Top Five Cruises To Take With Your Besties in 2021

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Any vacation is the best vacation, especially when you bring along your best friends. One of the best places to enjoy each other’s company is aboard a cruise ship where you can party all night, oh and all day too. Pack your sashes, tiaras, and custom-matching shirts and get ready for a memorable vacation with your besties aboard these popular short cruises.

1. Navigator of the Seas

Perfect Day at CocoCay - Photo by Royal Caribbean

While onboard, you and your besties can enjoy big ship thrills with all the small ship feels. Sailing out of Port Miami, with three- and four-night cruises, Navigator of the Seas provides the ultimate short getaway for friends with the perfect blend of action and relaxation. Plus, every itinerary visits Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s newest private island. You and your friends can relax in a private cabana, enjoy some tropical cocktails in the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool or challenge each other to conquer one of the 13 waterslides at the waterpark including the tallest waterslide in North America (chicken pays the bar tab!). After having some fun in the sun, To Dry For, the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea, will get you ready for unforgettable nights out indulging in libations at the 10 bars onboard.

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2. Carnival Breeze

The Alchemy Bar is a great spot to grab cocktails onboard the Carnival Breeze - Photo by Carnival Cruise Line

You and your friends will “Choose Fun” when sailing aboard the Carnival Breeze for a four- or five-night out cruise to Mexico out of Galveston, Texas. From the Cloud 9 Spa and Serenity adults-only retreat for those who want to relax, to the suspended ropes course and WaterWorks™ onboard waterpark for the adventurous, the Carnival Breeze has something for everyone. We all know food and drink are what make or break a vacation and the Breeze has more than 15 bars and dining venues to choose from. Sit down for a family-style meal at Italian restaurant Cucina del Capitano, enjoy a fancy dinner at Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, get your roll on at Bonsai Sushi, enjoy a late evening at the pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar®, and much more. The fun continues with dancing at the Liquid Nightclub, laughs at Punchliner Comedy Club™, and the on-stage adaptation of the hit Paramount Network series Lip Sync Battle™.

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3. Norwegian Gem

The Norwegian Gem - Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

Lady Liberty is a great addition to your girl tribe. Imagine capturing that perfect selfie with the Statue of Liberty and your besties as you sail out of the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Talk about Girl Power! Cruises to Bermuda are typically a week-long, but the Norwegian Gem makes it possible to sneak off for a weekend cruise to this premier island vacation spot with its pink sand beaches. While on the island, mix it up with the official drink of Bermuda, the Rum Swizzle, which is a fruity, rum-filled cocktail made with crushed ice. Let your hair down and leave your weekly planner at home. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Freestyle Cruising gives you and your girls the freedom and flexibility you all crave when it comes to your dining and entertainment. Whether you are gathering around the hibachi table or at Norwegian fan-favorite O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, which is open 24-hours a day, this getaway is sure to be memorable.

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4. Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder sails out of New Orleans, the perfect destination to add on for a besties trip - Photo by Disney Cruise Line

Whoever thinks a Disney cruise is only for kids is sorely mistaken. With a limited number of four-night sailings out of New Orleans in 2021 on the Disney Wonder, you and your gal pals can have a few nights in the Crescent City before or after your cruise, and then get treated like the princesses while onboard. The ship has six adults-only spaces including After Hours, an adult district with a British pub, comedy/dance clubs, and a piano bar. While you don’t have to have kids while sailing on a Disney cruise, we recommend that you do actually like Disney.

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5. Emerald Princess

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If you and your friends love wine and are looking for a chill getaway that is not all about partying and the beach, this is the cruise for you. For one cruise only on April 9, 2021, the Emerald Princess will be sailing a six-night Pacific Wine Country cruise out of Los Angeles. Don’t let the cruise line’s reputation of catering to an older crowd scare you off. What this ship lacks in a vibrant nightlife and onboard thrills, it makes up for with a unique itinerary that will provide incredible memories. Taste some of the finest wines in the world in Napa and Sonoma while in San Francisco, explore the great outdoors in Victoria, and visit the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. After a day of boozing, hiking, and sight-seeing, the best place to go to unwind when you’re back on the ship is the Lotus Spa.
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