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An alternative holiday for both travellers and tourists which are becoming increasingly popular are cruises. With a wide variety of destinations and ships to choose from, you can pick the perfect getaway for you and if you have any queries there’s experts available to tailor the holiday to meet your needs exactly. Here are the world’s top five largest cruise ships:

1, MS Allure of the Sea

Owned by the Royal Caribbean International, MS Allure of the Sea is currently the largest cruise ship in the world. Together with her sister ship – Oasis of the Seas – the Allure holds the record for the largest constructed passenger ship. The Allure has 16 decks that are filled with amazing and unique activities you’d never thought possible on a ship; surfing, riding on a classic carousel and flying down a zip line suspended nine decks high are possible on the Allure. Check out the rest of the ship by viewing this amazing video on Cruise kings, as well as the fantastic offers and deals.

 

The Allure of the Seas

2, Norwegian Epic

This Norwegian Cruise Line ship managed to steal 2nd place in the world largest ship rankings after another vessel’s construction had to be cancelled. The Norwegian Epic is the newest ship to join the fleet in the NCL cruise range with exciting new features never before seen on a cruise ship, like the Svedka ice bar – yes, a bar made entirely of ice, definitely something worth seeing!

3, Queen Mary 2

The Queen Mary 2 is the first major ocean liner built since Queen Elizabeth 2, although it’s not of British construction, it was designed by a British architects. This ship is owned by the Cunard Line and is the longest, widest and tallest passenger vessel in the world, in fact it’s even taller than the empire state building! The Queen Mary 2 is the perfect cruise ship for British guests to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious holiday.

 

Queen Mary 2

4, Royal Princess

This popular cruise liner is the third ship to sail for Princess Cruises under this name. She has fewer pools than the other Princesses, but makes up for it with more dining options and public areas available to guests. One reason this cruise ship is so popular is because it appeals to many different people. From relaxing libraries to high-rolling casinos, the Royal Princess is perfect for special occasions and family holiday alike.

5, MSC Preziosa

The newest ship to join the fleet at MSC is also the largest. MSC wanted to maintain the classic design that the rest of the vessels have’ however, the Preziosa has some unique features separating it into its own class of style and luxury. It’s been made to suit everyone’s needs; there’s a large children’s water park to keep the young ones entertained while you relax around the adult-only pool or the various bars and restaurants.

MSC Preziosa

If the idea of a cruise holiday sounds appealing to you, but you’re apprehensive about trying something this different, you should consider taking a mini cruise instead. Mini holiday cruises available at Cruise Kings are usually three or four days long with a few ports on call for you to experience what it would be like on a regular cruise. Great for parties or a short relaxing break you can enjoy a mini cruise with either friends, family or with your partner. If you’re still unsure, Living Locurto has a fantastic set of top tips for first time cruisers.