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10 Fun Cruise Facts

We’ve uncovered a little trivia in the world of cruising. Here are 10 fun cruise facts. Did you know:

  1. The first official cruise ship was the SS Prinzessin Victoria Luise. She embarked on her first voyage January 5, 1901. Although her life span was short, she changed the world of travel forever!
  2. Appearances can be deceiving! Even though it doesn’t look like it, staterooms aboard cruise ships are metal. This little feature can come in handy if you bring magnets.
  3. The Caribbean is the most popular destination in the world for cruise vacations. With its beautiful waters and white sand, I can see why this destination is on the top of everyone list!

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    10 Fun Cruise Facts

  4. Carnival Cruise Line has the largest fleet in the industry with 24 ships. Carnival is planning on adding one more in 2016. the Carnival Vista. which will be the largest ship they have ever built, capable of holding 4,000 passengers.
  5. The busiest cruise port is in Miami Florida where over 4.5 million passengers embark on their cruise vacation each year. Runners ups are Port Everglades and Port Canaveral. Obviously people sure love to cruise out of Florida!
  6. Several cruise lines own their own private islands. These islands offer great shore excursions and can be much cheaper than a typical cruise port stop.

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    10 Fun Cruise Facts

  7. Most cruise ships are not very pet friendly. So, if bringing your pooch is a deal breaker for you try Cunard. They are considered  the most pet friendly cruise line available, and even feature a little dog park aboard their ships.

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    10 Fun Cruise Facts

  8. Approximately 90% of cruise vacations are booked through travel agents. The cruise industry generates billions of dollars for US economy each year and help to employee hundreds of people across the world.
  9. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas are the largest cruise ships (so far!). They have room for 5,400 passengers, larger than four football fields, and have twenty-one swimming pools!
  10. Less than 10% of the American population has embarked on a cruise. But, the cruise industry is the fastest growing area of the travel industry according to reports. So, make sure and join  the trend, book a cruise with the CruiseExperts.com today at 1 (888) 804-CRUISE (2784).

    10 Fun Cruise Facts

    10 Fun Cruise Facts

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I first met Cesar at CruiseExperts.com while trying to book a cruise in Hawaii on line. I was so impressed with his professionalism, and the way he just took over and made all the arrangements for me. He took a load off my shoulders. So last year (June 2009) when 7 members of my family including myself decided to go on a mediterranean Cruise of course we sought the help of Cesar. I must say he and his colleagues at CruiseExperts.com put together an unforgettable Cruise. The arrangements were flawless. Everything went so smoothly. Yes, you guessed right, we will always seek their help and superb service whenever we decide to go an another cruise. — Judith C.

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