Each cruise line offers you a unique vacation regarding atmosphere, service, size and style of staterooms or suites, as well as entertainment, dining and so much more. It’s that very reason that relying on a Cruise & Travel cruise expert to help you plan your vacation can be so priceless. Below, you’ll find a summary of the major ocean cruise lines, sorted into two basic categories: “Resort Style” Ocean Cruising and “Luxury/Specialty” Ocean Cruising.
These cruise lines create a fun-filled atmosphere, perfect for vacationing friends and families, couples, and groups of all sizes. Action and fun are a top priority – featuring some of the best Broadway-style shows, quality dining in a variety of venues, memorable activities for kids of all ages, and other entertainment that’ll make you feel like you’re staying at one of the world’s top resorts. Not to mention you’ll be making port calls at some of the world’s most exciting destinations, all while only unpacking once. Ocean cruising, now that’s a vacation everyone can agree on!
Onboard, you’ll find all kinds of travelers—cruise rookies checking out their very first ship, family reunions, honeymooners, social groups, and avid travellers looking for value.
While almost all cruises provide a sense of luxury, these cruise lines set themselves apart by offering exclusive perks to their passengers and creating a sense of intimacy that sometimes cannot be attained on larger ships. You can expect fewer passengers, elegant dining in a relaxed atmosphere, hand-crafted meals designed by award-winning chefs, and luxurious staterooms with plush bedding, more spacious bathrooms, and typically larger staterooms with more comfortable balconies. You may have a butler or a room steward assigned to fewer guests, leading to more personalised attention for you. Best of all, the ports you’ll explore are among the world’s most coveted: they are not always accessible by today’s largest ships, leaving you with fewer crowds and a feeling that you are truly experiencing a one-of-a-kind vacation.
Most of the guests onboard are typically well-traveled and have likely taken been on numerous cruises, and are collecting new adventures and destinations. When there are first-time cruisers aboard a luxury ship, they’re experienced travellers that avoid the “big name” places and brands and look for a sense of exclusivity and privacy.