There aren’t too many things in life as luxurious as going on a cruise. Equipped with anything that comes to mind, a modern cruise ship is a true mobile five-star hotel. However, you’d be wrong to think that every cruise is alike; the ship, the ocean, the route, the onboard experience all create a unique experience. With this in mind, we’ve picked ten gorgeous cruises for your convenience.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This choice may well be the most inclusive one. As much as 98% of suites come with balconies, pre- and post-cruise tours and hotel stays, as well as shore excursions, gratuities and all kinds of food and beverages. The ships carry between 500 and 750 passengers each and cabins are quite spacious.
Disney Cruise Line
Certainly a bit wacky-sounding, this cruise is fantastic for families with small children. Everything is included, from entertainment and dining to childcare (nurseries for toddlers with water-play areas). The best part about this cruise line is the fact that it features signature Disney characters, from Mickey, Goofy and Cinderella, to Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. Naturally, the play areas feature themes from popular Pixar, Disney, Star Wars and Marvel movies.
Norwegian Cruise Line
The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks “cruise” is probably the Pacific, or more specifically the Caribbean. This might be the most likely destination in general, but it’s the Norwegian cruise ships that offer the biggest amounts of entertainment on their ships – from musical events, to comedy and improv shows.
Now this type of a cruise is likely to be favored by adventurers. Exotic itineraries such as the Arctic, Galapagos, Amazon and Antarctica might not be the most popular tourist choice, but definitely offer otherworldly experiences. These polar voyages are embarked on aboard ice-class vessels that are made for seamlessly slipping through frozen passageways full of polar wildlife.
If a classy experience is what you’re looking for, the Cunard line will make you feel like a true Oxford don! On this type of a cruise, you can listen to speeches made by experts on everything from climate change and journalism to national security and politics. If you want to be treated like a true celebrity, cruise ship transfers will be perfect for you – you will start your trip feeling relaxed and calm, with a chauffer there to pick you up from the door, provide luggage assistance and drive you to the terminal.
Fine dining rooms and famous chefs, such as Jacques Pepin are the name of the game when it comes to Oceania cruises. This cruise line can brag about its main dining rooms that offer high-quality fare in an open-seating plan, but also about relaxing buffets and poolside grill fares.
Carnival Cruise Line
If you want a fun experience that features popular destinations, such as the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Mexico, that won’t put a huge dent in your pocket, the Carnival cruise line will deliver. The price ranges start at about $80 per person, per night, which is more than reasonable.
Royal Caribbean International
Perfect for families with teens or tweens, this cruise features energetic experiences, such as climbing walls, ziplines, ice and inline skating and even surf and skydiving simulators. Everything is split into appropriate age groups and you can rest assured that even you, as a parent, will find relaxation around every corner.
Holland America Line
As a single senior your search ends here; cocktail parties and games will give you plenty of time to connect with other singles on the cruise!
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Finally, Paul Gaugin Cruises are perfect for romantic vacations, from honeymoons to anniversaries. You can expect queen-sized beds, private balconies and top-of-the-line room service onboard!
You’ll find a cruise that fits your exact needs on this list, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, an adventurous experience, relaxed vacation with your kids, or a budget way to relax while traveling the seven seas. Everyone should go through a cruise ship experience, so book your perfect holiday as soon as possible!