When people think of a cruise people they will usually picture the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, walking around on deck in a bathing costume and enjoying the sunshine. But more and more people are choosing the exact opposite, a winter cruise, cold icy seas, dark nights, thermals and winter clothing, so what's the attraction and where are people going?
Some people say it's a break from the norm or somewhere they have always wanted to go and until you've experienced the beauty of places like the Norwegian fjords, The Northern Light or Alaskan Glacier you've have never seen real beauty.
Under a really dark sky we can see over 1,000 stars. Believe me; you will never look at the night sky in the same way again. An don't forget the beauty of the Northern Lights, a spectacle you must witness when visiting locations close to the artic circle
Norwegian Fjords Cruises
A Norweigan Fjords cruise is a fantastic way to visit this striking part of the world famed for so much of its old-wrold architecture, enriching medieval museums and of course dazzling archipelagos bursting with nature. Norway cruise holidays are an ideal choice if you are looking for a no-fly cruise option, setting sail directly from the UK with the choice of many northern departure ports as well as Southampton.
Imagine the breathtaking scene: cascading waterfalls surging down steep granite cliffs into the icy waters below.
Your imagination can easily become a reality on Norwegian Fjords cruises which will take you on a magical journey past this awesome sight whilst leisurely taking in the ornate Norwegian landscape of pretty painted houses, craggy river gorges and endless interesting flora and fauna .
If you are looking for something entirely different, then an Alaskan Cruise has to be at the top of your list. Set against a stunning backdrop of soaring snowy peaks and glacial waters, you are able to observe nature at its rawest.
You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of eagles hungrily surveying the coastline or even hump-backed whales playing in the icy channels. You will also visit a whole host of historic ports and be able to learn about many ancient native traditions. A truly remarkable experience!
Some people say that the best way to enjoy Iceland is from the sea. You unpack once and then you're free to visit multiple destination.
Iceland is a land of glaciers, volcanoes and lava fields, a rare mix, you'll also find green pastures, boiling thermal springs and ice-cold rivers teeming with salmon. The northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavik was founded in 874 when Ingolfur Arnarson threw wood pillars into the sea, vowing to settle where the pillars washed ashore. Nowadays, Iceland is an international centre of commerce and home to one of the most technologically sophisticated societies in the world.
Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland's natural wonders, which range from ice fields to thermal pools. The island is in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology.