Tips from Virtuoso advisor Phyllis Samowitz on where to “seas” the day.

Interviewed by Susan Hanson.

“For every family type – sporty, culture-minded, adventurous, relaxed, or all of the above – there is a cruise,” says Samowitz. Virtuoso travel advisors excel at matching people to the right ship, cruise line, and destination, she adds. Where to cruise with your extended brood? Here are her top three suggestions:

The Mediterranean, for Cultural Explorers

“The larger cruise lines make everything accessible now, from exploring Greek islands to visiting Roman ruins in Italy and sailing the Spanish coastline from Barcelona.”

The Galápagos Islands, for Adventurers and Science Fans

“The archipelago is phenomenal and offers experiences for every activity level,” Samowitz says. Think snorkeling with sea lions, bird-watching, and learning about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

The Caribbean, for Variety

“That nice slow pace of a ship is the perfect way to explore these diverse islands, each with its own distinct personality and flavor.”

Top photo: Courtesy of Holland America Line.