SNOW-capped mountains, prolific wildlife including humpback whales and gigantic glaciers are just some of the things you’ll encounter in Alaska.
Holland America Line (0843 374 2300 / hollandamerica.com) offers a seven-night Alaskan Explorer cruise on Eurodam from £1,597 (two sharing, full board).
Set sail from Seattle on June 2, stopping ports including Juneau, Ketchikan and British Columbia. Price includes return flights from London, free hotel for one night pre-cruise and transfers.
There’s a free upgrade from an inside cabin too and $300 onboard spending.
UNPACK only once on this ex Southampton cruise to the Med with Princess cruises (0344 338 8663 / princess.com).
During the 14-night cruise you’ll stop at Barcelona, where you can check out some of artist Gaudi’s architecture, before a spot of shopping in romantic Florence.
Last stop before home is Gibraltar, home to the cheeky Barbary macaque and Great Siege tunnels.
From £1,249 (two sharing, full board).
DOCKING in smaller towns offers a more intimate connection to ports of call on this 16-night cruise on Braemar (0800 0355 242 / fredolsencruises.com).
You’ll stop in culture-rich cities such as Cartagena and Lisbon, the millionaire’s playground of Monaco, as well as Sete and Barcelona.
This cruise departs from Southampton on July 6.
From £1,999 (two sharing, full board).
YOU couldn’t find a more spectacular trip in the northern hemisphere than cruising through the incredible Norwegian fjords.
Small ship line, Voyages to Antiquity (01865 302 550/ voyagestoantiquity.com) are offering guest speakers aboard their 14-night cruise through the fjords.
Ports include Geiranger, Stavanger and Bergen, before moving on to Oslo and Amsterdam and home to the UK.
From £2,795 (two sharing, full board). Price also includes speakers and shore excursions.
SIP a cocktail overlooking the caldera in Santorini’s spectacular hilltop town of Thira, explore the birthplace of the Olympic games at Olympia with its ornate temples and wander the alleyways of Corfu Town.
This seven-night cruise onboard Tui’s Marella Discovery 2 (0203 451 2682/tui.co.uk) departs Corfu on May 4.
Ports include Crete, Mykonos and Katakolon (for Olympia).
From £1,074 (two sharing), all inclusive, return flights from Gatwick.
CAPTIVATING Cuba, exotic Belize and Isla de Roatan (Honduras) are on the call list of this fascinating 14-night cruise on MSC Armonia (0800 953 4963/ cruise1st.co.uk).
From £1,499 (two sharing, full board).
Price includes return flights from London and transfers.
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