Hit the seas this winter to experience exotic locations around the world. In the past, traveling by ship was the main mode of transportation when covering long distances. Thousands of years of innovation have blessed us with luxury cruise ships that meet every expectation and satisfy every desire. Whatever your ideal voyage looks like, check out these six cruise lines to inspire a winter sailing of your choice.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line keeps it lively with its festive atmosphere and diverse entertainment options, with a large fleet of ships so there are many itineraries from which to choose with destinations including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe. Carnival is known for being the cruise line for “every cruiser” that wants to have an ultra-fun escape without breaking the bank. Waterslides, sport courts, casinos, piano bars, stand-up comedy, and nightclubs make it the perfect experience for any age group. Carnival Cruise Line is highly suggested for people taking their first cruise.
Royal Caribbean International
Despite having “Caribbean” in its name, Royal Caribbean offers cruises to 269 destinations across 77 countries, on six continents. The cruise line’s fleet of ships is as diverse as its menu of destinations. Royal Caribbean offers large ships for entertainment and excitement, as well as smaller ships that are more intimate and relaxing. Their fleet offers a wide range of fun activities that include rock-climbing walls, zip lines, water slides, ice and inline skating, surf and skydiving simulators, plus many more.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line embodies a laid-back atmosphere that caters to the “freestyle cruising” approach. You won’t find any dress codes or fixed-dining times on their ships, but you will find plenty of on-board entertainment for the whole family. The “freestyle dining” system allows you to eat culturally-inspired cuisine on your own time. Norwegian’s 15-ship fleet sails around the world, with popular destinations that include Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Holland American Line
Holland America cruise line is built on luxury and quality. Cooking and mixology workshops, photography classes, yoga and pilates classes, or relaxing in the spa are some of the enriching experiences on-board. Voyages last from one to 111 days, with global destinations like Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, Southeast Asia, Europe, South America, Antarctica, and more. Holland America prides itself on quality and comfort, so if you are someone seeking opulence, this is the cruise line for you.
From very modest beginnings in 1965 with one ship cruising to Mexico, Princess Cruises has now become one of the most premiere cruise lines in the world. Sail around the world to destinations that include Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean. Whatever voyage you choose, Princess Cruises has created an experience on every boat filled with a refined atmosphere and personalized service.
Although Celebrity Cruises has a smaller fleet than its competitors, each of its ships feature beautiful upscale designs, innovative gourmet cuisine, and exceptional customer service. In short, if you are looking to get the most for you dollar, Celebrity Cruises is without question going to be one of the best options. The cruise line is currently in the process of constructing a one billion dollar ship to add to its existing extravagant fleet, so keep an eye out near the end of 2018 when rooms become available for its maiden voyage!
If you’re among those who are considering a first cruise, you won’t be disappointed with any one of these fantastic cruise lines. From luxury and relaxation, to excitement and energy, these massive ships offer something for every type of traveler – you can’t go wrong!
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