Cruises starting in North America often pass through other magnificent regions such as the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera. However, it is well worth booking a couple of nights before or after your cruise to enjoy all that the American ports have to offer.

Every port of call is rich in history and the architecture relates back to the 19th century. New York is often a preferred turnaround port and few passengers pass up the opportunity to spend a few days discovering the Big Apple.

Alaska cruises offer icebergs, clear-blue glaciers, dense forests and vast snowy mountains – whereas Hawaii is home to swaying palms, verdant rainforest, endless beaches and tropical relaxation.