Three of the most picturesque places to visit when on a Caribbean to Mexico cruise

A Caribbean to Mexico cruise may well be one of the most desirable journeys a keen traveller can experience. But with so many beautiful islands to choose from, where should you aim to have on your itinerary. Here are three suggestions.

 

Cozumel

Home to the world-renowned Palancar Reef, this divers paradise is a real must-see. Settled by the Maya around 2,000 years ago, Cozumel is today the largest Caribbean island in Mexico. However, two-thirds of the island remains undeveloped, meaning swathes of beautiful island scenery for all to enjoy.

 

Colorful Corals Paradise Reef Cozumel Mexico

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Located on the southwest side of the island lies the large coral reef Palancar, which is an ideal spot for novice divers who’ve always wanted to try their hand. Turtles are common, while if you’re lucky, you may well spot Angelfish, Butterflyfish and Parrotfish. Back above sea level, the beaches look like they’re straight out of travel brochures.

 

Labadee

On the northern coast of Haiti lies Labadee, a piece of paradise that remains largely untouched even to today. From the main beach, visitors can take short boat rides to private beaches, many of which cap their numbers at only a couple dozen of people. Back on the mainline there are all sorts of activities for the braver individual, including a zip-line over the clear turquoise sea and a 300ft waterslide which winds through the lush trees and back towards the ocean. Labadee is a privately resort leased until 2050, but can be accessed today via companies like Cruise Deals. What are you waiting for?

 

Club Orient - Labadee, Haiti

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Aruba

Anywhere with the phrase “One Happy Place” on the licence place has to be well worthy of a stop. With reliable weather, thanks to the low humidity, rain is a rarity and sunshine is consistent. Aruba is an island of contrasts, with sugar sand beaches on one side and towering dunes and cliffs to the other. It’s an island filled with European influences, thanks to its Dutch heritage. This makes for interesting architecture and a mixture of four languages spoken by the locals; English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento, the local dialect. Aruba is also home to the aptly-named Flamingo Beach, where you can sit amongst and feed the elegant pink birds that call the beach their home.For the historically minded there are the remains of a Spanish goldmine, but for those wanting to simply relax, you’ll also find ample beaches adorned with sun loungers and hammocks.

 

Aruba

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Why You Must Go on Your First Cruise This Year

Cruising is the perfect choice of holiday for many people, because you can literally explore as much, or as little as you like. You could potentially go on excursion after excursion, exploring port after port, and enjoy a lot of time in some gorgeous, diverse places. However, you could simply enjoy the views from the comfort of the deck if you liked, and then enjoy the ship’s features all to yourself as everyone else went off and took a day trip. It’s totally up to you! Cruising makes it very easy to explore, but it’s also a great way to relax and simply take some ‘you’ time. Adrenaline junkies and lounge lizards alike should try a cruise at some point – they’re perfect for all tastes and ages! Want a chilled week-long break? There’s a cruise for you. Want a round the world trip? There’s a cruise for you too! A cruise allows you to explore the most luxurious regions of the world in affordable luxury. Heaven! If that isn’t convincing enough for you, here’s exactly why you must go on your first cruise this year:

It’s Convenient

A cruise gives you the convenience of visiting far away destinations that you probably only could’ve dreamed of before. You can enjoy luxury as you travel, and only have to pack/unpack once!

You Get Variety

There’s an activity on board to suit every age and taste, no matter what mood you’re in. You can do as much or as little as you like – it’s your cruise, customise it how you want it. Everyone in your group is able to please themselves and yet you’re still having a wonderful time together.

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Luxurious Halong Bay Cruise

Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam is an excellent destination that offers majestic coastlines and scenic limestone cliffs that gives you an ethereal feel. It definitely is a feast for your senses – something that you will talk about for months after your trip. Visiting Halong Bay will not only give you your usual sun,surf and sand experience – it can give you much more than that. Cruising the bay in ships that seems to come from a different era will allow you to peer into one’s psyche – a trace of the past, some hints of the future and some exciting mysteries waiting to unfold.

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A luxurious cruise of Halong Bay need not mean spending in excess. A real luxury cruise of this beautiful place is more Buddhist in nature in other words, it means “less is more.” Even with nothing much on your back, you can feel the richness of nature watching mist rolling in through the bay while you sit leisurely on the shore. Trek up the mountains and gaze down on the sea dotted with limestone islands. Enjoying Halong Bay and basking in its real essence is what your luxury cruise should enfold. The place itself is beautiful and rare. You don’t have to prove anything more with unnecessary purchases on your cruise.

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The Best Vacation Onboard Smaller Cruise Ships

Wanting to get away from the busy and stressful city life for a while? How about spending your vacation onboard a luxurious cruise ship that will indulge your needs for leisure and relaxation?

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Vacations should primarily be about relaxing, entertainment and fun. Sometimes, traveling and visiting tourist destinations can only give you more stress as you wrestle around a crowd of tourist underneath the scorching sun. A short cruise would be a better choice, but keep in mind that cruise ships are not created equal! Larger cruise ships can accommodate around 3,000 to 6,000 vacationers at a time. Having this huge number of people in a limited shape will only remind of the city’s hustle and bustle. On the other hand, smaller cruise boats have a limited passenger count from 100 to 500 people. Continue reading

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Celebrity Cruises

The cruise ship vacation celebrated its 100th birthday in 2000 and a lot has changed since those early days. Today’s ocean passengers go for the onboard lifestyle as much (if not more) than they do for the places that lay in wait on the voyage, and the modern megaships of the 21st century offer everything from ice rinks and real grass lawns to Broadway quality shows and gastronomic feasts.

Celebrity Cruises is the cruise operator for the sophisticated 40-something age group. Celebrity’s Solstice class – consisting of the vessels Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Eclipse) exude a glamorous atmosphere that feels more like an upmarket boutique hotel than a cruise ship.

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