Out to Sea column for Dec. 31/16
By Jim and Barb Fox
(Note: All photos in this feature were taken aboard Holland America ships)
Today’s cruise vacations are more than a trip to the beach.
Think “exotic” and “amazing” as there are nearly 1,000 cruise ports and destinations around the world and that number continues to grow.
A trip to the tropics might be the first destination that comes to mind but cruise lines are continuously expanding itineraries to reach more exotic corners of the world and hidden gems.
|Cruise vacations let travelers explore scenic beaches in Hawaii. (Jim Fox photo)|
“From sunny beaches in Australia to bustling villages in Asia, cruise travel offers more diverse and unique destinations than ever before,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
|The arch of Cabo San Lucas is a distinctive rock formation at the extreme southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. (Jim Fox photo)|