Check out the Best Value Large Cruise Ships for 2017
The UK Cruisers’ Choice Cruise Critic awards are in, to help you make the best decision for your next holiday out to sea. Comments from voters, with regard to the winners, include quality food, great-value drinks packages, relaxation facilities and overall value for the cost.
Pop one of these top ships on your cruising bucket list.
Taking out the number one spot is Celebrity Reflection, with top points for friendly, helpful staff. The ship is the biggest in Celebrity’s Solstice Class, known for sophistication, themed dining venues and the elegant Lawn Club. If you want to indulge in luxury, book an AquaClass Spa Suite, with complimentary access to Blu private dining room.
For entertainment, there’s the Grand Foyer, the Sky Observation Lounge, big production shows and roving performers. A conference and meeting centre, banquet hall, art auctions and private cabanas add to the sophisticated feel.
With a modern feel and energetic vibe, Celebrity Silhouette is the number two choice for Cruise Critic voters. Glass and marble décor creates a beautiful atmosphere inside, while decks are characterised by terraces for sun-bathing and grass-covered lawns.
A multimillion-dollar art collection, sleek dining options and ice-topped martini bar are prime features. There’s wine tasting displays, cirque-style big production shows, a casino and fabulous shops on the Boulevard.
With 80 percent of cabins decked out with balconies and a stylish, Italian feel, the MSC Splendida ranked third in the awards. Entertainment options galore include musical productions, more than a dozen bars and lounges, dance lessons, discos, a games arcade and Formula 1 race car simulator.
Relax at the 4D Cinema and indulge with treatments at the Aurea Spa complex. When you need to work off the delicious cuisine from a wide-variety of restaurants, hit the gym and head to the Turkish bath.
The Celebrity Eclipse is a multi-award winner and a favourite of regular cruisers. Eye-catching features, such as a living tree suspended in the atrium, eclectic art, a craft cocktail bar and whimsical décor add to its consistent appeal. There’s even an Apple store, should the need arise.
Shows include circus performers, aerialists, dancers, singers and magicians. You can play a game of trivia, learn a new skill with lectures from the professionals, watch cooking demonstrations, try your luck at the casino and sing your heart out at karaoke nights.
Glass elevators in the central atrium, a solarium-enclosed pool and renowned glass-blowing shows are just the tip of the iceberg, on the Celebrity Equinox. The beautiful Grand Foyer leads the way to a wealth of attractions, with shops, art collections and a library on hand.
Entertainment ranges from the Sin City late-night comedy and burlesque show, to theatre productions, quirky bars and the bright lights of casino slot machines. On deck 14, the Sky Observation deck thrills for pre-dinner drinks, with panoramic ocean views. Plunge pools, fountains, hot tubs and Celebrity’s signature Lawn Club offer relaxation at its best.
For more information on the top cruise ships for 2017, check out Cruise Critic, here.