Luxury Cruises & Cruising
While almost all cruises provide a sense of luxury, these cruise lines set themselves apart by offering exclusive amenities to their passengers and creating a sense of intimacy not usually attained on larger ships. You can expect fewer passengers, elegant dining in a relaxed atmosphere and hand-crafted meals designed by award-winning chefs. You also can expect luxurious staterooms with plush bedding, more spacious bathrooms, and typically larger staterooms with more comfortable balconies. You also may have a butler, or a room steward assigned to fewer guests, creating more personalized attention for you. Furthermore, because many cruise destinations are not accessible to today’s larger ships, you will encounter fewer crowds and a more personal experience as you visit ports that the big ships can’t.Most guests onboard are well-traveled and experienced cruisers, seeking new destinations and adventures. First-time cruisers aboard a luxury ship are also experienced travelers, desiring greater exclusivity and privacy.
Azamara ships offer outstanding service, an intimate atmosphere and elegant suites. Azamara’s small ships can reach off-the-beaten-path destinations, offering unique shore excursions. The free AzAmazing Evenings program, immerses guests in local culture, such as, ballet performances in St. Petersburg.
“It’s Yachting, Not Cruising.” It’s uniquely exceptional and a must do for those in search of a hidden, refined style of cruising. Enjoy an inclusive experience with premium select spirits, 5-star dining, gratuities and more on SeaDream and enjoy all that yachting has to offer, onboard and shore side.
Travelers can indulge in the sophisticated dining on board Regent ships, not to mention the decadent Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Enrichment programs offer lessons in culinary and cultural histories of regions. And while rates may be higher, travelers will enjoy complimentary shore excursions like glass-blowing in Antibes.
Seabourn treats travelers to a luxury cruising experience with its all-suite accommodations, personalized service and excellent upscale dining options. Cruisers sailing with Seabourn can relax knowing everything is covered , including meals, fitness classes, enrichment activities and nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
Silversea Cruises specializes in exclusivity and personalization with all-suite accommodations, exotic itineraries and gourmet restaurants. While its ships are smaller, Silversea still sets the bar high for upscale cruising. On board, you can attend stimulating lectures or take advantage of butler service while in your suite.
Smaller ships (where all cabins feature verandas) and destination-focused itineraries are a few things that set Viking Ocean Cruises apart. The line’s emphasis on cultural enrichment means you can expect riveting performances and informative wine tastings on board and exciting shore excursions