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WHY CHOOSE A LUXURY CRUISE?

While almost all cruises provide a sense of luxury, these cruise lines set themselves apart by offering exclusive perks to their passengers and creating a sense of intimacy that sometimes cannot be attained on larger ships. You can expect fewer passengers, elegant dining in a relaxed atmosphere, hand-crafted meals designed by award-winning chefs, and luxurious staterooms with plush bedding, more spacious bathrooms, and typically larger staterooms with more comfortable balconies. You may have a butler or a room steward assigned to fewer guests, leading to more personalized attention for you. Best of all, the ports you’ll explore are among the world’s most coveted: they are not always accessible by today’s largest ships, leaving you with fewer crowds and a feeling that you are truly experiencing a one-of-a-kind vacation.

Most of the guests onboard are typically well-traveled and have likely taken been on numerous cruises, and are collecting new adventures and destinations. When there are first-time cruisers aboard a luxury ship, they’re generally experienced travelers that avoid the “big name” places and brands, and look for a sense of exclusivity and privacy. 

GLOBAL REACH

From the waterways of Europe, to Asia, Russia, and beyond

While big-ship ocean cruises can offer an affordable getaway or shorter trip, luxury cruise lines specialise in immersive itineraries, many featuring off-the-beaten-path destinations out of reach of larger ships.  World cruises and grand world voyages have a truly global reach, touching every continent.  If you’ve been there and done that, consider a truly unique expedition style voyage with lines like Seabourn to Antarctic, or Crystal Cruises sailing through the Northwest Passage.

Of course, if time is limited, there are plenty of shorter options too, such as 7-night Greek Isles trips with lines like Windstar or Seabourn – still offering a luxurious experience onboard, and visiting smaller, unique destinations.

Talk to us about the itineraries that might be a perfect fit for you!

OUR LUXURY CRUISE LINE PARTNERS

From intimate 250 guest sailing ships, to larger ocean-liner style vessels, we work with a range of outstanding luxury cruise partners to bring you the style of vacation that’s right for you.

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Oceania Cruises offers guests a world of upper premium cruising and attractive value that is unrivaled anywhere. Explore the world aboard the intimate ships of Oceania. With just 684 or 1180 guests to pamper, Oceania’s professional crew personalise their service to flawless perfection.

Style of Cruising: Upper Premium (also referred to as Deluxe)
Ocean & River Cruises Star Rating: 5 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crewmember for every 1.5 guests
Key destinations: A leader in cruising to the Mediterranean and Europe, as well as Asia, South America and the Caribbean in the winter.  The size of Oceania Cruises ships allows them to offer unique off-the-beaten-path ports of call and immersive itineraries.
Cruise guest profile: Well travelled guests looking for a strong itinerary focused cruise line, with superior onboard service and a luxurious onboard ambiance.  A strong emphasis on enrichment and food & wine, rather than entertainment or party nightlife.

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From the seafaring heritage of Radisson Seven Seas and the world-renowned service of Regent Hotels, a new level of luxury is born.  Set sail with Regent Seven Seas – and experience 6 star rated cruising, with upscale amenities, an ultra all-inclusive product including free shore excursions, free air, free pre-cruise hotel stay and more, and all-suite ships.

Style of Cruising: Luxury
Ocean & River Cruises Star Rating: 6 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crewmember for every 1.5 guests
Key destinations: Global, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Alaska, Caribbean, and World Cruises.
Cruise guest profile: Well travelled guests looking for a the highest standards of onboard service, and a luxurious and pampered way to adventure to exotic destinations.  Mid-sized ships offer the chance to see unique ports of call out of reach of larger ships.

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The Silversea Cruises fleet of five ships caters to a maximum of just 382 to 540 guests. All cruises include gourmet cuisine in a choice of open seating restaurants, fine wines and spirits, all gratuities, aboard intimate ships offering a casual yet refined onboard ambiance.

Style of Cruising: Luxury
Ocean & River Cruises Star Rating: 6 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: Nearly 1 crewmember for every guest, with just 382 to 540 guests onboard.
Key destinations: Global, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean, South America, Asia, The Middle East and a World Cruise.
Cruise guest profile: Most guests are discerning and well travelled, with a large number of international guests – including many from Europe and Australia/New Zealand.  Silversea offers a unique onboard ambiance for those seeking intimate destination explorations and cultural experiences.

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Sail aboard intimate 450 guest yachts to off the beaten path ports of call.  In warm weather ports, enjoy watersports right off the back of the ship, or venture ashore in idyllic Mediterranean ports, perhaps with the ships chef to visit the finest fresh food markets.

Style of Cruising: Luxury
Ocean & River Cruises Star Rating: 6 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crewmember for every 1.5 guests, with just 208 or 450 guests onboard.
Key destinations: Global, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean, South America, Asia and The Middle East.
Cruise guest profile: Couples and small groups looking for a casual, relaxed yet refined and upscale onboard ambiance and experience. Strong emphasis on food & wine, culture, and itineraries featuring off-the-beaten-path ports of call.  Unique complimentary watersports marina on each yacht.

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Set sail aboard the Crystal Symphony or Serenity.  Crystal offers the largest ships sailing in the luxury market, offering more choice, and more onboard variety – but without compromising their renowned 6 star service.  Crystal offers a luxury ocean-liner style experience, with elegant onboard venues, from dazzling show lounges to intimate cigar lounges.

Style of Cruising: Luxury
Ocean & River Cruises Star Rating: 6 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crewmember for every 1.5 guests
Key destinations: Global, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean, Panama Canal and World Voyages.
Cruise guest profile: Well travelled guests whom appreciate the traditional ocean-liner experience, onboard amenities and enrichment programs.  Crystal ships are unique in the luxury segment in being able to offer large show-lounge style entertainment, as well as more intimate lounges, bars and clubs.

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Set sail aboard the Azamara Journey or Quest.  With just 680 lucky fellow guests, you’ll be taken to intimate off-the-beaten-path ports of call, many with extended overnight stays – allowing you to linger longer and savour all the destination has to offer.  Onboard, enjoy complimentary beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, and crew gratuities all included in the fare.

Style of Cruising: Premium Deluxe
Ocean & River Cruises Star Rating: 5 Stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crewmember for every 2 guests
Key destinations: The Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Asia
Cruise guest profile: Well travelled guests looking for a unique itineraries, with enhanced onboard service and a relaxed onboard ambiance.  A strong emphasis on enrichment, rather than entertainment or party nightlife.
Special Notes: All-inclusive cruising.  Select spirits, wines, beers as well as soft drinks, specialty teas & coffees, crew gratuities included in the fare.  A complimentary Aza-mazing Evening excursion/shore side event is included  once per voyage.

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Sophisticated, yet unpretentious… A taste of luxury, yet very accessible… Step aboard Celebrity Cruises premium fleet, winners of multiple awards from both Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

While generally categorised as a Premium cruise line, for guests booking SuiteClass accommodations aboard Celebrity, a level of service and onboard amenities more equivalent to a luxury cruise is offered.

SuiteClass guests enjoy a private dining room experience, with open seating, and a dedicated Executive Chef whom will even create custom menus for guests.  European style Butler service is provided in all suites.

For guests in top suite categories, premium all-inclusive beverages including fine wines and spirits are also included, as well as access to a private onboard concierge lounge, and other VIP amenities and services.

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Tall billowing sails – brilliant blue seas – sun-drenched teak decks. And you, aboard a graceful sailing ship that’s large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into tiny harbors and hidden coves where no one else can go. This feels like life on your own private yacht.  With only 148 to 312 passengers, a Windstar sailing cruise offers one of the most unique small-ship voyages in the world – a voyage 180 Degrees From Ordinary, from the Caribbean, to the Greek Isles, Northern Europe and beyond.

Style of Cruising: Yacht Cruising – Deluxe
Ocean & River Cruises Star Rating: 5 stars
Crew to Guest Ratio: 1 crewmember for every 2 guests (vessels have just 148-312 guests onboard)
Key destinations: Caribbean and Central America in the winter.  Greek Isles, Mediterranean and Northern Europe in the spring, summer and fall.
Cruise guest profile: Couples and small groups looking for an upscale, yet casual and relaxed vacation experience to ports of call off the beaten path.  Guests who prioritise relaxation, fine dining, destination exploration, and water sports over big ship entertainment or casinos etc. will enjoy Windstar.

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