At first thought cruises don’t exactly bring forth thoughts of adventure travel. If anything they bring up the exact opposite; images of crying babies and old men stuffing their face at the buffet. While cruises aren’t your typical form of adventure travel, they can still provide you with plenty of adventure.
Cruises can be an economical way to see and visit a lot of destinations in a short amount of time. What kind of budget backpacking trip could take you to five different countries in seven days? Not many. While you may not be able to get down and dirty with the locals or spend a week camping on the beach, you’ll still have plenty of adventure close at hand.
A cruise is all about day trips. All you have to do to turn your all inclusive cruise into an adventure is do a little research. Find out what the closest sights are to your ports and start planning. You can always talk to the on board travel planners. They can help you setup organized tours, make recommendations, and more.
Another great feature of using cruises for your adventure travel is that they take away a lot of the logistics of the trip. You don’t have to worry about finding hotels, eating out, or getting around. This leaves you plenty of time to plan your adventures on land and maybe even indulge in some on ship activities.
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While the popular, all inclusive, cruises are popular, they aren’t for everyone. If you are looking for a little more adventure in your cruise and a little less shuffle board, you might want to look into adventure cruises.
Adventure cruises are just what they should like, cruise ship that cater to a more adventurous crowd. These types of adventure cruises tend to be a smaller boats and go places many of the larger cruises cant or don’t go to. Get up close and personal with glaciers of the coast of Alaska or cruise through the show blue water of French Polynesian lagoons.
Popular Adventure Cruises
- Alaskan Cruises
- French Polynesia
- Costa Rica/Panama Lagoon
Another great thing about adventure cruises is that the tours and activities offered are geared toward a more adventurous crowd. Forget the mini bus tour around town. These adventure crusises have activities like sled dog tours, jungle tours, zip lines, SCUBA, and many other exciting activities.