Cruising is a popular way to travel for many guests. There are many types of cruises with various destinations around the world available both on large vessels and small more intimate ships. From themed & specialty cruises, single cruises and family style cruises. River cruising has also become a very popular option as it allows for a more intimate setting. It lets you explore destinations that cannot accommodate larger ships allowing you to truly experience the culture and discover all of the hidden treasures of each location. Many of them also offer themed sailings such as: Wine, Art, Jazz, Music, and Culinary Cruises. Many guests enjoy traveling on upscale luxury cruises that have all-inclusive options. Many of them include butler services, fine dining, great wine selections and other specialty alcoholic beverages on board along with shore excursion and water sports. Some also include your airfare and hotel stay the night before departure for a truly all inclusive package. Around the world cruises of 30 days and more are offered. Some of the World Cruises visit up to 40 ports on as many as six continents. For those who want to experience the cruise vacation of a lifetime, there is a world cruise with visits to 45 ports in 25 countries over 115 days also available. Some of the popular destinations and ports of call include the islands of the Caribbean, Bahamas, Barbados, Mexican Riviera, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Canada, Mediterranean, Europe, Russia, Asia, Egypt, Galapagos, Australia, Dubai, South America, South Pacific, Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii and the transatlantic. With many exotic locations such as Africa, Thailand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cambodia/Vietnam. Many cruise lines also own private islands and beaches in some of the destinations and ports they visit such as: Labadee, Castaway Cay, Bora, Bora and Motu Moana. A typical sailing can range from 2 days to 14 days, with some cruise lines even offering more days. Some of the more well know cruise lines include Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara, Princess, Holland America, Crystal, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Avalon, Uniworld and Viking River Cruise. However there are many more available. Each of them offers its own specific itinerary that includes varying destinations and offshore excursions. Each ship also has many onboard amenities, specialty services and an excellent staff to serve the passengers. In Summary each one is unique in their own way and you may have a hard time choosing. Why not join us for one of our group cruises listed. Or let us help you find the right one for you, family or friends. As the experts in cruising, Escape & Explore Travel can help you plan an unforgettable cruise vacation to any destination onboard any of the many Cruise Lines available! We have several suppliers on site throughout the top destinations in the Mediterranean & Alaska. These relationships will ensure you receive impeccable customer service, high quality tours, and an experience second to none. Our agents have been there and experienced many of the sites and can help you plan an unforgettable vacation. Next time you are thinking about booking a Cruise, talk with one of our knowledgeable agents!