En español | Whatever floats your boat — fun in the sun, natural beauty, historical sites or cultural attractions — there's a ship that can get you there. On a summertime cruise, you can see everything from tropical landscapes to snow-covered mountains, even in summer.
1. The Alaska Wilds
The cruising season in Alaska is from May to September, when visitors can view calving glaciers and pristine wilderness areas. The 49th state also serves up Gold Rush history and native Alaskan culture, not to mention such activities as salmon fishing, dogsledding and wildlife watching that can include sightings of eagles, whales and even bears. You'll need a jacket: Some areas get chilly, though the temperature can hit 90 degrees in Juneau.