Whether you fly cruise or cruise from the UK, there are thousands of destinations just waiting to be explored and the great advantage of taking a cruise to these fantastic places is that you unpack just once. Your floating hotel will take you from city to city, island to island or completely off the beaten track to explore the wonders of the world.
A river cruise offers a completely different experience as it's very much all about the destination. You'll enjoy a constant change of scenery, often passing through more than one country. The ships sail some of the most famous waterways in the world - from the Nile, the Zambezi and the Yangtze to the more familiar Rhine, Seine and Danube.
Whichever type of cruise you want to take, destination is one of the most important factors you must consider when making your choice.
The top four ocean cruise destinations are the Mediterranean, Northern Europe - which includes the Baltic and the Norwegian fjords - the Caribbean and the Atlantic Islands, that's the Canaries plus Madeira. Other great areas for cruising include Alaska and Antarctica, the east and west coasts of America, South America, the Middle and Far East together with Australia.
You'll enjoy a constant change of scenery on a river cruise, often passing through more than one country. The ships sail some of the most famous waterways in the world - from the Nile, the Zambezi and the Yangtze to the more familiar Rhine, Seine and Danube. There's a great choice cruise destinations around the world, each offering their own particular holiday experience.
Want to see exactly where you could travel in each region, or just looking to browse the globe for your perfect cruise? View our interactive destinations map to find the major ports in each region and to view the important information you need to know about each...