Incredible Cruise Vacations to Book ASAP
There are a lot of reasons to book a cruise vacation. First and foremost, these types of trips allow you to visit multiple destinations in a short period of time; you can expect to arrive in a new locale every couple days. In addition, today’s cruise ships are full of incredible amenities—we’re talking movie theaters, fitness centers, arcades, comedy clubs, and more. In other words: no moment will go to waste.
From history-filled journeys across Europe to tropical family getaways in the Caribbean, there are a lot of itineraries to choose from. So, what cruise should you go on? We have a few favorites worth considering.
From history-filled journeys through Europe to tropical family getaways in the Caribbean and Hawaii, there are a lot of itineraries to choose from. So, what cruise should you book next? We have a few favorites worth considering.
Experience Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Icon of the Seas, with something for everyone during this seven-night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Cruise. Feel the adrenaline rush at the largest waterpark at sea, featuring the first freefall waterslide on a cruise ship. Choose from seven pools to suit your mood and enjoy tons of activities for the whole family at Surfside℠, the ultimate stay-all-day family neighborhood. You’ll never go hungry with 40 dining and drinking options. And at night, the ship comes alive with over 15 buzzing spots and live music venues. Raise the bar on your spirit-sipping and show-stopping with rocking set lists or dueling pianos at the first-of-its-kind bar in the fleet. Engage in friendly competition with your crew with darts, billiards, and retro arcade games.
At port, you’ll have the chance to explore the best of Mexico, with stops at Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel. Here, you can discover the ancient Mayan ruins, hike through the mysterious jungles, relax on private beaches, or get a relaxing massage. In Honduras, you can snorkel in the world’s second-largest barrier reef and mingle with monkeys and lizards on the Big Island. Chankanaab National Park in Cozumel is full of colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Finally, conquer the tallest waterslide in North America, grab a drink at the swim-up bar, and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in The Bahamas.
Departs: Miami, Florida
Ports of Call
- Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
- Roatan, Honduras
- Cozumel, Mexico
- CocoCay, Bahamas
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America sails to Hawaii year-round, so you can visit whenever it fits your schedule. This includes the seven-night Hawaii: Inter-island from Honolulu, Oahu adventure. While traveling from one beautiful island to another, you'll have the opportunity to discover Hawaiian culture from native ambassadors aboard the ship. Enjoy island hopping in comfort with spacious suites and balconies that provide stunning views of whale watching, the Kilauea Volcano, and the lush natural landscape. Furthermore, the Pride of America offers an authentic Hawaiian culinary experience that features local delicacies, including Pineapple Beurre Blanc with fresh seafood, papaya with Asian short ribs, and various tropical juices.
Departing and disembarking from Honolulu, you’ll explore four other Hawaiian destinations. Discover the rich history of Lahaina town, lounge on a pristine beach, or enjoy a game of golf at one of the world's most stunning courses in Maui. Take in the well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century, and showcase Hawaii's unique architecture in Hilo. Kona offers a quintessential Hawaiian experience with warm, sunny weather and crystal blue waters perfect for surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing. On Kaua`i, nature is the true star, from the majestic mountains of Kokee to the refreshing rainforests of Haena. And no visit to Hawaii is complete without experiencing a traditional luau, unique to the islands.
Departs: Oahu, Honolulu
Ports of Call
- Kahului, Maui
- Hilo, Hawaii
- Kona, Hawaii
- Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i
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Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, delivers the best of everything, including exquisite cuisine, award-winning service, superbly appointed staterooms and suites, and world-class entertainment. Experience it for yourself during the seven-day Taste of Norway and Scotland cruise that departs from The Netherlands. While on board, you’ll enjoy evenings dancing at B.B. King's Blues Club or jamming to your favorite classics at Rolling Stone Rock Room. For those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, the Crow's Nest has a variety of books, puzzles, and board games to enjoy alone or with others. The dining options are equally impressive, with both formal and casual restaurants available to fit your schedule. Relax and rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon® during a day at sea with premium facial treatments and therapeutic spa rituals. Plus, kids and teens will be endlessly entertained at the Kids Club, offering a range of fun events and activities.
On your first and last day, you’ll have time to explore Rotterdam's history through museums and architecture and enjoy shopping and dining at the unique Markthal building. Norway’s Eidfjord is home to picturesque scenery and attractions, while Haugesund boasts rugged landscapes and cultural celebrations. Kids will particularly adore dressing up as Vikings, while the adventurous can hike to Langfoss waterfall. The remote area of the Shetland Islands offers outdoor activities and local wildlife. Finally, you’ll visit the historic port town of Invergordon, where you can learn about its rich maritime history and then take in the beautiful countryside before returning to Rotterdam.
Departs: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ports of Call
- Eidfjord, Norway
- Stavanger, Norway
- Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK
- South Queensferry, Scotland
One of Avalon Waterway’s premiere ships, the innovative Avalon Panorama boasts two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, offering unparalleled views of the breathtaking landscapes. During your seven-night Romantic Rhine (Northbound) cruise, you’ll relax in your spacious 200-square-foot suite, featuring an Open-Air Balcony and beds uniquely positioned to face the magnificent views, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the scenery. Enjoy a library, fitness center, complimentary computer use, and Wi-Fi. The Sky Deck is the perfect place to unwind with premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and a whirlpool, as well as the delightful Sky Bistro.
A legendary European river awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine, which begins in Switzerland and visits France, Germany, and Holland. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Marvel at Strasbourg's Gothic-style cathedral and stroll through charming La Petite France. Visit Heidelberg Castle and Mainz for a guided walk and the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Explore Rüdesheim's wine town and the unique Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before passing through the dramatic Rhine Gorge. The last stop in Germany is Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral. Finally, you’ll get to spend time in colorful Amsterdam as you explore the treasures of this 700-year-old city on an included canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Departs: Basel, Switzerland
Ports of Call
- Breisach, Germany
- Strasbourg, France
- Mainz, Germany
- Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz
- Cologne, Germany
- Amsterdam, Holland
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