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I spy with my cruising eye

These days, cruise ships can take you to some of the most visually impressive sites on earth. We’ve compiled a list of seven eye-catching ports frequented by Norwegian Cruise Lines that do nothing but bring joy to any cruise holiday.

 

Havana - Cuba

Visit the Caribbean’s largest and most fascinating island where you’ll discover vintage cars, colourful buildings, and swaying palms from the moment you disembark. Stroll around and listen to live rumba music, dine at restaurants where Hemingway once ate, wander the Malecon esplanade at sunset and strike up a conversation with friendly locals. Don’t leave without visiting Old Havana, a UNESCO site with cobbled squares and magnificent cathedrals.

You’ll find NCL’s stunning ship Norwegian Sky cruises to Havana as well as other ports like Key West and Great Stirrup Cay - an exotic island in the Bahamas. You’ll love exploring Havana if you’re interested in history, politics and the more refined things in life. Check out this five-night round trip Cuba cruise from Miami for a taste of the tropics. Cuba’s capital awaits!

Santorini - Greece

Coloured homes in Santorini dot the cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea.

There’s nothing more relaxing than cruising the azure waters around Santorini and the surrounding Greek Isles, and that’s why this beautiful part of the Mediterranean features on this list. Santorini is famous for its dramatic volcanic crater and incredible views from Oia town. Sample fresh local food, visit a vineyard or two and don’t leave Santorini without a day trip to the town of Thira. Pay a visit to Akrotiri - an archeological site where you can catch a glimpse of what life was like in 1450 BC. Take everything in that Santorini has to offer during your cruise on the Aegean Sea.

Naples - Italy

Cruise to the incredible sights of Naples.

Have you ever seen the perfectly placed volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius? It’s quite breathtaking, especially when cruising into the harbour of Naples, standing on the private balcony of your cruise stateroom. Once you reach Naples, you’ll need to check out the ruins of Pompeii - it’s a given for anyone while in this old part of Italy. If you’re pressed for time, one of the world’s most excellent archeological museums features Pompeii relics. You may have also noticed the Castel Ovo along the beachfront, the oldest castle in Naples. Grab an authentic margherita pizza before strolling back to the comfort of Norwegian Epic.

If you enjoy dark history, cheesy pizza and wandering ancient city streets, then a seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise to Naples will be a memorable destination.

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dubai is an incredible city offering cruisers amazing shopping experience.

Is there a more eye-catching city than the luxurious offerings that Dubai presents? First things first - the shopping malls. Check out the Bur Dubai Souk Market and the Dubai Mall for some serious retail therapy. There are plenty of other malls to wander, but start here first. Dubai attracts those who like to live lavish and who appreciate the finer things in life - including the jaw-dropping architecture at every turn.

Bora Bora - French Polynesia

Take a cruise to the gorgeous tropics where you’ll be able to unwind and relax to the sounds of crashing waves and swaying palms. Bora Bora offers everything you might need on an island escape. Dramatic cliffs, sparkling beaches, friendly locals, yummy cocktails and that unique balmy vibe that makes you want a 3pm nap. This cruise destination is perfect for anyone wanting a heavenly beach/sun-filled holiday. Let Norwegian Jewel whisk you away to the South Pacific for 17 nights of pure bliss.

Reykjavik - Iceland

The Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik is a standout piece of architecture.

Experience magic in Iceland when your cruise arrives in the port of Reykjavik. You’ll immediately be mesmerised by the rugged contrasting landscape surrounding you from snow capped jagged mountains to the ornate Hallgrimskirkja church piercing the skyline. If you’re only here for the day, then start at Perlan Dome before soaking in the famous Lagoon only 45 minutes from the city. If you love adventure and the natural wonders of a volcanic landscape, then you’ll love visiting Reykjavik.

Hop aboard the Norwegian Star and get ready for a wild 14-night adventure around Iceland, Ireland and Norway viewing some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.

Singapore

If you’ve never been to the breath-taking island city-state of Singapore, then you’re in for a treat. You’ve probably seen numerous Instagram photos of the gorgeous hanging gardens, the Merlion on Sentosa Island and Orchard Road shopping - and those are just some of the attractions you can experience. Singapore’s filled to the brim with exciting opportunities for those visiting while on a cruise holiday.

Allow Norwegian Jade to take you on a 17-night journey to the east cruise where you’ll relish the glory of destinations like Singapore, Phuket and more.

 

It’s time to pack your bags (and camera), so you can experience some of the worlds most eye-catching destinations. Norwegian Cruise Line is a fantastic place to start with their freestyle, relaxed way of cruising and an array of destinations on offer. There’s nowhere a cruise ship can’t take you these days, so why not see the world from a slightly different point of view.

Travelling the world one cruise at a time! I'm a massive foodie so onboard a cruise you'll most likely find me scoffing food at the buffet or trying all the cocktails onboard. My dream cruise destination would definitely be through Alaska, the wildlife and scenery would be so epic

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