It's summer, and you're ready for a nice long vacation. You can choose a popular summer cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, but just watch out for hordes of kids and pesky hurricanes. The Mediterranean might call, but you'll be fighting the heat and the crowds of European and international vacationers.
Don't fear; there are other destinations that are best experienced mid-June through mid-September. Here are our picks for the five best summer cruises.