Some of the greatest civilizations were developed near key bodies of water, whether oceans, seas or rivers. And there is something really magical about the intersection of the land, the water and the sky.

Despite what anyone tells you, cruising can absolutely be about the destination. Find your way to amazing highlights as well as off the beaten path gems. Have local experiences. Imagine sipping wine in a beautiful vineyard, riding a bicycle through a scenic countryside, landing by helicopter on a glacier or even going on a safari. And of course, you can also find your way to rest and relaxation. You can have these experiences and more while cruising while only having to unpack once. Mega-ships, small ships, yachts, river cruises, canal barges, houseboats, expedition ships can get you to the most amazing destinations, some that you can only experience by water.