There’s a reason why cruises are still one of the most popular vacation choices in 2019. After all, who doesn’t love to get out on the water and enjoy a bit of pampered comfort in a setting that cannot be matched anywhere else.
One surefire reason why most everyone has a great time on a
cruise is because these getaways are so customizable.
In fact, one of the world’s leading cruise liners, Princess Cruises, offers trips to more than 100 countries on all seven continents.
There are so many diverse choices. You can enjoy the tropical waters of the Caribbean, historic beauty of the Mediterranean, unmatched wonder of Alaska or so many other destinations around the world.
And location is far from the only way to make the trip fit your needs. There are also a wide range of activities, entertainment, wellness and food options to choose from, as well as cruises targeted for families, couples or specific types of group celebrations.
No matter what you desire, there is a cruise out there for you. The following examples represent just a few of the many destinations that can turn 2019 into a year you’ll never forget.
1. Caribbean Relaxation
The Caribbean is tough to beat when it comes to complete relaxation and luxury. With a lot to see and so much time in the sun, you can make anything you want of your time on the sea. Some people love getting off the boat to see the sights at the many ports of call, while others prefer to lie around the pool sipping some fruity cocktails. Whichever way you decide to go is sure to be time well spent.
2. European Vacation
One problem with traveling to Europe is picking where to go. Spain? France? Italy? Greece? How about them all! With a Mediterranean cruise, you can see Barcelona, Gibraltar, Marseille, Rome, Genoa, Florence and more. Or, if you prefer less of a southern flair, there are options to cruise through the British Isles or way up north to Norway and Iceland. Last but not least, why not try Russia and Scandinavia? With so many options, there’s no need to settle for anything less than your heart’s desire.
3. Panama Canal Experience
If Europe doesn’t offer the type of history you want, how about a modern marvel that transformed maritime travel — and the entire world — like nothing before? The Panama Canal recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, along with a significant expansion, that only adds more intrigue to any voyage that crosses through its locks. Hop aboard and venture through this legendary canal that connected two oceans and made modern shipping and commerce possible. It will only be one element of a fantastic trip — but oh boy what an experience it can be.
4. U.S. and Alaskan Cruises
While the whole wide world is certainly fascinating for Americans to see, don’t forget about your own backyard. Even distant lands have trouble competing with the simple attraction of the rocky coasts and lighthouses of Maine and Canada’s maritime provinces. Then again, these locations — or anywhere on Earth, really — have a hard time matching up to the truly awesome sights you can see on Alaskan cruises that take you northward up the Pacific coast. Neither photos nor documentaries can do it all justice. Alaska is just something you must see to believe.
A Cruise Built for You
Cruising offers a customized approach to travel that can be a fun way for the whole family to close out 2019.
Alaskan cruises can’t be matched in terms of sheer beauty, and Europe offers so much culture amid relaxation. Meantime, the Panama Canal is unique in its impact on the world, and the Caribbean is a tried-and-true location that will leave everybody happy.
But even this list is merely a small sample of everything you can try. Do your research, determine what you truly want to get out of the trip, and then don’t hesitate to book your cruise now!
Because there’s nothing worse than living with regret, and missing out on such a thrilling trip will have you kicking yourself for years to come. So, throw the excuses out the window and start figuring out how to customize your ideal cruise today.