Swell images! Cruise ships pictured in amazing locations around the world, from awe-inspiring fjords to tropical bays
- The Viking Sun is seen sailing around the Society Islands in French Polynesia on one of its tropical itineraries
- Poseidon Expeditions runs cruises to some of the most remote parts of the world, including the North Pole
- Many cruise operators venture to Norway so guests can see the fjords and possibly catch the Northern Lights
What kind of scenery could a cruise holiday adventure reward you with?
Well, the epic kind. As we reveal here with these stunning images of cruise ships in amazing places.
If you’re looking for a splash of sunshine, there are cruise ships that snake their way around some of the world’s most exotic islands with stop-offs along the way.
Or if it’s a bit of history and culture you’re after, then there are must-visit ports of call all over the globe, with Havana, Naples, Venice and Malta some of the highly-rated spots.
And then, for the more intrepid traveller, there are expedition cruises venturing to the likes of the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and the North Pole.
To get a taste of some of the eye-popping locations you could hit on a cruise, scroll down and let the sea-nic views wash over you…
Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas cruises down a fjord towards the village of Geiranger in western Norway. Although the boat has ten decks and can hold 2,416 guests, it’s dwarfed by the towering mountains surrounding it. Even though Geiranger is located more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) inland from the coast, it is the second largest cruise port in Norway
The MSC Splendida can be seen in between a mix of historic buildings as it docks in the Italian city of Naples. Passengers disembarking here have the opportunity to venture off and explore a number of picturesque sights including the Amalfi Coast and the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Above, Mount Vesuvius dominates the skyline. More than two million people live in the vicinity of the cone and it is the only active volcano on mainland Europe
The Viking Sun photographed as it sails around the blue waters of the Society Islands, which is the most populated archipelago of French Polynesia. The ship, built in 2017, is on the smaller end of the scale and holds just 930 guests
Poseidon Expeditions runs cruises to some of the most remote parts of the world, including the North Pole. Above, an image of an icebreaker ship used by the company as it navigates its way towards the top of the world. The ship, called the i/b 50 Years of Victory, is the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. The spoon-shaped bow enables the vessel to force its way through 8.2-feet-thick ice fields