There are few forms of vacation that provide holidayers with the type of freedom and luxuries that are available from today’s cruise packages. Not only do modern cruise liners provide the ultimate in on-board luxuries and activities, but the fact you can visit multiple destinations while enjoying all these amenities, makes cruising the equivalent of visiting a travelling all-inclusive resort.
The increasing number of cruise companies also means that this form of vacation won’t break the bank, and there are plenty of great cruise deals available to anyone willing to do a little research and book in advance. If you’re looking for the ultimate, in high-seas adventure, relaxation, and fun, then here are some cruise destinations you won’t want to miss-out on.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
A visit to Jamaica’s famed Montego Bay will not only provide you with access to some of the Caribbean’s most pristine beaches, but the region surrounding them is also filled with fun outdoor activities and some stunning natural scenery. Enjoy zip lining through the forest canopy, visiting the famous Dunn’s River Falls, where you can swim under cascading water in beautiful swimming holes, or simply relax in the sand and sip cocktails from one of the beachside bars. The culture and fun of Jamaica have something on offer for everyone.
Colon is not only a quaint coastal town in Panama, but its bay is the entrance way to the famed Panama Canal. A walk through Colon will allow you to experience the grandness of it’s colonial heritage, which features colorful houses, cobbled streets, and a duty free shopping district that houses some of the world’s most well-known stores and boutiques, making it the perfect place to visit if you’re after a little holiday souvenir.
Santa Marta, Columbia
Santa Marta is the oldest surviving colonial city along the coastal region of Columbia, and visitors will find a mix of luxurious resort style beaches, fantastic restaurants serving fresh Caribbean seafood, and some great bars. The old town center is perfect for getting a feel of the region’s history, but be sure to take advantage of what this beach town does best, food, drinks, and relaxation.
What Santa Marta lacks in atmosphere, Cartagena more than makes up for with its romantic atmosphere and centuries old colonial Old Town that is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cobbled streets and squares, flowers blossoming from window-boxes and hanging baskets, huge churches overlooking their surroundings, and Cartagena’s “Miami-Beach” shopping district, make this town an absolute must for anyone that enjoys exploring places steeped in tradition and history.
So whether you’re looking for the chance to rock-climb or relax by extravagant pools with your favorite drink in-hand, a cruise will not only provide you with all the traditional resort activities you love and enjoy, but will also bring you to some stunning destinations that you won’t soon forget.
Cruise away! 🙂
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