Cruises are available all through the year. Come rain or shine, from January through to December, cruise ships set off on amazing journeys all over the world. Whether you’re looking to travel around the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, up along the Pacific Coast of North America, all around the Caribbean Islands, or somewhere else altogether, you can always find a cruise available from a leading line like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Norwegian Cruise Lines.

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April is a great month in which to take a cruise as the weather is just starting to heat up, but the summer is still a little while away, meaning that the crowds of tourists haven’t yet started to build up and you won’t have to deal with as much noise and can really enjoy a peaceful journey and exciting experiences at every single location you visit. You can also get some great prices in April, with several repositioning cruises available at this time of year as the ships start to move around and get in position for the upcoming summer season. Read on to learn all about a few of the best April cruises you might like to take.

- Norwegian Cruise Line - 7 Night Mexican Riviera - Norwegian Joy

Get ready for an incredible cruise you'll never forget on board one of Norwegian Cruise Line's finest new ships. The '7 Night Mexican Riviera' offers a week-long expedition of excitement and enjoyment for everyone. This cruise can appeal to every kind of traveler, from couples to families to groups of friends, and more. It sets off from San Pedro in Los Angeles, so it's a good option for people living on or near the West Coast.

Your home away from home for the '7 Night Mexican Riviera' cruise will be the Norwegian Joy. A colorful ship both inside and out, the Joy is a shining example of Norwegian's attention to detail and passion for customer satisfaction. Everything you could possibly need can be found on board this amazing vessel, with restaurants, bars, lounges, spa treatments, fitness machines, swimming pools, live shows, and so much more just waiting to be enjoyed.

This Mexican April cruise sets off from San Pedro and makes its first stop at Cabo San Lucas. One of the most romantic destinations in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas is best known for its 'Lovers Beach', where couples can enjoy intimate moments watching the sun go down. Next, you'll head over to Mazatlan, a popular resort city for families and groups of friends to enjoy a lot of fun in the sun, with multiple games, sports, and activities available here. Finally, you'll head around to Puerto Vallarta to complete your Mexican adventure and be greeted with even more white sands, turquoise waters, and amazing opportunities.

- Royal Caribbean - 14 Night Transatlantic Eastbound - Rhapsody of the Seas

One of the best things about taking a cruise in April is that there are several repositioning cruises occurring in this month. This is when cruise ships head off on extra-long, one-way journeys around the world in order to get themselves in a prime new position in preparation for the summer season. This '14 Night Transatlantic Eastbound' cruise from Royal Caribbean is an excellent example and one of the top cruises to take in April.

For this cruise, you'll enjoy the luxuries and comforts of the Rhapsody of the Seas. One of the best-rated ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet, the Rhapsody of the Seas offers water slides, swimming pools, beautiful observation deck areas, amazing restaurants with some of the best food you could ever hope to find on a cruise ship, relaxing bars and lounges to hang out with your friends, lively evening entertainment, and plenty more.

This Transatlantic April cruise sets off from Tampa in Florida and makes a stop at the tropical island destination of King's Wharf in Bermuda where you can spend some time on the beach or do some snorkeling before continuing your journey. Next, you'll visit the Azores islands of Portugal, stopping off at Ponta Delgada and admiring the breathtaking landscapes all around. Your journey will conclude with a trio of stops in Spain at Malaga, Alicante, and the colorful Catalonia capital of Barcelona.

- Holland America Line - 4 Night Pacific Coastal - Koningsdam

Maybe you're looking for something a little different this April. A lot of cruises at this time of year tend to focus on the Bahamas, Bermuda, Hawaii, and other exotic island destinations, but there are plenty of beautiful places to be explored a little closer to home, and this '4 Night Pacific Coastal' cruise from Holland America Line is a fine example of that. It's also one of the most affordable April cruises, so it's a good option for those on a budget.

This cruise lets you travel on board the wonderful Koningsdam cruise ship. A Pinnacle-class ship, the Koningsdam was constructed with comfort and luxury in mind and is highly rated for its aesthetically pleasing design and wide array of features. You'll find lots of different and unique activities to enjoy each day on this ship, including rock concerts, live cooking demonstrations, talks from on-board experts about the various locations you'll be visiting, wine-making sessions, blues music, and more, as well as all the classic cruise ship amenities like swimming pools, spa treatments, restuarants, bars, and more.

The '4 Night Pacific Coastal' cruise leaves from San Diego in California and makes two stops in total as it explores the Western Coast of North America. The first stop will be in the city of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. There, you can admire the colorful flowers and rich green parks all around the city while visiting key locations like the Royal BC Museum, the Butchart Gardens, or Craigdarroch Castle. Next, you'll stop off at Vancouver. One of the most diverse and breathtaking cities in all of Canada, Vancouver is home to some world class restaurants, fascinating galleries, exciting attractions, and much more.