Cruise NewsBest Cruises You Can Take This Summer

Best Cruises You Can Take This Summer

While cruise lines wait for approval from the CDC to resume sailings from the U.S. this year, a number of cruise ships will be offering some pretty incredible voyages in different parts of the world.

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If you want to take a cruise this summer, here are some of the best options that you have to choose from.

Viking’s Cruises Around Iceland – Viking, rated the #1 Ocean Cruise Line in the world for the past several years, is offering week long cruises around Iceland.  These roundtrip voyages from Reykjavik visit a port on every day of the cruise allowing you to discover Iceland’s majestic shoes and coastal towns.  From waterfalls to fjords, follow in the footsteps of explorer Leif Erifsson.

Included in all cruise fares are WiFi, drinks during meals, one shore excursion in each port, all restaurants, and spa access.

Royal Caribbean’s Cruises from The Bahamas – Royal Caribbean is returning to the Bahamas and Caribbean this June when Adventure of the Seas sails from Nassau, Bahamas.  What makes these cruises so special?  They will all spend two days at the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay.

The cruise line calls stops at CocoCay The Perfect Day and you will get to spend back to back days enjoying a slice of paradise.

Celebrity Cruises’ Southern Caribbean – Celebrity Cruises will be the first cruise line to return to the Caribbean with sailings out of the popular port of St. Maarten.  The cruise line is offering two different itineraries to the Southern Caribbean on Celebrity Millennium.

Celebrity’s new ship, Celebrity Apex, will also make her debut this summer with cruises out of Athens, Greece that will visit different Greek Isles, Cyprus, and Israel.

Virgin’s Debut – Virgin Voyages will finally have their long awaited debut when their first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, sails out of the UK.  The ship will sail three and four night cruises to nowhere in August and will be the first revenue sailings for the new adults only cruise line.

Norwegian’s Cruises Out of Jamaica– Norwegian Cruise Line will offer cruises from Jamaica for the first time this summer on Norwegian Joy.  Each port stop in the Caribbean will range from 10-11 hours in length giving you ample time to visit each destination.

National Geographic’s to Alaska – For those looking for a small ship experience, Lindblad Expeditions is sailing to Alaska on their 100 passenger ships, National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture.

You will get to head deep into the wide-open spaces, into the far reaches of straits and waterways—to where bears, glaciers, eagles and whales will be guests’ only ‘companions.’

Why are these ships allowed to sail to Alaska? Because the CDC’s Conditional Sail Order only applies to vessels carrying more than 250 passengers/crew.

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Ben Souza
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