The Top 10 Cruise Ships In The World
If you’re interested in booking a cruise but don’t know where to start. Here’s a list of the top ten cruises around the world. Give it a read and see what suits your particular cruising dreams.
For the best in luxury cruises, look no further than the Crystal Symphony. This beautiful ocean-liner has 476 cabins, 7 restaurants and 2 swimming pools. This cruise is a step above the rest not just because of its exquisite service and elegantly-appointed staterooms but also because you can take cooking classes, language classes, digital-filmmaking and Asian woodblock-printing lessons. Wellness seminars and fitness classes such as Tai’Chi, yoga, and pilates are also on the docket. Expect to spend a pretty penny but if you’ve got it, the experience on the Crystal Symphony goes above and beyond. This ship sets sail for northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Hawaii, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada and the Caribbean.
For a frugal cruise, the Celebrity Reflection gets the highest marks. It sails through the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Europe, so you can pick your favorite itinerary. With 1,523 cabins, 3 pools, ten restaurants, and a treasure trove of activities such as bocce and croquet matches, cooking and jewelry making classes and comfortable staterooms, this cruise is a steal in comparison to its competitors.
When looking for a family cruise, look no further than the Disney Dream. As one of the fleet’s newest vessels, it boasts 1,250 cabins, 6 restaurants, and 3 pools. Disney character meet and greets, the world’s first watercoaster at sea and full-scale productions make this cruise an exciting entertainment adventure package for the youngsters.
The Silver Spirit
The Silver Spirit cruise has been named the best cruise for single travelers. It has an 8,300 square-foot spa, a cutting-edge restaurant with art-deco motifs, and a total of 6 restaurants sure to inspire any foodie at sea. Marble-trimmed bathrooms and beautiful linens, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs make the suites a luxuriating experience in themselves. Don’t forget to get a Turkish soak bath and Private Hammam Treatment at the spa. This ship sails to the Caribbean, South America and the Mediterranean.
The Silver Shadow
The Silver Shadow has been noted as the best Alaskan cruise. With only 194 cabins, 1 pool and 4 restaurants, this vessel offers more of a boutique experience. The service is divine and many travelers say they are treated like royalty. In fact, there are 302 staff members to 382 cruisers. One of the most enjoyable activities is to take in all the spectacular natural beauty while sipping a cocktail on the observation deck.
In addition to making the Alaskan tour, this cruise line also travels to South America, Asia and French Polynesia.
For a Mexican cruise, the MS Statendam of Holland America delights travelers with its private verandas, pampering spa treatments and interactive culinary arts center. This vessel has 630 cabins, 3 restaurants and 2 pools. A wide range of room options are available for every budget.
The Azamara Journey
The Azamara Journey is sure to please with its Egyptian cotton linens and outstanding service. The ship has 355 cabins, 4 restaurants and 1 pool. There’s even a cavier and champagne bar. Its sails all over the place with itineraries to the West Indies, South America, the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
The Carnival Elation
The Carnival Elation warrants much praise with 3 pools, 4 restaurants and 1,026 cabins. Spa amenities abound as does lots of casino action for the high-rollers.
There’s also a 24-hour pizzeria. Who doesn’t love that? The six-story atrium is a feast for the eyes. Take your pina colada in the atrium before heading to the jacuzzi.
The Costa Luminosa
The Costa Luminosa is another great vessel for families with many wonderful kids’ programs. There are 1,130 cabins in total, 4 restaurants and 2 pools. International cuisine lines the buffet. Broadway-style shows, dancing at the disco, and swimming under the stars are all some of the joys of cruising on the Cost Luminosa, which travels throughout the Mediterranean, northern Europe, and the Caribbean.
The elegant Royal Princess, which takes passengers throughout the Caribbean, Canada and New England and the British Isles, features a glass-bottomed walkway called the SeaWalk. This is a big ship with 1,780 cabins, 7 restaurants and 3 pools. It’s one of the newer ships in the industry, built in 2013. Enjoy fine dining, wine tasting and even a pastry shop!
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