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21 Incredible Cruises Everyone Should Go On

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A cruise can be so much more than just a trip for hard partying spring breakers. It can also be one of the best ways to immerse yourself in an array of gorgeous destinations—if you choose the right cruise line and venture, that is. These river and ocean voyages chosen by National Geographic as the as the 21 best cruises in the world are intimate, relaxing, and definitely bucket-list worthy.

Whether it's your dream to see wild elephants up close, share a romantic evening with your special someone under the Northern Lights, or roam through the ancient temples of Myanmar, there's an adventure here for everyone.

1. Tauck River Cruising' M.S. Joy, Danube River

2. Aqua Expeditions' Aria Amazon, Amazon

3. The Zambezi Queen, Chobe, Botswana

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4. French Country Waterways' Nenuphar, Burgundy Canal

5. Nour El Nil's Meroë, Nile

6. American Queen, Mississippi

7. Scenic Spirit, Mekong

8. Avalon Myanmar, Irrawaddy River

9. Aranui 5, Marquesas

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10. National Geographic Endeavour, Galápagos Islands

11. Island Windjammer Cruises' Vela, Caribbean

12. The Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2, Transatlantic

13. Crystal Esprit, Seychelles

14. National Geographic Explorer, Antartica

15. Paul Gauguin, French Polynesia

16. Viking Cruises' Viking Sky, Baltic

17. Hurtigruten's M.S. Finnmarken, Norwegian Fjords

18. Voyages to Antiquity's Aegean Odyssey, Greek Islands

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19. Un-Cruise Adventures' Safari Quest, Alaksa

20. Le Ponant, Mediterranean

21. Infinity Yacht Charters' Arabella, New England

See more at National Geographic.

This story originally appeared on Country Living.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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