So that you are better informed when it comes to casting your vote, here’s a look at the six cruising constituencies up for contention.
This region offers luxury cruisers a little of everything, from iconic and beautiful Italian cities such as Rome, Venice and Florence to the ancient Greek culture of Athens, Ephesus and Rhodes. Then there’s the incredible coastal Spanish gem Barcelona and the sun-kissed style of French Riviera ports like St Tropez and Monte Carlo.
When it comes to breathtaking natural scenery, few regions can compete with the Norwegian fjords, with their epic expanses of water, age-old glaciers and ice-capped vistas. Then there are the historic Baltic capitals which are among the oldest in Europe and overflowing with fascinating stories, architecture and artworks to discover.
For those who long for a place in the sun above all else, nothing really comes close to the Caribbean. A huge choice of islands across this timeless region means an even wider choice of beaches, each more beautiful than the next. Venture inland and you’ll uncover a little colonial history, not to mention the odd duty-free bargain.
The Far East
If you long for a taste of the exotic, then the Far East should surely get your vote. From the ancient history of fabled ruling dynasties and the incredible structures that they left behind, to the world’s most awe-inspiring modern metropolises, this truly is a land of contrasts, where the cuisine is every bit as eclectic.
South America will immerse you in the history of some of the world’s most ancient cultures, a wealth of spectacular natural beauty and also some of the most vibrant nightlife. From the stunning Iguazu Falls and ancient Mayan temples to tango dancing in Buenos Aires and the thrills of Rio, South America has it all.
When it comes to travelling to the far corners of the world, there’s no other option than an Australia and South Pacific cruise. As well as a trip Down Under to see the iconic Sydney Harbour and Australia’s vibrant cities, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the astounding beauty of some of the world’s most remote islands.