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Looking for some cruise travel inspiration for 2019?

Looking for some cruise travel inspiration for 2019?

There are so many options when it comes to picking a cruise, we wanted to narrow down your decision-making by highlighting eight of these gorgeous destinations which we think are completely under-rated. Check out our top eight must-see locations

CocoCay, Bahamas

How many times in your life can you say you’ve been swimming on a private island in the Caribbean? Royal Caribbean will make your island lounging dreams come true on CocoCay. They’ve created the perfect getaway filled with snorkelling, sun-bathing, adrenaline-inducing activities and epic entertainment like the largest wave pool in the Caribbean.

Did you know? There are 4 beaches on the island which all cater to different things - snorkelling, water sports, cabanas and bungalows/beach bars.

We offer flight packages to accompany your cruise! Just give our friendly cruise experts a call and they’ll be happy to sort you a Royal Caribbean cruise + flight package to CocoCay.  


Explore both land and sea on an Alaskan Cruise.

Honestly, we think everyone needs to experience Alaska by cruise. Its breathtaking, wild beauty will completely capture your heart. You’ll stare in wonder as you glide past icy glaciers, majestic humpback whales, bald eagles and bears. Don’t forget to look up for the glimmering Northern Lights as you sail beneath. You simply cannot visit Alaska without combining land and sea so be sure to add some adventurous excursions to your cruise package. You won’t regret it.

Princess Cruises offer incredible shore excursions to get you experiencing more of what each destination offers, we recommend the exhilarating dog-sledding ride across Mendenhall Glacier - the most visited glacier in Alaska.

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a true bucket-list destination and being so off the grid, we can see why. Explore in style onboard the newly introduced Celebrity Flora where you can take in your surroundings while retreating to your own luxury cabana - it’s luxury glamping at sea.

Mexican Riviera

The Mexican Riviera is full of scenic ports.

The Riviera is a collection of incredible lagoons and cities along the Western Coast of Mexico - you’ve got to see the beaches to believe they are real. If you love water-based activities then you’ll be drawn to this region for the scuba diving, snorkelling, paddle boarding and fishing. The friendly locals, beautiful ports and gastronomic scene are also major drawcards.

How do you get there? Well, most Mexican Riveria cruises start in Los Angeles (luckily we offer epic flight deals with our cruises) and cruise lines that offer this sailing include Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Holland America Line.

Transatlantic Crossing

The original Transatlantic voyage from Southampton to New York.

Cruise from Southampton (London) to New York and see the Statue of Liberty from a completely different perspective while cruising into the harbour. Why is the original Transatlantic Crossing so amazing? Well, Cunard has been offering this glorious experience for over 50 years, and that stands as a testament to how iconic this voyage truly is. Expect gourmet food, dancing, incredible entertainment and lots of educational lectures.

Don’t forget about the traditional white glove afternoon tea which is as every bit as indulgent as you would imagine.

For those who love experiencing extended sea views on a traditional cruise, lock in your translatlantic voyage with Cunard and take part in this historic journey.

Nordic Fjords

Pulpit Rock in Norway gives an excellent view of the Fjords.

A cruise through Norway means you’ll witness unbeatable scenery. Towering cliffside waterfalls, jagged fjords, deep blue waters and picturesque towns means you’ll never want to leave. Norway is perfect for the adventurous types with plenty of opportunities to hop ashore for activities like:

  • Scenic bike tracks
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking trails
  • Museums (kid-friendly)
  • Aquariums

It’s important not to overlook this peaceful country as a cruising destination which is why it makes our list of top locations. Retrace the voyages of the Vikings and book a Nordic Fjords cruise with Viking Cruises for a true adventure.


You’ll be spoilt for choice on a cruise to Havana, Cuba.

If 16th-century Spanish-colonial architecture (in pastel colours), vintage cars, delicious coffee and some of the friendliest locals you’ll meet sounds enticing then book yourself a cruise to Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line and Holland America both regularly cruise to Cuba’s shimmering shores. Havana (ooh la la) is the coolest capital city - you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to epic shore excursions. Imagine driving down a street in a vintage Chevrolet or doing a Cuban rum, cigar and art tour!

Amazon Rainforest

An Oceania River cruise through the Amazon Rainforest.

Have you ever thought about an Amazon River cruise? For the truly adventurous why not experience this glorious part of South America by cruise.

Not only does Oceania Cruises have a fleet of beautiful, luxury ships but they’re also known for offering exquisite cuisine. This cruise line is for the foodies! Did you know their trademarked catchphrase is ‘The Finest Cuisine at Sea’? They have the highest food cost per person compared to other cruise lines which shows the quality is far superior.

There’s something about the romance of spending a holiday at sea. Golden sunsets and never-ending ocean views are the cherries on top of any cruise vacation. These locations are all special for their own unique reasons and the beauty of cruising is that there are multiple sailings to these locations year round.

We’re now in the second week of our ‘Deck-ade of Cruising’ celebration. This week, book a Carnival cruise escape and you’ll have a chance at winning one of three AU$400 onboard credit prizes to add to your cruise.

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What do think? Is your dream cruise destination on this list? Tell us, where you would love to visit and why. #deckadeofcruising

Travelling the world one cruise at a time! I'm a massive foodie so onboard a cruise you'll most likely find me scoffing food at the buffet or trying all the cocktails onboard. My dream cruise destination would definitely be through Alaska, the wildlife and scenery would be so epic

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