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Best Cruises 2014

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August is the perfect time to start planning a cruise, especially if you’re looking for a holiday escape, winter getaway or even a spring break vacation. From exploring wildlife in New Zealand on a luxury cruise to island hopping in the Caribbean on a mid-sized cruise ship or taking a culinary tour of the Mediterranean on a fun river cruise, there’s a cruise to suite every type of traveler.

Choosing the right cruise line, though, can be a daunting task. So we decided to pull together a panel of 5 cruise and travel experts -- including Travel Channel host Samantha Brown, cruise expert Stewart "The Cruise Guy" Chiron and cruise writer Jason Leppert -- to share their recommendations for Travel's Best Cruises 2014.

This year’s list recommends boats of all sizes that offer unique opportunities for their passengers onboard or on the shore. These curated picks help cruisers choose the right ship for every destination, avoid the most overcrowded ports and prove there’s much to do out at sea -- while seeing the world.

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Travel's Best Cruises 2014
Get inspired to sail the high seas! From Alaskan to Mediterranean, our panel of experts recommends the best seafaring voyages this year for Travel's Best Cruises 2014.
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Best Cruises 2014 Advisors
Meet the travel experts -- including travel host Samantha Brown -- who helped select the cruises that made our coveted list, Travel's Best Cruises 2014.
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Best Cruises 2014: Fan Favorite
We chose our recommendations for the best cruises; now, we want fans to pick the 11th cruise to add to our coveted list, Travel's Best Cruises 2014.
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Leppert's List: Top 10 Cruises
Pack your bags and hit the high seas! Check out cruise expert Jason Leppert's list of the hottest cruises to set sail this year, including the Queen Mary 2 and Disney Magic.

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