Cruising in 2016

  1. Extreme Onboard Adventure

The company that brought ziplining to cruising, Royal Caribbean, is unveiling even more over-the-top amenities on its latest ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. Get ready fora skydiving simulator and an indoor sports facility for bumper cars, roller-skating, and trapeze lessons.

  1. Next-level Excursions

VIP Access – Celebrity Cruises

Signature Event sailings give guests one-of-a-kind experiences, like VIP seating for the Samba Parade during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, plus screenings and parties in Cannes, France, during the city’s star-studded film festival.

Food Tours – Azamara Club Cruises

The line’s latest program, “Cruise Global, Eat Local,” takes passengers to such beloved restaurants as Hong Kong’s Jade Garden (renowned for its dim sum) and Osteria del Contadino— a Tuscan institution just outside Livorno, Italy, that serves outstanding prosciutto.


Site Running Tours – Crystal Cruises

For those who like to stay active, Site Running Tours combines exercise with exploration. These 5- to 10-kilometer jogs, escorted by fitness pros, bring landmarks like St. Petersburg, Russia’s Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to life.

  1. Multi-generational Groups on Luxury Lines

Don’t assume the high-end ships aren’t kid-friendly. Advisor Anne Morgan Scully says luxury lines are doing more all the time for families—particularly extended ones that need to keep both grandparents and toddlers happy. She recently saw a group of 30 on a Regent Seven Seas voyage. Crystal Cruises’ summer voyages have children’s activities and chefs who will turn fresh produce into baby food.


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