This text aims to simplify your understanding of the cruise industry and help you choose the ideal cruise while avoiding undesirable options. It will be continuously updated, with a menu provided at the bottom of each post for easy navigation.

Key Points:

  • The cruise industry offers a wide variety of options, making it crucial to understand its structure and target market segments.

  • Three major corporations, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, own/manage several well-known cruise lines.

  • Additional independent or stand-alone cruise lines cater to various preferences and demographics.

Common Mistakes:

  1. Choosing a cruise based solely on price and itinerary without considering personal preferences or the target demographic of the cruise line.

  2. Underestimating the importance of the first cruise experience, it sets the tone for future cruising preferences.

  3. Booking a cruise without considering a partner's preferences can lead to a negative experience.


  • Determine what you want and don't want from a cruise experience.

  • Understand which cruise lines cater to specific segments and demographics.

  • Make an informed decision for your first cruise to ensure a positive experience.

  • Stay tuned for future blog posts from FAB that will provide insights and recommendations for different cruise lines based on preferences, budgets, and age demographics.

By following these guidelines, you'll gain confidence in selecting the perfect cruise that suits your preferences and budget.