Greetings friends! If you thought that luxury cruises from Carnival, Seabourn and Crystal were the only choices available, hold your breath and go through the final part of this series and see the luxury cruises offered by Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Princess Cruises, in case you have not been able to choose from Carnival, Seabourn and Crystal.
Majesty Of The Seas:
Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Majesty of The Seas was launched in 1992. Since then, it has been providing the majestic experience to its passengers, fulfilling their wish of going luxury cruise.
Majesty of the Seas Cruises from Royal Caribbean Cruises has set today‘s standard in cruise vacations. It provides ample spaces for intimate gatherings as well as “family-style” events. This ship is able to house 2,350-guests.
The majesty of the Seas offers many cruise activities like the amazing ShipShape Day Spa and Fitness Center, nine lounges, two outdoor pools, plus much more. It also provides ample space for intimate gatherings as well as “family-style” events. To keep you engaged in luxuries, Majesty of the Seas has many things to offer below:
1. Aerobics and sports:
If you are a fitness freak, being on a cruise with Majesty of the Seas will not disrupt your fitness regime. Extensive aerobics, Cardio machines, saunas and spa are here for your exercise and relaxations. The Shipshape Fitness Center is dedicated to provide you with all your fitness routine and fitness equipments. There are two swimming pools, children‘s play area and sports deck.
If you wish to indulge in physical exercise regularly, you need to visit sports deck. Another must visit spot is Basketball Area where you can play basketball. There is a Jogging Track which can replace the Joggers Park where you go jogging.
There is a children‘s play area where your children can have the same enjoyment on cruise that they have while playing at land.
If books are your best friend, you can relax in the library on the ship and enhance your knowledge on the subjects you want to study.
3. Beauty salon:
If you want to look good on the cruise you do not need to worry that the makeup you did at home will wear off on-board.
There is a beauty salon on Majesty of the Seas where you can attain the desired makeup and hairstyle.
4. Video-Game room:
You can play and enjoy video games in Majesty of the seas.
Dining Royal Caribbean cruise ships is as exciting as every other aspect of life onboard. With so many different dishes and enticing atmospheres to experience, you would not be able to decide where to start. Whether to eat pasta at Portofino, classic burgers from Johnny Rockets or gourmet five-course meals in the main dining room?
All ships of Royal Caribbean offer low-fat ShipShape Day Spa menus, kids’ menus, and, if you arrange in advance, kosher menus.
6. Casino Royale
Not reference to a James Bond movie, Majesty of the seas has casino where you gamble and test your fortune. Who knows that you might explore and bring out the inner Amos Fortune in you?
Diamond Princess is a cruise ship whose luxuries will make you feel like a diamond studded princess. Following are those luxuries:
1. Athletic/Exercise Facilities:
To be a worthy competitor in cruise industry, Diamond Princess has to offer Athletic facilities like Nine-hole putting course and two virtual golf simulators, Jogging track, State of the art Fitness area, Paddle tennis and Centre Court.
2. Entertainment and recreation:
On Diamond Princess, you can entertain yourself with bars, lounges, night clubs, casinos and pool bars.
Books are loved by many people. Library is there to accommodate your reading interests.
4. Services for handicap people:
If you have physically challenged family member, there are special services to facilitate his/her boarding on cruise.
5. Laundry Services:
Do not worry about your clothes and Diamond Princess offers the services of laundry, ironing and dry cleaning.
6. Health and beauty:
Diamond Princess offers Health Spa (with whirlpools), Lotus Spa with pool and hair stylist.
With three dining rooms and café, you have a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. Room service is available and Pizza-outlet Pizzeria is open 24 hours.
Diamond Princess offers boutiques and duty free shopping.
9. Kids’ attraction:
Your kids have a lot enjoy when they visit Fun Zone and Paddling Pool.
10. Other facilities on ship:
The ship is air-conditioned, it has elevators and medical center in case of injury. It also has a wedding chapel in-case somebody decides to have celebrity-type wedding on a cruise.
The latest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Breakaway provides luxury cruises.
It has 2,014 cabins in 11 main categories, including 42 cabins in The Haven, Norwegian‘s famous ship-within-a-ship area. It has 356 adjoining cabins and 42 wheelchair-accessible cabins.
Let us have look on the luxuries that the newest player in the field has to offer:
1. Luxury cabins:
Cabins are decorated in a light-colored palette, with dark wood finishes, and feature 26-inch flat-screen TVs, tufted leather headboards, minibars and hair dryers. Each cabin has two lower beds that can be converted into a queen-sized bed.
In the name of energy-efficiency, all cabins require key cards to operate lighting and power. The key cards are credit card-sized.
All cabins feature lighting system that notifies stewards when passengers do not want to be disturbed, are ready for their cabins to be made up or are away. Balcony cabins offer slightly more space, at 226 square feet.
Passengers on Breakaway can choose from 27 restaurants and dine indoors or outdoors at any of the restaurants.
Norwegian Breakaway has many bars and lounges. One of the key attractions is Ice Bar. In keeping with the New York theme of the ship, ice sculptures feature the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Chrysler Building. There is a cover charge for the bar, but that includes your toasty warm parka and two drinks.
Breakaway Theater hosts the usual entertainment offerings, as well as the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages”, a boy-meets-girl love story set with an 80‘s soundtrack and backdrop, and enough mullets to remind you why it’s good to be in the 2010′s. The content is a bit racy, with language to match, so parents of young children might want to consider other options.
4. Spa, games and Fitness:
Norwegian Breakaway has Sky Trail, a vertigo-inducing ropes course that includes a bungee trampoline, zip-lining and an 8-foot-long “plank” that extends over the side of the ship — with nothing between you and the lifeboats 10 decks below.
Kids must be at least 48 inches tall to climb Sky Trail. A rock-climbing wall, also with height restrictions and nine-hole miniature golf course are located next to the Sky Trail. Climb a set of stairs to Deck 18, and the Sports Court provides a spot for basketball and soccer. Tucked away in a corner is the Spider Web, a six-story crawl space that requires a slide ride down.
The Deck 15 Aqua Park offers Norwegian’s largest variety of waterslides.
The fitness area on Deck 15 is extensive, and the cardio area is smartly separated from the weight-lifting area. Each offers a solid variety of equipment: exercise bikes, ellipticals, treadmills and a rowing machine in the cardio area, as well as dumbbells up to 100 pounds, barbells, Smith machines, weight racks and resistance machines in the weight area.
After going through this three-part series and seeing six luxury cruises available, have you made up your mind to choose the Luxury cruise you want? Which luxury cruise do you want? Post your comments.