Sail aboard innovative, modern, amenity-filled ships.  Choose from family friendly ships with rock climbing, bowling, ropes courses, or even a surf simulator.  Or opt for a more adult-themed ship with contemporary spaces and onboard enrichment activities.

These cruise lines create a fun-filled atmosphere, perfect for friends and families, couples, and groups of all sizes. Action and fun are a top priority – featuring some of the best Broadway-style shows, quality dining in a variety of venues, memorable activities for kids of all ages, and other entertainment that will make you feel like you’re staying at one of the world’s top resorts. Not to mention you’ll be making port calls at some of the world’s most exciting destinations, all while only unpacking once. Now that’s a vacation everyone can agree on!

Onboard, you’ll find all kinds of travellers—cruise rookies checking out their very first ship, family reunions, honeymooners, social groups, and avid travellers looking for value.

Ocean cruises have truly global reach, with options on virtually every continent.

Some cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and Norwegian specialise in 7-day getaways including Caribbean, Bermuda or Mexico.  Others like Holland America have ships that travel the globe with itineraries ranging from 3 to 120 nights!

In Europe, consider an ocean cruise as a great way to cover a lot of ground, but with the convenience of only unpacking once, and a modern, amenity filled ship to return home to each day after exciting adventures ashore.  Consider the Panama Canal for an up-close look at this engineering marvel, or choose from one of many cruises to South America, Australia, New Zealand.

Our team will work with you to find the itinerary that’s right for you, including the amount of time you have available for your vacation, the destinations and parts of the world you wish to see, and of course, a ship and itinerary that aligns with your preferred budget.

From family-friendly amenity-filled ships, to elegant ocean liners, The Cruise Lounge has the ship and onboard experience that’s right for you.

Operating since 1965, Princess Cruises has grown to be one of the largest cruise lines in the world. Princess has 18 ships in their fleet, ranging in size from 680 to 3,600 passengers. They offer a number of cruise-tours that combine a cruise with a multi-night land tour to inland destinations that the ship can’t reach.

Don’t Miss: Princess offers their signature Movies Under the Stars experience with blankets and popcorn, or you can meet friends for drinks and food and enjoy street performer-style entertainment in the Piazza. Their adult only retreat called The Sanctuary is a popular place to enjoy a massage, and signature drinks or snacks from your plush lounge chair, far from the madding crows. The new Royal Princess offers a special water and light show and a new SeaWalk with views 128 feet down.

Style of Cruising: Contemporary/Premium
Cruise Holidays Star Rating: 4 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: Varies by ship, with an average of 1 crew member for every 2.5 guests
Key destinations: Global, including 7 to 14 night Caribbean, 7 night Mexico, 10 to 21 night Europe, South America, Hawaii, Pacific, Asia, Africa, Canada & New England, and a leader in Panama Canal as well as Alaska cruises and cruise-tours.
Cruise guest profile: Most Princess ships have broad appeal with top notch entertainment and onboard facilities, and a cruise experience that will suit younger couples, retirees and family groups alike.  There are also three “Small Ships of Princess” which offer a more intimate product designed for more well travelled guests seeking a focus on itinerary and service over onboard facilities.


Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising for 140 years.  Recently named “Best Overall Cruise Value” by World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society for the 20th year, they are known for their award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling itineraries.

Don’t Miss: Be sure to check out their Culinary Arts Centre cooking demonstrations and classes, and unique Digital workshops offered onboard. Unique attractions include Le Cirque Pinnacle Grill dinner and Dancing with the Stars theme cruises.

Style of Cruising: Premium
Cruise Holidays Star Rating: 4.5 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crew member for every 2 guests
Key destinations: Global, including 7 to 20 night Caribbean and Mexico, 10 to 24 night Europe, Bermuda, Panama Canal, Pacific, South America, Hawaii, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Canada & New England, and a leader in Alaska cruises & cruise-tours.
Cruise guest profile: A great cruise line for couples and small groups looking for a quality experience with a focus on enrichment and a refined and comfortable ambiance, rather than entertainment or party life.  Some ships in the fleet are also recommended for families with expanded facilities for teens, and comprehensive youth programs.


Norwegian introduced the Freestyle Cruising concept which features an assortment of delicious dining options, innovative activities and entertainment – all available on your schedule, with a casual onboard atmosphere and no mandatory formal nights.  In addition to Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian designs accommodations for the way you cruise – from the Single Studio Cabins, to spacious 2-bedroom Family Suites.

Don’t Miss: Norwegian’s newest ships, the Norwegian Getaway, Breakaway and Escape, feature 3 entire decks of daytime and nighttime entertainment options filled with bars, nightlife and shopping venues.  Take in Broadway shows, or watch great Jazz & Blues at Fat Cats.  Take in some late night comedy at Headliners Comedy Club.  Or splash around at Aqua Park with Free Fall, the fastest waterslide at sea

Style of Cruising: Contemporary/Casual            Cruise Holidays Star Rating: 4 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crew member for every 3 guests
Key destinations: The Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal
Cruise guest profile: Couples and families looking for a casual onboard atmosphere with NCL’s Freestyle Cruising including no formal wear required, open seating dining with no fixed times, and a wide range of onboard entertainment and facilities.  For those who like to keep busy, Norwegian’s newest ships such as Norwegian Getaway, Breakaway, Epic and Escape offer some of the best nightlife, entertainment and activities of any ship at sea today.

Over the past 40 years, Royal Caribbean has strived to provide some of the most innovative ships, dining options, entertainment, technology and kids programming at sea.  Royal Caribbean continues to wow their guests with favourite onboard activities such as their signature Flowrider, zip line, rock climbing wall and ice skating rink.  Oasis class ships – the world’s largest ships – offer seven distinct neighbourhoods, plus Oceanside AquaTheatres, Broadway hit shows, a 3D movie theatre, and more.

Don’t Miss: Cruisers of all ages enjoy parades through the Royal Promenade, Dreamworks character breakfasts, and the first carousel at sea. The new Quantum class of ships boasts ground-breaking innovations like the first skydiving experience at sea, a glass capsule called the North Star that ascends over 300 feet above sea level and transformational venues like the Seaplex and Two70° that morph from day to night.

Style of Cruising: Contemporary                         Cruise Holidays Star Rating: 3.5 to 4 stars depending on ship
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crew member for every 3 guests
Key destinations: The Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Asia and South America
Cruise guest profile: Couples, groups of friends, and families looking for a large ship cruise experience with plenty of onboard entertainment and activities, and innovative features such as rock climbing walls, skating rinks, surf simulators and more.  Strong emphasis on family friendly cruising with youth and teen programs on all ships.

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Sophisticated, yet unpretentious… A taste of luxury, yet very accessible… Step aboard Celebrity Cruises premium fleet, winners of multiple awards from both Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

While generally categorised as a Premium cruise line, for guests booking SuiteClass accommodations aboard Celebrity, a level of service and onboard amenities more equivalent to a luxury cruise is offered.

SuiteClass guests enjoy a private dining room experience, with open seating, and a dedicated Executive Chef whom will even create custom menus for guests.  European style Butler service is provided in all suites.  For guests in top suite categories, premium all-inclusive beverages including fine wines and spirits are also included, as well as access to a private onboard concierge lounge, and other VIP amenities and services.

Style of Cruising: Premium                                 Cruise Holidays Star Rating:  4.5 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crew member for every 2 guests
Key destinations: The Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Galapagos, Pacific, Asia
Cruise guest profile: Couples and small groups looking for a sophisticated, upscale cruise experience onboard award-winning modern ships which offer a good standard of service, plus enrichment programs onboard longer cruises of 10 or more nights.

Disney Cruise Line offers a one-of-a-kind voyage that includes the world-class hospitality, legendary service and attention to detail that Disney is known for.  Choose Disney for:

  • Broadway-calibre Disney live shows
  • Unique deck parties with favourite Disney characters
  • Fireworks at sea
  • Disney movies under the stars
  • Themed restaurants
  • Special youth clubs

Don’t Miss: Enchanting decorative touches throughout the ships, surprise Disney character appearances, and playful “towelgami” in your stateroom each evening.

Style of Cruising: Premium                             Cruise Holidays Star Rating: 4.5 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crew member for every 2.5 guests
Key destinations: Alaska, the California Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, and Transatlantic.
Cruise guest profile: Family friendly vacations – particularly for those with younger children, as well as adult or honeymoon couples looking for a premium experience with top line onboard entertainment.