There is virtually all type of cruise imaginable, from hot & heavy singles boats to Disney-style family with on-board mini amusement parks and costumed characters. Some offer more island-hops and others are more stationary on the high seas.
Here are our picks for top cruise lines, categorized by type of passengers.
Carnival Liberty – Sail on a week-long cruise across the Caribbean on a Carnival Liberty, a 3000 passenger capacity ship with kids rooms, arts & crafts activities, pools and waterslides, video arcades, a 9-hole mini gold course, and a 12' by 22' LED theatre screen dubbed the seaside Theatre. All activities are arranged by age groups from 2 to 17. Some of the regions Carnival Liberty’s crosses are the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe, with its cheapest route a 4 day Western Caribbean route departing from Miami with stops in Key West and Cozumel for $179 and its highly popular 7-day Mexican Riviera route, departing from LA with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico as low as $369.
Crystal Cruises – This luxury cruise line is known for singles parties and assigned dining room seating which forces cruisers to mingle with the same group every night. There are morel than 115 itineraries offered, from a 12-day route from San Francisco to Alaska & Canada to a New York to London route via Canada, Iceland, and Norway. If you want a cheaper alternative, check out any of the Carnival cruise lines, particularly the Mexico and Caribbean routes during the Spring Break season for the younger crowds.