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Navigating 2011's cruise offerings
Navigating 2011's cruise offerings

Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the Disney Dream, which debuts Jan. 26. The Dream, the third and largest ship in Disney Cruise Line's family-oriented fleet, will carry as many as 4,000 passengers on three- to five-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla., to the Bahamas. The cruise industry has enjoyed 7.5% average annual growth in the number of passengers since 1980, and that is expected to continue in 2011, said Jan Swartz, an executive vice president at Princess...

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