5 Trips Around the World That Will Make You Fall in Love With Cruises
Traveling with intention can challenge you to stray from your standard vacation style, whether it means booking unique accommodations, venturing out in the off-season, or experiencing a totally different type of transportation — like a train trip or a cruise. Think cruises are just for families or older generations? Think again. These days, hip ships offer amazing adult-only on-deck experiences and unique on-shore excursions that’ll suit a solo trip, romantic getaway, or group vacay with your squad. Plus, you’ll only need to pack one time as you hop from hotspot to hotspot by boat.
Shelley Wise, VP of Integrated Marketing at Princess Cruises, says that waking up in a different destination each day is what’s most magical. “From [seeing] picturesque places like Antarctica to catching cherry blossoms in full bloom while sailing around islands in Japan or capturing the perfect Instagram shot with the ancient Mayan ruins as your backdrop, what better way to check off a bunch of bucket list destinations all at once?” she says.
When it comes to winding down after a day of adventure, Wise recommends making the most of lesser-known luxe offerings. “You might not know that adult-only areas have plush lounges and refreshing drinks, as well as world-class entertainment with shows created by Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composers,” Wise says. “You can also treat your taste buds to local cuisine while you see the world, indulging in food from the specific destinations you visit, [like] fresh seafood while in Alaska and homemade pasta in Italy.” Inspired to book a cruise ASAP? Same. Here are five phenomenal adventures to consider when you plan your next trip.