Choosing the Cruise That's Right for You

If you’ve ever said that you’re “not a cruiser” it’s time to reconsider. Whether you love adventure, want to travel with the whole family, or want to immerse yourself in new cultures, we’ve rounded up cruises for every traveler.

For the foodie:

Gone are the days of subpar food at sea and instead you can enjoy cuisine from some of the top chefs in the world. Any true foodie knows how challenging it is to get a reservation at Thomas Keller’s award winning restaurant French Laundry. But did you know that you can dine on his gourmet fare aboard Seabourn ? The Grill by Thomas Keller offers signature dishes – and you don’t have to pay an upcharge to dine there! Crystal is also taking cuisine to new levels. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is bringing his Japanese cuisine onboard at the restaurants Silk Road and The Sushi Bar. And Oceania is known for its exceptional cuisine, which comes as no surprise with famed French chef Jacques Pepin serving as their Executive Culinary Director. Open seating dining venues allow guests to dine whenever you are ready, and there is no additional charge for their six fabulous specialty restaurants.

For the adventure lover:

A cruise doesn’t mean that you’re stuck sitting around the Lido Deck. Companies like Lindblad Expeditions take travelers to some of the world’s most difficult to reach and interesting destinations. The Galapagos, the South Pacific, and Antarctica are just a few of the spots travelers get to explore alongside National Geographic scientists and photographers.

For the family trip:

Travel strengthens family bonds and creates lasting memories, so why not get the whole family – we’re talking multiple generations – together? And an easy way to do so is on a cruise. There is plenty of space to get together (or spread out) and lots to do. Holland America has great itineraries for families, including their sailings to Alaska .

For a romantic escape:

When you need to get away and spend quality time with your significant other, you don’t want to deal with hassles and stressors that are a part of everyday life. Enter a cruise. You don’t have to worry about where or what you’ll eat for each meal, being interrupted by phones ringing, or even making up your bed. And without all those distractions, you can spend time reconnecting and enjoying each other just like Haisley Smith and her husband did on Crystal and Katherine Norton and her husband did on Silversea .

For a cultural experience:

If you want to immerse yourself in new cultures, river cruising is the way to go. Intimate vessels take you right into the city centers of some of Europe’s most charming towns. Spend your days biking through vineyards in Germany or shopping in quaint markets in the Netherlands during an AmaWaterways river cruise. If you have a small group, explore France on a private barge with Belmond . And for an exotic experience, you can even explore the rivers of Southeast Asia or South America!

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