To appeal to a more diverse crowd, Carnival owned Holland America has made dramatic changes. Larger foyers and other structural features targeted the line to an older clientele but now they have completely remodeled their ships to include more intimate, smaller foyers and individual areas. Holland America cruises all around the world and they have loyal customers in many countries.
Cruise line megaships are taking the cruise world by storm. With never-before-seen activities and amenities (plus previously unheard of square footage), mega cruise ships have something onboard for everyone. The most well-known megaships are Royal Caribbean‘s “World’s Largest Cruise Ships”, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. They’re not the only megaships sailing the earth’s waters, though. Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Epic and brand new Norwegian Breakaway ships are 155,873 and 146,600 gross tons, respectively, and have over 20 different restaurants onboard.
Did you know that all cruise lines are rated? While all cruises are excellent values, cruise ratings help you to know the level of service to expect when choosing a cruise line. Ratings are based on excursions, food, entertainment, and of course service.
One of the best things to experience on any vacation is the local flavor! Taking six-star cruises, including large and river cruise lines will ensure you experience flavor from the locals themselves. These lines make certain to bring in locals when you are at port. When I was in Israel the crew brought live musicians and actors on the ship. On another cruise we docked in Belgium and had wine and beer tasting. Don’t risk missing out on this essential part of cruising, book your cruise with me on one of the luxury six-star lines to ensure you get a true taste of the local community.
Oasis of The Seas and Allure
Royal Caribbean has truly created a paradise for kids of all ages with their ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure. Imagine yourself enjoying world-class performances in the state-of-the-art aqua theater with stadium seating and the back-drop of the ocean. A leisurely stroll down Central Park and you’re in an upscale downtown dining district. You’ll have your choice of first-class restaurants, small cafes and quaint shopping.