Best of the Best 2018 - 32
3. ARE YOU
A NIGHT OWL?
Stay up late for chic theme
parties, people watching and
* DECK PARTY
Azamara Club Cruises throws a White
Night Party on every sailing, transforming outdoor decks into glamorous dancing and dining venues.
Get in the groove at a White Night Party (above),
and the Harmony of the Seas shines bright.
The lounge on
Zambezi Queen will
have you seeing
stripes and spots.
2. DO YOU PREFER TO VENTURE
OFF THE BEATEN PATH?
Set sail to ports at the edges of civilization, and cruise rivers
deep within Land Rover country.
* FLOATING SAFARI
Game-spot from the comfort of your stateroom over four days on the
AmaWaterways low-emission, 28-passenger Zambezi Queen as you navigate
Botswana's Chobe National Park.
* PENGUINS & COWBOYS
Australis sails exclusively to and in Patagonia, navigating its two 210-passenger expedition ships to the region's little-seen gems. Beyond the Strait of
Magellan, the tragically named Useless Bay is anything but to the 100-strong
King Penguins in their resident colony; in the heart of Tierra del Fuego, visitors tuck in to a gaucho-style asado feast at a working estancia.
* ARCTIC MELODIES
Norway-based Hurtigruten takes you deeper into the country's famed fjords
on a six-day cruise celebrating local music and history, with concerts and
tours in such unorthodox venues as a World War II-era bunker near the Russian border, a mine and a former fish-oil tank.
* NEIGHBORHOOD HOPPING
While some ships can be called
floating hotels, others are more
like floating cities, and none more
so than the world's largest: Royal
Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas.
The 6,687-guest behemoth is divided
into seven distinct neighborhoods;
wander through its 28 bars, hit the
casino and check out a multitude
of musicals, ice shows and comedy clubs - or grab a bench in the
Central Park district for street-smart