Cruising can give you the best of both worlds – time on the water and time to explore on land. It is one of our favorite ways to vacation since you can visit many destinations in one trip. Whether you are a first-time cruiser or cruise aficionado, there are many things to consider and ways to customize your cruise. There are almost 70 different cruise lines, but Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian are the most popular.
Cruises can be as short as 2-days but some luxury ‘around the world’ cruises can last beyond a year. The most popular choice is a 7-day cruise. An inside cabin is a great budget-friendly option but we recommend a balcony cabin to see the sights from the comfort of your own room. You can also upgrade your package to include all of your food and beverages – another great way to save money. Caribbean cruises are wildly popular, but Alaska and the Mediterranean are beautiful in completely different ways. These are all on ocean liners, but don’t forget about river cruising which is perfect for sightseeing in historic towns along the waterways.