Cruise destinations. Cruise regions. Cruise vacations
Cruise destinations are hundreds of ports around the globe. From cruise vacations along the Danube delta to the Mediterranean cruises, from weekend getaways on Missisipi to all-inclusive world cruise, from extreme and exciting cruises to Antarctica to the same level cruises in the North Arctic Ocean ... All these routes can now be found on the cruise vacations' map .
Among sea cruise routes there are many intersecting directions. Often, the most popular of them are served by cruise ships of several well-known companies. It is logical that in a competitive environment each company will try to present its tour with the best hand. In one case it will be a cruise with stops in all ports along the route, while in another - brilliant entertainment, the third will focus on comfort and the fourth - on sports. Portal cruise-profi.ru will try to present each of the routes in details, so that the user can easily study the range of modern cruises.
Cruise destinations: sea cruises
Mediterranean Sea is the place, where was born the phenomenon of cruises. In 1891 a "pleasuring yacht excursion" was held on the ship "Augusta Victoria". Cruise lasted for several weeks and during it passengers visited all major ports in the region.
Currently cruises on the Mediterranean may not be so diverse as in the late 19th century. Now during the cruise you can visit ports of the two or three countries, and the average duration of a cruise was reduced to 1-2 weeks. The most popular destinations for cruises are Greece, Croatia and Turkey. The western part of the Mediterranean Sea is usually a "single front" with visiting Italy, France and Spain. Not so long ago have become popular cruises Black Sea -Mediterranean Sea, with stops in the ports of Crimea and Sochi.
Caribbean cruise is a great dream. Thousands of tourists around the world want it. Caribbean cruise means gloss, which is replicated on millions of postcards, but which is still popular. There are white sandy beaches, numerous islands, nature, whales and surfers. Romantic Caribbean Sea is a classic luxury holiday. Therefore, honeymooners often choose cruises along the Caribbean. Many cruise ships are already legendary for the cruise industry. The major players in the Caribbean are ships of the American Cruise Community. However, cruise ships of many European companies may sail among the Caribbean islands for several months.
Baltic Sea cruises
Cruises on the Baltic Sea is, perhaps, one of the most exciting ways to get acquainted with Europe. Among the polished European "mainland" cities with their measured way of life, Baltic Sea ports seem to be a stronghold of the free Hanseatic spirit, which miraculously survived, despite wars and disasters. Cruises on the Baltic Sea mean a dive into the European history, where once ruled the ball port cities of Kiel, Gdansk, Rostock, Stockholm, Antwerp, Stockholm and St. Petersburg. Cruises on the Baltic Sea region present a wide range of weekly tours.
North Sea cruises
Just one word - "fjords". Cruise on the North Sea is, first of all, the coast of Norway rugged by fancy bays, which are considered as one of the world natural wonders. Severe beauty - an odd phrase about cruises along the Norwegian fjords - reclaims the original meaning. Yes, it’s harsh. Yes, it’s beautiful. This magnificence was given by the Scandinavian gods.
Transatlantic cruise once was the road to the new life from the Old World to the New World, but today it became one of the most prominent tourist attractions. Cruise liners for transatlantic cruise are real "mega-cities on the water" with a full range of services. Transatlantic cruise is the penultimate level in the cruise hierarchy. Above them are only world cruises. It should be noted that cruises across the Atlantic are normally held in summer, as in winter sailing in the open ocean is not safe even for such powerful ships.
Cruises on the Danube
Danube with located on its shores European capitals, castles and historic cities is among the most favorite destinations for river cruises. Currently, there are several options for travelling on this river: short cruises on the Danube with visiting Hungarian and Romanian cities, and extended one, which start in German Passau and continue along the half of Europe.
Cruises on the Nile
Cruises on the Nile, glorified in Hollywood films and thousands of books, are still exciting and thrilling as a hundred years ago. The origins of civilization, the Luxor, the giant Aswan Dam - all the grandeur of the largest river in the world unfolds before the eyes of cruisers. Today cruises on the Nile are served by several ships of dozens cruise companies. The range is quite wide.
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Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.