Friday, March 25, 2011

Three of the World’s Greatest Cruises

by Sanctuary Retreats

Cruising is an increasingly popular choice of holiday for millions of people. Cruising gives holiday makers access to a variety of amazing destinations that would be impossible to visit during a traditional hotel based break. On a cruise you can wake up to a new and exciting destination almost every day while still getting to enjoy all the comforts and facilities of the finest hotels. You will find cruises to take you to almost every corner of the world, but there are a few cruises that are unlike any other.

Sailing along the Nile in Egypt is one such cruise. The Nile is a stunning river which has been the centre of a truly fascinating history and culture. On one of these luxury Egypt holidays you will get to see first hand the heartland of ancient Egypt and marvel at monuments and relics that are thousands of years old. Egypt’s rich history has left behind a wealth of artifacts and ruins that are just waiting to be explored and experienced. With such treasures on offer it is no wonder so many people become enchanted with Egypt.

Egypt is not the only country to offer a rich and rewarding river cruise. China is home to vast panoramic landscapes and an enthralling history which has left many monuments and landmarks. China’s most iconic river cruise is undoubtedly the Three Gorges cruise on the mighty Yangtse which gives tourists an unparalleled Chinese experience. The Three Gorges offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in China and are certain to make for an unforgettable holiday.

The Galapagos Islands are a group of islands unlike any other; it is little wonder they proved to be such a source of inspiration for Charles Darwin. These islands are located 605 miles off the coast of Ecuador, which is itself a truly amazing place. The islands often described as one of the Seven Wonders of the World which you may think is pure hyperbole but once you have seen the Galapagos for yourself you will realise it is completely justified. Great luxury cruises are available to tour these islands and allow you to see the unique flora and fauna which have fascinated and inspired so many people for centuries.

Photo Credits: flamingo, temple, three gorges, penguin


sgabraki23 said...

I have always wanted to cruise along the Yangtze River!! I just know it would be absolutely incredible! I believe it is one of the longest rivers in the world. It's quite important to China's economy as well as a cultural divide between the north and south and you can find that there are varying dialects of Mandarin.

Donna Hull said...

All of my cruises have been ocean-going ones, although river cruises also have my attention. I find traveling by boat to be a convenient and efficient way to travel. For those who turn their noses up at cruising, I say: "you get what you put into it, no matter how you travel." I'm especially interested in cruising the Nile and the Yangtzee.

Mark H said...

@sgabraki23: I am the same. I have cruised the Nile and the temples are special but the Yangtze must be very special.

@donna: I couldn't agree more: "you get out of travel, what you put into it" - beautifully said.

Sherry Ott said...

I would have loved to cruise the gorges in China. I did hike Tiger Leaping Gorge and it was beautiful - I can only imagine what it would be like to be ON the water!

Mark H said...

@sherry: Being on the water between walls of rock and mountain would give a great view of such special places as Tiger Leaping Gorge.

St louis attractions said...

Yes your right this three are the worlds greatest cruises I ever saw.

Mark H said...

@st louis attractions: They are a great selection of river cruises (well not in the case of the Galapagos). I'd be tempted to add the Amazon and the Rhine/Danube to the list.

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