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Carnival Cruise - read
Carnival's vast fleet of ships promises fun for everyone, especially the little ones.
Celebrity Cruises - read more
Celebrity's large, graceful ships provide a premium experience at an affordable price.
Crystal's elegant cruises offer the best of everything, from five-star cuisine to one-of-a-kind itineraries.
Disney Cruise Line - read more
The fun, family-oriented cruise vacations of Disney Cruise Line® let kids play while parents relax.
Holland America - Cruises
Travelers looking for a classic, traditional cruise experience often turn to Holland America.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian is known for flexibility, from its open dining schedule to its relaxed disembarkations
Princess offers a contemporary cruise vacation, from the newest ships to the latest amenities
The modern ships of Royal Caribbean are perfect for those seeking an active vacation.
Windstar cruises are sophisticated yet casual, with small, relaxed ships visiting unique ports of call.
Additional Cruise Lines
Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, Oceania Cruises, Orient Lines, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises,Seabourn Cruise Line,Silversea Cruises, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises.
About Carnival Cruise
Carnival, founded in 1972 and headquartered in Miami, is the world's largest cruise line. The line's humble origins pigeonholed it as the cruise industry's version of a floating fraternity party for a long, long time. But that's yesterday, and while Carnival still commands a certain reputation for a flashy, neon-esque atmosphere, and by no means stints on elaborate lounges and discos, its ships continue to evolve. In particular, Carnival has earned kudos for enhancing cuisine (never a high point in the old days), investing in a top-notch children's program, and expanding its itinerary offerings beyond traditional Caribbean and Bahamas trips to regions like Alaska and Atlantic Canada. It even offered its first European itineraries in 2002 (while successful, the company has not yet revealed if it will add a regular series of European voyages to future rosters). Carnival also offers a wide variety of cruise lengths. They currently range from three- to 17-day voyages.
Disney Cruise Line®
Disney genuinely offers one of the most unique cruise experiences afloat. The two-ship Disney Cruise Line® is the ultimate family option. Disney Magic® and Disney Wonder® are sister ships that can carry 1,750 passengers each (that's a double occupancy figure, by the way; a truer head count is its maximum, which can handle up to 3,325 folks each, if every berth is occupied). The ships carry the same basic themes throughout, with different individual touches along the way. Disney Magic®, for instance, has an art deco theme, while Disney Wonder® is more art nouveau.
Both ships are based in Port Canaveral, Florida, but offer very different itinerary options. Disney Magic® sails seven-night Caribbean itineraries (alternating between Eastern and Western Caribbean), while Disney Wonder® handles three- and four-night trips, limiting its forays to the Bahamas. Both stop at Castaway Cay, Disney's fabulous private island, complete with family and adult-only beaches. Passengers have the option to include a land stay at the theme resort.
With these ships, Disney has introduced a number of innovations. Chief among them are the cabins, many with a bathroom and a half. Another innovation is the rotating dining room schedule, in which passengers eat at three different restaurants, albeit with the same tablemates and wait staff. Disney was the first cruise line to launch the "soda card concept," an idea which has been picked up by various competitors. Equally distinctive is what Disney ships don't have.
Disney has said that it plans to expand its line beyond
the original two ships, and while rumors are constantly abuzz about when the
company will make that commitment, as of now it has refused to comment on
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) has been around since 1969 and currently operates 17 ships. In 1997, Royal Caribbean purchased Celebrity Cruises—a premium line to appeal to an upscale audience—for a total fleet of 25 ships and a capacity of more than 40,000 berths. Royal Caribbean is a moderately priced cruise line, and rates vary by itinerary.
Royal Caribbean's 142,000-tons Voyager-class ships are some of the largest passengers ships in the world. These five ships—Adventure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, and Voyager of the Seas—offer a wake of innovation with rock climbing, ice skating, in-line skating, Johnny Rockets diners, promenade shopping malls, and much more.
Royal Caribbean is a good middle-America, middle-brow choice, particularly if you like active travel.
Radiance of the Seas is the first of a new series of
vessels in an "in-between" size: Smaller than Voyager class, but
bigger than Vision class. Radiance combines features found in previous RCI
vessels: The sleek exterior of the Sovereign class, the extensive use of glass
of the Vision class, and the wealth of entertainment and activities of the
Voyager class. Radiance has the most balconies of any RCI ship. Of the vessel's
1,050 cabins, 813 have ocean views and more than 71 percent of those have
balconies. Radiance is the first ship in the RCI fleet to have gas and steam
turbines as the primary source of power to reduce emissions, noise, and vibration.
Sister ship Brilliance of the Seas joined the fleet in summer 2002, and Serenade
of the Seas joined in late summer 2003.
Now that Celebrity Cruises has launched Constellation, its last new build for a long, long time, the company is turning its attention inward. The goal is ambitious, and hopes are high that a new passenger service-related program will genuinely position Celebrity as a legitimate Crystal competitor, albeit with a younger passenger demographic.
The program, in test form, debuted on Millennium in September 2002 and includes, among other features, a topless sunbathing area (way, way up top where few of the non-intrepid care to venture); poolside massages; frosty towels poolside; and afternoon tea in RMS Olympic, the ship's elegant alternative restaurant. Elaborate midnight buffets will give way to fabulous lunchtime spreads. Cova Café Milano will provide a new breakfast alternative. And Michael's Pub, the line's cigar lounge, will be transformed into an intimate piano bar.
Other new features and services that were rolled out on Millennium throughout 2002 include enhanced adult enrichment programs, more interesting and tempting shops in its Emporium complexes, welcome champagne upon embarkation, a spa café dinner option, poolside fashion shows and wine tasting, and revamped sports decks.
Another innovation is the introduction of “Celebrity Escapes,” representing a foray into child-free cruising. Eight different voyages have been scheduled over the next year on a range of ships and itineraries. One even occurs during the July 4 holiday period. Another program is bells-n-whistles, which includes complimentary wine served with dinner each night, extended hours at the AquaSpa, and sea-day brunches with Bloody Marys and mimosas on the house (or on the ship). These sailings are limited to passengers age 21 and over.
Celebrity Cruises, which has staked a claim on the slightly
more upscale than mass market cruise segment, is a company in the midst of
a major transformation. Its fleet of nine ships falls into three unique categories:
The “vintage” category includes Horizon and Zenith—ships that joined the fleet in its earliest incarnation.
The later addition of Century, Galaxy, and Mercury reflected the first real evolution: These ships are sleeker, larger, and possess intriguing design elements and “stop the crowd” collections of contemporary art.
The last, of course, is the Millennium class—Constellation, Infinity, Millennium, and Summit—each weighing in at a whopping 91,000 tons and carrying up to 2,500 passengers. This is a quartet of ships that carry through the company’s art and culinary visions, but also achieve firsts in their own right—from all-glass elevator banks, to spa cafés, to alternative restaurants that pay homage to great ocean liners.
Celebrity Cruises evolved from Chandris Cruises in 1990, and the line was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 1997. The company has, from the beginning, combined an enthusiasm for blending the innovative with the classic, such as housing contemporary art collections instead of traditional ones. It also has an internationally renowned celebrity chef (and quite intriguing alternative restaurants on its Millennium-class ships), yet still retains ye-olde traditional dining scenarios in main dining rooms across the fleet. Key new features on Millennium-class vessels include the largest spas at sea, the industry’s first outside glass elevators, and an innovative gas turbine propulsion system that is more environmentally efficient.
All Celebrity ships have cabins and suites that are standard in size and amenities. A minimum category cabin is 172 square feet, a plus for bargain seekers. Celebrity has upgraded amenities in all cabin categories to include terry cloth bathrobes and room service from the dining room menu. Celebrity’s Millennium-class ships possess all the contemporary accouterments, such as cyber cafés at sea, double-deck libraries, CD listening rooms, martini bars, and themed spas. Infinity and Summit also have Connect@Sea: 24-hour Internet access in all cabins for passengers who bring their laptops. Other ships in the fleet are being updated to reflect many of these new improvements.
All standard cabins have color TVs with CNN and ESPN,
closed-circuit movies, and Sony's interactive features; direct-dial telephones;
minibars; safes; hair dryers; and convertible twin to queen-size beds. A large
number of cabins have private balconies—56 percent of all accommodations
on Millennium-class ships. Suites have balconies and private butler service,
which is outstanding. Additional in-suite amenities include VCRs, personalized
stationery, whirlpool bathtubs, afternoon tea, and pre-dinner canapés.
In addition to alternative restaurants on Millennium-class ships (all levy
a $25 per person service fee), Celebrity has launched a fleet wide evening
casual dining program. And there’s always dining in the traditional
main dining room.
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