Use our cruise finder to research cruises. It is an excellent resource which will help you to plan your holiday and provide you with options and ideas. You will also find specials on Cruise Finder – these are changing all the time, so if cruising is your interest, you might like to book mark it.
There are ocean liners, ships designed to take passengers from one port to another, such as Cunard’s ‘Queen Mary 2’, there are cruise ships, those that are built to take passengers on a voyage – often in and out from the same port, there are large ships that hold up to 6,780 passengers and small ships that offer an intimate cruise with just 75 passengers. You will find Cunard’s ships on cruise finder.
There are river cruise ships that carry passengers along most of the world’s navigable rivers, and are limited by the rivers they cruise, some taking as few as 68 passengers, other taking up to 190 passengers.
Small ships can be megayachts or sailing vessels of less than 5,000 tons or they may be as large as 25,000 tons. These ships carry as few as 70 passengers or as many as 350 and are often luxurious vessels, though this is nor always the case.
Small ships do not have elaborate facilities and amenities. They may have a small gym or a spa and limited public spaces. Lounges on small ships are intimate, and entertainment is usually done cabaret-style. Usually small ships have a single restaurant that can accommodate all guests in a single open seating. Gracious service and fine dining are paramount, with signature china, European crystal, and heavy silver, and linen tablecloths. Cabins can be luxurious though rarely be large. If you have a destination you would like to explore check the cruise finder.
Intriguing itineraries are more often the focus of the voyage and often include ports of call that are inaccessible to larger ships. Expedition ships are small ships enabling passengers to explore parts of the world that may not otherwise be accessible.
The biggest ship is Harmony of the Seas (Caribbean) which carries up to 6,780 passengers with a 226,983 tonnage. Royal Caribbean also has Alure of the Seas (6,410 passengers), Oasis of the Seas (6,360). The Norwegian Cruise Lines, Norwegian Escape carries 4,348 passengers.
Why choose a large ship? If you want to experience a floating resort then this is for you. Harmony of the Seas has a zipline, waterslides, a carousel and an old world arcade. There over 20 different restaurants and many bars to choose from… and many more features that only a large ship can provide. Find out more on cruise finder.
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