Here Are Some Great Ideas On How To Select A Large Or Small Cruise ShipDocument Transcript
How to Select a Large or Small Cruise Ship.Depending on your travel preferences, budget, and destination, its a good idea to evaluate whatsize cruise ship you would like to enjoy for your cruise vacation. Smaller cruise ships will offer acozy feel, and youll get to meet and socialize with almost everyone on board. These are great forgroup trips and family excursions since youll be able to spend lots of quality time together. Largercruise ships are great for couples and singles because they let you enjoy a full-fledged hotel-styleexperience; youll still get to meet people, but theres plenty of room onboard for concerts,casinos, restaurants and other activities.Instructions 1. Select Your Favorite Features Pull together brochures, posters and other tangible materials about each cruise line. Visit the cruise lines Web site for details on the different fleet sizes available. Take notes. Jot down three to four highlights of each cruise line. Distinguish between the size and focus of each ship. Identify the small boutique ships. These are great for exotic itineraries and intimate atmospheres. Look at the mid-size ships, a good match for first time cruisers because they are casual with a "resort" feel. Consider the extra large resort ships, which offer complete dance clubs, swimming pools, miniature golf and fine dining. Identify the premium and luxury ships. These have anything and everything, and are akin to luxury hotels in service and amenities with plenty of activities onboard. 2. Identify Activities You Want List the activities you want to enjoy during your vacation. Prioritize what is most important to you during the cruise. Keep in mind that most small ships focus on the docking destination for the highlights of the trip. Larger ships focus on the onboard entertainment. Match up your choices with each cruise lines offerings. 3. Traveling Alone or with a Group? Determine how many people you are vacationing with.
Talk with your travel counselor about each cruise lines policy on booking rooms at the same time. Find out if you can book rooms close together, or if you will need to settle for "random" placement. Know that it will be easier to find your vacation-mates on a smaller ship. Match up your preferences with each style of ship. 4. Think About Space Talk with your travel counselor about the cruise ships statesman rooms and cabins. These can vary in size, amenities and features considerably by cruise line. If you are traveling with a group, find out how many passengers the room can accommodate. Smaller ships will have limited space, while larger ships will offer many amenities and accommodate more than four passengers. 5. Make Your Selection! Review your notes about each cruise line with your travel consultant. Prioritize your needs, activities and group sizes. Book your selected cruise with your professional travel consultant!For more information visit ehow.com