Take 10 Tuesday: Best Cruise Voyages

If you’ve decided to take a cruise and you’re feeling overwhelmed with choices, today’s post might just help you. There are so many choices when booking cruises, from ships to itineraries to embarking and activities. Today’s post does the work for you. We give you a journey and let you know when to go and who to ride in. We’ve got the 10 Best Cruise Routes for you courtesy of Frommers and many of them may be something completely new and original for you.

1. Australia and New Zealand

Cruise liner & Opera House

Top Locations: Most journeys sail between Sydney and Auckland. You should make sure to visit Christchurch and Fiordland National Park on your way.
Time to Go: October through March
Top Cruise Lines: Princess/P&O Australia is the main cruise line

2. Antarctica

Cruising among the icebergs

Top Locations: Most journeys start in South America. On their voyage there are stops at Cuverville Island to see penguins, Antarctic Sound to see icebergs, and a place known as Deception Island.
Time to Go: November through March
Top Cruise Lines: Lindblad Expeditions, Regent Seven Seas, and Holland America

3. Tahiti and the South Pacific

Fatu Hiva -- PICT3047

Top Locations: Some of the most beautiful locations in this world are on this cruise journey. Where else can you see Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora in one trip?
Time to Go: May through October
Top Cruise Lines: Paul Gauguin Cruises is the top line as you’ll see in our top cruise lines post

4. Central European Rivers


Top Locations: The Rhine River offers a chance to see Cologne, Heidelberg, and Strasbourgh.
Time to Go: March through December
Top Cruise Lines: Viking River Cruises, Avalon Waterways, AMA Waterways, and Uniworld

5. The Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska

Celebrity Infinity

Top Locations: Glacier Bay National Park is the top attraction on this cruise line. You also won’t want to miss Misty Fords National Monument with its volcanic cliffs.
Time to Go: May through September with May being your best bet
Top Cruise Lines: Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America

6. The British Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean

British Virgin Islands

Top Locations: Any location in the British Virgin Islands is perfect but Tortola is the most popular. St. Bart’s is also a must-see.
Time to Go: December through April
Top Cruise Lines: Princess, Windstar, Oceania

7. The Baltic Sea and Russia

Top Locations: Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki might be the most recognizable but Tallinn can’t be missed and make sure your itinerary includes St. Petersburg.
Time to Go: May through September though June through August are the busiest
Top Cruise Lines: Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, and Silversea

8. The Norwegian Fjords

QE2 in Norwegian Fjords

Top Locations: Stavanger has cathedrals, Flam has beauty, Alesund is an art nouveau town, and Geirangerfjord is mountainous.
Time to Go: June through August
Top Cruise Lines: Hurtigruten, Silversea, Cunard, and Costa

9. The Greek Isles

Greek lighthouse

Top Locations: Most journeys run Athens to Istanbul. Expect the best stops to be in Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes.
Time to Go: April through October; July and August are the most popular while September and October may be optimal
Top Cruise Lines: Windstar, Star Clippers, Seabourn, or Oceania

10. Southeast Asia

Diamond Princess

Top Locations: Hong Kong to Singapore with stops along the way at Ho Chi Minh City and Halong Bay in Vietnam, Angkor in Cambodia, and Phuket in Thailand.
Time to Go: October through May
Top Cruise Lines: Silversea and Seabourn

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I'm Julie, I love to travel, I'm very hyper and I like to "hype" things and from that, TravelHyper was born. I'm a Missouri native and I cover St. Louis travel ideas as well as my own travels. I also like to focus on places I want to visit and budget travel ideas by creating trip plans. There's so much world out there and I hope you'll find that it's worth seeing and that vacation doesn't have to be out of reach to you.

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