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Family-friendly, fun, and affordable, Carnival is one of the most popular cruise lines for a reason. Billing itself as “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line,” Carnival takes cruisers to ever-popular destinations in Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean, among others. Its more than two dozen ships offer amenities like waterslides, casinos, deck parties, and live musical performances.
Boasting some of the newest ships and most thrilling amenities at sea, Royal Caribbean is all about choice and flexibility. No set dining times, no formal dress codes, and up to 27 restaurant options make cruising with Royal Caribbean unbeatable for spontaneous vacationers. Plus, the cruise line offers Broadway-style entertainment, spas with hydrotherapy pools, and the largest racetrack at sea.
With many awards under its belt for dining, spa facilities, and overall experience, Celebrity is a top choice for last-minute cruisers who like a bargain but won’t forgo quality. Expect top-notch service, high-tech amenities, and cutting-edge gastronomic offerings. Nearly all of the 13 ships in Celebrity’s fleet accommodate close to 3,000 cruisers.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Cruisers love Norwegian’s “freestyle dining” concept, which means you can savor unique flavors at a wide variety of internationally-inspired restaurants without set dining times or seat assignments. Ditch the dress code and come as you are. Norwegian’s entertainment options impress, too, with live shows, improv comedy, and family-friendly performances.
Award-winning chefs and innovative menus make Princess a favorite among food-loving cruisers. Its fleet offers trendy gastropubs, fine-dining restaurants serving world-class cuisine, and expanded menus through its exclusive Club Class Dining program. Some Princess ships offer panoramic wraparound decks for breathtaking views. Educational programs from local experts and culinary demonstrations are also offered.
Holland America Line
With one staff member per every two or three passengers, Holland America Line has made personalized service a huge part of its brand. Its 13 ships are roomy and comfortable, with hundreds of itineraries to destinations in all seven continents. Celebrity chefs cook up a huge array of cuisines in ships’ restaurants - everything from fresh sushi and classic French cooking to casual choices like burgers and pizza.
Disney Cruise Line
A Disney cruise is about as good as it gets for kids, Disney fans, and the young at heart. Family-friendly activities, top-notch entertainment, and access to private islands are just a few things that keep travelers loyal to this cruise line, not to mention upscale cuisine, cleanliness, and exceptional service. Though not as affordable as other options, most fans say it’s worth the expense.
Offering a huge variety of European itineraries, MSC Cruises transports guests from all over the world, making for a cosmopolitan vibe aboard its ships. Accommodations are elegant, with plenty of activities catered to adults (dedicated pools, Balinese spas, evening concerts). Kids 11 and under sail free on select itineraries.
All Costa Cruises fly under the Italian flag, and guests will notice a distinctly European vibe aboard the company’s fleet of 15 ships. There’s a special focus on design, architecture, and old school sophistication on Costa vessels. Plus, food options include many authentic Italian choices - think thin-crust pizza and high-quality pasta.
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