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Summertime brings longer days, warmer weather and, for many, an itch to get away. The ideal summer vacation isn't the same for every traveler, and that's why U.S. News takes into account a wide variety of destinations when compiling its list of the top getaways. Our editors weighed factors like weather, activities and festivals, affordability, accessibility, lodging options and more, coupled with expert insight and reader votes, to determine the Best Summer Vacations for 2015.
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Ever wonder why so many people return home raving about their latest sailing? If you're among those who are considering a first cruise -- but who hasn't yet taken the leap -- take a look at these top ten reasons a cruise can be the perfect vacation for just about anyone.
#1: A Cruise Vacation Offers Great Value