Where will they take me?
Just about anywhere with a coast. Literally, any port in the world is fair game – so expect some pretty exotic locales.
And, since everyone loves a good tramp (right?), try to hop aboard one of those. This kind of ship has no fixed schedule or itinerary, making it the easiest way to turn a quirky trip into an epic adventure.
Otherwise, most ships operate on popular travel routes, like trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, South Pacific, South America, Caribbean, and round-the-world itineraries.
When should I book?
Since most of ships have only a few cabins, you’ll want to book early – six months in advance, at least.