Which cruise line is right for me?
Unsure which cruise liner would suit you? Whether you are looking for a family friendly cruise, cruising on a budget, a luxury experience, boutique style or smaller lines that are able to explore the hidden gems of far-off destinations. Check out our complete guide below.
These cruise liners usually offer cheaper rates whilst still providing a great experience. Food and entertainment are included in the price, but drinks, tips/gratuities and specialty dining are not. These cruise liners are ideal for families with plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages and the ships are designed to offer a plethora of am and pm entertainment options.
- P&O Cruises Australia
- Royal Caribbean
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Carnival Australia
- MSC Cruises
- Costa Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Lines
Offering an upgraded experience from the contemporary cruise lines, "Premiums" are more refined in almost every aspect with more spacious cabins, greater food choices and a greater service detail by the crew, providing you with a more pampered experience. These premium cruise liners are usually less populated and your fellow passengers will most likely be a bit more travelled and within an older age bracket.
This selection of cruise liners provides guests with a more refined experience with generally much larger staterooms and mid-sized ships. These ships offer guests a more intimate holiday experience. The cruise lines generally have a long history of cruising and pride themselves on their heritage.
Excellent food and service are the trademarks of these lines, and alcoholic beverages and gratuities are usually included. The space to guest ratio will be high and the crew to guest ratio is usually two to one. Ships are even smaller and cruises longer and to more exotic ports of call (smaller ships also can dock in ports where the bigger ships cannot).
This selection of small ships accommodates only a small number of passengers. These ships visit destinations that are not popular among mainstream cruise passengers with the vast majority visiting parts of the world which are not assessable to the bigger ships. Expect to be privy to a great experience onboard and an even greater experience offshore. Clients usually choose these ships based on the offshore itinerary and experience.
- Celebrity Cruises: Xpedition Ship Only
- Silversea: Silver Discoverer
- Silversea: Silver Explorer