Trips to the Baltic Countries and Scandinavia

A cruise to Scandinavia is not complete without stops in the Baltic states too, a region with rich cultural traditions and lovely Old Towns that date back to the medieval traders of the Hanseatic League. If you hope to visit large cosmopolitan cities, some of the world’s “most livable” are in Scandinavia. Everyone will have something to enjoy in Norway, from its colorful Viking history to the beautiful fjords.

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. family-591579__340.jpg Finally, no trip to the region is complete without experiencing the spectacular northern lights.

Situated in between the continents of Europe and Asia you will find Russia, the largest nation on the globe. No travel to Russia is complete without a visit to the enchanting Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg. After a tour of Moscow’s iconic Red Square, stop for a meal and sample Russia’s legendary caviar and blini pancakes.

Travel in Luxury on a 5-Star Cruise

To go forth on a memorable passage through the vast seas aboard a grand 5-star cruiser is to release the responsibilities from your life. While there are of course faster ways to get from point A to point B, none match up to the luxury. This type of cruise lets you travel luxuriously with ease while viewing some of the most amazing sites this world has to offer. Luxury liners are not new; in fact, they first set sail back in the 1800’s with transatlantic travel.

Only the wealthy could afford this type of travel, so ocean liners went all out adding upscale amenities and features in order to draw in these passengers. As you come on board this luxury liner you will feel all the elements of premium traveling: luxurious rooms and top of the line ship services, personal touches everywhere, visiting far off places, drinking and dining the finest wine and cuisine with concierge benefits from a large number of crew for the passengers.

The choices of what to do – or not do – are yours to make once you settle in to this unique experience. From food and wine lovers to history aficionados to adventure-seekers, there is something for everyone to participate in.

Take in the view from the comfort of a perfectly positioned plush armchair, take a morning walk on deck, enjoy a meal with a group of new friends, or have a romantic dinner for two; these ships have tons of open space and cozy corners to indulge you. Cruising on a 5-star ship you will discover an array of splendid excursions through the vast oceans. Such journeys are carefully orchestrated to allow many special experiences combined with well-known worldly cities, famous historical sites as well as numerous other pleasurable expeditions. 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 fascinating places.

World cruises are popular, so it is not difficult to find one that you will enjoy. For some of the most luxurious, Silversea Cruises is a company to look at. Silversea’s destinations are some of the most alluring in the world, and the company builds exclusive itineraries that consist of unique cultural experiences and fascinating adventures.

Likewise, Crystal Cruises is a company that focuses on providing luxury travel. Its fine dining rivals the top restaurants, the service is unequaled, the entertainment is first class, and the amenities are very high end. For an incredibly large selection of destinations, check out Princess Cruises, with over 40 destinations on 6 continents. Their ships are the size of small towns, and nearly 700 passengers can go at one time.

For off-the-beaten-path spots, no one can beat Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, which sails to Antarctica and Alaska among other unusual spots.

They pride themselves on presenting opportunities for cultural exploration and letting their passengers genuinely get to know local people and places at each destination.

Enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean and the history of the region in one of these immense traveling hotels and be sure to take the time to get off ship and wander around the picturesque seaside villages. Spend time in the legendary Hermitage Museum in Russia if you love museums, as it is the world’s second largest and is a very impressive structure.

Empress Catherine the Great created it in 1764 when she began a collection of paintings, and it was eventually open to the public nearly 100 years later. Australasia is home to a large mixture of people, lifestyles, and natural beauty. Adventurous individuals can go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or visit the Outback, while anyone who just wants to chill out will enjoy the country’s beautiful beaches. Anyone who values stunning natural beauty will love the gorgeous waterfalls and picturesque valleys of New Zealand, and foodies will want to stop in Tauranga to visit its kiwi orchards.

China, Vietnam, and Thailand will mesmerize you with their distinct tastes, smells, and sights. Japan is a spellbinding blend of age-old traditions and sleek, modern cities.

Bangkok, Thailand is celebrated for the spires that adorn its temples and other buildings, as well as for the beautiful palaces and Buddhist statues. The Middle East is a unique blend of vast deserts with breathtaking wind-blown sand dunes and wealthy technologically-advanced cities with awe-inspiring skyscrapers.

Check out the view from the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, by ascending to its observation deck. The region has a very unique history dating back thousands of years. Petra is an ancient Jordanian city that dates back to the 5th century BC near the more modern city of Aqaba, a popular destination for water sports devotees. In Oman you can explore the remains of an ancient caravan oasis along Incense Road, or travel to Egypt to see the pyramids at Giza and the temples in Luxor and Karnak.

Travel through South American countryside and see the breathtaking sights like Iguazu Falls which connects Argentina to Brazil, then tour next to Rio de Janeiro, known for its Carnival and infamous Christ the Redeemer statue high above Sugar Loaf Mountain. Nature lovers will delight in Chile; as the longest country in the world, it is endowed with an extensive range of natural beauty from mountains to desert to beaches. fashion-985556__340.jpg No doubt, a world cruise is really a life-changing undertaking. From the sophistication of a ball dance to the intimacy of a shared moment on deck, the stage is set for you to create your very own special and memorable moments aboard a 5-star cruise.

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