Types of Cruises
Your choices are endless. Cruise ships operate over most of our planet. Wherever there is water, ShipOuts.com finds cruise vacations available. The Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, and Europe are the most popular cruise regions, and many people dream of taking a Trans-Atlantic cruise from America to Europe, or vice-versa. Most cruise ships sail in the open sea, but large rivers and protected waterways such as Alaska’s Inside Passage are also home to some outstanding cruising options. There are even more adventurous choices like a cruise to Antarctica or an Amazon River cruise. Cruise vacations can be as short as a 1 night “trip to nowhere” or as long as 3 or 4 month expeditions, with 5 and 7 night cruises being the most popular. There are even several cruise ships with condos, offering owners the ability to live aboard a ship full-time.
In addition to regular cruises which cater to everyone, another choice is a themed cruise. Some of the themes offered include sailing with a celebrity, charity and fund-raising, hobbies such as dancing, photography or chess; educational topics, historical landmarks, religious experience, alternative lifestyles, exotic wildlife explorations, music styles, oldies, and even cruise va that are centered around golf or other sports. Honeymoon, anniversary, and wedding cruises are also a terrific way to mark important family events in a very memorable way.
The size of the cruise ship will affect your experience too. Small intimate ships offer you more privacy but larger ships generally have more amenities. Both experiences are wonderful in different ways.
There is also the decision of where to go. Your beginning travel point will help you choose your destination options. Those who would like to sail from the west coast of America will find that cruises to Hawaii and trips to the South Pacific are affordable and readily available choices along with Alaska cruise vacations. For those leaving from the south or east coast of the states, Bermuda and the Caribbean are most popular cruise destinations, with cruise vacations that explore the east coast of Canada also being added each year.