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Published April 2, 2018


Adventure seekers, families, seniors, there is a cruise line or everyone, but which one do you choose? Picking a cruise line can be difficult. We often only look at the destination ports instead of researching what the ship has to offer. The best way to figure out this is to do research on both the cruise line website, but also reviews and message boards of other cruisers. We will bypass all that time and give you what you are looking for! A guide and suggestions of what cruise line you should choose that best fits you! 

The Romantics

Windstar Cruises: Windstar prides themselves on their luxury options for cruising. Windstar offers smaller size ship and was voted the World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line. You can choose from their yacht options or smaller sailing vessels. The advantage of smaller cruise ships is a more intimate experience. Fewer people= more time to yourself. The most popular cruise destinations they are, Caribbean and French Polynesia itineraries. 

Paul Gauguin Cruises: Paul Gauguin offers luxury cruises in the South Pacific and is award winning for their luxury small ship cruises. Itineraries include voyages to Tahiti, the Society Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga and other exotic locations. 


Holland America Line: Holland America itineraries often appeal to mature travelers because of their onshore activities. Afternoon tea, gentleman hosts and ballroom dancing nights are intriguing and different from other mainstream cruise lines. Holland America also offers longer cruise options such as 14-20 days and even world crises that seniors have the time and money to enjoy. 

Cunard: As like Holland America, Cunard offers longer itinerary options such as the "Around the World in 180 Days" world cruise. Cunard also offers transatlantic crossings on their Queen Mary 2, along with their formal dinners and ballroom dance parties onboard.


Families (with smaller children)

Disney Crusie Line: This one is a no-brainer. Disney character interactions, dinner, and activities make Disney Cruise Lines one of the best lines to cruise with smaller children. From childcare for smaller children, under 3 months and play spaces to drop off the kids to enjoy the possibilities are endless for everyone onboard. Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line's private island, is a popular destination onboard.  

Royal Caribbean International: Royal Caribbean's reputation is growing larger for family vacations. The line offers toddler play spaces and babysitting for babies so the adults can enjoy their vacation as well. A partnership with DreamWorks brings characters from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, and others to life onboard. 

Families (with teens)

Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian is famous for their freestyle approach. No set dining times, no strict dress code and a plethora of options for food and entertainment. This gives teens whatever they want to eat, and whatever they want to do. Teen clubs onboard for the gamers and exclusive parties to get away from their families to meet others. 

Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival offers teens and tween clubs along with activities such as outdoor movie screenings, waterparks, ropes courses and many more. What sets Carnival apart ae shore excursions exclusively for teens 12-17 that are chaperoned by staff. 


Luxury Cruisers

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Regent Seven Seas is the pristine luxury cruise experience. Prices are steep, however, it includes pre-cruise hotel stays, also all shore excursions, gratuities, onboard alcohol and soft drinks, fine dining and all accommodations in suites. 

Seabourn: Seabourn offers specialty selected itineraries that take you beyond the reach of larger ships. Seabourn cruises have a private club feel and include all ocean-front suites, personalized service provided by staff, complimentary spirits and fine wines, world-class dining, and exquisite evening entertainment. 


Celebrity Cruises: All menus onboard Celebrity Cruises are crafted by Michelin starred chefs. Restaurants onboard include Tuscan Grille, a rustic elegance in Italian cuisine, Sushi on Five, a sushi lover's dream and Qsine, a one of a kind unordinary experience. 

Oceania Cruises: Oceania is set apart from other cruises with the contribution of Master Chef Jacques Pepin as the Executive Culinary Director. Oceania offers open-seating dining whenever you choose. There are no dining surcharges and 10 plus dining options to choose from. 


Azamara Club Cruises: Azamara, known for "destination immersion" includes less-visited ports and cruise regions to get a full experience. They often feature late-night stays or overnight stays in ports. Nearly every cruise also includes an "AzAmazing Evenings" a shoreside event that presents the specific local culture. Azamara also features cruises around major events in destination such as Grand Prix in Monaco. 

Viking Ocean Cruises: Visit at least one shore excursion at each port on all Viking itineraries. Expect to visit a new city every day on your cruise, and options for more exotic excursions like helicopter rides. 



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