If time is on your side, and you have money to spare, then go ahead — treat yourself to an exotic cruise! â€œExotic cruiseâ€? can mean different things to different people. Some may refer to an England cruise as an exotic cruise, while others see an exotic cruise as a cruise to say, Africa, South America, or far away islands such as the Galapagos Islands. Whatever your idea of an exotic cruise may be, one thing is for sure â€“ there are literally hundreds to choose from.
We canâ€™t list them all here, but we can list some of the worldâ€™s top exotic cruises and ports of call as well as the cruise lines more likely to sail to exotic places.
Top Exotic Cruises
Aranuiâ€™s freighter to Paradise
16-day freighter cruise aboard Aranu 3. Visit the remote Marquesas Islands with 17 remote ports via the Tuamotu Archipelago over 16 days. This voyage features explorations led by specialists and historians. Departs monthly, from $2,079; aranui.com.
Blue Lagoon cruisesâ€™ Fijian Gold Club
Seven days of island hopping on the Fiji Princess. Weekly round trip from Lautoka on Viti Levu. From $3,179 per cabin; bluelagooncruises.com.
Coral Princess Cruisesâ€™ Vanuatu
Five nights aboard the Oceanic Discovery features Ambryn Island, Maewo, and Malakula, to name a few. From $3,150; coralprincess.com.
Princess Cruisesâ€™ Hawaii and Tahiti
11-day cruise aboard the Pacific Princess, exploring two of the worlds most amazing archipelagoes. Passengers will cross the equator, explore waterfalls on Kauai, snorkel in lagoons of Bora-Bora, surf off Kailua-Kona, and relax on Mooreaâ€™s barrier islets. September-December. From $1,199; princess.com.
Exotic Ports of Call
Ambrym Island, Vanuatu (Coral Princess)
Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands (Aranui)
Gauguinâ€™s grave, tikis outside Easter Island.
Nanuya Lailai, Fiji (Blue Lagoon)
Aquamarine cove, dive surrounding reefs
Taoihae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands (Aranui)
Ahuii waterfall (1,200-feet), cafes, crafts center, coral church and Herman Melville statue
Cruise Lines offering Exotic Cruises
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Regent Seven Seas
Viking River Cruises
When you are ready to book your exotic cruise, contact any of the cruise lines listed above or call your local cruise travel specialist. Another place to search through hundreds of cruise itineraries, find great deals, take virtual tours, request quotes, and compare cruise lines and ships is: ExoticCruiseExperts.com. Good Luck!