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Get your binoculars at the ready. From whale spotting in Alaska to travelling through a rainforest in Costa Rica, adventures await you all over the world with Princess Cruises
Nothing beats the spine-tingling thrill of seeing animals up-close in the wild. Whether you want to spot an Alaskan grizzly bear as it swipes at salmon in the rapids or go snorkelling with turtles in the Caribbean, there are lots of Princess Cruises destinations that are ideal for wildlife enthusiasts. Getting off the beaten track doesn’t mean you can’t travel in style either. With Princess you can indulge in gourmet food, relax by one of the top-deck pools and even unwind with a pampering treatment or two at the spa – all while embarking on the wildlife journey of a lifetime.
Why not try one of these cruise locations and see for yourself?
Enjoy an Alaskan adventure
Home to magnificent icy fjords and grand glaciers, Alaska is epic in every sense of the word. If you keep an eye out you may spot a majestic humpback whale from the comfort of your cruise lounger or, if you’d prefer something a little more action-packed, you could take an exhilarating dog sled through this snowy wilderness with a team of huskies. You can round off your day with a spot of restful rejuvenation at the onboard Lotus Spa and prepare for your next adventure.
Voyage to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet thanks to its verdant rainforests and jungles brimming with wildlife. Indeed, the country hosts 5% of the world’s existing biodiversity and is home to 28 national parks, making it the perfect stop-off on your Panama Canal cruise. Take the opportunity to ride on the open-air tram across the Verugua Rainforest canopy where you can listen to the chirps of exotic hummingbirds and spot swinging monkeys. After a busy day of wildlife spotting, you can even tuck into a hearty meal onboard, inspired by the local area.
Marvel at the Mediterranean
With hidden coves and sun-soaked coasts, wonderfully balmy weather and brilliantly moreish cuisine, there’s nothing quite like the Mediterranean. If you’re a keen bird watcher, a journey to Gibraltar in particular is a must in spring or autumn. Here you’ll be able to see millions of exquisite birds such as honey buzzards and Egyptian vultures as they make their grand migration between Europe and Africa.
Wonder at Australia’s underwater paradise
A trip to the Great Barrier Reef should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list. Standing proudly as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the reef is often celebrated as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – and rightly so. A snorkelling and diving paradise that is brimming with reefs and atolls that are rich with coral, fish and molluscs, as well as sharks, dolphins and turtles, you can explore this amazing underwater world with a Princess Cruises excursion. Plus, with the best Wi-Fi at sea, you can easily share photographs of your adventures with friends and family once you get back onboard.
Bask in the beauty of the Caribbean
With its vibrant picture-perfect islands blessed with sugar-soft sand beaches and clear turquoise waters, the Caribbean is a dream cruise destination – especially for nature lovers. Voyage to the Cayman Islands and you could visit Stingray City, an outstanding spot of natural beauty where you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience, swimming, snorkelling or diving with these enigmatic creatures. You can even feed them and stroke their silky-smooth skin as you do it!
The Princess Difference
Princess Cruises is different from other cruise lines. Here’s how:
You can go beyond the beaten track with more than 380 destinations worldwide.
Immerse yourself in the local culture, from traditional ceremonies to learning skills.
You’ll achieve peak bliss onboard at the adult-only retreat The Sanctuary or the serene Lotus Spa.
The friendly crew will go the extra mile to help you make the most of your holiday.
Smart OceanMedallion technology will allow you to easily open your stateroom door, order drinks and stay connected with the best Wi-Fi at sea.