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Glad to see someone interested in starting to cruise at this time. You have to decide what you want to do in order to decide where to go. My comments of course will be accurate to cruising as it has been and what I have experienced. No one is sure if it will return to the same once we get to sail again.
Europe: it is a good way to see a variety places on one trip without worrying about hotel and transportation to each country. However, you are very limited in the length of time you can spend in each location. You only get a taste of each location. Of course this will be true no matter where you cruise,
Alaska: this might be the best way to pay your first visit to this beautiful part of the USA. July would be a fine time to visit.
Caribbean & Bahamas: We tend to avoid this during the Summer because of all the schools on break and the ships tend to have more children. It also too hot for us, but many other find the temperatures pleasurable. It is also near the first part of hurricane season and we tend to be risk averse. The ships avoid these as best as possible so it really isn't a major problem.
I am sure others will pipe in with their opinions and some may disagree with my very short summery. Hope you find what you are looking for and join us is the wonderful world of cruising.