Top 10 Crazy Cruise Ship/Boat Destinations – We Need To Visit ASAP
Of the various ways to take a vacation, heading off on a cruise ship is definitely one of the most popular. Starting with steamboats in the early Nineteenth century, we eventually got bigger boats in the form of steamships which became very popular during this period as they were used as a primary form of public transportation from one continent to another.
These lesser-known places are becoming increasingly popular which are listed here in this article for anyone to check out if they’re getting bored with the usual cruises.
10. KIMBERLEY COAST – LOTS OF CLIFFS
For those who are fans of the southwestern regions of the world, whether it be the Grand Canyon or Salar de Uyuni, but still crave the ocean will find their heart’s desire on this beautiful coastline in the northwestern part of Australia. As the picture above shows, this place is known for its “Fiery red cliffs” as described by TripsToDiscover which come with impressive waterfalls that pour into the sea. Of course, one thing to keep in mind are the saltwater crocodiles which are pretty common in this area. So maybe keep an eye out for them before swimming there.
9. THREE GORGES – RIVER JOURNEYS
Resting in the Yangtze River, which is one of the longest in the world, this series of gorges stand like impressive stone giants that have eroded with time and had vividly green foliage grow all over them. There is also a dam of the same name in this area that has attracted some controversy. While it does help reduce flooding in the region during the rainy seasons, many archeological sites from ancient times “Were flooded to create the dam” in the first place as stated by The Planet D. So now, these relics lie at the bottom of the river.
8. ANTARCTICA – UNEXPECTED BEAUTY
While it may seem strange to go all the way down to the coldest continent on the planet just for a cruise, it’s becoming an increasingly popular thing to do. Though according to The Planet D, it is “A more expensive trip than most” which is saying a lot considering how much the average cruise costs. Yet despite the rough seas and subzero temperatures that one tends to associate with Antarctica, it’s better to go there during the warmer months when these natural elements are toned down significantly. Plus, getting to see beautiful glaciers and penguins is pretty neat!
7. THE NORTH POLE – TOP OF THE WORLD
Unlike its southern counterpart, which is dominated by the continent of Antarctica, the North Pole has no continent to speak of. Bordered by the northern edges of countries like Canada and Russia, the rest is just layers upon layers of frozen ice (which is aptly demonstrated by the above picture). Yet in recent years, the North Pole’s glaciers have been gradually getting smaller which in turn is affecting the world’s oceans and the creatures that live there including Polar Bears whose very existence depends on these things. So with that in mind, it might be worth seeing sooner than later.
6. SUEZ CANAL – DESERT KINGDOMS
Between the Mediterranean and Red Seas, this artificial canal stands. Serving as an important passage for maritime trade, it was built in the 1800s despite having precursors dating back to the time of Ancient Egypt. It’s also become the center for several conflicts including the Suez Crisis and Arab-Israeli Wars. With that said, though, it does offer access to some famous tourist sites such as the ancient city of Petra in Jordan as well as the modern city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates via cruise lines. The canal itself even has “Endless beautiful beaches” according to TripsToDiscover.
5. HA LONG BAY – ASIAN PARADISE
Off the coast of Vietnam lies this pretty gem of an area that stretches out toward the South China Sea according to The Planet D. As this picture shows, the bay consists of a series of tall rocky formations known as Karsts which are made from limestone that emerge from waters that are emerald-green in color. Accessible by boats both big and small, tourists are not only able to sail the breadth of the bay itself but also explore the caves and a lookout high above which The Planet D says has a great view of the whole bay.
4. KERALA – SERENE PALMTREES
Along the southern edge of India is the state of Kerala, which is known for its local fishing and exotic-looking canals. This includes the city of Alleppey, now known as Alappuzha, where canals are one of its primary features. In fact, one can book a houseboat for cruising purposes such as the ones seen in the above picture. There are also lakes such as Vembanad, which is India’s longest. On top of that, the people are another aspect that makes this place attractive including those who participate in the Kaathakali dance which “Tells ancient Hindu legends” according to TripsToDiscover.
3. RIVER NILE – A TRIP THROUGH TIME
Home to one of the earliest civilizations, the River Nile was ruled by Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs while places like Giza and Thebes (not to be confused with the city of the same name in Greece) had massive pyramids and temples built. These include the Luxor Temple, which is known for its intricate stone carvings, and the Valley of the Kings where the tomb of Tutankhamen (aka King Tut) was found. While these places are still revered to this day, they aren’t visited as much due to political tensions in Egypt according to Lonely Planet but they’re still worth checking out!
2. INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO – ISLES OF THE DRAGONS
Though Seychelles may have the most islands, they are quite small compared to the ones throughout the country of Indonesia. Large and volcanic in shape, these islands are not only tropical climate-wise which makes them an ideal tourist location but they’re also known for certain creatures that live there. Among the most famous ones are the Komodo Dragons, which is a misnomer since they’re just giant lizards and don’t actually breathe fire or fly for that matter. Nevertheless, a majority of them reside in the appropriately named Komodo National Park which TripsToDiscover says is “On the island of Moyo”.
1. LEFKADA ISLAND – SEASIDE MOUNTAINS
Though it’s technically an island, Lefkada is connected to Greece via a causeway much like the Passage du Gois in France. While this place isn’t well-known compared to some of the other islands in Greece, it has become known for a couple of things. These, as stated by TravelPulse, include “Mountain villages and seaside towns” as well as “Mountain cliffs and sapphire blue water”. To perfectly exemplify these elements, let us examine the picture above. Apart from the seaside village and cruise ship that are partially visible, we have impressive mountains cliffs along the coast and incredibly blue waters.