Cruise Line Information
POPULAR CRUISE LINES
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Carnival Corporation owns and operates Carnival Cruises, Costa Crociere, Seabourn, Holland America, Princess Cruises, P&O, Cunard, Aida, and Iberocruceros, in addition to operating ALL of their corporate lines under the WORLD’S GREATEST CRUISE LINES banner.
Carnival’s cruiselines and ships are:
- Carnival Cruise Line (Miami, FL)
- Carnival Destiny, 2,642 pax
- Carnival Ecstasy, 2,040 pax (Chartered to the Military Sealift Command for six months as part of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. After a refurbishments the ship will resume cruises in April 2006)
- Carnival Elation, 2.040 pax
- Carnival Fantasy, 2,044 pax
- Carnival Fascination, 2040 pax
- Carnival Imagination, 2,040 pax
- Carnival Inspiration, 2,040 pax
- Carnival Paradise, 2,040 pax
- Carnival Sensation, 2,040 pax
- Carnival Triumph, 2,758 pax
- Carnival Victory 2,758 pax
- Carnival Spirit, 2,124 pax
- Carnival Pride, 2,124 pax
- Carnival Legend, 2,124 pax
- Carnival Conquest, 2,974 pax
- Carnival Glory, 2,974 pax (Photo by Jack White)
- Carnival Miracle, 2,124 / 2,680 pax
- Carnival Valor, 2,974 pax
- Carnival Liberty, 2,974
- Carnival Freedom, 3,734 pax
- Carnival Splendor, 3,006 pax
- Carnival Dream, 3,608 pax
Costa Crociere (Genoa, Italy and Miami, FL)
- Costa Deliziosa, 2,862
- Costa Luminosa, 2,826 pax
- Costa Pacifica, 3,780 pax
- Atlantica, 2,100 pax
- Costa Victoria, 1950 pax
- Romantica, 1,350
Riviera, 1,500 pax (Sold to unspecified Indian shipbreakers)
- Classica, 1,300 pax
- Allegra, 804 pax
- Marina, 770 pax
- Costa Europa, 1,494 pax (Former HAL Westerdam. July ’09: she will join British travel company Thomson Cruises as Thomson Dream under a 10-year bareboat charter beginning in April 2010)
- Costa Mediterranea, 2,114 pax
- Costa Fortuna, 2,720 pax
- Costa Magica, 2,720
- Costa Concordia, 3,800 pax
- Costa Serena, 3,780 pax
Queen Elizabeth, 2,092 pax (Image Steve Dunlop/courtesy Cunard Line)
Queen Elizabeth 2, 1,800 pax (June 2007:Cunard Line announced the sale to Dubai World which will turn the liner into a tourism destination at The Palm Jumeirah. QE2 will be delivered to Dubai World in November 2008)
Queen Mary 2, 2,620 / 2,800 pax
Queen Victoria, 2,000 pax
Seabourn Cruise Line
- Seabourn Sojourn, 450 pax
- Seabourn Legend, 212 pax
- Seabourn Odyssey, 450 pax
- Seabourn Pride, 204 pax
- Seabourn Spirit, 204 pax
Holland America Line (Seattle, WA)
- Nieuw Amsterdam, 2,106 pax
- Maasdam, 1266 pax
- Rotterdam, 1,316 pax
- Ryndam, 1,266 pax
- Statendam, 1,266 pax
- Veendam, 1,266 pax
- Volendam, 1,440 pax
- Zaandam,1,440 pax
- Amsterdam, 1,380 pax
- Prinsendam, 794 pax (Formerly the Royal Viking Sun, the Seabourn Sun) (Prinsendam: photo credit Andy Newman/Holland America Line)
- Zuiderdam, 1,848 pax
- Oosterdam, 1,848 pax
- Westerdam, 1,848 pax
- Noordam, 1,848 pax
- Eurodam, 2,104 pax
P&O Cruises (London, UK)
- Azura, 3,076 pax
- Oriana, 1,810/1,849 pax
- Aurora, 1,878 pax
- Oceana, 2,020 pax (Former Sun class Ocean Princess)
- Arcadia, 1,968 pax
- Artemis, 1,200 pax (Ex Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess. September ’09: sold to MS Artania Shipping / Phoenix. P&O Cruises will continue to operate Artemis until 12 April 2011. She will be replaced by the Royal Princess as Adonia)
- Emerald Princess
- Ventura, 3,100 lower berth
P&O Cruises Australia (Australia)
- Pacific Dawn, 2020 pax (Ex Regal Princess)
- Pacific Jewel, 1950 pax (Ex Ocean Village Two, ex Crown Princess, ex A’Rosa Blu, ex AIDAblu)
- Pacific Sun, 1,900 pax (Former Carnival Jubilee)
Princess Cruises (London, UK and Los Angeles, CA)
- Pacific Princess, 688 pax (Ex R3)
- Ocean Princess, 688 pax (Ex R4, ex Tahitian Princess)
- Dawn Princess, 2,000 pax
- Grand Princess, 2,590 pax
- Sun Princess, 2,020 pax
- Golden Princess, 2,600 pax (Photo courtesy Francisco Camino)
- Star Princess, 2,600 pax
- Coral Princess, 1,970 pax
- Island Princess, 1,970 pax
- Diamond Princess, 2,670 pax
- Caribbean Princess, 3,110 pax
- Sapphire Princess, 2,670 pax
- Sea Princess, 1,950 / 2,010 pax (Ex Sea Princess, ex P&O Adonia)
- Crown Princess, 3,110 pax
- Royal Princess, 710 pax (Ex Minerva II, ex R8. Sister ship to Pacific Princess and Tahitian Princess. December ’09: P&O Cruises will introduce the ship as Adonia on the British market in 2011)
- Ruby Princess, 3,100
Ocean Village – Ocean Village Cruise Holidays UK (UK)
- Ocean Village, 1,450 pax (Former P&O’s Arcadia, Sitmar Fairmajesty, Star Princess. She is the first ship in the new Ocean Village branch of P&O launched in May 2003)
- Ocean Village Two, 1,590 pax (Ex Crown Princess, ex A’Rosa Blu, ex AIDAblu)
(October ’08: Carnival UK announced that it will cease operating Ocean Village. The two ships will be transferred to P&O Australia. Ocean Village Two will depart in Fall 2009 and be renamed Pacific Jewel. Ocean Village will depart in autumn 2010 and renamed Pacific Pearl)
Aida Cruises (Germany)
- AIDAcara, 1200 pax (Former AIDA)
- AIDAvita, 1,600 pax
- AIDAaura, 1,600 pax
- AIDAdiva, 2,030 pax
- AIDAbella, 2,030 pax
- AIDAluna, 2,030 pax
- AIDAblu, 2,174 pax
Iberocruceros(Spain) (Joint venture between Carnival Corporation & plc and Orizonia Corporación)
- Grand Voyager, 836 pax (Formerly Olympic – Olympia Voyager)
- Grand Mistral, 1,300 pax (Nov. 2010: sold to Paquet, the French cruise brand)
- Grand Celebration, 1900 pax (Ex Carnival Celebration)
- Grand Holiday, 1,452 pax (Ex Carnival Holiday)
Carnival Cruise Lines: Carnival is the world’s largest cruise line with one of the most modern fleet of cruise ships. Carnival cruise liners are often referred to as “fun ships” because of their emphasis on enjoyable activities, entertaining nightspots and Las Vegas-style shows. Families can relax knowing their children are enjoying a wide range of supervised activities at Camp Carnival and couples can arrange for a shipboard or on shore wedding.
Carnival Cruise Lines are known for their comfortable, spacious rooms and amazing service. Passengers can enjoy a drink at the sports bar, try their luck in the casino, relax at the Spa Carnival, dance the night away at one of the many nightclubs or even take a special golf cruise. With 14 departure ports in the continental US, passengers can visit exciting destinations such as Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Canada’s Maritime provinces and New England.
Costa Cruise Lines: Costa is an Italian company that has become the number one cruise line in all of Europe. Famous for the decorative and architectural aspects of their beautiful Italian ships, Costa combines sophisticated elegance with spirit and fun. The company provides great children’s programs, special dinner menus and lively onboard festivities and offshore excursions.
Costa offers non-stop entertainment, authentic Italian cuisine and warm hospitality. In addition to a spa facility, gym, casino and nightclubs, you can book a wedding package, take Italian lessons or enjoy a few golf lessons from an experienced golf pro on board a Costa cruise ship. Passengers can travel throughout the Americas, Northern Europe or the Eastern and Western Mediterranean.
Disney Cruise Line: Individuals of all ages love the magic of a Disney cruise. Everyone can enjoy entertaining Disney-themed stage shows in the Walt Disney Theatre and dining in themed restaurants aboard the Disney Wonder® or Disney Magic®. There are many other activities such as games, pajama parties, science experiments and cooking demonstrations designed specifically for children, teens and adults.
The cruise line is known for its extremely large staterooms which will accommodate a minimum of 3 people. In addition to the shopping, spas, dining and shows, guests can also book a wedding on shore or aboard the ship or celebrate a special occasion in one of the ship’s dining rooms. Passengers can enjoy cruises to South America, the Eastern and Western Caribbean, the Bahamas. Every Disney cruise also ends up at the company’s private island resort, Castaway Cay where guests can enjoy the beautiful, secluded island.
MSC Cruises: This Italian cruise line contains five beautiful ships where guests can relax with a luxurious spa treatment, try their luck at the casino, participate in MSC’s educational enrichment-at-seas programs or enjoy a Flamenco or Broadway-style show. All meals are prepared with authentic Mediterranean ingredients to offer traditional Italian cuisine.
MSC cruises are known for their true Italian service and blend of Mediterranean cuisine and maritime culture and traditions. Although MSC Cruises specialize in trips to the Mediterranean, passengers can visit South America, the Caribbean, Northern Europe, South Africa and the Transatlantic.
Norwegian Cruise Line: NCL offered a unique option to cruise passengers in 2000, called Freestyle Cruising. The company will select the ports, and passengers choose everything else. Guests can enjoy as many as 10 exciting restaurants with a relaxed dress code, relax in the Mandara Spa, try their luck at the casino or attend a lively theme party. The cruise line’s Kid’s Crew program offers supervised activities such as cooking classes, circuses, crafts, games, parties and parades for all ages. Couples can also book a wedding or vow renewal package.
NCL is associated with the freedom of choice and is known for personal and unique dining experiences and a relaxed resort-style atmosphere with an emphasis on personal flexibility. With 13 US and Canadian departure ports, the cruise line offers passengers the opportunity to visit Bermuda, the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, the Hawaiian Islands, Antarctica, as well as the New England or Canadian coast.
Princess Cruises: With one of the most modern fleets in the cruise industry, Princess offers guests a unique variety of amenities. For example, passengers can enjoy the Movies Under the Stars program and watch their favorite flicks on deck. Guests can also enjoy everything from scuba diving classes and a Lotus Spa treatment to shuffleboard and award-winning production shows. Shopping, casinos and art auctions are other great options. Guests are assured of receiving excellent service and experiencing an atmosphere of relaxed luxury aboard a Princess Cruise ship. The cruise line offers a Princess Kids & Off Limits Teens program and Princess Youth and Teen Centers with exciting supervised activities. Couples can book a wedding or celebrate any special occasion with an amazing reception package.
Princess Cruises is known for its Personal Choice Cruising program which started in the mid 1990s. This offers passengers a wide variety of options, and enables them to completely customize their perfect vacation. They can choose from the flexible onboard services, amenities and facilities to suit their individual needs. Princess’ Anytime Dining program means you can choose when and where you wish to eat.
Princess’ belief in personal choice extends to their 150+ itineraries; the cruise line offers voyages to more worldwide destinations than any other major cruise line. Passengers can choose cruises that last anywhere from 7 days to 72 days! Some of the destinations include Hawaii, India, Asia, Africa, Canada, Antarctica, Europe, the Mexican Riviera, South America, the Caribbean, Alaska, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Tahiti, French Polynesia and New England.
Royal Caribbean International operates Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur, and TUI Cruises. Cruiselines and ships include:
- Celebrity Cruises (Miami, FL)
- Celebrity Eclipse, 2,850 pax
- Celebrity Equinox, 2,850
- Century, 1,740 pax
- Mercury, 1,740 pax (She will become the second ship of TUI Cruises as Mein Schiff 2 in February 2011)
- Millennium, 1,950 pax
- Celebrity Infinity, 1,950 pax
- Celebrity Summit, 1,950 pax (Photo courtesy Port of Cherbourg)
- Celebrity Constellation, 1,950 pax
- Celebrity Solstice, 2,850 pax
- Celebrity Xpedition, 92 pax
- Azamara Journey, 698 pax (Ex Celebrity Journey, Ex Blue Dream, ex Blue Star: the former Renaissance R6. Photo courtesy FrangiB46 at Photobucket.com)
- Azamara Quest, 684 pax (Ex R7, Delphin Renaissance, ex Pullmantur Cruises’ Blue Moon)
Royal Caribbean International (Miami, FL)
- Oasis of the Seas, 6,360 pax
- Grandeur of the Seas, 1,950 pax
- Legend of the Seas, 1,808 pax
- Majesty of the Seas, 2,354 pax
- Monarch of the Seas, 2,354 pax
- Rhapsody of the Seas, 2,000 pax
- Splendour of the Seas, 1,808 pax
- Vision of the Seas, 2,000 pax
- Enchantment of the Seas (Enchantment of the Seas before the addition of a new 73-foot midsection)
- Voyager of the Seas, 3,114 pax
- Explorer of the Seas, 3,840 pax
- Radiance of the Seas, 2,100 pax
- Adventure of the Seas, 3,138 / 3,840 pax
- Brilliance of the Seas, 2,400 pax
- Navigator of the Seas, 3,138 pax
- Serenade of the Seas, 2,490 pax
- Mariner of the Seas, 3,138 / 3,807 pax
- Jewel of the Seas, 2,110
- Freedom of the Seas, 3,600 pax
- Liberty of The Seas, 3,634 pax
- Independence of the Seas, 3634 pax
- Allure of the Seas, 6,360 pax (2,704 staterooms)
Pullmantur Cruceros (Spain)
- Sovereign, 2324 pax (Ex Sovereign of the Seas)
- Empress, 1,602 pax (Ex Empress of the Seas, former Nordic Empress)
- Zenith, 1,374 pax (Ex Celebrity Zenith)
- Pacific Dream, 1,442 pax (Ex Island Star, ex Celebrity Cruises’Horizon. November 2010: she will be transfered to CDF Croisieres de France as replacement of the Bleu de France sold to Saga and renamed L’Horizon)
Royal Caribbean: With some of the most innovate and unique ships in the cruise industry, passengers of a Royal Caribbean cruise are guaranteed to receive superb dining and service. The cruise line has been providing passengers with exciting and memorable cruise vacations for more than 25 years. Guests return because of the spacious staterooms and attentive Gold Anchor Service.® Kids 3-17 can participate in the Royal Caribbean’s complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Programs that combine entertainment and education with supervised activities. The cruise line also offers wedding packages and corporate programs for adult passengers.
Royal Caribbean is known for grand-scale adventure. Most passengers are active individuals who are continuously seeking exciting new experiences and a great variety of entertainment options. Guests can enjoy everything from rock climbing, art auctions and wine tasting to jewelry seminars, onboard ice-skating rink and ice-carving demonstrations. Passengers can visit hundreds of exciting ports including Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, the Bahamas, Canada, Bermuda, New England, Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific Northwest. They operate the largest ship at sea.
Celebrity Cruises: Travel experts such as Condé Nast Traveler consistently rate Celebrity’s service as one of the best. Passengers of a Celebrity cruise are assured warm, personal service, exceptional cuisine, spacious rooms and European hospitality. They can book a golf excursion, shop in the ship’s boutiques, enjoy a Broadway-style show or relax in the AquaSpa. Children and participate in a wide variety of activities such as scavenger hunts, ice cream parties, ship tours, movies, video games, karaoke or a ball pit with the X-Club youth Activities program. All youth counselors have completed formal education in Education, Child Development, Recreation or a related field. Celebrity Cruises also offers special anniversary and honeymoon packages, as well as corporate meetings.
Guests associate Celebrity cruises with luxury, elegance and a premium cruising experience. The cruise line has become famous for its exceptional service that usually exceeds guests’ expectations. Passengers can book a cruise to Canada, the Caribbean, South America, the Panama Canal, Europe, New England, Bermuda, Alaska, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Hawaii or the Galapagos Islands.
Holland America Line: Guests of Holland America will enjoy impeccable service, beautiful staterooms, elegantly decorated ships and superb dining. The cruise line offers a more traditional style of cruising with convenient inclusive pricing. Guests can book a golf excursion, take a kickboxing class, enjoy a guided art tour, shop, try their luck at the casino or relax at the spa. Certain cruise ships even offer a custom tailoring service where men and women can order exclusive custom-made garments. Children 5-12 can participate in supervised Club Hal® activities such as bingo, pizza parties, miniature golf, scavenger hunts, theme parties and on-deck sports events. Some itineraries even offer kids-only shore excursions to several Alaskan ports and the company’s private island in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay. Couples can also arrange a custom wedding package.
Holland America ships are all known for their more private verandas and larger staterooms so you can cruise in absolutely luxury and comfort. In fact, the staterooms are 25 percent larger than the same category rooms on any other ships. The public rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with expensive art collections and fresh flower arrangements. Passengers can choose to visit more than 280 exciting ports of call including Hawaii, Europe, South America, Alaska, the Caribbean, Asia and North America’s west coast.
Oceania Cruises: Passengers of an Oceania cruise can enjoy flexible dining arrangements and 5-star menus, as well as first-class amenities and accommodations. Formed in 2002, Oceania Cruises has a fleet of luxurious 684-passenger ships where guests can enjoy daily historical lectures, comedians, casinos, fitness tracks, the Card Room or the Oceania Spa.
Oceania is associated with casual elegance where you can dine when and where you choose with no formal gowns or tuxedos required. Passengers can explore the Panama Canal, Scandinavia, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Many itineraries include overnight port stays, enabling travelers to enjoy the culture and history of exciting destinations. Oceania Cruises also travel to Russia, South America, the Greek Isles, Central America, the British Isles and the Black Sea.
Crystal Cruises: Condé Nast Traveler has voted Crystal Cruises the world’s “Best Large Ship Cruise Line” for nine consecutive years. Passengers can take a golf lesson with a PGA pro, relax at the Crystal Salon, tempt Lady Luck at the Caesars Palace at Sea® casino, shop at exclusive boutiques, enjoy a creative production show or attend lectures offered by the Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute. Children can enjoy supervised activities such as arts and crafts, board games and a video arcade and older children can participate in age-appropriate activities supervised by Junior Activities Directors. Adults can book onboard meetings with the state-of-the-art equipment and business amenities.
Crystal Cruises has become synonymous with grand luxury; guests can relax on elegant ships adorned with rich wood trim, polished brass and teak decks, enjoy exciting activities or explore exotic ports. Passengers can visit exotic destinations including the South Pacific, Asia, Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Mexico, Australia, Europe, South America and the Panama Canal.
Cunard Line: Travelers who expect nothing less than the best will enjoy traveling in luxury on board a Cunard cruise ship. Passengers who choose a Cunard cruise can relax at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, enjoy a music revue, practice their swing at the virtual golf cage or attend educational and entertaining guest lectures where they will learn about everything from acting to cooking and interior design. The cruise line also offers state-of-the-art audio/video equipment, cocktail parties and award ceremonies for businesses.
Cunard has become known for the lavish elegance and luxury cruising of days gone by. In 2004, the Queen Mary 2 made its debut as the flagship of The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World. The QM2 follows the traditions of luxury liners such as the Cunard and White Star Line predecessors. This remarkable cruise ship is the world’s longest, largest, tallest and most expensive, and it is the only ship to make regular transatlantic voyages. The Queen Elizabeth 2 offers passengers the same gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and British elegance, and has been touted as one of the greatest cruise liners.
Passengers can sail to exotic destinations such as Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa and the Transatlantic.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises: The luxury cruise ships of this company hold hundreds of guests, providing passengers with personal service and six-star accommodations, amenities and dining. Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Regent Seven Seas as the World’s Best Small Cruise Line in 2003 and twice by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Many special events, enhancements and benefits are provided to travelers at no cost or for a very nominal fee. Guests can take an exclusive classic French cooking course, play sports on the activity deck, take computer classes, listen to guest lectures, work out at the gym, relax at the spa, gamble at the casino or watch a Broadway musical revue in the Constellation Theater. Many Regent ships offer Club Mariner – a supervised program for children 6-11 or 12-17 with activities such as crafts, movies and games.
The Regent Seven Seas offers a program of discovery and exploration that rivals any other cruise line and has become the leader of the 6-star cruise industry. Passengers can explore more than 300 ports of calls on six continents such as Tahiti, the Panama Canal, Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, the South Pacific or even Antarctica.
Seabourn Cruise Line: Passengers of the Seabourn Cruise Line can explore exciting ports and relax on the company’s three yacht-like ships. Guests can enjoy complimentary wine and spirits, listen to a lecture program by renowned guests, arrange a golf excursion, relax at the Seabourn Spa, play blackjack at the casino, work out at the fitness center, enjoy a drink at one of the bars or lounges or witness cooking demonstrations. Seabourn also offers an enrichment program that involves inviting amazing individuals from various fields to enlighten and entertain passengers. Family, friends or companies can also charter one of the Yachts of Seabourn to celebrate a special occasion or personal milestone.
Seabourn has become famous for its atmosphere of luxury and amazing service. The cruise line has won many awards, and offers all-suite accommodations that are more elegant than almost any other cruise line. In fact, the cruise line’s amazing vessels are often compared to five-star resorts. Passengers can travel to the Eastern Seaboard, New Zealand, Africa, Southeast Asia, Northern Europe, the Atlantic Isles, the Mediterranean, Canada, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, South America, Africa, the South Pacific, India, Belize and the Transatlantic.
Silversea Cruises: Passengers of Silversea Cruises can travel on smaller, more intimate ships that offer more space and more personalized service. While on board, guests can watch a culinary demonstration, practice at the putting green, compete in a water volleyball tournament, dance at the nightclubs, play the slots at the casino, practice with a golf pro, relax with a favorite movie or book from the library, enjoy a magic show or listen to a classical recital.
Silversea has become famous for serving the ultra-luxury market with some of the cruise industry’s highest quality ships. Guests are rewarded with open dining plans where they can choose where and when to eat and suites with ocean views and private verandas. The cruise line is also unique by offering all the amenities expected of a large cruise ship while managing to retain the intimacy and personal service of a small vessel. Because of the smaller ships, Silversea can transport passengers in absolute luxury to exotic ports such as the Pacific Coast, Alaska, the Indian Ocean, Mexico, Canada, the Amazon, Northern Europe, the Far East, South America, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific.
Uniworld: Guests on a Uniworld cruise will enjoy many amenities and conveniences that are unexpected for smaller ships. The cruise tour price also includes the majority of shore excursions in the heart of each city, making it a great value. The company offers great choice, value and quality, as well as warm, attentive service. Guests can relax with friends in the lounge, enjoy a spa treatment at the salon, shop for souvenirs or play a game of cards.
Uniworld is famous for comfortable and convenient international river cruising – the cruise line’s ships travel the great rivers of Egypt, Asia and Europe. Guests can relax while exploring the Rhine and Danube Rivers, France, Northern Italy, the Duoro River, Portugal, Spain, Moscow, St. Petersburg, China and the Yangtze River, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Constanta and the Dutch and Belgian waterways.
Windstar Cruises: Since the mid 1980s, guests of a Windstar Cruise have been relaxing on romantic masted ships called masted-sail-yachts. Passengers can enjoy a unique cruise experience in an atmosphere of casual elegance featuring exquisite service and exceptional cuisine. They can learn poke tips at the casino, relax at the WindSpa, take scuba diving lessons or participate in a wide variety of activities on the watersports deck. The cruise line visits many exotic destinations that are not usually included as ports of call. Windstar Cruises also provides the unique opportunity for companies to charter one of their ships and proudly display their company flag with Windstar’s. Corporate passengers can and, enjoy a cocktail party, afternoon beach barbeques, evening galas and complimentary watersports.
The word that comes to mind when you think of Windstar Cruises is romantic. The cruise line has become famous for sailing to exotic ports of call inaccessible by larger vessels. Passengers can travel the world to hidden harbors in places such as the Far East, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean.
Amadeus Waterways: Passengers of Amadeus Waterways can enjoy the ultimate in modern river cruising luxury. Although the company is based in the US, it specializes in European river cruises. Since 2006, the cruise line has offered more amenities than any other European river cruise ship. Every room has a view of the river and 82% feature large French balconies. Guests are greeted with a welcome reception, and they can enjoy champagne breakfasts, complimentary wine, beer, soda, espresso and cappuccinos, daily bottled water and all-inclusive tour packages during their vacation. The Panorama Lounge features exciting performances such as local folklore dancers or musicians performing classical selections. Adventurous individuals can use bicycles to explore the various villages and towns while on shore, and participate in daily entertainment, dancing, lectures and theme dinners onboard. Children pay the same rate as adults and must share a cabin with an adult if they are under 18.
Amadeus Waterways cruise line is known for luxurious river cruising. You can enjoy the convenience and comfort of exploring scenic rivers in intimate group settings. The ships are newer and more modern than other European river cruise ships. They also carry a maximum of 150 passengers, rather than the 1000-2000 passengers on larger ocean cruise liners. You can view the most treasured landmarks of Europe, Egypt or Russia from your comfortable floating hotel.
Azamara Cruises: Azamara has been offering travelers a new way to see the world since 2007. The company’s two smaller ships are able to enter exotic ports most larger ships can’t access. The ships are intelligently designed with all of amenities you could possibly want, including butler service in every stateroom. Guests can enjoy fine cuisine, yoga classes, live nightly entertainment, in-suite spa treatments or enrichment programs that include everything from culinary classes to photographic explorations. Other options include shopping, relaxing in one of the lounges, gambling in the casino, participating in an art auction, competing in the game show Star Struck or watching a hot show in the elegant showroom. Couples can also book a wedding or vow renewal package. Passengers under 21 must share a stateroom with an adult, except for minor children who are sharing an adjacent stateroom with a parent or guardian.
Azamara Cruises has become synonymous with deluxe cruising and out-of-the-ordinary destinations. The entire crew is dedicated to providing exception service and ensuring your vacation is a pleasant and memorable experience. Passengers can visit South America, the Panama Canal, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Europe and Antarctica.
SeaDream Yacht Club: As soon as you board a SeaDream yacht, you’ll experience the ultimate in pampering, five-star personalized service and five-star cuisine. The smaller yachts enable passengers to visit intimate ports and harbors inaccessible to larger cruise ships. A maximum of 55 couples are catered to by a crew of 95. All staterooms include an ocean view, personal refreshment bar and 24-hour room service.
While on board, guests can relax on a Balinese dream bed, try their luck at a casino, work out at the gym or practice their swing with a golf simulator featuring 30 championship courses. The cruise line also includes the SeaDream Spa, the only Thai-certified spa at sea where guests can relax with luxurious spa treatments. Passengers can also kayak, explore the land on a mountain bike, relax on a hammock, snorkel with exotic tropical fish, go sailing on a Sunfish or enjoy exciting water sports such as wakeboarding, waterskiing or jet skiing. Groups can charter the SeaDream I or II luxury yacht for special occasions or corporate functions.
SeaDream is known for the unique, luxury cruising experience if offers its passengers. The family-owned boutique yacht company has been rated the World’s Best Small Passenger Shipping Line in 2006 and the World’s Best Top Scoring Cruise Line in 2007 by Condé Nast. Passengers can visit exotic ports of calls in the Caribbean, Europe, the Mediterranean and the Transatlantic.
Peter Dielmann Cruises: Peter Dielmann offers comfortable 100+ passenger ships where guests can enjoy the breathtaking scenery or relax in the spacious lounges. The company operates a fleet of ten river boats, a barkentine and two ocean-going cruise ships. Guests have been treated to delicious cuisine, comfortable cabins and personalized service for more than 25 years. Delightful sightseeing excursions are also options where you can take a walking tour of European cities, shop at charming boutiques, enjoy a drink at a local pub or visit historic towns and villages.
Peter Dielmann is an award-winning company known for its affordable luxury river cruises. Passengers can explore the great rivers of Europe such as the Oder, Elbe, Rhone, Seine, Moselle, Douro, Danube and Rhine. It’s possible to experience several different countries, and many unique river landscapes during one relaxing river cruise. The company also offers special interest golf, wine, wellness, hiking, equestrian, music, and cycling and garden-themed cruises.
Viking River Cruises: Since 1997, passengers of Viking River Cruises have been enjoying outstanding service, delicious gourmet cuisine and comfortable accommodations. The company’s unique Viking ships contain the ultimate in world-class amenities and accommodations. Viking has received the World’s Best award by Travel + Leisure and was voted Best River Cruise Line by cruisecritic.com for two consecutive years. The company can arrange exciting onshore excursions with knowledgeable English-speaking Viking guides and deluxe hotel accommodations. Almost every itinerary includes at least one stop at an enticing port of call every day where the ship will usually dock in the heart of a town. With only 150-300 passengers per ship, travelers can experience a more intimate setting and more personalized service.
Viking River Cruises is known for its affordable and comfortable all-inclusive river cruises. With a fleet of 18 deluxe ships, 35 unique cruises and more destinations than any other river cruise line, Viking has become the world’s leading river cruise company. The company is renowned for adopting the Swiss hotel management standards of service.
Passengers can visit the most famous rivers of Europe visiting ports such as Budapest, Cologne, Vienna, Paris, Avignon, Berlin, Prague, Bad Schandau, Würzburg, Regensburg, Linz, Bratislava, Amsterdam, Nuremberg and Rothenburg. Some of the popular China ports include Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xian, Three Gorges, Great Wall, Wuhan, Suzhou, Nanjing, Jingzhou and Dongting Lake. Travelers can also visit exciting ports of call in Russia and the Ukraine such as Goritzy, Kizhi, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Kiev, Odessa, Yalta and the Moscow Canal.
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