Definition – A unique travel experience that will never be forgotten where you are overindulged in luxury, comfort, and amazing experiences . In fact, you are likely to be drawn to embarking on even more cruises aboard the luxury liners that glide effortlessly across the high seas. See brilliantly-colored sunrises and sunsets, and skies full of brightly twinkling stars. See widely different ports and World heritage sites. Let the Captain and crew worry about navigating to different areas of interest while you spend your valuable time exploring the different cultures found at each new port along the way whether you want cruises in Europe such as a Norway cruise, a honeymoon cruise, or a Caribbean cruise.
When the Queen Mary II made her big splash last winter she became the world’s largest cruise ship holding more than 2500 passengers. Other new vessels, such as Princess’ Caribbean Princess can carry as many as 3100 passengers on seven-day Caribbean mega-resort vacations. On the other hand, Oceania Cruises has two ships holding only 600 passengers, but offer many of the features of their much larger sisters at sea. And, for the most discerning passenger one might choose the 148 passenger Wind Star, or 320 passenger Silversea cruise for six star quality (and quite pricey!) exotic cruises almost anywhere in the world. Or, Perhaps you might choose a steamboat on the Mississippi, a barge in France or an exploration ship in the Galapagos or Antarctica, the choices are endless.
Keep in mind, the larger the vessel, the more likely it will be in service in the mass market spectrum, offering the most popular seven, and three and four-day cruises in places like the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska. The biggest cruise lines, Discovery Cruises, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line all feature large ships with a wide array of features and highly popular with both family and single cruisers. These vessels usually have the lowest prices.
The next group of ships are what is known as the premium level of cruise product. The best example of these ships are Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Princess. These ships tend to be a little smaller and put emphasis on dining, spas, quality of service and repeat cruisers. Usually their passengers are a little older and a little more experienced and affluent than their mass market cousins. Sometimes great value bargains can be found in this class of ships.
The top category is the luxury level of ship. Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, Windstar, Crystal, Seabourn Cruises and Silversea Cruises are the best known in this group. They tend to be smaller and offer more exotic destinations usually not in the mass market locations. They are very much into gourmet dining, spa activities, and sophisticated entertainment and education.
Luxury cruises provide a wide-range of services that appeal to the variety of tastes and interests among its passengers. Everything from taking it easy poolside, experiencing the exhilaration of sighting a pod of whales, taking advantage of all of the onboard entertainment and activities available, delighting the palette with delicious, fine cuisines, to exploring interesting and spectacular destinations. There are a number of different luxury cruise liners, with itineraries to meet the specific needs and interests of vacationers. We are here to help you, to advise on the advantages and disadvantages of each cruise, and to get the best possible price and service for you.
The service on luxury cruise lines is what really makes for a unique cruise experience. Most of the ships in the luxury cruise market are smaller vessels with an extraordinary guest to crew ratio. You will feel like you're on a yacht sailing to the most wonderful and exotic ports of call where your wishes and indulgences are not just granted, but anticipated.
The dining experience onboard any luxury cruise line is most impressive. Most luxury cruise lines offer open seating and a variety of unique restaurants from which to choose. The menus are developed with the expertise of leading chefs from all over the world. The ambiance and cuisine exceeds the expectations of the most discriminating palate. Cruise prices have remained the same for the past 15 years, and represent one of the best values in travel. The satisfaction level for a cruise vacation is rated as 90% outstanding by all cruisers surveyed.
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The bottom line is that all ships are not created equal. It takes an expert to help guide you to the correct vessel. Even within the same cruise line some ships and some cabins are best avoided.
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