The Best Cruise Destinations in UK For A Cruise Enthusiast
How good it makes you feel when you think of a cruise trip. Imagine, you are sailing through the printine beauty of nature where land is already out of sight and enjoying the fantastic beaches with palms and blue water. Such imagination can give your mind an instant kick but the real fun is in exploring the virgin beauty of some exciting cruise destinations. If you are planning to enjoy the cruising in United Kingdom, then you have some of the world’s best cruise destinations you can ever think of.
Port in Kotor
During your trip to Montenegro, Port in Kotor can be the most spectacular destination. As soon as you enter in its gate, you will see yourself in a world filled with natural beauty, Venetian architecture and ancient history. You can enjoy the on-board view of the sunrise over the Bay of Kotor. The most striking view is that when the steep mountainsides meet the Adriatic sea and the whole view is greeted by the rising sun. If you have enough time, this small city of Kotor can give you the chance to climb the City Walls up the mountainside which can be highly adventurous.
The Bay of Kotor is one of the most beautiful places in Europe that has an eye-catching appeal that Dubrovnik will never have. It’s so beautiful that while moving through the Kotor Bay, you will easily forget about time tracking and would love to spend a whole day on the water.
You will be amazed by the completely different view of the coast where you will find fishing villages along the coastline and stone houses hiding behind mountain greenery.
You can easily get a local cheap boat to save time to see and enjoy this natural beauty from its closest and also see other things. If you have limited time and you still want to view and enjoy some specific sights, it would be good to book the tour before you arrive. However, you may get a scenic boat tour or cruise on Kotor Bay even at the last minute.
Most of the boat or cruise tours will take you through the most popular places in Kotor such as Blue Cave, Lustica Peninsula, Mamula Island, and also Our Lady of the Rocks which is a man-made island, took decades to build. If you visit Our Lady of the Rocks, you will probably hear the story behind its origin from the guide, how and why it was built and will also get to know about its historic charm. One can easily reach the island by a local boat service or there are many cruise operators at the harbor area.
Another incredible cruise destination is Scotland which has over 800 islands off the mainland of Scotland. It has scored highly as a popular cruise destination that has many amazing western European ports. These are not only ports, their world-class wildlife, fascinating ancient cultures, and boat-fresh seafood that give rise to its popularity. Its temperate climate and great beaches are another reason to have a visit to this great destination.
The Hebrides are a supreme diverse array of hundreds of islands that can subdivided into the Inner and Outer Hebrides. The Outer Hebrides include perhaps the grandest scenery of all, with sweeping sandy beaches, majestic mountains and plunging glens. Forty miles out from the main Outer Hebridean archipelago lies ultra remote St Kilda, a clench of volcanic islands which is so unique that millions of visitors come over there to have a view of it.
Edinburg which is Scotland’s greatest attraction, has many things to explore such as castles, royal crown jewels, and the Queen’s official residence and apart from that this city is the home of beautiful grounds and gardens. Once you visit this city you would want to stay there forever.
If you want to see the capital as part of your trip to Scotland, arrange a small ship cruise in remote waters during Festival time and head to Edinburgh at the end of your trip.
During your visit to Edinburg sailing through a small cruise will give a more personal touch, in which crew and passengers will sit close and quicky become friends. You may enjoy the ride on a larger ship that would have the capacity of 400 or more or you may also hire a luxury charter, all depends on your budget.
Scotland is the hub of wildlife. If you wish to see the seabirds, cute puffins, sea eagles, diving gannets, porpoise, or dolphin and whales which are hard to be seen, Scotland is the place where you can have a glimpse of all of these altogether. If you want to spot sharks then try to visit there in late summer into autumn.
If you are a lover of peace and great silence, cruising in Scotland is certainly the best choice, Flat fields and marshes stretch all around us as far as the you can see. All is quiet save for the beating wings of a marsh harrier and some black-headed gulls flying overhead, the wind whistling through the reed beds and sometimes you hear the “bhurr bhurr” sound of the motor boats moving near by.
With its fantastical cruise lines and abundant historic charm, it has outshined Barcelona and Venice which have been one of the most popular cruise destinations of the world.