Out Traveler Awards: Time to Vote


By OUTTraveler Editors

It's a big world out there, with endless opportunities for adventure, love, learning, sex, and culture. We want to know what you think are the places worth a plane ride, and your dollars, in 2013.

Best Cruise Line
Not to be confused with that phrase you drunkenly utter just before getting shot down at the bar again. We’re talking about ships and water, people.

The cruise line that claims to offer “Freestyle Cruising,” Norwegian helps you enjoy your own vacation on your own terms. Whether you prefer to spend the trip in a suit and tie, or just a bathing suit, the choice is yours as you can catch a sunrise from your own private balcony or enjoy a wide range of entertainment from Broadway shows to adults-only clubs.

One of the most hospitable cruises in the business, Princess continually goes above and beyond to make their guests feel like… well, a princess. With over 100 itineraries to offer, and more than 300 ports to choose from, Princess is the relaxing alternative to all-dude, all-party all the time. With exclusive features like “Movie Under the Stars,” Princess is large enough to suit any needs you might have, whether it’s a great meal on the deck or a relaxing afternoon at the spa.

Royal Caribbean
This Miami-based cruise line has carried over 50 million people around the world, including Alaska, Bahamas, and, of cours,e the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean offers all kinds of luxe packages, but there are also three- or four-night specials that will only cost you a few hundred dollars.