5 cruise destinations other travel cannot reach
Date Posted: 06/08/2015
Pictured: exploring the Amazon. Photo credit: Hapag Lloyd.
Fancy the sound of adventure cruises? Then take a look at these unusual cruises that give you the chance to explore some of the world’s least visited and remote destinations that other travel just can’t reach. They're perfect for groups!
The Amazon River
The Amazon River is 4000 miles long and surrounded by evergreen jungle. A cruise on the MS Hanseatic next April with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will allow you and your group to explore its narrow and winding waterways and admire the Amazonian wildlife and greenery.
The tour begins in Iquitos, Peru and passes through the Breves Channels in the Amazon Delta. During the journey through the world’s largest rainforest visit Manaus, the Brazilian city, try tropical fruits and vegetables and explore the nature conservation area along the shore of the Rio Negro.
The exact itinerary for this tour is dependent upon weather conditions and currents.
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin by exploring the Galápagos Islands on the Celebrity Xpedition from Celebrity Cruises in the summer of 2017. Groups can find wildlife including sea lions, albatrosses, giant Galápagos tortoises and marine iguanas around the archipelago of volcanic islands. A stop at Punta Suarez, where wildlife viewing is said to be at its best, gives you the chance to see these animals in their natural habitats.
Guides will be on hand to explain the islands’ biodiversity, and there will be soft white sand beaches for you to take a stroll on as well as a dramatic range of landscapes for you to explore.
Cape Horn and Antarctica
MS Midnatsol will take you on an adventure exploring the sights of the Chilean Fjords, the Straits of Magellan and Cape Horn before venturing to Antarctica. The 15-day itinerary will include the chance to kayak and snorkel in the pristine waters and get up close to underwater creatures including arctic penguins, whales and dolphins.
The Northwest Passage
Cruise the Northwest Passage in the Arctic Circle as the temperatures rise and the ice melts during the summer months. The vast landscape of ice floes, blue glaciers and mountain ranges can be admired on board Ponant’s L’Austral, which will venture through secluded areas from Greenland to Alaska in August 2016.
During the cruise there will be chances to catch a glimpse of artic foxes, seabird colonies, bowhead whales and possibly even polar bears. Admire views such as the Illulissat Icefjord, a World Heritage Site at Disko Bay too.
Pictured: the Northwest Passage.
Voyage of the glaciers
From Vancouver to Anchorage in Alaska, this voyage of the glaciers cruises the waters of America’s 49th state. Ports of call include College Fjord, home to the world’s largest collection of tidewater glaciers and the Glacier Bay National Park, part of Alaska’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here park rangers will be on hand to point out the Glacier Bay’s wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises and black bears.
Princess Cruises is offering this seven-night cruise between 11th May and 10th September 2016.