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There are many luxury cruise lines out there. To help you find the one that suits your vacation needs the best we've listed the most popular ones, along with general information. Click the cruise line's name for more information on that particular cruise line, including information about their ships (listed alphabetically):

Azamara Cruises


Overview: Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. and operated by Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises is a luxury cruise line (with a relaxed, resort-casual atmosAzamara Journeyphere) with two ships (Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest) in its fleet. A nice feature that guests onboard Azamara benefit from is complimentary butler service, regardless of category room booked. In addition to that, all guests are allowed to dine in one of the two specialty restaurants for free one time. Guests staying in suites are allowed to do so twice.


Number of ships in fleet: 2

Established: 2007

Ship size: Intimate (30,277 tons each)

Destinations: Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Transatlantic

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Crystal Cruises

Overview: Crystal is an innovative and ultra-luxury cruise line. They have two ships (Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony) that cruise all around the world. Their prices aCrystal Serenityre not cheap, but their product is spectacular. Relative to their competition Crystal's ships are actually on the large side.

Number of ships in fleet: 2

Established: 1988

Ship size: Medium (51,044 to 68,000 tons)

Destinations: Alaska, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera, Northern Europe, Panama Canal. South America, Transatlantic, World Cruise

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Cunard Line

Overview: One of the most historic cruise lines in the world, Cunard Line is the world's leader in transatlantic cruising. They're also one of the top choices in the world cruise market. The ocean liners of CunardQueen Mary 2 are fast, large and luxurious. Being a British cruise line, a traditional afternoon tea service is available daily and themed balls take place on some evenings.

Number of ships in fleet: 3

Established: 1840

Ship size: Large to Very Large (90,000 to 151,400 tons)

Destinations: Canada & New England, Caribbean, Canary & Atlantic Islands, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Transatlantic, World Cruise

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Oceania Cruises

Overview: Oceania is known for fine dining, itinerary-rich cruises and great value. They have an open dining system, Nauticawhere you can eat at whatever time you want (with whomever you want).

Number of ships in fleet: 3

Established: 2002

Ship size: Intimate (30,277 tons)

Destinations: Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe, South America, Transatlantic

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Overview: Regent, formed by a 1992 merger between Radisson Cruises and Seven Seas cruises, describes themselves as "upscale but not uptight" and classifies themselves as a six-star cruise line. RSSC is kSeven Seas Marinernown for its spacious ships, luxurious accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Their pricing includes gratuities and beverages (including select wines and spirits).

Number of ships in fleet: 5

Established: 1992

Ship size: Very Small to Medium (12,500 to 50,000 tons)

Destinations: Alaska, Africa & India, Antarctica, Asia & Australia, Bermuda, Caribbean & Mexico, Europe, Panama Canal, Scandinavia & Russia, South Pacific, World Cruise

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Seabourn Cruise Line

Overview: Also known as The Yachts of Seabourn, Seabourn Cruise Line's all-suite staterooms are filled with top-qualify offerings (such as flat-screen televisions, sound systems and complimenSeabourn Spirittary in-suite bar setups). The Seabourn Spa is award-winning and is a definite "must do" while onboard a Seabourn cruise ship. Daily afternoon tea service is offered onboard each Seabourn ship, and their cuisine is gourmet.

Number of ships in fleet: 3

Established: 1987

Ship size: Very Small to Intimate (10,000 to 32,000 tons)

Destinations: Asia, India & Arabia; Caribbean; Mediterranean; Northern Europe; South & Central America; Transatlantic; World Cruise

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SeaDream Yacht Club

Overview: SeaDream offers five-star cuisine and fabulous service, in a resort-casual atmosphere. Their ships are actually large yachts, giving them a unique product in the cruise market. All of the staSeaDream Iterooms onboard SeaDream's ships have an ocean view and flat-screen TVs. A nice feature found on each SeaDream ship are their Balinese Dream Beds, which are double sun beds that are raised above the sightlines of the ship's railings.

Number of ships in fleet: 2

Established: 2001

Ship size: Very Small (4,300 tons)

Destinations: Caribbean, Europe, Transatlantic

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Silversea Cruises

Overview: Silversea is an ultra-luxury cruise line, with all-suite ships that all have ocean views (or balconies). Silversea is an all-inclusive product, meaning that they price their cruises with the cost of gratuities anSilver Whisperd complimentary alcoholic beverages being included. This includes various wines, champagne and spirits. There is also an in-suite beverage cabinet in each room, stocked with complimentary beverages. Silversea also offers complimentary round trip transportation between the ship and the hearts of town of the various ports they visit. Silversea has been the winner of numerous awards and offers gourmet cuisine and top-notch service.

Number of ships in fleet: 5

Established: 1994

Ship size: Small (6,072 to 28,258 tons)

Destinations: Africa & Indian Ocean, Alaska & Pacific Coast, Caribbean & Mexico, Far East & South Pacific, Mediterranean, Northern Europe & Baltic, South America, Transatlantic

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Windstar Cruises

Overview: The Windstar ships are sometimes referred to as motor-sailed-yachts (msy), because of their unique rigging. The eye-catching white sails of the Windstar ships unfurl in only two minutes, with the simple touch of a button. The Windstar Cruises slogan is "180 Degrees from Ordinary." This is based on their gWind Surfoal of creating a vacation experience unlike any other. Their yacht-like ships are geared towards active adults, seeking five-star dining, top quality service, and interesting itineraries. Windstar is a very popular choice for those seeking the "less than traveled" road of vacationing.

Number of ships in fleet: 3

Established: 1984

Ship size: Very Small to Small (5,380 to 14,745 tons)

Destinations:
Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Panama Canal, Transatlantic


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