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February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 207

Thousands of people choose to head off on one of the many luxury cruises available as their annual holiday and with good reason. The choice, comfort and ease of this type of holiday really allows you to kick back and relax. This article takes a look at the main cruise destinations, to give you an idea of where in the world you can visit.

The Caribbean

Top of the list is the Caribbean, often considered as the epitome of a dream cruise. This popular destination is very much the "traditional" cruise; most people who think of cruising imagine the white sands and warm waters of the Caribbean. Choice wise, the cruises to the Caribbean split off to either cover the eastern or western islands, with the main difference being the islands you visit; both locations allow you to enjoy many opportunities for snorkelling, scuba diving, para-sailing and jet skiing.

The Mediterranean

The second most popular cruise destination; often seen as one for those who enjoy variety. Mediterranean cruises tend to be popular amongst those who enjoy experience many different countries and cultures on one trip. With all the destinations on offer in the Mediterranean, the cruises to this part of the world tend to run for longer periods of time, allowing you to get the most of places such as Rome, Barcelona, Italy, Turkey, Venice and the Greek islands. These far ranging trips really do allow for a wide range of travel experiences.

Alaska

Off to cooler climes with our third destination, Alaska. Cruises usually visit this impressive coastline between May and September to avoid the harsh winters. A cruise to Alaska is a great way to soak up some of the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors, with views of rugged mountain ranges, dense forest and spectacular coast from the deck. The area is also well known for its wildlife, with whales, bald eagles and bears being the most popular sightings. Shore excursions on an Alaskan cruise tend to be fairly active making them a great way to get some exercise and stretch the legs, dog sledding, hiking and wildlife tours all allow you to get the best out of your trip.

The Baltics

Finally we have the Baltics. Baltic cruises tend to be in a similar vein to Mediterranean cruises, in that you'll get to visit many of the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. Stops tend to include Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg; making a Baltic cruise a great way to experience some of the great history the region has to offer.

This article was written by Thom Sanders on behalf of Reader Offers. They offer fantastic Baltic cruises, as well as other great luxury cruises.

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