Does retirement leave you not knowing what to do with your time? Try going on a cruise. Now that the nest is empty and the alarm isn’t going off for you to go scrambling out the door to work, taking a trip is a great way to keep things exciting after retirement and break up the monotony of things each day. Below are 5 of the best cruises for seniors.
If the beautiful 17 mile beach playground found on this Caribbean paradise isn’t enough to entice you for a visit, then perhaps the opportunity to see some the most stunning sea creatures will. Dolphins, pelicans, and sea turtles are just some of the animals that are native to the land. Those who are avid photographers will be spoiled for choice with the scenic views that are at this location. Cruises to this destination are suitable for singles or couples, who are seeking a peaceful atmosphere with fun things to do.
Located in the gorgeous Southeastern part of the Alaskan Panhandle lies the quaint town of Skagway, which has a population just greater than 1,000. It started to gain admiration, as it was the setting for immensely popular books such as The Call of The Wild by Jack London and The Guardian by Joe Haldeman. This destination will be a delight for any fan of the novels or for those who would like to explore the area to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Fjords. Dog sledding, trekking, and glacier exploration are just some of the local activities that one can do while visiting.
Rio de Janeiro
Known for its ideal weather year round and statue of Christ The Redeemer, Rio is one of the most traveled destinations in the world and for a good reason. Here, one may have a hard time narrowing down all of the things to do while visiting. From museums to wineries, to historic landmarks, beaches, and Mountain tours, this world class city offers something for everyone. Brazil has a rich history, and those who are interested in learning more about the culture of the area will enjoy seeing the various influences of the baroque period sprinkled across the architecture of the city.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dating all the way back to the 7th century, the origins of this exotic city still remain intact. Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam with over 10 million people and plenty of things to do. The area boasts of amazing beaches, lush greens spread around the city, and buildings with extraordinary Eastern architecture that are worth exploring. In addition, Ho Chi Minh City is an ideal destination for those who would like to learn more about Buddhism and take a tour of the temples.
A trip to the Nordic town of Svalbard offers one a glimpse into the past with the cozy town’s simple way of life. The town is found in the Norwegian Archipelago of the Arctic Ocean and allows one to witness remarkable views of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. There is also a chance to see some spectacular animals in their natural environment, such as walruses, whales, seals, and polar bears. For those who enjoy adventure, sledding, snowmobiling, and ice fishing are some of the popular activities that one can do, while visiting Svalbard.
Next time you need to shake up your retirement routine, think about booking an amazing cruise!