When it comes to premium cruising, several lines stand out. Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, The Yachts of Seabourn, Paul Gaughin Cruises and Silverseas Cruises offer smaller ships, more varied itineraries, service standards that are impeccable, and dining experiences are gourmet. These lines tend to be more all-inclusive, except Crystal, who instead offers an “As You Wish” shipboard credit.
Azamara Club Cruises and Oceania Cruises also offer smaller ships with higher staff to passenger ratio, more varied itineraries, and gourmet food, lacking only the all-inclusive packaging. These ships are a great choice for someone who wants to experience new ports, and exacting service.
Ask a repeat cruiser and you will get rave reviews on Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line. They lines offer fine dining, quality service, and a host of activities on-board at a reasonable price. Their larger size allows for more options of entertainment, yet their staff still maintains an attention to detail. For an exceptionally enjoyable vacation consider these upmarket lines.
Let the innovating begin. A rock wall, a zip line, ice skating rinks, movies under the stars, there are choices galore on the big ships. Expect no shortage of activities to keep you busy. The dining choices multiply as well, from Brazilian steak houses, to sushi, these ships have it all. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line are known for their big ships. Their children’s programs are award winning, and will keep your children entertained for hours.
And no one is more known for their children’s program than Disney Cruise Line, a great experience for the young and the young at heart.
Imagine yourself leisurely floating down the river on this Viking River Cruise ship. These intimate cruise ships, pass slowly by the ever changing landscapes, including vineyards, castles, historic cathedrals, and charming villages. Try cruising the historic rivers of Europe, or the exotic waters of China or Cambodia, spot wildlife in Africa, marvel at palaces in Russia, discover the pyramids in Egypt, or take the slow boat down the marvelous Mississippi. AMA Waterways, Avalon Waterways, Uniworld River Cruises, or Viking River Cruises, Tauck River Cruises there’s a river cruise that’s right for you.