If you love traveling, there is currently a wide range of holiday options to choose from. A cruise vacation will certainly satisfy your wanderlust because of the beautiful attractions and vibrant activities that can be enjoyed while at it. However, with numerous top rated cruise destinations slowly becoming a cliché, there is a growing need for holiday makers to find new hidden gems. If you are in the same boat, the following is an outline of some of best, but underrated cruise destinations:
Ajaccio is a city that exudes class. With a lovely bay, it is a suitable travel destination for everyone from families and solo tourists to couples seeking a romantic getaway. Renown for being Napoleon’s birthplace, it is situated along Corsica’s coast, and is replete with sites relating to him, which range from his childhood home to museums. Some of the must see attractions in the city include the Palais Fesch – Musée des Beaux-Arts. It is an amazing museum built by Napoleon’s uncle and features one of the largest French collections of Italian art away from the Louvre. Another is Maison Bonaparte. It was in this house that Napoleon spent the first 9 years of his life. It was ransacked in 1793 by Corsican nationalists, requisitioned by British troops between 1794 and 1796, but eventually rebuilt by his mother. It later became a pilgrimage site for French revolutionaries.
The Canary Islands are a fantastic travel destination off the beaten track. Its beaches are perfect for those looking to relax, with La Caleta de Famara being among the best in Lanzarote. This hidden spot has photogenic cliff views and a graceful bohemian vibe. For surrealists, the Canary Islands also offer spectacular works of the renowned artist, Óscar Domínguez, displayed in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is his home town.
Located in the Lesser Antilles, Barbados has more than enough to captivate any adventurer, from its beautiful sandy beaches such as Accra Beach, which boasts a wonderful beach area festooned with shade trees to the bustling nightlife. Its capital, Bridgetown, is a must visit as here, you can enjoy duty free shopping at its numerous upscale boutiques and also check out attractions such as the Barbados Museum.
The above are some of the top hidden cruise destinations. As is evidenced, each destination has its own unique features. However, all are great options if you are looking to spend your holiday in beautiful, natural surroundings that are not crowded with tourists.