Choosing a cruise itinerary is a daunting task with exotic destinations vying for your attention. Cruisers, particularly first timers, can play safe by picking a destination from this list of top cruises for 2013.
The islands remain top favourites for most cruisers. The islands are the best spots for soaking up some sun, tasting local cuisine and shopping for discounted jewellery. The cruises last a week and some include a beach party at tropical islands owned by the cruise line.
European destinations are increasingly popular. The one to two week long cruises offer the advantage of traversing an entire continent. Each European destination is a unique cruising experience given the local culture, history and exploration options, not to mention cuisines and shopping experiences.
Alaska, a close contender in the popularity charts, is best experienced through a cruise. The coastline offers breath taking views and whale watching can be enjoyed while on board the ship. Alaska is a good getaway in the summer months with week-long cruises.
Bermuda is a fascinating place and cruises are generally shorter involving smaller cruise ships. The cruises are operated in the spring, summer and autumn seasons.
Hawaii is popular destination with couples, especially honeymooners. These week-long cruises offer a tranquil atmosphere by a beach front. Admire the stunning, picturesque views or sample the local cuisine and partake in the activities lined up by the resorts on the shore.
Holiday planners can check out other top destination cruises such as the Panama Canal, the Transatlantic, South Pacific, South America and Maritime Canada and New England in 2013.