By Hanna Nislon
So, you're planning your
annual summer vacation? Or, perhaps you'd like to plan ahead for an escape
from next year's winter. Whatever the case, a retreat to warm weather,
cool ocean breezes, crystal clear blue waters and the adventure of sailing
along majestic coastlines is a must!
When cruise, sailing or vacation
is mentioned, everyone gets excited! After all, what better way to enjoy
a well deserved and luxurious getaway? Well, I assure you that cruising
on deluxe cruise ships and sailboats through exotic destinations is hard
to beat. In particular; if you're considering a grand-scale cruise line
for you're trip, there are few which can compare to Carnival
Cruise Lines or even Royal Caribbean
Cruises. One highlight in particular is that they offer sailing as
part of their additional tour opportunities.
Combining a sailing trip with
your Carnival cruise is a great way to experience the best of both worlds.
With the comfort and class of a cruise ship, you get the benefits of 5
star hotels and restaurants with all the extras, not to mention the breath
taking views you're ocean voyage. Then, make a pit stop along the coastline
for some personal space and adventure and some even offer Riverboat
Cruises which are a great combination of both. For starters, here
are some suggested sailing destinations:
Acapulco, Mexico: For
only $65.00 per person, this bay sailing trip will take you from the coastlines
of Marquez Bay onto the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Guest have
the option to swim, scuba dive, fish or just sit back, relax and work
on a summer tan! Carnival cruise also offers complimentary snacks, sparkling
wine and ice cold beer.
Catamaran Sail: For a taste of extra class; why not catamaran sailing
cruises in the Caribbean? On a 70ft yacht, guests can experience a once
in a life time chance to travel in style - from the cruise ship to the
Graziafeilce catamaran; spending 4 to 5 hours sailing, snorkeling, diving
and enjoying a complimentary beverage and lunch for only $75.00 is a vacation
dream come true!
Bermuda Sail: It doesn't get more soothing than the laidback and
relaxing Bermuda sailing tour. Just off Hamilton Harbor, guests will be
guided around the island in style. Swimming in the clear turquoise waters
of Bermuda, from right off of your sailing boat, will undoubtedly a highlight
of your cruise vacation. Carnival will even provide beverages throughout
this 3 hour sailing trip. For $69.00, who can complain?
There are many other sailing
cruise lines out there; Carnival is just one of them. You may also want
to consider sailing with Star Clippers, which has won the 2008 Travel
+ Leisure World's Best Award and the 2007 Conde Nast Traveler award for
Truth in Travel. These guys feature their unique them of combining the
sail boats and fashion of the past with the service and class of today;
making them a one-of-a-kind cruising and sailing service.
Other sailing cruises to consider
are the Virginia Island Sailing lines, The Royal Caribbean and/or SunSail.
Each of these sailing providers offers their own unique sailboat features,
destinations, times and of course, pricing. So, If you're looking to select
the best sailing experience which will suit your personal expectations,
do your research and compare those rates. I hope these suggested cruise
lines offer a head-start in the process. Remember, if you take the time
to plan ahead and ensure you'll be taken care of, you'll allow yourself
to sail care-free and truly enjoy your well-deserved sailing adventure!