So, if you were designing your “dream” cruise ship, what cool innovations would you include? Cruise lines are very interested in finding out what their customers want and are competing with each other for your business according to an article titled Cruise lines compete for tourists with innovations by Beth J. Harpaz, of the Jackson Hole Star Tribune:
The latest innovations for having fun in the middle of the ocean include a bowling alley aboard Norwegian Pearl, and a Flowrider, which lets you ride an artificial wave, on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. Norwegian Pearl took its inaugural voyage in December, Freedom of the Seas launched last May, and another Royal Caribbean ship, Liberty of the Seas, which will also feature a Flowrider, debuts this May.
“They’re trying to outdo each other in terms of innovation,” said Celebrity Cruises president Dan Hanrahan at a January news conference organized by the Cruise Lines International Association. “They’re trying to outdo each other in terms of innovation,” said Celebrity Cruises president Dan Hanrahan at a January news conference organized by the Cruise Lines International Association.
Being of the “baby boomer” age myself, my husband and I introduced our children to cruising early on. Born in the late 70s and early 80s they have now become “cruisers” on their own. Cruising is truly a family affair. Depending on the line or ship that you choose, your vacation dreams can be fulfilled on a cruise ship no matter what age you are or what your interests are. For example the Disney cruises cater to smaller children while a European cruise may cater to a “baby boomer”.
My “dream” cruise would be one that would cater to me and my whole family so that we can have a real family vacation on the ship and everyone would be happy, from the little kids to great grandmas and grandpas. Any line out there up for the task? Is anyone out there now that we don’t know about? Please write in if you’ve already experienced this “dream” cruise.
Personally, I would also like to see a racquetball court aboard a ship!