It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to plan a brand new vacation! Maybe you’ve booked something already, or maybe you’re just getting started. In either event, before you fully commit to anything, you’ve got to take a look at these hot travel destinations! We’ve spoken with some of the best travel experts around the world, and they’re telling us that these 10 places are the best places to go in 2016!
But, when you’re a traveler, the destination is only half the battle. You’ve also got to consider how you’re going to get there! That’s why we’re always huge proponents of traveling to your destination by cruise ship rather than by plane, train or other means! With that in mind, we’ve decided to pair the 10 hottest travel destinations for 2016 with the very best cruise boats that will be heading there!
Sounds like a good combination, doesn’t it? Well, it is! So, if you’re looking to book an unforgettable vacation for 2016, then read on! We’re absolutely sure that one of these destinations, combined with a trip aboard one of these stunning boats, will make for a vacation that you’ll remember for a lifetime!
1. THE DESTINATION: New Zealand
Just ask any world traveler worth his or her weight in gold; New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
2. THE SHIP: Crystal Symphony
Sailing out of Sydney, Australia, the Crystal Symphony will offer you the chance to experience everything that New Zealand has to offer.
3. THE DESTINATION: Hawaii
When most people think about paradise, they begin to conjure images of Hawaii. This isn’t a mistake.
4. THE SHIP: Pride of America
When you really want to get a feel for the islands, you’ll find that the Pride of America’s inter-island itineraries are the best.
5. THE DESTINATION: The Mexican Riviera
Encompassing world-famous destinations like Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, the Mexican Riviera is always hot, hot, hot.
6. THE SHIP: Carnival Miracle
Offering itineraries out of Los Angeles, the Carnival Miracle is without a doubt the easiest way to get there and have fun while doing so!
7. THE DESTINATION: The Mediterranean Coastline
So, you want to go to Club Med, but you also want to cruise? Then you need to see the Mediterranean coastline.
8. THE SHIP: The Viking Star
The Mediterranean coastline demands luxury, something that Viking Star will be able to provide you with in spades!
9. THE DESTINATION: Bermuda
There’s no shortage of beautiful destinations in the Caribbean, but Bermuda has long been a favorite of travelers the world over.
10. THE SHIP: Norwegian Breakaway
If you’re looking to get there in fun and style, then there’s no better option than the luxuriously appointed Norwegian Breakaway.
11. THE DESTINATION: Tahiti
Tahiti is one of those tropical destinations that sure to capture the imagination of even the most cynical traveler.
12. THE SHIP: Oceania Marina
In the months upcoming, Oceania will be offering 10- to 18-day itineraries to Tahiti aboard the MS Marina.
13. THE DESTINATION: The Caribbean
Why just see one part of the Caribbean when you can see it all? At least that’s the mindset we have!
14. THE SHIP: Seven Seas Navigator
And when you want to do that, there’s no better option – for our money – than an all-inclusive cruise aboard the Seven Seas Navigator.
15. THE DESTINATION: Alaska
It’s not all about tropical destinations! The untouched landscape of Alaska is one of the most memorable things that any traveler can experience.
16. THE SHIP: National Geographic Explorer
If you really want to get a feel for Alaska, its landscape and its wildlife, then the National Geographic Explorer is the boat for you!
17. THE DESTINATION: Transatlantic Voyage
Before cruise ships were the law of the land, the best you could do was a transatlantic voyage. Why not pay homage to the past?
18. THE SHIP: Queen Mary 2
And if you’re going to be paying homage to the past, do it in the boat that pays homage too! The Queen Mary 2 is undoubtedly the best option for transatlantic voyages.
19. THE DESTINATION: The Greek Isles
For as long as people have been vacationing, the Greek Isles have been on top of most travelers’ lists. It’s easy to see why.
20. THE SHIP: Norwegian Jade
There are plenty of options to choose from when booking a Greek Isles cruises, but we’re partial to the beautiful Norwegian Jade.