Unusual Cruise Destinations

Posted April 22nd, 2016

One of the greatest things about cruising is that you can go almost anywhere in the world… the beaches of the Mediterranean, the medieval castles of Europe, and even the ancient wonders of Asia. However, there are some places that are more frequently visited than others – Australians particularly enjoy visiting our neighbours in the South Pacific and it has become our most popular cruising destination. But you may not know about some of the underrated places that offer a unique and fascinating holiday experience. If you’re in the mood for something different, make sure that these ports are part of your next cruise holiday!

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and there are a number of cruises that may depart from here or stop by as part of a larger itinerary. In Abu Dhabi, you can expect to see impossibly tall skyscrapers next to traditional mosques in a city that welcomes modern conveniences while honouring its Arabic heritage. You can visit Abu Dhabi with cruise lines such as MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, sitting at the tip of Argentina on the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. The city boasts a busy port that is the starting point for many Antarctica cruises but Ushuaia itself offers a unique sense of adventure to visitors. Surrounded by wild terrain, you’ll enjoy untouched rainforests and spectacular glaciers through the vast array of outdoor activities available – hiking, kayaking, sailing and diving are just a few favourites! Look to companies such as Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Princess Cruises for itineraries that stop in Ushuaia.


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Patagonia, Argentina

Featuring rugged mountains and sweeping glaciers, Patagonia boasts some of the most amazing scenery in South America. Many people visit this region to take part in outdoor activities such as hiking so they can immerse themselves in its natural beauty.

The Northern Lights, Alaska

Alaska, United States of America

Alaska is considered the last American frontier and is famous for its spectacularly icy terrain and local wildlife. It’s actually the biggest state in America, but is also the most sparsely populated, so you’ll have the chance to reflect and connect to nature when visiting this incredible region. The glaciers are always worth seeing, as are the Northern Lights, but Alaska also dishes up a charming portion of traditional heritage and modern culture. Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Holland America Line are some of the companies that cruise this area.

Havana, Cuba

As the capital of Cuba, Havana is a melting pot of culture, commerce, tourism and politics. Like much of South America, Havana is a vibrant and energetic city where you can enjoy quintessentially Cuban architecture and spectacular coastal driving routes. It also has a prominent art scene, so make sure you check out some of the city’s renowned museums and galleries!

Each of these destinations is amazing in its own right. To find out more or to book your next cruise holiday, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 954 661.


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