What's more exciting than planning your next vacation? Starting it aboard a brand-new
ship that offers innovative resort amenities, gourmet cuisine, a variety of entertainment,
and more – all while sailing to your next port. Read on and discover the
highlights of the latest superliners sailing the open seas, like half-acre country
clubs with real grass, spa-style staterooms, panoramic stateroom windows and much
Since her maiden voyage on June 24, 2010
, the Norwegian
has certainly lived up to its namesake in more ways than
one, with unprecedented accommodation, entertainment, and leisure options for
guests to enjoy.
On the Norwegian Epic, you can match your room with your personality and stay
in a chic studio or a quaint villa. Once on board, take a seat at the electrifying
new Ice Bar for a post-dinner drink, or dance 'til dawn at one of several posh
lounges. If you're bringing the kids along - or are just a kid at heart - you'll
get a kick out of the waterslide-laden Aqua Park, the two-story Nintendo Wii screen,
or six-lane bowling alley. And of course, there's plenty to eat aboard the Norwegian
Epic as well, including the sophisticated Cagney's Steakhouse & Churrascaria.
Plus, don't miss the internationally acclaimed Blue Man Group show - you won't
find this experimental comedy rock show anywhere else at sea. The Norwegian Epic
ushers in a new standard for Norwegian Cruise Line, taking the idea of Freestyle
Cruising to a whole new level.
In December 2010
, Royal Caribbean launched the newest addition
to their royal fleet – Allure
of the Seas
, sister ship to Oasis
of the Seas
. This 16-deck marvel,
which includes 2,700 spacious staterooms and 28 modern loft suites, is now the
largest cruising vessel in the world. This groundbreaking superliner offers an
enormous selection of activities and adventures that can't be experienced anywhere
else at sea. Dine in one of 20 unique restaurants, all located throughout seven
distinct "neighborhoods" and a two-level shopping promenade. The majestic ship
also includes a full sized carousel, thousands of live plants and flowers in a
lush central park, 17 unique lounge bars, a thrilling zip-line ride, rock-climbing
walls, and the only Starbucks café on the ocean. Opportunities for entertainment
are endless -- Catch a matinee at the 3D movie theatre, take a dance lesson or
cooking class, or enjoy a high-dive performance at the AquaTheater -- the first
ever amphitheater at sea. To say there is fun for the entire family is an understatement.
You have to see this ship it to believe it.
of the Seas Cruises
In June 2011
, the world's largest cruise line will introduce
its biggest ship ever -- The Carnival
. Sister ship to the Carnival
, The Carnival Magic
hosts up to 3,600 guests
and features more spacious public areas than any previous Carnival vessel. Sailing
the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, the 1,000-ft Carnival Magic features innovative
new stateroom categories, an expansive, two-level Cloud 9 Spa, and a new dining
and entertainment complex called The Piazza. Guests staying in special spa staterooms
will receive exclusive Cloud 9 access and VIP treatment in the beautiful new facility.
Families can book staterooms that include a separate washroom for kids with a
smaller sink and junior tub. From the expansive Carnival Waterworks aqua park
to overhanging ship-side Jacuzzis and a wonderful wrap-around outdoor promenade,
you'll have to pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming.
Plus, the latest in the Dream class of ships, the Carnival Breeze
, debuts in June 2012 and is now bookable online. With an outdoor promenade (dubbed The Lanai), SportSquare, a fitness and activity mecca, supersized water park Carnival WaterWorks, and tons of dining options including steakhouses and a family-style Italian restaurant, the Breeze will blow you away.
Debuting in July 2011, the new Celebrity Silhouette
is expected to bring even more innovative ideas and activities to the sea as it cruises to the Caribbean and Europe. Those familiar with her sister ships in the Solstice Class will appreciate standard features like the Lawn Club and new twists like the Lawn Club Grill, as well as innovative dining options like Qsine – order unique dishes from your own personal iPad menu!
Since her inaugural debut in April 2010
, the spectacular Celebrity
has been a dazzling hit, even for the most well-traveled
cruisers. Carrying 2,850 passengers, this 15-deck marvel features customer-favorite
innovations like the Lawn Club, glass-blowing demonstrations, AquaSpa, Solarium,
and much more. Dining is made fun on the ship with a plethora of restaurants to
choose from, and unique dishes to taste from all over the world! Opt to stay in
a spa-style stateroom, and get exclusive access to the Blu gourmet restaurant.
There is a café that even provides passengers with easy access to the internet.
This exciting new vessel has raised the bar for casual luxury cruising.
And stay tuned! Celebrity Cruises is adding yet another new member to their fleet
in the summer of 2011. The Celebrity
is expected to bring even more innovative ideas and
activities to the sea!
Find Celebrity Silhouette Cruises
A new generation of Disney dream cruises was unveiled in January 2011
when the much anticipated Disney
first set sail. Up to 4,000 lucky guests in 1,250 staterooms
are now able to enjoy Disney's world-famous service and entertainment across 14
decks. The Disney Dream
's design showcases 1930s-style glamour in the
spirit of cruising's golden era. But it's the 21st-century surprises that take
this ship to the next level. Kids and adults alike will have a blast on the AquaDuck
- the only water coaster on the open seas. Families will enjoy live shows, first-run
movies, 3D films, deck parties, a chance to meet Disney Characters, and countless
other fun options for all ages. While most of the amenities on the Disney
are tailored to the young and young at heart, there are also places
onboard just for grown-ups, including an adults-only dining experience, an adult-swim
pool, plus several no-kids-allowed lounges and nightclubs.
And now, the brand new Disney Fantasy
is finally bookable online. The latest and greatest ship in the fleet sets sail in March of 2012, and features adults-only dining options, split bathroom plans that are ideal for families, and even first-run showings of 3D blockbusters.