September 18, 2021

The issue of Big Ships versus Small Ships

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines impressive Liberty of the Seas, a 158,000 ton ship carrying over 4,000 passengers.


It is a discussion which most cruisers have opinions about; big ships versus small ships. We know several cruisers who really enjoy a large ship for the amenities, shopping areas and several activities not usually associated with cruising such as rock climbing and ice skating. And, we know probably an equal number who eschew the large ships for dealing with masses of passengers at tender time or jockeying with crowds at the buffet. Small ships, they say, give passengers a chance to connect better with life at sea.

Cruise Critic has tackled the topic with an excellent feature this week along with several comments and for those of us interested in this discussion it is well worth reading.

To read more visit: Big Ships or Small Ships

About Anne Vipond

Anne Vipond is the author of several guidebooks to cruising destinations around the world. She draws on an extensive sailing background to impart her enthusiasm for cruise travel. From her home port of Vancouver, she travels by cruise ship to a wide range of destinations to keep her books current and useful for her cruise readers. Her cruising articles have been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and over seas.