Cruising is about two things. First, it’s about your experience on this ship and the amenities that ship offers. Second – and perhaps more importantly – it’s about the places that you cruise to. Often, it’ll be the experience you have at one of the cruise ship’s ports of call that will make or break your vacationing adventure.
There are, of course, the natural ports of call the virtually every cruise ship on the planet visits. Those are certainly all well and good, but maybe you’re the kind of cruiser who’s looking for something different – something that will make for a good story when you get home.
That’s why we’ve pulled this list together. It highlights a number of the lesser known islands around the world – many of which you’ve probably never heard of before – that are being visited by some of the best cruise ships in the world. There are a few that are home to native cultures that you can actually interact with, and there are a few that are about as secluded as they come!
So, if you’re looking to book a cruise vacation like no other, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s check out 9 unknown (or little known) islands that you can cruise to on your next cruise vacation!
1. New Britain Island
On New Britain Island, you can get up close and personal with an active volcano called Rabaul.
Princess Cruises is running multiple itineraries that visit this island aboard the Sea Princess this fall.
2. Mitkof Island
It’s not all about tropical climates! Mitkof Island is a little-visited island with plenty of charm that’s part of Alaska.
Alaska Dream Cruises gives you the opportunity to see what it’s all about aboard the tiny and intimate Baranof Dream!