Over the past few years, the cruise industry has undergone a radical transformation in the way cruises are tailored to cruisers. With the debut of Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Freestyle Cruising” earlier in the 2000′s, cruisers suddenly realized that their cruise vacation should be tailored to them. This new style of cruising allowed cruisers to build and schedule an entire cruise around their preferences. The most prominent choice came in the form of dining. Cruisers suddenly could choose their dining time, their table mates, and even which restaurant to dine in. This new style of cruising quickly caught on and has even paved the way for today’s new ships, which are more focused on offering guests options not schedules.
Today, almost every cruise line has followed Norwegian in reconfiguring their ships to allow cruisers to tailor their own cruise vacation. From multiple restaurants, new entertainment experiences, and even new stateroom designs, cruise lines are building ships with cruiser’s choices in mind. Cruise lines such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean have taken notice of this increasingly popular trend, which in turn has brought us ships such as Oasis of the Seas, the Carnival Breeze, and soon Quantum of the Seas. These ships have suddenly become the destination, offering cruisers all the choices of dining and