What makes cruising so attractive? That is something I often have to write about, or to include in presentations.

Different persons, different reasons, and there are many. However my main reason for being a cruise addict can be shown in these twelve pictures. And you’ll understand.

The above photo shows:

Ship: OOSTERDAM, Holland America Line

Where: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Ship: HANSEATIC, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Where: Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Ship: KONG HARALD, Hurtigruten

Where: Northern Norway

Ship: NORDNORGE, Hurtigruten

Where: Seven Sisters, Geirangerfjord, Norway, as seen from the old Skageflå farm.

Ship: COSTA PACIFICA, Costa Cruises

Where? Geirangerfjord, Norway

Ship: AZAMARA JOURNEY, Azamara Club Cruises

Where: Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway

Ship: CARIBBEAN PRINCESS, Princess Cruises

Where: Flåm, Aurlandsfjord – Sognefjord, Norway

Ship: C. COLUMBUS, on the photo with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, but now with Plantours as HAMBURG.

Where: Stockholm archipelago, Sweden

Ship: EUROPA 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Where: Sark, Channel Islands

Ship: Windjammer SEA CLOUD, Sea Cloud Cruises

Where: Soufriere Bay, St Lucia, Carbbean, with a view on the Piton vulcanoes.

Ship: MARCO POLO, Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Place: Funchal, Madeira

Ship: L’AUSTRAL, Ponant

Where: Our Lady of the Rocks, Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Ship: LE LEVANT, Ponant, but now operating as CLIO for Grand Circle

Where: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Ship: any ship

Where: any sea, any ocean.


All photos © Mike Louagie (website here)