Cruise lines continue to push the boundaries of what is possible. From out of the world entertainment, such as go-karting and bumper cars, to the ultimate relaxation with views that take your breath away, the latest ships offer amenities that even rival what you can find on land. Here are five cruise ships that have us excited to hop aboard a ship for our next vacation!
Celebrity Apex – Celebrity Cruises
The Apex was designed with great views in mind and features the Magic Carpet, a floating platform that changes floor and function from serving as a restaurant with an incredible view to a luxurious relaxation spot. When it comes to food, Celebrity Apex offers some of the best on the water, from its 3D table animated restaurant, Le Petit Chef to Eden Bar, a lounge where the drinks are made using ingredients from a living wall of garnishes. If you’re looking to relax, the Apex features a rooftop garden, pool bar, spa and the Retreat, an exclusive lounge for those staying in suites.
Inaugural Sailing: April 2020
Destinations: Mediterranean & Caribbean
Enchanted Princess – Princess Cruises
Enchanted Princess is the latest in Princess’ line of Royal-class ships. This ship offers extravagant dining experiences including Chocolate Journeys, a place for chocoholics to let loose and Bistro Sur La Mer, a dining experience crafted by a three Michelin star chef. Looking for that relaxing swim in the pool? The Enchanted Princess is home to a Wakeview pool in addition to a deep-water and retreat pool giving you so many options to unwind. Follow your relaxation session up by attending The Voice of the Ocean, a show based on the hit television show. This is all in addition to the feeling of luxury and you expect on a Princess ship.
Inaugural Sailing: June 2020
Destinations: Mediterranean & Caribbean
Odyssey of the Seas – Royal Caribbean
Odyssey of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s second ship in its line of Quantum Ultra-Class ships. If entertainment is what you are looking for, this is the ship for you. Give flying a shot with RipCord by iFLY, play bumper cars, go roller skating, try your hand at surfing; all of this before you dock at the private paradise that is Perfect Day at Coco Cay. This ship is perfect for families looking to get away and create memories on a ship with something interesting waiting around every corner.
Inaugural Sailing: November 2020
Scarlet Lady – Virgin Voyages
If you didn’t know Virgin had a cruise line, that’s because The Scarlet Lady is Virgins first-ever cruise ship, as they dip their toe into the cruising industry. Looking to change what a cruise can be, Virgin wants to give everyone the same great experience by having 93% of rooms feature an ocean view with everyone receiving unlimited WiFi and a tablet that changes lights according to your mood in addition to ordering that food you have a hankering for and your favorite movie. When it comes to dining, nothing is off-limits. All dining options are available to everyone, including a Korean BBQ restaurant and 24/7 room service. Virgin also looks to do its part in caring for the earth by making a commitment to eco-friendliness through initiatives such as banning single-use plastics.
Inaugural Sailing: 2020
Destinations: Mexico & more
Disney Wish – Disney Cruise Line
As you would expect from a Disney Cruise Line, Disney Wish will be a floating fairytale. Wish is the first of three new ships in Disney’s Trion series of ships, and is its largest yet. While much is still under wraps, expect new features such as a stunning three-story atrium where kids can meet their favorite characters. Families looking to create everlasting memories, keep an eye on this ship leading up to its 2022 inaugural sailing.
Inaugural Sailing: January 2022
Ready to set sail on your next cruise adventure? Contact us to see what ship matches you.
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