then to Cozumel, Mexico. This trip offers the best of the Caribbean world. Cayman Islands residents enjoy the highest standard of living in the Caribbean. With lenient tax laws, you have more registered businesses than residents. As for Cozumel, they say that this area has a Mexican heart and a Caribbean soul, the best of all worlds.
Start with a visit to the Big Apple – New York, New York. After attending a Broadway show and staying up all night in the city that never sleeps, you can choose to depart for the Eastern Caribbean from two cruise terminals: Brooklyn or Manhattan. Ships leaving from both terminals are destined for the Eastern Caribbean, one of the most popular places for North American vacationers. Cruises typically call Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands during the summer. There you will find some of the best beaches in the world, each place with its own special flavor.
For places you’ve never seen, consider a seven-night cruise to Alaska. Starting at $ 529 per person, you’ll board in Seattle, Washington, then head to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria. Remember that all prices are based on double occupancy and airfare is not included. Once in Alaska, enjoy as much as you can. Try doing Juneau in one day, seeing glaciers, wildlife, having outdoor adventures, and shopping.
In Ketchikan, you have the option of hiking the Deer Mountain Trail or taking an inter-island ferry to Prince of Wales. In Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, you will find something that you cannot expect in Alaska: lush green bushes, beautiful flower gardens and trees of all kinds. This garden city is surrounded by the ocean and mountains. The city itself is full of historical sites, as well as entertaining and seafood restaurants.
There is probably no place as exotic as the Mexican Riviera. A seven-day cruise, which begins in San Diego, California, can start from $ 499 per person. From Southern California, you will sail to the following ports of call: Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas. In Mazatlán you can tour the mountains of the Sierra Madre where they begin on a peninsula that extends to the Pacific Ocean. You can also walk its miles of beaches or take out your fishing pole and join fishermen from all over the world. In Puerto Vallarta, called the “soul of Mexico”, you can visit some prestigious art galleries or dine in fabulous restaurants. In Cabo San Lucas, “the jewel of the Baja California peninsula,” you will find fabulous sporting opportunities such as world-class golf courses designed by Tom Weiskopf and Robert Trent Jones II.
Even Europe is within reach these days. Consider a seven-day cruise with stops in Venice, Dubrovnik, Athens / Piraeus, Izmir, Nafplio, and Venice. Prices are as low as $ 699 for an interior cabin or as high as $ 1,349 for a suite. Venice is one of those world-class cities that you should see before high tide destroys it. Before starting your cruise, spend a day on its canals and visit the sites you’ve read about. Four days later, he will find himself in Athens and Piraeus, Greece. Take in views of the world’s largest seaport against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea. The last day you will find yourself visiting Izmir, Turkey, home of the famous International Fair.
If Europe isn’t exotic enough, consider a cruise to Australia, the land of Australia. For as little as $ 485 per person, you can leave Sydney, Australia, and spend three days at sea, visiting Burnie and Melbourne. Burnie is a large harbor with spectacular scenery that includes beautiful waterfalls, natural areas, art galleries, and even the Lactos Cheese Factory, which offers a fascinating tour of the facilities.
In Melbourne, you will find more than you can handle. It has everything you would expect from a world-class city, including beautiful buildings, art galleries, wonderful shopping districts, and special events such as the richest horse racing, rugby, and cricket in the country. Because the city is home to people from over 100 countries, you will find restaurants from Italy, Greece, the Middle East, Africa, and of course Australia.
Whether you’ve been on a cruise before or this is your first excursion, you are sure to enjoy one of the most relaxing ways to see the world.