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Unusual Cruising Around the World--Anything but the Ordinary

There are traditional cruises, and then there are the types of cruises you'll read about in this section.  On GoNOMAD we feature unusual, different types of cruises--on research vessels in Antarctica, on small ships up the coast of Alaska, on barges in Ireland or on decrepit freighters plying the Amazon or transoceanic freighters.

If it's these different types of cruises that interest you, you've come to the right place!

Find articles about unusual cruises on GoNOMAD.

Cruising Solo, Take the Plunge!

Cruising Solo, Take the Plunge!
3 ways to make cruising solo cheaper and easier than ever before.

New England: A Cruise Up the Coast

New England: A Cruise Up the Coast
Cruising the coast in a small ship. Finding joy in familiar RI and MA islands: Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk, Block Island.

See Panama and Costa Rica Through the Canal

See Panama and Costa Rica Through the Canal
A cruise through the Panama Canal on a 72-person megayacht with Odysseys Unlimited.

Going Up the River: A Borneo River Cruise

Going Up the River: A Borneo River Cruise
A river cruise in Borneo is explored, with photos and detailed information about cruises in Borneo.

Marina Del Rey: Created Cool

Marina Del Rey: Created Cool
Marina del Rey California, created in 1965, is a perfect place to learn to sail. Or just feel rich.

What's New in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2014?

What's New in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2014?
The U.S. Virgin Islands is no longer a destination where you can only get a tan. Now, you can learn history, get a thrill, and sample delicious local food in 'America's Paradise.'

Call of the Wild in Cape Horn

Call of the Wild in Cape Horn
Cruising from Cape Horn to Antarctica on an Australis Cruise.

Cruising: Getting the Money Part Right

Cruising: Getting the Money Part Right
Budgeting for your cruise: Advice from Gary Bembridge about getting the most for every dollar on a cruise.

Be the Captain of Your Next Cruise

Be the Captain of Your Next Cruise
Le Boat, a self-drive boating vacation company, will have a new fleet of boats at the Masurian Lakes of Poland in 2014.

Nha Trang Vietnam- Day Cruise on the Green Hat

Nha Trang Vietnam- Day Cruise on the Green Hat
Nha Trang Vietnam. A cruise with Mama Hahn on her Green Hat Boat Tours.

Sailing Collectively in Africa

Sailing Collectively in Africa
Sailing in Nosy Be, Madagascar. Jean Spoljaric cruises the coast and revels in the splendor of the Indian ocean.

Maldives: By Tramp Steamer

Maldives: By Tramp Steamer
Maldives: Crossing the islands by cargo ship. Donna Richardson lives the slow life of a local cargo boat. in the Maldives.

San Diego to Vancouver--By Ship

San Diego to Vancouver--By Ship
A West Coast Cruise to Catalina Island, San Diego, San Francisco, Victoria, Vancouver

East to West along a Turkish River

East to West along a Turkish River
Meander: East to West along a Turkish River by Jeremy Seal is an essential read filled with historical and cultural facts about the symbolic river in Turkey.

By cargo ship, to the Amazon

By cargo ship, to the Amazon
By cargo ship, to the Amazon. A four day trip to Iquitos, Brazil on a cargo ship

Key Largo Houseboating

Key Largo Houseboating
Key Largo Florida: A girlfriend's houseboat getaway. Kate Cosme and friends visit Key Largo.

A guanaco mother with her calf in Patagonia

A guanaco mother with her calf in Patagonia
A guanaco mother with her calf in Patagonia

A Freighter Cruise Underway

A Freighter Cruise Underway
A freighter cruise underway

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Spanish Virgin Islands: Sailing

Spanish Virgin Islands: Sailing
Spanish Virgin Islands, sailing among the islands of Culebrita and Vieques, Puerto Rico, US

Snorkeling the Galapagos | GoNOMAD

Snorkeling the Galapagos | GoNOMAD
Galapagos, Ecuador where you can cruise the islands and come up close to some of nature's most amazing animals and reptiles

West Greenland Cruise via Iceland to West Greenland | GoNOMAD

West Greenland Cruise via Iceland to West Greenland | GoNOMAD
Cruise West Greenland: A region steeped in ancient indigenous traditions
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Religious Cruises Find a Niche Among Believers

Religious Cruises Find a Niche Among Believers
Religious cruises: a profile of many cruising options available for religious and spiritual themed cruises including Christian, Jewish and New Age

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Rounding Cape Horn: The World's Wickedest Waters

Rounding Cape Horn: The World's Wickedest Waters
Kent St. John takes a tour of Chilean Patagonia and then sails around Cape Horn aboard the Mare Australis.

Small Ship Cruising Through Alaska's Inside Passage

Small Ship Cruising Through Alaska's Inside Passage
Small ship cruising through Alaska's inside passage, visiting coastal towns viewing humpback whales.

Cruising from New Jersey: An Easy Departure for Families

Cruising from New Jersey: An Easy Departure for Families
Kate Cosme takes a cruise from New Jersey to Bermuda with her kids, avoiding the hassles of schlepping luggage through airports and passing through airport security.

Vienna, Austria: Swan Lake, Schnitzel and Strudel

Vienna, Austria: Swan Lake, Schnitzel and Strudel
Vienna, Austria:Olga Volobuyeva takes a trip to Vienna, where she enjoys the Prater Ferris Wheel, the delicious cuisine, the historic architecture, the horse-drawn carriages and -- of course -- the op ...

Cruising New Zealand's Doubtful Sound: Marvelous, Majestic, Mysterious

Cruising New Zealand's Doubtful Sound: Marvelous, Majestic, Mysterious
GoNOMAD Writer Cindy Bigras takes a cruise in marvelous, majestic, mysterious Doubtful Sound, in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park.

A Windjammer Tour of Maine's Craggy Coast

A Windjammer Tour of Maine's Craggy Coast
Isadora Dunne takes a windjammer cruise on the Coast of Maine aboard the schooner Nathaniel Bowditch.

Advice for the Last Day of Your Cruise

Advice for the Last Day of Your Cruise
GoNOMAD presents an excerpt from a new book by Aaron Mase called Beginner's Guide to Cruising.

Personalized Alaska Cruises Keep Customers Coming Back For More

Personalized Alaska Cruises Keep Customers Coming Back For More
Emily Grund writes about Captain Ben Swanson and Captain John Swanson of Alaska Yacht Charters and their up-close and personal tours of Alaska.

A Freighter Cruise Experience

A Freighter Cruise Experience
Freighter cruises: All about what it's like to take a freighter voyage.

Expedition Cruises: Going Where the Big Ships Cannot Go

Expedition Cruises: Going Where the Big Ships Cannot Go
Stephen Hartshorne writes about small, expedition cruises that take their passengers where large cruise ships cannot go -- to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Running a Marathon in the Canadian Arctic

Running a Marathon in the Canadian Arctic
Canada: Margie Goldsmith takes a cruise in the Canadian Arctic to see polar bears, musk ox, caribou, walruses and beluga whales, and to run a marathon on top of a 3,000-foot-high fjord.

Visit the North Pole Aboard a Russian Icebreaker

Visit the North Pole Aboard a Russian Icebreaker
Visit the North Pole Aboard a Russian Icebreaker with Adventure Life's North Pole Expedition on the Soviet icebreaker 50 Years of Victory.

England: A Pirate Pub Crawl Aboard a Canal Boat

England: A Pirate Pub Crawl Aboard a Canal Boat
Charlotte Baird takes us on a pub crawl with a difference -- this one is taken aboard the good ship Windemere on the canals of Warwickshire.

Cruising the Red Sea: Nose Jobs, Temples, and Ancient Egyptian Treasures

Cruising the Red Sea: Nose Jobs, Temples, and Ancient Egyptian Treasures
Nick Parkins writes about cruising on the Red Sea

The Voyage That Changed History: London to Jamestown, 1606

The Voyage That Changed History: London to Jamestown, 1606
GoNOMAD's Sony Stark visits Britain to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the expedition that established the first British settlement in North America in Jamestown, Virginia.

Sailing the Historic Northwest Passage in a Polar-Class Icebreaker

Sailing the Historic Northwest Passage in a Polar-Class Icebreaker
Arctic cruise through the Northwest passage organized by Adventure Life of Missoula, Montana, through the fable Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic.

Bareboat Charters in the Caribbean: Freedom to Explore

Bareboat Charters in the Caribbean: Freedom to Explore
Bareboat charters: Susan Fogwell and her husband charter a catamaran in the Caribbean with two other couples.
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