Imagine an island, set in a crystal blue sea. Imagine that you are the very first visitor, sailing into that island at sunset. Or, possibly you are the adventuring anthropologist, searching out lost tribes in the most exotic reaches of the ocean. Are you dancing the night away to the music of the big band on the dance floor of the grand showroom after dining at the captains table?
Or is your cruise a time for pampering spa treatments, half-mile deck walks, golf off the fan tail and a big stretch up the climbing wall. Today's cruise ships offer it all. The true, relaxing, beauty of the cruise vacation is reaching a port of departure, boarding your dream cruise and unpacking only once. Your floating home then delivers you to whatever delightful destination you select.
Most cruise dining is open seating, eating what you want, when you want. For adventures in port, the cruise lines do the research and offer the very best shore excursions. On-board activities can fill every at-sea moment, or your deck chair, engaging novel and cool drink can stretch from an afternoon nap to an evening of star-gazing. Pick a cruise, design an adventure and prepare to say, "pass the Grey Poupon" or "Dr. Livingston, I presume."