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Top Ten Cruise Destinations in the World

Friday, September 24th, 2010

In today’s economy, it’s important to get the most for your money and when you choose an all inclusive cruise vacation, you’re getting the best value for your dollar.  You can sail close to home, across the Atlantic, or pick from one of the Top Ten Cruise Destinations in the World.

Caribbean
Known for its diversity of cultures, tropical climate, duty free shopping, and nearness to the U.S., it’s no wonder the Caribbean is one of the Top Ten Cruise Destinations in the World.  
Best time to cruise: December through March
Popular countries to visit: U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands

Alaska
A cruise to Alaska offers exciting opportunities for wildlife viewing, photography, and a chance to get up close and personal with nature.
Best time to cruise: July and August
Popular ports of call: Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Haines, Vancouver

Mexico
This wonderful cultural experience close to home offers beautiful beaches, Mayan history, an abundance of water sports, and delicious Mexican cuisine.
Best time to cruise: December through March
Popular ports of call: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel

Panama Canal

The leisurely cruise through the Panama Canal showcases the gorgeous natural scenery of this most important world waterway.
Best time to cruise: spring or fall
Popular countries to visit: Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica

Australia/New Zealand
A voyage down under can bring out the explorer in you with opportunities to visit the outback, the Great Barrier Reef, sip world-class wines, and revel in the nonstop natural beauty.
Best time to cruise: December to April
Popular ports of call: Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Christchurch, Wellington, Tasmania

South America
The diverse cultures and landscapes, historical cities and attractions, along with the rich history have of South America have been attracting cruise passengers for decades.
Best time to cruise: November through March
Popular ports of call: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago

Europe/Mediterranean
Cruising in Europe offers a deluge of sightseeing opportunities rich in art, history, cultures, and delicious cuisines.  
Best time to cruise: April through October
Popular countries to visit: Italy, Turkey, Greece, France, Great Britain, Scandinavia

Hawaii/South Pacific
An exotic cruise to a Polynesian destination provides a unique cultural experience, swaying palms, and vast tropical white sand beaches.
Best time to cruise: May through October
Popular island ports of call: Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea

Asia
Mysterious Asia offers visitors a glimpse into alluring cultures, distinct traditions, and natural attractions, which makes for an unforgettable cruise experience.
Best time to cruise: November to April
Popular countries to visit: Thailand, Japan, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore

Canada/New England

Enjoying the quaint scenic harbors, historical towns, and striking fall colors are the highlights of cruising to Canada/New England.  
Best time to cruise: June through October
Popular ports of call: Halifax, Boston, Portland, Saint John

A cruise offers the chance to be pampered, have fun, and to enjoy everything a cruise has to offer including exploring different ports, unlimited dining choices, entertainment, and the activities you’ll find at anyone of these Top Ten Cruise Destinations in the World.

Flickr.com Photo Credit: Mediterranean Cruise by Nitdoggx

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