Top Cruise Ships For Art Lovers

The cruise lines take different approaches with their collections. Some commission top artists for site-specific works. Most work with a third-party curator, such as International Corporate Art (ICArt), which buys art for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. Oceania has art-loving top executives who do their own bidding. Cruise passengers who want to learn more about the art on ships operated by Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Holland America Line , among others, can borrow iPads or iPods at reception for self-guided walking tours. Here are the top ships for art lovers. Marina and Riviera : Read the signature in red crayon on the lithograph of a naked lady and crying cherub, hung outside a ladies room on Deck 5 on the Riviera, and you'll see it's by Picasso. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/experience/cruise/article/top-cruise-ships-for-art-lovers/2880383/

Mega-Cruise Ships Creating Waves in Key West

Three other major Broadway musicals — Hairspray, Chicago: The Musical and Saturday Night Fever — have debuted on Royal Caribbean vessels since 2009. PHOTO TOUR: Inside a Royal Caribbean ship Under construction at a shipyard in Germany, Quantum of the Seas is the first in a new series of vessels at the line. Two more ships in the Quantum Class, as it's being called, are on order for delivery in 2015 and 2016, respectively. At 167,800 gross registered tons, the Quantum Class vessels will be smaller than Royal Caribbean's record-breaking, 225,000-ton Oasis Class ships but still among the biggest cruise vessels afloat. Royal Caribbean has announced a number of notable new features for the ships including a gee-whiz ride that takes passengers high into the air. For a look inside an Oasis Class vessel, click through the carousel below. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/cruiselog/2013/11/29/mamma-mia-royal-caribbean-ship/3780857/

Broadway's 'Mamma Mia!' heading to cruise ship

Other cruise lines did not respond to ABC News' requests for comment. But the president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association, Christine Duffy, did make a general statement in support of the report upon its release. Smoke on the Water: More Cruise Lines Ban Cigarettes "As this report highlights, Florida and the cruise industry share a unique relationship in furthering the state's economic development and prosperity," she said. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/mega-cruise-ships-creating-waves-key-west/story?id=20957169

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