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The Viking Freya of Viking River Cruises. (Credit: Handout)

The Viking Freya of Viking River Cruises.

10 top cruises

It's never too early to book that post-holiday cruise. The most popular ones can sell out months in advance, and for many lines this is the best time to get deals for early reservations. Here are our picks of 10 cruises to book now with something for everyone, sailing seas and rivers, near and far.

The Celebrity Reflection.
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The Celebrity Reflection.

The Norwegian Epic of Norwegian Cruise Line.
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The Norwegian Epic of Norwegian Cruise Line.

A public courtyard aboard the Norwegian Epic of
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A public courtyard aboard the Norwegian Epic of Norwegian Cruise Line.

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The Carnival Breeze, the newest Carnival ship.
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The Carnival Breeze, the newest Carnival ship.

Guests aboard the Carnival Breeze enjoy the ship's
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Guests aboard the Carnival Breeze enjoy the ship's Carnival WaterWorks aqua park that features a SplashZone and Twister and DrainPipe water slides.

Guests aboard the Carnival Breeze celebrate victory in
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Guests aboard the Carnival Breeze celebrate victory in a giant rendition of Operation during "Hasbro, The Game Show."

Snow White, Aurora and Cinderella descend the sweeping
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Snow White, Aurora and Cinderella descend the sweeping grand staircase of the three-deck atrium lobby on the Disney Fantasy.

The Veranda suite on the Silver Spirit of
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The Veranda suite on the Silver Spirit of Silversea Cruises.

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The Spa Thermal Suite on the Silver Spirit
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The Spa Thermal Suite on the Silver Spirit of Silversea Cruises.

The Viking Freya of Viking River Cruises.
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The Viking Freya of Viking River Cruises.

A couple enjoys the selection of local cheeses
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A couple enjoys the selection of local cheeses at a shop in Amsterdam during a Viking River Cruise.

A windmill dating from the 18th century at
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A windmill dating from the 18th century at Kinderdijk Village, one of the many sites on Viking River Cruises' Tulips & Windmills tour.

The SS Antoinette of Uniworld River Cruises.
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The SS Antoinette of Uniworld River Cruises.

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The lobby of the SS Antoinette of Uniworld
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The lobby of the SS Antoinette of Uniworld River Cruises.

Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity in Lisbon.
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Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity in Lisbon.

Aboard the Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises.
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Aboard the Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises.

Live music aboard the Crystal Serenity of Crystal
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Live music aboard the Crystal Serenity of Crystal Cruises.

Expedition ship National Geographic Sea Bird sails through
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Expedition ship National Geographic Sea Bird sails through the Sea of Cortez.

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The Galapagos Family Adventure aboard the MV Eclipse
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The Galapagos Family Adventure aboard the MV Eclipse with Abercrombie & Kent in the Galapagos Islands.

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