Each cruise line offers you a unique vacation in terms of atmosphere, service, size and style of staterooms or suites, as well as entertainment, dining and so much more. It’s that very reason that relying on a Picture This Travel cruise expert to help you plan your vacation can be so priceless. Below, you’ll find a summary of the major cruise lines, sorted into three basic categories: "Resort Style", Luxury/Specialty, and River Cruise Lines.
These cruise lines create a fun-filled atmosphere, perfect for vacationing friends and families, couples, and groups of all sizes. Action and fun are a top priority – featuring some of the best Broadway-style shows, quality dining in a variety of venues, memorable activities for kids of all ages, and other entertainment that’ll make you feel like you’re staying at one of the world’s top resorts. Not to mention you’ll be making port calls at some of the world’s most exciting destinations, all while only unpacking once. Now that’s a vacation everyone can agree on!
Onboard, you’ll find all kinds of travelers—cruise rookies checking out their very first ship; family reunions, honeymooners, social groups, and avid travelers looking for value. Click on the Resort Style cruise line logos below to learn more.
While almost all cruises provide a sense of luxury, these cruise lines set themselves apart by offering exclusive perks to their passengers and creating a sense of intimacy that sometimes cannot be attained on larger ships. You can expect fewer passengers, elegant dining in a relaxed atmosphere, hand-crafted meals designed by award-winning chefs, and luxurious staterooms with plush bedding, more spacious bathrooms, and typically larger staterooms with more comfortable balconies. You may have a butler or a room steward assigned to fewer guests, leading to more personalized attention for you. Best of all, the ports you’ll explore are among the world’s most coveted: they are not always accessible by today’s largest ships, leaving you with fewer crowds and a feeling that you are truly experiencing a one-of-a-kind vacation.
Most of the guests onboard are typically well-traveled and have likely taken been on numerous cruises, and are collecting new adventures and destinations. When there are first-time cruisers aboard a luxury ship, they’re generally experienced travelers that avoid the "big name" places and brands, and look for a sense of exclusivity and privacy.
River Cruise Lines
Imagine a vacation where you get to explore the treasures of Europe or Asia’s most fascinating cities, all in the lap of luxury while only unpacking once. You dock in the heart of each city, and English-speaking tour guides help you navigate through captivating town squares, and introduce you to local chefs, winemakers or chocolatiers. Each night you escape to the comfort of your stateroom while anticipating the day’s next port. Welcome to the world of river cruising. The popularity of river cruises has grown rapidly over the past few years as the word spreads about this wonderful way to explore the world aboard comfortable, modern ships. Cruise Holidays is an industry leader in helping travelers craft the river cruise itinerary of their dreams, whether it’s through Spain and Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, or a number of other destinations in Europe, Russia or Southeast Asia.
Guest on river cruises are explorers, more than they are cruisers. Getting into the history, culture and really becoming immersed in the destination is what these travelers are all about. They also know that a river cruise is one of the best ways to cover a lot of destinations without the wasted time of packing, unpacking and traveling over the road.