Cruises to the Baltic Region and Scandinavia

go-pro-1478810__340.jpg Don’t overlook the Baltic states when traveling by sea to Scandinavia, as the region offers lovely Old Towns to enjoy and a rich history that dates back to medieval times and the Hanseatic League. Norway, Sweden, and Finland have many modern cosmopolitan cities, a number of of which have been voted the world’s “most livable”.

Norway boasts something for everyone, from its amazing natural fjords to rich Viking history. Don’t overlook Stockholm’s “Venice of Scandinavia”, Helsinki’s collection of Art Nouveau and Neoclassical works, or Tallinn’s delicate steeples and striking red rooftops. A trip through this portion of the world must also involve, of course, seeing the northern lights, or aurora borealis.

Based on land mass, Russia is the most massive sovereign state on earth and makes up part of both Europe and Asia. The glorious Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg is a something you cannot skip when touring Russia.

After a tour of Moscow’s iconic Red Square, stop for a meal and sample Russia’s famous caviar and blini pancakes.

Revel in the Luxury On Board a 5-Star Cruise

To take part in the exciting expedition of travelling through the enormous oceans aboard an opulent 5-star cruiser is to leave your stresses behind. There are certainly more rapid ways to travel, but none quite as lavish.

This style of adventure allows you to travel in sophistication and flair while taking in the most fabulous sights on earth.

The luxury liners that voyaged across the Atlantic Ocean in the 1800’s were the start of modern day cruises.

In order to be competitive, each company added more and more high end luxuries, many of which are still bundled in today. When you travel on this luxurious cruise ship you will enjoy some of the services of a high-end luxury excursion: five-star rooms with top-notch ship board facilities, personal care, amazing stops all the way, delicious food and spirits as well as a large number of crew to attend to your wishes. The choices of what to do – or not do – are yours to make once you settle in to this magnificent experience. Whether your dream trip revolves around historical monuments, culinary wonders, extreme adventure, or just unwinding by the pool, you will find your own personal rhythm.

These ships are built with the space to accommodate whatever you are in the mood to do, from an invigorating morning run in the fresh air to spending uninterrupted quiet time, from socializing in a fun bar to enjoying a romantic dinner for two. While sailing on a 5-star ship, you will participate in a variety of magnificent global excursions. Such itineraries are thoughtfully mapped out to make sure your trip is memorable and filled with historical, well-traveled cities, renowned worldly wonders, as well so many other beautiful landscapes. See first-hand the history of the world as you visit ruins from ancient cultures as well as modern cites, in some of the most extraordinary places.

It is not tough to find a round-the-world cruise, as many agencies offer them.

For some of the most luxurious, Silversea Cruises is a company to check out.

Silversea features the world’s most exotic destinations in their itineraries and offers really interesting cultural activities and exhilarating adventures. In addition, Crystal Cruises is a company that focuses on offering luxury travel. Its service is perfect, the food and wine unrivaled, and the entertainment exceptional, and its high-end amenities such as plush bathrobes and slippers will make you feel truly indulged. None goes to more destinations than Princess Cruises, which offers more than 40 and travels to nearly every continent.

Almost 700 individuals can fit on their enormous ships, making them a fun way to see the world. For off-the-beaten-path areas, no one can beat Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, which sails to Antarctica and Alaska among other extraordinary spots.

They pride themselves on presenting opportunities for cultural exploration and letting their passengers really get to know local people and places at each destination. Sail the Mediterranean on these immense ships and take advantage of the opportunity to go on shore to explore the small ancient coastal villages which will surely take you back in time. In Russia, a day in the impressive Hermitage Museum is a must – it is not only an exceptionally gorgeous edifice, it is also the second largest museum on earth.

It has been accessible to the public since 1852, but the collections actually date back to Empress Catherine the Great and 1764.

Australasia offers an unlimited array of unique sights and sounds. Adventurous visitors can go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or visit the Outback, while anyone who just wants to relax will enjoy the country’s beautiful beaches. water-863053__340.jpg In New Zealand, stop in Tauranga to pick fresh kiwi and eat to your heart’s delight, then go for a hike to explore the stunning waterfalls and green valleys that will leave you in awe. The sights, smells, and tastes you find in Thailand, Vietnam, and China will captivate you.

Japan is intriguing for its intersection of ancient cultural traditions and modern city life. Take in the architecture of Bangkok, Thailand known for its unique spires, or check out the lovely palaces and temples to see the beautiful Buddhist figurines.

The urban centers of the Middle East rise from the deserts of Arabia in stark contrast, with magnificent skyscrapers and the most modern technology. Dubai is home to the tallest skyscraper that exists today, the Burj Khalifa, and no trip there is done without heading up to its observation deck to check out the view.

The region can claim a very intriguing history dating back thousands of years. In Jordan, the 5th century BC city of Petra is a terrific place for history buffs to see, while nearby Aqaba is popular for its resorts and water sports.

In Oman you can explore the remains of an ancient caravan oasis along Incense Road, or go to Egypt to see the pyramids at Giza and the temples in Luxor and Karnak. After touring through the South American landscape with its breathtaking wonders like Iguazu Falls between Argentina and Brazil, head to Rio de Janeiro, famous for its Carnival and miraculous Christ the Redeemer statue built on Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Chile is known for its diverse natural landscapes including arid desert, an imposing mountain range, and lovely beaches. Undoubtably, a cruise around the world is one of life’s most unforgettable experiences. From the poise of a ball dance to the beauty of a secret time upon the deck, this venture allows you to have your very own extraordinary and meaningful time aboard a 5-star cruise.

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