For most folks seeking a cruise with awesome opportunities to snorkel, they look at the Caribbean or down under to explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef. While cruises from west coast ports aren't known for being choice opportunities for snorkeling, that really isn't true. Sure, some destinations like California and Alaska are much colder than the Caribbean, they offer some incredibly unique opportunities. Plus, Mexico and Hawaii shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to warm water snorkeling destinations. Let's take a look at eight awesome places to explore if you are looking to go snorkeling on a west coast cruise.

Modern, stylish, family-friendly, and tropical vibes describe the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas ship perfectly. This newly refurbished ship has state-of-the-art technology, private cabanas, massively enhanced suites, an indoor and outdoor suite lounge, delectable restaurants, a thrilling water park, the longest water slide at sea, mini-golf, and so much more that will make your vacation one to remember.

When you cruise from San Diego, or cruise to California in general, you are getting the best of both worlds: a beautiful cruise and everything that California has to offer. When planning your cruise vacation, it is important not only to know where you will be cruising from, but also what is there for you when the boat docks.

Cruise ships are designed to be as safe as possible, but it is still possible for them to sink. However, in order for this to happen there would need to be a number of different circumstances that come together at the same time. For example, if there was a major storm and the ship's captain didn't steer into it properly then they may have trouble staying afloat. In addition, if the boat has taken on too much water through holes or cracks in its hull then it will eventually capsize and sink. While this seems unlikely given how well these boats are constructed and maintained, there are some instances of cruise ships sinking throughout history that serve as evidence that it can happen!

Princess Cruises guests sailing on the upcoming partial summer 2021 Alaska season will be thoroughly immersed with authentic Alaska-themed activities offered throughout the cruise line's award-winning "North to Alaska" culinary, entertainment and shore excursions series.