Cruise Week is just around the corner and as members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) roll out exclusive deals and amazing discounts for the biggest promotion in the industry, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most exciting destinations you can see on a cruise getaway. In honour of Cruise Week, we’ve chosen the perfect port for each day of the week, from the most relaxing place to wake up on a Monday morning to the best city to experience on a lively Friday night.
Monday – Antigua
Monday mornings can be a drag. Unless, that is, you happen to wake up having docked on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua. This picturesque destination boasts an incredible 365 beaches along its blissful coastline, so you’ll be truly spoiled for choice when it comes to shoreside relaxation.
Tuesday – Tahiti
Ok, so just one day relaxing on the beach isn’t enough? Well another tropical island destination with an abundance of white sandy beaches and crystal blue lagoons is Tahiti in the South Pacific archipelago of French Polynesia. This secluded idyll is amongst one of the world’s most beautiful island destinations and any Tuesday spent here is sure to be memorable.
Wednesday – Antarctica
Wednesday is middle of the week, so we picked a destination in the middle of nowhere – Antarctica. This expansive icy continent is a wonder to behold, where rugged white cliffs and gigantic ice sheets create a unique and fascinating environment. You can also observe the region’s wonderful native wildlife too, which ranges from seals and whales to penguins and other sea birds.
Thursday – Norwegian Fjords
Thursday – or Thor’s Day – derives its name from Norse Mythology, so what better day to see the breathtaking fjords of Norway and the scenic towns and cities dotted across this majestic landscape. Whether you head out for a hike across the region’s sweeping valleys or immerse yourself in Norwegian culture in a local village, the fjords offer an unforgettable experience.
Friday – Rio de Janeiro
Friday signals the end of the working week and what better place to let your hair down than in the party capital of the world – Rio de Janeiro. Rio’s bustling beaches and exciting atmosphere provide the perfect setting for fun in the sun, while the city’s beautiful scenery and iconic landmarks offer plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
Saturday – Tokyo
Tokyo is the ultimate shopping destination and a Saturday shopping trip in this neon-soaked metropolis is a remarkable experience. Everything from cutting-edge electronics to traditional arts and crafts can be found across Tokyo’s many vast shopping areas, from the impressive and modern Shinjuku district to the bustling fleas markets and everywhere in between.
Sunday – Rome
Sunday is a day for reflection and in the Italian capital of Rome you can delve into the history of modern civilisation at a number of spectacular ancient landmarks including the Colosseum and Pantheon. A trip to Vatican City is also a possibility, perfect for those with a keen interest in religious culture and heritage.
To enquire about cruises to any of these amazing destinations or to learn more about Cruise Week, simply call our dedicated Cruise Concierge team free on 0808 1234 118 for the latest information and advice.