It’s the question we are asked over and over again. “Should I take a large ship or a small ship?” Typically cruise lines with large ships tend to have lots of extra activities such as rock climbing walls and big screen TVs over the pool deck that simply wouldn’t fit on a small ship. Whereas cruise lines with small ships tend to boast more space, cuisine and better service.
So which is right for you? Cruise Specialists reporter, Ralph Grizzle, who states he likes a “bit of both” cites the BIG differences you will see when travelling on a small ship in his blog report Five Reasons Why I Prefer Cruising On Small Ships. The great news is, there is something for everyone and even many large ship cruise lines have small ship opportunities for those who want to test them out.
Author Note: Alysia Murillo is the marketing specialists for Cruise Specialists, a industry leading luxury cruise agency. Ralph Grizzle is one of the most well traveled cruise writers in the world… if you’re thinking about cruising on the smaller, more refined cruise ships you’ll want to read his article explaing why he perfers small ship cruising.