The best cruises of 2018 – CBS Pittsburgh

Lori Joe Miller Farr

The only addition to cruises is becoming more vigilant as cruise companies look for a younger demographic. Look beyond the cruise line look at each individual ship; some have been reconfigured or new ones built with separate cabins, such as the Norwegian Epic and Azura from P&O Cruises. Route, lifestyle on board and destination are equally important in determining the right cruise for singles. On board a cruise ship that offers many cabins for one, the chances of mingling with other travelers are higher.

Branded event celebrity trips

Do what you love. Since 2001, the Celebrity Summit has been sailing to the site of the popular jazz cruise on Celebrity Cruises. In Fort Lauderdale and beyond, the 7-night route includes sunset ports in New Orleans and Cozumel, Mexico. If jazz isn’t your top choice, there are other music-themed cruises such as the 70s rock and romantic cruise to Jamaica and the Grand Cayman. The cruise “Bravo” departs from Southampton, England to sail the Mediterranean with entertainment from the best talents in the world of performing arts: opera, classics, stage. Also, attend a major international event. Celebrities focused on destinations include the British Open, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Carnival in Brazil and the World Cup. Embark on a lonely style with the new Edge single cabin with endless veranda. Debuting in November, the proportions and amenities match the double cabin except one.

Dancing Ambassadors at Crystal Cruises

In October 2017, debuted the luxurious Crystal Symphony, which cost several million dollars (unlimited Wi-Fi from stern to nose); In the fall of 2018, Crystal Serenity is following suit. Lone travelers can enjoy a golf clinic with a PGA professional, Pilates and yoga classes, Berlitz language, wine tastings, art lessons and computer classes. The Crystal “Table for Eight” program organizes single travelers to dine with each other in special restaurants. When it comes time for cha-cha, swing and foxtrot in the afternoon in chic lounges, the popular concept of “Ambassador-hostess and hostess” Crystal offers professional dance partners for travelers without them. Check out the 2018 travel seeker to explore 54 routes with visits to 312 ports of call in 78 countries.

Norwegian sets the standard of the studio

Hat tip for Norwegian Cruise Line for the fact that in 2009 she first saw specially built studio cabins and met the price of Norwegian Epic. The cruise industry has noticed and woke up to embrace this trend. NCL has added more cabins to Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Escape. Not for shy single travelers, these are large ships with a capacity of about 4,000 people. Studio Lounge is an exclusive place in the Norwegian lounge, which is open to the locksmiths of the studio cabin to chat over free coffee and snacks or during the daily happy hours. Need a cruise just for the lonely after a Thanksgiving family holiday? In late November, the new Norwegian Bliss sails from sunny Miami through the islands of the Eastern Caribbean for scuba diving, pristine beaches, 4×4 rides, tropical drinks and the rhythm of Caribbean music.

P&O Adult Cruises

Why not meet Europeans? P&O is a hybrid British-American cruise company owned by Carnival with a port of call in Southampton, England. As the world’s oldest cruise company, they know a thing or two about sailing and adult service. P&O has separate cabins on six of the eight ships, including the Arcadia, with an average size of about 2,000 passengers and exclusively for adults. On board there are six restaurants, a luxury lounge and spa with a large hydrotherapy pool and thermal complex, a large theater and intimate cinema, nine lounge bars and piano bars to change the setting. Fly to London, head to Hampshire (75 miles) for landing and head to the Norwegian fjords or the Mediterranean sun.

Culinary and wine cruises

Make no mistake that the popularity of winemakers and culinary schools at sea under the guidance of the best chefs is a great interactive focus for individual guests on cruises in 2018. America’s Test Kitchen and the MasterChef Cruise for the Caribbean with your favorite TV shows are held in the Netherlands. Norwegian invites international experts aboard the “Meet the Winemakers” cruise in partnership with Mondavi Winery, while Windstar and Crystal are collaborating with Napa and Sanoma distilleries on two 2018 cruises. Windstar provides the James Beard Foundation experience and a visit to the Puerto Rican Bacardi distillery under the guidance of chef Mario Pegan. Departing from Charleston, Carnival Ecstasy heads to the Bahamas, organized by Francine Bryson, author of “Baking from a Blue Ribbon from a Kitchen with a Redhead”. Ocean’s culinary executive director Jacques Pepin arrives aboard the branded sailing to conduct hands-on culinary classes.

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