Cruising Style and Types of Cruise Lines
Today’s opportunities for cruising are better than they’ve ever been. New ships are coming out each year it seems, and the enhancements and new ideas that have come to life on these ships is truly amazing. We’re talking entire neighborhoods, 3D theaters, boardwalks, new entertainment, top notch dining and more.
As your cruise experts, we’re here to help you find the very best value and sailings to match your personal preferences. Plus, when you reserve your cruise with us, you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits on thousands of sailings such as: exclusive savings, American Express Mariner cruise options, upgrades, shipboard credits, pre-paid gratuities, complimentary shore events and much more.
Call one of our travel specialists today to discover your cruise style! Below are some of the categories we would classify our cruise partners in:
Ultimate Luxury – Incredible Value All cruise vacations are inherently luxurious, but some are more luxurious than others. The mid-size ships of Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and the small ships of Silversea Cruises and The Yachts of Seaborn, offer itineraries that appeal to people who may have already been there but are looking for new insights. On board, superior service standards ensure that every wish is anticipated and preferences are remembered. The food is gourmet, the spa is exquisite, and all the details are taken care of unobtrusively. Plus the all-inclusiveness of the price, or in the case of Crystal Cruises the very generous “As You Wish” shipboard credit, make these luxurious experiences an incredible value.
Premium Cruises – Traditional Yet Innovative Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises are great examples of “premium cruise lines”, and loyal customers continue to rave about the excellent service and amenities whether sailing aboard the more traditional mid-size ships or the fleets’ larger ships. As the popularity of cruising continues to grow, so does the need for an even broader range of experiences, which has charted the course for new deluxe, or “upper premium,” cruise lines like Oceania Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. Both emphasize fine food and wine, well-appointed accommodations and personalized service aboard intimate, mid-size ships. They also offer unique itineraries with more overnight stays that allow travelers more time to explore.
Big Ships – They Keep Getting Bigger! It’s the big ships that feature the headline-grabbing innovations like surfing simulators, rock-climbing walls, movies under the stars, ice skating rinks, wave pools and so many choices that it takes a week to visit every restaurant or dining room for dinner! They also feature some new twists on cruise-ship staples such as health spas, libraries and game rooms. These innovations, along with award-winning children’s programs, make the major cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line an ideal choice for a family vacation, group cruise or couples getaway.
Small Ships – Great Things Come In Small Packages River Cruising: For many travelers, the slower pace of river cruising is perfect for getting the lay of the land, most popularly in Europe and Asia. Sitting on the top deck of a ship under brilliant blue skies, you gaze on fables landscapes dotted with castles, villages and vineyards. A flight of stairs down, and you have all the amenities of a fine hotel—restaurants, bars, lounges, fitness facilities, spas, internet access and comfortable staterooms. Avalon Waterways, Uniworld and Viking offer a diverse array of Europe cruise options, but you can also cruise Egypt’s famed Nile, the Mekong River in Vietnam and the Yangtze in China. Many of our most avid cruisers have become devoted fans!