Luxury category cruise ships are based on their personal service and spaciousness based on comparisons of the crew to passenger ratio and space per passenger ratio. Onboard amenities are also important. Most luxury class ships offer all suites accommodations, single seating gourmet dining, and are smaller, service intensive vessels with sybaritic atmosphere.
“voted “World's Best Large Luxury Cruise Line”
Featuring unparalleled shipboard elegance and guest comfort, the ships' luxurious Penthouse Decks offer guests a variety of first-class amenities and house three different penthouse categories: Penthouses, Penthouse Suites and Crystal Penthouses. The Penthouse Deck is overseen by five European trained white gloved butlers and six room stewardesses, each specially chosen for the position because of his/her experience and professionalism. Each member of the deck's service staff is committed to satisfying the guest's every need-from unpacking or packing a guest's luggage or assisting with last minute pressing of a special evening dress to coordinating an intimate dinner for two, or a private massage on a penthouse verandah.
Silversea Cruises: voted “Worlds’ Best Small Cruise Line”
Aboard Silversea, the tangibles of ultra-luxury travel, Christofle silverware, Frette bed linens monogrammed with the Silversea logo, soft down pillows and Bvlgari bath amenities are subtly blended with an intangible at-your-service atmosphere that caters to satisfying a guest's every desire. Silversea's all-inclusive fares, by far the most comprehensive in the industry, feature all ocean-view suite accommodations (most with private veranda); round-trip air transportation with complimentary or reduced rate upgrades to Business Class available on select itineraries; deluxe pre-cruise hotel accommodations; all beverages, including select wines and spirits; all gratuities; all port charges; all transfers and porter charges and The Silversea Experience, a special shore event offered on select itineraries.
Enter a luminous new age with Seabourn Sun, a cruise ship at once warmly familiar and elegantly reborn, for those who realize that sophistication and global resort cruising are beautifully compatible. Extravagant comforts and enriching entertainment form a Utopian travel experience for 758 pampered guests. The intimate size of the Pride, the Spirit, and the Legend luxury mega-yachts assures their exclusivity. Aboard these all-suite ships, your fellow guests number no more than 208 well-versed voyagers. The Scandinavian ambiance is inviting; mellow lounges, open-seating restaurants, a spa and a unique marina for swimming are just some of the amenities that enrich your days. Aboard the highly regarded Seabourn Goddess I & II you will feel like you're traveling with a small group of friends on a private yacht. Catering to just 116 adventurous travelers, these pleasure yachts maintain their privileged privacy, but with a fresh unregimented spirit and delightfully informal ambiance.
Radisson Seven Seas:
"Official Cruise Line of the PGA of America".
Play a round of golf on your Radisson Seven Seas cruise at some of the best golf courses around the world. When sailing on the Radisson Diamond, Song of Flower or the Seven Seas Navigator, you will have a golf pro onboard on all sailings to help you with your swing, give your pointers and to book golf excursions for you when in golfing ports of call. Golf excursions are offered on sailing in the Caribbean, throughout Asia and Indonesia, the Baltic, Northern and Western Europe and in the Mediterranean. Radisson Seven Seas Cruises is the fourth largest luxury line, operating and marketing the six-star, 350-guest ssc Radisson Diamond, the six-star, 180-guest m/s Song of Flower, and the 320-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, which entered service in January 1998 as the most deluxe cruise ship ever based in Tahiti and French Polynesia year-round. The line also markets the five-star, 188-guest m/s Hanseatic, one of the most luxurious adventure cruise ships in the world. And, in September 1999, Radisson Seven Seas launched its newest ship, the m/s Seven Seas Navigator, in the same six-star tradition.
“Where the Ordinary World melts away”.
Crisp sails angle against a sky, blue as a dream. Teak decks warm the soles of your bare feet. A staff member, gracious yet unobtrusive, seems to magically appear with an ice-cold rum punch or an extra fluffy pillow just as you've thought of it. Your dress is casually elegant, a style unique to Windstar where no jackets or ties are required. A perfectly prepared salmon fillet is whisked onto the linen cloth before you, followed by a heavenly crème brulee'. You toast your mutual exquisite taste in choosing this cruise, and each other. Each of the 74 staterooms aboard Wind Spirit, Wind Star and Wind Song is alike in luxury and appointments, and faces the sea. The Wind Surf has 156 staterooms, including 31 suites with an additional living area and his-and-her bathrooms. Your sanctuary is stocked with amenities: a comfortable, queen- sized bed that easily converts to twins, CD player, VCR, direct dial telephone, multi-channel radio, minibar, generous storage and luxurious bathrooms.
cruise ship that offers the spacious luxury and refinement of a grand ocean
liner with the intimacy and service of a private club. The 20,000-ton Radisson
Diamond, launched in 1992, combines small-ship intimacy with large-ship
amenities to offer you the ultimate cruise experience. Her inimitable profile
owes to her twin-hull design (developed with advanced SWATH technology), which
cuts down on pitch and roll movements and offers the stability and spaciousness
of a much larger vessel, while providing her 350 guests the intimacy and
elegance of a private yacht. Life aboard is luxurious, civilized, and unhurried.
m/s Juno: The dean of the canal boats, "Juno" is named for the patron goddess of marriage and motherhood. She was built in 1874 at the Motala Werkstad in Motala, Sweden. The intent was to call her "Darwin" to honour the English scientist, but some of the shareholders objected and Juno was the compromise choice. As a direct result of this, many of the company's subsequent ships were also named after gods. At first the boat was painted black with a white line around the deck and square windows. She had a single cabin on the upper deck and the long, thin funnel typical of the times. In 1904 the boat was thoroughly rebuilt at Motala Werkstad and in 1956 she was fitted with two diesel engines. Her current profile dates to 1963 and today she is the world's oldest registered boat with overnight cabins.
The perfect way to explore
the Bahamas and Caribbean is on the Amazing Grace sailing thirteen days voyages
between Grand Bahama and Trinidad. Enjoy island hopping as she meets up with the
tall ships, delivering monthly supplies
to the Windjammer fleet.
in 1955 in Scotland, PHAROS, braved the North Sea delivering supplies to
lonely lighthouse keepers and servicing buoys along the coasts of England and
Scotland. A "workhorse" vessel, her fine appointments were still
elegant enough to play hostess to the British Royal Family