Sea Cruises & River Cruises – An overview of our previous routes
Cruises are predestined to combine multiple destinations in a convenient and stress-free way. You almost always have the hotel with you, there is no daily packing and unpacking of the suitcases, you don’t have to worry about the food, every day has a great entertainment program… and at a mostly great price-performance ratio. We did our first cruise in 2015 during our world tour and have been thrilled ever since. Whether on the sea or on rivers, there is always so much to experience. The highlight of every day for us is the departure from the various ports. You stand on the top deck, enjoy the fantastic view and the last view of the port cities or the fantastic islands.
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Alaska – A cruise with Princess Cruises
Our cruise with the Royal Princess took us a week along the coast from Vancouver heading north to Whittier (Anchorage). On this great cruise adventure around the northernmost state of the USA we visited the cities of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. We also took a Scenic Cruise in Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord with stunning views of Alaska’s glaciers.
France – A river cruise with A-ROSA on the Seine
Our river cruise with A-ROSA VIVA took us for 7 days from the metropolis of Paris along the Seine to the highlights of Normandy. The start of the journey is the city of love Paris, further to charming provincial towns such as Les Andelys, an imposing cathedral in Caudebec-en-Caux and a trip to Honfleur and Deauville, the port city of Rouen with countless half-timbered houses and an impressive show of lights in the evening, a trip to Le Havre and Etretat, in the footsteps of Claude Monet in Vernon. In between, the Seine winds between wide meadows and forests, apple orchards and castles.
Norway – A cruise through Norway’s fjords with AIDA
The route Norway’s Fjords 1 leads us downstream of the Elbe past the North Frisian Islands towards Norway. The first port is the picturesque town of Bergen. The journey continues through numerous narrow fjords with rushing waterfalls, such as the Geirangerfjord with its steep rock faces. The northernmost port of the trip is Trondheim, the third largest city in Norway. Afterwards we head south again, to the town of Ilesund and Eidfjord, until we reach the last port of the journey: Stavanger.
Greece – An Aegean Cruise with Celestyal Cruises
Founded in 1986 under the name ‘Louis Cruise Lines’, the Cypriot shipping company was the fifth largest cruise operator in the 1990s. From 2010 the fleet ships were rejuvenated, old models were sorted out and the remaining ones were given a new paintwork. Since autumn 2014, the shipping company has operated under the name Celestyal Cruises and today operates three cruise ships: Celestyal Olympia, Celestyal Crystal and Majesty. The program of our Aegean cruise included the destinations Mykonos, Milos, Santorini and Crete – in short: the highlights in the eastern Mediterranean!
Danube – A river cruise with A-ROSA
A-ROSA offers different river cruises on the Danube with different durations and destinations, depending on the season. We had consciously opted for the 7-day route “Danube Classics – On Calm Waters through the Waves of European History”, as this route connects the major metropolises (with sufficient mooring time), natural highlights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites – a perfect combination for us. The route with the “A-ROSA Bella” took us from Engelhartszell, via Vienna, Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava and Melk back to Engelhartszell and Passau.
Caribbean – A cruise along the Caribbean islands with AIDA
If you read the list of islands that the AIDA is heading for on the Caribbean Islands 1 route, you will briefly think it would be a dream: Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua. To reach eleven islands in 14 days is already a house number. But that was also the reason for us to choose this route. A cruise is predestined to get to know the Caribbean with its thousands of dream islands in a relaxed way. Here you will find all the travel reports of our 14-day Caribbean cruise with AIDAdiva.
Caribbean – A cruise along the Caribbean islands with Carnival Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Valor has nearly 3,000 passengers and more than 1,000 crew members. The ship from 2004 is 290 meters long, 35 meters wide and belongs to the so-called “Conquest class”. Carnival Valor is a classic cruise ship offering a wide range of entertainment options. There is a huge theatre, a casino, numerous bars, a disco, a karaoke bar, sauna, whirlpool, steam bath, a fitness center with jogging track, two pools and several restaurants. Our route took us for 7 days through the southern Caribbean with stops in Puerto Rico, Saint Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia. St. Kitts and St. Martin.