Types of Cruises: The possibilities are endless and very much depend on the time at your disposal and your personal preferences - you need to think through the type of cruise ship you would like to travel on - a large grand ocean liner, a more traditional tall ship, or a back to basics expedition boat?

Also how long you want to spend away - If you have never been on a cruise before try out a relatively short trip first - for example a long weekend - before committing to a 3 month long round the world cruise.

And finally, where do you want to go and what do you want to see - from the lush tropical islands of the Caribbean to the dramatic glaciers of Alaska, from the pyramids and monuments of a river cruise up the Nile to a cruise through the Panama Canal.

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