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Every traveller dreams of enjoying his holiday with cruising. There can be no greater a means to enjoy a holiday than cruising. When cruise over the still waters of the ocean, detached from your everyday worldly Hoch Poch, you will feel a new energy in your whole body and mind. Cruising is all together a new and a different experience that you must be eager to have. These days there are so many different cruising options that allow you to choose from many. You can definitely choose your most interesting cruise destination as well as the cruise liner. I am herewith sharing a list of top cruising destinations that must be very high on your itinerary, when you plan to invest huge money on your first cruise.

The Caribbean

The Caribbean is definitely the most sought after cruise destination in this world, with cruise ships operating here all the year round. This offers you a great value for your money as you can visit multiple islands. There are various Caribbean cruises, Eastern (includes Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts), Western (includes the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Mexico) or Southern (includesAruba, Trinidad& Tobago, amongst others). Some of the cruise lines such as Castaway Cay are especially for families and half-moon Cay is for couples. Caribbean beaches offer a great range of activities such as horse riding and playing with dolphins. A Caribbean cruise is certainly a great family getaway.

Port of Departure: Most of the Caribbean cruises depart from one of the getaway ports in Florida.

Best Time: December to April being the peak season, you can opt from May to November.


Alaska is well known for its breath taking scenery, wildlife and spectacular glaciers. It is definitely one of the best places to go on a cruise. You can view some of the best fjords, glaciers and mountains along Alaska’s coastline as well as many islands, bays and inlets. The route starts from Vancouver and goes all the way up to Juneau, the quirky capital of Alaska. You can also have a splendid view of Glacier Bay national park. Some cruises also go beyond Juneau to the Gulf of Alaska. A week long cruise also includes on-land tour by coach, followed by a three exploration of the Denali National Park. 

Port of Departure: Cruises generally depart from San Francisco, Seattle or Vancouver

Best Time: Early May to Mid-September. June to August is the peak Season.

The Mediterranean

Southern Europe is a perfect combination of sun and sand. The stunning natural beauty of the region along with diversified cultures gives you enough reason to go on on a Mediterranean cruise. From Spain to Italy and Greece to Malta, the cruises cover best of Europe. Eastern Mediterranean cruises generally include Turkey and Greek Islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. The Western Mediterranean cruises include destinations such as Venice, Rome, Sicily, Monte Carlo, St. Tropez and Barcelona. The southern ones touches, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. In case you are looking out for luxury, you can head to Italian or French Rivera. There are ample entertainment options for the little ones from books, toys to video games. 

Port of Departure: These cruises will sail from many ports depending upon their routes. Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon and Venice are some of the common ports.

Best Time: April to November is the best time. May to August being the peak season.


This is an archipelago of eight islands. These were formed by underground volcanic activity. Hawaii is famous for wild natural beauty. Most cruises cover the islands of Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe. Each of these islands has something unique to offer. You will be awed by cascading waterfalls in Maui, you can enjoy hiking in Oahu and the four - wheel adventure trails in Kauai. Honolulu’s Waikiki beach and Diamond head mountain are also worth a visit. You can go surfing, soak the sun on clean sandy beaches or participate in a traditional Hawaiian party. Most cruises have provisions for children entertainment.

Port of Departure: Cruises generally start from Honolulu

Best Time: December to April. December to January being the peak season

Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand are among the best places to go on a cruise. Australia specific cruises generally cover Queensland, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and sometimes Tasmania. You can enjoy miles of clean sunny and sandy beaches. TheGreat Barrier Reef is one of the top attractions. In New Zealand, the cruises mostly cover North Island and the South Island. The North Island has rare black sand beaches and has also the world’s yacht racing capital Auckland. South Island has glaciers and mountains. Combine your cruise with a land tourto see around a lot of natural beauty, UNESCO heritage sites, Local Wineries, national parks and much more. The MAORI culture in New Zealand is worth visiting; also you can’t miss out the extensive and gorgeous vistas portrayed in the lord of rings. 

Port of Departure: Most of the cruises depart from Sydney or Auckland.

Best Time: November to April. December to March being the peak season.

So book your cruise today, in case you want to be a part of that wonderful journey, which you may never ever forget in your whole lifespan.

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