The Best Places To Cruise In 2017

The top destinations you can cruise to this year.
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A relatively new addition to many vacation lists, thanks to recently loosened travel restrictions, Cuba is a place to see—and fast, before increased tourism begins to change the stuck-in-time feel of the island. Empress of the Seas makes its maiden voyage to Cuba from Miami this April, then journeys from Tampa to Havana. These sailings will offer overnight stays in Havana for guests. While in the capital, our tours will take you to explore the old forts and ornate government buildings, seek out some of Ernest Hemmingway’s favorite haunts, or cruise the streets past artisans, historic hotels, and public squares in a classic 1950s American car. In the evenings, you’ll have the chance to experience the city’s diverse nightlife, from visiting the historic Tropicana Club to enjoying a performance by the Buena Vista Social Club.

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.