If 2017 is a year in which you have set your heart on expanding your travel horizons, why wouldn’t you want to set off on a cruise or two? It’s convenient, it’s relaxing, it’s well-priced and you’ve got a lot of options for compelling cruises to all manner of jaw-dropping locations across the world right now.

Here’s our selection of some of the best of them.

18-Day Enchanting Enclaves (Venice to Monte Carlo), Oceania Cruises

Now here’s what you call a formidable itinerary. Arriving at such distinguished stops as Corfu in Greece, Naples and Pompeii in Italy and Barcelona, Spain over the two-and-a-half weeks, the special offer that we found being advertised also gave the cruiser the luxury of free unlimited Internet and one of the following three options: eight free Shore Excursions, a free House Beverage Package and an $800 Shipboard Credit.

Corfu

About This Cruise Ship - Riviera

Oceania Riviera launched in 2012 and can accommodate as many as 800 crew members and 1,250 passengers. It’s a truly luxurious cruise ship from a cruise line that really knows how to ‘do’ luxury, with larger staterooms than Oceania’s older ships. All cabins on board feature flat-screen TVs, minibars and full-size bathtubs.

The fares being offered for this cruise at the time of this article being written started at the equivalent of $4,356 per guest.

Oceania Riviera