Visit exciting different ports of call every day or two and only unpack
your suitcase once.
Discover so many activity choices on board that the ship itself becomes
Sailing the seven seas aboard a large ocean going vessel offers the world
to you at the end of the ship’s gangway. You can take part in countless
shipboard activities or you can just relax and read a book with no one
to bother you. You have choices of several dining venues, both casual
and semi formal or even served in your stateroom.
Major cruise lines are building bigger and better ships with innovative
activity centers for the ‘young at heart’. The newer large
ships offer huge numbers of verandah staterooms. Many of these cruise
lines offer value-oriented options. They open up world wide locations
and a world of discovery to their passengers. It only takes sailing on
one cruise to create a cruising aficionado.
Gott-A-Travel agents have extensive cruising familiarity on the major
large ship cruise lines and will be able to match a shipboard experience
to your wants and needs.
LARGE SHIP CRUISE LINES
|Carnival Cruise Lines
|Largest fleet/20 ships. Multi-generational families.
|Premium. “Highest-rated premium cruise line”
Many ports of call.
|Luxury. 3 ships. Conde Nast/“Worlds Best Large
| Italian flavor. Growing fleet. Europe & Caribbean.
50 year history.
|New QM2 transatlantic/Caribbean. QE2 Europe/Around world.
|Disney Cruise Line
|2 ships. Popular entertainment. Family & multi-generations.
|Holland America Line
|Premium. Worldwide itineraries. “Signature of
|MSC Italian Cruises
|Some new ships. Total Italian crew. Diversity of itineraries.
|Norwegian Cruise Line
|Large fleet. Many US homeports. America’s brand
|Newer Premium Line. Many include free air. So.Am. Europe.
|1 ship/Marco Polo. World wide ports of call.
|Premium. Popular in Alaska & Europe. Movies on pool
|Regent Seven Seas
| Luxury. Comp. wine. All-suite, all-balcony ship. No
tips. Repeat pssgrs.
|Royal Caribbean Intl.
||Huge fleet. Innovative ships. Youth program. Variety
SMALL SHIP CRUISING
Explore fascinating destinations and go home with stories to tell your
friends. Investigate unique unspoiled environments that only small ships
or sailing on small ships has most of the advantages of large ship cruising
with some added bonuses. The smaller vessels can get into more exotic
ports around the world. They can get pier space, instead of anchoring
out in the harbor, or sometimes the passengers can debark on shore without
any pier utilization.
Small ships tend to be less formal than the larger ships. Some smaller
ships offer an upscale and elegant milieu. Some cruise lines emphasize
personal enrichment or ecologically involved programs. These small vessels
might be with sail or motor and could be home ported anywhere around the
The disadvantage is that they can not offer the same wide range of onboard
entertainment and diverse activities as large ships.
Some people think that they could not enjoy cruising on a cruise ship.
Gott-A-Travel believes that these people are only looking at the large
ship cruise lines. There are individuals who might better enjoy a ‘soft
adventure’ or an adventure challenge from one of these very diverse
small ship experiences. There are so many variations within this small
ship grouping that they can’t even be categorized. Our agents believe
that we can match a smaller ship cruising experience to any one of these
naysayers. There is a successful cruising experience just waiting out
there for each person to discover.
SMALL SHIP CRUISE LINES
|American Canadian Caribbean
||"Yacht-Like Exploration” Midwest, East Coast,
|American Cruise Lines
||3 ships. Rivers, bays, coastal. East coast/Maine to Florida.
|American Safari Cruises
||"Yacht-size Experience” Alaska, Sea of Cortez, Pacific
||1 ship/Galapagos Explorer II. Galapagos Islands.
|Captain Cook Cruises
||2 to 7 night cruises. Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbor, Fiji Islands.
|Discovery World Cruises
||1 ship. Unique ocean voyages. Antarctica, So Pacific,
|Glacier Bay Cruiseline
4 ships. Alaska, British Columbia and Columbia River.
||Unique discovery cruises. Educational, eco-adventures.
|Norwegian Coastal Voyage
||Large fleet. Daily coastal departures. Also Antarctica, Chilean
|Seabourn Cruise Line
||Luxury. 3 ships. 7 to 72 day cruises. Exotic world wide ports.
|SeaDream Yacht Club
||Luxury. 2 yachts. 7 days. Caribbean, Yucatan, Belize, Europe.
||Luxury. “World’s most awarded small ship cruise line”
||3 ships. Authentic sailing adventures. Help sail or relax. Casual.
||Economy Cruises. Mediterranean, Adriatic: Croatia, Greece, Montenegro.
|| 4 Barefoot sailing ships. Hands-on. Eco-Adventure/Scuba/Yoga/Singles.
||3 computerized sailing vessels. “Sailing is Believing”