Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Luxury cruises are an entirely different experience from mass-market lines like Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. The first (and most obvious) difference is the price tag: luxury cruises often cost three to four times more than a regular cruise, but it is worth noting the higher fares almost always include drinks, butler service, tips, and other amenities that cost extra on non-luxury lines. Luxury ships also tend to be much smaller, generally carrying 500 or fewer travelers compared to the 5,000 passenger megaships from Royal Caribbean. You won’t find huge water slides, IMAX theaters or extensive childcare options—these lines are very adult-focused, and many don’t even allow children—but a luxury cruise will treat you to far superior dining and more personalized service on board, as well as finely curated cultural excursions like wine tastings and art tours in port.
Experience grand luxury and exotic ports with Crystal Cruises, named "best large-ship cruise line" t...
Travelers who want luxury without stuffiness or formality.
Families with children who require extensive entertainment.
Europe Europe - Mediterranean Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) Caribbean Europe - Western Mediterranean South Pacific Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Alaska Europe - Northern Europe South Pacific - Australia South America Hawaii Europe - Western Europe Panama Canal, Central America World Cruise Transatlantic Mexico Coastal - West Coast Caribbean - Eastern U.S. - Pacific, Northwest
Ushering in a new era of ocean cruising, Viking brings their signature award-winning river cruise ex...
Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Mediterranean Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) Europe - Western Mediterranean Transatlantic Europe - Western Europe South Pacific Caribbean South Pacific - Australia Alaska - Inside Passage Transpacific
Charmingly intimate and lavishly appointed, each of Seabourn's all-suite yachts is a private pleasur...
Couples or friends traveling in pairs who like customized service.
Families or those who prefer formal luxury.
Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) Caribbean South Pacific South America South Pacific - Australia Transatlantic Transpacific
Sail in supreme comfort on a line that consistently garners six-star ratings. Experience yacht-like...
Couples and singles who like comfort, but not pretention.
Families with children or those who love the intimacy of small ships.
Europe - Mediterranean Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) Caribbean South Pacific South America Transatlantic South Pacific - Australia Cuba Panama Canal, Central America World Cruise Transpacific
Seven Seas Explorer
Take a journey above and beyond all expectations on Silversea. Sumptuous accommodations consist of s...
Couples in their 40s and older who like a formal approach to luxury.
Casual types who like to let their hair down and party, or families traveling with children.
Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) Caribbean South Pacific South America South Pacific - Australia Panama Canal, Central America Cuba Caribbean - Eastern
Europe - Mediterranean South America Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) South Pacific Europe - Western Europe Caribbean South Pacific - Australia Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Transatlantic Canada, New England, New York Coastal - West Coast Panama Canal, Central America
Discover what it means to see the world on an intimate mega-yacht. Visit the yachting playgrounds in...
SeaDream is a match for young-at-heart couples who want service without stuffiness.
People who like formal nights and musical productions.
Caribbean Caribbean - Eastern