FIND SUGGESTED CRUISES, SHORE EXCURSIONS & LAND TOURS
Many culture vultures consider a cruise to points in Europe a must. The Mediterranean is a favorite. Ships embark from ports in Barcelona, Rome, Venice and Athens for visits to the big cities and quaint towns. Northern Europe cruises explore the Baltic, visiting cities in Scandinavia as well as St. Petersburg, Russia; the British Isles; or the stunningly beautiful coast of Norway.
Get a dose of British style on this island. It's an excellent destination for a summertime cruise not only because of its lovely ambiance but also because it's so easily accessible from East Coast cities such as New York, Boston, and Baltimore. Cruises include a few lazy days at sea and a few days docked at the island. From your floating hotel, you'll have easy access to pink-sand beaches, colonial sights, and shops selling British goods.
The cruising season in Alaska is from May to September when visitors can view calving glaciers and pristine wilderness areas. The 49th state also serves up Gold Rush history and native Alaskan culture, not to mention such activities as salmon fishing, dog sledding and wildlife watching that can include sightings of eagles, whales, and even bears.