When only the best will do these splendid cruise ships offer the ultimate in luxury. From personal butlers, to award-winning fine dining, and lavish suites, traveling the world is so much more relaxing when done from the balcony of one of these luxurious ships.
Regent Seven Seas – Seven Seas Explorer
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Christened by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, the Seven Seas Explorer oozes regal luxury. She joined the Regent Seven Seas family in July 2016 and offers 375 all-suite, all-balcony accommodations. She also boasts the largest balconies at sea. The Regent Suite is the ultimate in grandeur with marble bathrooms, wraparound balconies, complimentary stocked mini-bar, personal butler, complimentary movies on demand and a personal car to explore shoreline excursions. Coming in at well over 3,000 square feet, the Regent Suite also provides unlimited in-suite spa services, free WiFi and the use of an iPad so you will never miss an update from home. You will also rest your head at night upon a $150,000 Savoir No.1 bed! You may be hard pushed to want to leave the confines of this magnificent suite, but once you walk around the deck of the Seven Seas Explorer you will revel in all it has to offer its passengers. From luxury boutiques to world class dining (complete with Versace plates), a Monte Carlo style casino and a constellation theater, this ship also offers a cooking school, a state of the art spa and off-shore culinary tours.
For her maiden voyage the Seven Seas Explorer traveled from Monte Carlo to Venice, Italy. About 2,148 bottles of the finest champagne were ordered and a typical 14-night cruise sees ship guests enjoying 2,000 lbs of lobster! Upcoming cruise guests on this luxury liner can expect to sail the warm Caribbean Sea leaving from Miami, Florida to traverse the sun-drenched islands, including stops at Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados, Martinique and St. Barts with fares starting from $7,599.
Silver Seas Cruises – Silver Spirit
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The leader in luxury cruising, Silver Seas Cruises sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents. Comprised of eight small luxury ships, able to dock in smaller, more intimate harbors around the world, all guests aboard a Silver Seas cruise receive their own personal butler. The Silver Spirit has 376 crew to its 540 passengers and features the largest suites in the Silver Seas family. Built in 2009, this luxury all-inclusive ship offers different suite options, with its Owner’s Suite offering a private, well-appointed apartment. Complete with marble bathrooms, teak finishes, complimentary bar set-up, fine linens, European toiletries and free WiFi, you may never want to leave. The Silver Spirit offers a full spa, beauty salon, casino, full library, full scale show lounge and of course sumptuous dining. From sushi, to Italian, to the pool bar and grill where you can grill your own meat,or seafood, passengers will never go hungry.
Upcoming cruise itineraries include Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ports of call along the way include the Chilean Fjords, Punta Arenas, The Falkland Islands, Ushuaia and Punta del Este, with prices starting at $11,350.
Uniworld – Parisian Royal Holiday River Cruise
Worldly travelers don’t just equate cruising with sailing the ocean blue, in fact Europe is home to an array of fabulous river cruises, none more luxurious than Uniworld Cruise Line.
Uniworld is offering its passengers an intimate cruise leaving from Paris and traveling the River Seine. Stops along the way promise to take in the best of French festivities and royalty. The seven night, all-inclusive cruise aboard the River Baroness ship will provide the ultimate in French Christmas traditions with visits to the Christmas tree at Notre Dame, lit trees along the Champs-Élysées and four exclusive château visits – including the Palace of Versailles. Passengers will also experience a “Taste of Christmas” in the medieval city of Rouen.
The River Baroness offers its passengers lavishly appointed river-view staterooms with handcrafted Savoir of England beds, a spa, sundeck, well-equipped fitness center and in-suite butler service. With each of their ships carrying on average 130 guests, Uniworld River Cruises are renowned for their intimate cruises with impeccable service. Free WiFi, unlimited beverages and exclusive excursions are just some of the amenities guests will experience aboard the River Baroness.