Tropical island hopping isn’t for everyone. There is a plethora of cruises with diverse destinations: Want to explore the unique cultures and rare wildlife of West Africa & Cape Verde? There's Hurtigruten's 12-day expedition to Cape Verde and the Bissagos Islands. Want to see a mix of Asia’s mega modern cities and lush nature? Try Windstar Cruises’ 12-day itinerary from in Hong Kong to Tokyo, which includes the less-visited islands of Amari and Miyakojima as well as Taipei and Kobe.