There are many wonderful destinations for cruises, but there are three that should be high on everyone’s list:
1. Bermuda is a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean, due east of North Carolina. The scenery is incredible, people are friendly and there is a lot to do and see. A Bermuda cruise is unique as cruise ships go there and dock. Passengers then have three or four days to do whatever they desire. The best transportation deal in Bermuda is to purchase a two or three day bus pass. It entitles you to ride buses and ferries anywhere and as often as you wish, all for one low cost. The Dockyards, Horseshoe Beach, capital city of Hamilton, Tobacco Bay and the World Heritage town of St. George are among the many things to enjoy.
2. The Pacific Northwest cruise, out of San Francisco, is also a great destination. The ports visited in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are all a lot of fun, and each is unique. Victoria, on Vancouver Island, is especially beautiful and enjoyable to visit. The Butchart Gardens, a harbor tour, the Royal British Columbia Museum and other attractions make it a wonderful place to visit. The other stops in Astoria, Seattle, Nanaimo and Vancouver are all outstanding. Not a lot of people have taken this cruise, but it is delightful.
3. A third “should not be missed” cruise is from Florida to California (or vice versa) through the Panama Canal. This is a longer cruise with more days at sea, more ports and more countries. There are many highlights to a canal cruise, but the greatest attraction is a daylight passage through the Panama Canal. There is always a naturalist/historian on board who, over the loud speaker system, explains what you are seeing and the history behind it. A word of caution: be careful not to get sunburned on that day. Other highlights of a canal cruise include stops in Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico and possibly other countries. There are many excursions available, or you can shop for souvenirs and sightsee on your own in the ports.
All of the major cruise lines provide beautiful ships with comfortable cabins, an abundance of good food and lots of things to do on the days you are at sea. Going on a cruise is an opportunity that should not be missed. Get the latest information and reviews from a cruise forum such as cruiselinefans.com.