The Best Places To Cruise In 2017

The top destinations you can cruise to this year.
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New Zealand

Neighbor to popular Aussie cities like Sydney and Melbourne, New Zealand cruises have everything you could want, from urban areas to a bay with more than 150 islands that earn raves for their nature and culture in many regions.

Our shore excursions from Auckland can take you through the best highlights of the metropolitan area and harbor like climbing the Auckland Harbor Bridge, or riding through the countryside on horseback or 4WD quad bike safari—whatever your speed. In the capital city of Wellington, explore the bicultural national museum Te Papa, dedicated to the island’s indigenous Iwi tribes. If you want to keep it coastal, meet a colony of fur seals on a safari, spotting wild ostriches and deer along the way.

A new year means new opportunities: to get in shape, get a promotion, but most importantly—to indulge your wanderlust by traveling. Thankfully, you have no shortage of options when it comes to planning your next vacation, since Royal Caribbean International offers cruises to destinations all over the globe.

To help you plan, we’ve predicted the top travel destinations for 2017. Some may be celebrating a major anniversary or hosting a world-renowned event; we also included emerging places that are getting noticed, as well as some perennial favorites that are worth revisiting.

Here’s a list of the spots you’ll want to hit this year, and the best things to do when you get there. Check it out for inspiration, and then find the cruise that’s perfect for you.