“Mega-Ships” of the Sea
One of the exciting trends in cruising is the new, up-and-coming “mega-ships” being released by all of the major cruiselines. They offer an entire vacation all in one place – you would never have to leave the ship with all of the activities and amenities they offer. From water slides, to zip-lining and themed restaurants to upscale spas, these ships really have it all. Some even offer movie theaters, ice skating rinks and invite national performing artists on the ships for private concerts. These “mega-ships” are amazing, without losing the charm of making you feel truly cared for.
Let’s take a closer look at a few:
Carnival Cruise Line’s Vista
When it comes to fun and comfort, Carnival Vista staterooms go the extra square foot.
Havana Staterooms or suites are like your own island resorts right next to your own members-only bar, pool and club. In a Havana Cabana Suite, you’ll find luxurious rain showers, plus a lounge-ready hammock outside.
Family Harbor staterooms can be found near the Family Harbor Lounge, an exclusive 24-hour spot with breakfast, snacks during the day, concierge service… plus Hasbro board games, family movies, video games and more. The benefits don’t end there — your kids eat free in most specialty onboard restaurants and get a free evening of Night Owls babysitting service, so you can enjoy a little alone time.
Other spacious spa suites, balcony, ocean view, and interior staterooms are also available.
Skyride zip/bike course
Full basketball court
Ropes Course at sea
IMAX movie theater – the first one at sea!
Pools & hot tubs
Themed bars & lounges
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
8 restaurants, including sushi and a Seafood Shack
Guest Capacity – 3,954
1,055 Feet long
1,450 Onboard Crew
133,500 Gross Tonnage
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Harmony of the Seas
Royal Suite Class
Luxury that’s anything but boring. These staterooms are the most spacious and luxurious in the RCCL fleet. Every detail has been designed to give you a comfortable yet sophisticated sense of home on the high seas. All of the staterooms are appointed with upscale fabrics, contemporary art and wood finishes to provide a truly unmatched experience.
As a Star Class Suite guest, you’ll enjoy the round-the-clock services of an exclusive Royal Genie personal assistant. During your voyage, your Royal Genie will attend to, and anticipate, your every need and desire. Your wish is your Royal Genie’s command.
As a Sky Class Suite guest, you’ll have special access to an exclusive concierge who will remain at your service to assist you with priority reservations and theater seats, securing access to the private suite Sun Deck and any other requests that may arise.
Pamper yourself with luxury bathroom amenities by Hermès, Ferragamo and L’Occitane. Let the ocean gently lull you into the slumber of a lifetime on your luxury pillowtop mattress. And enjoy exclusive dinner access and breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows in our Coastal Kitchen restaurant in the Sea Class Suites.
Other now larger staterooms are available for your enjoyment, designed for your every need and desire in mind.
Relax in larger staterooms, and take your pick of more innovative and inviting ways to stay than ever.
Created with a special focus on comfort and convenience, these interior, balcony, oceanview staterooms boast contemporary and smart design with innovative storage to maximize your living space.
One brand new option is the virtual balcony. Designed to provide real-time views of the ocean and our exciting destinations, these select interior rooms will feature virtual balconies that span nearly floor to ceiling and capture all the beauty of the sea to wow our guests in a way never done before. Imagine enjoying the sunrise and sunset from the comfort of your interior stateroom.
10-story water slide – the tallest at sea!
Flowrider surf simulator
40-ft rock climbing wall
Splashaway Bay waterpark
Solarium indoor/outdoor adults-only retreat
Vitality Spa & Fitness Center
The World’s Largest Cruise Ship!
Fastest Internet at sea
Guest Capacity – 6,410
1,187 Feet long
2,300 Onboard Crew
227,000 Gross Tonnage
Norwegian’s Escape (Breakaway Plus Class)
The Haven: Hidden at the top of the ship, these are our most luxurious, well-appointed accommodations, featuring 24-hour butler/concierge service and private sundeck.
Mini-suites: Whether it’s the two of you or your family, these rooms are accented with the finest touches.
Balcony Rooms: Soak in breathtaking views together or with the family. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments accent these modern rooms.
Ocean View Rooms: Experience comfort all around you. These stylish staterooms feature fine appointments which are highlighted by nice touches and clear views of the ocean.
Inside Cabins: Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.
Studio Cabins: Specifically designed and priced for solo travelers, our these rooms feature a full-size bed, separate bath area and access to the private Studio Lounge — no single supplement required.
Multi-level Sports Complex
8-ft “Walk the Plank” experience
The Snow Room
21 bars and lounges
28 dining options
Pulse Fitness Center
Guest Capacity – 4,248
1,069 Feet long
1,731 Onboard Crew
164,600 Gross Tonnage
Holland America ms Koningsdam
Pinnacle Suite: Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversized whirlpool bath & shower with additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1357 sq. ft. including verandah.
Neptune Suite: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 465-855 sq. ft. including verandah.
Signature Suite: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, 1 murphy bed for 1 person, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower with additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 393-400 sq. ft. including verandah.
Vista Suite: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 260–356 sq. ft. including verandah.
Spa Verandah: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Serene verandah staterooms conveniently located near the Greenhouse Spa & Salon featuring yoga mats and an iPod® docking station. Approximately 228–420 sq. ft. including verandah.
Family Oceanview: Unique aboard ms Koningsdam are new Family Ocean-view Staterooms that make traveling together more convenient and pleasurable, with accommodations for up to five guests — including additional closet space and two separate shower facilities. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons & 1 upper bed. 2 bathrooms — one with bathtub, shower, sink & toilet, one with shower & sink. Approximately 222–231 sq. ft.
Verandah: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 228–420 sq. ft. including verandah.
Ocean-View: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 175–282 sq. ft.
Interior: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 143–225 sq. ft.
Culinary Arts Center
Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Blend your own wine in conjunction with Chateau Ste. Michelle
Multiple dining experiences, including a sushi bar or burgers by the pool
Bars and lounges with entertainment
270 degree LED projection theater
Guest Capacity – 2,650
935 Feet long
1,025 Onboard Crew
99,500 Gross Tonnage