A cruise is a great holiday idea. Cruises are suitable options for all types of travelers, with some cruises targeting a specific demographic of travelers. For example, some cruises are geared towards couples only, which may be suitable for honeymoon couples, while some cruises cater specifically for families with young children. When thinking about a cruise, one can become overwhelmed with the number of options available. Let’s take a look at some of the best cruises in the world.
Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas is the newest addition to Royal Caribbean International’s fleet and currently the largest cruise ship in the world, with a capacity for 5400 passengers. This mega cruise easily tops many best cruises in the world lists with all that it has to offer. There are more than 25 different restaurants, bars and lounges, and each offers a different ambiance and menu, allowing passengers the opportunity to enjoy a different type of meal each time during the entire course of the cruise trip. Other unique amenities that this cruise ship offers include rock climbing walls and the opportunity to do zip lining on board. The cruise ship also has one of the best and largest cruise casinos, the Casino Royale. The Oasis of the Seas has an AquaTheatre, which is the main venue for evening entertainment that includes ballet and dance shows, magic shows and other performances. Some of the restaurants are also venues for dinner shows and entertainment. The Oasis of the Seas is suitable for passengers of all ages and cruises the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands.
Disney Fantasy, owned by Disney Cruise Line, is the premier family cruise. The activities, amenities and facilities are geared towards children but also so that the entire cruise experience can be enjoyed by accompanying adults also. This makes it the ultimate cruising experience for the entire family. For many passengers, the Disney musicals are the highlight of this cruise. As with most cruises, there is a gym and spa but as this is a family friendly cruise with a theme that is particularly targeted to children, there is no casino on board the Disney Fantasy. However, there are a host of other entertainment options including arcade games and game simulators, water slides and mini golf. The ship departs from Port Canaveral and visits the Caribbean Islands.
Carnival cruises are often considered to provide the best value cruise vacations because they provide exceptional service along with comfortable accommodations, a range of dining and entertainment options and excellent on board facilities at relatively reasonable costs. The Carnival Dream cruise is a family friendly cruise with plenty of activities and amenities specially designed for younger passengers, but there is also an adults’ only section. This cruise provides an entertainment filled agenda with a constant stream of on board activities and performances that keep passengers busy throughout their time on the cruise.
A cruise is sure to be an unforgettable experience for any traveler. When making travel plans for cruises, it is important to check the visa requirements of all ports of call such as the ESTA visas for American cruises.