This Is Your Ideal Cruise Vacation, According to Your Zodiac
Have your heart—and sails—set on a summer cruise vacation? Instead of opting for whatever is the cheapest, consider choosing a getaway based on your zodiac sign. After all, if you want to have the most fun, your vacation should be compatible with your personality.
Aries: Disney Cruise LineChuck Wagner/Shutterstock
With an abundance of energy, a cruise where you merely lie around all day, every day, will bore you terribly, Aries. The perfect solution? Kristin West, a celebrity astrologer, suggests a Disney Cruise Line for rams since its programming can’t be beat and Aries can get in touch with their inner child. “A cruise that stimulates Aries’ childlike need for a fairy tale will give them rest and relaxation they need.” Along the way, you’ll get to meet a few princesses and other beloved Disney characters, enjoy fireworks at sea, see Broadway-style shows, and experience many more magical moments. Find out the 18 secrets Disney Cruise Line employees won’t tell you.
Taurus: Mediterranean cruiseCourtesy Crystal Cruises
For you Taurus, it’s not enough to have the basic necessities of a cruise—a nice room, a plethora of food, and warm weather. Nope, this stubborn bull has a lust after the finer things in life—and a vacation is no exception, West says. That’s why instead of the traditional Caribbean cruise, she suggests Taurus head to the romance and the intrigue of the Mediterranean. A sail on one of Cyrstal Cruises luxurious ships, complete with impressive wine cellars, on-board sushi bars, and impeccable service, will thrill the bon vivant Taurus. Find out the 10 little-known cruises that leave the Caribbean in the dust.
Gemini: Norwegian cruiseCourtesy Viking Cruises
Gemini, you’re the storyteller of the zodiac, with your animated and fun-loving personality. You not only appreciate reading the tales of other folks but if you exercise your creative bone, you might be inspired enough to tell your own, according to West. Where should you sail toward? The beauty of Norway on a Viking River Cruise. Don’t forget though: to get those juices flowing, you need attention from others. That’s why astrologer Tracy Atkinson says to keep yourself busy and surrounded by new or existing pals. “A day spent chatting with people from around the world, playing games, reading and learning, followed by a night of good comedy and you’re in heaven,” she says.
Cancer: A spa cruiseCourtesy UnCruise Adventures
As the mother of the zodiac, you have an innate ability to take care of other people. But even with your ever-giving personality, you need a little TLC yourself, too. Consider a spa or wellness-focused cruise where you can indulge in daily massages and facials that entice you to heal your heart and nurture your soul. “Cancers are ruled by the moon, so you should also book your cruise during a supermoon so you can watch the dance of the moon and the tides. Hawaii is an ideal destination for Cancers,” West shares. One line to try is UnCruise; all bookings include a 30-minute massage Don’t miss the 10 all-inclusive cruises with crazy-cool amenities.
Leo: Mississippi River cruiseCourtesy American Queen Steamboat Company
There are two unarguable facts about a Leo: they always seek pleasure and they’re mighty risk takers. That makes finding an ideal cruise a little tricky since those two qualities don’t always go hand-in-hand. West says a smart option might be a riverboat cruise up the Mississippi River on the American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Queen, where a Leo can engage their natural charismatic personality. “They can relive the days of a bygone era,” she explains. Discover more of America’s best river cruises.
Virgo: A Costa Rica detox cruiseCourtesy Carnival Cruise Line
With sensitive tummies and a laser-sharp wealth of knowledge, Virgos are fanatical about their health, making an over-indulgent cruise with dairy and sugar-rich foods not such a smart idea. Instead, West suggests a wellness-focused cruise that encourages exercise, detoxing, and mental clarity. “Being a mutable sign, they also know when to bend, which is why a yoga cruise that encourages them to detox and detach will buoy their spirits. Costa Rica is an ideal destination for Virgos, who will also love the country’s vibrant ecotourism offerings,” she explains. On a Carnival Cruise, active excursions include rafting, zip lining, and more in the tropical paradise.
Libra: A guided cruise somewhere exoticFilmFuture/Shutterstock
More than anything else, West says, Libras long for partnership and balance. This means they wouldn’t enjoy a vacation that yields itself too far in either direction of go-go-go or sit-sit-sit. They’re also not solo travelers by nature, but prefer to go with a partner or a friend, and always opt for a guided tour over an independent one. “A hosted cruise with a friendly guide will be great for Libras. Librans need and love to feel supported on their personal journeys and a great host can make their cruise experience one they’ll never forget. A trip to Fiji will bring Libra back to balance,” she says. A sailing on the Seabourn Sojourn to the to Seychelles, Phuket, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, sounds like just the ticket. Find out the best cruise for you based on your personality.
Scorpio: A romantic Caribbean cruiseCourtesy Princess Cruises
You’re passionate, sensual, and full of romance, so you don’t need a honeymoon or an anniversary as a reason to celebrate your intense loving connection to your partner. After all, as West says, you can spark up your relationship with a getaway to Antigua or another tropical oasis. Not attached? No worries. You’ll still enjoy the opportunity to meet and greet and possibly fall in love on a singles cruise, Atkinson says. “Your perfect cruise offers a good nightlife, lots of dancing and getting to know others on a deep level. You won’t just chat with people, you’ll unearth their deepest secrets,” she adds. You can’t go wrong with a Princess Cruise; the line practically invented romance at sea. This summer, you can take advantage of its Rhythm of the Caribbean program, which includes dancing to the sounds of the Caribbean under the stars and signature cocktails. Find out the best cruise for every month of the year.
Sagittarius: An all-around-the-world cruiseStudioPortoSabbia/Shutterstock
You have some serious wanderlust, Sagittarius, so traveling for you is non-negotiable. As West says, you want to see and explore everything corner of the globe, making an all-around-the-world cruise a must-do on your bucket list. “This is where travelers spend 100+ nights on a ship sailing around the world, fulfilling the archers’ curiosity,” she explains. The Oceania Cruises around-the-world itineraries are some of the best. But hey, if you don’t have 100 nights free? West says to book a cruise to Australia instead.
Capricorn: Educational or historical cruiseTargn Pleiades/Shutterstock
Vacation is a tough sell for you, Capricorn, since you always feel like you should be on the clock. This makes playing, resting, and relaxing much more stressful for you than say, meeting a deadline or presenting at a meeting. West says you can fulfill your need to contribute with the doctor’s order to unwind with an enrichment cruise that features fascinating guest lecturers. This will make you feel less guilty about going off the grid: “Admire the architecture of the Mayan pyramids in Mexico and contemplate how you’ll build your empire,” she says. Cunard’s ships, including the Queen Mary 2, are known for their impressive roster of guest lecturers.
Aquarius: A modern cruise shipStockStudio/Shutterstock
You’re a forward-thinker, Aquarius—and not afraid to try anything-and-everything new, weird and exciting. That’s why you will be more satisfied with a modern cruise ship than a classic one. “The cruise ship must be outfitted with the latest and greatest gadgetry, including remote check-in and wearable credit cards,” she shares. Where to sail to? West suggests the vistas of Sri Lanka to certainly spark the Aquarian imagination. The German-owned Haag-Lloyd Cruises’ ships are sure to impress.
Pisces: An Antarctica cruiseCourtesy Abercrombie & Kent
Highly impressionable, sensitive, and emotional, sometimes, Pisces, you just want to be alone. Well, by yourself—but with your thoughts—making a remote, private vacation a healthy experience for you. “So many people take advantage of Pisces’ good nature that they really need alone time to re-center and recalibrate their psyches, which is why an expedition cruise to Antarctica or somewhere else as remote will help Pisces re-discover balance,” West says. Abercrombie and Kent’s Antarctica Expeditions will appeal to Pisces. Read to hit the seas? Start with these tips for booking a cruise that experts wish everyone knew.