5 Unique Tours That Will Change the Way You Think About Cruises

by Emese Graham
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Choosing the right cruise for your vacation should always be about what’s the best fit for you, not simply the most popular choice (that’s right- think beyond that Caribbean cruise!) Take a minute to browse these unique cruises, and you might find an unexpected new travel favourite!

1. Ocean Odyssey to the East

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All aboard to Shanghai, Qingdao, Beijing, Seoul, Cheju City, Fukuoka, and Nagasaki! The MS Westerdam takes you to exciting destinations where modern meets traditional on one of the most spacious members of the Holland America fleet.

Make your unique cruise to the East the ultimate rejuvenating experience and pamper yourself with treatments at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, take a refreshing Pilates class, and practice your downward dog on the deck overlooking the azure seas.

Foodie alert! Onboard the Westerdam is the exclusive America’s Test Kitchen, where you can be inspired by live cooking shows and workshops.

2. Scintillating Spices and Spacious Staterooms

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Making stops at Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Goa, and Cochin, the Explorer of the Seas by Royal Caribbean offers a fresh take on colourful South East Asia like you’ve never seen before.

Adventure out into the bustling landscapes at each port or stay onboard to enjoy the deluxe amenities, spacious staterooms, refreshing whirlpools, thrilling 3-D movie theatre, or the stylish bars, clubs, and lounges- the choice is yours!

Even if all you do is laze away in the golden sun, this cruise experience will be unforgettable.

3. Orchestras and an Oceania Oasis

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With ports all along Australia and Papua New Guinea, the MS Noordam by Holland America could well be one of the best ways to see the Pacific in all its beauty.

In between stops, you can dance to the beat of a live eight-piece jazz & blues band at the B.B. King’s Blues Club and close your eyes and be transported by the gorgeous sounds of the chamber music performances in Lincoln Center Stage.

4. Sumptuous Snacks in Sizzling South America

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Discover the beating heart of South America with ports along Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and the Falkland Islands- the Norwegian Sun will take you there in style.

The first of its kind in Norwegian Cruise Line’s impressive fleet, the Norwegian Sun provides more flexibility than you’ve ever experienced before. Look no further than the mindboggling spread of dining options at your fingertips!

You can indulge at the Brazilian steakhouse, European inspired bakery, sushi bar, and still have so much more to explore.

5. Mediterranean Bliss and Maki Roll Madness

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Rome, Sicily, Greece, Dubai, Jordan, Oman, and the Suez Canal await- it’s the trip of a lifetime aboard the Jewel of the Seas by Royal Caribbean.

Unexpectedly comfortable, the ship’s staterooms are a relaxing haven for both couples and families, and there’s so much onboard to explore. You’ll be hard pressed to decide between the Jewel’s boundless onboard treats and the dream-come-true destinations at each port.

Learn to make your own jewellery, become a sushi chef for an afternoon, beat the highest scores in the arcade, or let loose at a disco party, you decide!

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