With summer quickly approaching, we have put together a selection of fantastic cruise itineraries for you to enjoy the glorious sun in beautiful surroundings. Taking in incredible sights and experiences, our range of summer cruise deals are the perfect summer escape, whether you are looking for a little culture or the opportunity to simply chill out on luxurious white sands. Here are seven of our favourites at Cruise1st.
This five-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas takes in beautiful Thailand and Malaysia. The cruise starts and ends in Singapore, giving cruisers the opportunity to spend a few days in the stunning island state at either end of the holiday. The unique history of Singapore has left it rich with a stimulating and constantly surprising culture for visitors to explore and immerse themselves in.
The Melanesian Discovery cruise aboard the P&O Pacific Jewel explores the islands of Melanesia during the ten-night trip, taking in New Caledonia, Isle of Pines and the fantastically-named Mystery Island. These islands come to life during the summer months with beautiful scenery and vegetation dotting the landscape. Sailing from Sydney, this is the perfect, relaxing cruise holiday to kick start your summer.
The Galapagos Islands
Channel your inner Darwin with a trip to the unique and stunning Galapagos Islands. The smaller G Adventures San Jose cruise ship makes it possible for you to visit islands with small ports. The unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands allows you to enjoy and unspoiled insight into the natural beauty of the planet. The comprehensive cruise visits the islands of Baltra, Mosquera, Genovesa, South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, and many more during the seven-night itinerary.
Cultural New Zealand
A comprehensive two-week cruise around New Zealand gives passengers the opportunity to see many of the island’s iconic sights in one fell swoop. The cruise aboard the Sea Princess transports passengers to Napier, Wellington, Auckland and many more in fantastic luxury. From volcanic islands to thermal springs to big game fishing and beautiful beaches; this trip around New Zealand boasts an endless list of experiences and activities.
A quintessential summertime pursuit – the island-hopping cruise aboard the P&O Ventura takes in many of the beautiful ports of the Caribbean. The two-week cruise visits St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, St Maarten and more as cruisers are given the perfect time to work on their tan on one of the innumerate beautiful paradise beaches the area offers.
For those wanting something a little different this summer, the Celebrity Infinity is playing host to a two-week cruise around the polar regions of the Antarctic. Sailing from the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires, the cruise takes in the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia, as well as an array of destinations off the beaten track including the Schollart Channel, Paradise Bay, Elephant Island and more. The summer is the perfect time to visit this area of the world as the days grow longer and the sun almost never disappears from the sky.
New Caledonia Sightseeing
A nine-night cruise aboard the Carnival Legend takes in the beautiful island of New Caledonia, allowing passengers to enjoy Lifou, Noumea and Mare amongst others. Sailing from Sydney, the cruise offers passengers a relaxing passage through the South Pacific.
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