Largest luxury cruise ship in the world
Love live music? Then the ms Koningsdam is your ride.
This ship's "Music Walk" will offer three different stages.
World-class musicians from the Lincoln Center Stage will perform nightly thanks to the ship's partnership with the famed performing venue.
Live musicians will rock the crowd with cover hits while the B.B. King's Blues Club is set to deliver a Memphis sound at sea.
Aside from live tunes, the ship's top deck is home to a stunning pool with fountains and three whirlpools.
A spa features thermal pools, heated ceramic lounges and treatment rooms with sea views.
The ms Koningsdam also promises exquisite garden-to-table cuisine (thanks to its glass-enclosed growing space) and offers several upscale suite choices - including family units that sleep five.
The ms Koningsdam, which will hold about 2, 650 guests, departs Italy in April 2016 and will sail the Mediterranean.
Regent's Seven Seas Explorer
This all-suite, all-balcony ship will have six world-class restaurants, opulent suites, a two-story theater featuring Broadway-style productions and a Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
Known for being inclusive, airfare, alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and spirits), shore excursions, Wi-Fi, gratuities and more - depending on your suite package - are wrapped into the initial fare.
The Seven Seas Explorer leaves Monte Carlo in July 2016 for Venice and arrives in Miami in December 2016.
This floating full-service resort will then make two round-trip cruises from Miami to the Caribbean before heading through the Panama Canal.
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
The Harmony's dining choices are vast, with the ship featuring 20 restaurants and seven "neighborhoods."
Along with towering water slides are water cannons, a drench bucket, multi-platform jungle gym, two climbing walls, a zip line and ice-skating rink.
It also has a lavish spa and fitness center and age-appropriate camps for the kids.
The ship, which will hold 5, 479 passengers, launches in May 2016 and will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
Quantum of the Seas with have its own Bionic Bar, featuring robot bartenders.
The Ovation of the Seas will become the third ship in Royal Caribbean's action-packed Quantum class to sail our planet.
The ship will feature the wildly innovative inside cabins with "virtual balconies" that use high definition flat screens that replicate the look of an actual veranda.
External cameras provide real-time views giving interior-cabin passengers the sights and sounds of an actual balcony experience.
As for the ship itself, it offers 2, 090 staterooms and holds about 4, 180 passengers.
Kids will be drawn to the excitement of the FlowRider surf simulator, a towering rock-climbing wall, indoor roller skating and skydiving simulator RipCord by iFLY.
The Ovation will also have a North Star gondola propelling guests 300 feet above the ocean in a glass capsule.
Carrying just 600 guests, this 12-level ship will have 300 opulent suites (each with a private veranda) and will visit ports tucked away in tight spots the big ships can't access.
Gourmet dining is a given and open bars will be sprinkled throughout the ship.
The Grand Salon is a stunning space that will be the setting for Seabourn's guest speaker series, Seabourn Conversations (think big-deal movers-and-shakers), as well as cooking demos, comedy acts, classical recitals and more.
Evenings are for dancing as vocal and cabaret performances take center stage.
For those in need of some gambling action, every night the Seabourn Encore's The Club transforms into an intimate full casino with slot machines, blackjack and roulette tables.
The Seabourn Encore begins sailing in December 2016, making its way through Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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