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Adventure Cruise Destinations

Updated on June 11, 2014
Paradise Harbour, Antarctica
Paradise Harbour, Antarctica


Antarctica offers beautiful scenery and landscapes that can only be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Icebergs are amazing to see, yet make landings at port destinations difficult. Landings are made by helicopter or by rubber inflatable crafts called zodiacs. Visits ashore are usually about three hours with 1-3 landings daily.

Enjoy a variety of wildlife and perhaps get a chance to see whales which will sometimes travel with large vessels. While on shore one can expect to see several species each of seals, penguins, and whales. Be sure to stick with the guides on these outings, this is the wilderness and not a trip to the zoo. Pay attention to any safety instructions given by your guide.

There are a variety of activities for visitors including: scuba diving, camping, kayaking, and mountain climbing. Sightseeing may include visiting some of the most popular attractions. See Deception Island with the warm water of Pendulum Cove. Kodak Gap is a popular tourist attraction and is a narrow waterway between the cliffs of the Antarctic Peninsula and Booth Island. See amazing scenery and magnificent glaciers at Paradise Harbour. 

The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a group of 13 different major islands, with only 5 of them being inhabited. Nature lovers from all walks of life go to the islands to admire the beautiful scenery and the multitude of different animal species. This is also the place where Charles Darwin came up with his Theory of Evolution during a five week stay on the islands.

Cruises to the Galapagos Islands can be enjoyed year round with the favorable steady weather conditions that can be found there. Standard cruises to the islands offer the typical stops along regular tourist spots, yet check out a variety of cruise lines and what they have to offer. Many offer adventure packages which get you up close to the wildlife of the region as well as a variety of other activities. Some of the include: horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking, and snorkeling.

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand cruises take passengers to some of the most beautiful, diverse land in the world. Australia's landscape is a combination of spectacular gorges, beautiful mountain ranges, and gorgeous waterfalls. New Zealand is active volcanoes, vast coastlines, tropical rainforests, and beautiful mountain ranges. The unique flora and fauna are beautiful and are a part of the main attractions for these two regions.

A cruise to Australia and New Zealand can get you up close and personal with some of the wildlife found there. Some of these include: kangaroos, koalas, cockatoos, and kiwis. Visit the world famous Sydney Opera House which was named a World Heritage Building in 2007.

Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai, Hawaii


Hawaii cruises offer a look into a variety of cultures while also exploring some of the most beautiful scenery and landscape the world has to offer. Explore hidden gardens, blue lagoons (complete with palm trees), tropical rainforests, magnificent waterfalls, wild rivers, and steaming volcanoes. Of course, one can't forget the vast, colorful, sandy beaches of the different islands of Hawaii. Choose from a wide range of port stops and itineraries with different cruise lines.

Visit the volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa, or a look back into the history of Pearl Harbor. Enjoy the beauty of active volcanoes and watch the fiery lava as it flows into the ocean. Take in the view from high atop Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano in the world.

Other islands and attractions can also be found in Hawaii. Go shopping, relax on the beautiful beaches, or grab some of the wonderful food on the island of Oahu. Kauai, also called Garden Island, is a large unexplored paradise, and also where part of the movie Jurassic Park was filmed. Relax and enjoy the comforts of a luxury cruise while viewing the most beautiful places in the world.

Sail off into the Sunset
Sail off into the Sunset


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      Tyanne 3 years ago

      Do you have more great artlices like this one?

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      cruisesportsmouth 5 years ago

      Great Hub. I love the way cruises are opening up all these exciting destinations.

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      Zuri 7 years ago

      The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of endemic species (birds, land and sea animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

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      emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! I like your hub. Except for Antartica (because I'm not used to the cold), all the places you featured are those places I would really love to visit. Thanks for the hub.