Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

7 1 Nicko Cruises offers excursions to destinations such as the Norwegian Fjords received a lot of positive feedback on these trips, both from guests and the media.” Another new destination for Nicko Cruises in 2021 is Cape Verde, an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. “Vasco Da Gama will offer five roundtrips from Spanish island Gran Canaria to five islands in Cape Verde between November 2021 and April 2022,” says Laukamp. “Each cruise will last for 13 days and one of the highlights will be a visit to Senegal to enable guests to enjoy a safari.” World Voyager also made a maiden call to Cape Verde this November, visiting as part of her journey to the Caribbean, where she is sailing Nicko Cruises’ firstever itineraries in the region. “World Voyager, which is a small expedition ship with a family-friendly atmosphere, offers five different routes to various destinations in the Caribbean,” says Laukamp. “Guests can look forward to plenty of sunshine, as well as the chance to immerse themselves in the Caribbean lifestyle, explore the region’s impressive natural beauty, and enjoy snorkelling trips and Zodiac tours wherever possible.” Finding destinations that offer a wide variety of shore excursion opportunities is a key priority for Nicko Cruises when developing itineraries, says Laukamp. “We want everyone to find a suitable shore excursion when they’re sailing with Nicko Cruises, whether they are looking for relaxing, sporty, culinary or cultural experiences,” he explains. “In addition to classic panoramic bus tours, we offer special experiences where guests can see animals in their natural environment, such as whale watching in the Azores, snorkelling in Barbados or taking a safari in the Bandia nature reserve in Senegal. “In addition, we enable guests to get up close and personal with the culinary delights of the destinations they’re visiting. For example, they can participate in regional tastings or a cooking class in Mexico. Meanwhile, those who like sports can enjoy the Jambalaya sailing in Grenada or come along on one of the numerous hikes in national parks.” CFIP “ We want everyone to find a suitable shore excursion when they’re sailing with Nicko Cruises”