By: Michelle Woodson Howell, MCC, Luxury Travel Advisor
I often hear people refer to cruising like it’s one big, giant category. It’s not. If you’ve ever taken a cruise, you know that cruise lines and ships are not created equally.
It’s all about variety these days, not just in ship size – ranging from intimate, 60-passenger yachts to next-level, 6,000-person mega-vessels – but in style too. You can sip coffee on your balcony as you float down a European river, go searching for wildlife on an expedition ship, or get lost in a floating city at sea. Itineraries are also more creative: Culinary academies and wellness centers on board, for example, pair well with surprising shore excursions, from hiking up mountains to attending orchestra concerts.