The Best Cruises to Take in 2016

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2016 is a year of new trends and old traditions, and cruise ships have been a favorite for people who want to escape to exotic places for years. Families ditch the cold winter, or take a summer excursion, on a cruise boat for a lot of different reasons. Cruises offer easy, safe, reliable travel to many different exotic and beautiful tourist destinations while also providing luxury amenities to their guests.

5. Allure of the Seas

The world’s biggest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, is truly a cruise to remember. The 2016 cruise itinerary includes such destinations as the city of Nassau in the tropical Bahamas, to the city of Charlotte Amalie in historical St. Thomas, to the gorgeous port of Philipsburg in St. Maarten. The cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The giant ship boasts seven neighborhoods and a menagerie of fun activities including zip lining, ice skating, fine dining, water shows, and even musicals!

4. Crystal Symphony

Crystal Cruises’ 2016 Crystal Symphony is one of the best cruises to take in 2016 because of its itinerary. Leaving from Miami, Florida, the luxury cruise ship takes its guests to the tropical sands of Turks & Caicos, St. Barts, St. Kitts/Basseterre in the West Indies, and Tortola/Road Town in the British Virgin Islands. The ticket fee includes all gratuities and alcohol, and the ship has eight different dining opportunities for boarders, as well as an on board golfing green with PGA instructors and a luxury spa.

3. Regal Princess

Princess Cruise Line’s newest ship, Regal Princess, takes a spot in the best cruises to take in 2016 because of its fantastic guest service and entertainment. The cruise takes guests from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Princess Cays in the sandy Bahamas, to St. Thomas in the gorgeous U.S. Virgin Islands, and finally to Philipsburg in the Netherlands Antilles. A seafood bar, interactive light and sound shows around the pool, and the line’s largest atrium are just a few of the attractions on this cruise.

2. The Westerdam

Holland America is one of the oldest cruise lines still popular today. The Westerdam is a medium sized ship that takes boarders through the tropical seas. The voyage embarks from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and travels to the sands of the Grand Turks in the famous Turks and Caicos Islands, to San Juan in vibrant Puerto Rico, to St. Thomas in the stunning U.S. Virgin Islands, to Half Moon Cay in the renowned Bahamas. The ship has an authentic B.B. King’s Blues Club, and guests can try out their moves in the family fun that is the “Dancing with the Stars at Sea” dance contest. Culinary aficionados will delight in the Culinary Arts Center found on board.

1. Carnival Dream

Finally, Carnival Cruise Lines introduces Carnival Dream, a family friendly cruise that offers guests one of the best cruises in 2016. The ship departs from New Orleans, Louisiana and heads out to spectacular Montego Bay in Jamaica, then travels to the celebrated city of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands before going over to historical and tourist friendly Cozumel, Mexico. The ship hosts a Dr. Seuss interactive area for children, as well as sweet shops, swimming pools, and movies shown nightly.

Sourced from: Fodor’s Travel

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