Sailing The Seven Seas: My Favorite Ocean Cruises of 2015

Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Avid Cruiser founder Ralph Grizzle recently wrote about his six favorite river cruises on our sister-site, River Cruise Advisor (you can find his favorites here and here.) He asked me to write about a few of my favorite ocean cruises from the past year. These are voyages that made an impact on me and, hopefully, will inspire you as well to try some of these unique ships and trips as well.
2015 will go down as an eventful year for me – one filled with so many fantastic cruises around the world that I’m actually hard-pressed to come up with a shortlist of favorites. From Antarctica to the high Arctic, I traversed more sections of the planet than I ever thought I would by oceangoing cruise ship, and while I enjoyed each and every one of my voyages, there were a few that stood out.
Inspiring and often surprising, here are a few of my Favorite Ocean Cruises of 2015, with Part II to continue on Monday. Some of these ships are floating palaces with nearly every whim catered to, while others are all about the destination. In their own way, they are uniquely suited to the environments in which they sail; locations throughout the world that are often as diverse and interesting as the ships themselves.

Silver Explorer – Arctic Svalbard

Cruising the Polar Ice Cap aboard Silversea Expedition's Silver Explorer! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

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