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North America Cruises

America is a country which boasts a varied cultural heritage, with each of its fifty states exuding their own completely unique feel. From lively cosmopolitan cities, to hot sandy beaches, rolling hills to vast deserts, a rich history of prominent figures and a melting pot of wonderfully varied cuisine - America has it all.

To the northeast of the country, you’ll find the atmospheric New York City with its bustling streets, yellow taxi cabs and marvellous towering skyscrapers. Strolling down the street, it’s easy to feel like you have stepped into a movie and you may well find that you recognise many of the sights without ever having visited before. There is so much to see and do; watch a dazzling show on Broadway, visit the Empire State Building, take a boat tour past the iconic Statue of Liberty or even sample a generous slice of New York pizza.

Another popular port of call in America’s northeast is the city of Boston. A stroll along the famous Freedom Trail will take you to sixteen of the city’s must-see sights. There are some wonderful shopping opportunities to be had at the Quincy Market, as well as historical monuments, churches and picturesque parks to explore.

Head further down the east coast and you’ll reach Miami – one of the world’s busiest cruise ports. With beautiful white sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters and exotic palm trees, you’ll feel more like you’re on a tropical island than in America. There’s nothing more relaxing than indulging in a spot of people watching at South Beach while enjoying a thirst-quenching drink at one of the many pavement cafes.

On the southeast coast lies the lively city of New Orleans. On every corner you’ll find live musicians playing uplifting jazz and blues, as well as plenty of great markets offering locally produced jewellery, crafts and artwork. The food options are wonderful, with the traditional dishes taking influence from a mixture of French, Spanish, African and Caribbean flavours. Crawfish gumbo, Jambalaya and southern style Pecan Pie are just a few of the mouth-watering local specialities on offer. Over on the west coast lies the city of angels - Los Angeles - home to the stars and the famous Hollywood sign. Hike up into the hills and enjoy the stunning city views or stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see how many famous names you can spot. There are plenty of theatres, museums and art galleries across the city and these make for a great day of exploration. If you are searching for a more relaxed experience, then the beach at Santa Monica is the ideal place to enjoy a spot of sun, sea and sand.

Head further up the Californian coast and you’ll reach San Francisco. A significant landmark here is the huge Golden Gate Bridge, which makes for a top photo opportunity. Also located here is the famous island of Alcatraz. An island steeped in history, it houses the oldest working lighthouse on the West Coast and was once home to the well-known gangster Al Capone during the time he spent serving his sentence at Alcatraz prison. With something to suit every taste and so many fascinating sights to explore, America is a great country to visit on your cruise. Whether you enjoy learning about local history, soaking up the sun at the beach or hiking up into picturesque hills, America can offer every individual their ideal holiday experience.

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