Amanda Lukoff: Taking a cruise is a great way to see multiple destinations at a reasonable price. At Away.
com, we've picked three prime cruise locations.
Caribbean cruises offer multiple options based on where you want to depart from and what type of destinations you'd like to explore. Great deals for Caribbean travel can be found as close as 60 days from when you want to sail. But know that the peak sailing dates for this location are in late December, around spring break and during the summer while school is out.
The Hawaiian Islands are on many people's bucket list, but because of cost and logistics, many only dream of visiting this getaway. Book a Hawaiian cruise out of a West Coast port and you can easily visit the four main islands, The Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu.
These cruises are typically 10 to 14 days in length, but you will experience most of what the Aloha state has to offer.
Another dream location for many is Alaska. Taking an Alaskan cruise cuts down on the amount of planning needed and gives regular travelers the ability to access this rugged, but beautiful state.
These cruise vacations are usually combined with a land tour and also range from 10 to 14 nights. The season runs from May to September, but peak sailing dates in July and August sell out eight to nine months in advance.
So next time you plan a vacation, consider a boat as your main mode of transportation.