You can take a cruise to virtually every corner of the earth now, but some regions of our wonderful planet stand out more than others – these are our top cruise destinations in 2016.
Asia & The Indian Ocean
Luxury cruises to Asia were once reserved for sections of world cruises, but as our tastes and desires for world travel advance, we are seeing more cruise lines adding Asia and the Indian Ocean to their shorter itinerary options. The destination mix also allows for a rather unique cruise experience, thanks to big cities such as Hong Kong and tropical beaches in places like Thailand and Madagascar – it’s a little bit of hustle and bustle mixed with the opportunity for total relaxation.
Asia and Indian Ocean destinations often include: China, Japan, Seychelles, Thailand, Singapore, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
You can view all of our Asia voyages here.
A classic destination in every sense, the Caribbean promises to fill your days with stunning beaches, warm waters and gently swaying palm trees. It’s a region best seen by cruise ship, where you can explore at your leisure and really get a feel for the distinct characteristics and varied cultures of a number of islands in one trip.
Whether it’s exploring the dense forestry and mountainous peaks of St Lucia, or enjoying beach-side cocktails whilst soothing reggae wafts through the air in Antigua, you can be sure that your Caribbean cruise will provide you with memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. Other islands often visited include: St Kitts, Jamaica, Cozumel, Tortola, Barbados, Aruba, St Maarten, Grenada, Martinique, Cayman Islands and Dominica.
You can view all of our Caribbean voyages here.
Overall, the Mediterranean offers something for everyone and the region has long been a favourite with UK cruise passengers thanks to the selection of itineraries available and the option to sail direct from the UK.
The Western Mediterranean offers ports including Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Cadiz, Ibiza, Messina and Ajaccio; Eastern Mediterranean itineraries usually include Istanbul, Haifa, Athens, Limassol, Port Said, Odessa, Ephesus and Alexandria; and Central Mediterranean cruises include calls to Venice, Dubrovnik, Santorini and Split.
With such a mix of countries, cultures and history, it is easy to see why the Mediterranean remains a firm favourite.
You can view all of our Mediterranean voyages here.
Cruises to Alaska commonly operate between May and September. This is the ideal time to visit America’s ‘last frontier’, with spring now in full bloom, the previously snow dusted tree-tops now tinting the rugged landscape in a hue of greens, reds and yellows under the glow of a warming gentle sun. It’s a side to Alaska that many people aren’t necessarily aware of, but it’s the most beautiful side of this true wilderness.
No matter which itinerary you choose, you can be sure that it will include stops at some of Alaska’s most popular ports, including the small communities that exist in Dutch Harbour and Ketchikan, Anchorage, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm Fjord.
You can view all of our Alaska voyages here.
Book your 2016 cruise with The Cruise Line
If you are looking for a luxury cruise to any of the above destinations then we highly recommend you contact us today for details of our best 2016/2017 offers. Founded in 1993, The Cruise Line has established a reputation for offering clients outstanding customer service alongside highly competitive pricing and special offers. For further details, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.