With its various onboard activities and shore excursions, cruises are ideal for multi-generational groups. Its main attraction, however, is being able to visit many destinations without the need to pack and unpack your belongings.
Yet, booking the best cruise is not as simple as it seems. Not to mention that it can use information overload for first-time cruisers.
To help you have an excellent cruising experience, we have listed down the best cruise lines and destinations that you can book:
The Great Alaskan Explorer Cruise
The Great Alaskan Explorer is a 14-day cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Maasdam. It is the only ship outfitted with Zodiac inflatable boats used for exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage, fjords, rainforests, and rugged coastlines.
Included destinations are Ketchikan, Skagway, Anchorage, and Homer. The cruise allows you to witness the scenic view of Hubbard Glacier.
Also, Holland America offers glacial helicopter tours, kayak, zipline, and more.
9-day Cruise on Scandinavia, Baltic, and Russia
Relax and enjoy the amenities of Norwegian Cruise Line‘s award-winning ship – Norwegian Escape, as it sails from Copenhagen cruising through Berlin for your first port and then on to Helsinki, Finland.
The ship will also spend two days at St. Petersburg to let you explore the city’s museums, architecture, and culture before cruising on to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital. There, you can explore the medieval city of Tallinn and walk through the watchtowers, graceful spires and winding cobblestone streets.
It will take you even further to Stockholm, Sweden before a day at sea which will take you back to Copenhagen.
Italy, Croatia & Montenegro Cruise
The 9-day cruise begins after a night in Venice aboard the Celebrity Cruises’ Infinity as it sails to Split, Croatia, and to some of UNESCO’s World Heritage cities like Kotor in Montenegro and Corfu, Greece on the following days.
While at sea, relax and enjoy the ship’s pool, spa, and other amenities as you arrive in Naples where you can have an opportunity to try the local delicacies before cruising to the gateway of Rome – Civitavecchia.
The Caribbean Cruise
This 7-night journey begins in Port Canaveral, Florida aboard the Disney Fantasy. Disney Cruise Line is well known for its “family-centered” approach, offering something for everyone from young children to teens as well as adult-exclusive activities.
It will arrive at Tortola, British Virgin Islands where you can either relax on the beach or swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery.
While at sea, you can experience the unique family entertainment, exquisite dining, and legendary service that makes a Disney cruise unlike any other, ending the cruise with a day at Disney Castaway Cay for beachside activities before heading back to Port Canaveral.
The World Cruise
The 930-passenger Scandinavian-inspired cruise ship Viking Sun continuously circumnavigates the world for 245 days.
The cruise line provides a complimentary tour in every port, complimentary water, soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner. It also has the best spas at sea with a thalassotherapy pool, steam sauna, dry sauna, snow room, and hot and cold plunge pools.
Viking visits 6 continents, 53 countries, and 112 ports of call, and it is the only world cruise that sails up the Amazon river. Fares kick off at $90,000 per person for a lower deck veranda cabin and head up to $270,000 per person for the Owner’s Suite, including airfare.