Adventure Cruises
A Way You CAN Get There From Here

Adventure cruises have let us a great way to get around that saying...
"There's no way to get there from here."


We've tried not to let it stop us simply because a destination is hard to get to.

There are a lot of places in the world that seem like "you can't get there from here"...

...But think about it...

...there would be even more if you didn't include adventure cruises as one possibility in your plans.


An Adventure Cruise.... Now You're Talking

A cruise... any kind of cruise isn't the first thing that pops into our minds when we're starting to decide on our next trip....

But there are just some places in the world where you really almost can't get there from here unless you take a cruise.

Other reasons we might take a cruise would be...

--to experience an historic or interesting vessel

--or to see what life is like along a river.

So if you're the type who thinks an Alaskan or Caribbean or Hawaiian cruise would be too tame for you, consider some of the places we've chosen to cruise.

Antarctica Cruise

Cruise to Antarctica for lots of penguins


Off and on through the years, you have been able to fly to Antarctica, but...

Realistically an adventure cruise to Antarctica is the only way to see this seventh continent.

And if you really want to see penguins, this cruise is for you.


Nile Cruise

Nile River Cruise

You can see Egypt by flying from Cairo to Aswan to Luxor, but to see the fabulous ruins between Aswan and Luxor and really get a feel for the Nile, you need to take a Nile River Cruise.


Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise


When we went the Chinese had completed the Three Gorges Dam drastically changing the landscape, but we had a great time with what we saw.

So we thinkg a Yangtze River Cruise is still worth taking.



Sepik River Cruise

Sepik River Cruise - Papua New Guinea

Getting from one town to the next in Papua New Guinea requires flying.

Seeing the tribal areas in the mountains involves driving on rugged dirt roads.

To visit the tribes on the Sepik River, you need to take a boat... and that's definitely an adventure.


Delta Queen River Cruise

Delta Queen River Cruise - Steamboats

The old river steamboats are part of America history. Mark wanted to take the Delta Queen because she's an original old paddle wheeler... and who can resist the sound of a calliope?


She's now retired, but there are many newly built steamboats that recall that era.



Laccadives, Sri Lanka, Goa and Bombay
Indian Cruise

Look for unusual cruises like a cruise down the coast of India. Yes, you can fly to Bombay and Goa and to Sri Lanka, but you can't get to the Laccadive Islands... truthfully, though we went there, we can't even FIND those islands anymore!  Anyone have any clues?  Leave us a comment... please!

A cruise down the coast of India really does qualify as an adventure cruise.


Amazon River Cruise

Cruising the Rio Tambopata in the Amazon Basin


OK this isn't an adventure cruise.... well, it's technically not a cruise anyway.  We did spend a day boating to our lodge.

We opted for more adventure on a tributary of the Amazon, but with the right ship or boat, we wouldn't rule out a cruise on the Amazon.



Panama Canal DRIVE?

Day trip boat in the Miraflores Locks


Wait a minute.... what about a Panama Canal Cruise?

Well, that wouldn't really be an adventure cruise. We were short on time, but wanted to see the Panama Canal... and the adventure part was hiking and birdwatching in the jungles of the Canal Zone.

You can take a day trip on the canal if you want. See the full story about our Panama Canal Drive here.


Other Cruises Past and Future

We did take a Caribbean cruise once.... years and years ago. It was a good experience. We probably would take another one sometime if it were on an historic sailing ship.

Another cruise that's on Mark's radar is a cruise on the Danube from Vienna to Bucharest and the Black Sea.

Or a barge cruise through wine country in France.

Or maybe even a cruise on the east coast of America... north in New England (Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket) or south from Charleston to Jacksonville (Beaufort, Hilton Head Is., Savannah).


Cruises Are Different Today!

I often say we're not cruise people... but look at all we've taken! It's a matter of vacation style.

You'll find a wide range of cruises available all over the world from luxury to adventure, though don't think you'll give up your creature comforts for an adventure cruise.

We know there are lots of people that wouldn't travel any other way but on a cruise. That's the beauty of travel and custom tours.... It's like wine, whatever you like is right. Read what cruise experts have to say at Cruise Vacation Guide.


You CAN Get There From Here

You can decide how and where you want to travel, and there will probably be a way you can do it.

You may have to find a roundabout route or a different mode of transportation like adventure cruises, but if you look hard enough, you can work around that old saying...

And you will find there IS a way to get there from here.

Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark

Curious about what else we've written about?  Search our site for a destination or travel tip.


Protected by Copyscape Online Copyright Infringement Tool

But... We'd love to have you share this page or comment on it…
Thanks, Judy and Mark

Go to Yangtze River Cruise   Custom Tour Planning List
return to Home Page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Did it help with your travel planning and preparation? Eager to leave on that next vacation? Please leave your tips or comments in the box below.

Ready For A New Adventure?

We escape by traveling…
But there are more ways to escape. 
Work on something you LOVE…

SBI!

Timely Tips

The Holidays are Here!

Time to remind you we have tips on
Surviving Holiday Flights

Remember, if you’re carrying gifts, it’s better not to wrap them… airport security might make you open them!

Have time for a quick trip to prepare for Christmas? We have ideas...
European Christmas Markets
German Christmas Markets
Seiffen Germany Makes Christmas Decorations
Cold Weather Packing List

How about gift Ideas...

Buy travel gear for yourself or a friend…. Shop eBags.com, the leading online retailer of luggage, handbags, backpacks, and accessories They have anything a traveler needs... moneybelts, security purses, TSA approved locks, packing cubes for organization, and more.

…Or just take the holiday time to explore more pages here... Get ideas for travel destinations and how to get there.

NOW is the time to start planning for a great trip next year.

Search

Search MouseToursTravels
Travel questions or destination info?
Find our answers faster..
.

Translate

We want you to feel comfortable out in the world and on our pages - so surf away in your own language...

Updated Tips & New Travel Stories

  1. Travel Advisories - Travel Warnings or Travel Alerts - For A Trip Safe

    Travel Advisories can be warnings or alerts. Governments issue them to warn you and keep you safe... Learn to read between the lines... what to do with each...

    Read More

  2. Foreign Toilets -- What to Expect When You Travel

    Foreign toilets may be really different than you're used to at home.... some notes about what to expect.

    Read More

  3. 2014 Travels - International Adventures and Domestic Visits

    Our 2014 travels took us on international adventures to Ecuador, Spain and Norway. Later in the year, antique airplanes and friends had us visiting cities around the U.S.

    Read More

Two Ways To Like Us!

Like Our Site Top Left
Like Our Fanpage Below
Thank You!

What Our Readers Say

"I tried Pepto-Bismol on a recent trip, and it really worked.  Now I want to read all of your travel tips."
--Joe, New York

"Thanks again for the wonderful information, especially as regards motion sickness."
-- Didi, Oregon

"I keep coming back to your web site.  I love that I can travel all over the world with you!  I recommended your site to a friend of mine who has been to many of the same places you have."
--Boyce, California