Traveling again, begins right here.

There are so many ways to travel. As it is summertime and time to relax, a cruise can be most relaxing, as everything is provided. Here is some interesting data!  
One of the biggest differences between these two ships is width, with the latter being more than twice as wide. This is likely due to the vast amenities housed within the Symphony of the Seas, which includes 24 pools, 22 restaurants, 2 rock climbing walls, an ice-skating rink, and more. With accommodations for 6,680 passengers, the Symphony of the Seas also supports a crew that is 147% larger.

The Symphony of the Seas clearly surpasses the Titanic in terms of size, but there’s also a substantial difference in cost. When converted to today’s dollars, the bill for the Titanic equates to roughly $400 million, less than half of the Symphony of the Seas’ cost of $1.35 billion.

Now, a cruise ship does not need to be large, or huge! There are lots of smaller cruise ships sailing the world. For example, Ponant has several small ships. Le Ponant is a splendid traditional French sailing ship that has only 16 cabins and suites. As though on a private yacht, you will set sail with a small group of others who also love the sea and sailing. Ponant also has small capacity vessels with 122 to 132 staterooms and suites.

There are many smaller cruise ships you may never have heard of and are wonderful experiences. Windstar Cruises yachts accommodate between 148 to 342 guests. For adventure there are Lindblad Expeditions, Hurtigruten and Uncruise. For luxury there are Silversea, SeaDream Yachts and Paul Gauguin Cruises.

If there is water, there is a cruise ship. Not to mention if there is a river. Call and learn what ship/yacht is best for you!

Graphic from Visual Capitalist and Jeff Weise.  

About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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