Best Cruise Destinations for Scenery

Posted April 27th, 2016

Some people go cruising to meet other likeminded travellers, some want to immerse themselves in an exotic culture, and some want to be awed by spectacular scenery. No matter why you like to cruise, there’s bound to be a destination that suits your interests! That’s why we asked the Cruiseabout team to come up with four incredible destinations that feature amazing landscapes and are perfect for those tourists who always have their eyes wide open and camera in hand. If this sounds like you, keep reading to see our top picks!

King Penguins, Antarctica


There’s no other place on earth that can quite compare to Antarctica. Known for its remoteness and icy terrain, this majestic continent remains as one of the last frontiers of human exploration. The journey can sometimes be challenging, but it’s definitely worth it once you see the whitewashed landscape, soaring icebergs, and towering glaciers that distinguish this mesmerising destination.

You can visit Antarctica with cruise lines such as Lindblad Expeditions, Tauck and Hurtigruten.

Norway Fjords


Follow in the wake of the Vikings with a cruise through stunning Scandinavia. This region of Northern Europe features one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world, the Norwegian Fjords, which are best viewed from the sea. There are thousands of fjords throughout Norway that have been created by shifting glaciers over the years and they are so spectacular that those along the Western Coast have been granted a World Heritage Listing by UNESCO. In addition to this, the various Scandinavian countries boast expansive national parks that showcase the sub-arctic terrain and local wildlife.

Cunard, MSC Cruises and Celebrity Cruises are some of the companies that visit this remarkable region.

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The Kimberley

You’ll feel worlds away amongst the orange-red cliff faces of Australia’s own Kimberley Coast. Located at the top of Western Australia, this sparsely populated region faces the Indian Ocean and enjoys beautiful weather almost year-round. The town of Broome is always popular thanks to its varied history and iconic beaches, but what makes the Kimberley really stand out is the unique coastline and sapphire-blue waters that radiates with natural wonder. The Kimberley is particularly stunning as it remains mostly untouched by human innovation, making it largely inaccessible… except from the sea!

Look to boutique cruising companies such as Coral Expeditions and North Star Cruises if you’re wishing to visit this region.

Milford Sound, New Zealand

New Zealand

Our neighbours across the Tasman boast some of the planet’s most exquisite sites that are striking, wild, and undeniably beautiful. From sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains, there is a variety of incredible landscapes in New Zealand that all emit an easy-going charm. Here you’ll get to see the magnificent Milford Sound (a fjord on the South Island), as well as the spectacular Fox Glacier, Akaroa Harbour, and much more.

What’s even better are the number of cruise lines that sail around New Zealand, giving you a wide selection of choice. P&O, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International are just three of the companies that offer New Zealand-bound itineraries.

If the sound of these destinations makes you want to grab your camera, have a chat to one of our cruise experts on 1300 954 661 and book your next holiday on the seas.

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