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Top Four Iconic Movie Locations to Tour by Cruise

Curious which movie locations you can visit? Let help you to find the best cruise destinations!

best cruise destinationsIf you are a movie buff at heart and also just happen to love cruising, then you will be thrilled to learn that some of the best cruise destinations are famous movie locations around the world! From romance and sci-fi to dramas and action films, production companies are also fans of breathtaking locales found across the globe. With a cruise vacation, you can not only sail in style but you can literally get off the ship and be in the same area your favorite movie was filmed.

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Wondering what movie locations you can visit? Check out our top four picks and book a cruise to famous places around the world today. Here is our best cruise destination list for movie locations:

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  1. Enter the land of Middle-earth – Are you a die-hard fan of the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit? If so, then it is time to head over to the breathtaking country of New Zealand, home to Middle-earth. Travel through the Shire by visiting Matamata on New Zealand’s North Island. Here you can take an excursion over to Hobbiton, which has become one of the most popular visitor’s attractions in the area. Imagine green, lush hilly lands and enjoy being a hobbit for a day! Ask about Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises and Regent Seven Seas, which all sail around New Zealand!
  2. River cruise to The Sound of Music – Have you always wanted to enjoy the unique travel adventure a river cruise offers? You will sail in luxury and be given full attention by staff as you travel famed rivers in Europe. One of the best cruise destinations is Austria. Choose a cruise line that docks in Linz and plan on taking an excursion over to stunning Salzburg, where The Sound of Music was filmed. There you can explore the family’s living quarters (the Leopoldskron Palace), as well as the legendary Mirabell Gardens and Fountain. Ask us about AmaWaterways, which can offer you an unforgettable trip to this famed location.
  3. Enjoy the movie magic of Hawaii – Hawaii has been well-regarded as one of Hollywood’s prized movie shoot locations. On these beautiful islands, favorites such as Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park, Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean and even a variety of Elvis Presley’s movies were filmed. Depending on which films make the top of your list, you can find an assortment of incredible Hawaiian itineraries on cruiselines including Carnival, Holland and Norwegian.
  4. Travel to Thailand – Looking for a unique cruise that will travel through some of the most majestic areas on the planet? A cruise to Thailand will offer scenery unlike any other and you will also be traveling to the locations of such famous movie sets as The Beach and Bridget Jones’s Diary. Popular spots such as Nai Yang beach, Maya Bay and Khao Yai National Park were top filming spots for these memorable films. With cruiselines such as Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn and Cunard navigating these areas, it won’t be hard to book a memorable and distinctive cruise vacation.

cruise to famous placesFor movie-lovers, getting one step closer to the actual location their favorite movie was filmed can mean the vacation of a lifetime. Other popular famous movie locations you can visit include Cambodia (Tomb Raider), Norway (Frozen) and Abu Dhabi (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), making up some of the best cruise destinations in the world!

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