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Aug 05

Three of the best ships to take a cruise



Regent Seven Seas cruises: One of the most luxurious experience on board.

Traveling on a cruise is a fantastic way to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. The concept of all inclusive normally takes care of all the worries and anxieties that any trip creates in us. There is nothing like the feeling of knowing that one has not to worry about anything. From food to entertainment, to good shopping and great relaxation, cruises have everything. And what can be better than visiting several destinations even in different countries and not having to check in and check out from hotels every night or even not having to take a cab to and from the airport. Cruises remain one of the safest ways of vacationing and they are incredibly affordable.

The years of small rooms and very basic amenities are gone, the new ships are beyond words. They are authentic floating cities. But not all the cruises are the same. It is for that reason that we want to present here some of the best ships in the world. You may want to consider a cruise on board one of these luxurious vessels. We can assure you it will be your best experience ever.

Seven Seas Mariner: For the discerning traveler

In a cruise choosing the right room can be a little complicated. Some rooms offer a great balcony while others just an small window or others no window at all. No worries, one will not have that problem in this luxury all balcony ship.  Overcrowding is not a problem as well in a cruise with only 700 passengers, this assures the maximum level of comfort and attention.  When Regent cruises advertise that everything is included is because everything is really included from premium spirits to unlimited shore excursions.  One is welcomed with a bottle of champagne and many of the suites have a personal butler 24 hours a day ready to fulfill travelers needs.  So there is no chance to get bored on this trip.  But there is an amazing range of onboard activities that are as well included.  From the deluxe suite to the master suite all the rooms are incredibly spacious. The smallest one is 252 square feet plus the balcony,  the biggest one is 1204 square feet. The rooms are beautifully appointed and full of little details and great service where the only temptation is not wanting to leave the room and enjoy all the amenities awaiting the guests. There are several lounges, some of these spaces cater to people looking for a quiet space to read or rest, others offer great nightlife entertainment. The highlight of the nights are the shows in the constellation theater, those are accompanied by a live orchestra.  Lovers of fitness and exercise will not miss anything onboard since they can enjoy a fantastic fitness center that offers everything from modern cardio machines to Pilates, yoga and aerobics. There are four gourmet restaurants onboard offering culinary delicacies, but if one prefers staying in the room, it is possible to order in-suite dining served course by course. Regent cruises delivers a fantastic experience for their guests and Seven seas mariner is not only one of their best ships, but one of the best cruise experiences in the world.


Disney Magic and Disney Wonder: For the whole Family

If there is one place that comes to the imagination of kids when one talks of fun without limits, it is Disney and all the amazing theme parks. Well, it is for this reason that they have brought that very same concept to the seas creating a line of cruises that caters to the whole family, but brings a privileged place to the smallest ones especially. Disney magic and Disney Wonder are two of their best ships. With a capacity for 2700 passengers and all the amenities of any other luxury cruise and with the feeling of a theme park of Disney. There is not only one kid’s club, but many different ones with amenities and fun zones for children. There are areas designed for adults only and one of these is the adults swimming pool. But no worries there are two other crystal pools, one that is only for kids and another for the whole family. For dining they have come with a rotation system so, guests are allowed to enjoy a different one of the several dining settings each night. There are many other informal restaurants and cafeterias where most of the options are all inclusive. Palo is an adult only restaurant serving gourmet delicacies from Italy. This cruise never will be complete without the magic of the movies and characters of Disney, so during the day kids have the possibility of greeting and taking pictures with the characters and during the night most of the shows are centered on the enchantment of the lights and music of the Broadway style Disney productions.  The Spa is an impressive facility of more than 10,000 square feet and next to it is located a very well equipped fitness center.  The rooms are designed to cater to families and many of those are able to accommodate large families.

One of the main worries of many parents is to find a place where they can take their kids to enjoy a fun vacation, but being at the same a safe place. Disney cruises is one of the best options for families and Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are the perfect ships to take that adventure. At the end adults will find in this place everything they love from a good cruise and kids will find a ship that really pays attention to their main need: having fun in life.


Norwegian Epic: For the solo traveler.


Norwegian Cruise lines have been recognized for years for their excellent service and the amazing experience of those cruising on their ships. Epic is the newest and best vessel. Everything here is big. It is enough to simply inquire to know that the ship offers more than 20 different dining options. One thing that Norwegian has kept in mind is the solo traveler, for them they have designed the studio rooms, these are unique in their class and they open a full range of possibilities for a segment in the market that is growing fast., travelers in these kind of rooms have access to an exclusive lounge that is the perfect place to read, just relax or enjoy a drink before dinner. Suites are incredibly arranged and some as is the case of the two bedroom suite, can accommodate up to six people. There are several that are handicap accessible too. Madara is the name of one of the leaders of the Spa industry in the world and they have partnered with Norwegian to deliver one of the best wellbeing experiences on the sea. For those looking for a conference venue they may be surprised to know that this ship offers incredible facilities, the Epic theater can accommodate up to 680 people and there are two other very well equipped meeting rooms.  This ships goes mostly around in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean routes. It offers great nightlife and excellent adult entertainment, it is a very good option for families and the kid’s center is always ready to keep the children busy and happy. Overall we find it helpful that this company is targeting the solo traveler and for those who want to go away by themselves and enjoy a great vacation we believe that Norwegian Epic is their best option.

Pictures are courtesy of the Cruise companies.



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