When it comes to travel, there is nothing to compare to the levels of service one receives aboard any cruise ship in the world - even the ones we refer to as mass-market. So, to take the concept of luxury even a step further, what could possibly be more luxurious than the level of food and service you get on the world's top luxury cruise lines?
CruiseMates Guide to Luxury Cruise Lines
Read these four articles for a complete education in the ways in which luxury cruise lines vary from the rest of the cruise lines, and even more importantly, how they vary from each other. You will be surprised at the variety of luxury options available to you, from one of the biggest ships in the world, Queen Mary 2, to some of the most elite, the 200 passenger Yachts of Seabourn.
Looking for Luxury
What constitutes a top-end cruise line? Gourmet cuisine, tips & drinks included, exotic ports and more. The latest in a series.
The Luxury Lineup - Part 1
An in-depth comparison of two luxury cruise lines with the largest luxury ships at sea, Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas. Both great cruise lines, with enough differences to take note.
The Luxury Lineup - Part 2
Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea. Our in-depth luxury cruise lines comparison continues, including our number one pick!
The Luxury Lineup - Part 3
Cunard, Oceania Cruises and Windstar: honorable mention for different reasons. Includes our personal favorite.
by Janice Wald Henderson
Cruise ships are like Hollywood actors; they often get facelifts when they grow old. Personally, I like stars to mature naturally, and ships to undergo the knife.
Go> Sept. 7, 2010