Big ship? Small ship? Adventure expedition? Luxury yacht? River cruise?
Cruise writing is one of our specialties, and we’ve sailed on some 60+ voyages now. We’ve got you covered!
So hop aboard and embark on the following cruises. Pick up some great cruising tips and explore cool cruise ports along the way too.
Cruise travel guide
In this handy cruise guide, we include links to dozens of our cruise reviews and cruising articles – all neatly organized – to help you choose the right cruise for you.
Quick look at some of the cruises we’ve enjoyed
- Crystal Cruises
- Holland America
- Ponant Cruises
- Scenic Cruises
- Star Clippers
- UnCruise Adventures
- Viking Ocean Cruises
- Windstar Cruises
Our latest cruise posts
Hit the Pinnacle Grill for steak or savor French cuisine at Rudi’s Sel de Mer! These are just two of the specialty dining restaurants your tastebuds will love on your Holland America cruise.
Discover the joys of small ship cruising in our Windstar Star Pride review! Windstar Cruises is all about affordable luxury, and the revamped, all-suite Star Pride takes it to new levels.
Windstar Cruises has two drink packages. But the best package is their All-In Package (drinks, gratuities and WiFi). It’s worth it if you like a pool cocktail, pre-dinner drink and wine with dinner. But it’s not for you if you’ll only have one or two glasses of wine a day.
House wine and beer are free on Viking Cruises at lunch and dinner. Nice! So should you buy the upgraded drinks package for unlimited cocktails and premium wine?
Where do you want to go on your cruise?
Cruising French Polynesia is a delightful way to explore the 118-island South Pacific nation. Ships are small and usually couples-oriented.
The best Tahiti cruises are offered by Windstar Cruises and on the Paul Gauguin ship.
With its gorgeous turquoise lagoon and necklace of idyllic motus, Bora Bora, in particular, oozes romance.
And there are tons of fun things to do in Bora Bora – from shopping for pearls to snorkeling with sharks.
Maybe combine a cruise with a stay in a dreamy overwater bungalow in Bora Bora? Perfect for a honeymoon or other special occasion…
Cruise from Stockholm to Bergen on an epic Viking Homelands cruise in the Baltic. (Fabulous fjords, anyone?)
Snake charmers? Harems? Discover what it’s like to visit Morocco on a cruise.
Go wild on an Alaska UnCruise adventure cruise! (Think kayaking, hiking and SUP boarding.)
A leisurely Nile River cruise is the ultimate way to explore Egypt’s amazing temples and tombs.
Costa Rica and Panama
This Costa Rica cruise immerses you in all of nature’s awe! Bonus: Squeezing through the Panama Canal.
See the secret side of the Canaries on this Canary Island cruise.
Hike UNESCO-listed parks, explore one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and taste sweet Malmsey wine.
Types of cruises
What’s your cruising style?
Unlimited champagne and caviar? Welcome to Seabourn Cruises!
The so-called “six-star cruises” include all wine, cocktails and other drinks in their rates.
Ships are typically small. The Seabourn Odyssey, for example, carries 462 passengers.
Or go French. Ponant is a lovely French line, where the French touch is uber-classy.
Then there’s Oceania Cruises. It’s known as one of the best cruise lines for great food.
Scenic (an Australian-based company) offers some of the world’s best river cruises.
Want to discover the historic riches of Normandy on a Seine River cruise? The scenes are a kaleidoscope of castles, gardens, artist studios and museums – all explored from a Scenic “space ship” with cool sun-room balconies.
If you’re itching to go bicycling on a river cruise, check out these great cycling cruises.
Feel the wind in your hair when you sail (yes, really sail!) the Caribbean with Star Clippers. The unspoiled islands are a treat too. (Hello Iles des Saintes!)
And have you considered a chartering a yacht? Private yacht charters aren’t just for the rich and famous anymore.
Explore hidden Hawaii on this UnCruise Hawaii adventure.
Hawaii is very kid-friendly. So family cruises in Hawaii are ideal for a family cruising vacation.
Beaches, scuba diving and, oh my, Komodo dragons!
You’re sailing Indonesia on a luxurious 10-guest phinisi.
Or you could cruise Fiji on a small barefoot-and-bikini yacht. Maybe try kava, Fiji’s potent traditional beverage?
The Yasawa Islands are totally idyllic.
And there’s nothing like an African river safari on the Zambezi Queen. This boutique houseboat gets you up-close-and-personal with elephants galore.
Practical cruise tips
Check out these nifty tips to spice up your cruise. Like… Take your folding bicycle!
You want the deluxe perks associated with small ship cruising (a suite, fine dining, lovely wines). But also big ship amenities (a range of specialty restaurants, great musical theater shows).
Say hello to the ship-within-a-ship concept – or VIP cruising on a big ship.
And there are many cute and playful types of Antarctic penguins. (We particularly loved taking photos of the adorable Adelies.)
Is it crazy to spend one day in Berlin? Or not…
Old San Juan
Check out the top things to do in colorful Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Rent a bike and go bicycling around Stanley Park.
Dock in Philipsburg, and you can spend the day airplane spotting at Maho Beach, racing an America’s Cup sailboat or hanging out at Orient Beach.
Come to think of it, there are oodles of fun things to do in St. Maarten and St. Martin!
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