5 Perfect Cruises to Give Dad for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner and this year, you want to give your dad the perfect Father’s Day gift. Why? Because your dad’s a great guy. After all, he’s the one who let you win all sorts of games while convincing you he really was trying. He read you books every night until you fell asleep and made sure there were no monsters in the closet. He’s the guy who taught you how to change your first tire.

This year, you want to get him something truly special. So, how about getting him a cruise for Father’s Day? Or, even better, take him yourself. Then, he’ll have the gift of quality time with you and a cruise vacation neither of you will ever forget!

carnival cruise ship in mahogany bay, roatan

1. For the Dad Who Likes to Explore Brand New Places

This is for the dad who wants to see new things and have new experiences. He’s the one who’s always the first through the door of the museum when exotic collections first come to town, or when the new ballpark opens.

Your dad will love the experience when you book a four-day cruise to Cuba. While this island nation is just south of the coast of Florida, not many Americans have had the chance to explore its rich culture.

You’ll sail on Carnival Paradise, where you can treat your dad with time at the spa, challenge him to a fun game of mini golf, or enjoy a leisurely meal in one of the ship’s many restaurants.

When you go ashore in Cuba, you’ll have 500 years of history to catch up on. If your dad is a car buff, he’ll be delighted to see all of the famous American classic cars that have been carefully maintained over the years. You’ll want to explore the traditions of Havana and see the countryside.

Traffic at the Malecon, Havana, Cuba

It will be a unique experience, creating many memories from your travels to Cuba.

2. For the Dad Who Needs a Quick Getaway

Your dad is the type of person who enjoys working around the clock. In fact, sometimes he works so hard, he forgets he needs to take a break. For your dad, a three-day cruise to The Bahamas is the perfect remedy! It’s actually just a long weekend, but it will give you and your dad a chance to totally decompress on the pristine beaches that surround the islands.

There is nothing like the laid-back atmosphere in The Bahamas. Get your dad’s mind tuned into relaxing on the white sands of the famous Atlantis Resort Beach, sailing on a catamaran or even swimming with dolphins.

If your dad doesn’t often vacation, this will be a cruise he’ll always remember.

Father and son piggyback ride in the waves

3. For the Dad Who Loves Adventure

Your dad is the type who is always first in line for the tallest and fastest ride at the amusement park, challenges himself on the most difficult ski runs and considers hiking in the Rocky Mountains a good activity for a Sunday afternoon. Relaxing on the beach wouldn’t give your dad the excitement he loves, so how about a seven-day cruise to Alaska?

Travel to Juneau, for example. You could take an excursion to see the glaciers up close during a helicopter ride. Then, you can take a turn driving a dogsled to get a real Alaskan experience. When you visit Ketchikan, you’ll see the gateway to the North and you can zipline through the rainforest in the Tongass National Forest. While you’re in Skagway, you can hike to Denver Falls.

A cruise to Alaska is an adventure lover’s dream!

Dog sleds in Alaska

4. For the Nature-Lover Dad

Does your dad enjoy watching wildlife in their natural habitat? Is he the one who wants to stop at every scenic outlook because you never know what will catch your eye when you’re looking at the natural world? When you cruise to Hawaii, you’ll experience a diverse, natural environment full of waterfalls, beaches and tropical wildlife.

You and your dad can experience the majesty of the Hawaiian Islands from the top of a mountain. For underwater exploration, hop on a catamaran and sail off to prime snorkeling areas, or plan a visit to the Maui Ocean Center for an extraordinary look at the undersea world without getting wet. Finally, explore the rainforest on a zip line or marvel at the natural beauty of the islands when you visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

After you travel to Hawaii, you’ll return home with a completely new appreciation for the remarkable diversity of nature.

Man and woman hike alongside a trail in Kauai, Hawaii

5. For the History Buff Dad

This is for the dad who’s always been fascinated at how civilizations come and go. He’s still hoping someone will find the lost City of Atlantis and wonders what happened to the ancient civilization of Easter Island. Give him an opportunity to explore the lost Mayan civilization with a cruise to Mexico.

You’ll have a chance to explore the Mayan ruins at Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Dzibilchaltun. Then, for a complete change of pace, join in for some Mexican beer tasting or explore today’s Mexican culture at a Mexican Folkloric show!

Mayan ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico

It doesn’t matter what kind of a dad you have, each cruise offers a little bit of everything. And, you don’t need to schedule it for Father’s Day. You can always purchase the cruise and then present it as your Father’s Day gift. There’s no way either of you will be disappointed!