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Cruising vacations are relaxing, enjoyable and sometimes one of the best ways to see a region. Parts of Alaska or Norway, for example, can only be seen by cruise ships. Here are some of our favorite Go World Travel articles on cruising. Perhaps they will inspire you to take to the seas and plan a cruise of your own. Happy cruising!

We were mesmerized by the Russian Orthodox Church of Assumption of St. Mary, as the first thing we saw when we docked in center city St, Petersburg. Photo by Carol L. Bowman

I Can See Russia From My Stateroom

Aboard the Azamara Journey, one of Royal Caribbean's small ships, a cruise stop in St. Petersburg, Russia turns into an unforgettable experience.
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World’s Top 7 Scenic Cruises

Sometimes, the best view is from the deck of a cruise ship. Here are our seven picks for the top scenic cruises
The Oosterdam in Puerto Vallarta. Photo by Pat Woods

Cruising on the Mexican Riviera with Holland America Line

A 7-day cruise on the Oosterdam visits Cabo San Lucas at the southern point of the Baja Peninsula, as well as Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta on the Mexican mainland.
Cruising on the Amazon River in Peru aboard the Delfin II. Flickr/Scott Ableman

Pink Dolphins and Jungle Adventure on an Amazon Delfin II Cruise

Sometimes it's not where we travel, but who we travel with. When a traveler journeys to Peru for a cruise on the Amazon, she finds that vacationing with the right friend makes the journey unforgettable.
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar. Photo by Sherrill Bodine

Mysterious, Magical Myanmar

When a traveler journeys through the villages of Myanmar, she finds welcoming people and unexpected enlightenment.
Cruising for beginnings. There is something for everyone on a cruise. Photo by Rich Grant

6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Cruising

A traveler's long-held conceptions about cruising are proved wrong aboard a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam.
Tahiti Cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises. Photo courtesy Paul Gauguin Cruises

Cruising French Polynesia: Window on the South Pacific

Explore Tahiti and French Polynesia on a cruise through the South Pacific on the Paul Gauguin.
The L’Impressionniste, a luxury hotel barge by European Waterways, cruises through Burgundy, France. Photo by David Powell

Cruising through Burgundy on a Luxury Hotel Barge

David Powell cruises through Burgundy on the luxury hotel barge, L’Impressionniste. Here's what he experienced in this beautiful part of France.
Danube Cruise

Cruising the Lower Danube with AmaWaterways

This AmaWaterways river cruise on the Lower Danube visits ports once behind the former Iron Curtain, including Croatia, Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria.
A view of Nuremburg. Photo by Viking Cruises

Cities of Light: Viking Cruise from Prague to Paris

This Prague to Paris Viking Cruise along the Main, Rhine and Moselle Rivers enables travelers to soak up European history.
Baltic Cruise

Baltic Cruise: White Nights by Sea

Veer off the beaten cruise path to discover the often-missed treasures of the Baltic Sea — including St. Petersburg, Russia.
Great Lakes Cruise. Victory 1 cruise ship docked at Mackinac Island Michigan. Photo by Pat Woods

Cool Off on a Great Lakes Cruise

With stops at Niagra Falls and Mackinac Island, a Great Lakes cruise is a great way to beat the heat.
A misty village along the Li River. Photo by Harvey Thomlinson

Cruise on the Li River, China’s Artistic Masterpiece

A traveler journeys along the Li River in search of the elusive ideal of Chinese landscape beauty.
Crusing with the Disney Wonder: The Disney Wonder at sea. Photo by Todd Anderson

No Kids? No Problem: Couple’s Cruise on the Disney Wonder

Disney Cruise Line isn't just for kids. From adults-only pools to nightclubs and comedy shows, here's what one couple experienced aboard the Disney Wonder.

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