I never thought I would be one of those people into cruising. I really didn’t see it coming. I always thought that cruising was for retirees and people who only took like 1 week vacation a year and didn’t want to be bothered with planning anything. I never would have taken a cruise if it wasn’t for my mother in law wanting the entire family to join her on one for her 50th. That cruise was alright. We visited places I had already seen before, and the boat wasn’t as nice as others in the fleet, but it gave me a taste for cruising. I decided that cruising wasn’t that bad after all.
Later I saw that the same cruise line offered trips to Papua New Guinea. A country I had always wanted to visit, but didn’t quite have the courage to do so. Earlier this year I spent two weeks on a cruise ship visiting six stops in Papua New Guinea and having an absolutely marvellous time. I’m hooked on cruising.
I’ve been looking into different cruise lines and itineraries, and while I’m sure there are still heaps more out there that I haven’t yet discovered, the below so far is my new cruising bucket list.
Know of a cruise I might enjoy? Please let me know about it in the comments.
This is like the cruising ultimate. I am dying to go on an Antarctic cruise although I know it will set me back some mad back. But cruising is the best way, and really the only way, to see this incredible part of the world. The only thing holding me back is that on every cruise line I have researched so far, children must be at least 10 years old, which means I have a few years before Jake will be allowed on board.
At the moment I’m planning 3 – 4 month European get away holidays with Jake before he starts school, and travelling as a single parent can be exhausting. Doing anything as a single parent can be exhausting. So I’m thinking I might break up our travel time with a Mediterranean cruise where I can really relax. I absolutely love Spain, which usually features heavily on the itineraries of many Mediterranean cruises, but I wouldn’t be against cruising the Adriatic, since exploring Croatia and Montenegro is also high on my list as well.
Two of the extremely basic computer games I grew up playing as a kid (other than tank wars – BEST) was Oregon trail and Yukon trail. In Yukon trail you had to survive a journey to either the Yukon or Alaska, buy a claim and mine it for gold. Since then I have always wanted to visit some of these old gold mining spots. The best thing about Alaska cruises is that children are generally allowed.
I hadn’t actually heard a lot about these cruises until I read about one recently on Otts World. I need to do more research on this company, as there website is quite basic and doesn’t have too much information. The one main piece of missing information – are kids allowed?
Trans Pacific Cruise
There are a couple cruises which make the long journey from Sydney to Vancouver. I love this idea because not only do I get to Canada (my homeland) from Sydney (my current home), but these cruises generally stop at some of the smaller Pacific islands that its more difficult to visit independently. If I’m ever heading to Canada and have a spare month up my sleeve, this is what I am going to do.