Four Fun-filled Ways to Sail!

Did you know?  Our team at David’s Vacation Club Rentals now works with FOUR different cruise lines!

That’s right! Recently, we expanded to include Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Celebrity Cruises, in addition to Disney Cruise Line! There’s a lot of magic to be found on the high seas, so let’s explore a little bit of what each of these cruise lines have to offer!

view of the sea from a stateroom balcony

 

Royal Caribbean 

Symphony of the Seas

If you’re looking for a cruising adventure that is filled to the brim with fun activities, Royal Caribbean might be the perfect cruise line for you! They have more than 20 ships to choose from and sail to more than 300 destinations across the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Asia, and more!

Surfboards on the Symphony of the Seas

Each of the ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet is chock full of fun. While the activities can vary depending on the ship, here’s a list of some of the options guests can experience when sailing with Royal Caribbean; waterslides, karaoke, escape rooms, pool parties, and even the Flowrider Surf Simulator! 

Flowrider Surf Simulator

Mini-golf aboard a Royal Caribbean ship

There is something on board that is sure to please every member of your travel party, from the youth and teen programs to the nightlife. There are live shows and entertainment, a casino, mini-golf, laser tag, and so much more! The best thing is that most of these exciting experiences are included in the cost of your cruise fare!

Central Park on a Royal Caribbean ship

In addition to all the fun that can be found onboard, Royal Caribbean also features their Perfect Day Island Collection! On these private islands, guests can experience an amazing beach day full of fun, sun, and recreation! In the Bahamas, you’ll find Perfect Day at CocoCay, home to the Thrill Waterpark, Coco Beach Club, Oasis Lagoon, and Chill Island, which definitely sounds like a great place to spend a relaxing day in the sand and ocean surf! There are also 5 complimentary dining venues around the island, and many of the activities here are complimentary as well! Coming soon in 2022, there will also be Perfect Day at Lelepa, the only island of its kind in the southern hemisphere! The new Perfect Day at Lelepa Island will be full of adventure and natural experiences, cultural immersion, and will embrace the spirit of the South Pacific!

The fun with Royal Caribbean continues on their many port excursions as well! From the Celtic heritage of Ireland and Scotland to the glaciers of Alaska, cruisers can choose to experience mountains, beaches, and iconic landmarks around the world, such as the Great Wall of China or the Sydney Opera House!

 

Norwegian Cruise Line 

Ship from Norwegian Cruise Line

Passengers who sail with Norwegian Cruise Line can experience a ton of different activities and ports, but what sets them apart is their flexibility. With their Freestyle Cruising program, there’s no set schedule besides the one you create for yourself! When sailing with Norwegian, guests can select the pace that works best to make their dream vacation a reality!

Haven area on a NCL ship

Norwegian’s fleet of nearly 20 ships (and more on the way) features a wide variety of dining options with all different types of cuisines! There’s BBQ, French, Italian, Japanese, seafood, and more! Cruisers will find buffets and specialty restaurants, but what really sets them apart from other cruise lines when it comes to dining is that there are no set seating times or pre-assigned seating, so guests are able to choose the dining options and times that work best for them!

dining table on a NCL ship

In addition to their laid-back and unique approach to cruising, Norwegian also offers some exclusive activities and locations! With music-themed cruise itineraries, ThrillPlex activity zone, The Waterfront oceanfront promenade, as well as their own exclusive private Bahamian island Great Stirrup Cay, there’s definitely a ton of fun and excitement to be found during your voyage! 

Waterslides on a NCL ship

 

Celebrity Cruises

Ship from Celebrity Cruises

Luxury meets the seas when you sail with Celebrity! With ships designed by world-class architects, artists, and stylists, this fleet aims to inspire their guests with beautiful spaces, intuitive and high-end service, wellness awareness, and deluxe staterooms. Celebrity’s goal is to enrich their cruisers’ vacation time as much as possible during their voyages!

Dining options aboard a Celebrity Cruise

When it comes to the destinations they offer, Celebrity sets themselves apart by being the cruise line that offers some of the longest port stays. In fact, they have the most port overnight stays of any premium cruise line with European itineraries, so guests can enjoy more time at each port of call and immerse themselves in the culture and beauty of the locations they’re visiting. With itineraries that sail to a variety of destinations, including the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and even the Galapagos, cruisers can get a deluxe experience as they explore some of the finest sights the world has to offer!

Shore Excursion to a Galapagos island offered by Celebrity Cruises

In addition to their luxurious staterooms such as The Retreat and the AquaClass categories, Celebrity also pride themselves on their culinary offerings! The menus are designed by Michelin-starred chefs and feature a variety of different types of cuisine, with both upscale and more casual settings. Onboard you can also find culinary programs such as Wine Appreciation 101, as well as culinary-themed excursions that are perfect for traveling foodies! Celebrity boasts more than 200 Sommeliers, dozens of bars, lounges, clubs, and specialty restaurants as well, making it the perfect choice for an indulgent and dreamy deluxe getaway!

Sommelier aboard a Celebrity Cruise

 

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Dream

One thing’s for sure when you sail with Disney; there is a ton of magic on the horizon! Disney Cruise Line has activities, entertainment, dining, and more onboard to fill voyages with fun for the whole family. From grown-ups only getaways to those who are sailing with the whole family in tow, the service offered by the Cast Members is absolutely top-notch!

Cast Member pin-trading on the Disney Dream

When sailing with Disney Cruise Line, the Cast Members made you feel like you’re part of the family! As you walk down the halls or into a dining room or activity space, you’re met with friendly smiles and, more often than not, will be greeted by name. Throughout your sailing, they will learn your habits, remember your favorite snacks and drinks, and do anything they can to ensure you have the most amazing vacation possible while in their company. It’s truly magical!

In addition to the amazing Cast Members, Disney’s ships are filled to the brim with enchanting experiences, and you leave your sailing with priceless memories that will last a lifetime. Each sailing will visit some fantastic posts of call, of course; however, there is also a TON of things to do while you’re at sea! The ships have multiple kids’ clubs, each whimsically tailored to entertain a different age group. There are characters, games, pools, waterslides, themed deck parties, some of the most amazing stage shows I’ve ever seen, and select sailings even feature fireworks at sea!

Pool deck on the Disney Dream

Pirate Party on the Disney Dream

Fireworks at sea from Disney Cruise Line

When your tummy starts to rumble in between fun-filled activities, there’s also no shortage of dining options on Disney’s ships! Each of the 4 current ships have the Cabana’s buffet, which serves up an expansive array of tasty dishes and desserts, as well as beautiful and elaborately themed dining rooms you’ll rotate through as you sail, quick service counters (be sure to try the chicken fingers), and some sophisticated restaurants such as Remy or Palo where adults can enjoy multi-course meals in style.

Table setting at Cabanas

Much like the resorts and theme parks, Disney Cruise Line immerses guests in the magic, and no matter where or when you’re sailing, they offer a truly unique and amazing experience for kids of all ages!

Salad option on the Disney Dream

table setting aboard the Disney Dream

With itineraries to take you on adventures around the world and so much to see and do, each of these amazing cruise lines have so much to offer! Not only that, but unlike land-bound trips, you don’t have to worry about packing and unpacking, booking multiple hotels, or building an itinerary – it’s all conveniently found onboard your ship. All you have to do is relax and enjoy, and that sounds like a perfect vacation to me!

If you’re thinking about cruising for your next getaway, be sure to contact our DVCR Cruise Specialists! They can assist with booking voyages for anyone and would love to help you set the course for your next vacation on the high seas!

Sunrise at Sea

 

~Stacy