The Best Cruise Destinations for Nature Lovers


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Cruises are the best way to see the world. They’re an experience in themselves, but they also provide a portal to a plethora of great destinations. With a massive variety of cruises on offer, there really is something for everyone. From foodies to theatregoers. Sightseers to wine connoisseurs. In this post, we’ll take you through the best cruises for nature lovers.

South Africa

When you say nature, safari springs to mind straight away. South Africa is home to the safari, and the best place to catch sight of the ‘Big Five’ – Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffalos and Rhinos.

Wild African Lion

If the plant life is more your thing, South Africa can still provide. With an estimated 2,285 species of plants including many unique to their location, Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula is a wonderful place to explore. Cable car access to the mountain top gives you wonderful views of the flora in their vastness.


Home to over half the world’s population of hump back whales, Alaska is a wonderland of extraordinary nature. Cruising through the deep Alaskan fjords, you will be treated to the unbelievable sight of whales in their natural environment. Will you spot a pod of whales swimming together? Will you see them spouting their spray? You might even be lucky enough to see a whale breaching, where they take a magnificent leap from the water.

Breaching Whale

It doesn’t end there – Alaska’s land offers further wildlife wonders. You could spot a bald eagle soaring above, maybe an Alaskan moose strolling through the forests, or even a Grizzly bear roaming the land.

South America

One of the most diverse continents for nature is certainly South America. The Chilean Fjords offer an unusual icy experience in the naturally tropical continent. Sailing through them is a completely unique experience.

On land, the Amazon rainforest offers seven million square kilometres of amazing wildlife across nine countries. With a 60% majority belonging to Brazil, Amazonia is home to 2,000 bird and mammals, tens of thousands of plants and over 2,200 fish species. It’s a paradise of diverse natural pleasures.

Amazon Parrot

Your very own expedition

If you want to explore the depths of Alaska, the vast jungle of the Amazon, or the stunning planes of Africa, the best way to do it is on a cruise. Cruises cut out the stress of travelling and replace it with a calm, beautiful sightseeing adventure. Book your perfect getaway today with Cruise1st. For more information, call us on 1300 857 345.

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