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From the photos above and the many certifications we have done in the travel industry, this is just some of the 100s of cruise lines out there. These are some of the big names you may have heard of.
Carnival; MSC; Norwegian; Royal Caribbean; Costa; Viking: celebrity, Princess, Holland America; AIDA; Cunard and of Course Disney.
These are just a handful of Ocean Liners, do not get confused with Yacht, small cruise and River Cruises these will be looked at in other blog posts.
The difference in this ships and companies is like Night and Day and not everyone is a "cookiecutter" ship. Some of the companies smaller ships or many are offering their Mega Ships.
Definition of a Mega Ship Compared to a smaller ship in that companies fleet is anywhere between 3000-5000 people. You might be reading this and say "Wow" that is crazy. It must be crowded and people are wall to wall; or the ship will just be to big for me.
Being on both types of ships, I am here to tell you, you really don't know the difference unless it is a beautiful day out and your want to walk along the deck of the cruise ship or run the tracks etc.
Just like any type of travel experiences, you will be staying or having fun in certain parts of the ship. You may never get to go to the other parts of the ship or have any interest in doing that.
Ex: Some people just want to go to relax in the Spa or by the pools. They might be people who love to gamble like my husband, Nelson, or want to enjoy the sports on board or certain activities. Yes at the sail away parties and the Special parties they have while on the ship, that time might be crowded, but other than that. You are in the same area of the ship that others that like the same thing you will be doing..
Parties if you are a party person, and you know who you are! We would recommend Carnival, Norwegian, Royal.
For those who are older like 40 plus; who want to explore more of a refiner option, might want to try MSC (Pricing around the same as a Carnival Cruise), I will have a separate blog post just on MSC in the future! Holland America, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard, and now Viking River Cruise Lines has an Ocean Liner) These cruise lines are a price point about the same as or a little more than Norwegian and Royal!
Then we have "Disney Cruise Lines"; Can I just say wow and the price whether for adults and families is a total different experience than any of them. Again this will be a separate posting all together.
The top cruise lines ranking by www.cruisecritic.com - Cruise Critic Choice Awards for 2017 are:
1. Disney Dream - Disney Cruise Lines
2. Celebrity Reflection. - Celebrity Cruise Lines
3. Celebrity Equinox - Celebrity Cruise Lines
4. Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruise Lines
5. Disney Fantasy - Disney Cruise Lines check the link under Disney Dream
6. Celebrity Silhouette - Celebrity Cruise Lines
7. Regal Princess - Princess Cruise Lines
8 Allure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean
9. Royal Princess - Princess Cruise Lines
10. Island Princess - Princess Cruise Lines
Check out more brochures and options on our http://www.echevarriatravel.com/brochure-rack.html
The other cruise lines are as just as good or even better depending on who you ask, remember everyone has had the experience, a friend might have had a really bad one, you might have a really good one. Only you can determine what you like.
Enjoy! Have you been on a cruise before? Which one was it? When did you go? Do you like to cruise? We want to hear from you. The comment box below is only for this particular post. Please respect one another and keep it clean. Thank you..
Cheryl Echevarria writes about what things to help her clients when planning their next Dream Vacation, especially our clients and future clients that travel independently but has a special need for arranging them. Whether it is a medical issues or a access or disability.