23 1 / 2013
Our 3 Favorite Unusual Cruise Destinations
Choosing the right destination can be the toughest part of choosing the right cruise. There are so many options to choose from, yet you often hear about people going to the same places. Here are some off-the-beaten-path options that are that are worth exploring.
Iceland is as rich and mysterious as its name implies. It’s also a popular cruise destination for Europeans during the summer months. On a cruise to Iceland, you can expect to see volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers and more.
Our Favorite Port: Akureyri. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Akureyri is a sleepy little town with a few surprises, like an ice-free harbour year-round, thanks to the geothermal heat that warms the ground and every house in this picturesque port of call.
Norway is like a fairytale in the middle of Northern Europe. The picturesque landscape includes beautiful waterfalls, lush green hills and quaint villages. Nothing compares to standing in the midst of the beautiful Geirangerfjord in person, gazing up at the Seven Sisters waterfall as it towers over your ship. If you’re lucky, you may also get a chance to see the breathtaking Northern Lights.
Our Favorite Port: The northern town of Alesund has a rich cultural background and history, and truly captures the Norwegian fairytale.
It’s amazing how many people pass over this itinerary because they think “it will be cold!” That’s far from the case. Go in mid-to-late October if you want to see the best of the fall colors; go during the late summer if you want to miss the worst of Hurricane season, which typically hits the upper Atlantic coast in September.
Our Favorite Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia has so much history on every street, a beautiful downtown district, and nearby Peggy’s Cove. You’ll never get bored.
Have you been on any off-the-beaten-path cruises? Share your experiences in the comments below!