Even if you’re not a maritime war nerd, there’s just something super interesting about watching those documentaries about World War 1 naval warfare, if only for the development trajectory of the technology that went into the making of the vessels. I guess it appeals to the inner-traveler, being able to marvel at the vast distances they managed to cover and the challenging environments to have to navigate. That swiftly brings into focus some top travel ideas for those travelers who have an affinity with the maritime, keeping in mind that while we are indeed going to mention some top destination ideas, it’s more about the sea journey than the actual destination.
Taking a leaf out of the television production book of secrets, especially with regards to grabbing the interest of an audience that’s interested in the topic of travel, before you embark on any sailing excursion you should perhaps start at the end to pique your interest. As if it needs any stirring up, right?
Anyway, “start at the end” in this way, by simply visiting a ship graveyard. That ought to set the mood and scene for the upcoming maritime trip you’re going to be taking, giving you that much more to appreciate about some of the technical aspects of the trip and the mode of transport. Namibia’s Skeleton Coast would be a nice option, featuring some eerie remains of vessels that have been “resting” for years. Otherwise if you find yourself in North America then Staten Island would do well, particularly if you want to see some barges and tugs that have long since had their day.
Cruise the Caribbean
Cruise ships have long since been known to be like floating hotel resorts with as much entertainment and comfort as you can afford available on board. What better destination to know you’re headed to than the beautiful, beautiful Caribbean islands though, while you’re busy enjoying yourself on board?
Sail the French Riviera
Even the most financially sensible of us wouldn’t mind experiencing how life as a billionaire would be like, which is something that’s not out of your reach if you go on a sailing excursion to the French Riviera. Dock in Monaco to enjoy a full day on dry land, having arrived on a cruise ship if you want a taste of the elite life without having to spend your entire life savings on one night in an expensive resident hotel.
Enjoy a seaside party in Croatia
As far as it goes with getting a yacht charter Croatia has some neat options on offer. This way you can actually get involved in the fun without the envy of merely admiring the maritime life playing out in the French Riviera. Enjoy a seaside party at one of the many such spots in the Adriatic Sea, or enjoy one on board the boat or ship you’ll be sailing in.
Join a research excursion to Antarctica
For some maritime fun which resembles more of a scientific theme, join a research excursion to the icy continent of Antarctica, which is undoubtedly a different take on what maritime life can be all about. You’ll have to layer-up on the clothing because it gets really, really cold and there’s roughly one ship that leaves to and from the research base every few months!