|Been on Caribbean Cruise - What Next|
Cruising Life Cycle
Is Cruising Right for You
There is no right or wrong answer to the question "What Next?". However, as vacation time starts to accrue, most cruisers set their sights on longer trips. Many cruise destinations exist which can be visited in a week’s time. Once again, the Caribbean makes up the majority of those itineraries, however you’ll now be able to explore different ports of call. But, that isn’t the only possibility.
One of our favorite destinations beyond the Caribbean is Alaska. Despite living in the cold mid-west, I convinced my husband to travel to Alaska on a cruise many years ago. It wasn’t hard once I showed him some of the scenery that we’d visit.
While we suggest extending your time pre or post-cruise in Alaska, in order to really explore the area, a 7-night Inside Passage can be the beginning of your Alaska adventure. These are often trips of a life-time, especially if you can include a cruise-tour. READ MORE
Cruise to exquisite pink sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and warm sunshine of Bermuda. Your ship will sail from New York or Boston to this island country. Base of operations for your exploration will typically be Kings Wharf. It is easy to explore Bermuda via public transportation including ferry boat. READ MORE
After two or three days in Bermuda your ship will set sail for return to the embarkation port. This is another great cruise itinerary for cruise rookies, since you get the onboard experience with limited time actually at sea. So, if you have any concerns about sailing, this cruise might be for you.
Experience what cruising is really about as you encounter the vast, enchanting lands of Europe. From the fjords of Norway to the waterways of Venice to the ruins of the Mediterranean, explore the richness and beauty of Europe in a totally new way. READ MORE
When you are ready for a longer cruise, set sail for the adventure of a lifetime & see where history was made. Most first-time European cruisers start out with a Mediterranean cruise. These usually set sail from historic ports like Rome, Italy or Barcelona, Spain. Airfare will most likely be your largest expense of the cruise, so we recommend booking a 10 or 12 night voyage instead of a 7 night. It’s also a good idea to spend one or more days in your embarkation port prior to the cruise. This maximizes the value and also helps get you used to the timezone change.