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- #1#1 in Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Smaller ships (with verandas in every cabin) and destination-focused itineraries are a couple of things that set Viking Ocean Cruises apart from other lines. Viking's emphasis on cultural enrichment means you can expect activities like TED Talk screenings, cooking classes and riveting stage performances on board, as well as shore excursions like exclusive after-hours museum visits or culinary tours.
- 4.57 Overall Rating
- 6 Ships in Fleet
- #2#2 in Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Seabourn treats travelers to a luxury cruising experience with its all-suite accommodations, personalized service and excellent upscale dining options. Cruisers sailing with Seabourn can relax knowing that everything is covered in their cruise rate, including meals, fitness classes, enrichment activities and nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
- 4.53 Overall Rating
- 5 Ships in Fleet
- #3#3 in Best Luxury Cruise Lines
With its Michelin-inspired cuisine, penthouse suites and engaging enrichment programs, Crystal beckons to VIPs. Sailing with Crystal, you can expect first-rate customer service (the line maintains a nearly 1-to-1 crew-to-guest ratio) and versatile shore excursions, ranging from a Van Gogh painting workshop in Amsterdam to hiking in Hong Kong.
- 4.50 Overall Rating
- 2 Ships in Fleet
- #4#4 in Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Travelers can indulge in excellent food and drink at Regent's sophisticated dining venues and enjoy various spa treatments at the decadent Serene Spa & Wellness center. On board enrichment programs offer culinary and cultural history lessons, and travelers will have access to complimentary shore excursions, such as glass-blowing demonstrations in Antibes, France.
- 4.29 Overall Rating
- 4 Ships in Fleet
- #5#5 in Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Azamara's small ships can reach off-the-beaten-path destinations, allowing the cruise line to offer unique shore excursions. Thanks to the AzAmazing Evenings program, guests can immerse themselves in one complimentary night of local culture, such as a show by the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Azamara also offers outstanding service, an intimate atmosphere and elegant suites.
- 4.27 Overall Rating
- 3 Ships in Fleet
- #6#6 in Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Oceania's gourmet dining, cooking classes and culinary shore excursions cater to foodies. Plus, Oceania's midsize ships offer a high level of personalized attention, with four of its six vessels hosting just 684 passengers each. Passengers also praise the ships' elegant decor.
- 4.20 Overall Rating
- 6 Ships in Fleet
- #7#7 in Best Luxury Cruise Lines
Silversea Cruises specializes in exclusivity and personalization, with all-suite accommodations, exotic itineraries and gourmet restaurants. While its ships are smaller, Silversea still sets the bar high for upscale cruising. On board, you can attend stimulating lectures or take advantage of butler service while in your suite.
- 4.06 Overall Rating
- 5 Ships in Fleet
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