Set Sail to a Winter Wonderland
Bright blue skies mirrored in the crystal-clear waters. That’s the view you’re treated to onboard a luxury cruise. And without changing your room, you’re treated to new cities and newer experiences every day.
There’s something about cruises that have always spelled luxury. From exhilarating on-board activities and spectacular entertainment to fun-filled offshore excursions and sightseeing tours, a single cruise is packed with the perfect blend of exploration, adventure and relaxation. What our travellers love about a cruise is that it fits any kind of trip. Whether you’re planning the ultimate family vacation, a grand escape with your friends, or a romantic retreat with your partner, a cruise will never disappoint.
This month, the team at Indiana Travels has handpicked some of the most luxurious cruises to help you plan your winter holiday.
Disney’s Caribbean Cruise
The Caribbean islands offer a treasure trove of excitement and fun for all. This Disney cruise will take you to Mexico, Jamaica, Florida and their own private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay. When you drop anchor and step off the boat, you are treated to a variety of port activities ranging from adventure sports and safaris to fun-filled workshops. And while you’re sailing through the seas, you can enjoy Broadway-quality live Disney performances, culinary delights served with some Disney Magic, nightclubs and lounges, splashes in one of the many swimming pools or an indulgent massage. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for some of your children’s favourite friends – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella and their friends love to cruise too!
Central European Christmas Markets
What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a visit to Europe’s most celebrated Christmas markets. These cruises will give you the chance to explore holiday markets dating back to the Middle Ages and discover villages with local treasures like wine making and artisan crafts. Imagine waking up on Christmas morning in Vienna and strolling through the city before attending a strudel-baking competition and an evening concert.
On board the cruise, you can take part in festive activities like tree trimming, carolling and dessert making. Christmas performances set the mood and of course, you can enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner – with roast turkey and pecan pie.
Destinations you can explore: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Budapest, Amsterdam, France, Slovakia
Bring out your inner explorer as you sail to the bottom of the world and tour Antarctica’s wondrous icy wilderness. Admire colossal glaciers and shorelines surrounded by towering, snow-swept mountains. An Antarctica cruise will acquaint you with a host of unfamiliar animals and also treat you to exhilarating activities like kayaking, hiking, mountaineering, scuba diving, and even camping. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that will inspire and surprise you.
This gorgeous region offers some of Europe’s most iconic cultural landmarks and postcard perfect coasts. You can stroll along the ancient cobblestones of Florence in Italy or Dubrovnik in Croatia, appreciate architectural masterpieces like the Roman amphitheatre in Pula or St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, sip a glass of wine in Italy’s Amalfi coast, or even fall in love with Santorini’s blue and whitewashed towns.
These luxury cruise liners have a lot to offer even when you’re sailing the high seas. Catch some sun on the resort-style pool decks, get an adrenaline-rush as you plummet down towering water slides, root for your favourite sports team, dig into the most memorable meals and keep the party going as you dance night away. There’s never a dull moment onboard a cruise.
Winter is the busiest travel time of the year, with families and friends travelling to exotic new locations. This year, skip the swarming streets, busy markets and crowded beachfronts, and choose to set sail on a private yacht instead. Whether it’s the serene waters of Seychelles, the pristine seascapes of Thailand, the crystal-clear waters of Croatia, or the breath-taking views of the Greek Islands – you’re sure to be soaking in the best life has to offer.
Tempted to explore some exotic shores and these offbeat destinations? Our team would be happy to help you choose the perfect cruise, plan the activities and prepare you for the journey. All you’d need to do is pack your bags and get on board.