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7 Cruises That Everyone Should Go On

Cruise ships can take you to just about any destination in the world. From the blue waters of the Caribbean to the glaciers in Alaska, here are seven cruises on various cruise lines that everyone should take.

The Caribbean – The most popular cruise destination in the world, the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean offer everything from sun-kissed beaches to world class shopping. While the most popular itineraries sail to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, there are also more port intensive cruises to the Southern Caribbean. Whichever option you choose, a cruise to the Caribbean should be on everyone’s bucket list.  View Cruise Deals to the Caribbean

Alaska – If you love nature and the beauty of God’s creation, the 49th state offers breathtaking views as you sail by glaciers and snow capped mountains. Cruises to Alaska take place between May and September and all major cruise lines sail there. The fresh seafood is to die for and the seaplane excursions offer the most incredible views of the fjords and glaciers.

Christmas Markets – A cruise to the Christmas markets through Europe will no doubtingly put you into the Christmas spirit.  Last year I had the opportunity to take a Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg and it quickly become one of my favorite cruises I have ever taken in my life.  Each Christmas market had it’s own unique charm but each one was equally magical.  From the freshly cooked sausages to the unique handmade Christmas ornaments you could purchase, it’s a cruise that everyone should experience.

Which Christmas markets were my favorite to visit? The market at Thurn and Taxis Castle in Regensburg was like stepping back in time hundr of years as the market not only filled the courtyard of the castle, but also surrounded it. The market in Nuremberg was the largest we visited that had everything from live carolers to the famous World of Prune Men, well loved figures made of prune.  In Passau, the market outside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral had a charm of it’s own.

Transatlantic – Love sea days? Then a Transatlantic cruise is right up your alley as a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean will take at least a week.  This is the perfect cruise to really kick back and relax and enjoy sea day after sea day.

Hawaii – Let’s be honest, who in their life hasn’t dreamed of visiting Hawaii? This tropical paradise and the green volcanic cliffs offer an experience unlike any other.  Only one cruise cruise (Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America) sails year round, seven night cruises to the Hawaiian Islands. Check out 12 reasons why you should cruise to Hawaii on Pride of America.

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Mediterranean – From the Greek Isles to the French Riviera, a cruise to the Mediterranean offers an experience of its own.  Visit Rome, Barcelona, Monaco, Athens, and Venice on a cruise that every world traveler dreams of.

South Pacific – A cruise to Bora Bora, an island in the French Polynesia, has been named “the best island in the world” by U.S. News. With a dormant volcano rising above the island, the coral reef offers incredible snorkeling and scuba diving in the clear, turquoise water.  View Cruise Deals to Bora Bora

Bonus Cruise:  A cruise through the Panama Canal should also be on everyone’s bucket list.

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