Who doesn’t love the idea of unpacking ONCE and visiting multiple destinations?
Cruising offers one of the easiest ways to cover a lot of ground (or water) on a single trip:
- Mexican Riviera cruises are perfect for those who live on the West Coast. They are usually 7 nights long, beginning on a Saturday or Sunday. The Los Angeles port is easy to navigate and you can soon be whisked away to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan. For a shorter experience, 3 and 4 night cruises that visit Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico, may fit the bill for you.
- Seattle is home to one of the most popular ports for cruising to Alaska. These seasonal cruises run May-September, with July-August being high season. Who doesn’t dream of escaping the heat and heading to Alaska?
- Also sailing to Alaska, as well as Hawaii and other locations: San Francisco! Spend a day or two enjoying the City by the Bay before or after your cruise.
- In Texas, Galveston is a home port to Caribbean cruises. Houston has a major airport, as well as a smaller option (Hobby) that services Southwest Airlines.
- For my East Coast friends, Florida’s major ports, Miami and Port Canaveral, are home to some fabulous cruises – Disney Cruise line, as well as Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas (the largest cruise line to date).
- River Cruising is a different experience with many options. Take a look and see if something catches your eye: http://www.vikingrivercruises.com/myagent/heywannago/
Although there is plenty to do on the ship, port days are for exploring and shopping! Excursions may be booked through the cruiseline, or through these reputable companies: ShoreTrips ; Shore Excursions Group ; TourSales.
Activities and Excursions:
Whatever your preference, let’s explore cruising options for your next getaway!