Luxury Cruises: When you're looking for a cruise,
there are plenty of options to choose from. But when you sail the seas
in true luxury, then only the best will do. Our list of the best
cruises is a collection of small ships with a big emphasis on luxury,
no matter where the voyage takes you.
Southwind Adventures: Galápagos La Pinta Yacht
While on board the 24-cabin yacht, passengers can enjoy a host of
activities and dining options. Each cabin on the 207-foot vessel has
its own private bathroom, air conditioning and plush bedding. Dining
options range from international to local Ecuadorian cuisine. The
company's Young Pirates program makes it a great choice for family
The Paul Gauguin of Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The masterpiece cruise ship has eight different types of state rooms,
offering 200-square feet of space to 300-square feet of space, complete
with large verandas, and butler services. Guests on the vessel can
indulge in the cuisine of award-winning chef Jean-Pierre Vigato. The
ship also has its own spa, with beauty treatments and massages and a
complete fitness center. In addition, guests can play in the onboard
casino and enjoy an array of on-board activities including table tennis
and training on paddling an outrigger canoe as well as a library and
Vision of the Seas
On board the Vision of the Sea, indulge
in the Day Spa, two pools, six whirlpools during the day and check out
the Masquerade Theatre at night, which features nightly entertainment,
including contemporary musical stage productions.
Windstar pays special attention the comfort of the guests, with each
stateroom including the
modern technological conveniences, like new LCD flatscreen TV, DVD, CD
player, iPod Nanos and Bose SoundDocks systems, safe,
mini-bar/refrigerator, international direct-dial phones, not to mention
high-end toiletries and roomy closets. Onboard the vessel, there is a
library and DVD collection available, as well as complimentary water
sports, like water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Windstar also offers goumet meals as well as an onboard spa.
The Yachts of Seabourn
With an emphasis on personalized service Seaborn is a luxury experience
which includes: elegantly decorated and spacious suite-style cabins,
fine dining on board a ship that is as exquisite as any traditional
land-locked restaurant. Even a poolside neck massage is an extra
special touch. Each yacht is small, with the largest and newest yacht
accommodating 450 guests and the others less than half of that. On
board the ship, guests can indulge in the open-bar policy and enjoy
menus by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer. Don't forget to check out The
Spa at SeabournSM and the onboard fitness center.
On board the newest member of the Silversea fleet, you can find an
Internet café, a full-service spa, a fitness center, a beauty salon, a
sauna, and two whirlpools on the top deck. Additionally, there is live
entertainment and a VIP smoking room, the Humidor.