There are two types of travelers: Those who enjoy cruises and those who do not. For many, the mere thought of a cruise conjures up images of cramped, windowless cabins, crowded lines, and uninspired buffets. While many are willing to endure lackluster amenities for an opportunity to see multiples countries in a short time, this style of commute does not suit everyone. So much so, that cruise lines are taking notice and a shift in the travel industry is ushering in a new style of cruising. From smaller, family owned ships, to impressive dining options, and improved amenities – the industry has definitely stepped up its game. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time cruiser, the following is a list to guarantee you find the perfect ship to accommodate your needs. All that’s left is to pack your carry-on, and away you go.
Mega Ship Escape
For those who believe more is more, the Norwegian Escape is for you. With a ship boasting 4,000 plus guests, Norwegian has found the perfect balance in creating a unique experience for all aboard. Explore a world of exotic flavors with 20 specialty restaurants to dine from. Schedule time for the countless onboard activities; including an aqua park and award-winning casino. Lastly, delight your eyes and ears with entertainment ranging from Broadway, concerts, and comedians.
By Way of River
Passengers are increasingly interested in seeing much more of the word through smaller, obscure channels. Avoid the pack and experience destinations in a more intimate way by sailing with Viking River Cruises. As river cruises are smaller than standard ships, you’ll have infinitely more freedom when selecting your destination. Access all the cultural offerings, excursions, and quaint villages without sacrificing luxuriously-designed cruises, inclusive itineraries, and destination-focused dining.
A Little Bit of Everything
If you’re unwilling to sacrifice a large pool, multiple dining options, and a stimulating variety of entertainment, but still desire the intimate feeling of a smaller ship, Oceania Cruises will meet your needs. With an occupancy of 680 guests, Oceania Cruise ships are designed with the ultimate travel connoisseur in mind. Guests are treated to designer touches and a refined ambiance in beautifully appointed staterooms, dining rooms and beautiful relaxing spaces throughout the ship. Complete your first-class voyage with a unique itinerary designed to highlight celebrated ports around the globe, historical cities, and modern meccas.