A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for recreational and leisure voyages, in which the journey itself and the onboard amenities, attractions, activities and entertainment options are integrant part of the cruise experience.
Types of Cruises
Traveling with the whole family or going it alone? Interested in a specialty cruise, such as a rock and roll theme cruise, a voyage around the world or a transatlantic crossing? Looking for a luxe experience, a romantic escape or a stress-free holiday getaway?
Choose the type of cruise that suits you, and get started.
Want to set sail on an enormous, floating hotel featuring pools, waterslides, restaurants galore and nightly gala performances? Then ocean cruising is for you.
River cruising generally involves smaller ships with fewer passengers and amenities than ocean liners. You’re unlikely to get extensive entertainment options or access to swimming pools and will probably have set meal times. There are smaller crowds and queues than on ocean liners, less likelihood of sea-sickness, and river cruises tend to be truly all-inclusive. River cruises mostly travel at night, reaching a new place every day, meaning more time to visit different destinations. Scenery on a river cruise changes more regularly, and ports of call tend to be the main attraction rather than the ship itself, as it is on an ocean liner.
Adults-only & Couples Cruise
Not keen to share your ship with kids and prefer a more romantic experience? Then an adults-only ship might be for you.
Luxury cruises offer VIP service, more refined dining and better amenities. They tend to utilise smaller vessels, and may include such options as flexible itineraries, a personal butler, larger cabins, more exotic destinations and they’re more likely to be all-inclusive.
If you’re less keen on water slides and cabaret and more interested in nature-watching and remote villages, an adventure cruise may be a good choice. Adventure cruises tend to use smaller ships, which can access more remote destinations such as Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Arctic Norway or the Amazon. On board, you may be treated to lectures from wildlife experts or historians.