We all know the brand and you can expect a high level of service while sailing. Characters, and all things related to the Mouse will await your adventure. This brand really levels up the family experience.
backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is reinventing mainstream cruising with a hipper, more inclusive, younger vibe (though not too young; its ships are adults-only). Think tattoo shops, drag queen shows, and no upcharges for tips or eateries. They do things differently with no buffet, gratuities, wifi, and soft drinks included in your cabin pricing.
Virgin Voyages' first three ships (Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, and Resilient Lady) have suites by acclaimed designer Tom Dixon. Destinations include the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and a private beach club in Bimini, as well as parts of Europe and Australia.
Designed to be a cut above mainstream options while remaining relatively affordable, this Miami-based "premium" line is known for some of the most stylish big ships at sea. Expect high-end design, cutting-edge art, and trendy restaurants. They aim for sophisticated traveler, not the party crowd.
Relatively small, upscale ships that offer a significant upgrade from mass-market vessels but aren't quite as fancy (or pricey) as luxury offerings.
Its seven ships feature a relaxed, country club-like ambiance and inspired dining that appeal to a mostly older crowd.
Itinerary-wise, Oceania is known for destination-intensive voyages that typically are 10 nights or more in length, with some globe-circling trips as long as 180 days.
Upscale ships with inclusive amenities. The ships provide a nice ambiance, they are destination-focused and average fewer than 700 passengers on board.