Millions of travelers book cruise ship vacations. They are one of the most popular ways to explore new destinations. Once on-board, you are welcomed into an all-inclusive environment where you can eat and drink as much as you like, enjoy endless entertainment, be pampered, and see the world from a new perspective. Modern cruise ships are like vast floating resorts. Take a relaxing transatlantic cruise or tour the Norwegian Fjords in luxury. The choice is yours, but to help you decide, here are some of the top destinations for cruise ship passengers.

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The Norwegian Fjords

There is something very special about touring the Norwegian Fjords on a cruise ship. Most of the best views are inaccessible from anything other than a ship. The fjords are a natural wonder of the world: in the summer, water cascades down their steep sides, and in the winter, the fjords are plunged into glacial ice. The best time to visit is during the summer months, as you can spend time out on deck with a camera without succumbing to hypothermia.

Alaska

Alaska is very cold for most of the year, but if you have a hankering to see glaciers and ice sheets up close and personal, book an Alaskan cruise. You can travel from the cruise ship via helicopter to see some of the most remote areas. You can also try dogsledding! Book a summer cruise, or it will be too cold to enjoy.

Caribbean

Everyone needs to go on a Caribbean cruise at least once in his or her lifetime. There are many Caribbean islands to explore and you can visit a different one virtually every day. The only downside is that many of the islands are extremely busy when the cruise ships dock, which can spoil the trip somewhat. However, when you visit an island you love, make a note to come back another time.

Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is an exciting place to explore on a cruise ship. Visit the beautiful Greek Islands, the Italian coastline, and touch down on the French Riviera. The scenery is fantastic and if you book a summer cruise, the weather will be hot and sunny most days.

French Polynesia

Ever fancied visiting French Polynesia? If so, book a cruise to this part of the world and take a leisurely ride through some of the most scenic islands in the South Pacific. Bora Bora is a tropical paradise with beautiful white beaches, swaying palm trees, and friendly locals. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination.

Mexican Rivera

Touring Mexico on a cruise ship might not be the first thing you think of doing, but it’s an excellent way to explore the resorts of Acapulco and other west coast resorts. This part of Mexico is super lively with lots of fun nightspots and bars. You can enjoy the local sights and sounds during the day, and then return to your comfortable cruise ship cabin at bedtime.

Cruise ships are a wonderful vacation, so do some research and pick the perfect destination for your next vacation.