Enrich your life and experience new adventures as you cruise along the shores and tributaries of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers.
Check out the wildlife and visit local villages. This ecotourism-style voyage is offered by SmallShipCruises.com.
How about a 14 day Polar Adventure Cruise on a 100-passenger ice-breaker. Quark Expeditions has been conducting environmentally responsible Arctic and Antarctica passenger voyages for over 15 years. They specialize in comfortable adventure expeditions to unique polar destinations. Sounds like fun!
Take a 106-day World Cruise provided by Crystal Cruises. Their Discovery of the Hemispheres cruise on the Crystal Serenity will take you to 40 ports where you can soak in the local culture.
They plan it all for you including overland adventures such as a train safari in Africa or a visit to the Tuscan village of Siena. Sounds like the vacation of a lifetime.
Ride the great Russian Rivers on the Byzantine Cruise from in-russia.com. Marvel on your cruise vacation to the beauty of historical Russian cities from Constanza to St. Petersburg. Take a guided city tour of Odessa, Sevastopol, Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) and others.
You will spend 21 days cruising the Black Sea and the entire European Russia. This is a great opportunity to see a land that was closed to the west for so many years.
Enjoy a true luxury cruise along the romantic Amalfi coastline. Silversea Cruises specialized in being the best in luxury cruises.
Their Mediterranean cruise will take you from Barcelona to Monte Carlo with breathtaking vistas and 360-degree views. Immerse yourself in the history and romance of Rome, Florence, Istanbul and more.
Explore the mighty Amazon River on a cruise aboard the Clipper or The Desafio. These Amazon River boats sail out of Manaus, Brazil. See the "meeting of the waters", where the dark waters of the Rio Negro join the Amazon River. >On this educational cruise you can participate in jungle treks, bird watching and observing alligators and nocturnal animals by flashlight.
Looking for something different for your next cruise? Try Icy Straight Point in Alaska. This is a wilderness cruise port near Glacier Bay National Park close to a large Huna Tlingit village. Besides getting acquainted with the local Tlingit people, Icy Straight Point has the world's longest and highest Ziprider zip line.
You can take a Hoonah bike tour, a remote bush exploration and wildlife search, wilderness ATV expedition and lots more things to do. Holland America Line is just one of many cruise lines that offer Icy Straight Point as one of their adventure cruise destinations.
One of the most extraordinary sites in Europe is the 1,250-mile long western coast of Norway. With Norwegian Coastal Voyage Cruises you can cruise this spectacular coastline and visit 34 uniquely picturesque ports along the way. You will travel between between Bergen and Kirkenes on a first-class luxury cruise ship.
Experience Norwegian history and culture in tiny fishing villages and major cities. These cruises are the descendants of the original old coastal mail-steamer routes and are still pretty much the only way to explore Norway's isolated villages and fjords.
The Alaska Marine Highway System is a great way to enjoy a cruise vacation along the 8,000 miles of scenic Alaskan coast. The Alaska Marine Highway is a passenger and vehicle service with 11 vessels that run routes from the Inside Passage all the way to the Aleutian Islands.
This "highway" provides both transportation and passenger service. It's an excellent way to relax and enjoy the incredible Alaskan scenery. There are many different routes to choose from with some spectacular destinations such as Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound.
Ocean day cruises and glacier flightseeing air tours are offered at many of the port stops along the way. With the Alaska Marine Highway System you can put together a wonderful Alaska cruise vacation that is tailored exactly to your desires. Every port stop puts you in a place where you take advantage of the sights and activities available in beautiful Alaska.
During the day they have great places to eat with excellent New Orleans style food like gumbo and red beans and rice. At night, Bourbon St. is alive with the party life. I happened to be there a night after New Orleans Saints won a game so the mood was exiting. That was an awesome way to kick off my vacation.
The next morning I boarded the Royal Caribbean cruise ship. I decided to take the Caribbean Ante Up poker cruise because I have been playing poker for a few years prior and this was a great way to combine my love for poker with a vacation cruise.
Our first stop was Cozumel, Mexico. I like Cozumel because it has a lot of shops with great deals plus the best Coca Cola you will ever drink. Be careful not to buy too much there because you have to carry it all of the boat when you get back to New Orleans.
Our next stop was George Town, Grand Cayman. I'm not too big on tourist places but I rode around Grand Cayman and visited many interesting spots. The most memorable was a place called Hell (yes there is a Hell on earth). It actually started raining in Hell which was kind of funny. I had a good time.
The last place we visited was Jamaica. I rode for about an hour through hundreds of banana trees and Jamaican culture to a place that was actually quite familiar. It was a river or swamp like place. I boarded another boat where there were alligators.
The Jamaicans fed the alligators pieces of chicken and actually had the alligators come right up to the boat! This place was interesting because I have been to a few alligator farms here in Louisiana where I am from. It was cool seeing a place that felt like home.
Every night there was a three coarse meal serving some pretty extravagant meals. For example one night I ate escargot (snails). They were not as bad as I had expected. They served almost anything you could think that you want. I ended the meals with a slice of cheese and a glass of wine.
There was food around the clock. Anytime I was hungry I was able to get something to eat 24/7. The people treated me like I was a millionaire. Free room service and hundreds of items delivered right to your door at no cost anytime of the day. Plus they cleaned my room every day.
What a vacation idea! Besides all of that I came in second in the main event poker tournament. My whole Caribbean Ante Up poker cruise trip was paid for! I actually made a few dollars on this vacation. This was one of my best vacation ideas and I recommend it to anyone. Happy sailings.