Ul­tra-Lux­ury Cruise Lines

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Paul Gau­guin Cruises

Lux­ury comes in many forms aboard the Paul Gau­guin, which was built to sail the shal­low wa­ters of French Poly­ne­sia, and can ac­cess ports un­avail­able to larger ves­sels. It is the only cruise ship that sails year-round itin­er­ar­ies in the So­ci­ety, Tuamotu and Mar­que­sas is­lands.

Re­gent Seven Seas Cruises

A truly up­scale all-in­clu­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in spa­cious suites will be yours (on Mariner and Voy­ager, all have pri­vate bal­conies). A new concierge-level cat­e­gory of ac­com­mo­da­tion is avail­able. The cruise price in­cludes shore ex­cur­sions, ho­tel stays, pre- and post-cruise tours, bev­er­ages (high qual­ity wines at meals, free cock­tails through­out the ship), spe­cialty restau­rants and gra­tu­ities. Ser­vice is im­pec­ca­ble and the din­ing venues – in­clud­ing Ital­ian, French and a steak house – serve the same level of food found at fine land-based restau­rants.

SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club's slo­gan is: "It's yacht­ing, not cruis­ing," which ac­cu­rately de­scribes the ex­pe­ri­ence on SeaDream I and SeaDream II, the com­pany's award-win­ning mega-yachts. With a max­i­mum of 112 guests (56 state­rooms) and a 95-per­son crew, there is a choice of whether to mix and min­gle and make new friends – or to dine and hang out alone with a spouse or friend.

Se­abourn

Se­abourn's smaller, all-suite ships of­fer ul­tra-lux­ury cruise va­ca­tions to many mem­o­rable ports, in­clud­ing those not ac­ces­si­ble to big ships. Th­ese ships are in­ti­mate with no more than 300 suites, and a very close guest-to-staff ra­tio, pro­vid­ing an in­com­pa­ra­ble level of per­son­al­ized ser­vice. A Se­abourn ship is like a pri­vate club, where mem­bers share ex­pan­sive open decks, invit­ing so­cial spa­ces, and the per­son­al­ized at­ten­tion of an ex­cep­tional crew.

Crys­tal Cruises

Crys­tal Cruises con­sis­tently ranks among the top lux­ury cruise lines in the world, and has won an un­prece­dented num­ber of ma­jor awards. All Ex­clu­sive™ is an en­tirely new stan­dard of travel, and pro­vides travel ex­pe­ri­ences that go far be­yond all in­clu­sive lux­ury to of­fer the most el­e­gant jour­neys by ocean, river and pri­vate air.

Sil­versea

Like any line in this cat­e­gory, the ships of Sil­versea de­liver five-star cui­sine, spa­cious state­rooms and the kind of ser­vice where the crew quickly learns guests' names and pref­er­ences. To take the ser­vice con­cept even fur­ther, ev­ery Sil­versea state­room comes with but­ler ser­vice. This means that your but­ler will make sure that guests have ev­ery­thing they need, from fresh fruit to clean laun­dry and freshly shined shoes. The but­ler also presents room ser­vice meals, as they would be pre­sented at a fine din­ing res­tau­rant – not all at once, but course by course.

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