Some­times cruis­ing is a good way to see the best of a coun­try quickly, as th­ese five stops prove...

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Masterclass / Instant Expert -

1New Zealand

From the limpid wa­ters of the Bay of Is­lands in the north to the Fjord­lands of the south, New Zealand has lots of wild pit stops, plus great har­bour­side cities to ex­plore, from Dunedin and Welling­ton to Auck­land.

2 Moroc­coMany his­toric stops line Morocco’s fer­tile coast, from the artsy ar­chi­tec­ture of Tang­ier to colo­nial Casablanca and the spice-scented av­enues of laid­back Es­saouira. A cul­tured sail.

3 Belize

An abun­dance of ma­rine life is Belize’s main lure. Cruise trop­i­cal wa­ters fring­ing palm­cov­ered cayes and use your cruise as a jump­ing-off point (lit­er­ally) to ex­plore 300km of wild bar­rier reef. Plus, coastal hubs like Belize City are handy gate­ways to ex­plore the coun­try’s many Maya ru­ins.

4 Nor­way

The best views of Nor­way are surely from a ship. Cruise plung­ing fjords edged by snowtipped peaks; and for the truly in­trepid, hop to the po­lar bearpacked tun­dra and glaciers of the Sval­bard ar­chi­pel­ago. Nat­u­ral drama at its finest.

5 In­done­sia

In­done­sia is all is­lands, so a cruis­ing ad­ven­ture is ideal. Stop at wild Kal­i­man­tan, spy the pri­mal glory of Ko­modo’s dragons, then head in­land on Cen­tral Java to see the an­cient ru­ins of Borobudur. Bliss.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.