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5 top destinations for garden lovers

Discover some of the world's most remarkable horticultural hotspots with Princess Cruises

When it’s time to hang up your trowel and take a break, what could be nicer than hopping aboard a cruise ship and sailing to some of the most magnificent gardens around the world? And with Princess Cruises, the journey is just as fascinating as the final destination. Thanks to Encounters with Discovery at Sea, you can get more out of your travels with presentations and tours from local experts and naturalists – alongside a little indulgent poolside chilling, blissful spa treatments, gourmet dining and every entertainment under the sun. Who said life’s not a bed of roses?


Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival

Take an excursion to Akita in spring and you’ll be in time to witness billowing clouds of candy-floss pink at the Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s a fascinating place to soak up Japanese tradition and culture – as is the ship where you can dine at Kai Sushi or experience the deep relaxation of an Izumi Japanese Bath in the Lotus Spa.


Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo

These dramatic volcanic islands are rich with incredible plants from every corner of the globe. Discover magnificent specimens at the Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo, or worship at the shrine to orchids at the Puerto de la Cruz Botanical Gardens. For an even rarer treat, head to the ship’s dining room to sample one of the delicious ‘Crafted by Curtis’ dishes created by Michelin-star chef Curtis Stone.


Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

Step ashore and feast your eyes on some of the most dazzling autumn colours you could hope to see. Climb to the top of Cadillac Mountain in the picturesque Acadia National Park and the sight is even more stunning. Back onboard, you can enjoy more spectacular sights with the lavish nightly entertainment provided in the Princess theatres!


La Paz Waterfall Gardens

This paradise destination is always a riot of glorious colour. Take an excursion to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, or head to the majestic Pura Vida Gardens, which has more than 60,000 flowering plants on show, including gorgeous tropical orchids. Back onboard, it’s festival time, so put a bloom behind your ear and get ready to salsa the night away.


Botanical Garden at Quinta do Bom Sucesso

If a Zumba class doesn’t get your blood pumping, it’s time to go ashore. Take in the astonishing views as you ride the cable car to the pretty town of Monte and explore the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Or journey to the Botanical Garden at Quinta do Bom Sucesso where you’ll be dazzled by more than 2,000 plants including rare orchids and cacti.

The Princess Difference

Princess Cruises is different from other cruise lines. Here’s how:

Destination leaders

You can go beyond the beaten track with more than 380 destinations worldwide.

Local discoveries

Immerse yourself in the local culture, from traditional ceremonies to skills workshops.

Joyful rejuvenation

Achieve peak bliss onboard at the adult-only retreat The Sanctuary or the serene Lotus Spa.

Welcoming experience

The friendly crew will go the extra mile to help you make the most of your holiday.

Personalised service

Smart Ocean Medallion technology will allow you to easily open your stateroom door, order drinks and stay connected with the best Wi-Fi at sea.

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