BEST CRUISE SHIPS
Allure of the seas
The biggest cruise ship ever constructed can carry 6,360 passengers and beats Oasis of the Seas by a mere 5 centimeters in length!
Oasis of the seas
Another water-wonder from Royal Caribbean, Oasis of the seas is the sister ship of Allure of the seas and debuted in December 2009.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) Epic debuted in June 2010 and has been a favorite with passengers ever since. Innovation has been a catalyst in making Epic’s journey a hit with people. Solo studio cabins, ice-bar, performances by Blue-man group, new wave cabins and translucent bathrooms; the innovative changes are a pleasant change.
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Flaunting a glass-exterior the ship is the fifth of the voyager class cruise liners in the Royal fleet.
Mariner of the Seas
The next cruise liner in the voyager class, Mariner is also one of the finest luxury cruise ship from the Royal Caribbean family. Although the last to make its debut in the voyager family; Mariner has kept its head high thanks to its uniqueness and the ability to offer fun and relaxation.
A welcome change, Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC), Fantasia is another luxury cruise liner which has successfully held its own amongst the plethora of the Royal fleet. With more than 75% of rooms having balconies, Fantasia also features Europe’s best ship-within-a-ship concept
BEST CRUISE LINE
# 1 – HAPAG LLOYD’S – EUROPA
The 450-Guest, 28,890 GRT, pride of the Hapag-Lloyd fleet, has never been a household cruise name. Since its launch in 1999. the vessel has been sold primarily by travel agents in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This is a modern, highly evolved, unusually spacious ship that features some of the finest formal services at sea. Dining is an event and, on certain evenings, even the wait staff works in formalwear.
#2 – REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
Regent is the perfect blending of casual sophistication, lots of options, and the largest cabins in its class. The 700 Guest Mariner and Voyager have hit the sweet spot of available space and amenities to match. The Navigator, at 490 guests, is ideal for those seeking a more intimate experience.
#3– CRYSTAL CRUISES
Crystal’s fleet of two large (940 guest) ships has won virtually every “best large ship cruise line” award in the industry. The line features the highest standards of dining service and we rank the specialty Prego Italian restaurant among the finest at sea. Crystal caters to a demanding, largely retired, east and west coast clientele and features two-seating dining.
# 5 – SEA DREAM YACHT CLUB
The “world’s best cruise line you’ve never heard of” continues to draw rave reviews from the fewer than 200 guests per week able to sail this lines two 100-passenger ships. Outstanding service and some of the best food afloat, combined with a casual “no ties-no formal anything” is a winning combination for these former Sea Goddess yachts. Excellent one-week itineraries in Europe and the Caribbean. Ideal for laid-back adventurers seeking one-on-one service. There are no balcony cabins and the bathrooms are small but guests can sleep outdoors on a Balinese bed. This is high-end, casual, all-inclusive relaxation for those who would never consider a Vegas-like shipboard atmosphere. In fact, Sea Dream is ideal for those who have never wanted to cruise, The line takes it’s tag line, “the world’s largest yachts” seriously. While several smaller, luxury lines claim they visit off-the-beaten path ports, Sea Dream really delivers on that promise. The new Adriatic sailings featuring the ports of Croatia and may be Europe’s...