Since the time of Captain Cook, we humans have taken to the seas to explore and adventure. Being able to pass through the seas, seeing nature in all of its splendour as you go make cruising one of the top ways to really explore. Yet, for some reason cruises still carry associations with retirement and slow pace. Here, we look at the reasons to opt for a cruise, if you are the intrepid adventurer type.
If you consider yourself an explorer or like an adventure, then you’re likely to be a counter when it comes to countries. Not necessarily a box ticker, but someone who enjoys the challenge of going to as many different places a s possible. Often with a busy itinerary, hopping onto a cruise offers an exciting variety of destinations, accessible in one hit. For example Bolsover Cruise Club offer Norwegian Fjords tours. Setting sail between huge glacier walls and travelling the route our Viking ancestors once travelled is one way to enjoy the adventure of cruising.
One thing many adventurers love is exploring food from around the globe. The food on a cruise ship is often world class, and also plays to this interest – offering tastes from the places you visit. OF course when you dock, you still get to hop ashore and visit the street markets and food stalls, giving you an experience of both types of cuisine!
Into the Wild
Many an explorer enjoys the trepidation of trekking through true wilderness. Seeing a landscape unmarked by humans is a romantic aesthetic and something that many thrill seekers look for. Whether it’s the reaches of Alaska or the midnight sun in the Antarctic, exploring a vast expanse of untouched nothingness is humbling.
Wildlife and nature
Many cruises take you on a quick tour of wildlife diversity. For example, near Iceland you may encounter different whales breaching in glacial waters, or a trip cruising in the Galapagos Islands may reveal Humboldt penguins, green and red land iguanas or Darwin’s imps of darkness – the marine iguanas.
Part of the fun of a new place is seeing how the locals live, and what their nightlife has to offer. A cruise offers the best of both worlds here, since you can enjoy party nights with themes as you travel, and explore the lights and sights of terra firma when you land.