Mid-size cruise ships can still visit some of the small ports , as small and boutique ships can, but they are roomier with accommodations ranging from "penthouse" suites to small interior cabins. They offer more facilities, entertainment, and dining options than smaller ships. Also, due to their increased size and draft, they tend to be more stable at sea.
Passenger amount = 500-1,200
If you're thinking you might like to book a cruise on a mid-size ship, let's take a look at the pros and cons to help you decide:
Advantages of Mid-size Cruise Ships
- They're more traditional (ship looking) than large resort vessels with their boxy shapes.
- It's still easy to find your way around (as with small ships).
- They sail well in rough weather.
- They offer more to do than small ships (though still not as much as large resort ships).
- Lines are more frequent than with small ships, but nothing compared to what you see in the large ships. When lines do form, they tend to be short.
- They don't offer as many and as large of public rooms as on large resort ships.
- They rarely have large show lounges for large-scale productions, so think "cabaret variety" for the entertainment.
Many consider mid-size ships a happy medium between small ships and large ships, sort of a porridge juuuust right type of cruise ships.
Source: Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships
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