If you want a cruise ship that boasts swimming pools, whirlpools, bars, casinos, a theater, dining rooms, fitness center and so much more, than large ship cruising is for you!. There is a lot of food on the ship, at all hours of the day and night. You will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the choices. Besides the buffet, which often times feature standard carving stations, pasta and salad, there are usually themed eateries. If the endless food lines begin to make you feel a bit like a pig at the trough, taking your meals in the dining room is a lovely alternative. The menu is small (usually four or five choices plus a similar menu for the health conscious), but of good quality, and features everything from seafood pasta to prime rib to lobster. Many ships have specialty restaurants that require reservations and have an additional cost (these are not included in the all-inclusive price you pay).
Though a lot of activities (spa treatments, for instance) and facilities (private balconies, etc.) offered onboard cater to people’s individual interests, the notion of organized, group fun remains at the heart of big cruising — wine tasting or an art auction, enjoying some oldies but goodies at an old-fashioned piano sing-along, practicing your drive at the golf simulator, fun group games (“Not-so-Newlywed” game, scavenger hunts), climbing a rock wall. And don’t forget about the shore excursions at each port you visit. The fun is non-stop!
Popular Large Ocean Cruise lines include Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cunard, Princess, MSC Cruises, Disney, Carnival and Celebrity.