Travel Trends in Ocean Cruising

This is your newest “Floating Destination”. These ships are so amazing, it doesn’t even matter what places you visit, the ship is a destination in itself.

 

We think of a "big ship" as 3,000-6,000 people.

We think of a “big ship” as 3,000-6,000 people.

Travel agents like ourselves are seeing bigger ships emerging with an array of razzle-dazzle features. They keep making these ships bigger and better. Royal Caribbean was the first to bring the best of Broadway to the high seas, staging full-length productions of hit musicals like MAMMA MIA!, Cats and We Will Rock You. The world-class entertainment program includes dazzling only-on-Royal stage, ice, aerial, dive and multimedia shows, plus dance clubs, bars and lounges that never charge a cover. Supervised youth programs are available for kids from tots to teens and the whole family can enjoy the exclusive DreamWorks Experience® and styled entertainment. There are a variety of dining venues featuring celebrity chefs, and multiple music venues and specialty bars.

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Cabins staterooms are getting more luxurious and spacious. We love the modern look and sophisticated decor. Technology will play a large role in customizing your options. You will be able to make dining reservations, check entertainment schedules, make requests and schedule excursions all from your phone! The wi-fi is getting better as well!

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Royal Caribbean

 

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

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Activities and service are also making these ships that floating destination we are talking about. We love that the kids programs are involved and engaging. Let’s face it, if your kids don’t like the kids club, they are not going to be happy (and neither will you be if you are looking for some alone time). The activities are one of a kind and memorable. So if you choose to “walk the plank” or go surfing aboard the ship, you and your kids will never forget it!

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With thousands of people on the ship, you wonder if you can get the amazing level of service and “alone” time. We say yes you can, depending on the room category you select and what cruise line you are on. We have either been on the ships ourselves and/or have taken extensive training to help steer you in the right direction.

 

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Our favorites: Holland America’s Koningsdam, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Sea Norwegian Cruise line’s Escape.

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