When thinking of a luxury vacation, most people tend to think in terms of LUXURY HOTELS. But another equally luxurious way to spend your vacation time is by booking a luxury cruise vacation. Much like staycationing at one of the best hotels in town, cruising on one of the best cruise lines out there can be just as pleasurable.
Here is a list of the best cruise lines that are currently in service.
1) Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises is a line of luxury cruise ships operated by Celebrity Cruises, part of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Celebrity has been in operation for more than 40 years and claims that it was the first to introduce alternative dining options on its cruises, i.e., you have the option not to dress up formally for dinner. It was also the first cruise company to offer unlimited drinks and beverages with meals and has built a reputation for providing exceptional service.
2) Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is a cruise line company that focuses on building ships in superlatives. It claims to have the biggest, the tallest, the fastest, and so on. Royal Caribbean International has been in operation for more than 45 years and operates close to 30 cruise ships. Some of the most popular Royal Caribbean International products include Symphony of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, and Mariner of the Seas.
3) Holland America Line
Holland America Line is a cruise line that focuses on creating expeditionary cruises. If you want to explore remote areas of the world, Holland America Line offers voyages to places that other cruise lines don’t go to, such as Arctic and Antarctica. Although, it does have many routes that are more traditional.
4) Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is a cruise line with headquarters in Miami, Florida. It first entered the luxury cruise business in 1966 and operates more than a dozen cruise ships. Norwegian Cruise Line is known for its innovations in the cruise industry, including freestyle cruising that allows you to eat at restaurants other than those assigned to your class without having to dress up or wait in line.
5) Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line is a cruise line company that operates around 100 ships. It is one of the most popular cruise lines in the world and claims to have been voted “Best Cruise Line” multiple times by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Carnival has been in operation for over 50 years and does not operate any expeditionary cruises. However, the line is known for its parties and entertainment.
6) Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line is a cruise line that specializes in family cruises, meaning it caters to families with children. The company has been in business for over 20 years and operates 4 ships.
7) Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises is a cruise line that has been in operation for over 50 years and operates close to 30 ships. As its name suggests, Princess Cruises specializes in cruises for women and offers an extensive collection of spa packages during the duration of the cruise.
8) Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises is the Italian branch of the giant Carnival group. It has been in operation for over 50 years and is popular particularly for its Mediterranean itineraries.
Luxury cruise vacations are a great way to experience the world and all its beauty. The best part is that there is a cruise line for everyone, no matter what your interests or budget may be.
We hope you enjoyed this list of the best cruise lines in service today and we invite you to explore each one further to find the perfect fit for your next vacation.