Top 4 Cruise Destinations of 2018

February 15,2018 | Curiosity

With the chaos of the holiday season now a distant memory and a new year settling in, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway. A cruise is a great way to not only explore different cities and beaches, but also to relax and unwind while on-board. Your AARP membership can get you cruise discounts on a wide variety of river and ocean cruises all over the world, but if you’re not sure where to start, consider one of these top four cruise destinations to visit in 2018.




What better way to see China than to cruise down the Yangtze River?  This river, the longest in Asia and third longest in the world, is 3,915 miles long and offers incredible scenery and diverse views, from mountains to valleys. Much of China’s population lives along the Yangtze, giving you a chance to experience and learn about a range of cultures and traditions. Top off the trip with a step back in time to visit the Great Wall of China. As an AARP member, you can receive 10% off this once in a lifetime trip when booking through Collette Travel.




Soak in the rich Italian culture of art, history, romance and world-famous pasta with a cruise through Italy. Seek the best adventure and experience that Italy has to offer on this cruise from Grand European Travel, all while saving $100 as an AARP member. Explore Rome and make a wish in the Trevi Fountain, visit the Colosseum and transport yourself to another time as you see Michelangelo’s iconic painted Sistine Chapel ceiling. Then float through the canals of Venice and experience the heart of the Renaissance in Florence. With this cruise, you don’t have to choose just one adventure!  




Alaska is the perfect destination for any nature lover or adventure seeker! With a Liberty Travel Alaskan cruise, passengers can take in beautiful scenery that you don’t see in the continental US. On the way from Seattle, pass through the Stephens Passage for the chance to be surrounded by whales. Then get out your hiking boots and explore the Medenhall Glacier just outside of downtown Juneau. With trails ranging from easy to moderate, anyone can experience the spectacular views and Alaskan wildlife. As an AARP member, you can receive room upgrades and exclusive discounts. 


Grand Cayman Island


With the winter months being colder and bringing shorter, darker days, a cruise in the sunshine can be just what the doctor ordered to break any winter blues. Enjoy the Caribbean sunshine and sea breeze and get sand between your toes while you explore 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island. Through the crystal-clear water, you can enjoy views of coral and sea life. With discounts from AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia®, you can make this daydream a reality.



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