Despite what many may think, cruises aren’t just reserved for those of a certain age or with a certain wage, after all there are so many different types of cruise a traveller can take.
Whether you’re looking for pure adventure, to be immersed in nature, to visit multiple capital cities in one trip or to simply enjoy the benefits that a luxury cruise ship can offer, there are many variations of what a cruise can be. They can provide once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences or annual family holidays delivering memories to last a lifetime.
Though we’re somewhat restricted right now when it comes to cruising and travel, there’s no reason we can’t spend this time wisely and, by that, we mean plan our future adventures in great detail. Perhaps you know just the type of cruise holiday you’re after or you’re looking for a little inspiration, well, we’ve rounded up five types of cruises that any type of traveller can comfortably pick from.
The nature cruise
If you’re all about the beauty of nature and a zoo or butterfly sanctuary doesn’t quite cut the mustard, then consider setting sail on rainforest cruises. Combining the luxuries of a top-class cruise with pretty outstanding land tours, this would be the type of cruise that you wouldn’t forget in a hurry.
Navigate the mighty Amazon through Peru, Brazil or Ecuador and get up close and personal with some of the 30 million animal species that occupy the area such as manatees and river dolphins, while dining on local delights and partaking in activities including jungle treks, piranha fishing and birdwatching. You may also get the chance to meet an Amazonian tribe and learn of their culture upon a Brazilian Amazon cruise.
The honeymoon cruise
For those newlyweds ready to embark on a lifetime together, there’s no better way to start than on a dreamy cruise in a dreamy location. Choose somewhere that you can truly indulge in blissful surroundings, take romantic walks among beautiful architecture and dine for two on local delicacies. And where better to take this holiday than the place that holds the rather apt heart shaped, Lover’s Island? Officially known as Galešnjak Island, just off the coast of Turanj in Croatia, this little island measures 164 feet wide and serves as a beauty spot for lucky lovers.
Aside from this, a Croatia inspired honeymoon cruise will offer all that you want for a romance-filled break with a balcony room to enjoy those magnificent coastline views, fine-dining and stops at some of the beautiful delights that Croatia has to offer.
The explorer’s cruise
If you’re the type of person who wants to do things a little differently than everyone else you know, or perhaps you’ve partaken in the other types of cruises and you’re ready to channel your inner James Clark Ross, then a cruise to the white continent may be the one for you.
Escape the crowds, head off the beaten track and carve out some pretty memorable moments as you go to some of the less visited ports of call and parts of the world. Experience the luxuries of life on board an exploration ship while taking in sights such as the Chilean fjords before stopping off to explore less-travelled territory, spotting penguins, seals, whales and an array of birds along the way.
The all-rounder cruise
Whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or with friends, you can’t really go wrong with the likes of Royal Caribbean or Celebrity, who offer some rather stunning cruises in their repertoire. An ideal all-rounder, taking in multiple cities or beach stops in one trip, while providing excellent amenities on board, your ship will feel more like a hotel on the water.
An ideal family friendly cruise such as those taking in the sights of the Mediterranean, the minute you step back on the majestic ship after soaking up the culture, you’ll want to immerse yourself in all of the onboard activities for kids and adults alike as well as sample the fine foods across the many restaurants.
The everything-in-one-go cruise
If you don’t like to do anything by halves, then there’s only one thing for it – the round-the-world cruise. Taking in major cities such as New York, Sydney, Singapore and Cape Town, with varying routes and themes, these epic voyages will surely leave you in awe of all the sights you have encountered along the way.
Arguably, Crystal Serenity offers the finest example of a round-the-world luxury cruise with options including the 125-day ancient dynasties and world wonders cruise. If you opt for this expect to, not only, receive the very best of life on board but also visit great locations including LA, Honolulu, Brisbane, Manila, Hong Kong, Ishigaki, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hanoi, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Santorini and Tangier, among many more.