From misty Alaskan forests to stirring Colombian streets, here’s inspiration for your next vacation.

10 Photos of Natural Wonders and Sights to Inspire Your Cruise

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Perfect Day at CocoCay is Royal Caribbean's first private island destination.

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For some, an unforgettable vacation means seeking out rare sights like the northern lights, and for others, it’s the secret underwater world discovered while scuba diving in The Bahamas. However you make your memories, there’s a picture-perfect Royal Caribbean vacation for you and your family.

With cruises sailing to more than 270 destinations and a variety of world-class ships to choose from, you’ll find there are more than enough itineraries that suit you—and who better to attest to that than the crew members on board? While sailing on our ships, our crew from around the world discover destinations’ vibrant cultures, natural beauty and historic pasts, from European cities to lush Caribbean islands. They capture the incredible adventures they experience along the way, and their photos so happen to be among the best forms of inspiration as you plan your next vacation.

We’ve gathered 10 of our crew members’ most stunning photos. Enjoy the world through their lens, and see just where a cruise vacation can take you.

Take adventure to new heights on Up, Up & Away when you visit Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas.

Credit: SHELDON SUNKEL, SHOPS STAFF, INSTAGRAM: @ADVENTURESCOUNDREL

Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas

When you take a ride on Up, Up & Away at our private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, you can float as high as 450 feet above the island and discover unparalleled views at the highest vantage point in The Bahamas.

 

A bird’s-eye view of El Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Credit: VOLNEI MORAES, DJ, INSTAGRAM: @UMDJPELOMUNDO

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Elegant and romantic, the capital of Puerto Rico is home to beautiful waves, historic architecture, like Palacio Rojo, and incredible views.

 

A whale breaches near Juneau, Alaska.

Credit: STEPHEN BURKE, MUSICIAN, INSTAGRAM: @STEPHENBURKEPHOTOGRAPHY

Juneau, Alaska

During the summer months, hundreds of humpback whales make their yearly migration to Alaska’s waters to feed, which can make for quite a breathtaking show.

 

The beaches in Castries, St. Lucia are as dreamy as they seem.

Credit: CASSANDRA ARAGON, CRUISE DIRECTOR STAFF, INSTAGRAM: @CASSARAGON

Castries, St. Lucia

St. Lucia is known for the Pitons mountains, majestic rainforests and rich cultural heritage, making it an utterly unique destination in the Caribbean.

 

The beautiful sunsets over Basseterre, St. Kitts are unparalleled.

Credit: SAMMIE DENHAM, DANCER, INSTAGRAM: @SAMMIEDENHAM

Basseterre, St. Kitts

A jewel of the West Indies, St. Kitts has a wide variety of restaurants and shops, pristine beaches, mountain heights, and Caribbean sunshine.

 

A narrow alley in Cartagena, Colombia painted and decorated with umbrellas.

Credit: SYDNEY BROWN, AQUATHEATER ACROBAT, INSTAGRAM: @SYDNEYBROWN_XO

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia is a lively fishing village with preserved cobbled streets, such as Calle Angosto, known for its canopy of umbrellas, and historic buildings.

 

Santorini, Greece offers culture, history and beauty.

Credit: EDMAR PINEDA, YOUTH STAFF, INSTAGRAM: @EDPINEDA_

Santorini, Greece

The white-washed buildings of Santorini are a splendid sight against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

The wild, green expanse of Tongass National Forest in Alaska is home to a variety of wildlife and wonders.

Credit: STEPHEN BURKE, MUSICIAN, INSTAGRAM: @STEPHENBURKEPHOTOGRAPHY

Tongass National Forest, Alaska

The seemingly endless Tongass National Forest, home to more than 30 communities—including Juneau, Alaska—is the largest national forest in the United States and surrounds the iconic Inside Passage.

 

The beauty of Geirangerfjord, Norway is in the town’s architecture.

Credit: CARLOS CRISPIN, YOUTH STAFF, INSTAGRAM: @I.AM.ALE.JANDRO

Geirangerfjord, Norway

The iconic Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s most beloved jewels, carved by glaciers and crowned by snowy mountains.

 

Northern lights illuminate the sky above Juneau, Alaska.

Credit: STEPHEN BURKE, MUSICIAN, INSTAGRAM: @STEPHENBURKEPHOTOGRAPHY

Juneau, Alaska

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, most often observed between August and April. They must be seen to be believed.

Ready to create memories for your own photo album? Check out the latest cruises to these idyllic destinations here.