UP CLOSE WITH HISTORY
As the name of this blog would indicate, I cruise. Travel by cruise ship is my preferred way to go with few exceptions. Actually just one exception and I’ll get to that shortly. Via ships of all sizes, on a number of cruise lines, I’ve traveled enough miles to circle the globe more than a dozen times. Seen along the way, wonderful places you too can visit on a cruise. Here are some of my favorites, so far.
Wonderful Places Seen Via Multiple Cruise Lines
All of the above and many more places were seen while traveling on big ocean-going ships. These photos came from sailings on Carnival Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Smaller ships visit other ocean ports where big ships can’t go. Azamara Club Cruises, Seabourn, Star Clippers and Viking Ocean Cruises are featured here. Going further inland on rivers, Viking River Cruises added a number of destinations to the list. Regardless of the line, all share some common features that make for a good travel experience.
On a cruise, we unpack once but see multiple destinations as ships ply the waters of the world. While we enjoy taking in the local scene, all meals are provided on the ship, at various levels of culinary excellence. Comparing travel to the same destinations on land, cruise travel almost always comes out to be a better value too. That last one is a quality that has made it possible to visit more places on our limited income that would otherwise command.
Wonderful Places = When A Cruise Won’t Get You There
There are indeed some places on the planet that a cruise ship can not take us. To emulate the efficient travel of a cruise on land, we need to travel with a top land travel company. I like Abercrombie & Kent for this. A&K is the company that cruise travelers will find a good match for travel on land. Like a luxury cruise, A&K takes care of the details. They plan well and enable us to make local connections.