Everyone knows what a bucket list is, but not everyone has a plan to really start ticking off the items. On a luxury cruise you could see a new destination every day – and come back proudly sporting a vast swathe of ticks through your must-do adventure list. Not to mention some incredible once-in-a-lifetime experiences that could really turn up the colour and the adventure on life once you get home.
So, how about we take a look at a typical seven-day luxury cruise, and see what kind of bucket list adventures you could be getting up to every day? Our example luxury cruise is a 7-day sailing from Venice to Civitavecchia, giving you some rich pickings in terms of bucket list adventures:
Think of Venice and you’re bound to think of just one thing – taking a romantic gondola ride down the city’s famous Grand Canal. How about having our Cruise Concierge tailor your cruise to include a pre-cruise luxury hotel stay before you set sail, to give you (and your bucket list) plenty of time to enjoy this famously romantic city?
Split & Dubrovnik
Love Game of Thrones? The historic (and stunningly beautiful) cities of Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia have been the long-standing film locations for the royal capital King’s Landing. Wander the famous fortified walls of Dubrovnik and you’ll be following in the footsteps of the Gold Cloaks, Tyrion Lannister and King Joffrey, as they looked out over the water during the iconic Battle of Blackwater Bay.
History has given us two famous Homers, and in this case we’re not talking about the drooling one. Famously known as Homer’s “beautiful and rich land”, Corfu is the definitive Greek island destination – cloudless blue skies, stunning white beaches and waters so blue you might have to pinch yourself. Have your bucket list handy – the Temple of Artemis is a striking Ancient Greek ruin.
The pretty town of Taormina on Sicily has been a popular tourist destination for over a hundred years. Sights include the town’s remarkable ancient theatre and the magnificent Mount Etna – but the big bucket list experience here has to be watching the sun set over this ancient landscape that has already enchanted the likes of Oscar Wilde and Francis Ford Coppola.
Bustling Sorrento is another world entirely, and perfect bucket list territory. Beyond the scenic coastline and welcoming modern sprawl you’re also close to perhaps the world’s most famous volcano, Mount Vesuvius, and the legendary ill-fated towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum where ancient life has been preserved amongst the mud and ash.
The port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome, one of the world’s most historic cities and an absolute theme park of bucket list experiences. Visit the Vatican and the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica; see the awe-inspiring ruins of the Forum and the Colosseum; share a quiet moment at the beautiful Trevi Fountain and – while you’re here – enjoy some of the finest shopping and dining experiences that Europe has to offer. You could even get your Cruise Concierge to add a luxury hotel stay after your cruise, giving you a couple of nights for the ultimate continental city break.
A luxury cruise is the perfect way to tick off a big stretch of your bucket list on a single holiday. Why not call our Cruise Concierge team now on 0808 202 6105, and ask about our huge choice of bucket list cruises all around the world?