Travel 200 years of cruising's incredible history

00:11  23 october  2021
00:11  23 october  2021 Source:   loveexploring.com

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Passenger cruising continued to develop through the mid-19th century, with luxuries like on-board lounges and simple entertainment emerging. Shown here, in 1856, is Cunard' s RMS Persia, one of the largest ships of her time and an early Blue Riband winner (an award given for high-speed Atlantic crossings). The 1930 s unfolded in much the same way as the decades previous, as the golden age of cruising continued: think deck games, dinners and dances. The king of all cruise -ship hobbies was shuffleboard, a game that' s still often played on modern-day liners.

History of Cruising . November, 6 2012. 4 min read. Cruising Rediscovered. In the 1960 s , Cruise Lines re-emerged, with ships fitted out with entertainment and other amenities. Cruises were then marketed to the general public as an overall holiday package – with the voyage being as enjoyable as the destination. This type of Cruise became immortalised in the 1970 s television series "The Love Boat" which featured the Pacific Princess, from Princess Cruises .

Nothing says "fabulous beach vacation" quite like "pizza butler."

Courtesy of Sandals Resorts © Provided by Travel + Leisure Courtesy of Sandals Resorts

Guests in top-level suites at Sandals Resorts locations can book their own five-star butler service for their stays. The butler is equipped to bring dreams to life — including pizza delivery to private sandy shores (the perfect way to celebrate National Pizza Month).

Even though specialty pizzas may not be the first thing to pop into mind when you think of Sandals, the resort has made a reputation for Dino's Pizzeria. The Italian staple can be found at Sandals locations throughout Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Antigua and the upcoming Curacao resort (opening April 2022).

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History of Cruising . It’ s hard to believe when you look at some of the stunning modern cruise ships of today that the idea of going on a ship for pleasure was an alien concept until the early 20th century. Until that point, getting on a passenger ship was generally so you could get from A to B. Before the Seeing the huge developments made in the world of cruising in the last few decades, of course it was no surprise to see the main lines begin to compete with one another. As a consequence, in recent years we have seen some astounding features and incredible technology making its way onboard.

Dino's whips up personal wood-fired pizzas like Hawaiian, meat lovers, and classic cheese. And if you book a top-level suite, your butler will bring you a pie anywhere on the resort. (Or if you're in the mood for something else, Sandals offers up to 16 unique restaurants at each resort, with cuisine from around the world.)

Upon check-in, guests in top-level suites will meet their butler. Right away, the butler will give them their cell phone number, which guests can use for requests throughout their stay. When they get a craving for something — say a Hawaiian pizza and cocktails on the beach — guests can text or call their butler who will turn their pizza-inspired dreams into a reality.

Go on, have a beachside slice. © Courtesy of Sandals Resorts Go on, have a beachside slice.

Every butler has been trained and certified by the Guild of Professional English Butlers, so they know their stuff. Butlers can also take care of requests like breakfast in bed, unpacking luggage, booking spa appointments, setting up a romantic dinner in your room, blocking off a section of personal beach, and much more.

Butler service is available at 16 different Sandals locations throughout the Caribbean. For more information about how to book butler-level accommodations, visit the Sandals' website.

Cailey Rizzo is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure, currently based in Brooklyn. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or at caileyrizzo.com.

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