The Best Places To Cruise In 2017

The top destinations you can cruise to this year.
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Stateside, there’s plenty to celebrate among our own national parks, which turned 100 years old in 2016. Some of the best are found up north in the Last Frontier, which is best viewed while sailing in a balcony stateroom, like the incredible ice structures surrounding Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Ketchikan, the gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, is a must-see for wildlife lovers. Here you can ride zip lines over Bear Creek, or try your own hand at catching the world’s largest flatfish- the Pacific halibut, on a halibut hunt. Want to make the most of the wild? We’re offering new cruisetours (inside tours of the destination before or after your cruise). Extend your stay in either Denali or Anchorage to witness the notorious American Brown Bear hunting in its natural habitat with a close and unobstructed view in the Katmai Park and Preserve.

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.