The 10 Most Exciting Cruise Ships

1. Celebrity Century – Celebrity Cruises This ship, refurbished in 2006, boasts rooms with private verandas and suites with personal butlers. The Martini Bar is also home to the first “ice bar” concept at sea. 

Celebrity Century
suites with personal butlers

2. Pacific Jewel — P&O Cruises Australia Launched December 2009, Pacific Jewel offers a high-wire circus and trapeze arena on the top deck and P&O’s first ever celebrity chef restaurant — Salt Grill by Luke Mangan. The spa and fitness center is as big as an Olympic-sized swimming pool and the ship has four kids’ clubs and a shopping precinct. 

An amazing high-wire circus and trapeze arena on the top deck Pacific Jewel
An amazing high-wire circus and trapeze arena on the top deck

3. MS Panorama — Avalon Waterways The MS Panorama, due to be launched in May 2011, will be the first to feature two full decks of suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows and balconies to enjoy the view cruising along some of Europe’s major rivers such as the Rhine and Danube. 

AvalonPanorama
The Avalon Panorama is a unique "Suite Ship"

4. Queen Mary 2 — Cunard Arguably the most magnificent ocean liner ever built, the ship features the only planetarium at sea and 15 restaurants and numerous bars and lounges, including the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar. With book clubs and regular presentations on contemporary and historical issues, the Queen Mary 2 travels almost everywhere and is well known for a 108 day World Voyage. 

Cunard QM II
Largest, longest, widest, tallest and most expensive passenger liner in history.

5. MSC Fantasia — MSC Cruises Known for opulence,the MSC Fantasia boasts the exclusive MSC yacht club featuring a staircase of Swarovski crystals as well as a private lounge with transparent ceilings. The aqua park has 150 illuminated musical fountains and the swimming area a waterslide. 

MSC Fantasia
The aqua park has 150 illuminated musical fountains

6. Oasis of the Seas — Royal Caribbean Line The world’s largest cruise ship ever, costing over $1 billion, is divided into seven different neighborhoods. Onboard activities include a zip-line, carousel, rock-climbing walls, a 750-seat AquaTheatre amphitheatre hosting water ballet and dinner shows with the option of 25 different restaurants. 

Oasis of the Seas
Neighborhoods at sea

7. Celebrity Solstice — Celebrity Cruises On board Celebrity Solstice, real grass is used in the half-acre Lawn Club where passengers can enjoy a picnic or join a game of bocce or croquet. Watch glass blowers in action. 

Celebrity Solstice
Real grass is used in the half-acre Lawn Club

8. Ruby Princess — Princess Cruises The newest member of the Princess Cruises fleet, the Ruby Princess features poolside theatres and the cruise line’s signature outdoor cinema. The adults-only The Sanctuary features a spa-inspired setting while the kids can enjoy five swimming pools, including a swim-against-the-current lap pool. For those looking to renew their vows or lucky enough to meet their soul mate on board, the ship has the Hearts and Minds wedding chapel. 

Ruby Princess
Movies Under the Stars

9. MV Orion — Orion Expedition Cruises Designed for expedition cruising but exuding luxury, guests explore various destinations, and are transported ashore in one of the fleet of 10 Zodiacs or inflatable rubber boats. On board, enjoy a meal from award-winning Sydney chef Serge Dansereau of The Bathers’ Pavilion fame. 1 

MV Orion
Designed to access the inaccessible in 5* luxury

10. MV True North — True North Cruise through Australia’s Top End on board one of the most luxurious Australian cruise ships, True North. Six expedition vessels carry passengers up close to waterfalls and the onboard helicopter can take passengers to remote billabongs to fish or snorkel. 

MV True North
Each year, she does one circumnavigation of Australia

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SIX SECRETS REVEALED ! 1. 26 years experience in the travel and tourism industry, combined knowledge of all of our agents at Rainbow Travel over 40 years from destinations accross the globe.   2. I have tried my hand at every facet of travel from Travel Agent to Tour Operator to Pier Supervisor for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines & Celebrity, Port Manager for N.C.L.Cruises, Customer Services Agent N.W.A. at YVR and Flight Attendant for Skyservice Airlines.The only thing I haven't done is drive a train, but there is time for that.   3. I have travelled to every major country in Europe and I am from "The World In One City", Liverpool and from there I was the number two operator in the N.W. of England for day trips by air to European cities.   4.Thanks to Skyservice Airlines my Customer Services Manager role on board their aircraft sent me South to destinations in Mexico such as Cancun, Mazatlan, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta. Caribbean destinations as well including Montego Bay, Puerto Plata & Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Liberia (Costa Rica), Varadero & Havana (Cuba) as well as Las Vegas and every major Canadian city so my product knowledge is extensive for the Canadian charter market.     5. I am a champion net-worker being a member of B.N.I. which is a professional marketing organization specializing in word-of-mouth referrals. The BNI model relies on a business networking strategy that generates business referrals within many diverse networks. This enables me to recommend other business professions that are just as dedicated as Rainbow Travel is to customer service.   6. Rainbow Travel is actively participating in the world of Social Media. This means that we regularly Twitter, Blog and post newsletters and amazing deals to our client database.     7. Ask me about cruise ships, I have handled them all at Canada Place for the Alaska Season, Holland America (Zaandam, Ryndam, Westerdam, Oosterdam), R.C.I. (Radiance), Celebrity (Infinity & Summit), NCL (Sun, Wind, Star).  

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