To some people the perfect vision of a holiday is some thorough escapism. What better way to achieve this than cruising to some of the world’s most remote locations. From sunny idyllic islands to rough and moody seaside towns, these special cruise destinations can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to relaxation and rejuvenation. Read on for our favourite five remote locations to cruise to.

1. Faroe Islands, Kingdom of Denmark

 

 

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean above Scotland, between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands consist of an archipelago of 18 volcanic islands. Some of these have as few as nine inhabitants, but capital Torshavn has around 13,000. Cruise lines including Silversea and Saga tend to visit the area in the spring and summer months, but even them temperatures are usually between 4 and 11°C. These stunning islands are perfect for anyone wanting to bask in some rugged wildlife taking in coastal cliffs and a huge variety of birdlife – puffins in particular are populous.

2. Kiriwana, Papua New Guinea

 

 

This is one of the world’s most untouched islands, with an intact and authentic island culture that is prominent all over. With a population of around 12,000 people, Kiriwana boasts a friendly and relaxing atmosphere as well as unspoiled scenery. Think beautiful sandy beaches with luscious forest interiors, it’s a wonderful place for escaping everyday life and simply chilling out. Local markets sometimes sell tasty island food as well as handicraft souvenirs. Explore this gorgeous location with P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises.

3. Komodo Island, Indonesia

 

 

Home to more than 2,000 Komodo dragons, the island is in fact a National Park. The landscape is incredible, consisting of volcanic hilly terrain as well as white sand beaches adjacent to clear warm waters. The dragons roam freely on the island, so visitors with cruise lines like Azamara and Norwegian Cruise Line have a fabulous chance to see these amazing creatures in their natural environment. It’s also possible to go snorkelling or take a boat trip in the surrounding waters to observe some of the local marine life as well.

4. South Georgia, South Atlantic

 

 

One of the gateways to Antarctica, South Georgia is located around 1,550 miles east of the Falkland Islands, and is a British Overseas Territory. It was once the centre for the Southern Ocean whaling industry, and a common stop on many Antarctica expeditions. Today popular adventure cruise lines like Hurtigruten travel to this beautiful location, showing guests around the masses of fjords, glaciers, and varied wildlife.

5. Easter Island, Chile

 

 

The famous heads on Easter Island are a sight that many travellers and holidaymakers dream of seeing one day. The island is Chilean territory, and is more than 2,000 miles from the mainland. The population here is less than 6,000, making it a quiet and tranquil environment with an abundance of open space to explore. This destination is certainly a thought-provoking one, with the mystical and majestic heads dominating the scene. See Easter Island on a cruise with Oceania Cruises and MSC Cruises.