Special cruises
Cruise liner of AIDA cruise lines

Special cruises

Special cruises, unusual cruises, peculiar cruises - among them are representatives of all types of cruise travels: luxurious, low cost, sailing cruises and cruises on the rivers. However, special cruises have a zest. This zest is the cruise’s specialty.

Today there are hundreds of special cruises. And every year cruise companies are trying to create more and more new ones in order to continuously stimulate the tourists and offer something new. Ethnographic cruises, thematic historic cruises, special cruises for the gourmets, cruises for the gamblers, golf cruises - there are special cruises, some of which can be found in this rubric on the site cruise-profi.ru.

Special cruises also include sea travels, which are timed to some event. The most common type is New Year and Christmas cruises. Among the prominent tours of this type of special cruises are cruises on the Norway fjords.

In Europe, great attention is paid to the environmental protection, are actively developed ecological cruises. Among them there are both sea and river cruises. At the same time river destinations dominate and are often combined with cultural and ethnographic tourism. Among the most prominent representatives of eco-cruises are cruises to the South France - Languedoc Canal and the Canal du Midi. This cruise is served by a special barge, which works on solar power. In Russia cruises on the Lake Baikal will also be ecological in the future.

Adventure cruises can also be put in the category of special cruises. They may be "masked" as conventional cruises, such as, for example, Caribbean cruises. They differ from the traditional cruises by the routes. Thus, after the success of "Pirates of the Caribbean" became popular cruises to the region of famous filibusters of the past - Francis Drake and Henry Morgan. They differ from common cruises mainly by the ports, which are visited during the trip.

Hollywood is really a bottomless well of ideas for the cruise companies. For example, in summer of 2011 a cruise based on Terence Malick’s film "The Thin Red Line" was created a new themed cruise on the Pacific Islands, which were places of battles during the Second World War. Each year are created more and more theme cruises, which routes are created based on some well-known films. 

Photo: Alesya Belaya



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 – “Kids Sail Free”. 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 – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.