Premium Cruises & Cruise Lines
Premium cruise lines as a rule provide a more subdued atmosphere and refined style, with the ships tending to be midsize to large vessels that carrying 500 to 2500 fewer passengers in slightly more comfort.
On board activities lean towards the more lifestyle-oriented; computer classes, foreign-language lessons, and enrichment programs are more prevalent. Dress codes range from relaxed to country-club casual to the more traditional, often with two formal nights on a one-week cruise. The overall mix of passengers may be a bit older, but more and more many families sail during summer and peak school vacation periods, so most of the ship have facilities for children, and some premium ships are among the most family-friendly afloat such as Disney Cruise Lines.