Every year more and more people discover why
cruises are the ideal vacation. A cruise ship is basically your giant buffet
of wonderful experiences, with a wide selection of cuisines and cultures,
activities in the sun and spas to pamper your every indulgence, destinations
to exotic locales and a million ways to relax. You can do it all or do
absolutely nothing—the choice is yours.
To book the perfect cruise for you and your
family, simply follow these helpful guidelines compiled by the American
Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). Some of the most travel-wise people in the
Chart Your Course! Pick the Cruise That’s Right for You
Your first choice is the most enjoyable, for it allows your mind to wander
around the globe and back again, revisiting every destination your dreams
have ever taken you to. Where in the world do you want to go and for how
The length of your trip largely depends on how
much you can afford. Cruises offer everything from one or two-night
excursions out to sea and back to journeys that take you around the world in
100 days. Three-day weekend, four-day midweek, week and two-week cruises are
the most popular.
With 70 percent of the planet covered in water,
the next question should not be where to go to but where to go to first.
Cruise ships visit more than 1,800 ports around the world, providing you
with rare glimpses into many cultures all in one eye-popping vacation.
Many first-time cruisers choose the Caribbean
or Mexican Riviera, where you pleasantly float from one island paradise to
the next. Soak up the sun, learn a water sport or discover a new flavor of
margarita-the tropics never disappoint.