Ocean cruises


I have booked a plethora of "back-to-back" cruises which by definition is two or more cruises booked consecutively, whether on the same ship or on different ships.

What are the benefits of back to back cruises you might ask?

Back to back cruises can allow you to maximize the value of your airfare. Rather than fly down for a 3-night cruise, doing a back-to-back means you get more time on the ship to justify the airline price. In addition, doing a back-to-back cruise can expand the ports you visit.

Now your asking why would I want to do a back to back cruise?

There are many reasons to consider doing more than one cruise in a row. The most obvious is to prolong your vacation, but there are other rationales as well.

In addition, doing a back-to-back cruise can expand the ports you visit. It is not uncommon for a ship to sail one itinerary and then follow it up with a different itinerary. In the Caribbean, ships often alternative between Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries. A back-to-back allows you to do both.

Speaking of itineraries, it also has an advantage if you are considering an open-jaw sailing. In Alaska, some sailings begin in one port and end in another. By doing a back-to-back, you can avoid having to deal with flying to and from different cities.


Royal Caribbean International offers a wide range of cruising options, with innovative amenities, family-friendly options to a variety of destinations around the world, including the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Asia, and Australia.

Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is a record breaking architectural marvel that revolutionizes vacations with the latest technology. Today, the cruise line continues to dial up the guest experience for adventurous travelers, offering bold onboard thrills, spectacular dining options, breath-taking entertainment and world-class accommodations. All while sailing exciting itineraries to 270+ destinations in 60+ countries on six continents.

Royal Caribbean has been voted Best Cruise Line Overall for 20 consecutive years by Travel Weekly readers. And Perfect Day at CocoCay, its private island in The Bahamas, has been recognized as the Private Island Destination by Travel Weekly readers for three years running.


MSC Cruises offers a range of cruising options, with modern and innovative ships, family friendly options and a variety of dining and accommodation options. Their private island is also a Marine Sanctuary

Charting a sustainable future

"We have long been committed to environmental stewardship with a
long-term goal to achieve zero emissions for our operations. We are also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry-wide.

commitment to sustainability goes above and beyond our efforts to reduce our environmental impact. It is also reflected in the way we support our employees and those who choose to travel with us, as well as how we interact with our partners and the communities and places we visit."


Viking Ocean Cruises offer an adult only small ship cruising experience, with destination focused itineraries that offer unique, intimate, and immersive experiences.

Viking’s ocean ships have been designed to be environmentally considerate, with energy-efficient hull, propeller and rudder arrangements and engines with heat recovery systems. This allows ships to reach the best Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)* in its class, exceeding the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements by almost 20 percent. Additionally, Viking ships are the first newbuilds in the world with a closed-loop exhaust cleaning system designed so that pollutants can be removed and disposed of safely.


NCL offers a range of cruising options, with a focus on freestyle cruising, innovative onboard amenities, and a variety of destinations. The cruise line also offers luxury options for those seeking an upscale experience.

Our award-winning fleet is constantly being improved and expanded. From our newest ships, like Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Bliss, to vessels that have been updated from bow to stern and beyond, our guests are provided with the best on board experience. That’s what has made us World Travel Award’s “World’s Leading Cruise Line” and “North America’s Leading Cruise Line” five years in a row.

We remain committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by fostering a culture of awareness and respect for our world’s resources. Our core company values extend beyond our ships and encourages the preservation of the precious natural resources that are integral to our success. Our ability to offer fantastic guest experiences relies on the clean and healthy marine environment and well-being of the destinations we visit.


Virgin Voyages is a newer adult only cruise line that is known for its unique and contemporary approach to cruising. Innovative cabins, hand-woven terrace hammock (that almost all of our Sea Terraces offer) and outstanding dining.

Virgin voyages is committed to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.We have designed an efficient ship with new technologies, like Climeon, to optimize and reduce our fuel consumption and are committed to continuous improvement.

We want to be the ships that communities love to see in their port, and we’re making that happen by working with entrepreneurs and tour operators to curate authentic, responsible, inspiring experiences for our Sailors while creating economic opportunity and growth for the destinations.


Celebrity Cruises offers a premium cruising experience with a focus on culinary experiences, entertainment, destination-focused cruising, wellness, and upscale accommodations. The cruise line is ideal for travelers who seek a sophisticated and luxurious cruising experience.

Celebrity Cruises exists because we believe in opening up the world. We know that travel makes us better—every one of us. We’re here to help vacationers understand the value of travel. Our cruises encourage people to sail beyond their own borders and expand their horizons. Our iconic "X" is the mark of luxury, the mark of contemporary spaces that are at once coolly sophisticated and warmly inviting. Where the culinary experience is influenced by global cuisines and designed by our Michelin-starred chef. Where our staff provides seamless and intuitive service that’s both personal and unobtrusive. Where everything is designed to provide an unparalleled resort at sea experience. Our fifteen award-winning ships offer unique experiences in more than 300 destinations on all seven continents.

We’re Celebrity Cruises, and the world is open.


Disney Cruise Line offers a magical and family-oriented cruising experience, with a range of Disney-themed amenities, entertainment, and destinations.

A Disney cruise brings families together to create long-lasting memories with original, musical live shows, spectacular fireworks at sea, incredible destinations like our private island and so much more.

At Disney Castaway Cay exclusive to Disney Cruise Line Guests, you’re invited to find your place in the sun at our expansive family beach, snorkel in sparkling lagoons, glide down waterslides and feast on a mouthwatering barbeque lunch.


Cunard Cruise Line offers a classic and refined cruising experience, with a focus on traditional cruising experiences, enrichment programs, and upscale accommodations. The cruise line is ideal for travelers who seek a sophisticated and luxurious cruising experience.

For over 180 years we have set the bar, and then raised it. Our rich history and unrivaled seafaring knowledge means that Cunard has grown into a truly iconic brand. A brand that constantly refines the definitive experience of ocean travel.

We are committed to a positive and just corporate culture, based on inclusion and the power of diversity. We operate with integrity, trust and respect for each other communicating, coordinating and collaborating while seeking candor, openness and transparency at all times. And we aspire to be an exemplary corporate citizen leaving the people and the places we touch even better.


Carnival Cruise Line offers a fun and lively cruising experience, with a focus on affordable pricing, family-friendly activities, and a range of onboard amenities and entertainment options. The cruise line is ideal for travelers who seek a casual and relaxed atmosphere and a fun-filled vacation.

In a nutshell… we’re all about fun vacations at sea and ashore! A Carnival cruise features day and nighttime entertainment like stage shows, musical performances, deck parties, casinos and more. (Like what? Like waterslides!) We invite our guests to come as they are, and we make everyone feel right at home with comfy staterooms, attentive service, casual and elegant dining, plus a variety of bars and gathering places indoors and out. Guests enjoy this unique experience against the backdrop of some of the world’s most beautiful seaports.


Princess Cruises offers a sophisticated and elegant cruising experience, with a focus on luxurious amenities, enrichment programs, and upscale accommodations. The cruise line is ideal for travelers who seek a refined and upscale atmosphere and a more immersive travel experience.

Come feel the love on a Princess® cruise. We’ll give you the MedallionClass® experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Not to mention sharing all our favorite destinations and bringing you the best experiences around each and every one of them. With multicourse meals to remember, Broadway-style shows, comedy acts and bands, and comfortable staterooms featuring the Princess Luxury Bed – all included in one of the best vacation values around. Because The Love Boat® promises something for everyone.


Holland America Line offers a refined and elegant cruising experience, with a focus on classic maritime design, enrichment programs, and upscale accommodations. The cruise line is ideal for travelers who seek a sophisticated and immersive travel experience.

For 150 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place.

Holland America Line is proud of its environmental program. The company earned its initial ISO 14001 certification in June 2006. As the internationally recognized standard for environmental management, ISO 14001 encompasses virtually every aspect of our ships' operations. Holland America Line has been recertified to meet that standard again and again — demonstrating our belief that the safeguarding of our guests, crews, ships and the environment in which we live and operate is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to the successful conduct of our business.


Silversea offers a luxurious cruising experience with a focus on all-inclusive amenities, personalized service, and upscale accommodations. The cruise line is ideal for travelers who seek a refined and indulgent travel experience, as well as those who are interested in expedition-style cruising.

Silversea provides one of the most inclusive offerings in ultra-luxury cruising. Voyages include butler service in every suite category; a choice of restaurants on every ship, as well as in-suite dining around the clock, complimentary sustainable caviar on-demand 24/7, and premium beverages served throughout the ship; and a true door-to-door service, with private executive transfers and flights included as standard, among other inclusions. Silversea’s guests travel deep into over 900 destinations across all seven continents, enjoying a curated selection of immersive experiences in the world’s most remarkable places.

Building on the ongoing sustainability efforts of the Group, Silversea will take delivery of two Nova-class ships - Silver Nova and Silver Ray - in 2023 and 2024, respectively, pushing boundaries in sustainable cruise travel, with pioneering technology that will reduce the ships’ carbon footprints. ‘Project Evolution’ will be the first cruise ship to use fuel cells to provide 100% of power while at port. It will operate using a trio of power sources, including a fuel cell system, battery technology, and dual-fuel engines that use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the main fuel.


Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxedelegant, yet casual — sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.

Our ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. Our acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.

Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. Our fleet of intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 458 and 600 guests each, sail to the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak seasons. On board, guests are served by an award-winning crew numbering nearly as many as the guests, hand-picked and extensively trained to deliver Seabourn’s signature style of thoughtful, personalized and heartfelt hospitality.

Seabourn’s ships attract accomplished people who enjoy traveling well, and sharing fun and adventures with other interesting people. A great many of them have found the Seabourn cruise experience to be their preferred method of travel, and return regularly to sail with us again and again. We would welcome the opportunity to explore whether that might be true for you.


In keeping with our brand promise of Luxury Goes Exploring, it is our objective to provide an ultra luxury cruise experience in all corners of the world.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is recognized as one of the world's premier luxury lines with features such as all-suite, all-balcony ships and superior space and service ratios. However, even more compelling than the quality of our ships is the adventurous spirit of Regent Seven Seas Cruises - the imaginative itineraries, unique shore excursions and land tours, and the other innovative services we offer discerning guests. Destination Services features personalized services and programs that enable you to travel at your own pace and explore those things which interest you the most. From unique, prebookable adventures ashore to exclusive pre- and post-cruise land programs, the world is quite literally in the palm of your hand when you travel with Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Our global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain, is centered around our commitment to drive a positive impact on society and the environment while delivering on our vision to be the vacation of choice for everyone around the world. We visit nearly 500 destinations globally, allowing our guests to travel and explore the world, and our business is inextricably linked to the preservation of our planet and the protection of our shared resources.


Azamara is an all inclusive boutique cruise line that offers destination-immersive voyages to destinations around the world, that focuses on providing an immersive travel experience.

Let me explain....

Since 2010, Azamara® has delivered a unique way to travel that we call Destination Immersion® experiences. Our intimate, club-like ships can fit in smaller ports bigger vessels can’t visit, and you'll experience destinations that aren’t even on the map for other cruises. With smaller ports, longer stays, and more overnights than other cruise lines, Azamara makes it easier than ever to be immersed in the heart of local cultures in the ports we visit.

Some amenities you will enjoy include gratuities are included, exclusive events, concierge, self service laundry and more...