If you’re looking for a non-traditional kind of cruise, there are a number of lines and travel agencies which offer everything from themed holidays to once-in-a-lifetime adventures.
These cruises and holidays will also appeal to those on a bit of a tighter budget.
- Classy Europe by river
Not your average kind of river cruise, Uniworld has launched its latest ship under its new river cruise brand, U by Uniworld. The line originally aimed bookings at the 21-45 age bracket but because of its sleek new ships and out-of-the-ordinary shore excursions, the line has dropped the age limit. Activities include wine tours, mixology classes as well as kayaking.
- 80s throwback
Love 80s cult films and music? This October, there will be an 80s themed music festival onboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. Headline acts include The Human League, Erasure’s Andy Bell as well as OMD. You can join into 80s karaoke as well as watch movies like Top Gun. It also includes a day in Bruges as well.
- Galapagos on a budget
Probably one of the most expensive places to travel to, but adventure company G Adventures offers super attractive itineraries which combine cruise, land based tours as well as flights. With this company, millennials can hike the Inca trail and then combine the route with a Galapagos cruise as well as domestic flights covered.
- Mediterranean or Caribbean cruise
If you’ll be in the northern hemisphere this summer, it’s the best time to jump onboard a ship as it’s the wave season. You’ll be able to find heaps of cruises below $100 a day – jump onboard the new MSC Meraviglia for a seven-night cruise departing Rome and calling at destinations in Italy, Malta, Spain and France from just $678.
- Environmentally friendly cruises
Peregrine Adventures recently launched 12 eco-friendly itineraries which are combined with renewable energy projects. The Adventure Cruising departures ensure that there is a ban on single-use plastics like straws, cups as well as water bottles and cruises include itineraries like the Rivers of West Africa as well as a Cape Verde trip.