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The 8 top Cruises You Must take in 2018

Cruises are one of the topmost cool acts for all the adventurous folks. The choice of a standout cruise-line or ship is, however, of utmost importance before you decide to set sail.

A recent study by  Fodors  sifts through the several cruises around and narrows them down to 8 of the most noteworthy cruises making headlines across the globe.

From innovative new ships to groundbreaking sea excursions, these in-sea superlatives range from the “most luxurious” to the “memorable concierge services”.  One thing is for sure though, a sail in one of these majestic sea vessels will be an adventure to remember.

Royal Caribbean

The best innovator in the sailing industry, Royal Caribbean did one even better and launched their biggest cruise ship in 2016. The 5,497-passenger ship – Harmony of the Seas – came with some of the most recent royal amenities. Royal Caribbean further stands at an incredible 16-decks and boasts the tallest slide at sea.

The behemoth sea vessel debuted in May 2016 and offers refreshing and high-class itineraries to all the exciting Caribbean stops.

At $ 1,017/person, you get to enjoy 6 gratifying months starting May until November in the Mediterranean aboard the magnificent Royal Caribbean.

Other welcome add-ins include LCD Screens and a Royal Bionic Bar with robot bartenders.


Their incredibly small sizes notwithstanding, Seabourn ships have always scored really highly in the sailing Industry. Most noteworthy is their latest release the MV Seabourn Encore which comes as a highly radiant design masterclass with private verandas lighting each stateroom. The 600-passenger machine of beauty is, better still, equipped with Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller’s own French-American restaurant.

In case you missed its groundbreaking inaugural voyage though the magical Arab land, worry not, as Encore has even better plans this year. The Greek and Italian Jewels Cruise in the summer of 2017 highlights Encore’s 2017. Another notable summer cruise is the 20-day UNESCO Gems of the Western Mediterranean.

At $ 6,999/person, you get in the middle of a luxurious exploration tour in this magical vessel.


Launching Carnival Vista in 2016 was a statement of intent from Carnival. The largest of the Carnival cruise line, Vista began operating the first European itineraries by Carnival since 2013. Experience an off-sea feel at the incredible SkyRide suspended bike course.

Head to the funky Cuba-style Havana Bar and Pool and enjoy an ‘Island’ retreat that will blow your mind. Furthermore, the wet ways at Waterworks add a splashing experience that gets your cool on.

And how about an IMAX theatre experience aboard a cruise ship? Well, if that’s still not enough for you, then you should consider heading down to Carnival Vista’s own brewery, yep! I’m damn serious!

Carnival Vista cruises through the Mediterranean between May and October and for $819/person, you get a treat of a lifetime with jaw dropping explorations.

 Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises launched the 750-Passenger Seven Seas Explorer which has been termed the most luxurious ship ever built.

It is furnished with some of the most impressive upgrades in the cruise industry. Among these are two brand new gourmet eateries, one inspired by French-cuisine, Chartreuse,  and Asian-inspired Pacific Rim.

Seven Seas Explorer further offers guests  some of the largest accommodations and balconies. In addition, the rooms are fitted with amenities including alcoholic beverages and connected with Wi-Fi.

Book a voyage at $ 6,999 and enjoy thrilling Caribbean sailings and a round-trip airfare to select US Cities.

Holland America

Holland America launched its biggest cruise ship yet in April 2016 – 2,650-Passenger MS Koningsdam that comes as the pinnacle of Style.

Its unique features include a wine-blending venue and devoted family and single staterooms. Visitors can make their own wine at BLEND, by Chateau Ste. Michelle. Moreover, the Cruise line offers culinary services at the culinary arts center. You also get cooking classes and hands-on cooking experience featuring simple artisanal dishes alongside top-class chefs.

The exquisitely built cruise with understated furnishing has amazing itineraries through the Mediterranean and Baltic territories every April through October.

For a modest $ 2,499/person, you enjoy double-bill sailings through the Jewels of the Baltic.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has answered to all the land-lovers wishing to spend life in the sea. It has as such introduced Caribbean shore excursions filled with Jazz festivals, bonfires and boat parties.

Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Equinox, both carrying 2,850 passengers, each offer overnight calls at all the famous Caribbean Ports.

For $ 1,049/person, you get into the sailing mood accompanied by sundown port stops just in time for the beachside party.

Viking Ocean Cruise

From the original Viking River Cruises brand came the Viking Ocean Cruises that shot to light with the release of Viking Star in 2015. This was followed by Viking Sea in 2016, classy  with lovely features that upgrade the popular Viking Star.

From a luscious spa to the luminous Winter-garden tearoom, Viking Sea has it all. Most of all you, experience an infinity swim at the turquoise-water swimming pool while feeling the in-sea throb.

The $ 3,699/person rate covers beers, Wi-Fi, Guides excursions and all meals.

Cruise through the European waters with the Stylish Viking Sea.

Quark Expeditions

One of the world’s most powerful icebreakers, Kapitan Khlebnikov of the Quark Expeditions brand circumnavigated the Antarctica with voyagers in 1997. Experience the polar wilderness and indigenous cultures as you make stops in Canada and Russia during your daredevil excursions.

By far the most exclusive sea cruise today, 110 passengers get to go inside an epic all-in-one roller coaster ride across the diverse North Pole. You witness the rare polar bears and whales of the Antarctica as you sail in the commanding Quark Expeditions.

The $ 20,695/person rate is obviously for only a select few. The rates include all the activities and treats while aboard. These include alcoholic beverages, all excursions, a charter flight and loaner expedition boots.

Originally posted 2017-03-27 07:57:25.

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