1. Royal Caribbean for the European adventurer
Put those two weeks of vacation to great use by sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas from Tampa to Barcelona, Spain, with a stop in the Canary Islands, suggests Cruise Critic. The ship isn’t the company’s newest but it has a fun vibe, and it’s rare that passengers have to wait in line for activities, the critics report. There are also plenty of onboard activities including wine tastings and rock climbing.
Need to know: The food isn’t the best or most bountiful, but it’s good. And remember, you’ll have to pay to return from Barcelona.
Price (at time of publication): Ranging from $610 per person for an inside cabin to $1,614 for a suite.