Does going on a cruise and lounging in the sun, stuffing yourself at the buffet and bar, and making forced small talk with other guests sound not just incredibly, but painfully relaxed to you? Luckily, there are cruises out there that will shake up your life, and not just your cocktail at the bar. If you like to live on the edge of danger and see sharks, or if you’d like to play Titanic and marvel at some icebergs (hopefully from a reasonable distance), here are six cruise options that will keep you on your toes.
*Tip: To enjoy a safe and stress-free cruise, it’s recommended that you invest in Let’s Go Insure’s cruise travel insurance, which – unlike most other insurance types – will cover you in the case of a cruise-specific eventuality!
If you’re ready for some whale watching, seals, and penguins, an Antarctic cruise is right up your alley. Hop on the boat in southern Argentina, and even make stops in the Falkland Islands and in the South Georgia Islands of Britain, before soaking up the sights and sounds of the snowy Antarctica. Still bored? I think not!
For those of you that seek adventure, but still want to get your tan on, it’s time to consider a cruise through the sunny and absolutely stunning South Pacific Islands. Whether you’re a history buff and would like to explore WWII sites, or you’re an avid swimmer who would like nothing more than a tropical snorkelling expedition, you’re in the best of hands on a cruise from Fiji to Baliu. What’s also fantastic about this particular cruise route is that you’ll port at many exotic locations, such as Indonesia and Lombok, and will have the opportunity to experience famous sites, such as the Fountain of Youth, with your own eyes.
Canada’s Inside Passage
For ice and snow enthusiasts, a cruise along the west Canadian and Alaskan coastlines may be your best bet. While these cruise routes are quite popular, it’s also possible to take the waterway less travelled and explore secluded coves and inlets on a smaller, more adventure-driven cruise. If that’s still not exploratory enough for you, fear not: in British Columbia, you’ll be able to jump in a Tugboat and go on whale, bear, and eagle viewings. Things might even get a little spooky when you hear the howls of hungry wolves approaching...You better watch out (and look into cruise travel insurance before your trip...)!
Back on the topic of warm-weather cruises, you’re in for the journey of a lifetime if you opt to travel along the Amazon. Just like Where’s Waldo, this cruise is a true test in attention to detail. If you’re alert and look carefully, you’ll be able to spot the region’s colourful wildlife, including its howler monkeys, toucans, macaws, pink river dolphins, and more. Several cruiseliners even offer separate nature excursions, which will give you the chance to see the animals up close!
Brrr, on to a colder cruise through the Arctic Circle. While you probably shouldn’t bring your bathing suit on this trip, you won’t have time to miss it: with breathtakingly beautiful views of fjords, sparkling water, and dreamy mountain chains to keep you entertained, you’ll fall in love with Norway’s coastline and its charming cities, such as Trondheim and Tromsø. Depending on the time of year, you may even be able to go whale watching, or see the Northern Lights. If that doesn’t float your boat, nothing else will!
Caution: Don’t go on your aquatic adventure before securing the right kind of insurance! Oftentimes, regular insurance will not accommodate your itch for daring journeys, which is why Let’s Go Insure is here to help. Our cruise travel insurance celebrates your courage, and covers all cruise-related incidents. Explore your inner dare-devil with Let’s Go Insure!
Ethan Bailey is an experienced adventure traveller and insurance expert with the team at Let's Go Insure. Ethan’s passion is to inspire his clients to go just that little bit further, deeper and higher on their travels and his expertise in providing the ideal insurance cover allows them to do just that. If you're looking for the best cruise travel insurance Let's Go works with the most experienced underwriters, intermediaries and insurers to offer a range of competitive insurance without compromising on cover.