The Best Places To Cruise In 2017

The top destinations you can cruise to this year.
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With all of the many options for cruising across Europe this year, from Norwegian Fjords to Greek Isles, Venice stands out for renewed interest in this already popular, romantic city. Why? Because, as Lonely Planet notes, it has become a great value. A prevalence of local room rentals means staying along the canals will be more affordable in 2017, giving you the perfect opportunity to stay an extra day before or after your cruise.

While you’re with us, enjoy a classic Venetian gondola ride, cruising the canals at sunset with an accompanying serenade, or get a taste of royalty along the Grand Canal. You can explore the 17th century renaissance palace Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, the former quarters of European nobles that boasts detailed baroque architecture, before visiting the Casino di Venezia (Venice Gambling House), the oldest gambling establishment in the world.

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.