The world is truly your oyster as you cruise the seven seas and beyond. With a multitude of cruise lines to choose from, styles of cruising from ultra-luxury yachts, six-star river cruises, opulent ocean voyages, adventure sailing to the more remote and exotic, plus the ever popular family & group friendly options – you will certainly be spoiled for choice.
So why cruise? Cruising is one of the best ways to see the world in full splendour. The bonus is, as well as a whole host of destinations, all of your onboard accommodation (a cosy cabin that makes you feel right at home), food (as much as you can eat, anytime you feel peckish!), entertainment (broadway-style shows, comedians, trivia games, art galleries, parades and more), pools and whirlpools, cinema, relaxation spas (while they may cost a little more, it’s well worth it), fitness gyms (to keep you in shape… or maybe a bubble in the spa) and there’s more!
Of course it will depend on the ship or cruiseline you choose, as to the extra features are onboard. They could include an ice skating rink, dodgem cars, picnic areas with real grass, roller skating rink, rock-climbing wall, surfing, golf, basketball, tennis, outdoor movies… the every growing list goes on! When you book your next cruising holiday your consultant can provide full details of your ship.
Let’s look at some of the worldwide destinations available right now online.
South Pacific – One of Australia’s most popular cruising destinations. Not too far from home are a whole host of beautiful tropical islands of the South Pacific. These include Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, the Cook Islands and more. Cruise lines to sail you away are P&O, Princess, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Holland America Line sail these waters from short getaways to longer sailings of 14 days and more from Australia. Our South Pacific run is so popular that more cruiselines will be heading our way to increase the variety.
For an in-depth discovery of specific Island destinations climb onboard Captain Cook or Blue Lagoon Cruises to sail throughout the islands of Fiji. And for arguably the most beautiful islands on earth – Tahiti, Bora Bora and French Polynesia – cruise onboard Oceania, Windstar or Paul Gauguin, to name a few.
Europe River Cruises – Take that flight into Europe to open up so many holiday possibilities. From touring the countryside to discovering the heart of Europe onboard a luxury river cruise. You could be immersed in history, culture and the culinary delights of a myriad of countries. Not to mention the taste of unique and magnificent wines from age-old vineyards and wineries waiting around every river-bend. APT, Scenic Cruises, Travelmarvel, Uniworld, Avalon Waterways, Viking all sail along the Danube, Rhine, Douro, Seine, Rhone, Saone, Volga Rivers (and more) through Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, France, Portugal, Spain, so many you will be spoilt for choice!
Mediterranean – Talk about being spoilt for choice – here are the many lands surrounding the Mediterranean. For hundreds of years it has been popular as the playground of the rich and famous. Nowadays everyone can dance a flamenco in Spain, savour patisserie in the south of France, try your luck in Monaco, lick true Italian gelato in Rome, sun yourself on a Greek Isle, walk through history or relish the exotic spices of Morocco. All major cruise lines sail east and west on the Mediterranean from MSC, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, Azamara, Holland America Line, Costa, Ponant, Royal Caribbean, Silversea, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises and more.
Caribbean, East & West – Although these are the USA’s cruising public’s “go to” islands, Australia has yet to catch on. The lyrical strains of a steel drum and guitars bring a relaxing vibe as you cruise throughout over 7000 Caribbean Islands, reefs and cays. This island string of loveliness set into azure seas is a regular haven for many. Join Disney for the perfect, magical family-friendly cruise, or embark on one of many Carnival “Fun Ships”. Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, Holland America Line, MSC or Royal Caribbean – including Anthem of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s newest, largest ships in the world! Cruise into paradise when you book a Caribbean cruise with Cruise Megastore today.
Transpacific – This is definitely a cruising holiday onboard any number of ships sailing out of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane to some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea, Hawaii and even further – to Alaska. Tropical breezes and swaying coconut palms touch unspoiled white sand beaches. Contrast this with surrounding clear, blue lagoons filled with colourful tropical fish and vibrant corals and you are in paradise, or Bora Bora!
Touch base at other tropical islands – Tonga, Samoa, French Polynesia and share in their individual island cultures before sailing into a Waikiki sunset on the islands of Hawaii, a melting pot of peoples, cultures and an iconic destination of choice. Transpacific’s will either return to their embarkation point, or continue further to Canada/Alaska for a cruising season before retuning once again to Australia. Cruise lines “repositioning” their ships each year from Australia to Alaska and vice versa, or embarking on longer voyages include Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises and more.
Alaska – Speaking of Alaska, here is a land of new frontiers backdropped by the stunning Rocky Mountains. The perfect encounter starts as you cruise through the Alaskan Inside Passage – glaciers, wildlife, remote towns, and nature in all her glory – what’s not to love! You will be amazed by the remote towns including Skagway, Ketchikan (Salmon capital of the world) and Alaska’s capital city Juneau (accessible via air or sea!). Discover the blue ice of the huge glaciers, whales, dolphins and many sea-birds… maybe even a bear or caribou sighting along the shores! There are many ships that sail these northern frozen waters including Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity Cruises – each one a floating hotel including accommodation, dining and entertainment.
Antarctica – Here is an adventure waiting to explore regions few have ventured to. Here you can get up close and personal with penguins, orcas, whales, seals and more all living among sparkling iceburgs, windswept islands and mainland Antarctica. The summer sailing season is extremely short, so you need to book well in advance. Your cruise solutions specialist will be able to advise you on this.
Cruiselines visiting Antarctica include Ponant, Silversea, National Geographic Lindblad, Holland America, Scenic Cruises, Seabourn and more, with expeditions to frozen islands and the peninsular made by Zodiacs (weather permitting). You will be comfortable and well taken care of onboard with well appointed cabins, chef inspired cuisine, cultural entertainment and interesting, expert Antarctic presentations.
Panama Canal – We added this one in to tempt you to discover some of the most iconic man-made structures, as well as the natural ones. The Panama Canal has been named as one of the modern wonders of the world and is but one of many of man’s greatest engineering feats. The Canal itself cuts right through the heart of Americas to provide an easy water transition between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. This fascinating structure and tropical region offers cruises by Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess and Celebrity Cruises, and more.
Megastore will book your cruises and holidays worldwide – we can take you there! We can take you to see any and all of the man made wonders including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Dubai’s magnificent buildings soaring high in the sky, Christ the Redeemer watching over Rio or New York’s Statue of Liberty, the length of the Great Wall of China, the dykes of Amsterdam – a huge engineering fest, ancient Angkor Wat, the eternal homage to love – the Taj Mahal or the age-old Egyptian Pyramids… the list is seemingly endless!
Cruising is coming into its own in Australia with ocean and river ships offering luxury, discovery, family-friendly and adventure cruises for all ages. From 3 star fun ships to ultra luxury vessels we have holidays to suit any budget or desire. You can now cruise from a major capital, cruise-connect with flights, hotels or combining with tours to make your dream holiday into a reality.
Open your holiday oyster and find you Megastore holiday pearl from the up-to-the-minute cruise deals and adventures available now online.
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