A host of varied experiences will be offered in the innovative “seven-neighborhoods” each with distinctive features to suit your mood any time. If you can’t seem to get enough of these exciting areas, the ship also boasts neighborhood balcony accommodations overlooking either Boardwalk or Central Park. Comfortable, well-appointed and with fantastic views they make an ideal spot for resting or people-watching.
Great news for cruise lovers, in 2018 you will have the opportunity to be among the first passengers to sail on a variety of amazing brand-new ships. And what incredible ones they will be! Stunning interiors, state-of-the-art designs, innovative amenities, dazzling entertainment, fabulous dining, spectacular accommodations and more will have your family “oohing and aahing.” This is also the ideal time for first-timers to establish their sea-legs. Some of the most popular names in cruising, including Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises will all be introducing unique and special ships.
Cruise in classic style to worldwide destinations with award-winning Holland America Line as you enjoy the finest premium vacation. Experience renowned white glove service from the moment you arrive as a highly-trained staff anticipates your every wish you’ll enjoy timeless cruising that has been refined for a new generation of traveler. Holland America Line has just updated many of its ships with new décors of rich woods and contemporary furniture, plush carpeting, high-end linens, as well as new bathrooms with sparkling stone countertops and more.
Two of the “hottest” ships will make their debut this year — the ultra-modern and high-tech MSC Meraviglia and the MSC Seaside. Guests on both will be awe-struck by the many fabulous offerings – superb dining, spacious accommodations, incredible water parks, unique promenades, acclaimed youth programs and much more. For the first time, Cirque du Soleil shows will be featured at sea, along with a plethora of other captivating entertainment options.
The stunning Celebrity Edge will be the first of Celebrity Cruises’ revolutionary Edge Class ships when she debuts in fall 2018. Taking innovation to new levels, extraordinary features will be introduced on this spectacular 117,000-ton, 2,900-guest vessel. She will be joined by three siblings, Celebrity Beyond in 2020, with a third and fourth yet unnamed to follow in 2021 and 2022.
Music to the ears of those who love cruising with innovative and always exciting Royal Caribbean International – the 5,500-guest Symphony of the Seas is scheduled to debut in spring 2018. At 230,000 tons, she will claim the title of the “world’s largest cruise ship,” boasting 28 more staterooms than Harmony of the Seas, her newest sister ship. As one of the line’s exceptional Oasis-class ships, she will also be slightly longer and wider than the others.
Excitement is building for the summer 2018 arrival of Norwegian Cruise Line’s swanky and state-of-the-art 4,000-guest Norwegian Bliss, the third ship in its popular Breakaway-Plus Class. She will be sailing itineraries in Alaska and the Caribbean among others. Spotlighting the importance of conservation and ocean preservation, the hull artwork of acclaimed marine life artist Wyland will feature stunning images of humpback whales and their calves.
- Two incredible Observation Lounges
- The Haven Suite debut
- Wide range of accommodations
If your family, like many others, has fallen in love with the thrilling Carnival Vista — good news! Her sister ship, the 133,500-ton, 3,936-guest Carnival Horizon, is scheduled to debut in April 2018. As the second of the revolutionary Vista-class series, she will boast many of the same spectacular features, the bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, dining options for every taste and a huge WaterWorks aqua park featuring Kaleid-o-slide, a thrilling 455-foot-long water tube slide and a mini-racer for kids.