Cruises for the Adventure Traveler

Posted on: February 19th, 2012 by paul

Cruises are best known for being a relaxing getaway where you stay put on the boat and have all you could ever need in a vacation at your finger tips. For many, that is enough. The pleasures of being away from home and in the lap of luxury (while floating along crystal blue waters with a 360-degree view of tropical vistas) is perfectly satisfying for the traveler who wants relaxation to be at the top of their list.

What about those who crave adventure? For a long time, cruises were not made for those who seek adventure. Now, cruise lines have switched gears to offer more exploration and activity along with their luxury options. If you are an adventure traveler and are looking for your next destination, look no further than one of these cruises. Here are a few options that ought to perk your interest.

South America:
Cruises are now available to the breathtaking west coast of South America. Here, you can explore the Galapagos Islands and Peru (including Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu). If you enjoy hiking and discovering new and exciting wildlife, a South American cruise if for you.

On Antarctica cruises, adventurers can explore the Lake District, hike Patagonia trails, conquer the Drake Passage, and discover the South Shetland Islands. After setting foot in the Antarctica, you will marvel at the beauty of the surroundings…and cross an adventure off your bucket list!

The popularity of Alaskan cruises is soaring. That is good news for those who like adventure in their travel. But, there are now more options in the north. Now, there are cruises that sail from Spitsbergen to Greenland, following the ice’s edge – and exploring remote landscape by ship, foot and Zodiac. Many of these cruises end in the land of fire and ice – Iceland. Here you can hike to fjords, swim in a natural hot spring, and introduce yourself to Inuit villages.






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