There are some cruise itineraries that I simply don’t have interest in due to the fact that the ports where they stop are miles from the actual destination. Yes I know, just because your cruise is stopping in the “port” of Rome (which actually is Cittavecchia), doesn’t mean you actually need to go INTO Rome. However, the allure of a cruise to me is getting off in the destination where you actually want to be. That’s one of the reasons why I lovedmy cruise to Norwayas much as I did. So here are five cruise itineraries that meet my personal sailing preferences.
What person wouldn’t want to sail through one of the great engineering marvels of the modern world? Especially considering it was constructed long before modern technologies were the norm in construction and physical labor was how things were built. I also love that most Panama Canal itineraries include a stop in Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean Sea port whose historic quarter looks like it could be straight out of 17thcentury Spanish Colonial times. On the day the ship would go through the locks, I would just love to be out on deck taking it all in.
As much as I loved my cruise to挪威我知道，我也一定会喜欢邮轮到北欧省会城市，一个让停在芬兰，瑞典，爱沙尼亚和俄罗斯。我真的开始爱的旅行中，自然是唯一的焦点，然而我的一部分仍然热爱欧洲的雄伟城市的惊人的文化和历史。我毫不怀疑，我的相机会喜欢在这样一个不可思议的地方圣彼得堡，以及斯德哥尔摩拍摄吧！我在这个邮轮航线只犹豫的是，我会难过不必在每个点几乎足够的时间。
虽然我真的没有在西地中海邮轮（一个像法国，意大利和西班牙，我倒是国码头更当陆基在那些点）的极大兴趣，东地中海是另一回事。How I’ve longed to visit countries like Croatia and Greece and also famous places on Turkey’s coast like Ephesus (okay, so this is the one exception where I wouldn’t mind a long bus ride if it means seeing such incredible ruins) and Bodrum. I know many people “decry” when big cruise ships are in port, meaning the area is overrun with visitors, and yet in a place like Croatia or Greece, I can’t think of a better way to get around while still visiting countless sites.
虽然这将是一个准重复巡航由于重温一些我在我的巡航挪威也做了同样的端口，这将是不同的，因为巡航实际上越过北极圈（我在我的挪威邮轮走到最北端是Alesund, which if you look at a map of Norway is really not too far north). Experiencing the Midnight Sun phenomenon was such a memorable experience and I can only imagine how much more awe-inspiring it is that much further north. I also love the idea of sailing again throughGeirangerfjord但还有其他的像哈当厄尔峡湾，Trondheimsfjord，和北角。
As cruise itineraries go, I know this is one of the more “boring” ones since the ratio of sea days to days in port is definitely skewed. But as an American whose ancestors all came from Europe and all sailed across the Atlantic Ocean (admittedly in much harder and unimaginable conditions) when they traveled to the New World, it’s still an experience I’d like to have myself. I would try to go with an itinerary that had a healthy number of spots, one that began in Barcelona (a city I’ve wanted to return to for ages) and made ports of call along the way elsewhere in Spain but also Portugal and maybe even theAzores(that’s the name dropper, I feel).
Are there any cruise itineraries you’re wanting to experience?