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Best Mainstream Lines

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ainstream cruise lines are great when you’re traveling with a group since they offer something for everyone. Ships tend to be the biggest at sea, carrying the highest number of passengers per available space.

Once aboard, you can discover why the mainstream cruise lines are so popular. The furnishings and fittings vary, but all generate their own type of excitement. Glittering and glamorous décor in public areas is the norm. Accommodations are available in a wide range of sizes and price ranges, from inside cabins with no windows for bargain-basement prices to some of the largest suites at sea that cost a king’s ransom.

What you do on a mainstream cruise ship is up to you. Activities are scheduled all day and into the evening. Every evening, the professional entertainment staff goes into high gear, and you can either watch production shows or participate in karaoke and bingo. Shipboard amenities tend to be extensive, including pools, a spa, a gym, numerous dining venues, kids' clubs, and perhaps special areas for teens.

Food on mainstream ships may be lacking in the gourmet department but the choices will be vast. You can find something to eat 24/7, either in traditional shipboard dining rooms, a casual Lido buffet, or alternative dining restaurants.

Everyone sets sail to have a good time, and the atmosphere onboard is exhilarating, even overwhelming to some people. You’re sure to find passengers who share your interests among the couples, singles, and families on these popular ships. These are our favorite mainstream cruise lines.

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