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Top 5 of the World’s Coolest Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships combine the ease and convenience of an all inclusive resort with the excitement of traveling to new places. What’s better than falling asleep at one port, only to awake in a new one? Over the years, cruise ships have become more luxurious and pack even more exciting features into each ship as this mode of travel grows in popularity. Gourmet food, Broadway style shows, and top notch service await you on these top 5 coolest cruise ships:

1. The Celebrity Silhouette

This massive ship can hold over 2,800 passengers comfortably. It’s part of Celebrity’s Solstice Class and its features include 10 restaurants, art classes, luxury shopping onboard, and a cabana-style outdoor space designed for relaxation.

2. Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy can accommodate about 4,000 passengers with 1,250 staterooms. The 1,450 member staff and crew work to make your experience a magical one your family will never forget! Dining options vary from adults-only venues to themed restaurants that are frequented by some of the most beloved Disney characters. There are three pools, a water slide, and great activities for kids happening all day long.


3. Emerald Princess

The Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet with over 1,500 cabins and a 1,200 member crew. With gourmet restaurants featuring hand- rolled sushi, steak, and seafood, 24 hour room service, a wine bar, and buffets, you definitely won’t go hungry. Four pools, 7 whirlpools, a spa and fitness center, casino, activity desk, and duty-free shopping will make your trip unforgettable!


4. Seven Seas Voyager

This luxurious all inclusive ship makes travel worry-free. Alcoholic beverages, gratuities, and excursions are all covered in your standard fare. While smaller than the other ships mentioned in this post (700 passenger capacity), it is well appointed with private balconies in every suite and separate showers and baths. There are four restaurants on board that offer free-style dining and white glove service that leaves guests raving.


5. Oceania Rivera

This ship’s primary focus is on gourmet dining. Suites are appointed with designer furniture and the ship features a grand staircase as an exhibition piece. Dining is at the forefront of the amenities of this ship with 6 high quality restaurants, tasting events, and gourmet food pairings. There is even a gourmet coffee bar that serves illy espresso and coffees. The Riviera can hold up to 1,250 guests and has a staff of 800 meaning the guest to staff ratio is almost 1 to 1.


Even though the cruise ships listed above are luxurious and well appointed, it’s important to make your family’s safety a priority while on board. Remember to research ship amenities before you book your stay. Always make sure your ship can provide medical assistance in case of an emergency or accident, and that it has a good safety rating. Be sure to read reviews and find out about allergy or medical accommodations ahead of time.