Have you ever noticed that everyone is in search of the perfect vacation? It seems we’re all looking for the best journeys the world has to offer. Flight Network, Canada’s largest travel agency, has decided to make this quest a bit easier by surveying some the world’s top travel professionals, including Inspiration Cruises & Tours.
As a Christian cruise and tour company, we were asked to suggest and rank what we consider to be the world’s best once-in-a-lifetime journeys. The results reflect the judge’s votes in identifying “the top 50 transformative trips every traveller must experience in their lifetime.”
And the world’s top travel experiences are:
Coming in at #1 is an Expedition to Antarctica, due to the otherworldly landscape of this isolated, icy place. Rounding out the top five are: a cruise of the Galapagos Islands, traveling the Trans-Siberian Railway, trekking to Machu Picchu and—closer to home—driving the Pacific Coast Highway.
The seventh-ranked journey falls within our realm of expertise: a cruise to Alaska, which one judge described as “an intimate and mystical bucket list experience.” This journey was one of our suggestions, and we certainly agree that any experience of Alaska’s pristine wilderness results in countless spiritually resonant moments.
What some of our 2018 cruise passengers have to say about Alaska:
“Wild and wonderful!”—Denny P.
“ALASKA is the big ‘surprise-shocker’ of my trip. I didn’t realize all of the beauty I would see and how awe-inspiring it is. So vast!”—Sherri B.
“You can’t look at anything there and not see God’s hand in it… Alaska shows you God’s majesty.”—Mabel C.
“Every [port] we’ve gone to we’ve enjoyed. We’re thinking we might have to come back!”—Cecelia J.
Here at Inspiration, we don’t believe in “once-in-a-lifetime” trips. What could be better than enjoying a travel experience this fabulous…twice? If you agree, check out our upcoming Alaska cruises and begin plotting your first (or next!) exploration.
More Inspiration travel experiences ranked as world’s best:
- Sail the Greek Islands (Journey 9)
- Fjord Cruise in Norway (Journey 12)
- French Polynesia cruise (Journey 17)
- Explore Europe by Train (Journey 25)
- Cruise the Caribbean (Journey 34)
- Hike the Jordan Trail (Journey 44—another one of our submissions)
Any opportunity to get away from everyday life and explore the grandeur of God’s Creation, especially with like-minded travelers, can be a life-changing. But some adventures seem to have more lasting impact than others. How do the results of this survey strike you? We’d love to hear what destinations you can’t wait to go—or go back—to?