An exotic holiday can only be complimented by the fact it is a cruise. The following article lists some of the most exotic cruise destinations. All cruise holidays feel exotic to some degree so this article has done the work for you and narrowed down the field.
The South Pacific has so much to offer. There are islands to visit, the best ones will offer you the opportunity to experience local Tahitians and their stories. Many cruises now have many of the locals working on board; they serve as entertainers and traditional culture hubs. You can explore the islands and find the symbolic Tiki gods. Or delve into history with a guided tour of WWII locations. This is an island paradise that needs to be explored; it’s just waiting for you.
Go into culture shock and love every moment of it. The East is known for being exotic. The advantage of going on a cruise, specifically in this situation, is that you get experience the smaller islands too. The locals of these islands normally have a rich sense of heritage and are not as influenced by Western culture. Go travelling and experience the authentic Asia. Visit Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Japan in one holiday. On this exotic cruise you will learn about an ancient history, experience a unique culture and taste authentic cuisine.
There is the option to go on a river cruise through the African Savannahs or travel along the West Coast. This will include Malaga, Spain, along Morocco, Senegal and on to Ghana. The ship also sails from Ghana to Cape Town. You could choose one or the other or do both; you’re on holiday after all. The landscapes and wildlife are what make this destination exotic. There are the colourful bazaars of Morocco to the wildlife sanctuaries of The Gambia and on to the game reserves in South Africa; they are just waiting to be explored. Travelling through these areas today via a cruise is a safe way to explore this exotic destination.
Arabia, India & Egypt
Many cruises that visit India also stop in Arabia and Egypt. What a good excuse to extend your holiday? This provides you with the opportunity to see the extravagance of Dubai and of course see the pyramids. The Indian Ocean surrounds India, so what better way to take it all in then by boat. There are the tropical beaches in Goa and Mangalore that were designed to be enjoyed. The beach is lined by vintage mansions and beautifully lush rainforests. Mumbai offers a contrast to this with modern skyscrapers and bustling streets.
Now you know the destinations all you have to do is chose the company. It’s easier than you think. Most companies have different cruise ship packages, for example the Sun Princess. It all depends on your budget.
Written by Jasmine Poole
Jasmine has travelled across 30 countries in the last 18 months. She is currently in Darwin, Australia.
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