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We know cruising isn't for everyone, but the cruising industry has shown undeniable growth in the past ten years. Cruising allows for its travelers to see a multitude of destinations while having to unpack only once, and providing a home base on-board a floating resort at sea. In 2017 alone, an estimated 25.8 million global passengers cruised. Not to mention, 92% of cruisers stay loyal to cruising, and say they will most definitely do it again. With 50+ different cruise lines to choose from and countless itineraries, there's a cruise to fit almost every travel style and budget.

To keep up with all the climbing interest, cruise lines have stepped their game up in developing a unique and well-rounded experience for cruisers of every age. Here's our top four that caught our eye. We think they may even lead anti-cruisers to have a change of heart.

1. Symphony of the Seas ROYAL CARIBBEAN


- Guest Capacity- 5,200

- Home port(s) - Miami, FL

- Largest cruise ship in the world*

- Seven- neighborhood layout including: Boardwalk, Central Park, and a Royal Promenade

- Cool culinary experiences, including > Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver > Wonderland, an Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant with uniquely-presented upscale bites

> El Loco Fresh, casual buffet-style Mexican fare at no extra charge

-Ultimate Family Suite that can sleep up to 8 comfortably, is two stories, and has an in-suite slide, an air hockey table, a theater-style TV room, and more

- Even interior rooms are equipped with a virtual view to feel like you're in a balcony room

- Playmakers, a Sports/Gaming Bar to watch all the big games..or hit up some arcade games

- New activities like laser tag, a dueling trio of water slides, an escape room, and more

For more details, check out the video below:

2. Norwegian Bliss



- Guest Capacity- 4,004

- Home port(s) - Miami, FL

- 59 studio staterooms for solo travelers

-New culinary experiences, including: > The Waterfront for dining right on the water

-Expanded Haven, the exclusive luxury experience for 80 suites

> Three stories high and includes a lounge, a pool, four hot tubs, a courtyard with a retractable roof, an observation deck, dining, and more--all exclusively for the Haven

- New activities like a go-kart track, open air laser tag, and more

For more details, check out the video below:

3. Celebrity Edge



- Guest Capacity - 2,918

- Home port(s) - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

- Edge Staterooms offer 'infinite verandas' - with the touch of a button, your entire stateroom becomes a veranda

- 'Outward-facing' vision for the entire ship

> Eden, a featured design element on board makes up for 12,000 square feet, spanning over three decks

> Includes huge windows, and a unique dining experience -Magic Carpet

> New bar concept as the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that allows guest to enjoy a cocktail over the open water up to 13 floors above sea level

For more details, check out the video below:

4. Carnival Horizon



- Guest Capacity- 3,954

- Home port(s) - Miami, FL

-New culinary experiences, including: > 2 Guy Fieri-designed restaurant experiences, one of which has its own brewery inside

> First Teppanyaki restaurant on the Carnival fleet

-Family Harbor Staterooms

> Nautical-themed rooms designed for families that include an exclusive lounge for breakfast, a concierge service, lets the kids eat free at specialty restaurants, and more

-Havana Staterooms

> Cuban- themed rooms with direct and exclusive access to a Havana Pool and Bar

- New activities like an IMAX theater, a suspended two-lane bike course called Skyride, a Dr. Seuss Waterworks Park, and more

For more details, check out the video below:

What's your favorite cruise experience been like? Tell us below.

Have we convinced you to try a cruise yet?

Start planning your next adventure now.

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