A Love Affair with Cruising

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Fun in the Sun. Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.As the cruise industry grows ever larger, we’re provided with an abundance of different cruising options. From Contemporary and Premium to Luxury and Specialty, there’s something to love about each cruise line type. Read more to see what we love most about each type…

I love Contemporary cruising because…

  • …there are lots of activities and a variety of entertainment options.
  • …it is fun, easy, and offers something for everyone of all ages.
  • …it’s the most accessible for my big family vacations.
  • …it is non-stop action when you want it, and total relaxation and peace when you need it.
  • …there are sooooooo many activities, game shows, entertainment options and everyone wants to have FUN!
  • …of all the different activities on board! I love that all age ranges are represented.
  • …the specialty dining options are spectacular.
  • …there are so many things to see and do onboard.
  • …they are high energy cruises, and there are always fun activities going on day and night.
  • …you can experience a fun laid back time.
  • …it is a good value for all types of people – young, old, singles, families and friends. There is something for everybody.
  • …the big ships are fun to explore.

Dining at a Specialty Restaurant. Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.I love Premium cruising because…

  • …there are fewer children onboard and a more relaxing atmosphere.
  • …I love the extras in life!
  • …you get the touches of being a VIP without the pretentiousness.
  • …it lets you escape the crowds, the noise and melt away the stress.
  • …of the service level. I feel taken care of without being overwhelmed by the amount of people.
  • …the upscale touches don’t outweigh the traditional cruising fun.
  • …the buffet is better.
  • …it is more of a relaxed atmosphere, and the food and service are great.
  • …you can experience something that is a step above with good pricing still intact.
  • …it gives the right amount of luxury without feeling stuffy, while still giving a great value.

Relaxing by the pool. Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.I love Luxury cruising because…

  • …the smaller ships can get into ports that the larger ships can’t reach.
  • …of their unique itineraries.
  • …of the top notch food and service.
  • …of the enrichment opportunities.
  • …embarkation and disembarkation are a breeze.
  • …I love to be pampered, sampling the finer things in life!
  • …it’s all about you and the staff doesn’t know the word “no.”
  • …you’re pampered and treated like royalty. Plus the ports of call are better and more exotic.
  • …everything is inclusive!
  • …I want someone to know what I want before I want it.
  • …the ships are smaller.
  • …you get to feel completely pampered.
  • …of the attention to detail and the small ships.
  • …you are pampered and really feel special!
  • …it creates a comfortable, carefree environment.

Baking Demonstration. Courtesy of Uniworld River Cruises.I love Specialty cruising because…

  • …it takes me places I have never been before!
  • …sometimes you want something different and exotic.
  • …they’re designed to specifically address certain needs.
  • …I can really explore my different interests and they all provide a unique experience.
  • …the ships and itineraries are one-of-a-kind.
  • …they can focus on a specific destination so you really get a chance to immerse yourself in the culture.
  • …it promotes towards a special need.
  • …of the specialized destinations and itineraries.

What do you love most about each cruise line type?

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4 comments

1 Lucretia Hickok { 10.24.12 at 10:17 pm }

Think I prefer “Specialty” cruising. What cruise lines fit my needs?

2 Rashell O"Neal (Cruise Consultant) { 10.25.12 at 9:22 pm }

Hey Lucretia,

There are lots of options that will fit your needs, all depends on how endless your DREAMS are? Lets chat and discuss your possibilities. Give me a call at 240.487.0155 ext. 281.

3 Rachel Biagé { 10.26.12 at 9:54 pm }

How or when do you know which type of cruises you have choosen

4 Merry Keane { 10.31.12 at 11:28 am }

Hi Rachel! Good to hear from you again. It’s always a pleasure helping you with your cruise plans. As far as your post here, I’m not quite sure what you’re asking. I know you’re booked on Holland America coming up in March- do you have questions about this reservation? Or are you looking for a new cruise?

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