Is your favorite line a playful pooch or an elegant feline? – Photo by Thinkstock / Александр Ермолаев
Sure, you can compare cruise lines with a handy chart or a quiz, but where's the fun in that? We decided to shake things up and match the lines with the kinds of pets we think they’d be. Oddly enough, we uncovered some intriguing similarities that surprised even us. Check them out:
Carnival Cruise Lines: Cocker Spaniel
The self-professed “Fun Ship” line had to be none other than an energetic, playful cocker spaniel. These pooches love running around, getting plenty of exercise, and socializing with fellow hounds, much like Carnival passengers: from riding water slides to dancing at live concerts, to sipping cocktails with fast-made friends on the lido deck.
Celebrity Cruises: Labradoodle
A labradoodle might seem like an odd choice for Celebrity Cruises, but it’s actually right on point. This “designer” hybrid — a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle — is super trendy, specifically due to its hypoallergenic coat. Given that Celebrity prides itself on being on the cutting edge of innovation, design, and style in the cruise world, we’d say this is a match made in heaven (where we happen to know all dogs go eventually).
Crystal Cruises: French Poodle
Regal and distinctive, the French poodle gets attention wherever it goes and is known to rack up blue ribbons at distinguished dog shows. Similarly, Crystal Cruises is constantly the recipient of praise and prizes, including the three trophies it took home in the 2014 Cruiseline.com Awards. And while the French poodle illustriously struts around the winner’s circle, we imagine Crystal’s ships sailing with pride through the sea.
Cunard Line: English Setter
It seems obvious that an English dog would get matched with this British cruise line, but the pairing goes beyond that. This graceful breed was developed more than 400 years ago in England to help hunters spot and catch their game — a practice still in use today. Cunard Line proudly embraces its heritage through elegant white-glove tea service, British nannies, and other cultural customs onboard. Cheers to both for keeping tradition alive!
Disney Cruise Line: Labrador Retriever
As one of the most popular breeds around, the Labrador retriever easily wins over families with its patience and reliability. What really aligns this pet with Disney Cruise Line, however, is its love for children. Labs are protective yet incredibly affectionate and eager to please, always looking for an opportunity to show off. In fact, these canine Einsteins are capable of learning tricks without even being taught, in the same vein as finding your favorite drink waiting for you at the dinner table on a Disney ship.