Cool, slick and cosmopolitan, the intriguing capital of Finland is a Cunard favorite that’s well worth discovering.
In light of the Covid-19 situation, the recommendations and activities mentioned in this article are for the purpose of possible future cruise vacations. Please always refer to local government health advisories for travel.
A passion for travel and the sea has shaped Diana and Warren Garrett’s lives. The couple who are from Victoria spent more than five decades enjoying ships and boats; from small sailing yachts and narrowboats to ferries, icebreakers, ocean liners, container ships, and, of course, cruise ships.
“We’ve visited all seven continents, every country in Europe, every country in Asia and most of the countries in the Americas, plus Polynesia, Micronesia, Madagascar and more,” says Warren, a retired lecturer. “But our experiences with Cunard stand above and beyond all of these.”
Whether on long international voyages or a shorter trip, such as a journey around Tasmania, the Garretts love to cruise with friends – including ones they’ve made on board. And the range of activities available is a big part of that appeal.
“You have a lot of freedom to do your own thing on a ship,” Diana says. “If you’re on a camper van vacation or a villa vacation with friends, you can end up spending all your time together. On a cruise, you can pick where and when to meet and do your own thing in between.”
This article was produced for Cunard by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News.
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