MSC Cruises Fantasia – Cruise with Italian Flair

Who hasn’t dreamed of a vacation along the Italian Riviera?  Sun-bleached homes snuggled up the side of a cliff, overlooking deep blue water.  Old World charm.  Food you will spend the rest of your life remembering.  The entire Mediterranean has so much to offer, and the perfect way to experience it all can be on board MSC Cruises Fantasia. (more…)

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic – A New Way to Freestyle at Sea

In an industry known to embrace the idea that bigger is better, and new is best, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic is launching one of the most hotly anticipated new ships this summer. (more…)

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Oceania Cruises Regatta – Luxury Comes in Smaller Packages

It seems that in the world of cruising these days, the trend is towards bigger, taller, wider and more. While many cruise lines are super-sizing, packing thousands of people onboard new ships built to dwarf their competition, Oceania Cruises is committed to sailing against that current with its flagship, Regatta.

Oceania is a newer company in the world of cruising, formed in 2002 with the idea of focusing on quality, instead of quantity.  Its fleet includes just three mid-sized ships, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, with a new flagship, Marina, set to launch in early 2011. (more…)

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Cunard Queen Mary 2 – Timeless Elegance on the Open Ocean

If you yearn for the elegance of an era gone by, for a time of history and romance, when voyage was an adventure, and sophistication and manners were par for the course, step back in time onboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.

The RMS Queen Mary 2 is a transatlantic ocean liner, and the flagship of the storied Cunard Line. For more than a century, Cunard ships have been crossing the North Atlantic, first carrying mail, and now passengers from the Old World to the New. But don’t let history fool you, it is still an ultra-modern ship, with all the comforts of the contemporary age. (more…)

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Oasis of the Seas – A City Afloat

Last December, when Royal Caribbean Cruise Line unveiled its newest ship, the Oasis of the Seas, jaws dropped. It is the most expensive commercial vessel ever built.  It is the world’s largest cruise ship.  The news coverage featured every synonym for “big” imaginable.

Journalists called it a behemoth, and were wowed by the staggering numbers.  The ship can carry more than 5,000 passengers, and 2,000 crew.  There are 37 places to eat and drink on 16 decks.  (more…)

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Carnival Cruise Line’s Dream – For the Love of Fun

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and biggest ship, Dream, launched in September 2009 with the goal of “fun for all”, and with its vast array of things to do and see on board, it appears more than ready to meet that lofty target.

While Dream isn’t as large as Royal Caribbean’s Freedom or Oasis class ships or some of what Norwegian or Cunard offers, it is the largest in Carnival’s fleet, ready to entertain more than 3,600 passengers at a time.

It’s the size of three football fields, giving Carnival plenty of room to offer up new opportunities when it comes what cruisers enjoy most: (more…)

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The Ultimate Ship for Geeks?

Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas already boasts of being the largest cruise ship afloat. This city-on-the-sea boggles the mind with numbers like she spans 16 decks, weighs in at “merely” 225,282 gross registered tons, and carries over 5,400 guests (at double occupancy) in her 2,700 staterooms from her home at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale. (more…)

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