As Travel Advisors, we are often asked lots of questions about ocean cruising. What is the best place to cruise? What cruise ships are the newest and best to sail on?
While it’s a tough question because ocean cruising can bring you to hundreds and hundreds of world-wide destinations – we thought we would highlight a few of the popular places to go in 2019:
The Mediterranean: From the French Riviera’s sun-kissed beaches through the Balkans, the Greek Isles, and Israel – the vast number of wonderful ports of call throughout the Mediterranean can make any vacation exciting and diverse. Barcelona, one of Europe’s most popular cities, is a popular place to spend a few days before embarking on your cruise. Venice, built on the waters of the Adriatic, is another spectacular European city to cruise to or from. Add some of the smaller ports such as Monte Carlo, Montenegro or the Italian island of Sicily – and you have a memorable cruise vacation.
Alaska: Everyone’s bucket list includes a cruise to our 49th state! The opportunity to taste fresh salmon in Ketchikan, view epic glaciers, or dogsled through Juneau can be the experience of a lifetime. Whether you want to travel to Alaska for the breathtaking views, the wildlife sightings or the culture and heritage – the Last Frontier is an amazing vacation.
Galapagos and South America: These wonderful cruises can include a visit to cities like Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – known for history, food, architecture and nightlife. Peru and Ecuador also offer fabulous visits to the ruins of Machu Picchu or a journey to the Amazon River. And – of course – the Galapagos islands give visitors a glimpse of some of the most incredible and unforgettable places in the world.
One cruise line making waves (pun intended!) is Celebrity, with a brand new ship the CELEBRITY EDGE. The cruise line is known for its modern luxury style, outstanding service and culinary excellence. The new ship takes all of this to the next level. They are hailing it as a ship designed to “leave the future behind” with unique outward facing orientations that break from the traditional ocean ship design.
But the best answer to the question we get as travel advisors is this: There is a perfect destination and a perfect ship for every traveler. Let Mann Travels make sure we match you and your budget to a fabulous vacation in 2019 – the world is waiting!