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5 Tips for Picking a Destination-Focused Cruise

by Heidi Sarna | February 19, 2016

1. Choose a smaller ship

A gigantic vessel that carries 3,000 to 6,000 passengers is a destination unto itself, and some passengers don't even leave the ship while it's in port. But with smaller ships, offshore experiences are much more important than onboard entertainment, restaurants, and activities. The focus is on smaller geographic areas that can be explored in depth. Imagine a canal cruise across the Swedish heartland, a catamaran around the Galapagos Islands, or a small ship along Norway's fjords and coastal villages. 

Heidi Sarna

Heidi Sarna is a Singapore-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Condé Nast Traveler and USA Today.

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