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4 Amazing Cruise Vacays You should Try this Year!

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Cruising has become one of the most popular travel means today with travelers looking for luxury along with entertainment, company and great food. A travel adventure in itself, one will be spoilt for choices with the number of vessels and cruise kinds today. From the Caribbean to Alaska, cruise liners have a planned vacation for every traveler. Here are the top 4 cruises to take in 2018.

The best part of a cruise is that there is something for everyone. From activities on board to sightseeing and adventure sports when you reach a destination, your liner will plan a memorable experience for you and your family. With endless options in food and dining available on board, the cruises also get you acquainted with the culture and diversity of the country you’re visiting. Let’s look at this year’s most happening cruises that you could invest your time in:


Regent Seven Seas Explorer

A recent addition to the family of cruise liners, Regent Seven Seas began its course in 2016. Named as the “most luxurious ship ever built”, the ship cabins are all suites with a balcony view attached to them.  These extravagant rooms come in different sizes from 55 to 995 square feet. The common areas of the ship are also opulent with 2500 pieces of art displayed all over the vessel.

Food is another highlight at the vessel, with two main restaurants – Compass Rose and La Veranda/Sette Mari. Along with these, there are specialty restaurants, steakhouse, Asian and French too.  Premium alcohol is served on board with an array of choices in spirits.

There is unlimited Wi-Fi, shore excursions, spas, a boutique for designer garments and mementos to bring back with you, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a jogging track next to the sports area.

There is a Seven Seas Explorer Gourmet Explorer Tour that allows the guests an opportunity to visit and savour the cuisines of the country visited. Going shopping at the local spice markets, tasting local cuisines,  and cooking classes are also offered.

The Meridian Lounge is a lush bar where one can grab a drink alongside live music by the entertainment crew on board. The ship also has a Monte-Carlo style casino where you can try your hand at various exciting games starting from Blackjack to even slot machines. You can book yourself a musical show at the Constellation Theater to enjoy historical plays and performances.

The cruise is an 8-14 night journey in the Caribbean islands in winter, summers in Northern Europe and the Baltic, and spring and fall in the Mediterranean.


South East Asia Cruise by Norwegian Jewel

This cruise liner is a relaxed space with a vibe that is more casual and contemporary. The ship has 16 dining rooms, 15 bars and nightclubs and innumerable entertainment lounges. With one of the largest suites at sea, the Norwegian Jewel certainly ranks among the best Asian cruises in the world.

Starting with the Atrium Cafe & Bar which will serve you the best coffees and pastries to begin your travel at sea, there is a Sky High Bar & Grill where you can treat yourself to some American fast food. From an exclusive champagne bar to a karaoke room, the vessel is fully equipped to cater to all your culinary needs. To add to that, there is a bar called The Great Outdoors where you can savour drinks and food by the pool.

The sports arena on board is massive, with a Basketball/Volleyball/ Tennis Court and an aerobics and fitness center in addition to the swimming pool.

For body detox, head to the hot tubs that will help you unwind on a busy day or the Mandara spa where you can treat yourself to a relaxing treatment. The vessel also has a beautifully stocked library where you can enjoy a book while you also enjoy the sea view. The entertainment on board ranges from a show orchestra to some brilliant Norwegian productions.

The cruise takes you along Singapore where you can explore the varied and multi-cultural influences to Bangkok to witness true Thai royalty. From there, the cruise heads to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and final disembarkation at Hong Kong.



Baltic and Scandinavian Cruise by Pacific Princess

A smaller vessel in size, the Pacific Princess is an elegant ship that plays host to a small group of guests at a time. Stay like royalty in their luxurious suites or soak yourself in the world of spas at the Pacific Princess. Freshwater pools and hot tubs are a favorite among the travelers on board.

The Princess group of ships are known for their delectable food. The restaurants offer you a wide range of culinary palettes. Whether you wish for a delicious grilled pizza or some decadent and rich desserts, the chefs here will spoil you with infinite choices. The Italian specialty restaurant is an absolute treat where they offer the best handmade pastas, Italian wines and lip smacking desserts.

The cruise hosts an on-board party to celebrate the various traditions and cultures all over the world. Live music, dancing, games and activities are organized to give you a taste of the various festivals celebrated all across the globe. Performers from Vegas to Broadway are brought on board to entertain the guests and create the most magical evening on the ship.

The ship takes you on a beautiful journey on a round trip that starts and ends in London with beautiful stops at Denmark, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Netherlands. Visit the gorgeous churches of St. Petersburg or dine at the Finnish restaurants in Helsinki or simply bask in the natural beauty of the city of Stockholm.



Harmony of the Seas by Royal Mediterranean Cruise

Harmony of the Seas made her maiden voyage just a year and a half ago and is proudly the largest cruise liner in the world. It offers a 7 night voyage from the city of Barcelona, Spain to Civitavecchia, Italy.

The vessel has a whopping guest capacity of 5000, with excitingly exclusive features offered on board. A city in itself, the vessel has a night life like no other and a full-fledged amusement park too.

For adventure lovers, this cruise is a dream come true. The Aqua theater hosts an evening where you get to witness mind boggling stunts, acrobats, 3D flyers and so much more. You can go wave boarding on the ship with the 40 foot long surf simulator on board. One can also take the zip liner located 9 decks above and check out the beautiful vessel in an all new light.

The ship also features a unique indoor-outdoor space that transforms the vessel into a beachside. Only for adults, the place has whirlpools, swimming pools and a lounge area for you to relax and rejuvenate.

The activities on board range from ice-skating, to a comedy club to a casino. If adventure is not your forte, then get interactive with some jewelery making classes or wine tasting tours on board.

Japanese, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, grilled or gourmet, the food variety here is spectacular too. A special dinner known as the Chef’s Table can be organized at your request. A delicious 5 course meal is specially curated and paired with wines to go with every bite. An educative and interactive session explains the ingredients, flavours and cooking techniques used to make the sumptuous fare.

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