Trying to fit many destinations into one holiday can be exhausting. If you’re thinking of an island hopping destination for your next holiday, why not save time and money by booking a cruise? Rather than spending your spare time researching how to get from island to island (flight or ferry?) and hanging out at airport terminals or ferry jetties, you can enjoy your time snorkelling crystal clear waters, lounging on a beach chair or exploring all the sights. Make the most of your next holiday by opting for an island hopping adventure on a cruise ship.
Where are the best island destinations to cruise to? Read on to find out…
Aloha, and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands – some of the most stunning islands on earth. The best way to see them? A cruise of course.
Hop from island to island taking in the varying landscapes, bathing on sun-kissed beaches or stargazing atop the largest sea mountain in the world. Enjoy panoramic views of Honolulu from the top of Diamond Head or catch a wave at Waikiki Beach.
Explore lush rainforests and rocky canyons on the “Garden Island” of Kauai. Drive the infamous Road to Hana offering breathtaking views that alternate between mountain streams and soaring sea cliffs. Or, witness 12 separate climate zones on The Big Island with dramatically different temperatures and scenic beauty, ranging from the balmy coastal jungles in Puna to the snowcapped peaks dotting the slopes of Mauna Kea.
Drive the infamous Road to Hana offering breathtaking views that alternate between mountain streams and soaring sea cliffs. Or, witness 12 separate climate zones on The Big Island with dramatically different temperatures and scenic beauty, ranging from the balmy coastal jungles in Puna to the snowcapped peaks dotting the slopes of Mauna Kea.
The mythical islands of Tahiti are ideally located in French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. These 118 idyllic islands are just about as close to paradise as you’ll get. With its emerald coloured lagoon, its lush tropical slopes, hibiscus covered valleys and its white-sand beaches, Bora Bora is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. With pastel-painted houses, waterfalls that tumble-down majestic cliffs, an inviting bright blue lagoon and simple villages filled with laughter, Moorea’s beauty is unforgettable. Why stay put in an overwater bungalow when you can float from island to island on a relaxing cruise?
Known for its colourful coral reefs, popular surf breaks and picture-perfect tropical islands, Fiji is best discovered on a South Pacific cruise.
Fiji is made up of more than 330 islands, the two main ones being Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
Explore the bustling tourist hubs of Suva or Nadi, embark on a diving or snorkelling adventure or experience an exciting fire dancing show. Visit a local village and be welcomed with a warm smile and a “Bula!” or embark on a thrilling jet boat excursion.
From verdant mountain peaks to dazzling coral reefs, the Caribbean is a never-ending show of nature’s wonders. Azure seas, sugar-white beaches, rainforests, volcanoes – discover all the various landscapes and each island’s own personality, on a Caribbean cruise. Discover Aruba, an unquestionable oasis, with turquoise waters, sunshine all year round and pristine white beaches. Enjoy a cool cocktail at a beach bar, visit the Santa Cruz Donkey Sanctuary or take a selfie in front of Oranjestad’s candy-coloured townhouses. Visit George Town on the island of Grand Cayman and head straight to Seven Mile Beach. Grab a pina colada and laze the day away in the Caribbean sun. Explore Crystal Caves with its stalagmite crystal formations or meander through Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park visiting the resident blue iguanas and smelling the flowers. Hop on a Caribbean cruise and discover which island is your favourite.
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