One of the best values in travel is a cruise. For one price, you get entertainment, all of your meals, accommodations, and much more. Unpack your bags just once, and experience several different cultures at a variety of ports of call!
Mega Ship Cruising
This is what most people think of when they think of cruising – the “floating mega-resorts” of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celerity, Norwegian, Princess, and others. There is a cruise line, ship, and itinerary to fit everyone, from the budget-minded traveler to the luxury cruiser.
If you feel you’d be lost in a crowd of 3,000+ passengers, try a niche (small ship) cruise. These cruise lines offer exciting alternatives to the standard Caribbean cruise or typical mass-market cruise. They range from yacht-like sailing vessels to medium-sized classic cruise ships, taking you to some of the most exotic places on Earth. Although the journeys provided by niche cruise lines may be different, they do have several common traits. First and foremost is that they provide more intimate experiences than the larger cruise lines. Smaller ships can also cruise to remote destinations that the larger cruise lines cannot venture to. For example, smaller cruise lines can take passengers to some of the most secluded and pristine locales in the Sea of Cortez and Alaska’s Inside Passage – cruising through hidden inlets rich with wildlife and natural beauty. Niche cruise lines also place personal enrichment and environmental preservation high on their agendas. For this reason, niche cruise lines are heavily destination-focused with unique itineraries and shore excursions.
Explore Europe, Russia, China, Egypt, the Black Sea, or even some parts of the USA from a different perspective! A river cruise is for those who want to go to several cities but don’t want the hassle associated with traveling from one city to the next by plane, train or automobile. River cruising gives you the opportunity to unpack once, and have your “floating hotel” transport you from one city to the next. Visit cities you might otherwise would miss and from a different perspective, that of a River Cruise!