There are so many
cruise lines and so many itineraries and ships, the options can make
you dizzy. A good travel agent can guide you to the perfect cruise for
you. To become familiar with the different cruise lines, here's a partial
listing by pricing and quality category.
Large Ship Cruise Lines
Caribbean Cruise Lines - the leader of the general megaliner
market, RCCL delivers an enjoyable product. Food is good (but not
gourmet), and service is pleasant. A multitude of onboard activities,
exciting itineraries, and a good reputation means RCCL satisfies most
of the cruisers out there. Not all ships are big and new (the new
ones are featured on the commercials), so ask your travel agent what
to expect on your particular cruise ship. RCCL is also known for some
small cabins! The larger, newer ships offer rock climbing, ice skating,
and more. RCCL is great for pretty much every middle America lifestyle,
especially for those active, independent individuals who thought cruises
were just for "boring stuffy people."
Large Ship Cruise Lines
America -- Holland America is a true premium cruise with
class and special touches. The service is extra-friendly (maybe the
best in the premium category), and dining excellent. Holland America
is suitable for all ages, and kids are treated well. The ambiance
is cheerful and relaxing. You'll find special touches onboard, especially
for suite passengers.
Cruise Lines -- Celebrity is sophisticated without being
pretentious. Service, food, the aesthetics of the ship -- all excellent.
Celebrity offers some great price values too. Celebrity is one of
the few ships that offer a refreshing array of on-ship activities,
going well beyond the usual art auction-bingo game-skin care demonstration
offering of other megaliners.
Cruises -- Princess Cruises bridges the gap between general
and premium categories. She probably rivals RCCL in quality levels,
and competes with Holland America for client base (that's just my
observation). Food and service are consistently good, with some recent
efforts to improve the food. Some of her ships are high "wow"
factor, and are simply stunning. Princess does a great job of offering
a wide range of shore excursions as well.
Cruise Lines -- Disney always does everything top-notch,
and their cruise line is no exception. DCL operates two ships out
of Port Canaveral (near Orlando on the Atlantic side), with one ship
sailing 7 night cruises, while the other operates 3 and 4 night cruises.
Even if you aren't a Disney fanatic, you will have the time of your
life. Everything is classy, fanciful, and relaxing. Dining takes place
in a series of dining rooms, and you rotate every night along with
a waitstaff that rotates with you. DCL also has their own private
Bahamas island, which is heaven. Service is outstanding, and entertainment
is the best at sea. For a honeymoon, combine a cruise with a land
stay at Disneyworld, and you're all set!
Ship Cruise Lines
Seven Seas Cruises - when the ordinary just won't do, Radisson
offers an excellent cruise for special occassion travelers, and for
those who are looking for something a little better than the rest.
Service, shoRadisson offers cruises to Bermuda, the Caribban, Alaska,
Europe, and Tahiti, as well as other unique itineraries. The Tahiti
cruise is a favorite among honeymooners!
of Seabourn - this top-of-the-line small ship cruise experience
really caters to you. Dining rivals that of the finest restaurants
in the world. Service is exemplary. Caviar is served onboard. Massages
are offered deck side (complimentary of course). Imagine your cabin
steward presenting you with a selection of designer soaps for your
stay. And the staff knows your name within 24 hours. Itineraries are
unique, as are the shore excursion options available. "Intimate
ships, uncompromising luxury."
Niche cruises offer something different & specialized.
Travel onboard river barge cruise boats, or explore the unmanned shores
of Costa Rica on a small 70 passenger boat. Small ship sailing is also
a great way to get "up close and personal" to Alaska's great
natural wonders. Nice cruise ships are more about the experience, and
less about the onboard amenities. Contact us to ask about more exciting
nice cruise offerings.
Call us at 800-957-8600
to discuss your honeymoon arrangements, or request
a quote today!
Expert Family Travel
5200 Paige Road
The Colony TX 75056
972-625-6200 or 800-957-8600
Located in the Dallas
- Fort Worth metroplex, near Frisco, Little Elm, and Plano. We service
clients across the country.