“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step…”
Time to hop on board the freshest vessels hitting the open seas in 2018. With the New Year comes new cruise ships, and we are excited to introduce the best inaugurations in 2018. The cruise industry is expanding at an accelerated pace, bringing cutting-edge design and innovations to life. Check out our top three picks for 2018.
Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas
The name says it all—this ultramodern vessel is music to our ears, and it tops the rankings as the largest cruise ship in the world. Royal Caribbean has done it again, with seven distinct neighborhoods and over 20 onboard dining venues—it’s the family friendly cruise of dreams. Expected to launch in April of 2018, it will feature The Ultimate Abyss, a heart-pounding 10-story slide, the tallest on water. Other onboard entertainment will include, indoor laser tag, surf simulators, mini-golf, the Broadway performance of blockbuster hit Hairspray, and Flight, an exclusive show tracing the history and future of flying. Anticipate all your favorite onboard amenities being bigger and better, including the newest AquaTheater, Hiro, that features breathtaking acrobatic and diving stunts. Will you be the first to experience the Symphony of the Seas? Book now for the vacation of a lifetime.
This is the first Norwegian ship custom-designed with the Alaskan terrain in mind. Set to sail on an alternating schedule from Alaska and the Caribbean, the ship offers sweeping views from almost every venue, including the revolutionary 180-degree Observation Lounge. Snuggle up with a cup of hot cocoa or sip on your favorite craft cocktail while watching whales in the north or dolphins in the south. No matter where you catch this adventurous ship, the views are spectacular. Onboard entertainment includes the Grammy and Tony award-winning musical Jersey Boys, as well as Happy Hour Prohibition—The Musical, an interactive show centered in the prohibition era. Feel like catching a concert? Ignite your inner Beatles fan at the Cavern Club, where a cover band plays all your preferred songs and guests can let the good times roll. Expect aqua park favorites with the addition of a two-story racetrack, making it the largest at sea. Zoom through the winding turns, with the great blue as your backdrop. Hands down one of the most anticipated ships guaranteed to be pure bliss. Coming in November 2018.
Learn more about Bliss sailings here.
The first of its fleet—the Edge class ships are being designed with future-forward concepts challenging scientific advancements. Featuring Eden, a three-story multi-sensory event space that is completely wrapped in glass, it’s beyond your wildest imagination and connects guests to the stunning outside world. With 11,800 square feet of interactive space, Eden is the largest venue of its kind. Designed by award-winning architect Scott Butler and world-famous industrial designer, art director, and visual genius Patricia Urquiola, it’s guaranteed to be a transformative experience. However, this is not the only architectural conquest—the Magic Carpet is the first cantilevered space that acts as a moving platform on the outside of the ship, traveling up and down 13 floors. Depending on which floor, it’s purpose changes, making it a bar, a space for live music, a restaurant, or an extension of the deck space. Roughly the size of a tennis court, it fits 100 people and is ideal for meetings, open-air dining, and more. We can’t wait to explore this cutting-edge ship, set to embark December of 2018.
Learn more about Edge sailings here.
These contemporary ships are the shinning stars of the New Year. Time to reserve your spot upon the most innovative and revolutionary vessels and enjoy your vacation to the max.