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nathan-and-the-iceNathan Cosme discovers the joy of in-room ice on a Carnival cruise. photo by Kate Cosme.

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.

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.

Call of the Wild in Cape Horn

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

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.

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.

A Freighter Cruise Experience

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Freighter travel FAQs

Freighter travel FAQs
Many questions about freighter cruises are answered in this story.

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.

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Salvador, Brazil: Second Port of Call

Salvador, Brazil: Second Port of Call
Sony Stark writes about the second port of call on her round-the-world voyage with Semester At Sea, Salvador, Brazil.

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

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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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.

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

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.

Norway's Viking Voyage: The Hurtigruten

Norway's Viking Voyage: The Hurtigruten
Norway's coastal cruise: The Hurtigruten. Kent St. John cruises up the coast of Norway in winter.

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.

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.

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

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 ...

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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A Freighter Cruise Underway

A Freighter Cruise Underway
A freighter cruise underway

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.

A Brazilian Tall Ship Sailing Adventure

A Brazilian Tall Ship Sailing Adventure
Jessica Taryn sails from Rio de Janiero to Paraty Brazil on a tall ship

Venezuela: First Stop on Sony's World Tour

Venezuela: First Stop on Sony's World Tour
Sony Stark writes about the attractions - and the poverty - in Venezuela, the first stop on her round-the-world voyage with Semester At Sea.

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.

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 commenorate the 400th anniversary of the expedition that established the first British settlement in North America in Jamestown, Virginia.

Spanish Virgin Islands: Sailing

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

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

Tall Ships Adventures in the South Pacific

Tall Ships Adventures in the South Pacific
Tall ship sailing is the ideal synthesis of seaborne adventure, exotic exploration and timeless romance. On the Søren Larsen your active participation adds to the authenticity of the experience. There ...

 
 


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