Nearly everyone has a favorite cruise ship. In this chart, we outline the key distinctions among the 8 most popular cruise ships in the industry. Look for highlights of onboard accommodations, dining and entertainment, as well as ship itineraries. Don't have a favorite cruise ship just yet? Our picks just might inspire you to find the perfect vacation match. Want more info about these top 8 cruise ships? Click on the vessel name below to read about ship highlights and find links to itineraries, a photo tour of the ship, a comprehensive expert review and hundreds of reader-submitted critiques.
Norwegian Cruise Line is one-upping the old-school arcade with a playground onboard two of it's ships that has you flying, racing and shooting, all while immersed in virtual reality. ## What It Is When it comes to Galaxy Pavilion, Norwegian has created a VR playground with several "rides"
A cruise vacation is one of the few times in your life when you'll wear belly-baring bikinis or board shorts every day, if not all day, so it pays to be strategic about the type of swimwear you'll pack. Boxes to check: Look for pieces that are stylish, high-quality and easy on the budget. Need
Sponsored by Princess Cruises It took just a couple of days aboard Caribbean Princess to become enamored of the poker chip-sized token I carried in my pocket. The OceanMedallion, sent to me after I registered for my cruise, served as an invisible link to a multitude of experiences aboard the ship. Via portals shipwide or my smartphone through various OceanMedallion apps, it was like having a personal assistant at my side. It unlocked my cabin door as I approached. It helped me order breakfast and have beers delivered to my cabin (not simultaneously, mind you). And when I got lost on deck six and needed to find a bathroom, it showed me a route to the nearest one. As the first ship in the Princess Cruises fleet to be equipped with the breakthrough technology that creates the MedallionClass experience, Caribbean Princess has been an incubator for the interactive guest experience possibilities. Even in its infancy, the MedallionClass generated a strong following. That’s a trend that’s continued as Regal Princess and Royal Princess have since joined Caribbean Princess as MedallionClass ships. By autumn, all ships sailing the Caribbean, which also include Crown Princess and the all-new Sky Princess, will be fully outfitted.
We all have a dream cruise we can name on the spot. (Take a moment to think about yours right now -- sigh.) Not everyone knows how to make that fantasy a reality. Perhaps you've been flummoxed by how to save for vacation when just paying the bills is hard enough. Or maybe you don't know where to begin to look for good deals on an expensive vacation. Sure, life would be easier if you had a money tree sprouting in your backyard. But if you can learn a few money-saving tricks, you may find your dream cruise is possible after all. Whether your goal is a first cruise in the Mediterranean, a suite on a luxury liner or a bucket-list itinerary, we have 11 tips that will help get you there. Who needs money trees anyway?