While environmentalists long overlooked the concept of a cruise focused on flora and fauna as an oxymoron of green-minded travel, thanks to the eco-sensibility of a new generation of travel enthusiasts it is now possible to book an ocean or river cruise that has an eco-tourism slant.
What makes a good wildlife-focused cruise vacation?
Look for an itinerary that incorporates nature conservation, education, and/or appreciation via special programs of activities, including shore excursions.
Choose to book with companies that are transparent and give details of how they are working to protect the environments they explore in the literature on their website and in their brochures.
Looking for a luxury cruise with a focus on wildlife? Here are 5 of my favourites:
Explore one of France’s picturesque waterways
Cruise the majestic Rhine River to Strasbourg, past the fabled Lorelei and Cologne to Amsterdam or visit the world-famous