Luxury cruises are undoubtedly the epitome of the luxury travel. A single trip can take you to several destinations on almost every continent on the earth without any hassle of packing and unpacking. Even if you have not experienced luxury cruises before, you can still imagine your favorite five-star resorts with special attentive services reaching every morning in an exotic location.
The sailing packages of luxury cruises include but are not limited to contemporary cabins with ultra-luxury bathrooms and balconies, fine dining, premium entertainment, dedicated concierge services, ultimate spa & fitness facilities and numerous other modern luxury amenities.
The range of destinations that luxury cruises cover is vast as the oceans like the Scandinavia, coasts of Alaska, South-East Asia, China, Europe, Australia, New England, Egypt, North America and many other places.
Let’s have a look at the Top 7 Luxury Cruises from around the world that can genuinely redefine luxury travel.
Silversea, Silver Whisper
Silversea offers a 115-day world cruise that starts from Fort Lauderdale in Florida, and it completes the journey reaching Venice, Italy through the Panama Canal. This trusted world cruise includes at least 51 ports in 31 countries, including 18 nights in port. The value for the two-bedroom Owner’s Suite includes Relais & Chateaux restaurants, butler service, all liquor and beverages, unlimited shore excursions, Wi-Fi connectivity, first-class air travel, and pre-paid gratuities. The cruise line’s nine small ships cater to a maximum number of 596 guests.
Cunard, Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2, and Queen Victoria are the ships in the small fleet of Cunard. Cunard is the most famous and sophisticated ocean liners in the world, and can well be considered the epitome of old-world cruising. The suits in the Cunard ship boasts with regal charm with 20th-century style and luxury amenities. It offers three different classes of accommodation from basic packages with necessary facilities and dining to VIP level with high-class perks and admission to the exclusive dining area. Its “White Star Service” is unparallel to any other cruise service. The activities and facilities offered though vary between the ships, but they are abundant. The balls like “Black and White Ball’, ‘Royal Ascot Ball’ or ‘Buccaneer Ball’ arranged in the stunning Queens Ballroom and country club-style deck gatherings at garden parties with fine dining offering grilled pork chop, pan-seared cod, Thai marinated prawns, and wild mushroom ragout is the point of talking. Queen Victoria’s Wine Program is also unique. Children are also welcome on the ships with all the desired facilities.
Regent Seven Seas, Navigator
Regent Seven Seas, Navigator covers the small ship luxury voyages covering 300 ports in all the seven continents. The majority of voyages include suite-only accommodations with private balconies. The spacious Suites have king-sized beds, bathrooms stocked with L’Occitane® products, pressed linens, and a mini bar. Also, there is personal butler service for Concierge and Penthouse suite guests including a pre-cruise night in a luxury hotel free of cost along with complementary products from Hermès. Regents know that food and travel always go together and hence offers the dining experiences like Prime7, the “steakhouse at sea,” and the caviar brunch that are just top of the line. Regent is also the only cruise liner that offers unlimited shore excursion in each port for free.
Crystal Cruises, Crystal Serenity
The small to mid-sized ships offered by the Crystal Cruises claim to be the best ships in the world. Crystal Serenity consistently bagged the highest accolades, and that is precisely why it has a loyal following of repeat customers. The ships are spacious and well-staffed, and there is a touch of luxury everywhere. It offers stylish décor, fine dining, and extensive facilities. The varied accommodation offered by Crystal ranges from cabins (window-only) to ultra-lavish Penthouse suites. The allergy-prone passengers can opt for ultra-luxe hypoallergenic staterooms. The cruise liner caters to almost 1000 guests and offers every kind of modern facilities that you can think of including state of the art entertainment. In fact, it has got something for all from children to adults. The destinations covered are Alaska, Asia, Australia, the South Pacific and more.
Oceania Cruises, Insignia
Oceania is the only upper-premium cruise line of the world with much to offer in the five-star category. It offers small to mid-sized ships with elegant services catering to around 1,250 guests, and the cruise is capable of covering 300 destinations around the world. The spacious suites have exclusive Tranquility Bed and stateroom and feature 1,000-thread-count linens with plush towels and Bulgari amenities to add elegance. The guests of high-end Penthouse-style suites have the luxury of receiving hi-end butler service including garment pressing and dining in the suite. The exclusive cooking classes are also available at the Culinary Center onboard where Master Chefs from around the world teach exquisite dishes in a state-of-the-art kitchen to those interested in cooking.
Seabourn offers award-winning, small ultra-luxury ships with 300 suite-only accommodations. The hallmark of Seabourn cruises guarantees exotic destinations, creative cuisine, and exemplary services. As a partner of UNESCO World Heritage Program, Seabourn offers destinations supporting sustainable tourism. The shore excursion costs to World Heritage sites are partly donated to UNESCO to help preserve the unique travel destinations. Seabourn offers trips to Alaska, Patagonia, Antarctica, Panama, Arabia, India, Asia, and Australia and beyond.
You can get a unique sailing adventure with the Star Clippers, and their impressive fleet of tall ships is worth consideration. The onboard experience is just like a magical adventure to discover a far away land. There is even scope to join the crew members to learn sailing and participate in a variety of water sports, or you can relax in a wide hammock or traditional cabin. The elegant dining includes delicious and varied cuisine as well as beach barbeques and seafood buffets. The destinations covered include Europe, Asia the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Cuba.
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