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Jan 27, 2017

Wade’s Top 5 Ocean Cruise Destinations

WADE’S TOP 5 OCEAN CRUISE DESTINATIONS

Cruising is a tried, tested and true travel experience. With the ocean covering over 70% of the earth’s surface, cruising is truly a unique experience, offering completely different landscapes and ocean views. They also possess the perfect balance of comfort and adventure. Many travellers love its convenience of unpacking once, while having activities, entertainment and luxurious amenities at their fingertips.

Going on an ocean cruise is an easy decision, the hard part is figuring out where to go! Our Experiential Travel Specialist, Wade has experience with a variety of different cruise ships, sailing to a variety of different destinations. Here are his top 5 picks on what destinations to check out and why!

Cruising in the stunning sun-drenched waters of the Caribbean!

Cruising in the stunning sun-drenched waters of the Caribbean!

Caribbean: Sailing along the Caribbean is perfect for those looking for a sun-drenched getaway while maximizing the amount of time they spend at the beach! This destination is often seen as a staple cruise itinerary, giving vacationers the freedom and flexibility to choose between different cruise lines and itineraries that suit their taste and budget. With so many islands situated within the destination, vacationers are also given the ability to visit multiple ports on a short itinerary, while only having to unpack once!

Alaska is a destination, possessing endless adventure.

Alaska is a destination, possessing endless adventure.

Alaska: Experiencing Alaska by way of the ocean is perfect for travellers with an affinity for the great outdoors. Breathtaking scenery and wildlife surround you. In addition to its picture-perfect landscapes, Alaska also possesses a plethora of adventure opportunities like sea kayaking, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. These are all easily available in every port. Departures from the pacific coast (Vancouver and Seattle primarily) also make for easy connections from anywhere in Canada and the US.

Looking for a cultural experience? Experience a cruise around Europe.

Looking for a cultural experience? Experience a cruise around Europe.

Europe/Mediterranean: A cruise along Europe and the Mediterranean is truly a unique and culturally vibrant experience. The variety of ports make for an incredibly easy and hassle-free way to experience European history and culture in several different cities. Vacationers are treated to guided excursions that skip the long lines at the most popular attractions. Excursions also possess a level of authenticity, with information provided by individuals and locals who have lived and worked in the area all of their lives.

Rugged, yet unassumingly picturesque is the beautiful destination of Panama.

Rugged, yet unassumingly picturesque is the beautiful destination of Panama.

Panama Canal: While it may not be on most cruise enthusiasts’ radars, the Panama Canal offers a completely different experience unlike any other. How often are you given the opportunity to see and experience a mechanical wonder that is over 100 years old up close and personal?! Panama Canal cruise itineraries vary and offer a variety of cruise lengths for both partial (in and out of the canal at the same place) and full (enter one end, exit the other) transit of the canal system. Aside from the unconventional, yet unique landscapes, tax and duty free shopping opportunities in the duty free zone make for a hassle-free experience when shopping for souvenirs and unique keepsakes.

Asia possesses once in a lifetime experiences.

Asia possesses once in a lifetime experiences.

Exotics: Indulging on a cruise in a far-off exotic destination is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Exotic cruises give vacationers the opportunity to see and experience multiple different destinations and cultures while staying in the comfort of a ship. This is truly one of the best ways to explore world-renowned sites like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Africa, South East Asia, the middle East or the Indian Subcontinent!

There’s no better time to indulge in a fun-filled ocean cruise! Speak to our Experiential Travel Specialist, Wade at 1-888-685-6888 ext. 563 or email him at wade@escapes.ca and start planning your adventure.

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