What is your ideal cruise vacation?
Cruising today offers not only a wide array of activities and destinations to suit nearly every taste, but a huge value for your vacation dollar. With most everything included, from your stateroom, meals, entertainment, and transportation to an ever increasing list of the world’s finest destinations, it’s a do everything vacation, a do nothing vacation, or everywhere in between.
Cruises offer great value for your vacation dollar because the fares include nearly everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip: food, accommodations, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation between destinations. We regularly see fares on mainstream cruise lines for under $100 per person, per night, which is astonishingly cheaper than you’d spend on land for a hotel, dinner and a show. On some lines, kids even sail free or at discounted rates when sharing a cabin with two adults. Looking for luxury? Upscale lines are even more inclusive, with alcohol and soft drinks, gratuities, shore tours, onboard spending credits, and even flights bundled into the fare.
On a cruise, you unpack once and your floating hotel takes you from city to city or from island to island and there’s no need to mess with train or ferry schedules, or lug your suitcase along cobblestone streets. Every morning, you’ll wake up in a new place. Can’t decide between St. Lucia and Barbados, or Italy or Spain? Why choose? Pick an itinerary that visits all the cities on your wish list.
Walking cobblestone streets in a different European city every day and viewing the works of the great masters up close and personal? Try a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Mediterranean cruise. Swimming with dolphins and diving with stingrays? Carnival Cruise Line offers a vast array of cruises through the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
Experiencing calving glaciers and spotting whales? Consider a Princess Cruise through Alaska’s beautiful frontier, with optional cruise tour. Crossing the seas with a good book, surrounded by the glorious expanse of ocean, leaving your cares and worries behind in the wake? Seabourn’s luxurious all suite yachts may be your perfect holiday.
Or maybe you want it all, a bit of a cultural diversion, a splash of exhilaration, a taste of nature’s finest, and the luxury of relaxation. Cruising is an exceptional value for couples, families, or a group of friends. Unpack once and let your floating resort take you to many exciting ports of call.
Anyone who’s watched “The Love Boat” knows that there’s a romance to sea travel. The wind in your hair, the vistas of endless ocean, the stars twinkling above all set the mood for love may be clichés but they’re real experiences onboard! If you want to rekindle the spark with your sweetie, a cruise vacation provides plenty of together time — sharing side-by-side lounge chairs by the pool, a table for two at dinner, dancing in the evening or sharing quality time onshore. Cruise lines also have special packages for honeymoons, vow renewals and weddings onboard and onshore.
If you love to meet people from around the country, and the world, cruising provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends. Onboard, you’ll meet people at your dinner table, at the piano bar or by the pool. The person seated next to you might be from Paris, Texas, or Paris, France; London, Ontario, or London, England. Kids can find playmates their own age during youth activities, so they’re not always with adults or their older or younger siblings. Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right?
Today’s cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Want to pamper yourself at the spa while your spouse hits the casino? Or lounge in the sun reading a book while your family plays basketball. You can go to an educational lecture, a wine tasting, a computer class or a dance workshop; paint pottery, play bridge, learn a language or do yoga; dine at a casual buffet, a fancy sit-down restaurant, a sushi bar, a diner or a steakhouse; and watch a movie, a comedy routine, a song-and-dance show or live music performance. And if all you want to do is nothing while the ship sails from port to port you can do that, too.
The ideal cruise ship for one person may be a mega-ship outfitted with onboard rock-climbing walls and outdoor movie theaters, while another will prefer an intimate ship with an upscale ambience and someone else will want the seafaring experience of a masted tall sailing ship. Luckily, all those different types of cruise ships exist.
Because cruise vacations package together transportation and accommodations, they’re very easy to plan. Pick your ship, itinerary and cabin, and away you go — no searching for hotels in your price range, no coordinating travel between cities. You can even get your travel agent to arrange your airfare for you — or choose a departure port within driving distance to eliminate that extra planning step. Groups also find cruises a cinch to book. Cruise lines have plans in place for group travel, eliminating the hassle of coordinating your 20 family members and friends from around the country who want to vacation with you.
Ocean Cruise Lines
Unparalleled Itineraries. Immersive Cultures. Authentic Service. Azamara also takes you to ports where larger ships won’t fit, such as the heart of Venice, Amalfi, and Crete, or even to the doorstep of Bangkok (while other large cruise lines dock a few hours away). More time to explore? It’s the Azamara difference.
Bahamas Paradise Cruises
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offers high quality, low price Bahamas cruises from West Palm Beach, Florida to The Bahamas. Get ready to embark on a quick, easy fun 2-night getaway that makes you the captain of your amazing adventure. Best of all, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line sets sail every single day of the week! From the moment you board, you will never be bored. Their ships are packed with endless fun and activities for everyone!
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival is all about fun vacations at sea and ashore! A Carnival cruise features day and nighttime entertainment like stage shows, musical performances, deck parties, casinos and more. (Like what? Like waterslides!)
There’s a reason people trust their precious vacation days to Celebrity. Actually, there are hundreds of them. Every day, every night, Celebrity welcomes the world on board. Extraordinary destinations. Culinary excellence. Intuitive service. Luxurious accommodations. And stunning design. That’s the Celebrity way. The Celebrity distinction. Your search for modern luxury cruises ends here.
Luxury should be whatever you want it to be. It should put you perfectly at ease. It should feel effortless. Relaxed. It should certainly never feel fussy. Judgmental. Or pompous. Luxury should know who you are and what you want. Whether that’s truffle sauce, béarnaise sauce or tomato sauce. Luxury is defined by what you want. Not by what anyone might think you want. Come explore with Crystal, Where Luxury Is Personal.
Sail with Cunard to discover a selection of extraordinary adventures across the globe, carefully curated to make the very most of your time. It is your world, to savor in your own way.
Disney Cruise Line
Enchanting entertainment, outstanding dining options, spacious staterooms, fun-filled pools and waterslides plus Disney’s private island on select itineraries are yours to enjoy on a Disney cruise.
Holland America Line
For 145 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place.
Hurtigruten is sometimes referred to as the Norwegian Coastal Express. The 11 coastal ships sail almost the entire length of the country, completing the round-trip journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again in 12 days, calling 34 ports. The trip along the Norwegian coast has been described as the “World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage.” Hurtigruten’s explorer ships MS Fram, MS Midnatsol and MS Nordstjernen offer Explorer voyages to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen and Europe. In addition MS Midnatsol crosses the Atlantic Ocean twice every year.
The MSC Cruises experience embodies the elegant side of the Mediterranean to create unique and unforgettable emotions for guests, through discovery of the world’s cultures, beauties and tastes. MSC Cruises translates its passion for the sea into a commitment to excellence in hospitality, professionalism, dedication and mastery of every single detail to ensure the complete happiness and satisfaction of each and every guest.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no schedule to follow but your own. That is the freedom Norwegian Cruise Line provides in all itineraries. Indulge your taste buds at one of many wide-ranging dining options, or perhaps you would prefer a dinner and a show combination? Relax at some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.
Oceania Cruises will provide the highest quality cruise product for mature and discerning travelers by offering the finest culinary experience at sea, authentic destination experiences, and a warm and luxurious ambiance on every voyage. Combining a casually sophisticated onboard experience with the most alluring destinations around the world, Oceania provides guests with a truly extraordinary travel experience.
There are many ways to travel, but no one helps you truly discover the world’s great destinations, its best-kept secrets, and the soul of its people, like Princess Cruises® – the Destination Leader.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent is your consummate host. They deliver the pinnacle of ocean cruising, with every luxury included, knowing your delight is in the details. Whether you seek a quiet night alone, are looking to socialize or are simply excited to explore our world, Regent looks forward to welcoming you aboard.
Royal Caribbean International
Discover endless thrills for every kind of adventurer – from daredevils to the culinary crusaders, and fun-loving families to couples on a romantic getaway.
Scenic’s world-class luxury and indulgence starts from the moment you step foot on board the World’s First Discovery Yacht. A combination of seamless travel and no need for your credit card at check-in means that you’ll arrive feeling refreshed and relaxed – ready for an unforgettable experience.
Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed – elegant, yet casual – sumptuous, yet understated. Seabourn’s intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.
SeaDream Yacht Club
The SeaDream team, both shore-side and aboard, enjoy knowing they are providing unprecedented levels of luxury and service. SeaDream’s guests appreciate that whatever they choose to do (or not to do, for that matter) during their yachting holiday, they will be experiencing one of the best vacation experiences at sea.
Silversea is committed to making your voyage unforgettable by taking you to the most beautiful destinations on the planet in the comfort and elegance that you deserve.
On Star Clippers, you will find that there are no rigid schedules. You are free to do as you wish with your days – and evenings. To entertain, Star Clippers brings local performers on board to give passengers an authentic taste of the local music and arts.
Viking’s award- winning ships are engineered at a size that allows direct access into most ports, so guests have easy and efficient embarkation and disembarkation. Each ship boasts a private veranda in every stateroom, a choice of restaurants offering a variety of fine dining options, the most al fresco dining at sea, an infinity pool, a Nordic-inspired spa, panoramic Explorers’ Lounge and thoughtfully curated book collections throughout the ship, and more – all designed in understated elegance.
Virgin Voyages is an adults-only and “Rebellious Luxe” cruise experience. Caribbean or Mediterranean? Sun-filled mornings or late nights under the stars? Gastronomic delights or beautiful sights? The choice is yours, Sailor. Ready to Set Sail The Virgin Way?
Windstar’s small cruise ships and personalized approach bring you closer to each destination and every port, so you can see the world from new perspectives. Share intimate moments away from the crowds, and immerse yourself in local, exotic cultures, all on a cruise ship where surprise and delight are constant companions.