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Quantum of the Seas cruise ship

This computer-generated image provided by the Royal Caribbean International cruise line shows its forthcoming ship, Quantum of the Seas. The ship will offer a number of innovative features that are the first-ever for the cruise industry, including The North Star, an observation capsule on a movable arm that will offer a birdâs eye view from 300 feet above the water. The ship is expected to launch in November 2014 and will homeport from Bayonne, N.J. (AP Photo/Royal Caribbean International)

10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014

Set sail for new horizons with these outstanding cruises that are launching in the new year. From a chocolate-lovers' river cruise in Europe to an exotic Australia and South Pacific adventure, these cruises go beyond your average float. For fresh jaunts around the globe, check out our top 10 picks.

By Elissa Richard