A cruise ship is a passenger ship for for guests’ recreation, leisure, or unique voyages. The ship itself becomes the journey with all the onboard amenities, attractions, activities, and entertainment options which ultimately are an integral part of the cruise experience.
There are basically 8 types of cruise ships:
- Traditional Cruise Ships – May be the most typically known type of cruise ship, marketed to suit the needs of the majority of passengers, with all sorts of standard resort features.
- Mega Cruise Ships – Are able to accommodate more that 5,000 people, and they are currently the largest and more sophisticated vessels in the world.
- Ocean Cruise Ships – Built to the most exacting measures to withstand harshest conditions of the transatlantic and pacific ocean voyages, which can include long sailings and world cruises.
- Luxury Cruise Ships – Tend to be equipped with beautiful luxurious comforts, highest levels of technology, advanced nautical systems, and the best features money can buy.
- Small Cruise Ships – With a passenger capacity of approximately 100 guests onboard, they offer intimate relaxing experiences usually in less familiar more unique destinations.
- Adventure Cruise Ships – Especially designed to provide services and activities that include travels to remote destinations often unaccessible to larger vessels.
- Expedition Cruise Ships – Built to be highly adapted research or icebreaker vessels, operated by specialized companies to offer their expertise and provide customers an exclusive experience in different parts of the world.
- River Cruise Ships – Generally have a guest capacity of a few hundred and are created to navigate the rivers and inland waterways immersed in culture.