InViking expanded to the ocean market with a handful of traditional styled cruise liners that are a fraction of the size of mega-liners, yet still feature many of Viking's signature touches free Wi-Fi, complimentary wine and beer at meals, and so on. Some specialty dining reservations were impossible to come by due to the short sailings.
The Holland America Line, with its year history, can be seen as the traditional -- even stuffy -- option, but the Koningsdam aims to change all that, breathing a fresh, youthful energy into the brand. Anthem of the Seas. You'll find white sands and turquoise water throughout the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
Western Caribbean cruises can seem all too similar these days, what with the requisite stops in Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica. It won't be a quiet getaway, but the Anthem is certainly one of the more polished, entertainment-heavy options out there that's built for broad appeal.
Celebrity touts itself as a "modern luxury" cruise line, and Celebrity Equinox is a shining example.