Cruising is back, better than ever! And thanks to smaller, boutique cruise lines like CroisiEurope, you can explore off-the-beaten-path destinations in a unique, personalized way. Consider these trips the antidote to the big-ship experience. And oh, the places you can go…Whether you’re interested in adventure, wine tasting, art, history, or just a fresh perspective, check out these unexpected, unforgettable vacation ideas.
1. Enjoy wildlife and spectacular water views in Africa.
Tour magical destinations in Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe on this all-inclusive trip. Visitors will get unusual glimpses of wildlife from private boats along the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, as well as on a 16 passenger Safari-Cruiser on Lake Kariba, Africa’s largest man-made lake. Its shores are a popular watering spot for animals such as elephants and hippos. Enjoy more animal sightings on safari in Chobe and Matusadona National Parks. The journey’s exciting conclusion is a tour of Victoria Falls, the “smoke that thunders.”
2. Soak up the sparkling beauty of the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
These cruises allow visitors to experience the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Coast. The only hard part? Deciding what you want to see! Explore Cyprus and the Holy Land with an itinerary that includes visits to Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Nazareth. Take a grand tour of dazzling Corsica, starting in Nice, then traveling in Napoleon’s footsteps alongside cliffs and through centuries-old fortresses. Or head to the white sandy beaches of the Greek Islands and Croatia. Visit the ancient ruins of Delphi, Mycenae, and Olympia, the site of the very first Olympics, and hike to dramatic overlooks of the Adriatic Sea.
3. Go off the beaten path.
A river cruise is a wonderful way to visit charming lesser-known European cities. Paddle riverboat trips down the Elbe River can include stop-offs in fascinating Prague, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Berlin. Learn the history and take in the art and architecture of these compelling locales. Or sample the cuisine, cultural heritage, and sun-filled scenery of Spain’s Andalusia region on a cruise along the Guadalquivir River.
4. Tour the canals of France.
Step onto a luxury barge for a unique journey through France with itineraries in Provence, the Loire River Valley, the Marne River, Alsace, Burgundy – and even Paris. Savor tastings of wine, chocolate, and cheese. Step back in time with visits to medieval castles, cathedrals, and chateaus, including the magnificent Palace of Fontainebleau. Be enchanted by the gardens and villages that inspired history’s great painters.
Small-ship cruises offer a unique way to travel internationally and discover under-the-radar regions. The all-inclusive vacations planned by CroisiEurope Cruises take visitors along less-traveled paths with itineraries rich in culture, adventure, and natural beauty. Plus, CroisiEurope offers the greatest variety of choices available. So, grab your travel wish list, lean into your inner explorer, and prepare to be delighted. Ready, set, cruise.