We all have an image in our minds about the archetypal cruise. This usually involves cerulean waters, white sands and tropical destinations. And to be fair that is pretty accurate! But there is much more variety available when it comes to cruising holidays.
It may be the case that you’re in the mood for some Caribbean relaxation, or you could be in the mood for an invigorating cruise through the breath-taking scenery of Scandinavia.
We’ve put together a short guide to highlight the wonderful contrasts of these two unique holiday destinations, and to help inspire you on to your next all-inclusive cruise adventure, no matter where it will be.
Cruising the Caribbean
For many of us the Caribbean is the quintessential cruise destination. With its numerous archipelagos scattered across the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea, the range of wonderful destinations can seem endless. And thanks to their relative proximity to each other they are all easily accessible on a cruise.
A trip to the Caribbean offers something for everyone, From the developed resorts and bustling island culture of nations like Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, to the smaller slower paced islands like the St Kitts or Antigua.
Saga cruising holidays come in a variety of lengths and with your room and board covered, so for a shorter holiday you can opt to explore one of the different areas of the region, such as the Northern Caribbean and Cuba. Alternatively opt for a trip closer to Central America and visit Panama and Venezuela. Or if you have the time, you can see it all from Bermuda to Aruba!
Cruising through Scandinavia
A cruise through Scandinavia doesn’t offer the warm sunshine of the Caribbean, but it more than makes up for it in spectacular scenery.
Take in the majesty of the Norwegian Fjords, and experience the green hillsides, tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped mountains for yourself. Cruising Scandinavia lets you stop of in a variety of charming towns such as picturesque Bergen or the scenic village of Eidfjord. And that’s not to mention that a cruise in the area gives you the best possible platform to see the Northern lights for yourself.
Some Saga tours even stretch as far as Iceland giving you a chance to visit the island and see its unique beauty for yourself. Or if you really want to embrace the wilderness then board an Arctic tour and set sail to Greenland – the choice is yours.
Whether you want Caribbean sunshine or Scandinavian splendour, one thing is for sure, the best way to experience both is by cruise.