Carnival offers round-the-clock excitement on its "Fun Ships," which are like floating resorts. There's so much variety that you can be as high-spirited or as low-key as you want. You'll find dozens of activities, top-notch Vegas-style revues and a variety of nightspots, from high-energy discos to cozy piano bars. Carnival ships boast some of the largest showrooms and best entertainment at sea, and their lively casinos provide hours of fast-paced action.
Well-known for a family-friendly atmosphere, the Camp Carnival program for children offers age-appropriate, supervised activities for cruisers ages 2 to 11, while older kids and teenagers enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Circle "C" and Club O2. For adults, Spa Carnival is an oasis of comfort and relaxation, providing body-care treatments and a complete fitness center.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Fun Ship 2.0 program continues to significantly enhance the onboard experience across the fleet. The multi-year effort offers guests new dining choices, more exciting bars and lounges, and captivating entertainment options through innovative partnerships with entertainer George Lopez, Food Network star Guy Fieri, leading video game manufacturer EA SPORTS, and Hasbro. In the first phase alone, which extends through the end of 2015, Carnival will invest more than $500 million across its fleet. Highlights include Guy's Burger Joint and the new Blue Iguana Cantina; the Punch liner comedy club; and Hasbro, The Game Show, a new series of larger-than-life productions and entertainment activities based on the popular Family Game Night television.
Carnival operates cruises to 60 popular destinations worldwide, usually departing from convenient close-to-home ports. Take a look at our Carnival discounts to discover what makes Carnival "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line."
Officers: Italian Crew: International
Celebrity is a premium cruise line, known for attentive service, well-appointed staterooms and delicious cuisine. Its ships are sleek and offer sophisticated touches like champagne-and-caviar bars and butler service in all suite accommodations. In addition, Celebrity boasts a world-class art collection of more than 1,200 museum-quality pieces. Works by Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol adorn the walls of public lounges and dining rooms.
Celebrity is widely praised for its outstanding cuisine. You'll enjoy meals presented with white-glove service, traditional English high teas, gourmet pizza delivery and a late-night treat -- Celebrity cruise waiters carry trays of appetizers through lounges from midnight to 1 a.m. Every ship is also equipped with a variety of specialty dining venues where guests can enjoy five-course meals, prepared tableside with the finest ingredients.
Dedicated to pampering guests, Celebrity's AquaSpa offers invigorating spa treatments that are sure to relax and rejuvenate the spirit. The AquaSpa Café prepares delicious selections for guests looking for a healthier dining alternative.Take advantage of our Celebrity cruise discounts and experience the "star treatment" firsthand.
Officers: Greek Crew: International
Discover cruising "Italian-style" with Costa, whose Italian heritage is evident in the festive atmosphere onboard, mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine and dynamic entertainment. Their ships are sleek and contemporary with an emphasis on elaborate decor and accessories. Sculptures, paintings, murals, wall hangings and handcrafted artisan furnishings adorn public rooms throughout, and service is attentive and focused on the enjoyment of every guest.
Onboard you'll find every comfort, convenience and amenity imaginable. You can sip an espresso in a cozy lounge, learn to make a Venetian mask, sample an authentic Roman steam bath or watch a cooking demonstration by one of Costa's master chefs. Costa also caters to families with an elaborate children's program that features age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, sports tournaments, afternoon games and evening parties, for kids ages 3 to 17.
Costa operates cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, South America, the Far East and Indian Ocean, and it is well-known among a predominantly European clientele. Caribbean sailings cater primarily to Americans and Canadians. Onboard currency varies by itinerary and should be confirmed with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor at the time of booking.
Officers: Italian Crew: International
On Disney cruises, it's all the little extras included that add up to the most magical vacation of your life.
On each and every departure aboard all four Disney Cruise Line ships, amazing kid's clubs and private, immersive clubs for tweens and teens will entertain all ages from sunup until long after sundown, boasting the longest complimentary hours at sea. Adults may indulge in exclusive adults-only areas, including a nighttime entertainment district and fine dining venues. Disney Cruise Line offers one-of-a-kind rotational dining, where guests may experience three amazing restaurants, with the same server at each one. 24-hour room service as well as soda, coffee and tea with your meal is also complimentary! And if that weren't enough, there are also Broadway-style musicals, first run films, special moments with Disney Characters, themed deck parties, a state-of-the-art fitness center and spacious family-friendly accommodations. Best of all, Disney Cruise Line offers an acclaimed level of Disney service.
Disney offers 3- to 15-night cruises to Alaska, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Hop onboard a Disney cruise ship and find fun for the whole family.
Officers: International Crew: International
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES
Holland America offers award-winning service and a traditional style of cruising with a modern flair. Each ship is elegantly appointed with fine art and nautical antiques, and crew members are gracious and dedicated to providing the best possible cruise experience.
Guests participate in lectures, dance lessons, fitness classes, afternoon teas, bingo and more. One of the line's most unique offerings is the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food and Wine Magazine, in which guests have the opportunity to attend cooking demonstrations by special guest chefs and take part in hands-on cooking classes in each ship's state-of-the-art kitchen.
Many of Holland America's popular ships have recently undergone updates under the Signature of Excellence program, including the addition of new entertainment venues, a resort-style pool, as well as updates to ship decor in public areas and staterooms throughout.
Check out our Holland America cruise discounts and experience its Signature of Excellence for yourself.
Officers: Dutch/European Crew: Indonesian/Filipino
MSC is one of the world's largest and fastest growing cruise lines, operating some of the newest vessels at sea. Their ships are tastefully decorated with exquisite Italian marble and fine wood accents. Guests will find plenty of amenities, including magnificently decorated lounges and showrooms, grand casinos and nonsmoking dining rooms.
MSC specializes in Mediterranean itineraries which showcase its familiarity with the region, both on and off the ship. Transatlantic voyages are also offered, as are itineraries to Northern Europe, the Caribbean, South Africa and South America.
Onboard guests will find a primarily European ambiance and clientele, and cuisine designed for European palettes. To accommodate international clients, announcements are made in four languages. The staff service philosophy is more reserved than what guests might find onboard a North America cruise line, and on European itineraries, restaurants follow the European custom of serving dinner later in the evening.
Keep in mind that the currency used onboard MSC ships can vary by itinerary. Typically the onboard currency in the Mediterranean is the euro. Please confirm the onboard currency with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor at the time of booking.
Officers: Italian Crew: Italian
Norwegian Cruise Line operates ships that are classy, comfortable and easy to navigate. Its Freestyle Cruising concept has made a big splash with cruisers of all ages, giving guests the freedom to dine whenever, wherever and however they want. Every ship has a long list of dining venues.
Norwegian also prides itself on having an extensive choice of room categories, including a special complex of Villas and Deluxe Owner's Suites. Referred to as a ship-within-a-ship, these special suites have their own private deck with sundeck, pool, exercise area and butler.
Regardless of your accommodation choice, you'll encounter attentive service and unique touches throughout your stay, such as pool attendants who mist sunbathing passengers with spritzes of Evian.
Activities on Norwegian include everything from bowling to rock climbing, and in the evening you can enjoy a Broadway-style production or try your luck at one of the best casinos at sea. Action packed or low-key and relaxing, you'll find the right combination of activities to fit your individual style.
Take advantage of our Norwegian Cruise Line discounts and experience Freestyle Cruising for yourself.
Officers: Norwegian Crew: International
Truly discover the world’s great attractions and best-kept secrets like Princess Cruises.® This can mean the difference between a vacation and a life-changing experience, which is why Princess has been repeatedly awarded “Best Cruise Itineraries” by Recommend Magazine.
Princess has been taking its guests on life-transforming journeys around the globe for decades. Sailing on one of her 18 magnificent ships, you’ll be immersed in the culture, colors and flavors of the places you’ll visit, and marvel as your life becomes richer in ways both large and small. On a Princess ship, you’re likely to enjoy an authentic folkloric show one night, and a taste of the region’s exciting cuisine the next. Onshore, Princess will direct you to the storied landmarks, charming villas and sights you want to see most – as well as hidden jewels not found in travel books. Traveling aboard a spectacular Princess ship, you’ll find yourself renewed and rejuvenated, surrounded by comfortable elegance and a warm, welcoming crew that takes care of your every need.
Take a look at our discounts and discover the world in a whole new way with Princess Cruises. You'll come back with new experiences, new perspectives and new memories that will last a lifetime.
Officers: International Crew: International
Royal Caribbean sails to some of the most popular cities and destinations across the globe. Its growing fleet of innovative, stylish ships is relaxed, elegant and upscale with a broad appeal that attracts everyone from honeymooners to families to couples celebrating golden anniversaries.
The first to install a rock wall on every ship in its fleet, Royal Caribbean International emphasizes new experiences. Each and every ship is jam-packed with fun activities, restaurants, bars and lounges, shopping, entertainment and sports and spa facilities guaranteed to make each guest's vacation unforgettable. Kids ages 3 to 17 will enjoy Royal Caribbean's Adventure Ocean youth program and teen facilities, which feature age-appropriate activities and amenities in a kid-friendly environment.The DreamWorks® Experience is also featured on every Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas sailing, and includes character parades and photo opportunities, character meals, 3-D movies in the ship's onboard theater and a dedicated DreamWorks® channel in each stateroom.
On land, Royal Caribbean delivers unique adventure tours and guided excursions that satisfy all types of travelers. Swim with stingrays in the Caribbean, hike through glacial waterfalls in Alaska or see the view atop the Rock of Gibraltar. If you choose, combine your cruise vacation with a land tour on a Royal Caribbean cruise tour. Take a look at our Royal Caribbean cruise discounts for your next cruise.
Officers: International Crew: International
VIKING RIVER CRUISES
Viking's innovative and destination-focused style of cruising. Immerse yourself in the history, music, art and cuisine of each unique city that Viking's handpicked itineraries explore. Shore excursions led by knowledgeable local guides are included at every port of call and are meticulously designed to help you experience the most from your travels.
Sleek and well-appointed, the all-veranda Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky offer superior service and gourmet cuisine. Each vessel features multiple restaurants and food choices, from casual cafés and pool grills to wine-pairing menus and regional specialties. These state-of-the-art ships are engineered to allow direct access into most ports, ensuring easy and efficient embarkation and debarkation. Their elegance and modern Scandinavian design ensures maximum guest comfort.
Join a Viking cruise and experience the local customs of quaint towns and bustling cosmopolitan cities alike, while all the comforts and luxuries of home await you on board. In addition to ocean-going cruises, Viking also offers river cruises in Europe, China, Vietnam and Myanmar. To see itineraries and prices forViking river cruises,.
Officers: European Crew: European
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world's best small ports and hidden harbors. Windstar's motor-sail yachts with billowing white sails and the all-suite power yachts are small enough to pamper you and large enough to give you all the comfort and entertainment you expect on a luxury cruise. More laid back than most other lines, passengers can chat with officers on the bridge, have a cocktail with friends at the pool bar, go ashore or simply enjoy time together.
The atmosphere on each Windstar cruise ship is elegantly casual and unregimented. There is no formal dress code, so when you pack, leave your jacket, ties and gowns at home. AmphorA, the ships' main dining restaurant, features an innovative menu of gourmet specialties and local dishes. To enhance the dining experience, Windstar offers the chance to dine under the stars at the Candles Grill for steak and skewers. Available for lunch or dinner, Stella Bistro on the Wind Surf offers contemporary dining with a French flair.
Windstar visits destinations throughout the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Greek Isles, Tahiti, Costa Rica and Southeast Asia.
Officers: Norwegian/British Crew: Indonesian/Filipino